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Winchendon, MA
Students enrolled: 714

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3 Memorial Dr
Winchendon, MA 01475

(978) 297-1256
(978) 297-0509
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September 19, 2014
I am not a parent of a student but I am an interested grandparent. I recently attended one of the football games and was appalled to hear the language of the team members. I thought that sports was supposed to help the children grow to be respectable adults, and how to work together. Why did the coaches and refs not say anything to any of these kids, if I were the coaches I would have been embarresed. If the adults in the stands are not allowed to use such fowl language why do they let the kids?

- submitted by a community member
August 01, 2012
my ex wife moved up to winchendon and my daughter just informed me that she will be attending your school .i have read the positive and negative reviews and am sure she will do fine please feel free to contact me with any issues or progress on my daughters performance.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2011
My child goes to MMHS. I was NEVER informed about a lockdown!! However, I am aware of the police being called to an after school fight. Winchendon is a "clicky" little town and so are the schools. Information only seems to make it to select people (PTO, friends of the faculity ect) . The same kids get the good teachers, the leading role in the school play and are on the starting team for sports. it's a below average to average school at best.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2011
I have never had a problem with any of the schools or teachers in Winchendon. My children continue to score well on MCAS so they are obviously learning what they need to know. I follow them with their homework, attend open house and parent/teacher conferences, I actively involve myself in my childrens education because I believe that's a key component, the same as actively involving yourself in your medical care instead of leaving it all up to the doctors. There was an issue not long ago with a LOCK DOWN in my childs classroom, caused by a student with issues over reacting. I believe it was handled properly and all my questions were answered with satisfaction, barring personal and protected information. I believe my children are getting as good an education in Winchendon as they would in any other public school.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2011
Like all schools, success at Murdock really depends on the values of the family & the effort of the child. Education can't be forced on a child. I know bright kids who fail because of poor effort and parents who blame the teachers, while other kids work hard and are well educated. My oldest child graduated from Murdock and is academically successful in college. While not all of her teachers were great; what percentage in any profession are? I am thankful to the teachers who nurtured her interests in literature, student government, and music and who maintained high standards so that she knows the value of active engagement. My second child is currently enrolled and is also doing well academically. He has developed good relationships with several teachers and is regularly presented with opportunities for enrichment and leadership. Overall, I give Murdock high marks for the quality of its staff and for their wise use of scarce resources available.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 20, 2010
Well, regarding the last post, I must say each and every time I've contacted a teacher regarding my children, their grades, behavior or whatever, I have always received a reply. Of all the teachers my children have had, there is only one they have complained about. They even bumped my son up a grade level in math when they realized he wasn't being challenged enough and he still continues to get honors each and every quarter (sometimes high honors). I can't say Winchendon doesn't have their problems (all schools have issues) but I can say my children are getting a good education~

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 19, 2010
I have several children attending the various schools in Winchendon. I believe that the teachers in Winchendon are some of the worst in the state. The majority of the teachers do not care about the students and most of the children are in fear of them. It seems that the only reason why they became teachers is because they believed it would be an easy job with a good schedule to work around having a family. If you are not there for the kids and just wanting to get through each day then get out of the profession. My kids have never been formally disciplined at Memorial and M.M.H.S. however they have had fear instilled in them from their teachers. Why? Teachers are not there to intimidate their students. The only time a teacher shows that he or she cares about the student's academic achievement is when it is MCAS time.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2009
This school has high school spirit with high expectation in the academic and sports/clubs. It is great and I wouldn't have my kids go anywhere else. I don't think they would either.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2009
My son has done very well at this school. They have challenged him academically, as well as provided many opportunities for extra curricular activities. I never have a problem getting my son up and ready for school as he enjoys school so much. I think this says a lot when you have a child, at 15, who likes school and his teachers.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 26, 2008
The MMHS system is what you make of it. My children are very successful in this school and yes they are involved in many different programs including sports and student council. The education they are recieving here has proven to be quite beneficial for their future endeavors. Most teachers are at this school for the right reasons, to teach because they enjoy the experience of seeing the children learn. I can't honestly say one thing bad about it.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2007
Ilive in gardner and my 2 boys go to winchendon 1 in memorial and 1 at murdock they love it there and so do i teachers are great make my kids want to go to school ty for all that you do

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2006
As a recent Murdock graduate, I must firmly state the immense amount of pride I have simply knowing where I have come from. Murdock provided me with tremendous opportunities and laid the foundation for me to attend college now. I know that I will be successful in life, as I was there, and I owe a lot to the teachers I encountered in every discipline. I wish more people would stop dwelling on some negative aspects of my old high school and start seeing all of the great things that have been happening.

- submitted by a former student
August 22, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
June 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2006
I am a current middle school student. I wish there was more of an opportunity for music. Not everyone can play an instrument or sing.The acedemic programs aren't very great. All students have to pay $200 to play school sports.The same parents are always involved. They don't give others a chance.

- submitted by a student
March 08, 2006
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- submitted by a student
January 19, 2006
I currently attend Murdock. I am from class of 2007. I, from personal experience, do not like my high school. I do not agree with everything they do, but that's why they are the autorities. Our school has not been the idol for most curriculums, and our test scores are low. However we've kicked it up a noche. In the situation of music/sports/or art, We hold very much pride. Our football team is not Notre Dame, our music classes are not the Boston Symphonic Orcesrta, and our artists are not Picasso's...but that doesn't mean we don't love it. I am in chorus , and I take very much pride in it and will NOT have it criticized. Parent involvement has nothing to do with the school. Parents in this town do not care, or simply do not have the time to care. Hense our amazing rate of drop outs.

- submitted by a student
October 22, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
May 03, 2005
Murdock has to be one of the worst schools in the country. How the teachers received their teaching certificates is beyond me. There is no structure or basics in any of the classes. Teachers are either weak or bull-headed, and none of them have any disciplinary tactics whatsoever. Parents do not get involved because it is useless. I tried, with my child, and all but two teachers ignored my plans to instill more school interest in the child. Regular guidance sessions were requested, which was not carried through on a regular basis. Students don't care about their school work or actions because the teachers don't care. They just want to get the year over with. As far as I'm concerned, there is way too much attention on the extracurricular than on the academic. If I could afford it, I would place my child in some other, more qualified school system.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2005
I think that Murdock needs more teacher/student involvment. Teacher should be more willing to help students instead of expecting more then the student can acheive.

- submitted by a former student
December 30, 2004
I am a parent of a Murdock student and proud to be one! My student plays sports and is involved in many other areas of the school. I believe your get out of something what you put into it. Murdock has taught my child many things, leadership skills,problem solving,sportsmanship as well as good preparation for the MCAS, PSAT and SAT. Murdock has some good caring teachers, parents and students as well as some strong leadership in its VP's. There is always room for some improvements. Together, that will come.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2004
my daughter goes to murdock and she is in 9th grade, as a parent , i think the teachers should get more involved and plus the parents as well, thats why she is on the honor roll , cause as a parent i get involved. plus i think the school district needs to get more involved with the parents . Plus disipline needs too be more strict. A 0 tolerance needs to be put into place. But all in all the school is a good school.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2004
Murdock High School provided me and many others with the opportunity to attend college and pursue professional careers. Education is what you make of it and Murdock provides teachers, facilities and programs that help those willing achieve those goals. We as graduates of Murdock are managers, VP's, engineers, grad students and so on for some of the most well respected firms and educational institutions in the world.

- submitted by a former student
September 14, 2004
I attended MHS from 6th grade to 12th and I would have to say that the school itself isnt the problem rather the lack of interest on the students part. Although I would have to say that most of the teachers there should not be teaching. A lot of them do not enjoy it and therefore shouldnt teach.

- submitted by a former student
September 09, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2003
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Murdock Middle/High School
3 Memorial Dr, Winchendon, MA  01475
(978) 297-1256
Last modified Murdock Middle/High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Murdock Middle/High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top