Currently a student, and people are fooling themselves if the don't think things like what is mentioned below don't happen at every school. MGM is an amazing school with a great teaching staff. Yes, some teachers aren't the best, but they honostely care for their students. High school is what you make it. I have thoroughly enjoyed all 4 of my years here from pep rallys, to football games and as well as in the class room. I wouldn't trade my high school years for anywhere else.
This school is horrible!!! They let the kids smoke, make out, and disrespect the teachers! the principal is a push over and the teachers are weak!!
Im currently a student at mgm! Recently a teacher hit my a student and the office told him and his family they were to busy to deal with it! Also there is alot of bullying that goes on they wont do nothing about it so you have no choice to fight to get them to leave you alone! Then the principal will tell your parents just come up here next time the other student bother you. But when i went back up there he told me it wasnt his problem he could send me home if i cant handle it. So being a student there they dont care about you and they sugar coat everything when your parents go up there. Also teachers are really bad on choosing favorites. I dont suggest this school im trying my hardest to go to another!
I'm a former student of mgm & i have to say i loved my high school experience. I had excellent teachers & contrary to popular belief i got the attention & help i needed w/o being a "star athlete". My teachers also cared beyond the classroom. And as for the office administration they were always friendly. I think mgm is a great school. chanda perry-fillingame
I am a freshman at Mray G. and I find the school to be very mediocore. I also have a sister who attends school with me, and she personally hates it. The teachers and administrative staff spend more time on discipline and enforcing the uniform policy than teaching. If you don't wear socks 3 times, you get suspended. Yet if you get in a fight, they just write you up and go on with life. Some of this may be Mobile Counties fault, but I still think the school could focus more on teaching the students than rather if you're wearing socks or not!
I am currently a senior at MGM and just moved here at the first of my Jr. year from Arkansas. This school is a good school, it has a lot to offer a student...but feeding off of their students money, and taking advantage isnt the best thing. I do believe that a lot of teachers spend more time on disipline and uniforms than teaching and helping, but thats partly the adminstration in the office. Its like they go out looking for someone to yell at. When i came from, it was about the same size school, we didnt have uniforms, it cost us $5 to park for the year with a sticker, we didnt have class dues, and there was a lot less disipline, becaues students werent stressing out to get stuff done for the school that wasnt even their school work. I think this school could impove a little....
I am a current student at mgm and i must say that even though the academics are excellent.. But as I have read in the reviews so far, I must agree with some things that were said about my school. Teachers are more worried about discipline than education and I honestly don't thing this is right. So.. Keep going vikes..But make some improvements.. Please.
I graduated from MGM in 2004 and must say, I found the school mediocre at best. The teachers, for the most part, were more concerned with enforcing the uniform policy than teaching, unless you were an athlete, who, during my time there, could get away with anything. The office staff were often quite unfriendly as were the administration. I was never outright threatened. The extracurriculars catered to Christians and athletes for the most part. There were fair, very competent teachers who enjoyed their jobs, and they, during my time there, were Mr. Lambert, Mr. Fillingim, Ms. Churchwell-Clayton, Ms. Capers, Ms. Girod-Lambert, and Mr. Rose.
As a former graduate of Mary G. Montgomery, I would like to say that this school performs as well as it can for the area it is in. In the end, this school provides the educated professionals needed to help your child advance in life. However, as we all know, it is very much up to the parent to encourage the child and make it happen. 2002 Graduate
As a student of MGM I don't recommend this school to anybody, unless you're a cheerleader or a football player, because it seems to me that if you don't participate in some type of sport then the teachers really don't care. And i don't think it is at all fair that most of these cheerleaders and football players get away with more than the average person. This school focuses more on sports than it does on academics, and that is not setting a good example to the students.
i am currently a freshman at Mary G. It's a great place to be,but like all schools, it could use some improvement.I take honors classes,and I've found that half of my teachers are enforcing the 'you're above average students' idea, and some really could careless.
' I am a student at MGM and I have to say it's not that bad. I mean I thought that evrybody was going to be all mean, stuck-up, and snobby. Everything changed, I guess I could say about the first two weeks of school there was some mess but, it was solved. I'm proud to say that I represent my school 100%!
I am a student a MGM recently and I must say that it is ok. It could be better as far as the racist comments. It is my 2nd year there and each year my friends and family go through racist comments each year and nothing is done about it. Other than that the teachers and staff are really great and helpful. I have learned a lot of things already and I still have 2 more years to go. I wouldn't trade this school for anything.
I am a recent graduate of Mary G. Montgomery High School, and I must say that my experience was mediocre at best. Very few of the classes were engaging enough to give students a valuble education, and the counsler's were not at all up to task on their jobs. The teachers that I had personally were quite good, however. The problem seemed to lie with a lack of resources and co-operation issues with the administrative body.
I am a parent of a child who attends MGM. MGM is a very good school to go to. I would recommend this school to anybody. Yes there are problems with the teachers, principals, and the students, but every school has its problems! There are good teachers, principals, and students also. I would say the worst thing about the students at the school is they sterotype really bad. I have a daughter who goes there and she comes home with gossip everyday! Other than that, theres not many better schools out there!
I am a former student of MGM and I would not recommend this school. The Principal did not interact. I was in honor classes and the teachers treated us as if we were in regular classes and we were behind other Mobile Cty schools of the same grade. I learned things in college that I should have learned in the 10th grade. The roof would leak when it rained, heaters would not work, a/c units would not shut off in the winter time & the floors would flood. Some teachers were more worried with what kids were wearing than teaching them. I have a cousin that graduated from MGM, recently and she says it is the same as I discribe to you. I could go on and on but truthfully go visit it & ask the students.
I am a former student of MGM and I loved it. The thing to remember about any school is, you'll get out of your education exactly the amount you put into it. I highly recommend the AJROTC program. For students who can't stay after school, it's a club that also gives you class credits, and the instructors are fabulous. Since I moved away from the area, I have missed MGM lots.
We moved into this area 3 years ago with a great deal of concern as to the quality of MGM as a whole. We were greeted and welcomed by a very friendly and professional staff whom daily exibit deep concerns for my 2 sons. As a parent, the staff at MGM could not be better. They are involved with, and truely love the students. Thier sports program is second to none. My personal observation of the MGM staff and teachers as a whole is that they are friendly, diciplined and fair. I highly recomend this great school.
As a student of MGM, I would never recommend this school to anyone. The classes at MGM are very crowded; my english class has at least 30 students in it. My experience with the administrators has been overall good except with the councelors. I find the counselors at this school are very rude. Also, many of the coachs are also teachers which is in my opinion not a good thing.
I recently visited MGM as an alumni. Of course, it was raining. Love Mobile! I had arranged to meet with a teacher regarding a recommendation. I parked at the bus ramp to prevent myself from getting wet. The principal, very annoyed, pointed me around to the front. He unkindly showed me the front mud puddles. I, as a supporter of MGM, am completely offended by this administrator's lack of manners. This school's quality has improved over recent years. However,my impression of my high school is severly soured. I think any educator's first duty is to welcome the community and provide a place of courtesy and respect by setting a positive example. When looking at my future child's education, I'll consider the people leading him a top priority.
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