Report this review as inappropriate

Cancel

Review topics

This is a safe place to share your honest opinions of a school, whether good or bad.  Learn more.

WHAT'S YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO THIS SCHOOL?
parent
current student
teacher
school official
community member
How would you rate your experience at this school?
Terrible
Bad
Average
Good
Great
7 OVERALL RATINGS

characters left.
This school has an effective approach to homework:
Strongly disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly agree
Currently, most people answered Neutral (1 response)
characters left.
Teachers at this school are effective:
Strongly disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly agree
Currently, most people answered Agree (1 response)
characters left.
This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
Strongly disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly agree
Currently, most people answered Agree (1 response)
characters left.
Leadership at this school is effective:
Strongly disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly agree
Have your say!
Let others know more about this school.
characters left.
This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
Strongly disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly agree
Have your say!
Let others know more about this school.
characters left.
This school effectively deals with bullying:
Strongly disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly agree
Have your say!
Let others know more about this school.
characters left.
There are 13 reviews about all of the school topics.

Review comments




- a
This school is improving a lot, and has been going uphill slowly since we got a whole new administration last year(2014-2015 school year was their first year). The grading system has finally settled, which is nice. We also have many new teachers, many of which are young and bring new ways of teaching to the school. There are still some not so great things about the school, I've had some personal issues, but things have been pretty good the past 2 years(I am a senior, the first two weren't so great). As for preparing kids for college, I think that is definitely something the school should be and is working on, because so many students after high school feel the school doesn't prepare the students well enough for college. It is a work in progress though. The school handles bullying pretty well, but you still need to really push for them to actually do something about it. To conclude, Freshman year sucks for most people, but I think the rest of the years as long as you make an effort in your classes, seek help when you need it, and try to be involved in after school activities you will be fine in this school. There's after school activities for just about everybody! Get involved, stay out of drama, and don't do drugs. This website gives no information on the clubs here, but there are many after school activities to get involved in. Such as Student Council, Key Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Jazz Band, Art Honor Society, French Honor Society, and more.

Teacher effectiveness: Agree


- a
MOST are effective. Half the math department is ineffective, the other half is very good though.




- a
I went to the school last year and I feel as though I was not prepared for college. They are constantly pushing the MLA format when in college all you use is APA. The senior project is also a huge waste of time, all it does is stresses the students out and the teachers do not care if you pass or fail. I also do not think that some of the staff is there to help the students, they could care less if you pass their class or not, some of them are not helpful at all. The teachers do not make any effort at all, and you have to threaten them that you will go above them and get them fired before they work with you. I also do not like the way that they push things onto the students. They pretty much told us that we had to go to college or we would not go anywhere in life. I personally do not think that they have a right to say that to anyone. But there are a few good teachers at the school that do help the students with the future and help you prepare for college the best that they can. There is also a lot of bullying that goes on at the school, and the staff lets it happen, and I have even witnessed to teachers bullying students as well.

no rating


- a
I go there now. It's a pretty nice school and they are always looking on ways to improve. The staff could use some help. Mostly in the main office. Over all it's a very nice school. They have alot of after school activitys for students as well.



- a
I attended this school and say that it wasnt that good in terms of the staff but you get that small town fell where it seems like everybody knows everyone not sure if thats how it is in all high schools but it was here that was good but i remember lots and lots of bad but there was some good memorable teachers like brandt and delphonse and keaton how bout coach hebert or obrien then theres jette who somehow took over the place in terms of counselors and upper level staff this school blows a few memorable teachers and a downhill philosiphy looking to cut costs rather then encourage students




- a
This school doesn't give a hoot about the kids. The bullying is rampant. The counselors who do care are overworked and not listened to by the Principal or the Vice-principals. They don't take the time to find out why a kid may be on their radar... They should refresh themselves on the consequences of ignoring teens.



- a
The classes offered here do not help me learn anything useful for jobs for my future. I am forced to learn materials that are useful only on state tests, and I am forced to do everything on a computer. While that is not a problem for me personally, I know quite a few kids that are forced to be home in time to see their younger siblings off the school bus, and then have to take care of them until parents get home from work late at night. Those families cannot afford to have a computer, much less viable internet access, which is necessary today to complete school work. If state testing was eliminated, and computers were not a requirement for submitting work, then maybe this school could be better.

no rating


- a
My daughter went to this school, the teachers dont want to help, they dont let them go outside during the day, which i think makes them feel like prisoners.


no rating


- a
The teachers at MVHS care about each and every child, and go way above and beyond for any child.

Nearby schools

Last modified Merrimack Valley High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Top