I AM A teacher at Magnolia Juior high. I must tell you that teacher are resigning mid year due to lack of a stong administration at this school. The leadership is chaotic at best information is never shared until situations are about to happen. There is lack of preparation and direction among the leadership. I have taught over 25 years and find the situation unacceptable. I love teaching but I need support.
Magnolia Middle School is a public middle school in Moss Point. 390 students attend Magnolia Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 88% of the 390 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Magnolia Middle School is 10:1. William M Colmer Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.
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|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||88%||82%|
I am a teacher at Magnolia Jr. High School in Moss Point Mississippi. I have loved teaching here since I started quite a few years ago. We have been given the task of taking elementary students and turning them into High School Students. We work with them academically and emotionally to mature them into well adjusted young people. All the typical school problems are there from personal discipline to lack of effort from supportive parents to absentee parents from those who know every grade their child makes to those who cry foul after their child has failed. Magnolia and the Moss Point School District have great policies such as every teacher contacting the parent of each child at least once every quarter; posting lesson plans and classwork on Haiku for students and parents to use; open classrooms for parents to attend any time they wish; progress reports sent out twice per quarter; the MTM teaching model; and the list goes on. If I were to have a wish it would be that the community would open itself up to new ideas and drop old attitudes to realize that teachers are not the bad guys but the people preparing young minds for a brave new world.
Ask me "Is teaching a good job?" I would say "No but it has a great schedule." Ask me "Do you like teaching?" I would say "I love teaching. I love working with children and taking part in their learning process. I work daily with wonderful peers. However the school systems definitely need reforming." I am a former teacher of Magnolia Jr. High School. The students at MJHS are really no different than the students at any other school. Children will always be children. Most of the teachers are just as educated if not more as any teacher at any other school. There was a lack of professionalism and adherence to district guidelines. Teachers are disrespected by administration and the student pick up on this and continue the behavior. The same behavior they have learned from watching the person who is supposed to be "in charge". Those children just like any other will only do as much as they are allowed to do and get away with. The problem is they get away with a lot in MP. Until that changes classroom management student behavior regular grades and test grades will continue to remain low. MP needs devine intervention. Pray for those children to receive the tools they need.
My son has attended Moss Point School District his entire life. I am so thankful that we are finally able to transfer him out of this district. Magnolia Jr. High is the worst school besides Moss Point High School on the coast. This past year my son was constantly bullied harassessed and provoked into fights; I had to literally force him to go to school. The students are out of control and little progress has been made in solving this problem. Some of the teachers seem to be good but most are very uncaring and unconcerned about your child. Yet with all the discipline problems what can you expect?
I was a student last year at MJHS and all I have got to say is that it is terrible! I do believe that there are some very good teachers there but they can't keep control of there classes. Well my point is that I would not send your kids to this school!
I think this school is awful. Some of the teachers get away with cussing the students. The teachers do not care if the kids do their homework or not. The parents find out about bad grades after it is too late to fix the problem. The students are not watched during the P.E. classes nor are they made to dress out. Its like the teachers are there to get paid and that is it. The parents are expected to make their children do their homework at home as well as at school. I have never came across a school such as this with no regards to the students.
I am a student at MJHS. I think that this an awful school. The uniform policy is way to strict and they focus on that more than actual learning. Also they talk about test scores more than anything. Like I was at a program about showing how Moss Point is talented. I sat there in a Church as the superindentent was speeking and she got out the test scores and lectured on them for a long time at a church. It makes me wonder if they care about that more than actually teaching the us something. That is why I am moving to Ocean Springs District after Christmas. Dont ever send your kids to this school much more the school district.
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