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About This School

Manning Options School is a public middle school in Indian Hills. 442 students go to Manning Options School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 8% of the 442 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Manning Options School is 20:1. Drake Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 74%
Hispanic 8% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 24%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    School is good if your kid is already good. If ths student is lagging behind they do not do any extra effor to bring him to the par. They just complain to parents that he/she is not doing good so parents have to do something. Many parents like us are not able to help at home in many subjects and hope the school could have done something to help students lagging behind and not hoping that they will learn everything at home and do good at school.

  • (4 years ago)

    This was a wonderful middle school and provided a solid foundation for my daughter as she entered high school.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is our first year at Manning 09/10 and my daughter is enjoying it. She has an avearge of two hours of homework each night and seems well prepared for the homework assigned. I like that at an age where things can get rough socially for a kid Manning seems to have risen above a lot of those issues. Even if your child isn't gifted Manning provides an environment conducive to learning.Great school!

  • (4 years ago)

    Manning might suit some driven and parentally controlled students who strive to achieve academia (good grades) above all else. As for an enjoyable education you need to go elsewhere. Just academics four hours of homework a night stressful weeks at the end of trimesters where you have to complete presentations and papers in all subjects and sometimes inadequate teaching (with stressed out teachers small lockers tight hallways old bathrooms leads to success for those who strive on the stress and whose parents stay up late with them every night. Education with no heart = Manning.

  • (5 years ago)

    Manning has an excellent academic program and students are challenged in a safe environment. The change in Principal for the 2008/09 school year has had a noticeable (negative) impact on this schools stellar reputation created under Tripp Sargent; enforcement of school discipline is very inconsistent among faculty and administration and consequences for severe infractions not tough enough. Monitoring of teacher classroom performance and execution of curriculum and teacher participation in school conferences and activities also needs improvement.

  • (5 years ago)

    Must be the hardest middle school in the entire state of CO! Great foundation for high school and college. Be prepared for four hours of homework each night. Most recommendations for middle school level homework assignments are 80 - 90 minutes daily not 240 minutes! Otherwise school totally prepares students for higher learning. Typical middle school peer issues parking lot drop off/pick up process is very dangerous and a total nightmare. Staff seems to be well meaning and well educated for the most part. Can use Manning School as a very good foundation as stated earlier for higher learning way ahead of most middle schools in the entire state of CO. A parent review

  • (5 years ago)

    Manning is a truly exceptional middle school. I graduated in 2007 and I still miss the motivated kids teachers and environment. I am now in 10th grade and I am taking the most advanced courses available. Manning prepared me so well for high school and although the environment is 'sheltered ' it is what a school should be- focused on learning and maturing instead of accomadating crazy teenagers. All programs are exceptional and the extracurricular academic opportunities rival my current high school. Manning is a school of excellence both academically and socially.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a manning Alumni of 4 years now. I will always consiter it my school and my high school just a place I spend my days cause I have to. I was in a very gifted class and looking back it was the single greatest experince of my life. I was beyodn well educated. I always struggled in math and for the first time I was ahead and actuallly felt like i knew what i was doing. THe math i do now in high school it doesnt have the lasting affect. The teachers were allof the highest quality and I never had difficulty getting along with them or learn what ever it was they were trying to convey. I wont lie in saying its a sheltered school. Middle school is where wild teen tendencies develop. Manning has no such issues. The quality of educators and students is unparalleled.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student at manning and i love it there. The academics are great the teachers are awesome and the kids mostly work hard but always have fun. Good school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is our second child at Manning Middle School. We are extremely happy with the high academic requirements and the over all school

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