Myers Park High

7
18 reviews
Grades
9-12
Students
3156
Type
Public
2400 Colony Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
(980) 343-5800

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Myers Park High
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PLEASE READ!!!Many students report feeling very prepared for college once arriving. One issue that is a common complaint among students is that two students taking the same class will have a very different workload based upon which teacher they have, however is a minor problem and will be easily fixable by simple conformity legislation by the school's leadership.As a student, we are first and foremost affected by the attitude which our leadership takes towards addressing rising and present issues and by their initiative to improve Myers Park High School. However, the leadership places their attention in a reactive manner as opposed to an anticipatory manner. It is clear that more work is needed to bring Myers Park's environment to a higher academic level as opposed to maintaining the current mediocre vibes. Furthermore, the communication is not very fluid. While the staff is aware of upcoming events, the student body is often misinformed because administration has not outlined a set form of communication of events between teachers and student. Events are spread mainly by word of mouth from the students who happen to be in a classroom where they have been informed of events by adults in charge. Many of these issues may be a result of understaffing, due to the difficulty of hiring skilled workers who are willing to work for North Carolina's low salaries. Additional leadership is needed to allow for Myers Park to grow as a school instead of maintaining the same levels. In IB and AP courses, the teachers are very effective and have experience. However, teachers in standard and other classes are often uninvested in both their jobs and their students, leading to extensive knowledge and mindset gaps between higher and lower level students and to halted social mobility.Bullying is taken very seriously here, especially by Principal Bosco. The social scene is very low on school spirit, but some students admire that the large size of the school makes it less cliquey. The social scene is divided between Honors/AP, IB, and lower courses, however many students cross these lines.In general, Myers Park High School has the potential to be one of the best public schools in North Carolina, due to its capacity for diversity and academic competition. However, more motions need to be made in the direction of improving the school instead of maintaining its current status.
Posted by a student on 2/29/2020
When we placed our child at Myers Park we had such high expectations, specially of the IB program. So far, the IB program has been nothing but "busy work". For example, one of the projects my child did was give a speech in English class. He had to do the research, write the speech and recite the speech. That was a great assignment, except for the fact that they had to memorize the entire speech (weren't even allowed to use a few note cards as reminders) and the speech was exactly 5 mins. For every 15 seconds the speech was over or under the 5 mins, points were deducted. Seems relatively reasonable except they were not allowed to use a watch and the teacher covered the clock in the classroom. My question is; what is this suppose to teach the kids? This is not real life; it is just a busy exercise that teaches them nothing. I have given many speeches in my life at conferences and work and I have NEVER had to give the speech without visual aids or notecards, or without the use of a clock.Mr. Bosco, the principal, is less than available, though he claims to have an open door policy. I wrote him 2 separate emails about my willingness to volunteer my time and money to making the school a better place, given the recent school shootings. He never replied to me. I called and spoke to his administrative assistant and made an appointment with Mr. Bosco, since he had not answered either one of my emails. I arrived to the appointment and waited 15 mins before his assistant came out to ask me the reason for my visit. I explained to her again I wanted to talk to him about a program that other schools are implementing in NC for school safety and anti-bullying. She called Mr. Bosco on the radio and he passed me on to speak to one of the coaches about the clubs the school offers to see if my idea fit any one of those clubs. When the coach realized the purpose of my visit, he sent me back to Mr. Bosco's office, at which time the secretary came out again to find out the reason for my visit. She went back to the office to speak to Mr. Bosco and returned to tell me he had no idea what I was talking about and had no time for our meeting. She said Mr. Bosco would get back to me to set another appointment. Of course, I never heard back from him or any body else at the school. Thus, I have to wonder why is a principal not available to speak to a parent who is offering to help.
Posted by a parent on 8/23/2018
I moved my children from a very good private school to attend MP in the IB program. I was very happy with the continuation of a wonderful education my children received. I HIGHLY recommend MP and the IB program.
Posted by a parent on 4/6/2018
Leadership is unresponsive, unsupportive and unfair. The Principal, Mark Bosco, and Vice Principal, Justin Holt, don't care about the students and prefer to make an example out of a bad situation instead of helping a student succeed.
Posted by a parent on 2/1/2018
I am a student at Myers Park high school and I'm junior. I'm Vietnamese student and I like those teachers in Myers Park high school. I love them too much.
Posted by a student on 1/24/2018

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Charlotte schools - Myers Park High is located at 2400 Colony Road, Charlotte NC 28209. Myers Park High is in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District. Myers Park High is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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