McEachern is not a good school at all. I'm not a parent but I'm a student so I can tell you how bad that school is. I feel like I'm a military school. The teachers don't care about your education at all. Administrators are too strict on the students. Also, that campus is too to be a high school. We only have 8 minutes to get from one building to the next which is unfair because we have no time to socialize. The lunch period is only 30 minutes but the lines are long so by the time you sit down you have only 15 minutes to eat and socialize which is not enough time at all! If you are even thinking about coming to McEachern, you need to rethink because you will be making a big mistake. I'm glad that I'll be moving soon.
We are not happy with McEachern. We are concerned for our son's personal safety and emotional well being. That says alot when you came from Chicago Public Schools! There is alot of bullying that goes on there seemingly unnoticed by the staff and administration. Character education in the lower grades could do alot to improve the citizenship of the student body. I cannot reccomend this school to transfering students because of the size and the favoritism that goes on there between the coaches and those who came throught the feeder programs. Kids from other places are not given a chance to prove their ability, regardless of their former experience. We are happy that our daughter will be going to the new school when it is completed, and are sorry for having chosen this school for our son. it has not been a good expeerience for him at all.
I think that the school has the potential to be great, especially with their excellent advanced classes. They have some terrific teachers, but of cooourse there are also teachers who seem like they never wanted to do the job they are in. If they spent just a little less time trying to run the school like a prison and a little more time on the kids who need a little extra help, McEachern could be the best school in the county. Some reforms are definitely needed. The new prinicpal though is very much involved in the academic side of school, instead of focusing on the athletic events. The kids seem to appreciate this, though the amount of athletic school spirit has dropped since I attended years ago.
McEachern has the potential to be a great school but as of now it does not live up to its reputation. The old traditions are not being lived by the students. Compared to other schools in Cobb County McEachern has little school spirit or compassion. The size of McEachern makes it hard for students to feel like an appreciated individual. If the administrators at this school would focus more on the fun of being in high school and education at the same time instead of outrageous disciplinary actions. McEachern could be the best school in Cobb County but we need a leader that wants it to be.
Have not been satistified with class size and overall learning process, discipline problems within the school. In the past this school had a great reputation, but that is not true anymore. It's sad that kids who want to learn can't because of distractive and disorderly kids! And some teachers don't care anymore, so they give up too! They're not getting paid enough! There are some good kids who are getting left behind!
I love this school! And more importantly-so does my daughter. She is having a wonderful experience. It is organized, friendly, safe, and offers wonderful opprotunities. Next year they will have a traditional block schedule which will offer even more opportunities. The chorus, arts, and band programs are all wonderful. The staff is very intuned to the students. Even the resource officers are friendly and concerned. All students should be lucky enough to go to a school like McEachern.
Hopefully our new principal will make the rating rise in this school. There are many teachers who are wonderful and supportive in this school. The performing arts, chorus and orchestra classes and teaches our outstanding.
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