I worked at Mt. Holly Middle many years ago before the current administrators and many teachers came in. Mt. Holly reminded me of my hometown. I loved the fact that everyone was down to earth and wanted to help. The school had some tough times for a while but I've heard nothing but great things about it. From the inside I can tell you that I was pleased with everyone's efforts to challenge students in various aspects. And yes Mrs. Van Der Meid--and most everyone--assigned homework nightly! MHMS is a great school!
Mount Holly Middle School is a public middle school in Stanley. The principal of Mount Holly Middle School is Ms Jennifer Reep, whose e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. 758 children attend Mount Holly Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 49% of the 758 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Mount Holly Middle School is 17:1. Whitewater Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.
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|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.4%||0.2%|
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|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||49%||61%|
Agreeing with Mrs Van Der Meid This school does challenge every student whether they are slower at learning or very advanced. As a parent of an AG child I have had the privelige of working with Mrs. Van Der Meid who was very helpful and kept communicating with me throughout the school year about my childs progress. This school has alot of technology and innovating ideas that they utilize to give the children all opertunities to learn. As a parent I am very glad that my child is able to attend a school that is actually challenging them. Even slower learning children need to be challenged in order to learn. I have no doubt in my mind that they would make every effort to help any child no matter what their difficulties may be.
In response to the note dated June 2 2007 my daughter has homework most every night. She is receiving challenging work throughout the day and I see her progress regularly through communication from each of her teachers. I have been impressed with the regular communication from the leadership (principal and teachers) and enjoy the positive reinforcement in the local newspapers of honor roll students activities awards etc. I am honored to know that my child is receiving a good education from teachers who care about her success.
The previous reviewer's statement about no homework is completely inaccurate. I assign homework every single night except Fridays. It is also an inaccurate and insulting statement to say that it caters to 'slow' children. My 6th graders have read Maya Angelou e.e. cummings Shakespearean Sonnets and have learned the same literary terms that are the 9th grade teachers at East Gaston covers. Our math students have completed the 6th grade book in one semester and are well into the 7th grade book. Please know that we are committed to meeting every child's learning needs. Noelle Van Der Meid
Mount Holly middle school caters to the average/slower child. There are no homework assignments because most students were not doing it so they decided all work would only be done in school. I feel homework should be given to reinforce what the student had learned and also so the parent can see what is being learned. Also the teacher/parent communication is not good. I feel that my 8th grade child learned how to be lazy this year and am worried that high school will be a shock for him.