This school has graduates who are now lawyers, educators (Masters and above), businessmen, ex pro-football players and many areas of life. On or about 2008, the new administrative staff through leadership and changes such as teachers working in teams, brought about additional improvements to improve the educationf for students attending MANOR Middle School. Overall, the academics and education provided, improved the student achievement as shown by the higher rating achieved 'RECOGNIZED'. This rating is shown on the building of the school.
I love Manor it has the best teachers best athletic program i love going to this school because i trust every one and they know how to handle the situation the right way and Sports is what no other school can compare to the Manor Middle School!! Alexus Scharkley
Please AVOID this school at all costs !!!! I have NEVER had this many problems in the other schools my child has been to.
The Flames Are The Best Group Of Girls On Campus..They Work Hard Do Everything They Are Told And Treat Eachother With Respect ..They're Family & Sisters At Heart.. Chanel Has The Best Personailty And Is Out Going...Allison Is The Leader & Everyone Likes Her Better Then The Officers . Toni is the hard worker of the group and shes beautiful :) I am done :33
First of all, I have to say that this website should be to inform the new students and their parents about the school rating in general according to your experience and NOT about your child, student, etc because if you have to post his/her name in order to be recognized or embarrass others probably you and your child have to work with the poor self-esteem. Secondly Flames is the Best MS Group of Dance in KISD and Emeralds (Ellison) the Best HS Group followed by Killeen HS. You are welcome to set up appt to walk thru the school's hallway to see the trophies, photos and recognitions. If you don't like the dance group you are free to walk away to other campus because almost ALL the schools have dance group but Manor MS is the only one in Killeen that participate in National Competition and the answer is obvious (they are confident of their talents and the trophies talk by itself). By the way, we CAN NOT JUDGE the teacher's performance in the dance group because it is a VOLUNTEER SERVICE and they are DONATING their time to train the girls to proudly represent the school and we have to appreciate that because it's not a regular class; it's extra and the teachers don't get pay for it.
BAD BAD BAD SCHOOL!! WOULDNT SEND MY DOG THEIR FOR EDUCATION.... Mr. Welch has his work cut out for him....
Its a good school but I would not reccomend the dance program The coach Margarita Rodriguiez(Spanish Teacher) is unorganized with the program and dosnt pay enough attention all of the dancers/students. Mrs.Kristi Carr though is the assitant coach (who should be the main coach) is very caring towards the girls.Maritza Flores is the 3rd in command and (none of the girls like her). But that is one problem at Manor is dance. Lots of fights break out, Teachers only work for the money(Ms.Stacey Riles) also stay away from the Academic Adviser Mrs.Tibbs Jones who has an attitude problem. Mr.Welch the princpal is pretty cool and nice so he's a good part of the school. The special needs class is run by nice teachers Sandra Cahill and Mrs.Lewis. The help in the special needs classroom are the Teacher's Aid Mrs.Duren and Mrs.Santiago. I would rate this school a 2.5 out of 5 stars.
Manor Middle School is a good school to be in. I've been going to Manor since 6th to 8th grade, and it has been an amazing journey there, although some teachers I don't like, but over all it's been a good year!
I see plenty of negativity here. It seems many are following along with the popular notion of blaming educators for the lack of parenting in the community. One should not blame teachers for the lack of discipline, ambition, and respect of the students that attend this school. The previous poster is a prime example. This parent blames educators focus on discipline for the lack of it in the children attending? I have had two students go through Manor. Neither of them ever complained about the teachers, just student behavior. The oldest is graduating with honors from HS. The other has received Commended ratings on every TAKS exam since grade six, and is a member of the National Jr. Honor Society. Their success is directly attributed to quality instruction and high expectations from home. Not accepting failure from students and blaming the educators who are working hard to make to make their school successful.
After my previous post earlier, I picked up my son from school. 4 different fights broke out in the cafeteria. MMS really needs new staff and teachers. I can not stress how much this school is not concerned with teh best intrests of our children. I agree with some of the other posts. They are more worried about dress code violations then the academics and safety of the children.
My oldest daughter went to middle school here and it was mostly a nightmare. They totally roll their eyes or act like you are exaggerating when a child complains of bullying, which is a huge issue at this school. There aren't enough supplies and books. The teachers seem only interested in collecting a paycheck. A few of the teachers seemed like shining stars but most of them seemed as though they were riding this job out until the next one. Poor individual attention for students and poor response to issues. My younger daughter will not be attending this school, which means I will be moving somewhere else before she gets enrolled here.
I was a student at Manor, I was there for all my 3 years of middle school, and I have to say with our last principle we did get away with alot of things than with the current principle. In my opinion most of the teachers are so focused on trying to get our TAKS score up that they forget to make sure we actually understand the material. They teach us and then send us home with homework that makes our parents have to reteach the whole subject. Manor's new principle is strict and partly because Manor students don't understand when enough is enough and it's not all the students, but my pint is if you constanly take away our privilages then you should expect rebellion.
The teachers and principles at this school are involved as long as the parent is concerned. The biggest downfall is that to much of the teachers time is spent on discipline and rule enforcement not instruction. TAKS seems to be the primary goal with little time spent on anything else.
I am currently a student at Manor. Manor isn't that bad and the only reason a kid might be in ISS often or failing a class is because they aren't trying. I take all Pre-AP classes and I have only one B and the rest are A's. The teachers are okay but some don't seemed qualified. The electives are ok. The school is cheap though by not having the supplies needed to have proper learning.
I think Manor Middle School is at its worst. This is my first year there, and so far, I have been in ISS half the whole year! I think MMS should focus more on their students education instead of their students attire. Everyday I come home telling my mother another teacher got onto me about what I wore. My parents don't have enough money to pay for more clothes just to impress the teachers, and unquestionably I have to sit in ISS because of theses strict rules. Honestly, I think this school has done lost there mind. And I know I am not the only one who thinks so.
This is the worst school my daughter has ever attended. I would strongly recommend this school get new leadership. No effort is put into helping, educating, nor guiding their students.
Manor Middle School does not show any effort to try and encourage children to work. Seems to me the teachers are only there for a paycheck not to help the child pass.When a parent sees their child in danger and asks for extra assignments or worksheet to get sent home so the parent can cover it as well as getting them to understand the sheet should not be a problem, but it never gets sent home. My child is having a hard time and all he tells me is the teachers doesnt care. And from me calling the school trying to get help from teachers for my child and principal, their is always no response.
Honestly i have little to say about manor middle school because of the poor leadership and behavoir instructment. The teachers dont really seem to care if you pass nor fail. Many teachers at MMS have a high failure rate because they are not giving the students a chance to show them that they can do the work. Personally, I rather not recommend any child, teacher, or volunteer to have come and be apart of such a undisciplined and well unestablished place they call Manor Middle School. Manor can't possibly mean success when the teachers aren't getting the students to aim for it. They dont deal with important issues that need to be acknowledged because they are to busy putting students in ISS due to dresscode. They should be more aware of how their students are performing in the classroom more than if they have on the right colored socks.
Quality of academic programs has become a great concern of mine this year. My daughter has attended MMS since the 6th grade and yesterday was her last day of 8th grade. We struggled at this school from the begining. There are teachers there who need to retire. Yesterday my daughter experienced a heart breaking last day of her middle school. The students at MMS who has failed one class are not allowed to go to the gym and cheer on thier fellow classmates or have the pleasure of saying thier good byes. My daughter and others had to stay in another room until the celebration was over. How sad of a memory to have about the last day of your middle school exprience.I think this act was unkind and heart breaking to those tearful, sad students.
The teachers and administrators do not address problems of misconduct at the lower level as to prevent any further escalation of that specific incident from reoccuring of becoming a much more serious offense. A student should be able to go to a teacher and have some type of disciplinary action sought when they have problems instead of having the teacher overlook the event until is escalates. This allows events to go on until they become serious offenses. The school's counseling program is not adequate. Counseling is not used as a deterrent to prevent further escalation of problems because of that it isnt very effectively. A lot of the problems this school has could be dealt with if they address all issues students have and not have the student feel they have no help when it comes to faculty and administrators.
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