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Posted January 13, 2014
- a parent
The teachers are concerned about the students growth academically and socially. I have been very impressed with this school. My son is in 7th grade I have had numerous letters and calls from the teachers telling me what a joy he is to teach and his excitement to learn. Which means they are not only paying attention to a grade in a book but the whole child. The principal impressed the heck out of me by learning the student's names and addressing them by name. I can only imagine how special that makes a child feel. His youth adds energy and excitement to the school that you can feel. I hope he sticks around long enough for my younger son to get through 8th grade. I would not consider another school to put him in. They are open to parent involvement. At the last PTA meeting I attended the lunchroom was full. Beyond the regular sports they offer clubs, an encore after school program with various activities. One concern I have is losing good teachers. Which is not just a problem with this school but through out NC. With Common Core now being forced, lesson plans having to be changed, more students, less time and money. It only a matter of time before they start to leave.
My daughter attended Rogers-Herr from 2006-2009. I heard the principal left after that and then there were a lot of staff reductions across the district and the state, so I can't speak to things now, but I loved this school for my daughter. My daughter loved most of her teachers, she loved the teams concept they used to promote solidarity...though I'm not sure the goal was achieved, and I thought the principal was truly caring and involved. This school definitely challenged my daughter and she grew as a person. Now that my daugher has gone through high school, I can appreciate how muc we miss RHMS.
My son completed 6-8 at RHMS with AIG core classes. Each year, he had teachers that both he and I would consider "master" level across all subjects. Any poor core subject teachers my son had are no longer teaching at the school. The principal started when he was in 7th grade. I can say from personal experience, he is responsive to both parents and staff. We were there for 1st year transition to Common Core which was handled as well as possible. The math teachers got the worst of it, but the 6-8 Math Team is EXCELLENT. These teachers are committed, caring, responsive. With transition, figured out there was a problem, adjusted classes & content accordingly. My son stayed in Math I with a smaller group of students. Even though these kids skipped a lot of content, his grades got higher each quarter under excellent instruction. The 6-8 LA Teams are also excellent and provide great exposure to different genres and creative ways to do project and engage students. We highly recommend Ms. Andrews and her art classes. My son saw tremendous growth with 3 years of her instruction. We feel the strings program is weak. Band Program is great & Media Coordinator/Battle of Books excellent.
Teachers are average; there have not been any that have been impressive. Principal is an example of young leadership with the potential for growth over time,but currently exhibits some deficiencies in leadership and judgement and has not reached a point where he understands the need to fulfill a role to parents and staff equitably.
This school is AwESOmE, the teachers are awesome espesically in math. I am currently a six grader going to 7th grade this year nd i have made a HUGE academic improvement and social improvement in my cores.I am making grades in math that i would never thought i could make and i actually understood the material that the teacher taught us. We had competitions like Pie Day to see who can remember the most digits of pie and later on we all got tto eat some other days in social studies we had Anicent Greek Olympics: SPARTA V.S. ATHENS it was amazing. If your a parent of an future 6th grader start looking into ROGERS-HERR because you wont be dissapointed. We might not be as artistic as DSA but academically we there. Last but not least there is no BULLYING of any kind.
I love the school and the staff. My son completed 6th and 7th grade and is currently an 8th grader and he loves this school. He has participated in Band, Football Team, Basketball Team and Track Team as well as being an active member of the National Junior Honor Society. I highly recommend this school to parents eligible to attend this school (which is Lottery Based selections).
This is my son's first year attending, so far i have enjoyed every minute of it, this is a great school, i love the way they have awards day for the students, just one slight problem...I don't think any kids should be left out, the teachers can find some type of award to give to every kid, even if its just a student that is willing to go out their way to help, It was just unfair for some kids not to be able to walk up on stage and get something, this brings down their self esteem, especially when they are trying very hard in school.
My daughter has been at Rogers-Herr for two years and we love this school! The teachers are wonderful, and lots of fun, the principal and assistants and other staff members are great! The band program is AWESOME! The school is being rennovated and will soon have a state-of-the-art look to enhance the excellent educational program! And we LOVE the year round schedule!