The school has a strict no bullying policy and is a No Place For Hate school. They are very proactive, especially in regards to cyberbullying (which is unfortunately so common now). They also have strong counsellors who are very interactive with the students and proactive to any situations that may arise.
Not only does Mabry have a strong, firm but fair administrative team, it also has opportunities for teachers and staff to take on leadership roles in school. The school has a variety of activities that require teacher sponsorship. Mabry's staff is excited to spend the extra time both before and after school to nurture students and provide them with opportunities to grow and lead themselves. Mrs. Heflin, the principal, is probably one of the best principals I have ever met. She loves this school and it shows.
Mabry has developed quite a few leadership programs and participates of many outreach programs every year. They encourage independence, leadership, responsibility and self-control (hard to do with middle school kids). They allow their students to develop into adults while still remembering they are kids.
The teachers at Mabry love to teach and it shows every day. They are happy and happy teachers are excited to do the best they can for their students. It shows in Mabry's test scores and the overall climate of the school.
My children are in both AC and onlevel classes. I have found that very rarely do they have so much homework that they are unable to finish it all in one evening. And with the Block Schedule that Mabry practices, the homework load is spread over several days. Also, with the Edmodo system, it is very easy to keep tabs on assignments and communicate with teachers if necessary.
I have two children currently at Mabry and one who has moved through and is now at Lassiter. I LOVE Mabry. The teachers are amazing, the administration is attentive and welcoming and the support staff are engaging and available. My children have and are thriving at Mabry and enjoy the school tremendously. While it is an East Cobb school, which most people associate with upper middle class white, the staff there stress diversity, acceptance and community outreach while also having an amazingly diverse school environment. I am incredibly happy with the scholastic rigor as well as the community/family environment. It is a great school.
I attended Mabry for 2 years. I loved all of my teachers I had both years, and I rarely fell behind in the lessons! A previous review mentioned the blogs were not kept up to date, but that was not the case for me. The AC (advanced content) programs offered challenging assignments that kept me thinking. I am now a freshman in high school and I'm in 2 honors classes and even a pre-AP class! I also loved the chorus program, and my friends in band and orchestra were satisfied with their experiences. This is a great school in the East Cobb area!
If your child is above average any public school is ok. Teachers in the special Needs area need help! Going to my granddaughters meeting the one lady (will not give name) said she would be lucky to read 4th grade level in the 12th grade! No positivity there right? Looking for private school. If your looking for a great middle school this one is not it!
NOT happy. Guidance counselor is only concerned with the letters after her name, and not about the student, or family. Vice principal is just plain rude. Many of the teachers actually make inappropriate comments like references about "retards" WOW!!! in a school ??? It's disgusting. Ask about extra help for your student, and the GUIDANCE counselor tells you here's a list of private tutors: Please step into the real world.....economy....... and then miraculously after pushing the other staff for help............we received help WITHIN the school. Principal is caring when you can get her....she is the only asset to the school. Blogs are not kept up to date and teachers are unwilling to help a student. they demand respect yet give no respect. a FEW of the teachers are exceptional and pray that you get them or be prepared for a part time job managing your childs education and fighting for there needs