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Drexel Hill Middle School

6 reviews
3001 State Road
Upper Darby, PA 19026
(610) 853-4580

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Drexel Hill Middle School
Based on data from the 2016 school year

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This school is cold and seems to be tired of progress.
Posted by a parent on 1/18/2020
We have had an excellent experience to date. My son has great, caring and INVOLVED teachers, communication between administrators, teachers and parents is great, the music program is *amazing*, and the electives and gifted program are fantastic. The only cons, I would say, is it’s a very large student body, but the district is addressing that, fighting to build another school so ALL of the children can be supported appropriately.
Posted by a parent on 1/10/2020
When reading these reviews, please take the ones written by kids with a grain of salt. As a parent ,I have found the most recent principal,Mr. Manfre, to be much more reasonable and approachable than the previous principal. He responds quickly to parent concerns and is eager to resolve issues.As far as Mr. Jordan for math, he was my daughter's favorite and most challenging math teacher,she has gone on to be at the top of her high school class,and though she does not LIKE math she excells in it .Perhaps the child who had complaints about him does not like to work hard and be challenged. This school has something for every child, challenging academics,excellent music,performing and visual arts opportunities,compassionate and knowledgable sports coaches, engineering team,playwrites class,character building classes and clubs... the list is too numerous to go on. It's like everywhere,if you have a child who wants to do well, they will flourish at DHMS !
Posted by a parent on 1/21/2014
I am a parent of an 8th grader at DHMS. I will say it has been tough for him because of bullying; however the principal and teachers have always taken care of any situation I have approached them about. Most of the teachers are caring and understanding and doing the best that they can considering the handful of kids that seem to have no interest in being in school and lost of interest in causing problems and getting in trouble, but I believe that it starts at home. If you dont teach your children right from wrong and proper behavior at home they certainly arnt going to know it at school which is ashame for the other kids.
Posted by a parent on 1/23/2013
As a student currently in DHMS, I can safely say that the school is great. The problem in the school isn't the staff or the curriculum, it's the students. There are a lot of good kids in the school, but unfortunately, just as many (if not more) of us act out all the time. Because of this, they don't learn much at school and the kids who actually are interested need to hear the teachers constantly disciplining the students (to no avail) and deal with the same material being drilled into their heads even though they learned it 2 years ago. The school really isn't at fault here. They do provide great activities for the students. Our musical program is top notch, with so many different areas to get involved in (many singing programs, a few band programs including orchestra, a yearly musical), quite a lot of sports for all grades and both genders (inter-mural sports for 6th graders and interscholastic for 7th and 8th), and various other extracurricular activities. As a child in the gifted program, I can say that it is very helpful to academically advanced kids. Unfortunately, there isn't much else for gifted kids. Students can be in an advanced math program with high enough scores.
Posted by a community member on 1/29/2012

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Upper Darby schools - Drexel Hill Middle School is located at 3001 State Road, Upper Darby PA 19026. Drexel Hill Middle School is in the Upper Darby School District. Drexel Hill Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6-8.

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