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300 Highland Ave
Norwalk, CT 06854

(203) 852-9488
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June 02, 2014
Brien McMahon High School is very good. The faculty prepares students and gives them a good base for many walks of life. Yes you have a diverse student population as you have in town, but the students achieve at the next level, some in the Ivy league, some in trade school. I fully recommend the school and everything it offers the students and the community.

- submitted by a community member

January 15, 2012
seeing the most recent review i'm very confused. i'm currently a junior at this school and i have to say this is a very good school. i cant imagine myself going to any other high school. I have to say that our school is very diverse and no matter who you are and what you like there is always someone to talk to. i love that we have a beautiful school and i actually think that our counselors are very helpful. we even have a school to career center. i take very hard classes and i think that my teachers are amazing. i know many people from other towns that join CGS just to be able to go to Mcmahon . . . we also have a great sports program with great lax teams and we have really great clubs like spanish club, Peace project, build on , and much more . . . . the only complaint i have is our strict administration . . . it sucks that we have to have a golden ticket in order to use the library, i hate having lunch at 10am and that we get detention for being late to lunch and other strict rules but otherwise than that i'm proud to be a Senator.

- submitted by a student

February 05, 2011
Brien McMahon should not be the school of choice for anyone with a choice. It is weak praise indeed to suggest a child will succeed Despite having attended Brien McMahon. The teachers are uncaring and uninspiring. They are unresponsive and uninterested i nteh kids. Administrators are bean counters more concerned with maintaining a prison lockdown environment than in fostering an environment for college preparation or educational success. My honors student has become depressed and completed turned off to learning due to a failed social experiment on the parent of her parents that led them to decide to remain in Norwalk and not flee to surrounding communities that actually get it. Brien McMahon is mediocre at best. Her siblings will attend private school in the fall. However, Norwalk taxes are very expensive to have to send one's children to private school in order to secure a decent education let alone a great one! We are involved parents and are more appalled each day. No college counseling. No thought beyond pushing kids through the hallways and out the door.

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June 28, 2009
Brien mcmahon is the best high school iaround because you have staff that really cares like mrs. Waterhouse, miss. Benoit and mrs. Wood they really helped me and my son out all the way up into graduation. All three staff members deserve a huge raise and a plaque for job well done. Thank you

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2008
This school is Simply amazing. Classes are wonderful, and community is great. As a Senior, I am actually very glad about my decision to attend BMHS. My teachers prepared me for everything; college, and even life in general. This school is more or so a doorway to the real world. Sure, people may think it's 'Dirty' par say, but who are they to say? The obviously haven't been there in awhile. We have a lot of new teachers, and everything is simply very smooth. Guidance counselors are easy to a hold of via appointment, and are extremely helpful. I love this school, and dread the day of my graduation.

- submitted by a student
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August 26, 2007
As a graduate from the class of 2007, i can honestly say that BMHS is a great school. The teachers prepare students for college and life. The teachers are always willing to help. Graduates from BMHS have gone onto great colleges and have found themselves fully prepared. There are also many extracurricular activities and sports to get involved with. The school also has many fun activities throughout the year, such as a talent show, fashion show, and a holiday fair. The school is like a community in which everybody gets along and is very close. BMHS is like a home away from home for many students. The school environment has also changed a lot. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a student

January 05, 2007
My wife, daughter, and I are all BMHS alumni. With my own personal experience, and the knowledge attained by speaking to many parents and students who have attended this school, Norwalk High School, and high schools in neighboring towns, I cannot say BMHS is a great high school. I can say, however, that it is a very good high school (inner-city, or otherwise). I have always maintained that if a child wants to learn, they will. My wife and I can both attest to that, as we both went on to establish ourselves in lucrative careers beyond high school. My daughter, now attending UConn, can also proclaim BMHS to have been a stepping stone to higher learning. Most of the many good friends and acquaintances we established at BMHS have also excelled in learning and gone on to very respectable careers. I would rate BMHS an 8 on a 1-10 scale.

- submitted by a student

May 03, 2006
A student's experience at McMahon is truly what he or she makes it. BMHS is a diverse community that becomes a second family to many students. Athletics are great as are the many, engaging after school activities. The upper level courses have been challenging, yet extremely engaging for my child. A positive attitude and a willingness to learn and be involved are all that is needed to be successful at BMHS. Parent involvement is encouraged and kids have been very receptive to efforts such as PGP and fashion shows. My child chose BMHS over private school and never regretted the decision. It has been a great place for my kids to grow as leaders and as people.

- submitted by a parent

January 10, 2006
I love this school from the moment I walked into the front doors in 2003 to now in 2006, with the opening of our newly renovated origional building, Mcmahon has helped me alot with people who truly care. World class education if you are a good student.

- submitted by a student

February 26, 2005
I am a parent as well as a former student. Yes BMHS is dirty, but it is also under renovations and has been since 2003. Academically I think BMHS is a great school for an inner city PUBLIC school and has been improving every year. I have never had an issue with the administration nor safety. There are rules that have been implamented to minimize skipping, fighting etc. The instructors on numerous occassions have contacted in regards to behavior or missed homework, which shows me that they are concened. Many disgruntled parents believe their children do no wrong, unfortunately these usually are the wrong doers. As responsible adults we should all show the instructors respect and the children will follow.

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2005
Brien McMahon is a very bad school. As a senior I had to endure four years of suffering at this school. One excellent proof is the average SAT score of this school, which is around 940. One excellent product of this school is the previous reviewer who spelled Brien McMahon as 'Brian McMahon.' AP and Honors classes are over-hyped; almost any average students can be admitted. Additionally, the racial diversity in this school As 'racially diversity', racism is widely present in the school. As for the teachers, they are overpaid and most of them never made it to the real world themselves. The condition of the school is dirty -- it is extremely dirty. So what if there is a new addition, This school deserves D- rating.

- submitted by a student

January 20, 2005
i am a freshmen January 20th, 2005 at Brian McMahon. Brian McMahon is racially diverse school and participates in city wide activites. The teachers are helping and most of all excillent in their teaching abilities. There are many sports to participate in and extracuricular activities. overall this school can be a great experience.

- submitted by a student

January 14, 2005
I am a student at BMHS,and its a great school to study. There are courses for everyone. There is many different kind of pple at the school. Even though the school is old, and many things are very dirty, they give the education that you need. The number of people in this school is the same. There is the same amount or even more number of minorites then white so you get to meet all kinds of people.

- submitted by a student

January 12, 2005
As a parent of freshman, i am more than pleased with bmhs so far. I have found the classes challenging, the teachers caring and the administration responsive. I must also add, that i am a very involved parent and make it my business to attend meetings and keep in the touch with teachers. I am rather surprised by some of the negative comments in the reviews, but i noted that they are very badly written and my guess would be that they were written by disgruntled students not parents. Like anything else in life, you get out of things what you put in. If you want a quality education, it certainly can get attained at bmhs in a real world setting.

- submitted by a parent

December 04, 2004
brien mcmahon is a very good school, way better than norwalk high, norwalk high from what i've heard from students coming from there is you can get away with alot more there. there are problems at brien mcmahon. there are good things about the school but if the administration knuckled down just a little more we would have an exellent inner-city school.

- submitted by a student

November 10, 2004
Ooooh my god. In all honesty, my child has not gone to a worse school. It is dirty, disgusting, and the administration can't be bothered. A teacher followed my child to the bathroom and stood outside the door and waited for him, because he thought my kid would run off or something.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2004
McMahon is a very good high school. It isn't perfect, but after the renovation it will look amaing. The schools students will be entered into a whole new unused environment. The best of the best. Stars such as John Mayer have gone to the school and because of McMahons amazing chorus have come out stars. McMahon's Senotors have gone all the way to the top every year, and is my personal favorite High School in all of Norwalk.

- submitted by a student

August 25, 2003
This school is terrible! My child can't even go to the bathrooom when she needs to, you get a wait or no! And lots of kids skip and hardly get caught and most of the time there is punishment because parents have to keep calling and asking about cut slips! And how stupid is it to get suspended for skipping! They can't where tank tops when there is no air conditioning I mean girls have built in bras now and who is atracted to shoulders??? I mean there should be a rule on how low it goes but still the teachers aren't the parents and didn't buy there items!

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Brien Mcmahon High School
300 Highland Ave, Norwalk, CT  06854
(203) 852-9488
Last modified Brien Mcmahon High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Brien Mcmahon High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top