Overall this is a good school. My child has been happy and successful there, with the exception of one teacher. This teacher gave a lot of worksheets and spent a lot of time yelling at the kids for minor behavior problems. I think the kids stayed bored, hours of worksheets for 6th graders! She seemed to hold a grudge against certain kids and was defiantly a name dropper, by this I mean she liked some kids better because of the family name. She definately crossed the line by calling my home and hinting my child had ADHD. I did not think teachers can even suggest that. I just want all parents, especially minorities, to go into her 6th grade class with open eyes. Listen to your kids, she probably really did say that. Even though I feel she is a poor educator and poorer role model, this is still a really good school with lots of good teachers that make up for the rotten apple.
Not please with this new principal, his leadership is awful. he is very disrespectful and unprofessional acting. I had to finally pull my child out of this school this year. It's bad when we have people like this running our schools and they are heartless and dont care. Didnt have a problem with the school the year before because there was a different principal there. The staff is great never had a problem with any of them all were helpful to me. the day this man stepped in the doors of Max Abbott it all changed for me. Wish the other principal had stayed through out the school years until my child finished there.
This school is horrible!!! Or should I say..this schools administration is horrible! My child was forced to fight in the boys bathroom, while other kids were recording it on their phones. My son went to use the restroom and was bombarded by a bully twice his size. Once I witnessed the video which was shown to me by another concerned parent I immediately wnt to the school and presented the material to the principal. He dismissed me as if I was a peasant or something! I then had to take it to the assistant principal, who then got the safety coordinator involved and finally a few of the student were given 3 days of suspension...Only to return to school and weeks later pulling the same stunt in the boys locker room. The principal couldn't give a care in the world..as long as his schools suspension rates remain low, and his test scores and sports scores remain high he's all set. He needs to return to 71st classical were he came from because apparently he only caters to high members of society..in other words people who know people - that will get his highsidity tail fired! I would not recommend this school to anyone!
There is ALOT of bullying going on at this school and the principal is doing NOTHING. It seems like he is scared of the students. After just another incident in the locker room, where my child was punched and kicked, all I got from the safety coordinator was that the coach IS SUPPOSE to be in the locker room with the kids. Well, he wasn't and he hardly ever IS so it's pretty much saying "OH WELL, HE'S SUPPOSE TO BE THERE BUT HE'S NOT". The school is only concerned about how they do on Test scores, NOT the kids. Short, if your child gets bullied or beat up, just deal with it....!!!
Safety is an issue here. Discipline is inconsistent. I would definitely spend the day observing before enrolling your child.
The school is pretty nice overall, the teachers are very great to students. The work is hard, and the tests are not easy, but it is a joyful school that offers many courses and extra-curricular activities. The one bad thing is at lunch you cannot sit where you want.
this school is not a great school to go to but its the best in the immediate area
Well... It's not good, but it's not bad... Homework is very high, in my opinion.
My child was enrolled at this school at the beginning of 6th grade. He became a target for bullies and after reporting the problem to his homeroom teacher and to the principal, he was physically attacked. I moved him to a safer environment because of my concerns with retaliation. I agree with the parent who stated that 'the students are led to think they are learning, but are actually being prepared for the EOG' I understand that there is an ongoing problem here with bullying and harrassment.
A great school. It has many sports, electives and great teachers. (aka. Mrs. Biggerstaff.) Max abbott is great!
This school is like the perfect school they are always trying to make learning fun and help those who need help in thier work. They also look at disipline as a big thing too. You do what they say or your out. They have a variaty of electives. They also love sports at this school there are always teachers, student, and parents supporting and donating towards sports and educational needs. I would definently recomend sending your child here.
As a parent, Max Abbott has been a disappointment. I have a rising 8th grader and have found the disciplinary actions taken to be very subjective.
Max Abbott is a good school. They have great electives, sports teams, and other extracurricular activities. So many parnets help out at the school in the office, classes, and every where else. This really is a great school.
students are led to believe that they are learning what they need to learn. Truthfully, from the beginning to end of the semester only End of Grade testing is stressed. Children are not encouraged to read, think or love learning. They are simply bribed to do well on the end of grade testing. Students leave this school and go to high school not knowing anything, but how to pretend that they have learned something based on what the focus of the school and that is simply to do well on the examanations. Students are still at a great disadvantage.
I went to this school for grades 6-8 and I had a great time while still being successful. The teachers are great and prepare students wonderfully for the next grade and beyond. Sports are great too. Last year, except for maybe two sports, each sport was Division 1 Champs! Also, involvement in foreign language, music, and art is also encouraged. Both student and parent involvment is great. I couldn't have asked for a better middle school.
I agree with everything that Mr. Wells stated, except for that fact that 'it is a half-way desent school'. The school is the best. Literally, Max Abbott Middle has the highest test scores in the county, for a middle school, and stresses academics to the fullest. Your child will be very successful going to Max Abbott Midlle.
This is school is awesome! they have everything and i wouldn't want my kid to go anywhere else! they were the cafeteria staff of the year! yay!
As a former student at max abbot, I beleive it is a half way decent school. The teachers seem to care about the students academic and achivement level in the school, and the grades prove it, unlike a couple of the other middle schools I attended. The parents are very involved within the school, attending game events, confrences and sometimes even chaproning school dances. I would highly recomend this middle school to a parent wanting thier child to find success in education!!
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