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Horace Mann Middle School5
Posted July 12, 2014
- a parent
In response to the previous negative parent remark...I don't know which teachers you are referring too- my child has had an excellent experience at HMMS. The teachers are motivated, caring and willing to aid a student at any moment. My son has had an excellent experience and cannot wait for 7th grade. His math teacher was challenging, but excellent! He loved her and sees math differently now. Horace Mann is the best school in the county- hands down!
Great start to another successful year at Horace Mann Middle School. The new principal made a very good first impression on students and teachers. I am so happy with the teachers commitment to making this an excellent learning environment for our kids. Academic achievements of the kids are great and the music program is outstanding!
I think this is an excellent school. Any time I need a teacher, they return my calls and are alwayspolite and professional. The principal and assistant are excellent--they are strong leaders who demand excellence. I can think of no other school that is so devoted to academics, the arts, the community and athletics. All students are treated with respect regardless of who they are. I love HMMS!
I am Georgi Rader, the Honor Society president of 2010, and I believe that HMMS is most certainly a fine school! Although the rule of No zip ups is a tad bit strict, the other simple rules are very easy to obey! Dr. Blackwell and Mr. Stowers stand outside to give you a handshake every morning and also ask how you are doing! It is the best start to a very positive school day! I will now now answer the criteria of a great school on the right, HMMS has exellent staff, all with a very positive attitude! I will say we are a very disciplined school, which shows strong leadership! Our academic scores- SRI, Westest, scores are very high! We are challenged everyday and that is exactly what we need!
Very poor principal who demonstrates dictatorial attitudes and non responsiveness to student safety issues. If you like a martinet, and don't care about your student's well being then choose this school, otherwise move on....very quickly.
I am extremely disappointed with Horace Mann Middle School. There are a few fine teachers at HMMS who do a good job, but the bad teachers greatly outweigh whatever positive impression is made. All any parent has to do is look at the quality of writing displayed by the students who have commented here to know that spelling, grammar, punctuation and organization of thought are not given much attention at Horace Mann. Principal Blackwell seems to be more concerned with students feeling good about themselves than actually having them learn something and have a reason to feel good about themselves. Grade inflation is rampant, so that students think they are doing great even when they are not learning anything. They are being set up for failure. Overall, a pretty sad situation.