This school is definitely the weak link in the Mansfield system. Although there are certainly some good teachers here the school is large and chaotic with little to no individual attention. For children who are not self-motivated it's a problem. Inappropriate behavior is often missed and/or tolerated and children who struggle socially also have problems here from my experience. Foreign languages are only offered half the year. My children both feel that this school lacks a sense of community and spirit that the elementary schools offered and that smart is not "cool" here. My daughter feels she has to "dumb herself down" in order to fit in. Music is not part of the curriculum and there is no art offered at some grade levels but sports is well supported. Although one of my children is an athlete I would like to see a more balanced approach including the arts. This lack of self-expression curriculum contributes to less tolerance for individual ideas and creative thinking in my opinion. They discourage teacher conferences if your child is a good student so I feel I know nothing about my kids' learning styles or accomplishments. I would not recommend this school.
Harold L Qualters Middle School is a public middle school in Mansfield. The principal of Harold L Qualters Middle School is Mary Ellen Mega. 1,131 students attend Harold L Qualters Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 12% of the 1,131 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Harold L Qualters Middle School is 15:1. Amego is one of the nearest middle schools.
- Computer arts
- Theater drama
- P.E. classes
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Building needs repair. Bathrooms do not have doors. Skunks live under the building and often the spray smells up the classrooms. More of a circus atmosphere then learning environment. Teachers are great. They need more technology for the students. Building issues distract from learning.
The core curriculum teachers are high-caliber and captivate the children.
this school is the best all the kids are behaved and my sons love it!
This school is a lie. It honors the under achievers and makes the over achievers feel less than worth. An honor student is one that can not spell or read without parents or teachers giving them the grade. I rate it a 0.
i have recently moved to hanover and i was only at the QMS for 1 year i lived in mansfield my whole life! the school i go to now has high mcas scores but most of the kids have stayed back at least once then cirriculum is to difficult for kids to grasp and understand. i think that the mansfield schools especially the qualters are absolutely perfect and i would sugest that school to anyone.
I was a student at this school from 2001-2003. During the time I was there I had not learned barely anything. My math teacher would explain the work relatively fast and expect us to understand the work by the next day. I recently moved and found that I have learned so much more in one year than I did in QMS for over 2 years. I wanted to learn at this school but the teachers did not provide an education for those who cared. The teachers were more concerned with students that were slower and needed help.
The school is overcrowded the curriculumn can not be described as 'challenging' even by the most charitable stretch of the imagination there is no separation of levels - the brighter students are held back by those who need more time on each subject... the list goes on and on.