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2675 Civic Center Dr
Cincinnati, OH 45231

(513) 728-8620
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November 10, 2014
At first I thought this school's high academic standards was great for my child. Going into his 3rd year I discovered that things that I had overlooked, such as yelling for discipline, lack of professionalism and etiquette had become huge problems. There is also a high turnover rate for teachers, many of them are inexperienced and it shows. I do not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2014
I thought this school would be a better alternative to Mt. Healthy public schools, but I was wrong. My son attended for 2 days. On the second day, he was in aftercare and went out the wrong door by mistake when he was sent outside to play with the other kids (mind you he was 5, and the second day of school). Once he was outside he realized he went out the wrong door, but the door had locked behind him. He was out there by himself for an hour, crying before anyone knew he was missing. My mom showed up to get him, and they couldn't find him. Luckily he wasn't hurt physically, but he had nightmares for weeks. I tried to have a meeting with the principal about how to avoid it happening again, and to make sure my son was always accounted for. She ignored my request, but sent her husband. In the meeting they blamed my son and took no reresponsibility whatsoever. The aftercare teacher laughed and called him a crybaby. The principals husband (the director) became aggressive and began yelling and banging his hands on the table when I didn't agree with him. They told me how 4 other children had been misplaced on buses

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September 17, 2014
This is now my son's second Year here. He is now a 1st grader. I like the school a lot. One thing about the school is that i would like to be involved in my son's school. They dont allow you in to the school that much. I Understand its for security perposes or even the fact that they think it may be a distraction to the classrooms. I've only had the chance to meet my son's teacher one time and that was the 1st day of school. They've had one open house and i was given wrong dates on the paper that was sent home. i would like to see more teacher and parent communication. I hope that this improves. Other wise i think its a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2014
Wow where do I start.....as a partner of a kindergarten through eight grade my son was highly educated from the teachers to the principal whom took his education too the next level from vigorous curriculums to also learning the important of being educated in life. Thanks again for all your learning experiences of educational

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2013
My daughter recently graduated from kindergarten at the HCMSA. The school is okay. Academically it seems really good. She learned how to read and write and all kinds of things but I feel there was a lack of parental involvement encouraged. Aside from chaperoning field trips parents are not really even aloud in the school. It is not what I was expecting for my daughter's elementary years. My mom was always aloud to be involved at my school growing up. I don't feel like I really even got to know her teacher very well because aside from an occasional conference or field trip I never saw her. Another negative is that they say each grade takes Spanish 1 day a week and I know they do have a Spanish teacher but my daughter said they never did Spanish. There is also no music or art class which is a downfall. I am also not sure why the school is predominantly African American, but it is. MY daughter is biracial so it isn't an issue for me, I just never really understood why there are not more races mixed in the school. Overall the school is better then what the surrounding districts have to offer but it's not the ideal school for MY daughter. Overall I give it 3 stars.

- submitted by a parent

June 14, 2013
The teachers and the administration work extremely hard to help all of the children that attends the academy. I have three children at the school and they have been there whenever I have asked for assistance for my children. A school that receives an "Excellent with Distinction" rating from the State of Ohio tells me that learning is going on in the school every day. This is a great school and I highly recommend this school. This school organization prides itself on being available to any student and any parent daily. The rating that the school received was not given to them. The teachers, administration, and staff earned every bit of their current rating. Congratulations for a job well done. A concerned parent.

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June 13, 2013

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October 11, 2012
i am glad that i chose this school for my boys i appreciate the vigorous curriculum and the tons of homework i am glad we left the finneytown school district i made a great decision hopefully they will have extended grades through highschool so my kids can stay there its that great!!!!!!! the entire teaching staff takes pride in their job.

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August 16, 2012
I like the teachers and I like how they are there to teach. I have not yet got my feet wet to determine if this school is what my grand baby needs. But I do know she is happy there and she is striving because I help with homework and studies with her. I limit TV time and find interesting things to do with her. It isn't easy when you work and tired but it is rewarding to know your children are doing well at school and that the teachers are doing their part. Parents have to do theirs as well it can not all be put on the teachers.

- submitted by a parent

January 20, 2012
My daughter started HCMSA her kindergarden year. I have been amazed on how much more she knows over my other child who attends school in Northwest school district. Because I wasen't please with the education system in Northwest schools I prayed long and hard where to send my daughter for kindergarden. When I was lead to send her to Math and Science Academy I was very frustrated with her work load at first. At that time I felt it was to much work and to much of a challenge for her age and grade. After the second quarter I was fine and impressed on how much my child had learned and was able to take in. As the parent I had to adjust to the work load never my child she knew nothing diffrent .As a result my daughter has excellent study habits and we are at the library on a regluar basis( her request). She is now in first grade at HCMSA and she is still being challeged.She loves her school and her teachers. NOW if you are a parent who doesn't get involved with your childs education and think it is the schools job alone to educate your child you might not want to send your child there. Remember it takes a village to raise a child and you are a part of that village. Great School!

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2011
My granddaughter just graduated from Kindergarden at Hamilton County Math & Science. The graduation ceremony symbolizes the love and care apploed to every aspect of this school. She has received the best year of introduction into academics one could ask for. She has been reading since shortly after the beginning of the school year and is spelling as a result of weekly spelling tests. She received instruction in Spanish,and computers. Her class is adding, subtracting and working with money. Her next years in this school will continue to expand her horizons and equip her for the world. Thank you HCM&SA.

- submitted by a community member

March 18, 2011
Please don't believe the postive reviews regarding this school that are below this current review. My boys have been to this school for several years. At first liked this school, enjoyed the teachers and felt as though they were there to help my children and all others succeed. As time went on and many of my children's classmates went to others schools and I heard so many negative things about this school i wondered what the problem was...now i know. Once your child is struggling or needs help no one is there to listen. or should i say they listen and do nothing else. there are only a few teachers there that truly care. Others are too busy yelling, ignoring or calling children dumb because they dont understand what is trying to be taught. I love the principal but she needs to open her eyes and see that there is a lot of wrong and not a lot of right going on in this school. we as adults should guide and encourage our leaders of tommorow not put them down and make them feel like they will never understand. I would like to say that my children have never been in trouble and are not trouble makers at this school. I have no hard feelings just felt like the truth should be told.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2011
Outstanding staff, teachers and leadership! The science and math programs are fantastic. My son is thriving! High expectations for the student body have created an atmosphere of excellence.

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May 25, 2010
My 3 children attended HCMSA from 2002-Jan of 2008. My husband was called into ministry and IN FAITH we moved our family in the middle of the 07-08 yr to Dallas, Texas. Our daughter(now in the 7th gd) was just inducted in the National Jr Honor Society and she is taking and successfully passing 4 pre-ap classes. Our middle child is doing exceptionally well and our son is so far advance in his learning that we have to always find things to challange him. I THANK GOD that our children STARTED their education at HCMSA. The HCMSA teachers - AWESOME! - AND the leadership, compassion, and drive of the Principal of this school is UNLIKE ANY I have ever seen because SHE CARES FOR THE CHILDREN & SACRIFICES to go without SO that others can have. Congrads to the Class of 2010, 8th grade grads.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 26, 2010
My daughter is in kindergarden at the school. I cant stop talking to friends and family and general public when we are out about how great the school really is!!! They have done so much for my child and the teachers, staff, and families we have encountered have all been very welcoming and professional. I think the school is really great. I just wish te school would get more publicity and make the school known to others who have no clue it exsist.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 05, 2010
my son is in kindergarden at this school. I absolutly love this school. My son has made great educational progress. this really a great school to send your child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 27, 2009
Many of the teachers in this school need attitude training. Overall it's a good school for learning and safety. But it could be an excellent school if more of the teachers act like the adult professionals they train to be.

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August 26, 2009
I appreciate HCMSA, the teachers and staff devote time and care into my children. This has made a big difference in the emotional and educational growth of my children.

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June 17, 2009
This school is such a wonderful academy! The school is like a private school, but with no tution! Working here has been the highlight of my life and I truly enjoy coming to work each day! The principal is very supportive of not only the students, but also of her staff. This is one of the only schools in the area that caters the curriculum and learning environment in order to allow ALL students to reach their highest learning potential. I have been with the academy for many years and recommend that you bring your child here for an exceptional learning experience!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
March 19, 2009
This school needs to be closely observed and diversified. The language and overall discussion should improve so the children have better models to look up to. It's like BET's 106 & Park at this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 14, 2008
This is one of the best schools in the Cincinnati area. When we lived there, my children went to school there. We only left because we moved to Texas. I am very pleased to say that my children was very prepared when they left Hamilton County Math & Science. The 5th grader ended the year with all A's and the Kindergardner was on an even higher reading level than expected and scored excellent in Math. This year, both are still averaging A's and high B's. The principal cares about those children and they are always her first priority.

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October 21, 2008
My son has been going to this school since K and I am impress with his education.

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July 29, 2008
This is one of the best private schools out there. My daughter learned so much in kindergarten last year and will be returning as a 1st grader.My 5 yr old will be going their for kindergarten. The principal handles her business and they really look after the kids. With regard to the other writers comments, I believe that was an isolated incident that the parent didn't have handled well. I stayed on top of the principal and teachers to make sure my daughter was fine and aside from kids being kids, all situations were handled very well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 10, 2008
I would not recommend this school to anyone!The principal yells at the students. My child has come home with huge bruises and cuts from students hitting him, the teachers have no control over the students. Please do not put your children at this school! All they will learn is how to fight and curse.

- submitted by a parent

November 15, 2007
Only 30% of the 5th grade students passed the OAT state exam in math.

- submitted by a teacher

June 07, 2007
I am very pleased with Hamilton County Math and Science Academy! My daughter entered kindergarten and just passed to the third grade. My son will enter kindergarten next year along with my niece. Parent involement is always encouraged and well supported by teachers and principal alike. To accompany parent involvement the teachers are involved in great detail. Each year gets better! Weekly progress reports are sent home each week. Students receive yearly planners to write down assignments and keep track of future projects, quizzes, etc. Safety, manners and morals are properly enforced in and out of school. I am a proud parent of a HCMSA student! I also encourage any parent(s) who would like personalized!

- submitted by a parent

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Hamilton Cnty Math & Science
2675 Civic Center Dr, Cincinnati, OH  45231
(513) 728-8620
Last modified Hamilton Cnty Math & Science is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hamilton Cnty Math & Science Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top