Matanzas is an awesome school. With the clean environment and general friendliness I felt welcome. The staff and students are listened to and heard. The main problem with the school though is the control. They (staff) has far too much control and restrictions in some areas (such as extra activities that are supposed to be fun) and have far too little rules in areas like where kids who do smoke, where they can and the PDA at the school is off the charts! This school defiantly has its peaks. I don't think the staff is the reason for our high grades. The teens who attend this school are well mannered and generally self disciplined.
My school is Matanzas and it sucks. The teachers don't know how to do their job, they treat every kid like they're stupid. Also the lunch you can find hairs in and it just is plain nasty. Another reason is because their is so many fights and I can't remember a time when any of the staff actually was able to break one up by themselves. It is a horrible school. Do not send your child there.
Matanzas is a great school. It is actually the better of the two high schools in Flagler county. It was ranked in the top 7% of high schools in the country by US News for 2013. It has an awesome AP program, very competitive Track and Cross Country programs and excellent music program. It is still a young school and parents, teachers and administration are striving to build the name of Matanzas HS as a premier high school in the county and state. My biggest complaint about the county schools as a whole is the unnecessary and controversial dress code program that has caused more issues then it helped.
I am parent and we are new to the area it is a school. Very clean and evetyone for the most part is pretty nice. We chose the area because of the schools ratings.
Matanzas is actually a really good school, I've had so much fun here in the past four years, I'm really sad I'm leaving. Almost all the teachers I had were pretty cool and relaxed, i never had too much homework. Sure the AB schedulle isn't my favorite, I mean who would like to sit in math class for and hour and a half? And maybe this whole dress code thing sucks, but it could be worse.
The school atmosphere is phenomenal and conducive to student learning. The principal and staff care about students and know them. All work hard to achieve student success.
Matanzas is an alright school. The regular teachers don't care about their jobs or their students, and often straight up refuse to use the technology given to them. However, the AP and Honors teachers seem to take their jobs seriously, and there aren't a lot of gangs here.
I am a freshman here at matanzas. Let me tell you, Matanzas highschool is an amazing school. The teachers here are very nice, The administration are very helpfull, and there are alot of fun classes. My personal reccomendation for any incoming freshman is to take autocad/drafting with Mr. Ressler. It's a tough class, but in the end, it really pays off. Its a very fun class, and for those of you who like construction, he also has a construction class.
Very good school with a great adminstration and it is fairly new which is a slight disadvantage for the athletic department. Most of the teachers really enjoy being teachers at the school.
My grand-kids love to go to school. They love their teachers because they care for their learning disabilities and academics with love and understanding. The students look forwards to their acctivities.
i am a freshman at mhs and i love it my electives are fun my teachers are very nice excluding 1 ha i am in all ap classes and they are hard but rewarding there are many elective opportunities i took acting (my favorite class) tv pro and band they have all great teachers marching band is fun plus there are many after school activities there is fencing ITs drama all of the sports colorgaurd percussion and so much more i have no idea how someone could dislike this school
the reason its a three star school is becuase of the lack of electives.
Teachers are descent MHS displays a range of acedemic opportunities, but I agree with that one person...sports programs are really bad. Unfortunately, it's a new school that is growing. The school provides community service opportunities though, but only a business program.
I hate Matanzas. It's a horrible school. The sports program is horrible here, and the grades are worse. The AB schedule is a nightmare, and if i could, i would've transfered to FPC
My daughter is an incoming freshman and 2 weeks after school started, she and over 500 other students do not have their full schedules. The staff is rude to both parents and students and there is no sign of this enourmous problem being solved. I pay my taxes and my child is left to stay in a media room doing nothing while the staff gets paid to do nothing. What is sad is that my child is a straight A student and she may get left back because of the Matanzas high school staff's incompetence. It must've been a nice summer for them since they didn't care about creating the student schedules. If I could give 0 stars, I would.
As a student who is starting his senior year, having attended since a freshman, Matanzas is not a horrible school. My main (valid) complaint is that the AB scheduling has thrown off a lot of people's credits, and is hard to schedule with a duel enrollement schedule at DBCC. Most teachers have reasonable skills, and control over their classes. Administration and guidance counselors dearly need work. But all in all, I think it's prepared me well (enough) for college, and has given me the basic skills I'll need later on. That's all a high school really has to do.
The new schedule is hecktick and Dr. Pryor should be relieved of his job as principal.
My son seems to be doing well here. I was pleased with the staff I met during registration. His guidance counselor seemed genuinely concerned. It is still early in the year, but so far so good.
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