My daughter has been in Cobb County School system since kindergarten . In May she will go into the 12 grade at McEachern. It is a BIG school but our experience had been great. The most important aspect if any school is safety first. When the kids feel safe they can absorb what the teachers have to offer .
I must say, we have been more than pleased with this school. Was concerned with the number of enrolled students, but the spirit is high and quality attention is right on point. Kids are happy and have great friends and mentors here. Love it!
I love this school, my child transferred from a private, christian school due to the illegal activities at her previous school - and she is doing phenomenal at McEachern! The teacher's respond quickly to her questions and it is a great learning environment.
This school is quite frankly a joke. Academics are horrible, staff involvement is minimal ... but it is the substandard parental support that is the root cause for this schools demise. If the parents would take action and not allow the principle and staff to get away with substandard practices ... this school might once again be as good as it once was 15 years ago.
My years at Mceachern were dynamic. Besides the obvious 'cliques' formed amongst my peers, the blatant racism on campus is what kept me from being a proud 'Indian.' I witnessed a teacher justify the actions of the police officers in the Jena 6, saying that the six black students deserved their criminal sentences. Several of my former teachers fed into pre-existing stereotypes about blacks, using terms like 'ghetto-talk' and stating that 'black boys don't like to show their intelligence.' I heard white students refer to their friends as 'their 'n****s,'' poking fun at Black History Month, and insulting then-canidate Barack Obama because of his race. It's like I was living in the 1960s. Besides the racism, my guidance counselor was less than supportive of my ambitions to attend an out-of-state school. Since everyone went to the same schools like GA Southern and GA State, it...
I am currently in my Senior year at mcEacher, and I have to say the experience has been less than... glorious. Three stars is somewhat generous,but the teachers I had actually helpedme. It seems that the Gifted and AP teachers are the only ones that care about student success,as the on-level class I've been in were basically'survival of the fittest' both in an acedemic way, and who wever could survive the students. Student discepline is a major issue, and i don't suggest attending if you doin't want to see the rumps of every 'gangsta' in the school. Severall times I had to belive that scedules were created by throwing darts at a wall with all the classes on it. I was enrolled in back-to-back Team sports instead of Spanish III or any of the arts, two classes I both wanted and needed. Not the best school, but it works... usually.
In spite of some things that my husband and I had heard. We have been very impressed with the educational experience that our son has had at McEachern. He came from a private christian environment and was expecting the worst, but we never experienced that. With the opening of Hill Grove High School we feel a lot of the behavior issues that we heard about has disappeared. If you are serious about education and you want all the resources possible to receive a quality education McEachern High School is the place for you. The staff is always available and willing to assist the kids, as well as, the parents.
i went to mhs last year and the school is not what it used to be. When my older siblings went there it was great but all good things come to an end. It was very hard to learn in the class rooms due to the many distractions created by other students basically it isnt the best learning enviorment
i use to attend mhs. i miss the school spirit and the surrounding cobb county community. i miss the caring students and teacherns and staff that attended the school. while i was at mhs i was treated with kindness and respect. i miss mhs very much. i am now a junior at another high school in GA. i am planning to move back to powder springs so that i can finish my last year in high school at Mceachern high school
I am a freshmen attending McEachern, and though I haven't been there long, I can honestly say that I am not pleased with the school so far. I am currently takeing electives that I did not request and NO anministrator is willing to help me. If i want to go to medical school, what do I need 2 full semesters (1 school year) of construction for? Teachers' attitudes toward students is the opposite of what it should be. They are basically there to collect a paycheck at the end of the month. Some of my teachers seem so unqualified. Half of them know less than us students. The facilities are too widespread, and the bell schedule doesn't make it easier to get to class..This year, McEachern has changed they way they are going to transition to the next semester, and I have yet to hear how they are going about this.
I think this school doesnt really care about the students. The comment below is actually correct. They placed me in classes I dont want or need, and the test scores for the GHSGT are terrible. If you are able to, send your child to another school.
Very few teachers/administrators actually care about student success at this school. I was repeatedly signed up for classes against my will that I didn't need/want. This had a horribly detrimental effects on my moral and my GPA. Most teachers treat the students poorly and with little respect. If a student has a problem, they will find it difficult to find help. My senior year I dropped out of McEachern and got my G.E.D. instead. Now that I'm in college I have maintained a 4.0 grade point average compared to my 2.7 G.P.A. at McEachern
I used to go to this school and nobody would know better than a former student i absolutely loved it. I hasd great friends and great teachers who really helped me.
I'm a junior at McEachern and i have to say the school is reallu not as bad as people say it is. The comment that was just posted is not true. I mean the school is huge so of course if an outsider looking in sees the class change or lunches, they may say its disorganized, but its not. The school is good as far as the education, and the extra things too. Theres hardly any problems as far as fights and if there were theres campus security. McEachern is a really good school-especially for me since I came from a different school. I can appreciate all the things we are offered there.
This is an awful school. The leadership at the school is poor and are generally disliked. Do not send your child to this school. If you doubt this review, visit the campus and view the chaos b/w lunch, class chance, ect... You will see a disorganized and poorly run campus.
I'm a parent of a sophomore who has been to three high schools in one year and overall this has been my childs best experience ever. The teachers communicate with me and I feel like they go above and beyond at this school.
Im a senior at mceachern and all four years i've heard gripe about my school and the only thing these reviews show me are that racism is still alive, its ridiculous how an all white ( harrison high school) school gets a ten over the real world ( mhs ). Mceachern prepares you for the real world and nothing less. It has some of the greatest facilities this country has seen and great students along with it i give mceachern a five star rating because its the best school this county has seen and deserves some respect. From an angry white! student of mhs.
I am a recent graduate and I must say I miss the school. It adequately prepared me for the future and allowed me to grow and develop. You can feel the love of the faculty from the Freshman Center to the PAC.
If you are looking for a high school to prepare you for college then do NOT come here. A couple years ago it might have been a great school to come to but now its just gone down to the dumps. Teachers dont help as much as they should. I feel they just show up for a check. I would not reccomend this school to anyone.
Very poor leadership at this school. Generally, classes are overcrowded, the principal is not amicable, and the facilities are spread out over a large campus. If it rains....you are soaked. If you are seeking employment, stay away from this school.
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