I have had one child graduate and currently our second child is at MHS. Our experience has been that if your child is not advanced academically, they will have problems in this district. Both my kids have struggled to keep up with this very demanding district. This is a mostly wealthy lake area district and the student body has the typical "cliques". Your normal middle class student may find themselves part of the minority here. On the other hand, if you are fortunate enough to be financially comfortable and have an advanced child, or can afford outside tutoring to keep up, you will love it. Sorry, we do not. As soon as our home sells, we will be glad to leave.
We moved here from southwest Houston area. We thought that we were giving our kids the best school we could, but unfortunately this school, the majority of the teachers, the principals, etc are all self centered and think that they are God. They do not care about parent input. I have had to have attorneys close at hand for advance as they are so judgemental there. They hate to listen to any parents who.disagree with them. I regret sending my children here. Whatever you do, don't send your kids here. Pay a lot of money for.taxes and your voice of opinion is ignored.
I'm not just a parent...I'm also a teacher here. Both of my children attend MHS and have different needs. One child has a learning disability and the other takes accelerated classes. The teachers here have been able to meet both of their needs and the supportive administration is an added bonus. The school board also does a fabulous job of supporting each school throughout the district and attending to their specific needs. We moved here for the schools seven years ago and have experienced MES on up and have found all schools to be exceptional!
Great School!!! Was inrolled there for the last six years including Junior High..
I've gone to Montgomery since 1st grade, i've had to deal with dyslexia all my life, Montgomery teachers helped me alot. I received modifications till 10th grade now I am without them and the extra help I make all A's. for the parents say the teachers don't help and are not willing to help. maby your child is just to dang lazy.
I must say after reading all of these reviews that if you are a parent interested in sending your children to any of these schools to go and spend the day there with them, and see for yourself. After moving here from Philadelphia 2 1/2 years ago, I researched and reviewed so many schools and something kept leaning me toward Montgomery even when I'd read the ratings and reviews of many other schools. I am so glad that I made the decision to send my children here. They were lacking self esteem being in this new part of the world and they have done nothing but thrive since attending Montgomery Schools. I believe that all of the staff has a stake in helping all children to be all they can be. As far as testing goes, the blame lies with your former president not Montgomery Schools.
My stepson is struggling with a language difficulty and the staff at the high school is terrific. They have gone way out of their way to help my son with his placement and special classes and homework. I have met several times with his counselor and teachers. I am very impressed!
I personally went from Kindergarten to graduation from Montgomery ISD. When my husband and I decided to have children, we decided to move back to Montgomery. It was the same then as it is now. Perfect on all expectations.
Quality is good if your student is a 'middle of the road' kind of kid. If your child requires any special attention, either higher academic or special needs, this is not the place for you. Anything out of the norm is not paid attention to and is a pain that the faculty would rather get rid of in anyway they can.
We just moved up to Montgomery from Cy Fair. Both my children go to the High School. We are VERY impressed with the quality and the leadership. Our children were both welcomed with open arms, and have blossomed since attending. Can't say enough good things!
Good Schools from first through twelve! We have two children who have seen all grade levels and are very impressed. The quality of public schools is excellent and proven by the lack of private schools. Highly recommended school district.
More concerned on students athletic ability. Apperance and behavior both on and off campus than actual knowledge teach to test and managment is poor if any
Poorly managed. Priorities out of place. More emphasis on TAAS testing (standardized testing) than in challenging children to think. Adminstration leaves much to be desired. Think twice before enrolling your child here.
More concerned with parental income and appearances than the students well being. Some of the staff come off like evangelical preachers. Very concerned with their TAAS scores (standardized testing) Higher scores supposedly mean that the teachers are doing their jobs. Anyone can teach someone to provide a conditioned response. The staff should be much more concerned with challenging the kids to think rather than stuffing their heads with objective data to spit out like a robot. Lots of problems here and they certainly do not like being watched and scrutinized by parents. Too bad, without tax paying parents, they certainly would not have a job. Think twice before sending your kids here especially if you care.
There seems to be too much emphasis on standardized testing and too little teaching kids to think.
I have been a student here at Montgomery High for 2 years now, after transferring over from Conroe ISD, I feel that this is a better environment, the teachers are great, the High School itself is not as big as Conroe, so classes are not as crowded.
Montgomery ISD is only concerned about Real Estate value. The leadership has been hired for a slick Public Relations Job, but really doesn't care about the kids. Money is spent on the administration, and teachers can even get supplies for their classroom. Parents have lost interest, because head games are played with them...'Ms. X, no one else seems to have that problem' or , 'You don't understand our program'. Students, whose Moms can spend days volunteering at the schools, get recognized. Bright students who question and are different are put down as 'troublemakers'. Two hour block scheduling classes are a joke. Teachers still cover the same material, then give kids busy work. If bright kids finish early, woe to them. They just need to sit quietly doing nothing for the rest of the time. Only one person in the district has any power, the rest are just to enforce his rules.
The school(s) have been a blessing for us. 6 yrs ago when my daughter enrolled into 4th grade, she was reading at 1st grade level. Her previous school only failed her and did not provide any type of help. Since entering Montgoery she has received the appropriate help and is reading at grade level. The teachers at high school do expect more from the students and don't hold their hands as if they were in elementary school. I believe this will help make mature graduates. Homework is assigned and any work not finished during class is often finished at home which could cause a parent to think it was all homework. I am impressed with how the school helps students learn to 'grow up' and take responsiblity of their own actions. I am thankful that 5 yrs ago my other daughter was able to start kindergarten in Montgomery.
The teachers are a dissapointment! They feed the children information as if they were robots and expect the return in the form of TAAS testing! They do not take any pride in their jobs and take no strides in making any of the classes actually interesting or fun, which would only take a bit of initiative! Instead they put a power point presentation on for the class and lift weights at thier desk for the duration of the class! I would be fired in a heartbeat if I did that at work, and they should be too... but there is not accountability! The teachers truly do not care about the students which is dissapointing for a school of this size! More woried about cell phones in class and sodas in the halls than the drugs being smoked in the busses on the way to school! Accountability is key!
My son is finishing kindergarten this year, and has had a spectacular teacher. However, I have learned that in this school district, if you don't have enough money, or you are a working parent, you can forget about your opinion counting towards anything. The PTO/PTA is the absolute worst organization I have ever 'started' to get involved in. How are parents and teachers going to attend meetings held at 9:00 am, or 2:00 pm. Basically, it is convenient for those that don't have to work. I am truly disgusted with the image they portray. They will never see another dime of mine, unless they become a true Parent Teacher Organization/Association.
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