As a Former student I didn't like MHS at all some of the teachers didn't teach good they lacked a care for the students, the principle is very mean and doesn't know how to be understanding at all, Melvindale is not a choice to send your child Too much drama and not enough teaching
I despise this school, I've been here for 4 months now and can not wait to transfer schools. While the teachers are kind, they lack the ability to control their classes and some seem to have less knowledge then their degrees say they have. If you want a quality education I strongly advise you to avoid this school at all costs. The extra curriculars are the only good thing about this school, but how long that will last is unclear because they continue to shell out all their money for sports.
The alleged racism of which some reviewers write is a ridiculous accusation in my opinion. Every indication that I get from personal and second hand experience is that the color of a student's skin is irrelevant at MHS. Of course, if by the term 'racism' you mean that minorities do not receive special treatment, then I think you are right. But I thought equality was the goal?
I feel that Melvindale High School is a great place to go to school. This is my second year at the school and I have never seen a fight. They have an after school tutoring program for the kids who are struggling. The teachers and principals seem to care about the kids. I am glad Mr. Fish came over from the High School, because he keeps the school safe and the kids listen to him. GREAT SCHOOL!
i have to say that if i had the money that i wouldnt be going to melvindale but i really have no choice. The principal seems not to care at all and she seems to care about nothing but the money i cant say that all the teachers are bad there are a lot of good ones and as far as the school board they seem to care little about the students and a hell of a lot about the money the dean mr. fish is very fair and nice and as far as the whole issues involving racism i must say that i see fights brake out every day this school is very much based on the color of your skin i cant make the choice for you to send your kid here or not but i can say think about it melvindale has a lot of ups and downs
As a freshman at melvindale high school. i love it. everything about melvindale is great. they are some what strict but what school isnt. ive had so much fun going to this school. ive played golf this year and mr. mazurek is awesome. we had so much fun. everyone at melvindale is actually pretty friendly. dont go by first impressions because mr.fish does look mean. but give him a try hes actually real nice. some things about melvindale wasnt the best though. we did have some crazy things happen this year. but over all this school is one of the best. the teachers, students, and principals are awesome. and the golf team rocks so get it right. heck yes.
As a alumni of class of 2006, i feelings about m-high is that it is a great school but it could use some work. The teachers are awesome especially mr. geiger he was so cool he was like one of the students. Mr.Hanna was a big help in my senior year when i was strugglin really bad and didnt think i was going to graduate,he helped me get the extra credits that i needed when i had to drop out when i got pregnant. Who ever made that comment about the janitors making the racial slurs, need to be thinking the janitors for keeping the school look so nice, they really work hard and need a big thanks. The staff needs to be so stricked because of the open district and to keep the school in one piece. So my over all of the school is good.
i think it is a wonderful school for any parents having a hard time finding their kids a school, Melevindale is the one. my kids hve learned sooooooo much!!!! Awsome
All of the students and teachers and students that wrote decent reviews about this school must be white because the racism in the school from the staff to the students, is unbelievable in 2008. The principal has no compassion and shows no care for the students. I don't recommend anyone to send thier children there. One would think that the barriers and issues involving racism would have diminished at this point in our nation's history. The school does not even recognize Martin Luther King as an influential figure in the effort to end racism. My recommendation to the school board is to implement Meet the Challenge to end racism for the staff as well as the students. It is time that the American people live in true liberty and harmony. The school has a lot of growing to do.
im a student at melvindale high school... n its good and all but the racism is crazy in this school..... there are janitors calling students racist slurs and kids calling each other racist slurs.. kids with the flags that represents the slaves on there cars.... i think this school is a -5 but too bad i have no choise.... my family doesnt want to move until we graduate.... im a junior at this school... n this school sux.... the principal is far too rude.... in the past 3 years i have never seen a smile on her face... she doesnt do nothing but scream in the hallways.... but the dean is nice...
I go to Melvindale High School and am a freshman. I think the school is great and everything in it. The teachers are fantastic and helpful, and the school is just awesome!
I go to Melvindale High School and I am a freshman. I think this is a great school with great teachers. There are a lot of programs and extracurricular activites along with athletics. I wasn't expecting this school to be as good as it is. I reccomend it because mot of the people there are friendly.
My kids say this is a really good school and I think that Melvindale High School is a great school too it has helped my kids a lot the school has taught them to me responsible so when they go to college they can success of what they are doing and the school has also thought them that they should do their best on everything and if they try they can do it but they can t give up
My daughter goes to this school and she really likes it she says that her teacher are awesome and that they actually are fun and kids are some kids are looking forward to going to some classes. Everything else is good . I think that this school is good it help my daughter do sports without her going crazy over her homework to get it done they have homework tables everybody who joins sports has to do at least a half an hour of homework tables so they don t get behind in there work. I think this school is great!
My daughter attends school at this school and I know alot of children that attend. I am ashamed to say that I believe Melvindale is headed straight downhill. I have younger children that will never attend the jr. or high school in Melvindale. I think it is a shame when money comes before the children. Soon the parents that live in district will be sending there children out of this district to go to school. You know its bad when your child has a class in the boys locker room and she is not a boy. There are children afraid to walk in the halls at certain times. But, unless the parents speak up the board can get away with anything. Yes there are some good teachers and until open enrollment we were doing ok, but now we don't stand a chance. I hope the money is worth it.
Melvindale High School has been going steadily downhill for some time now. It is even worse now that it is a school of choice. Students that have been suspended from several other schools are now enrolled in regular classes at the high school, making it difficult for serious students to get any work done. Also, the school places more emphasis on sports than on academics. Sports programs receive more attention and funding than other extracurricular activities, such as band and robotics. Good luck to anyone who sends or chooses to send their child to this school, as they will surely find it extremely hard to suceed.
My daughter loves this school and I do too. There are alot of good teachers and the Principal is a good man too. But the Dean of Students blowind an airhorn if the student is still in the hallway after the bell ,is just plan out rude that can mess up are kids ears! But besides that this school has some pretty nice classes. I like this school alot.
I have lived here (melvindale) all my life, and it has improved from when I went.(apperance). The biggest downfall in the school, and I'm sure it's not just melvindale, is open enrollment. There are just too many students now. The kid's tell me by the time they get through the lunch line they have only 5 minutes to eat, and the classrooms are packed. How can we expect teachers to be able to meet our's kids academic needs? I really don't think alot of thought was put into the decision, except maybe the money aspect of it. What a shame.
I had heard alot of negative things about the high school before my son went there. I have found the school to be good. The staff and administration are excellent. The curriculum is challenging. the only reason a student wouldn't do well here is if he/she didn't apply themself. Students with active parents really excel. There are plenty of extracurricular activities in all areas and a diverse population of students. There could be more parental involvement, but what can you do about that? The community is invested in the school and has pride in it.
I think the school has gone down hill since the new principle came. No students are wanting to go to school and the percentage that do go hate it. They've taken a lot away from the students that had worked to get what they want. This is no choice of school for me to send my kids.
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