My school is small, and isn't filled with diversity. However, most students are kind,, hardworking, and very community orientated. I love that our principal is open to suggestions from students, parents, and teachers. Everyone truly works on making this school as great as it could be. If there was one thing that I could do to improve my school is have more people who are of different backgrounds. Of course that's not exactly something we can help. Of course Machias High School has things that need improvement, what school doesn't?, but it is a joy to go there.
- submitted by a
December 17, 2012
I'm not sure why the other reviewer was so negative. The school's SAT scores are on the rise, they address bullying and are not afraid to discipline students, the teachers and staff are helpful and caring. The school understands that all students learn differently, at different paces, and in different ways, and customize education for each student. The school pays for students to take early college classes at the University of Maine at Machias, has a Career & Technical Education program, internships, and apprenticeships. Not many schools this size can offer so much to their students. Athletics are on the rise as well. There is a great group of athletes in all three seasons with excellent attitudes. It's not all about winning, its about playing the game the way it should be and having fun while doing it. This group of athletes has the talent and excellent sportsmanship. Perhaps people should visit the school, talk to the students and teachers there, and then write an informed a review. The school is on the right track to becoming a great school.
- submitted by a
June 19, 2011
As evidenced by test scores, the town's culture and it's position as a "bottom 10 percent" school this is one of the worst schools in the state, a state that routinely has among the worst SAT scores no less.