This is my first year teaching at MGLA. I had a few choices of schools to pick from when I first moved to Charlotte, but I can honestly say that I love teaching at this school and I know I made the right decision to accept this job. My fellow teachers at this school are wonderful and really care about their students. The leadership and support I receive from administration is also excellent. Both the Principal and Assistant Principal are doing an amazing job at turning this school around and making sure our students succeed academically.. As for the test scores, almost the entire country changed to the Common Core standards, so this dramatically impacted test scores in all those states too. The teachers here at MGLA are doing everything they can to make sure our students are ready for these new exams! I really can't stress anymore how much this truly is a great school! Hopefully others can come out and see for themselves!
Some of the top schools in CMS curve test scores. How do I know? I know people at Myers Park, South Meck, Ardrey Kell, and Providence. They all curve test scores. Every school has slackers. Also, all of NC has had scores drop. I'd rather go to a school with lower test scores than a drug ring like Ardrey Kell where one can easily find black tar, uppers, weed and ADHD pills. Also, don't forget that half of Ardrey Kell's wrestling team got caught in a drug scandal that suspended most and expelled few. Don't judge a book by its cover, as only students really know what goes on when they step off the bus and enter the doors.
MGLA is a great school, don't let the current test scores fool you. At this school you will find teachers who care about the students, a principal who is invested in turning this school into the best global leadership academy in the world, and students who give %110 percent to their studies and their school every day. It is not a perfect school, but everyone at the school from staff to students is working hard to be the best they can possibly be. The focus of the school is leadership and global studies and not the military, although the upper school does have a strong JROTC program. I highly recommend this school.
Test scores have fallen for All NC and any state that has adopted common core by 40 proficiency points and this includes the so called "good schools" due to a brand new generation of common core tests. I encourage parents to research their school to be sure it's a great fit for the child and them but also have realistic expectations. There is no perfect place because the world is filled with imperfect humans . If you are running from your home school that is not what the school needs, instead this fledgling school needs supportive parents who on board to lead the charge to make MGLA the best Global Leaders Academy.
Check out the scores for yourself prospective parents! Below average! Marie G. Davis EOG 2013 EOG, avg Mathematics (2013) 11.1 EOG, avg Reading (2013) 36.5 EOG Combined 47.6
This is for those Parent that think that by bringing their behaviorally challenge kids to Mary G Davis they will Get an instant change in their Kids please Wake Up. The School change may be the starting point but it takes more than a school transfer to start the change. If we transfer them from the school but do not make changes at home what the use. My children attend Mary g Davis They are not perfect but I transferred them there because I had standards at home that were not being reinforced in school so I looked for a place where they felt like they were at home. At this school they do but like all places it has it flaws and the staff is working hard to make sure it s corrected. Every day I go to take my kids to school I am impressed on how efficient and orderly the process is and how seamless and effortless it is no fuss no chaos. So again think not only what your kids needs but what you are willing to do to make sure he achieves it even if it means going the Extra mile. In my case I am willing and Able to go the extra mile for my Kids and not dump it all on the teachers and school staff we are a team and should interact as such.
They did get a new principle and she is working vary hard to make positive changes. I have 3 children that go here and the teachers are vary caring. Even the school nurse is great.
My son attended this school for 2 years and will not be returning. He began his 5th grade year at MGLA and it was great. His teacher was exceptional. Sixth grade was a nightmare. The middle school teachers are not equipped to handle as many children as they do during the day. Some are completely checked out while others seem like they actually do not like children at all. Their discipline methods are unrealistic and immature. They did get a new principle and vice principle this year which in my opinion is a great thing. This school is not a "Military" academy at all. Besides the fact that the students wear uniforms and have formation in the morning, there is nothing military about it.
Dont let the name fool you. The word military in the name does not mean that they take children with discipline problems and fix them. This is a regular public school with a school wide Army ROTC program for Junior High - High school students. It is a K-12 school as of the 2011-2012 school year. However I wouldn't reccomend this school if you have elementary students, because they can see and hear the teenage students doing inappropriate things in the halls or bus. Also, there are a lot of children in the school who are a discipline problem and disrupt the learning environment. The uniforms may only be purchased at Educational Outfitters which are outrageously priced. Some teachers care and work hard for their students. However there is no religious tolerance at the school either, expect no consideration for religious attire.
My daughter has been attending this school for 2 years and now both my young boys will be attending this up comming year. The teachers have great communication with the parents and the Principal/ Assistant is always available for any questions at any time. The school/programs definitely keep the students in line. We feel that MGLA offers challenging academic programs and has strong principal/school leadership!
Change The Time Back To What It Was Last Year. The School Needs To Start Early Like It Did Last Year.
I moved my two middle school students from a private school to Military and Global in January, and I could not be more impressed. The school itself is beautiful, and the atmosphere is positive, upbeat and organized. Our first exposure was with the guidence counselor who was professional, and answered our questions and followed up to place our children where they needed to be, not just where their grade level dictated or there was space available. Even while begining mid year the children were welcomed by both staff and students, and aclimated very quickly. The teachers have been fantastic, the children are excited about going to school and learning. This school really does have an open door policy when it comes to parent inquiries as to curriculum, student progress and problem solving. I whole heartedly disagree with the review saying that it is a haven for kids with discipline problems.
Although the school's concept is that of a public military college prep, it has become a haven for kids with discipline problems.
I feel this school has taught my son alot since he has attended this school. I like the way the staff and teachers stay on the kids about uniforms, grades and how the teachers communicates with the parents by e-mail.
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