I am a teacher at MGSH. There is high turnover in teachers, administration, and classes. The administration is distant and unsupportive. The classes are overcrowded and extremely tracked. The pep fests get dangerously out of control, And at dances the grinding is just wrong. The kids at this school think they are running the place. It will get much worse when budget cuts come.
I moved to Maple Grove from a small farm town with my two daughters who averaged 42 children per grade there. My oldest started 10th grade in MGSH with 575 students. It was intimidating to her at first with no friends at all. Her first comments were how acedemically hard it was. She was an A student in the small school. She was in one AP in MG. By mid-year she actually said to me, "I know it is hard mom but it is really good for me for getting ready to go to college. I think I will do much better now." It was music to my ears. She is shy but made friends along the way and gained a lot of respect for herself. The foundations program is very impressive. She loved the pepfests! She said mom, everyone does. Group involvement is awesome. I can't tell you how happy I am we moved here. It was the best decision I could make for my daughters. The school deserves more than a 10 in my eyes.
Maple Grove High School believes in high excelence of education they care about there students and treat them with respect but do not tolerate miss behavior the teachers are well respected by the students. As a parent I hear nothing but good thing repeadedly from my daughter and her friends. I have always mentioned Maple Grove to friends and familys that are possibly thinking of moving into the district I always recomend it.
I graduated from MGSH in 2006 and I feel that this school was outstanding. It prepped me for college sufficently and gave me many oppertunities to be a student leader and active in activities. I strongly believe that the reason I am so involved on campus in college is due to the way I was molded at MGSH. The teachers are understanding and knowledgable in their field, and always up for answering questions. Although I understand that money, clothing and cars are stressed socially at MGSH, I believe it is like that in every high school. Social cliques will exist in life, from high school to the office. It is unavoidable. If a student wants to succeed, they would be able to ignore outside factors and do very well at school. Attending and graduating from Maple Grove is one of the best accompishments I have made in my life so far.
We live in the Anoka Hennepin School District, but I took both my sons out of Champlin Park High School and enrolled them in Maple Grove High School; what an improvement! My oldest son graduated from MGSHS two years ago and my youngest son is currently a senior there. They both did very well there (from not doing very well at CPHS). The teachers and staff at Maple Grove Senior High are excellent and I can't say enough good things about the school. It is an excellent school and I would recommend anyone to send their children there. They made successes out of my children with their excellence and outstand academic programs. The teachers and staff were a delight to work with and the principal is one of the best in the state, in my opinion.
I am presently enrolled at MGSH. The academic portion of the school is terrific. The extra-curriculer choices are vast. However, the problem lies in the students. Everyone at MGSH is too involved in cliques and money. The average students biggest worry is not their GPA, but how they look and who they are friends with. This is common in most highschools I'm sure, but at MG social status seems to be the most important thing. There are those few kids that try to be friends with everyone, and that's great, but then you have the kids who refuse to step outside of their social circle, causing huge divisions between students. I realize there is not a way to really change this, but it's just something that needs to be pointed out. I love my school, it's more or less the people that make it difficult. We have a cocaine problem.
My first year at this school was the first year it was open. While i was there was the growing stage for this high school and it only got better with time. MG was a great school to attend and I only have good memories from friends to experiences to cheerleading. I am now a perfessional and college cheerleader because of the Crimson I would reccommend anyone to bring his/her child here. Make sure to be invovled in sports, they are the most fun and make the best memories!
Maple Grove Senior High is quite possibly the best high school in Minnesota. The staff is outstanding, the facilities are practically brand new and state of the art, and the kids that go there are great. This is really a great school in a great city!
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