I have 2 children attending Mahoney this year, and I am very disappointed in the school. I feel my kids are not receiving a good education for a few reasons - first, thanks to 'no child left behind', the curriculum seems dumbed down - my eighth grader is completely bored because she is not being allowed to do harder work (reason: it would make the other kids feel 'inferior'), and my 12 year old - who needs pushing - is not being challenged. Second, there are major disciplinary problem with students, who disrupt classes and sabotage the learning process for those who want to learn. My daughter told me today that one teacher, tired of the din, now just sits at his desk and ignores the chaos. NOT acceptable! Third, the school seems more interested in their music program than the academics - when the music/band classes have stricter standard, rules, and mandatory attendance for concerts than the English, Math, Science, and Social Studies classes, that's a problem. I've tried to be an involved parent - something the school claims to want - but my comments and complaints have been ignored. With one child now off to high school, we are seeking private middle school for our other.
This is a decent middle school. The teachers, for the most part, are great. You can tell they really care about giving us an education. A lot of the kids there like to goof off in the middle of class. The school itself is fairly old, and I think it needs a lot of stuff done. Overall, the teachers are great, and the students are okay.
I hate this school because the teachers are horible and the students are out of control a good population of the students at Mahoney do not try there best get bad grades and cause drama or problems and i think some of the special ed staff that help kids with special needs even tought the rule is to work with ALL students most of them just focause on the special needs students! Lunch is gross the put out moldey grapes !the lunch ladies do not ware hair nets and when a student brings up a problum with the princable they do nothing all of the drama is spread by girls mostly and kids with disabilties get bullied and piicked on for the way the look and act and the things they do i just think that this school neeeds better teachers and better wealchair exsesabilty this school has not been fixed sence the High school the atatorum belcaney seats still say SPHS on the back so as you can see this school in my opinion is nothing but bad trash
Mahoney has a great community. The teachers and administrators at the school are very accessible and very open. They know all of the kids and the atmosphere is very welcoming at the school. Middle school age is a challenging time for kids and they do a great job helping the kids navigate through those 3 years and get ready for high school.
I love Daniel Mahoney Middle School because the teachers are very nurturing, but also expect excellence from the students. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They are also educated about adolescent behavior, and therefore do not fault the children for being developmentally appropriate.