"We are parents of a child enrolled in the IHP program, which was launched in 1971. According to Time Magazine, IHP is perhaps the most successful junior-high curriculum in the U.S. "The Reed prescription has been almost deceptively simple: three excellent teachers, bright kids, parental backing and tough-minded adherence to some of the eternal verities of learning." As parents and volunteers, we found that the reputation is well deserved. The administrators are top-notch, and the teachers are great. Everyone pitches in to help each other, including the wider Walter Reed community and the other small learning communities. We are very satisfied with the education that our child receives."
"Walter Reed Middle School is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District in the North Hollywood/Studio City/Valley Village area. It is a title1 school. The school offers a variety of programs: the Individual Honors Program, the school for Advanced Studies, the Humanities Academy, the Technology Academy, the Environmental Academy, the Culinary Academy, Bilingual programs, and Cadet program. The students come from diverse backgrounds. Fifty percent of the school is Hispanic. Walter Reed offers many opportunities for enrichment. There is an amazing music program. They also have clubs such as Spelling Bee, Math Counts, Robotics, Cooking Camp, and Model United Nations. The teachers are dedicated to helping students succeed. They often stay after school to help students with homework."
"I am a single mother of two children attending Walter Reed middle school. my daughter has had a wonderful experience at this school, however my son has not. As a mother of two, my experience at this school has been a pretty good one.I do not believe that Walter Reed is to blame for the atrocious behavior of some students. you have to understand that schools have their hands tied because they're always getting sued. if you want to stop bullying then you need to address the problem personally.My son has been a victim of bullying but I am one of those no BS kind of parents. I do not bother the school with complaints of bullying, if you want to stop bullying you need to be able to take off the gloves.When my son has been bullied I let the parents know that there darling little angels are really demons monsters! I believe most parents are unaware of their children's awful behavior. Overall Walter Reed has been very good to me :-) We as parents need to address issues by talking to one another. Personally Walter Reed overall has provided a good education and decent place for my kid's to attend school."
"I couldn't have asked for a better middle school experience. At Reed I haven't only been gifted with a high class education but also with a community that excepts and believes in me. What I really like about Walter Reed is the fact that we're in seclusive environments "the academies" that become really close and tight knit. At the same time though, we experience a more general population which really prepares us for what the world outside of middle school, high school, college will be like. While we, like any other school, have quirks I can say that the time I've had at Reed has been throughly enjoyable."
"As my father used to say, "It's just too bad". Meaning this school could be great if it actually delivered on anything it promises. I'm not as concerned with the bullies as that's hard to control and the reality is we all grew up with it, but if your child is not in IHP, good luck! Even the other "Honors Academies" are not really different from the gen-pop (jail reference very appropriate). After a few months of believing a few teachers when reviewing our son's progress (not good), we learned from some other parents that what our son was telling us was true -- that two teachers in particular just don't like some of the kids and don't treat them well. It got so bad that we had to take our son to a different school. We remain incredibly disappointed as we had such high hopes for this place. Our son is "back to normal" and excelling at the new school he's at which is why I feel comfortable making these statements. But, if your child gets in the IHP program, go for it! You'll be fine -- otherwise, get outta Dodge fast!"