I am a current 8th grade student at Kealing. I think that by far this is the best Middle School in Austin. I have shadowed at other schools, but no others include the vast amount of creative and unique electives that Kealing has to offer. Kealing also has amazing core classes that don't use standard methods of teaching. I have never gotton a work sheet in any core class. Instead we focus on making posters and creating fun skits that help us learn. I have really enjoyed my Kealing experience.
Kealing Magnet MS has been an amazing experience of fun & learning. The homework load is tough, which is essential when preparing a student for high school, and better, college. Come here if you are hard-working, focused, and have a love for learning. If you procrastinate and do so only do so much just to get by, don't even send in your application. This school is for the best of the best, and I am exceptionally impressed with the amount that I have learned in my last year of Kealing Magnet MS. The teachers are ALWAYS enthusiastic and ready to jump to their feet to teacher. I have never been more inspired by school teachers as I have at this school. Kealing holds multiple showcases, so come to one of them to learn more about the brilliant life of a Kealing Magnet student. Remember, the best of the best is here.
i go to this school i am in the 6th grade and i love it there at kealing it is a great school more kids should come here.
I can't speak for the Comprehensive Academic Program (CAP), but you can be assured that the Magnet Program is top notch. It's like Stuyvesant for middle-schoolers. Beware though; this is an exceptional school, suited soley for exceptional students! I'm currently a seventh grader. My electives last year and this year are as follows: robotics, genetics, psychology, Citizen Kealing (public speaking/debate), Latin, Science Olympiad (hands-on advanced physics), heroes and monsters, and art. Plus I'll have three more new ones next semester, the second half of seventh grade... Federally, Algebra in 9th grade, but at Kealing more than 1/2 of 7th graders are in Algebra, and two 8th graders in Pre-Cal (norm. Senior in HS). This descrimination stuff is rediculous, CAPs can take Mag electives, they usually just choose not to. They can't take Core classes with Mags because extensive testing showed they couldn't keep up. No point in holding back the students who care...
this school is pretty boring and i know it is harder than the other schools but i think its just used as an excuse for some kids to say they're better than other kids that aren't in magnet. we get way to much hmwk and teachers expect us to finish it in 30 mins or less. also, there is complete segregation between the magnet kids and the pre-ap kids and the administrators favor the magnet kids. i'm in 7th grade magnet and i think that the only good thing about the magnet school is that you get to meet people from all over austin.
i am an 8th grader now and i went to kealing in 7th grade. i moved this summer and the schools here are really easy and im a-cing everything. kealing prepares you for everything
i am currently an eighth grader at kealing and love it. Yes, there is a lot of work, but it is without a doubt considered to have the smartest middle school kids at kealing. I have friends at others middle schools around austin and have seen the work they do, and the 6th graders at kealing would be able to easily do all the work of an eighth grader at just about any other middle school in austin.
i love this school. i wish i could go back. i was learning so much i even got commended on all of my taks tests.
this school is very challenging u get 2-4 hours of homework daily and on weekends or vacations even extra all tests and projects from classes are assigned together to get u even more tensed if u have patience and dont do a lot of other activities u should come here
kealing MS is the best school i have been to. The teachers are excited about teaching. The students want to be there, the magnet program is exceptional. I would definitley give it a ten out of ten
Kealing. This school is great. I am in the magnet program and I couldn't be happier. Kealing is not for the weak hearted. There is alot of homework and classwork but it all pays off. If you're a slacker just dont even apply, Kealing is not right for you. Everything about just makes me never want to leave. The classes the teachers, the students, the overall vibe at Kealing cannot be beat.
Kealing is a very good school, better than my elementary school by lightyears. I have an IQ of 147, ( making me an almost genious) but this school still challenges me. I also have SLI (specific language imperiment) and disgrahia yet my teachers help me over come these problems. I used to have to use 504 acommidations (things that insured that I wasn't being left behind, basically giving me extra time) but now I rarely have to use them at all. I also completely forgot that I had SLI. teachers at this school will help you with basically any problem. The principals here don't help magnet kids that much and whenever we have a problem that we might might need someone like a principal we go to the Magnet Director. We have a great band program. For those who are capable, we have a Jazz Band, something that Lamar does'nt have.
I would say that the school is pretty good, but moves quite quickly. You have to be prepared to study a lot more than in Elementary and you cannot procrastinate. Powerpoint skills are a must, and having it at home is a good idea. As someone said earlier, I hsve not had as great a time as some has because of personal issues, but the academics are a foot above any other AISD middle school. I highly recomend it!
Kealing Middle School is a great school overall.It is a magnet program school. They have unique electives not available at other schools is the school district. The teachers are great. They really seem to love what they are doing and enjoy being there. They really care about their students and make a special effort to help them. This school is a magnet program school and is supposed to be really advanced. They do a good job getting the kids involved in group projects, but the kids have so much work. My son was on system overload. It got to be just too much for him as it does for a lot of students. When he attended the administration did not do a good job keeping parents informed of problems, but they were between principles.
There is not enough supervision at this school, especially during lunch.
Kealing has a great academics program but is not big with sports. Its great.
The Magnet program at Kealing provides a great array of choices for all academic interests. These include foreign languages and advanced math and science courses. Although the Magnet program classes are seperate from the regular program classes, a student who applies themself in the regular program can gain access to the magnet program. The extra-curricular activities are above average in the arts.
I agree, the magnet program has a tough curriculum,and it can be difficult to get with teachers. Requires organizational and study skills the gifted creative child may lack. Rigorous, drilling program. Not much help from administration if your child struggles. Keep up with the homework, there is a 30 point penalty if it is 1 day late.
Kealing is a great school. The teachers are well informed in their course of teaching, and the school is very multicultural. The Magnet program is top notch, though be prepared for a lot of homework!
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