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6-8
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Aurora, CO
Students enrolled: 946
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1955 South Telluride St
Aurora, CO 80013

(303) 750-2836
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December 12, 2014
Mrachek Middle school was one of the worst schools' I've ever attended. I'm a former student at Mrachek and now a Sophomore at Rangeview, and let me just say that Mrachek Middle school is a nightmare. The staff there would rather be dead than teaching immature adolescents, and get angry for every action that the students do. In addition to having low tolerance they're also rude and get mad at you for making mistakes. I received attitude from Mrs. Fecko for entering in the wrong door, with her asking me if I knew how to read. My 6th grade year was horrible, as my science teacher Mr. English was scary mean and constantly threatened and berated us and treated us like dirt. I came home crying because they mistreated us so many times. The students there were rude so they wouldn't be messed with, and there were fights all of the time. So many students had attitudes and interrupted other students educations because they didn't want to learn. Students would get bullied & nothing would be done, that's why students kill themselves. The school always blames everything on the students, 7 they don't make school a safe comfortable environment. The school didn't take responsibility for anything.

- submitted by a community member
November 30, 2014
WORST School ever it's really old smells bad has bad food and most of the staff will get mad at you for doing pretty much anything even though it's not bad there's weekly fights and there's a lot of terrorizing people there lockers are hard to get to and when you walk through the hallways you get pushed all the time people there aren't normal alright if I got to switch schools I would so I would not recommend Going to Mrachek middle school.I've seen people making out in the hallways and the teachers there don't do anything about that. Our principal didn't even cancel school when it was below 10 Celsius so we had to wake up and get dressed in that weather.

- submitted by a community member
September 13, 2014
I attended Mrachek 13 years ago. The teachers were amazing. The staff was friendly. All the problems I remember experiencing were due to super low budget. Desks were really, really, old and the place always smelled like wet socks and old food. Books were old, equipment was old, and it was an old building with no windows. Yeah, none. I have been there recently for work a few times and it saddens me how little is different and how little investment has been made in improving the school. They put in windows (thank God) but that's about it. Stuff that was old when I was there was still there. New coat of paint, new carpets, windows, and the same old crappy desks and broken down gym equipment that was there 13 years ago. And from what here the curriculum is suffering too. This is sad. It seems like this whole district. I wouldn't want my kid to go to the schools I did. Not because they weren't good, but because they aren't good now.

- submitted by a community member
April 10, 2014
HORRIBLE!!! We moved here a few months ago and unfortunately couldn't get my child into a different school. She was in honor classes at her last school and since coming here she has gone downhill with her 'grades' and her attitude! I hear weekly about fights and caught her using offensive language. This is a toxic school and something needs to be done!

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2014
The teachers are outstanding! They go above and beyond what is required of them. I will say there is a big lack of respect toward teachers from some students, that is unfortunate, this stems from what they are taught at home. This lands squarely on the shoulders of the parents, if you are a bad example of a human being, your children will follow! The teachers are there to teach academics to your child. Parents, it is your job to teach your children to respect others. Leadership at Mrachek is solid, we have had nothing but positive experiences with the teachers and leadership. I will reiterate, the teachers are outstanding!

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2013
As a student I want to say I really don't like this school. I used to be a straight A student till I went to this school. The teacher are very unorganized and are constantly losing our work. Another problem is that there are fights almost everyday and the staff does nothing to prevent it. Another problem is that if you have a problem at the school and you fill a statement about little to none help comes, the principal is pretty much invisible to every problem. The only positive thing I can say about the school is that not all the teacher give up on the students for example Mrs.Rahn, Mr.Muller, and Mr.Emmer are probably one of the only reasons why I stay at the school. If they weren't there I would be done with this school.

- submitted by a community member
April 30, 2013
This school is AWFUL and my child is suffering there. She has excelled in all of her years of school until she attended Mrachek. The English teacher is from another country and can't speak English! Sadly, that may be the least of this school's problems. It is unreal!

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2013
This is the worst school my child has ever attended. The administration allows staff to be verbally abusive and condescending to the students and parents. The curriculum is biased towards low achievement and there is no positive energy for the students. My son went from being excited about school in all his other schools to begging me to let him stay home. The entire staff needs to be replaced.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2012
My child is an 8th grader at this school and has had problems since he started there in 6th grade. I give this school a low grading because there has been nothing but problem after problem with my child and the students, and certain staff. One problem is that his academics are not as good as they could be due to children messing with him, and the children get away with it. Another problem is that whatever issues he has had to face with the children the staff were of little to no help on resolving the many issues. I have been to the school many times to try to help come up with a plan of action for my child to succeed, but all my child and I ever get is run-around by the staff; for example, he has had to fill out many statements concerning these issues but again none have been resolved. I understand that teachers may have many students in their classes, but for my child and I to be ignored throughout these years as I've tried to work out the kinks and he gets blamed for everything has left me today with unbelievable frustration. To sum it all up my child has been physically assaulted, his items have been stolen, and worst of all he has been verbally put down by a staff member here.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2012
My opinion of this schools based on the interactions between the dew and the teachers and their students. I have seen pictures that I am appalled at, taken of a student that has learning disabilities, after the teacher and dean " restrained him" it looks like the child was choked and has signs of this behavior by staff members on his neck and face. It is ABSOLUTLY unacceptable for staff members to touch the children in this manner. If school police can be called because there is an issue then that is what should have been done. The school swears they have no idea what happened and the dr. The child was taken to reported this situation. Be careful when you send your child to school, not only do they need to worry about bullying from students, it seems the staff is just setting an example of appalling behavior.

- submitted by a community member
December 21, 2011
I am a student at Mrachek and I have to say , a lot of these reviews are unfair,and/or inaccurate. Our building may be old, not as good looking as newer schools, but we aren't beneath any other middle school in Aurora. We have teachers who really care for us and our futures.We have accelerated programs that are successful, we have success with our sports {every sport we participate in}. We are a diverse school and our scores here have been improving each year. Positive feedback on our school would help a lot! Don't belittle us! Help build us up!

- submitted by a community member
September 14, 2011
This is a horrible school for your child(ren) to attend. Don't do it. The teachers don't give out homework on a regular basis. My child has been pulled out of class by an AP to discuss what my child is telling me about her day at school. The boys eat lunch before the gilrs because the are "full of energy". The girls in turn miss out on food, food is warmed over, left overs, and they are asked to eat an area that is dirty. The girls are also asked to clean up after the boys. The teachers as a whole are not leaders. They are busy on the cell phones are recess and the re are fights on a regular basis.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2011
Please parents READ!!! If possible please try to find your child another school to attend. My girls had to go to this school last year after being in Cherry Creek District. I check this site and I was shocked of the reviews. With this being the school for the address I live at, they had to go. Worst chose of my LIFE!!! They have never been in trouble until attending this miss managed school. I am really suprised this school could remain open. I feel really bad for anyones children that have to rely on this schools education. The Principal should be FIRED!!! Disappointed Parent

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2011
While there are some teachers trying very hard to make this school work and even some administrators that are responsive to students needs, this school is just too overwhelmed. From fighting, bullying, and threatening students to kids being jumped at lunch to kids having a bad attitude towards the idea of being educated. Add to that parents that don't support, and just a leader that seems kind of lax about the entire situation, this school is just not safe for kids and because it is not safe, it is not educational. Our student went into the school system ahead on some areas and is falling behind in many areas since. I sat in the office one day as a much older 8th grader student became disrespectful to the front office staff (who try to be very nice), he was taller and it was ok that she was smaller and not one male seemed willing to come out and defend her to this kid - can't imagine what the teachers deal with every day. My kid is done I am getting my child out of there asap.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2011
I have gone to mrachek I have to say I did enjoy my self because I had my group of fiends and they where all I hanged out with.I will say that at some times it can be alittle intimidating but I got over that.I also leanred quite a lot of knowlege druring me 3 years there. This will be my last year there and my writing grades went from a PP to a B but it has gone back down to a PP but i was having some problems of mine own. I have to say that doing chior all 3 years keep me going. I am now going to high school in honors biology, geomety and 10th grade math so i say going to Mrachek got me somewhere.

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 16, 2010
I suffered this school for 3 years and hated every day of it. I learned next to nothing, because the students care about nothing but gossip and strive for attention- good or bad. the teachers are wonderful, but only teach a select few students- the one's who care about school. I help on of the teachers and am disgusted by the behavior the students exhibit. I don't recommend this school and would send my child anywhere but this school.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 14, 2010
i'm a 7th grader that goes to mrachek and hate so much. Most of the staff members care about the bad kids more than the good students, the lunch is nasty , and what i dont get is if your in a fight and you dont want to get beat up you cant defend your self. if you want to stay out of trouble than stay out of fights or get beat up. I hate Mrachek!!!!!!!!!!>:p

- submitted by a student
February 24, 2010
Do not send you kid to this school if you can. There are to many kids, not enough teachers. The principal is the worst. I have walked in the school and watched him sit around and do nothing while teachers are calling for for help to have students removed. Go on youtube and you will see all the fights. It has taken up to 20 minutes to have students removed from class while being violent. APS needs to start over with this school. To much vilance and not enough leadership.

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no rating June 03, 2009
I used to attend Mrachek last year, and I believe the teachers are very strict, the principal actually really does communicate with the students, people in my grade always told him about ideas for like dances and stuff, and he listened really well, he actually put my friend on like a student council!! Lunch teaches responsibility because you cant go outside unless you have your student i.d, and if you dont have it you cant go outside, and there was discipline, I was on Leadership for counseling and the office, and if someone was in trouble, they always were talked to, cause even though the teachers didnt tell you anything about the student, you could by the hostility of the kid that he/she was in trouble. I absolutely LOVED mrachek!!! I miss it soooo much!!

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January 24, 2008
There needs to be more dicipinary action.

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August 27, 2007
Overall I think is a good school. I have some issues. My daughter says that they get no break. If they don't get a break and they're hungry, kids won't be able to learn as well and I'm worried about her health. Kids absolutely need a break.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2007
I can't recommend this school. My son attended last year. I found the Principal leadership to be almost non-existent. Communication is spotty with things that parents need to know. My son struggled and had difficulty all year long. Most of the his teachers, I felt tried, but I feel this school is overwhelmed on so many levels. We left this school after just one year. The school is trending down and isn't making progress.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2007
Compared to the school my son went to in Texas, Mrachek is 100% improvement! He had a problem with bullies in both schools, but Mrachek was the one that clamped down on the problem with no urging from me. Any academic problems have more to do with the low economic make up of a large portion of the kids than anything.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2006
I am not impressed with this school. We just got the statistics in for mrachek in the mail, and it is low and expected to decline (the school's own words, not mine!). This school is not up to par academically, and it doesn't offer a lot of choices for extracurricular activities either--they claim that your child can be well rounded when they enter high school. Plus there is a tremendous gang influence at this school and bullying problems. The counselors and administration are also slow to notify the parents if there is a problem with the child, and it takes a lot of effort on the parent's part to even get a live person to call back!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2006
This is the best school. Good quilities.Neat. Kind. I would tell 5 graders about this school to ask there parents to send them to this school.The academic programs are very challenging and well thought of.The sports and clubs are so fantastic ,the school deserves a really good commet so I hope you will think so to.

- submitted by a former student
August 01, 2005
Not a good school. Morale low amongst teachers and high teacher turnover all contribute to less focus on providing quality instruction to kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2005
I think Mrachek Middle School is the best. There is much of a diversity there unlike cloumbia that is all white. You learn a lot in this school.

- submitted by a student
March 23, 2005
Teachers do not provide responses to questions via email in a timely manner. They are busy, but they don't seem to care about interacting with the parent unless they are forced to.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2005
'As a parent of a student going to Mrachek Middle School, i think Mrachek Middle School has definitly improved sience a very long time this school is now safe for my kids to go to and the education is up 100%.Parents who think Mrachek Middle School is a bad influence for there kids them they might not be thinking very much, i would not change my daughter to Columbia becaues everyday she comes home telling me about what she has learned in school, and i'am so pround of her.she is getting good grades in school and i would change that school for nothing.Mrachek has definetly changed since a very long time and i would not change my daughter from that middle school.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2004
Mrachek Middle School is not a recomended school. My daughter went for 6th grade at Mrachek and I couldn't resist taking her out of that school. The curiculum used in the classroms seemed unsufficient. I did not feel that she was learning enough during the course of the year. In addition, she recieved a Partially Proficient on all three CSAP test is sixth grade which is a big drop from when she scored Advanced in all three CSAP areas in 5th grade. I also didn't care for the environment of students that she was in. She came home everyday tellnig me about the number of fights that occured each week. Now her and her little brother will be attending Columbia in hopes for a better school.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2004
I would be embarrased to be a student at Mrachek Middle School. Mrachek is a school of violence and unsafety. I have witnessed several gangs, fights, and so on, occur at this school at times when I go upthere. Aurora Public Schools really needs to take a close watch on this school. It has barely any academic success and does not give a good education to the students. I recomend that you transfer your child to Columbia so that they may go into high school fully prepared.

- submitted by a student
April 21, 2004
I would not recommend this school. I question the material presented in class. Some of the material was more for an early elementary student as opposed to a sixth grader. It doesn't seem like they are requiring the students to live up to a very high potential, instead they are taking the lower group of students and asking them to just keep working at their level, while the students who are on a higher level are relearning things they already learned in 4th and 5th grade. I intend to switch my kids over to Columbia or to try to get them into CC school before they enter high school and find out if they are behind. In addition, there is a lot of violence at the school. My kids tell me about fights that happen there on a regular basis and make the comment that the teachers don't do anything.

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Mrachek Middle School
1955 South Telluride St, Aurora, CO  80013
(303) 750-2836
Last modified Mrachek Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mrachek Middle School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top