Merick Academy has come a long way, and are getting better everyday. I almost removed my child from the school at one point, but the Ms. Griffin and my son's teacher Ms. Danielle Spence worked with my child and I and I thank God I waited. I am sure they will keep on getting better as they strive to make every child's education experience worth while, while they get the very best education. Way to go Merrick Academy!
Do you know where is the new facility they are movinng to? Thanks. I am considdring sending my child to Merrick Academy.
My child has attended Merrick Academy since 2009. Merrick has definitely had its bumps along the way however I have to say that this year has renewed my confidence in Merrick Academy and reminded me why I chose this school. Dismissal has been going on smoothly and the teachers are just amazing with the kids and work very hard with them. My son benefitted greatly from their extended Saturday school and the ELA carnival was one of his favorite moments this year. Field day which was held today for the upper grades was also a joy for me to participate in and all of the kids, teachers and parents seemed to have a wonderful time. As for the facility they are moving and will be in a facility with a full gym next year so physical Ed taking place in the classrooms will no longer be an issue. I personally love this school and am happy my son attends. Happy Parent!
I started at this school from when it first opened in 2000 and went all the way up to 6th grade. I loved it when I was going there. I never had a problem with any teachers. But now, my sister does there and I must say, Merrick has fallen off. I dont know what it is, but I feel like everytime I go in there, it feel like I'm surrounded by a bunch of wild animals. There is no doubt a control problem between the kids and the students.
I am very disappointed in Merrick academy. Communication between parents and staff are not promoted there. their dismissal is unorganized and safety is a issue. They do not have an open door policy in the school. You have to make an appointment to see the teacher for your kids report card, kids progress in class and they do not allow parents to view their children routine in the classroom. There is no gym, the gym are held in the class room. The children have no physical activities during the day. I hope Merrick Academy improve because these kids are getting short changed in both their education and the location of their school.
VERY MATURE RESPONSE WHAT A SCHOOL I FEEL THAT WAS UN CALLED FOR IT SHOW THE MATURITY LEVEL OF THE TEACHERS UNDER THE OLD REGIME.
You forgot to include how the school is going to financially survive. You made great points but to start over, you got to have funds. So I ask, how is this school going to pay good teachers like you a salary? Former concerned Teacher who glad one left!
I am currently a teacher at Merrick Academy. It is difficult to find the solution for the years of corruption stemming from Merrick's Board of Trustees and their contractor "Victory Schools." it really is a shame that charter schools like Merrick Academy are being run by businessmen, and not educators. They are usually lawyers or politicians...not truly concerned with our students best interest's. Its difficult to go to work everyday when you are surrounded by negativitey and poor managment. Here is the simple solution. Remove the current board, terminate relations with Victory Schools, and start fresh with the right leaders inplace to ensure a quality program. -Merrick Academy Teacher currently seeking another job
im deeply upset and unhappy about the latest firing of teachers at merrick academy. im a parent of a second grader and thinking of moving my child to another school. these teachers work very hard and deserve all our support..shame on all of you that done this to our teachers.
I have been a parent of Merrick Academy since my daughter was in the first grade. My oldest daughter has graduated from Merrick and is now doing very well in middle school. I cannot believe what is going on in this building. This is a school of excellence that treats the teaching staff like rabid dogs. My daughter is bright and has great teachers, she did very well in the social studies test. When I come to PTA meetings and board meetings I hear the leadership complain about the teachers. I say what are you complaining about? They are tremendous. All I see is unhappy people. Someone should do something before we lose the teachers that help our children perform. I worry about my daughter for next year?
I really dont know what the parents are talking about I am a former student at Merrick I miss it so much they have great displine and wonderful teachers this is one of the best schools you will every find
I am very unhappy with this school! The good teachers are leaving and there aren't really support for the less experienced teachers! I don't understand how this school received a high rating in parent involvement where a majority of the parents don't even show up the the pta meetings. As far as extracurricular activities, there is an after school program which resembles more like a day care than program which should offer challenging activities to all of the children involved. I believe Merrick could be a much better school if there were new leadership!
My grand son is going to leave in 2009 and we are looking for a middle school that would have his overall interest like Merrick Academy.Ithank Ms Alston and the staff from the bottom of my heart for helping my grandson stay focus.
im a student and i just graduated from the sixth grade and now im on to a 7th grade in a new school....im deffinently going to miss merrick because i've been in that school since 1st grade which is 6 years....right now i just wanna take the time out to say thank u mrs.alston for always being there your a great principle and i will never forget you....also mr.d[my math and homeroom teacher] even tho we was not on the same page all the time you helped me with what i needed because you cared about me and i repect that....mr.mac[s.s and science teacher] you are a very funny guy and you are so supportive and you give people more than one chance so thank you.....last but not leat mr.hilton he is soooooo wierd how can i forget him lol....but on the upp side he can b soooo funny...much love bye
The School needs a new leadership. The school started off great and then declined for the worse.
Since attending Merrick Academy Public School, both of my children have seen a vast improvement on their academic level. The 5th grader has been attending since Oct 06, she has become more independent, self sufficient where she is able to do her homework without any assistance.Her class work has improve from a level two to three and 4. The teachers have been doing a spectacular job. The first grader who was recently accepted has improved a lot in her vocabulary and can able to read more independently. She has progress tremendously. Both of their teachers and the staffs has been doing a great job of mentoring.
Merrick Academy is a school of excellence. They have molded my son into a model citizen and are keeping the tradition in our family alive with our second Merrick Academy enrollee, a new kindergartener.
My daughter has attended Merrick Academy since third grade and she graduated this year from the sixth grade. Her former teachers from another school district focused more on her weaknesses, and were in strong pursuit in labeling her and trying to persuade me to place her in special education. Once my daughter started Merrick Academy, I saw major improvements in her academics, and the teachers assessment of her was very contrary to her former teachers. Merrick Academy teachers cultivated her strengths, potential, and helped her to improve in weak areas. I thank God for Ms.Alston and all the staff. Ms.Alston is definitely an advocate for educating children of color, and she has zero tolerance for disruptive behavior. Sincerely, Ms.Dawn Young
This could be a great school if the leadership were changed! The school overall started of strong but has declined because of a high turn over rate of staff and students.
I feel that this school is giving students and parents a great resource it is providing an education that is innovative in a school system that often fails children of color.
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