My son is a high functioning autistic student. He went to James River High School believing that he will get the best education there. They found a way to get rid of him because they don't know how to handle teenager with autism. He went back to Meadowbrook High School and it transformed him into a consistent distinguished honor student for two years in row with a standard diploma. James River HS never gave him a chance because they don't know how. MHS took care of him as a human being with disability but focused on his ability. Their special education department knows what they're doing. For my son, his future is like sky without limit. Meadowbrook HS made the impossible, possible!
Hate the teachers + the students... most annoying school to go to. Every mourning I wake up I dread the hour of preparation to get ready for Meadowbrook. This school sucks and deserves no stars, not one!!!!!!
I could not be more happy with my daughter's experience at Meadowbrook. She was an underachiever in middle school; however, her placement in Meadowbrook's Success Program has created a complete makeover in my daughter. She now has a 3.8 GPA and scored pass advanced on two of her SOLs. As a 9th grader, she had the opportunity to participate in a College Prep program which recently took students to visit Longwood University. I am so glad that we stayed at Meadowbrook. I love the diversity and the unique opportunities it provides it's students. Go Monarchs!
Wow these negative reviews are untrue and incorrect. MBK has award winning programs in academics, arts, and athletics. It is a shame that a school that is a majority African American and Hispanic has to deal with these negative stereotypes from others in the county. MBK's TV production program won the state championship this year. No school in the Richmond area has anywhere near the media program that Meadowbrook possess. The MBK Success program has ninth grade promotion rate up to 97%. The Success program does community service and also partners with Microsoft to rebuild computers for families. MBK Theater program dominates the region and competes on the state level every year. As one of two IB programs in the county academics is rigorous and relevant. MBK also has an award winning JROTC program. MBK has championship level sports in football, basketball, and soccer. SOL scores are no longer the lowest in Chesterfield county and others schools in the area are now not out preforming Meadowbrook. Before posting untrue statements about a school you should come and visit and see the great amount of work admin, teachers, students, and parents are putting in at MBK!
I went to meadoigh and do not reccommend henrico,i meadowbrook for the beggin of my freshman year,im not going too lie i was scared to go because of the schools bad reputation,but i fell in the with the school ,Im now at henrico high and i miss MBK,meadowbrook is a very tight nit school,while i was there the teachers were very helpful and caring,students too,you cant judge a school off a few bad apples ,My overall review for this school is a 9 out of 10
If I can put a -0 I would. These kids are unruly,If one or two kids act out in class the teachers take it out on the whole class. Even discouraging kids by telling them they are all going to fail. They are only concerned about there deadline not educating the kids. God forbid a child has a question because they don't understand they said "not my problem, its your parents responsibility to teach you, we have a deadline to met". One has even said that she doesn't get paid enough to teach these kids and sits down to answers her cell phone to take care of personal things during class. Another teacher said to keep papers on the desk just incase an administrator comes in so they appear to be doing work. Don't ever tell them your child is getting bullied the teacher will befriend the bully and start disrespecting your child too. Staff make fun of the clothes the kids are wearing and so on. I think they need to remove the kids who are unruly keep them out of school let them be the ones catching up on school work, keep the program of TEACHING going. So sad these grown people are teaching this generation, the kids don't care because the teachers don't care. My child is outta here ASAP!
this is my freshman year in meadowbrook and so far it has been the worst ever the students are so rude and always causing at the teachers and students. this school doesnt even let us take txtbooks home cuz of the lack of books we bearly even have homwork cuz students dont do it there are some teachers who care and many that have already giving up and dont really care i cant wait to transfer next year .. i hope in GOD
MBK has a reputation for not being a good high school, but that is not true. This school has really turned itself around in the past few years, and the staff is working hard to prove that we have good kids. I'm tired of other people looking down on our students and our school. Come spend a day at MBK, and you'll find out that all those rumors aren't true.
My son was a very good student thru' out the middle school and had lot of abilities to be an IB league student.starting from 9th grade thru'out 12th his scheduale never got straight at first it took the guaidance office almost about 3 weeks each year to get his classes right. By that time he missed classes for the subject he was suppose to have.There was no effort from school for him to cope up for missed time.So he struggled thru' each year not knowing initially whats going on.Took him more time to catch up as the base was missed.Also by the time he came to 11th grade there were multiple teachers left the school and he opt to not going into IB programme as all the teachers were leaving and went to AP classes. 11th grade again remain the same problem.12th grade for applying into the college, the counselors were never there to guide him or to submit his best resume to get into his choiced college and ultimately he lost his admission status although he did his best.In short we made a mistake to send him to so called IB programme school.He would have been better off staying into thomas dale.If you want your child to get admission in better college dont send them to meadowbrook.