Bullying is happening a lot there. Sadly, it is not the students I am talking about. The dean of students is just like the principal. She has pulled my child and many other students out of class just to have them say what she wanted to hear so she could blame them for incidents that they were not involved in. Pulled my child out of class for 2 hours without break to make sure he knew "she's in charge and he has to do what she says." This administration is a joke.
Overall, this school used to be great. The principal a few years ago when 2 of my kids were there knew how to get things done and respected both students and parents. This new principal, Dr. Mandel has no respect for parents at all. Does not close the door when having a private meeting about my son. He blamed my child for something that he was not fault at and said well someone needs to be accountable so parents stop yelling at me. Very immature for a man who has a doctorate and who thinks he is better than everyone. Yelled at me and my husband because another parent yelled at him. Total power trip.
The Administrators and teachers are outstanding. The kids there are great. There is a different feel at Marana. The kids are nicer and respectful. There have been several teachers who have worked at other schools who say the Marana kids are the best. We have had a great experience there.