There are some very inspired teachers at this school, unfortunately, they have to answer to an administration which is not looking out for the students. One could only imagine what this school could be like if it had more innovative, supportive leadership.
The administration at this school aims to shuttle along students to high school and keep their numbers looking good. They also like to give high grades to Special Education kids so they can seem like success stories and thus end their supports and services.
The hypocrisy at the school is something to behold. Telling student/parents to report problems/bullying and then refusing to acknowledge any issues with the school. Out right hostile to parents who advocate for their kids.
I agree with the parent below: This school has a bullying problem. It contributed to our decision to move our child. We spoke to one of the vice principals and were treated with hostility. It's a shame because the teachers at the school are indeed excellent. They go above and beyond for students who want to learn.
Both my children are at O Henry Middle School. OHMS has an excellent principal, Pete Price, and wonderful teachers. We have a fantastic librarian who is very creative and gets the students excited about exploring different kinds of books. We love the band program and the enrichment classes are really fun and educational.
O'Henry Middle School has wonderful teachers, but this school has a SEVERE bullying problem that the principal just isn't willing to recognize. Even with the exceptional teaching staff, I could not recommend this school to anyone.
As a former student of O'henry Middle School, all I can say is if you are looking for higher education: I would not recommend this school. There are many very nice teachers but overall they lack connection with the students. Some students are not pushed to be they can be lowering the education level of the other kids. The Athletics Program was less than satisfactory and some of the Staff members.... Did not meet my expectations. Overall I got an education but my experience at O'henry was one that I can brag about.