My kid goes to the middle school, and has been bullied all year. We have made countless complaints, only to fall on the dead ears of a principal who could care to be bothered. Parents beware if your kids go there and you have a problem you will be on your own.
I graduated from Michigan Center High School a few years ago and it is one of the worst schools in the state. The leadership in this school fails its students daily. It did not prepare me for college in any way, shape, or form (besides Spink's college writing class). Also, the whole "Anti-Bullying" and "Nurtured-Heart Approach" is a joke. My younger brother was and is bullied at MC, yet every time we report it, the principals don't do a single thing about it. Two of his past bullies were on the football team and when we reported the bullying, nothing happened because the football team was headed to playoffs, & they didn't want to risk losing 2 players... seriously? Also, MC only cares about the Cheerleading team. Their own coach cares more about the sport than teaching her own math class. The cheerleaders get pep rally's, assembly's, and trips to Cedar Point, all for winning state championships in the lowest division in the state. The teachers treat students poorly. The students who get all the college scholarships are the ones who's parents are either on the school board or faculty. Terrible school. Terrible leadership. Terrible education. Avoid at all costs.
I graduated from this school in the Summer of 2010. If you want to succeed and have the determination to- it really isn't hard to do here. While some things are challenging, Mr. Spinks' College Writing class, Chemistry w/ Mr. Withers, Trig, and a couple others. I would definitely recommend to any student/parent who has a kid in this school to look into Dual-Enrollment. This will help them so much more and they'll get a real dose of what the future entails. One thing I want to shed light on since everyone that's reviewed this school is saying "cliques rule all, even with parents". Trying not to look at this bias but seeing it from my point of view this is incredibly true. If your parents aren't involved with the school, none of the coaches in sports know your parents then you'll probably get shafted in extra-curricular activities. Unless you're a freak of nature. The teachers that are coaches ultimately do play favorites and will help students that need eligibility "help". Just ask the '07 Bowling Coach haha. I would send your kid to Napoleon High School. Even with that area being "hick-ish" their school seems to revolve around homework and determination. Stay ClassyorGet Smart?
This school is a great school, you have cliques, but then you have cliques in ALL schools. The teachers work with the kids, there are many programs to help mentor kids if they need additional help, you just have to ask for it. The sports programs are good programs and they do their best with the kids. I have had one graduate and another that is still in the school, and I enjoy watching them grow and learn.