I know im suppose to tell about the school but i have a queztion does anyone know if BTW Magnet has a football team
Booker T Washington Magnet High School is a public high school in Montgomery. The principal of Booker T Washington Magnet High School is Ms Quesha S. Starks. 479 children attend Booker T Washington Magnet High School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 28% of the 479 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Booker T Washington Magnet High School is 12:1. Paterson Academy Of Creative Ed is one of the nearest high schools.
- Ceramics sculpture
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Video film production
- Martial arts self defense
- P.E. classes
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My 11th grade child decided to leave a private school to attend BTW because of all the great things we have read and heard about this school. We havent been impressed yet since she started. She didnt receive her schedule until the middle of the first day. She learned when trying to get her schedule that she was not in the schools system. Thats funny because she was accepted 6 months ago. After receiving her schedule my daughter was placed in classes that she had already taken and was in the class with 9 & 10th graders. I am currently trying to get her schedule changed and its the 6th day of school. Never experience anything like this. Really think need better office staff and leadership.
BTW is a solid school with some cliques. The school does well considering the lack of funding for public education in Alabama overall and Montgomery specifically. Sadly the once vibrant law magnet has become an afterthought and the students in this program are treated like second-class citizens by the majority of the "art-focused" students and faculty. Law magnet students are often excluded and their accomplishments are never celebrated. I can recommend the school but not the law magnet given its current status--the intent seems to be to cancel the program while keeping the current students on the rolls and wasting 1.5 hours a day with filler work.
Booker T Washington Magnet High School has an excellent Principal who shows the utmost leadership ability and skills. The Principal stays abreast of current academic and arts' trends to ensure the teachers are teaching appropriately and the students are receiving the best education practices possible. I am confident that my child is receiving not only a quality AP education but also excellent training in the musical theatre arts program. I highly rate and recommend BTW for a well rounded educational experience if you want your child to be prepared for college and life.
If I ever become a famous novelist in the coming years it will be because of the excellent instruction and the creatively inspiring environment at Booker T. Washington. I love my old high school. I was challenged encouraged and inspired at BTW. This school has excellent teachers strong leadership and a perfect environment for growing in one's field of interest. As a student of the creative writing program from 7-10 years ago I can look back to this school as the launch pad that sent me forward on my writing career.
My daughter enrolled in BTW after having spent her years from K4-8th grades at St. James a private school in Montgomery. Enrolling her in BTW was one of the best decisions that we ever made! Because BTW has numerous "magnets" every student has a specialty. Every student is feels special. My daughter was in the creative writing magnet and Foster Dickson the teacher of this magnet is one of the best teachers there. Please know that just because BTW is an "arts" magnet students with a "performance" talent can still find a home and thrive there.
I would guess that before there was a uniform this school was very good and I would guess that before a few teachers were cut there was better quality education. I wasn't here before that though so I don't really know but I do know that I did not enjoy my experience at this school if only for one year. The only thing I could say I like about this school is the soothing sound of a piano playing down the hallways. Other than that the teachers are unspectacular the lunch is a sin many of the students aren't very friendly some teachers either give out way too much homework or can't teach their lessons and the daily class schedules are simply annoying. I'd prefer a 7 block day over switching my schedule back and forth every day. The principal is not a pleasant lady and the building is dirty and old. Plus the students miss out on a lot of normal high school pastimes like football games. More money needs to be put into this school because I'm sure it has potential to be amazing I've just not seen this "amazing" school so many have talked about.
I am a graduate of Booker T Washington Magnet High School. I attended BTW for the entire 4 years. Although I had my problems as all teenagers do in the long run attending BTW is an extremely beneficial experience both educationally and culturally. As I see college students struggle through work and not be prepared for the level of academic learning that is offered at the better universities I usually find the work to be fairly simple compared to what I went through at BTW. The teachers there care. Although at times they don't show it the reason to their madness is found in what lies ahead. I honestly believe had I not been through the variety of teachers and levels of difficulty I would not be where I am today. I am a Jr at Auburn University. I am also studying abroad and asst. teaching at SCAD in France
I am currently a freshman at BTW and I believe this school is one of the best i have been to so far. BTW has a wonderful atmosphere great food wonderful schedule and great teachers. Since i came from a school that has alot of fighting it is a big relief to find a school like BTW where you never have to worry about your safety.
I'm currently a rising senior at BTW and so far I have observed qualities in teachers other students and the overall curriculum that I did not like. The ability in the set of teachers range from the worst possible to one of the best in the state. The best teachers are (meaning that they have taught the most in quantity and best in quality Gravatt Dickson and Armistead. Gill is pretty good (although I loathed chemistry). And then there are the teachers that are really fun to be around Gravatt (yes he makes this list too) Warren and Simmons. And then there are the not-so-good teachers Mrs. Cowles (from my experience) and Wones. They're great people really. Just not the best teachers in their field.
Everything's perfect except for the fact that they do not have enough sport teams for students. I hope the principal make a soccer team.
Excellence in all things is rightfully BTW's motto. This school is clearly levels above the rest incorporating a challenging academic cirriculum along side a spectacular arts program. There is room here for the academically gifted as well as the talented performer and artist. Besides being multi- talented and abnormally intelligent the students here are so diverse and so unique. I am a second year junior in the Show Band magnet (Show Band Rocks!!) and had no difficulty in choosing this school over any other. Being at this school has allowed me to learn about myself and recognize my true potential. This is without a doubt the best school ever!!
Although my child is no longer attending BTW because his grades fell below minimum I have no hesitation in saying that BTW is a fine school with an excellent staff. Mr. Gravatt Mr. Dickson Principal Starks thank you so much for the 2 years you gave so much to my child. The experience has equipped him to attend a large public school for his senior year and no doubt will enable him to transition to college easily. You guys rock.
I am going to be a Senior this year at BTW and I love everything about this school. I love the Principal Ms. Starks she helps me whenever I have a problem and continues to challenge teachers and what they know. I also love the Technical Theatre teacher Ms. Waldrip she is a shining star at the school. She works so hard and her work pays off mostly every performance BTW's long fingers touch comes off as a hit. The only complaint I have is that the Math Department is not the best in the world. The lower level math teacher does not teach up to par compared to the upper level teachers do. She skips very needed information. The Spanish Department is great too. I also love Mr. Gravatt US History Teacher who challenges us in everything we do. BTW is an overall safe diverse awesome talented community and school.
This schools is on of the best thing that ever happened to me. I will be a junior next year in the Show Band magnet and it has opened so many opportunities for me. By enrolling you immerse yourself in so much culture and diversity. It's really wonderful. The teachers are great. The faculty is great. Parents are invovled out of the roof mainly with the performances. Plus you aren't limited to one thing like academics or sports. At BTW you can be a musician an actor an artist an aspiring lawyer a news anchor. You have the chance to explore everything the school offers. This is an amazing school and I am grateful everyday that I am priviledged enough to attend it.
I attended BTW for all four years of high school. I was a Journalism magnet student. I would recommend BTW to all the parents and students in Montgomery. I graduated from BTW in 2003. My brother also went to BTW and graduated in 1999. I suppose BTW is a family tradition. I am thankful for all of the experiences I had while in school there. My parents were planning on sending me to private school and I'm so thankful they didn't. The diverse population at BTW is one that you won't find in most other Alabama high schools. If you're thinking about attending BTW or sending your child there you can't pick a better school.
I've found BTW to be a great school for my student. The principal has endeavored to meet his needs and those of other students. I've personally been stopped by her and asked about his progress and if we are experiencing any problems. She took the time to meet with each incoming student and their parents to explain to them the requirements extent herself and the staff to help with any problems and welcome each student to the school. She's popped in at rehearsals and stayed. The school also has many concerned and qualified instructors. They go above and beyond in their efforts to instruct and support our students. I couldn't ask for better. My thanks to Ms. Starks and her staff.
BTW is an excellent magnet high school. The staff and faculty are qualified professionals who take the job of teaching and leading it's students in the manner that educators should. The student satisfaction test scores and college achievements are the fruits of their labors at BTW. Thank ya'll for the excellence in education you provide.
This is an outstanding school with outstanding leadership. The principal is one of the best with an outstanding record as a teacher and school leader. This principal supports all of her students as well as teachers. The principal is a National Board Certified Teacher the PTA Principal of the Year a member of the Governor's Commission on Quality Teaching etc.
I had an opportunity to hear two of BTW's students perform at Montgomery's Capital City Club last week. Although the students were 15 and 17 they perfomed on the level of many professional performers. BTW is a well-kept secret. I commend the adults who are grooming the students for success. If only BTW existed when I was in high school .