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8-12
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Mandeville, LA
Students enrolled: 1,674
 

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1 Skipper Drive
Mandeville, LA 70471

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March 02, 2015
I have had three children graduate from Mandeville High School, and all three of them had a wonderful experience. The teachers and administrators care about the students. All three of my children did well on their ACTs and got their first pick of colleges. With all the clubs, organizations and sports teams, Mandeville High has a place for every student to fit in and thrive!

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2014
The top rated public high school in Louisiana. My child received an excellent education here and because of MHS high rating could go anywhere he wanted to go. Obviously lots of people here don't like the Principal Bruce Bundy who has been there forever and will probably retire soon. True he is more interested in the football team than anything else, [for some reason school boards seem to think that ex-jocks make good principals - what a fallacy!] but actually the place is really run by Vice Principal Kellie who is a fabulous administrator. The other big complaint that people seem to have on this board is that Bundy et al enforce the dress code too strictly! Personally, I appreciated that. The kids don't look like a bunch of heathens. The academics are first rate and there are so many extra-curricular organization that no matter what your child's interests, there is a place where they will "fit in". I found the teachers were commendable in their knowledge of each student. My son was in band and the emphasis on training, teamwork and leadership was outstanding and continued through several different band leaders. A great experience.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2014
Weak leadership from Bruce Bundy, office staff is there just for the paycheck - rude on the phone, ignore parents and students when in the Student Services office. Teachers are good and know the material, however, they should focus on teaching instead of pointing out petty, teenage behavior like MINOR dress code infractions and silly/harmless behavior. The students find this teacher behavior to be distracting and lose respect for the teacher. Teachers and leadership need to remember that are in the business of children and rise above their egos. This would set a much better example for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2014
As a former student of Mandeville high, I will say the Mandeville's academics are strong and you can learn easily here. However there is one problem I must point out. The administration is too heavily focused on dress code than anything else. I encountered several students with an attitude that could only be described as "snobby". The principals are so focused on whether or not you are wearing your ID card that they often miss several other offenses going on at school. But the number of good students outnumbers the bad. Overall, Mandeville is a good school and is certainly to be considered if you are going to live in this area.

- submitted by a community member
June 17, 2013
I love how Bruce Bundy clearly tried to redeem himself by making a post by a "parent". I did not post those other posts, but did come across them when searching for an alumni association, and I couldn't help but agree with that person's post. Not only that, I was appalled by the clear attempt for Bruce to act like a parent on this website. It's quite obvious that's what happened. I graduated from MHS a few years ago, was EXTREMELY involved, on the nationally ranked Spinnakers dance team, a class officer, made a 34 on the ACT, went to a top rated college, already have a master's degree, and was just accepted to a top law school, and I can say that none of my success can be attributed to Mandeville High. Bruce Bundy is a TERRIBLE principal, and I can totally agree with the former posts. I have heard of some horrible things that have happened at that school lately, and they all point back to Bruce Bundy. Kelley Brondum is the best adminstrator there, someone should make her principal, and I think the school would improve vastly. Until then though, DO NOT send your children here. --an extremely successful, very involved, accomplished, yet extremely disappointed, former Skipper

- submitted by a community member
May 13, 2013
This is an outstanding school. The faculty is supportive and motivates the student body to succeed. My son scored a 27 on the ACT as a sophomore - enough said. There are so many diversified activities to engage any student in becoming involved with their own education and growth. If your child cannot do well here - you cannot blame this school. It just might not be a good fit and your child may need more structure and more parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2013
The three posts made in quick succession in May of 2013 all rating MHS as a 1-star school probably have a common author who seems motivated by a vendetta against Mandeville High school principal Bruce Bundy. In fact, MHS is an academically superior school rated by the state of Louisiana as the #25 school out of more than 1300 in the state. Sure, some teachers are better than others, as in any school, but for the most part teachers and administrators alike are doing a good job. My daughter will graduate next year, and most of her friends in the class of 2013 were accepted into their first choice colleges. There are a wide range of extracurricular activities, the schools athletic teams are generally successful, and there is an overall friendly and caring atmosphere at the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2013
Horrible, horrible principal. Bruce Bundy's only goal seems to be to ruin successful students. He only cares about himself and his reputation, and he is willing to throw any student under the bus in order to do so. I recommend that no one else send their children here, not with the plenty of other affordable private schools opening in the area. Do yourself a favor and seek out other schooling options if you live in the Mandeville High district.

- submitted by a community member
May 06, 2013
Mandeville High School There aren't enough textbooks for the students. Some students were told they could buy their textbook online because they couldn't take it home. Generally speaking, the students aren't prepared for the ACT exam or for college. They do offer AP classes, at the students/parents expense; which is confusing since they get money and points for offering these classes and having the students do well. They only offer 1 ACT prep class a year. My daughter has been on the honor since 9th grade, taking Honors and AP classes, but was not able to make over a 20 on the ACT. I was told private tutoring was available and well as classes for $1000. Yet, the school was able to build a soccer field this year. Academics are obviously not a priority at this school anymore. Graduation is so unorganized. There are over 400 students graduating and they were told there was only a time frame of 1.5 hours to pick up all their graduation supplies. The lack of organisation and poor management are evident. If I had another child, they would not be going to Mandeville High School. It has taken a definitive nose dive since Katrina.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2012
As of this year 2012-2013, this school has gone downhill. One of the main problems with this school is how overcrowded it is. No longer can Mandeville High brag about its small student body in comparison to its counter Fontainbleu High. The population get larger and larger every year as freshmen pour in and kids are forced to push through the main hallway like cattle. As a student here, I cannot express enough how crowded it is in the halls and how ridiculous it is that nobody do any action! Instead of focusing on either expanding the school or building a Madisonville High for a great number of students who live there, Mandeville High puts more money and focus into their sports and reputation. All the encouragement I ever got out of this school was to donate $$$. This year they are particularly bad about class fees and such but the fact that they're now allowing current Juniors to take a free ACT just tops it all off. Take my advice: send your kid to Lakeshore High. This institution is much bigger, has a smaller student body, and is more focused on the quality of your student's education. Class of 2013 student.

- submitted by a community member
May 30, 2010
We gave 3 daughters at MHS. We moved to this area from New Orleans for the public school system. We have not been disappointed. MHS is definitely for those who are academically minded. It offers good classes for all levels, and a student body of middle to upper-middle class families, with college an expected "next step" for students. Vast number of clubs, activities, and sports. For those that feel there are "snobby" students: I don't see it. We are middle-income, and a large family, and we find our kids making friends at all social-economic levels. Kids do look down on the "druggies" and let's face it: It's high school. We love the area, the school system, and the future prospects for our children.

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2009
Great school - well run - well disciplined - tons of extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2009
Great school...........great community

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August 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2009
I love this school. I am a junior at mandeville right now and I am so glad I decided to come to this school. This is an acidemically great school that challenges students to do their best. It offers gifted programs, ap classes, honors, and on-level classes. They have great sports; the football team won district this past year, and we have great school spirit. There are some problems with drugs and snobiness. But, there is no way to get past this if living in the mandeville area. This is definitely a better school than Fontainebleau High School, seeing as though we have less students (easier learning environment) and we are more academically challenged. I would definitely recommend this school for anyone.

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October 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2008
This school is great, the teachers were nice, respectful, helpful to students and actually cares about them. The school has many programs, they value education and the sports well

- submitted by a student
February 08, 2008
Stepdaughter graduated this year, and is doing well at LSU on the TOPS program. I've been to the school several times and the students have always been well behaved and respectful. This school is one of the few public schools in the state that values academics as much as athletics.

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August 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2007
MHS is a school content to rest on its academic laurels; the students are neither challenged nor guided; many of the teachers are as self-absorbed as their teenaged charges; and the school leadership, in particular the principal, suffers from gross megalomania coupled with a blurred but myopic vision of purpose, failing miserably as both an academic model and as a compassionate human being. The experience of my child at this high school has caused me to move her elsewhere in the midst of her academic career there. Not only to greener pastures but where the person matters and not the $$$!

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June 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2007
MHS is a great school. I graduated in 2006. I was fully prepared for college. I participated in both athletics and clubs. It is easy to get involved. People who complain about the lack of extracurriculars don't want to get involved, they're making excuses for their parents. As for the drug and cigarette use, open your eyes it happens everywhere. I didn't think it was a big problem at MHS. As for athletics, they are very successful, especially the girls. Mandeville is by far the best school in the parish.

- submitted by a former student
September 27, 2006
My child returned to MHS after attending another local H.S. for 2&1/2 yrs., and the difference in academic quality and student environment is remarkable! It was my child's decision to return, based on attending an English summer school class at MHS, & learning more in that class than in all time spent at the other school, and to develop increased academic enthusiasm. It is a true thrill for any parent to see a child begin to 'bloom' in all areas, to achieve academic and personal potential,& an improved sense of self-esteem. To parents concerned about crowding/facility issues, please remember that most schools in New Orleans & other Katrina-affected areas were destroyed/badly damaged, causing a major influx of students. Drugs, alcohol, teen styles, & 'PDA's' are common in most high schools; parents should focus on their own kids,including their needs (eg:attention) vs. desires (eg: cars).

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2006
I am very disappointed in Mandeville High School. The overall physical condition of the school is poor and the school seems quite overcrowded. On a recent trip to the school to handle some paperwork, students could be seen groping each other openly in the hallways and cafeteria. Teachers and staff walked by oblivious to it all. I have reports from my child that drugs and cigarettes are passed around in the classroom while the teacher sits at his/her desk. Based on what I have seen myself and heard from my child, I could not recommend this school to any caring parent.

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March 20, 2006
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March 19, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
November 07, 2005
Four of my five children either graduated or is attending this school. While none of my children drive fancy cars, or wear the priciest clothing, they have experienced a great education and have enjoyed the school's activities. There are times, like any other school, where you will find some disappointments, but our overall experience has been very good.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2005
I love my school! I'm a senior this year at MHS. The academic teachers are challenging, and there are many great extracurricular activities to choose from. I have learned so many great things in the variety of different classes that i have taken. I only wish school spirit was stronger. But other than that I hold this school and everything it stands for in high respect.

- submitted by a student
August 29, 2005
My son is a senior this year, and we have been very pleased. I strongly disagree with other reviews which stated that the academic program is lacking. All schools can improve, but this school IS preparing my son. He is not sliding by. His grades are reflective of his abilities since grade school. I know what he is learning and, as a teacher, I recognize the quality being offered as quite high. Also, many school have drug problems, this is a reflection on parents in my opinion. Overprotection and fear of talking to your children at earlier stages leaves them looking for outlets. Encouraging their interests and strengths gives them confidence and places to 'fit in' when they get to high school,giving them strength to resist peer pressure and preventing the need for self medication. I'm tired of parents blaming schools. You are their first teacher!

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2005
This school is a great institution for learning and growing. The teachers are excellent and the parental involvement is second to none. So what if the students drive better cars than most physicians, the school is excellent. The area to which this school draws its students is the wealthiest in the state. The sports programs are great, the student government is strong, and this high school is ranked highest in the state on test scores and percentage of students who attend college. The only lacking is that there are not enough AP classes offered.

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July 26, 2005
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no rating May 31, 2005
This school is definitely not as great as people think. Most students just sqeak by not fully prepared for life after high school and bright students aren't challenged. I went to this school and experienced the poor academics here. My younger brother, though, currently attends the high school across town, and is much more challenged and receives a better education. Mandeville not only lacks in academics, but in their extracurriculars as well. It isn't as bad as many schools in Louisiana, but you could do much better in the area, especially right across town.

- submitted by a former student
May 06, 2005
I graduated from this school in 1999. I loved everything about the school. The academics were great, especially the gifted program. I was extremely prepared for college and graduated cum laude in 2003 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University. My best friends from this school did well in college as well and graduated from schools such as Rice, Millsaps, Georgetown, Yale, Texas A&M, etc. This is the best high school in the area.

- submitted by a former student
April 17, 2005
Parent involvement is great especially when it comes to making sure that their children drive a $50,000 sports car to school & are wearing the best designer clothing available. The quality of academics is surely lacking along with the athletic department. They should check the restrooms more often & maybe do drug testing once daily. Money is not everything especially when it comes to learning & succeeding in life. I would not recommend this school to anyone. If anything, it teaches your child how to skim by academically & exposes them to just the kind of things, we as parents, are trying to keep them away from. Check around there are other schools that offer extracurricular activities other than sex, drugs, & self absorbment.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2005
I think the quality of academic programs is lacking. There is a tremendous parent involvement.

- submitted by a former student
February 14, 2005
If you can, get you kids into the this school. Its hard and challenging, but very worth it. I loved this school when I attended.

- submitted by a former student

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Mandeville High School
1 Skipper Drive, Mandeville, LA  70471
(985) 626-5225
Last modified Mandeville High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mandeville High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top