February 20, 2012
A great place... to get an absolutely mediocre education. I graduated from this school awhile back, but, still having connections to the community, I gather that it hasn't changed much. There are actually many good teachers, but the curriculum is not challenging at all. It would be a great school for remedial education, but for any student destined to get over a 25 on the ACT, the lack of challenge in the curriculum really just encourages them to be lazy. And that catches up to you in college. Besides that, this is the kind of place where you memorize what you need to for a test, and then it all flies out of your head. There is very little practical application of the material, so it doesn't stick with you. I can honestly say that most of what I truly *learned* during high school, I taught myself. Now, about rules- they are unevenly applied at MCR-IV. The administration, and some of the teachers, have serious favorites. If you are one of them, you have it made. If you are one of the kids labeled 'bad,' the administration almost seems to think of ways to get you in trouble. Anyway, I'll remind you that you should not "judge a book by its cover," even if it has a nice one.
- submitted by a community member