Dent is a great school for smarter or more motivated kids who can be challenged in the magnet programs. For the other kids, I get the impression that average kids are not challenges as much, and there's not much parent involvement for them. The campus is really nice, and the principal has been good in dealing with our family. So have the teachers. Very good school for kids who are lucky enough to be smart, driven, curious, and to have involved parents.
I am a 2 academies student in 7th grade the two academies program has on provided me good friends i am not challeged and some teachers arent that great
from what i hear, that sounds terrible. im not going there.thank you for submitting terrible reviews. thanks
im a student at Dent Middle in TWO Academies in the 8th grade. My years at Dent..well the 6th grade was awesome, probably because everything was new. In 7th grade, there was SO much drama and it did distract me and bring my grades lower than i've ever had. This year, (we have 36 days left!) it has been VERY boring. The teachers are...well not very nice & considering towards the students. They think the child has no life outside of school. I do NOT recommend TWO Academies to ANYONE!
My son was in the TWO Academy Program. Although it asppears to be a well structured program, he was challenged in only one of his core curriculum courses. I chose to move him into the honors track and I have been very pleased. His teachers this year feels that he should be in the TLC program so that is what we are pursuing. I would like to see more involvement with the principal. Although he has won many awards for his leadership it appears that many responsibilities are delegated to the assistant principal and i don't see him as being as active as he should be. Overall, Dent is a good school.
Dent's 2 Academy single gender program has been excellent for my son. He has excellnt teachers and the course work has been challenging. He enjoys going to school everday. Overall I am very pleased with Dent.
The TLC MAgnet programis outstanding!! It has challenge my child at a level she needed! Great Teachers and Administration. No compliants about school!!
Our daughter is finishing up the Dent TWO Single Gender program this year. It has been a wonderful experience for her, just what she needed in middle school. She was previously at Hammond School (fancy private school), where there was a lot of social pressure and conflict. She marveled about Dent, 'Even the mean girls here are nice.' She has learned that she's smart, talented, capable and has grown in confidence. She's challenged but not overwhelmed by the work. She is excelling and has been recognized by Duke and the state as a top student. We got everything we hoped for and more. She is well prepared to stand up for herself in the face of peer pressure in high school, and is ready to take on even more work since she has learned she has what it takes to succeed.
I am in complete agreement with the student below. I also have Mrs.Kilpatrick,Mrs.Beltz, Ms.Gluvan, and MsNelson as teachers I will admit that some people believe dent to be a ghetto school but its really just like any other public school
Dent Middle School is a fun ,caring and loving school.People say 'Dent is a bad school because some kids shout and be mean but I think its the parents fault for not teaching there children manners.Dont blame Dent Middle School.I thank Ms.Kilpatirck,Ms.Nelson, Ms.Beltz , Ms.Gluvna for teaching me manners and education.Dent is a wonderful school and has a breathtaking campus.SO I suggest you enroll your child at Dent Middle School fast.
As a parent of a student that has faced some challenges I am disappointed in the support I have received at Dent.
What people dont realize is that Dent is a great school and i would recommend it for anyone........and the two program is not like a whole other world.....i should know im in it. it's the exact same as a regular class just seperated. we still talk about guys and girls and we still have fights and rumors. And homeschooling will only really work if you have a spouce that can support u with up to at least 10,000 Dollars a year....i know a lot of people who have tried to homeschool with a low income job and or single. they are failing missrably at homeschooling and some of there 15 16 year old kids don't even know multipulcation. So think about that one.
The main campus of Dent Middle is a joke. The work is laughable. Even once in honors classes my son made straight A's. I thought honors was supposed to be challenging. This year he is moved to the TWO academy at Dent. This is a wonderful program. Its like a whole other world from the main population. If you can get your child into a magnet program go for it. If you can't I'd homeschool.
I have a child that is in the 8th grade TLC program and another that will be starting the TLC program next year. I wanted my son in the program because it is segregated from the general school population. It is like a school within a school and that is great for a child that wants to be in a big environment but does not need it. The TLC program offers the children an environment that they are expected to excell in and have the opportunities and challenges to do so. Dent has the most up to day technology and TLC teachers encourage the children to think and be creative. The orchestra in most unimpressive and I would not tell anyone to expect very much until they get another teacher for that. The TLC after school program is great too.
I receive phone calls, notes, emails, etc... I also go to the school at least once per week and sit in on most classes. Yes, I have changed classes with my son. He is now a rising 7th grader who makes excellent grades. He has received tremendous support from Ms. Rose, Ms. Jonesand most all his teachers. Dr. Henry is a wonderful person.
I am an 8th grade TLC student at Dent Middle School and I think that this school has alot of opportunities to offer middle school Kids. We are supported my many different programs which includes Fame, that supports the arts, TLC, which is an academic magnet program for highly achieved students, and Single Gender which seperated different genders into different classes. Like I said before, we have alot of great programs here and it's just a great experience for everyone.
My nephew is in the single gender program at Dent Middle School. This is his first year and he is having a wonderful experience. He loves his teachers and classes. His mother worked the school's picture day and said she was impressed with how well the children behaved. I think the parent that is complaining about Dent should get involved with the school like my sister-in-law. To really know a school and the students you need to be up there working with them as much as possible. Anyone with a student at the school can join the PTO. I believe a diverse school is more realistic of life. I am proud my nephew goes to Dent.
I don't think that Dent Middle School is all what it cracks up to be. My children come home every night talking about how the children curse in the school and fight. They also express to me how the teachers are always yelling at the students. I have only had one teacher to call my home since my children have been enrolled there. I have had no teacher call about how good they are doing and what we as parents can continue to do to ensure that are children stays at their best. I think thats sad, considering that our children are with these teachers 5 days a week and 8 hours a day. I personally have been thinking about sending my children to catholic school. Dent Middle School isn't a good school at all for children who truly wants to learn.
I went to Dent about 8 years ago. I was in a magnet program for advanced students, which let me take classes for high school credit; it is the only such program in the district. Dent is also the only MS that offers Latin in Richland School District 2. The teachers are fabulous; I believe I got the best education possible at Dent. I've now graduated from Furman University and my teachers at Dent remain some of the most memorable I've ever had.
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