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  • Kettering Middle School4

    Upper Marlboro, MD | Prince George's County


    October 14, 2014

    Not impressed with school. Child's first introduction to PG county school is not a good one. School is old, outdated and ugly. Admin staff,especially the asst. principal is just rude, with a bad attitude. Principal is just non responsive and does not communicate very well. The board of education has introduced cell phones into the curriculum as a learning tool, what a disaster that has been. Staff are ill equipped to do their job, they still use chalk to teach in 2014, and are vaguely aware of how to use smart (Promethean) boards. STEM is certainly a non issue for teachers who are not technically savvy enough to teach this generation. Teachers, I believe are afraid of the students, frankly they should be. They are rude, vulgar, disrespectful, run their mouth too much, fight, have no home training and cannot spell, nor pronounce their own name. We, unfortunately are raisin a generation of failure, as well as setting them up fail with such a dysfunctional Board and school saff. The new teachers have my sympathy, you are dealing with a micromanager, with students who are allowed to run the school and teach themselves with inadequate staff who have been allowed to retire in place.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 28, 2014

    This is the most terrible school I have been into. Students do what they want and their is no order in there. Staff do not care and the enrollment staff needs training on professionalism she is WORSE I have EVERY seen. Secretary's were more professional than anyone

    July 22, 2014

    BEST SCHOOL WISH I COULD GO THERE FOREVER LOVE IT <3 <3 <3 <3 but have to leave after 8th grade :( - PERSON

    July 29, 2013

    I don't agree with Principal bashing because working in the field of education is a tough job. I had the benefit of having a child under the former Principal Mr. Wright as well as the new Principal. I applaud both individuals for accepting my children for who they are and doing the best that they can do. Mr. Wright spoke of the academic strives that the school was making under his leadership and when we checked into it, his statements were always true. He once said in a PTSA meeting, "the school's success will define the community." We saw the improvements as the scores increased each year under his leadership. Good luck Mr. Wright wherever you are!!

    Submitted by a parent

    July 15, 2013

    (I meant to write this a few months ago.) I can really see the improvement with the new principal. The staff and the principal really went out of their way to support my child and that's really important to me because although my child is gifted in a lot of ways, he seemed to be going through something last year (6th grade). I told the principal that I truly appreciated all that was done for my child.

    Submitted by a parent

    December 15, 2012

    With the new principal, the school is on the right track again. They've got some new teachers who really seem to care, and have started some new programs like a new Peer Mediation program. The teachers are very concerned about whether the students learn. Overall, it's very good there.

    April 19, 2012

    this is the worst scholl EVER! Im going to this school and it is terrible . The school is so ghetto and ugly . It needs a complete upgrade . Its like you should knock it down and rebuild it again . The test scores there are low the average test scores for math is basic and the average test scores for reading is lower proficent . The teachers cant ever teach theres this one teacher her name is Ms Williams and she switches lessons each day . One day we were learning about Europe and the physical geography of Europe and the the next day were learning about Ancient Greece. The students don t know how to act at all . They talk while the teacher is "teaching" something and then he or she is done teaching they ask "what are we learning about".?Worst school ever !!!!!

    April 2, 2012

    If they have a negative star then I would have selected that. This i the worst school you can send your child to. Mr. Wright the principal is really ghetto if you understand that. He uses slang when he talks to the parents and kids. He is the worst principal ever. He does care. That from his own words. Teachers tell you they have controls and he staed not his problem! What kind of person is that. I guess that's just a pay check for him.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 7, 2011

    im a former student at Kettering this was the worst school i have ever had to deal with in my middle school career i mean it was so bad there was fights like almost everyday the teachers are not mature they just as worst as the students they dont care about students and they make jokes about the kids also you would have to know self defense to walk the hallways to use the bathroom and we end up moving to Anne Arundel county for better education parents if you love your kids dont send them here my comment might not mean nothing but trust me

    March 10, 2011

    Not sure how I stumbled across this but reading some of the reviews was pretty funny. I went to this school back in 2001 and I have no idea how much it's changed in 10 years. When I was attending I had some good and some bad teachers. Overall classes were pretty easy especially if you had a teacher who just didn't care. I remember one day in class we just ended up watching the movie Friday. Good times, good times. Seemed like a lot of the teachers didn't really care although I did have some good teachers who actually wanted us to learn. I think one of the biggest problems was the student body. Too many undisciplined and disrespectful children. You could expect 3 or 4 fights if not more a week at that school. There's a laundry list of negative things....at least while I was attending there was more bad than good. Like I said, no idea how much it's changed but hopefully things have turned around since then. If not...well that's just PG County public schools for ya.

    April 27, 2010

    We are very impress with the teachers and staff at Kettering. This is our daughter's firest year, and we were a little hesitant about the school because of the negative review we found online, I must say, we are very please with the schol, and would recommend Kettering to any parent/parents

    Submitted by a parent

    April 1, 2010

    I think the school need a complete upgrade. Its just so old and dirty

    Submitted by a student

    October 16, 2009

    They have wonderful teachers Mr.Wrights a great principal and have excellent extra cirricular programs for example Drama program is so much fun and a great learning expirence im a part of it and Ms.Campbell does a great job . Its my first year there and my mom is sure Ill have another

    Submitted by a student

    August 26, 2009

    My daughter completed her 6th gr at kettering and is starting 7th there. It was Challenging but with the help of caring teachers and couselors that she could confide in she made it through. I believe that Mr. Wright is a very good principal. He has teachers that care but they need assistance and support from the parents. Some of the teachers are a bit too friendly with these kids, they really need to set a tone for their classrooms. They need to let the kids know what they will tolerate as good behavior in thier class. These kids and parents sign a conduct agreements in the beginning of the school year. They need to hold these kids and parents accountable during the school year. Mr. Wright keep pushing your faculity and staff to be the best the can be and settle for nothing less. You have the community's support

    Submitted by a parent

    May 6, 2008

    Kettering MS was an overall great experience for me and my child. It was easy to get her involved in clubs, most of her teachers were incredible. She had 1 or 2 who were too friendly with students, who act as though they may have just recently graduated from middle schools themselves. But I believe that Principal Wright is headed in the right direction.

    Submitted by a parent

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