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Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School

3
9 reviews
Grades
9-12
Students
2321
Type
Public
12650 Brooke Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(301) 780-2100

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Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School
Based on data from the 2016 school year

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After 3 years of being there, my experience went from decent to horrible. The students are usually good the first few months, but then become wild and out of control towards the middle to end of the school year. Security was not very involved. Students were always in the hallways because they were skipping class and security guards would just walk by them and not say anything. There are a lot of fights throughout the day. Not every day, but a lot of days. The teachers have great backgrounds, but many lack good relationships with the students. The administrators were decent. One of the administrators (that will go unnamed) enabled a lot of the bad behaviors because students were sent to the office and no consequence was given, even after threatening a teacher. The best part of the school is it is fairly new. If you're looking for a school that will challenge you academically, unless you're in all honors classes, this is not the school for you.
Posted by a teacher on 8/19/2016
this school is the best school ever. mr.blake always keeps it fun and the teachers and security guards are serious but helpful. they really want you to succeed and they have many more activities than any other school. step team, modeling,volley ball, football, basket ball,cross country etc. this school holds alot of attention obama has visited this school , famous viners, and also popular radio station such as wkys. we had a famous dj that plays for a foot ball or basket ball team i forgot and on fridays is free style friday they always find a way to keep you interested. the kids in rotc are very dedicated and are proud to wear there uniforms.
Posted by a student on 10/24/2014
By far the best high school ive attended! Ive been to Bowie and Suitland high school and neither of them come close to Wise high school! They have great programs that focus on every type of student and make sure they stay on track or have the ability to get back on track! They dont limit troubled students to night school or summer school, they offer cheap online repeaters classes and the teachers are beyond amazing! and finally they really know how to "TURN UP" Im truly satisfied and I feel like I am being prepared for college. AVERAGE REALLY IS OFFICIALLY OVER AT WISE !
Posted by a community member on 2/7/2014
Wise is one of the newest and best equiped schools in Prince Georges county. Unfortunately, Wise is in Prnice Georges county where the school board and the leadership of the school system is aweful. If you are considering purchasing a home in PG county, factor in the cost of sending your kids to a private school. The public schools are dismal - particurlarly the high schools.
Posted by a community member on 5/22/2013
WOW! IT TAKE A VILLAGE AND MAJORITY OF THE PARENTS AT WISE ARE NOT ACTIVE IN THEIR CHILDS STUDIES. I MENTOR SOME OF THE KIDS AND THEY SAY THEIR PARENTS DON'T CARE SO WHAY SO I. I WAS CURSED OUT BY A STUDENT BUT THAT DID NOT STOP ME FROM TALKING TO THE YOUNG LADY AGAIN. SHE CAME BACK AND APOLOGIZED. PARENTS WHERE ARE YOU I AM A SINGLE PARENMAKE TIME FOR YOUR KIDS. THEY HAVE THE LATEST AND GREATEST BUT ARE FAILING IN SCHOOL. DON'T BLAME TEACHERS BLAME YOURSELF. WISE IS A GOOD SCHOOL AND JUST LIKE ANY OTHER SCHOOL YOU HAVE SOME GOOD KIDS AND SOME BAD KIDS. THE GOOD KIDS OUTWAY THE BAD ONES. I SEE KIDS THAT HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED AND ARE ASKED WHY ARE YOU IN SCHOOL MY MOTHER DON'T LIKE ME TO BE HOME BY MYSELF. WELL YOU CAN'T BE IN THE SCHOOL. I ENJOY SOME OF THE TEACHERS AND THEY WANT TO SEE THE KIDS SUCCEED BUT WHERE ARE THE PARENTS THEY CALL AT THE LAST MINUTE. THEY AREN'T CHECKING THEIR KIDS WORK ONLINE. I CAN SAY THIS BECAUSE I AM AT THAT SCHOOL SO MUCH THE KIDS THOUGHT I WAS A TEACHER. PARENTS WAKE UP YOU ARE YOUR CHILDS BIGGEST NEED IN THEIR TEEN YEARS. THEY NEED YOU TO GET INVOLVED. WORK WILL BE WORK BUT YOU SHOULD NEVER SACRAFICE YOUR CHILDS FUTURE FOR A JOB OR ANYTHING ELSE.
Posted by a community member on 6/8/2012

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Upper Marlboro schools - Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School is located at 12650 Brooke Lane, Upper Marlboro MD 20772. Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School is in the Prince George's County Public Schools. Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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