I am a parent and I think the school live to all the hype. My child is in the 7th grade honors program and is doing wonderful. I am not aware of any of the fighting issues the person wrote about. My child is dropped off and picked up. I think a school is what you put into it. The teachers are great and the administrative staff is wonderful.
Don t believe it, when you hear them say, This is one of the best schools in the district. Forget about it! I am finishing up the school year here and I will be happy when I am done with MS2. Bullying is not an issue; however, if you like fights at the metro station and in school, love seeing people getting jumped after school in the ally where they make ALL the children walk after school, and love suspension and students occasionally being expelled come to this school. Sometimes you'll have the disorganized and lazy teachers who say to your face, "I am going to fail you this quarter." Don t be fooled by this seven out of ten school ranking, because this school used to be a ten out of ten school and so were the reviews, it s going down hill quickly. I will NOT sugar coat anything and make this school look pretty because if you want all the drama that goes on inside of this school: Apply now is the only thing I can tell you. I m pretty sure you can get the same negative results at your neighborhood school without the extra commute, because right now everything looks better than MS2.
Great concept, poor implementation. My child is finishing up his 8th grade year and it can't end fast enough. My child entered the school as a high achiever, so he didnt need the cuddling and attention of many of the other students. Many of the teachers (not all) are unprepared and overwhelmed with behavioral issues and lack of admin support. I found many of the 8th grade teachers to be very unresponsive when issues arise from the parents standpoint and prone to make excuses for not responding. Many of the teachers are not liscensed which lends its to the fact that they dont know how to deal with and or relate with teenagers. Sold on higher achievement with a technology platform, but what we have recieved is a charter school with tons of behavior issues with a select few (honor students) who thrive. Fortunately in my childs case, there is support at home and we can navigate the chaos for him, but many students dont have that and get lost in a promoting an image that the staff can't even maintain. The one positive is the Black male presence in the classroom across all subject matter.
This schools honors program is great. They really do meet your child where they are, in many cases this means parents taking a realistic view of what they must contribute to ensure the success of their student. The teachers and interns are there to assist and make sure the students are held accountable to reaching the high standards. Love the yearly testing to tell parents exactly which areas the students need to work at!
Sending my child to this school was a very bad choice. I heard how bad parents was trying to get their kids in this school and jump on the band wagon. I did some research and went to every open house and any meeting they had for parents. This school talk a very good game but show no results. I wish I read the warning from the other parent on here before I sent my child here. If you send your child here I hope your experience will be better than ours. Best of luck.
I am a parent. My child attended this school. I am very UPSET . . . they care about their image not the kids. DO NOT send your child here. The school is located on campus thats it. NOTHING like the COLLEGE . . . DON"T SEND YOUR CHILD HERE . . . YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!!!!!!!!
High Tech. classrooms, 2 laptops for every student, AWESOME supportive teachers, Located on Howard University Campus !!!!!
It has the best of teachers, students and technology that one could imagine
I like Howard University middle school because it's one of the most technologically advanced schools in the Dc metro area.
This school is excellent. It academic backround is marvelous. This school is true nature of mathematics and science
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