They Focus to much on Fcat. and lets face it our children need to learn beyond FCAT.
My daughter is graduating mariner this May. She has loved her 4 years there and is going to miss it terribly, and so will I. She was a varsity cheerleader and always did well in her classes. Her teachers and the staff have been great. Anyone who is deciding to let their child come to Mariner will be very pleased.
I was a student at Mariner,and I must say the school is a joke.Unless you play football or are an exceptional art student,no attention is paid to you or your needs.Most of the teachers and administration are a joke.Needless to say,I feel I wasted 4 years of my life in a high school that just didn't care about the students who would not go on to play pro football or become an artist.
Mariner HS has been a great school for my child. The honor classes are challenging and the extra curricular activities are designed to include all.
We have one student who graduated from Mariner and one still there. Both students enjoyed their years at Mariner and were involved in extra-curricular activities. We have seen four principals in the six years we have been there, although the first one was there for many years before our kids got there. Teacher quality is good, (some are great) and communication with parents is usually good, but there are always exceptions. Sometimes the administration seems more concerned with the school improvement plans they make than in actual improvements. If problems arise in scheduling, academics, or discipline they are dealt with fairly well in accordance with school district guidelines, time available, etc., but not always with the best interests of the students in mind. Overall, our experience with Mariner has been positive.
This is my son's second year at Mariner High School. We have moved here from a small town in NH and we have been surprisingly pleased by the staff and administration's communication skills in creating a more community feeling to this large school experience. At the start of school this year, I had some scheduling questions and was pleased to have run into the Principal of MHS in the courtyard. I was impressed that he took the time to inquire about my concerns and took the time to listen and offer professional advise on some resolution. I went to my son's guidance counselor and it all worked out. Thank you Eric.
Very disappointed in Mariner. I have 2 students that were assigned to the school after moving here from midwest. No concern for academic learning, nly preperation for FCAT. My kids worry about being ready for college. Midwest schools far superior. Mariner is a school that is concerned with show, but when it comes to preparing the students for college, and making sure that they are prepared to be sucessful members of the work force as adults, they miss the boat. The administrative team does not work well with parents, and high school at Mariner is miserable. I would never recommend this school to anyone.
This is an attractive school. My son is doing well and enjoying it. He has some honor classes, and it has a good art department. I wish they offered orchestra as my children played in the orchestra in middle school. They offer many extracurricular activities.
Mariner High school is a nice school. There are different cultures introduced to the student, and many diverse classes that are pleasant.
One child graduated from Mariner, one still there. Overall, we have been happy with the school, students progress, and school's communication with parents. Leadership quality is good. We are happy with discipline policies. Have had a few communication with individual teachers, but overall that area has been good too. There are music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities to chose and students are encouraged to participate. Parents have the opportunity to be involved, and are encouraged to do so, but opportunities are not always made known in time to plan to be there. Overall, teacher quality is good, and a few are excellent, but there are always exceptions.
I was Principal of MHS for 2004-2005 year. The students,parents and staff are excellent. The 2005 school grade should be viewed with understanding of the State System. 2005 produced 91% of the 10th grade students at 3.5 or better, the highest FCAT writes in school history. The Math achievement of 73% at grade level or above was the highest in school history. The Math gains of 70% of students showing proficiency were very good and were inclusive of all sub groups. The AYP rating of 80% was up 10% over the previous year. Reading with struggling readers was up 2% over 2004 but failed to reach 50% for second year. The State reduced the C grade to D. Mariner scored ahead of four other Lee County schools who received C. I point this out so that parents can be aware of the achievements at MHS. Go Tritons! I am proud!
My experience with Mariner High School in the past has been unsatisfactory. My Daughter whom is now 21 took it upon herself to transfer out of Mariner and paid her own way through a private school for her senior year. My son was denied his diploma because his counselor made a mistake with his credits. I'm not very happy with Mariner High Scool, and I would never send another child of mine through their 'wacky' system.
we moved here from ohio no school spirit at mariner.alot of racial problems. students should speak english on the shool campus.great parent involvement in wrestling program. no aknowledgement for achievement for the wrestlers. safety is a issue.some teachers seem to care others are there only for a pay check
I attended Mariner for my entire high school career. Most of the teachers that were there while I attended were amazing and a few of them still remain, but the district has neglected the needs of the advanced level students due to the state policy of 'grading' schools based on FCAT scores. They focus more attention on at-risk students to get a better state grade, it hurts the overall curriculum, but that's a state problem. The AP teachers, especially in the English and Math departments are stellar. The soccer teams are also very talented and have a good reputation. The band program is very large and one of the best in the state. While I attended the drama department was amazing also, but has lost its sparkle in recent years. The advisors, especially for the senior class are very helpful and more dedicated than most. It's a good school overall.
This school I believe has a positive atmosphere. Although, I believe students should be given more freedom of expression and be treated as young adults. At Mariner students are babied more then other schools in the county.
Our children have previously attended schools in the midwest and on the Pacific coast. When it comes to overall learning, Mariner High School gets a 'D' at best. The midwest schools were OK; California schools were 'PC'; this school is lost.
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