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.
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.
:DONT LET YOUR KIDS GO TO THIS SCHOOL... :ALL THEY WONT IS YOUR MONEY!!!!! :TEACHERS ARE NOT VERY HELPFUL WITH KIDS THAT HAS LEARNING PROBLEMS SKILLS. :PRINCIPAL AND HER HUSBAND IS GHETTO!!!!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
My son has been going to this school since K and I am impress with his education.
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.
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.
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