My child has recently completed 3 years @KLMS. While there have been some poor teachers along the way, his 6th and 8th grade teachers were great. My son has thrived and blossomed in this special school. I do believe that one of the huge advantages is the small size, and can't help but wish that ALL the city middle schools were smaller.
My daughter has been in KLMS for almost three years. She has been stressed out every day about this that or the other. Her childhood for the past 3 years has been robbed from her, as the school stresses the importance of what to be when you grow up...forgetting that kids need to be kids, not robots. I am not impressed with the school in the least. When it comes time for my younger child to excel in school she will go to a private school not an over-rated gifted school that does not instill respect, discipline or morals in the students that attend. The kids conform to lying as a way of life. I am not at all impressed with this school and hope that other parents voice their opinions soon. MAD in VB
I recently graduated from Kemps Landing Magnet School and I would like to say that this school is a great program to apply for. I had no idea about this school until my fifth grade teacher wanted me to apply for it. Once I got there, the teachers were caring, and the students were nice. On the other hand, the work can be overly stressful and the projects can be very demanding. Only the students prepared to take on this work for advanced and gifted children should apply. After all this work, I felt that I did not want to apply for a magnet high school and wanted to just go to a regular school with less stressful projects and homework. But overall, this school has a great magnet program. I encourage any student who excels in elementary school in all subjects to apply. -Meghan Webb
This school is a great place for any excelling student. They have very good teachers and my child has excelled while at Kemps Magnet.
The school is a great place to make friends, but the teams are not split evenly through work. My eighth grade child had to participate in a year long project which she stressed about everyday while on the other team, they had barely any projects. I would not recommend it to anyone who wants to be treated fairly.
I am a parent of a past graduate (2002) and a current student in the 6th grade. I have been very pleased with the standards that are set at this school for each and every student to strive to excel. The teachers are very caring and the communication between them and the parents are excellent. The smaller classes (200 per grade level) are a very good environment for those students that are focused on learning at an accelerated pace. I have nothing but good things to say about this academic magnet school.
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