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2120 West Lincoln Road
Mchenry, IL 60051

(815) 385-2522
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August 08, 2015
My wife and I feel that the school lacks in a lot of areas. We have a special needs student in the school that can be an honor roll student with the proper help but he was told that so long as he gets a C on everything and behaves in class he is good. He has been an honor roll student in the past at the school so we know he has the brain power if pushed enough to make an effort but the teachers especially those in 7th grade don't care. They should be fired. The principal should be fired as well. He doesn't do his job. Our son was getting hurt at school and was afraid to tell someone for fear of getting more hurt than he was so he told us to call the school and have them check the cameras. They saw what was going on and finally disciplined the student. It is ridiculous. We would move him to a better school if given the opportunity. The entire district sucks.

- submitted by a parent

August 02, 2015
My child loves going to school. The staff have always had an awesome relationship with both my children. They really care about where these kids are going and encourage them to reach for the stars! My oldest still talks to some of the teachers and lives running into them. I believe it's important for these kids to understand that if they act out they will have consistences. The staff is fair and direct in their punishments. Without learning this now... Who knows where some of these kids could end up. This is a tough world. Better these kids learn now rather than after its too late.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
August 02, 2015
I had a cold out for much of the school year due to illness. One of her teachers sacrificed her free time to tutor my child so she wouldn't fall behind. It was greatly appreciated because my child already had a relationship with her. Couldn't have asked for more!

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Agree
August 02, 2015
I have seen kids get into disagreements over things and the staff are quick to resolve these situations. They attempt to get the kids to understand where the other is coming from and dissolve the situation.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2013
I don't like MMS. I am a 8th grade student here, and it was the worst three years ever. The teachers are so strict on discipline, they over exaggerate so much. The dean is the worst for girls. She acts like our school is like a private school with a dress code. I guess the education is nice, they actually teach you things and make sure you understand it. It can sometimes be a fun school though. But otherwise - it can kind of stink being at MMS.

- submitted by a community member

November 14, 2011
I have to echo some of the other reviewers about disrespect. I have 2 children here; one has mostly kind teachers, the other has some of the most condescending teachers I have ever experienced bordering on downright rude. The office staff seem genuinely put out by having to do their job and communicating with parents in any way. Some of the blanket discipline measures seem to have no sense whatsoever. Seriously thinking about transferring kids to Parkland next year. Very disappointed with this school.

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2010
i feel that mms is a great place! the music program is really organized and fun, teachers are very nice, and there are plenty of sports and clubs that students are encouraged to join. the principal, assistant principal, and dean are always coming in and seeing how class is going, and the discipline is fair.

- submitted by a community member

December 03, 2009
My son went their for all three years. Horrible teachers. All unfair. I dont agree with the discipline, and lots of teachers should be fired. I would rather my children at Johnsburg or Parkland.

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2009
All of my four children have attended this school, and I feel that they have provided excellent service to our community with education and involvement with children with special needs. I am very proud of MMS! :)

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2009
I am so happy with this school academically for my son who will be entering 8th grade in the fall. Great communication between parent, teacher and student. Great athletic & music programs... A a wonderful new principle!

- submitted by a parent

March 19, 2008
I am not happy with this school. The discipline is unfair and the teachers do not seem to respect the students as the students respect the teachers. I have not enjoyed these past 2 years.

- submitted by a student

March 19, 2008
I go to mms, and I have to say that most teachers are nice, but some can be real mean at times. We have had horrible teachers in the past. Me being in 7th grade, having been there 2 years, I agree that not all people are treated equal, but I would rather go here than Parkland.

- submitted by a student

February 07, 2008
I can't believe the rating was 2 stars. I have 4 kids in McHenry public schools. I have had terrific experience with teachers, administration and the school system! The majority of teachers are devoted, smart and passionate about teaching their kids. I've always had positive experience dealing with school staff. Great people! Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2006
The importance of quality education is not a priority to the parents of children in this district. If it were, the citizenry of McHenry would involve themselves in their children's future. The teachers seem resigned to the impossibility of their task and the administration seems oblivious to the obvious. When parents decide, as an organized entity, that this mediocrity in their children's education is unacceptable and they are then willing to take an active role which includes monitoring their child's activities at home(i.e.,less TV, more reading, time together at the public library)improvements in scholastic achievement will follow.Parents of McHenry--look in the mirror!

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2005
I am a student of mms. A lot of the teachers are great but like all schools some are not. The one thing that i think all students have complained about were the extracurricular activities. We have had them for so long but for one year they got cut. Now they are back but now we have the 'pay to play' plan. Because of the budget cut some students who could have a future in athletics can not play because of how much it costs. I love my school and i think its great but that would be my biggest complaint because i dont want them to get cut again. But otherwise are school is great there is all sorts of different people and our school has a lot of spirit, its fun just to watch how crazy our school gets when we talk about sports. Go trojans! woo hoo!

- submitted by a student
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Mchenry Middle School
2120 West Lincoln Road, Mchenry, IL  60051
(815) 385-2522
Last modified Mchenry Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mchenry Middle School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top