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10-12
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Massapequa, NY
Students enrolled: 1,972

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4925 Merrick Road
Massapequa, NY 11758

(516) 308-5901
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August 31, 2014
My son was bullied beyond words at this school to the point he was suicidal and the principal or teachers did nothing. If your child is not into sports or struggles academically they will be completely dismissed by staff. I do not recommend this school. I took my son out of this school, changed districts and he thrived, making the honor roll each semester. They do not care about students with any type of learning disability!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2013
I am about to enter 11th grade here at Massapequa High School. With this being said, I greatly appreciate the academic and extracurricular outlets offered to me and really do enjoy some of the unique offerings such as my broadcasting, forensics, and astronomy classes along with my more challenging classes such as AP English, AP American History, AP World History, and countless other AP classes (They offer almost every AP there is). After school, I love our drama club which puts on smaller, more intimate productions, as well as performing in our annual musical which becomes a very extravagant and exciting production. With all of this being said, I simply must give my school a 3 (well more like 3.5, but half stars aren't allowed) due to the extreme focus on athletics. Normally I would not have an issue with this as long as all other activities were funded just as well as our athletics program, however this is not the case. The musical gets a large enough budget each year, yes, but other clubs and organizations, ie: the drama club, are forced to start at $0.00 every year and really struggle to stay afloat despite these programs being the highlight of a lot of students' schooling.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 28, 2009
Some of these posts, are submitted by a parent who has children that can do no wrong?...Most of the posts here of sour grapes. I have one son who went through and achieved great succesess academically over the sports that he played. My daughter currently attends and is often asked if she needs help in subjects to bring up grades with success and my youngest has no problem playing sports and keeping a high honor role grade in excellerated classes from 1st through junior high school. I did not have the opportunity to attend such schools growing up in Brooklyn and Queens. Suck it up. Although not perfect, our children have a damn good school system, if your parenting in the right way.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 28, 2009
Some of these posts, are submitted by a parent who has children that can do no wrong?...Most of the posts here of sour grapes. I have one son who went through and achieved great succesess academically over the sports that he played. My daughter currently attends and is often asked if she needs help in subjects to bring up grades with success and my youngest has no problem playing sports and keeping a high honor role grade in excellerated classes from 1st through junior high school. I did not have the opportunity to attend such schools growing up in Brooklyn and Queens. Suck it up. Although not perfect, our children have a damn good school system, if your parenting in the right way.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2008
Massapequa High School is severely underrated as to it's academics. The Administration has done a great deal in the last several years to up the ante, so to speak, academically. It's paying off - the students are enrolled in higher level courses and the graduates are getting into schools which for years were closed to Massapequa kids. Are there drugs at Massapequa? Yes but someone tell me a school where there aren't drugs? Is it rampant or out of control? NO WAY! Unfortunately when you find a community where the kids have money the kids will use drugs. The teaching staf is excellent and I feel lucky that my kids have had and will continue to have the benefits of an excellent staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 12, 2008
To much money spent on sports. The teachers are lazy and over paid. There is also alot of drug use and not enough being done about it.

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August 24, 2007
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November 05, 2006
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- submitted by a student
November 01, 2006
Massapequa high school is one of the best high schoo ls within NY state. Although its main concern does appear to be sports (althletes are highly regaurded as almost all teams donminate their sport), the administration seems to be putting more emphasis on academics as more and more students are being encouraged to enroll into AP classes as well as other college credit courses. This may or may not be a good idea depending upon your opinion of who should be enrolled in such courses. The electives awailable at MHS are exceptional and allow for students to truly focus on their main subject of interest. Overall MHS is great school that will provide your child with a strong foundation for success in the future.

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May 17, 2006
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May 10, 2006
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May 01, 2006
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September 06, 2005
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- submitted by a student
June 29, 2005
Quality of academics are excellent. Sports are excellent, many championship teams. Very good parent involvement.

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June 29, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2005
I believe that the programs in Masspequa High School continue to be excellent. Availability of music, art and sports is of high quality. Very highly recommended.

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March 08, 2005
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December 09, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
November 19, 2004
Among one of the very best schools in New York State. They have zero tolerance for drugs in the school, with immediate suspension if found with drugs. I went to the school, and my kids now attend, I'm very happy with the academic results so far.

- submitted by a former student
July 28, 2004
I am a former student and graduate of the high school. To be honest, I have two very differing thoughts on my attendance. First, the quality of the education I received no doubt led me to attend and now graduate from a prestigous university. The athletic programs were incredibly funded and many times actually took away honor from other scholastic activities. I do criticize the school in that the administrators are blinded by the amount of illegal activity that goes on around and inside the campus. The town is supported by middle to mainly upper-middle class single ethnic class inhabitants and their children are extremely well off. School policies might as well be written on toilet paper because they are definitely not followed.

- submitted by a student
July 28, 2004
I am aware that this is a page for parents, however, I believe my statements should be available, because I am the voice of your children possibly attending. Massapequa HS offers electives that are not seen regularly, and those classes can make a world of difference in a student's well-rounded academic background. When entering college, you have possibly seen a bit more of science/language/trades and that gives an unbeatable advantage. However, I believe these fabulous possibilities are often masked by the lack of proper administration, and loud parents. There are definitely favorites, and they are usually the well-off side of the tracks, and the star athletes. It seemed over the years that the biggest problem was within many of the parents, and their lack of recognizing that their child was at fault. The school might not take action, however, sometimes their hand is forced by obnoxious parents.

- submitted by a student
July 10, 2004
Massapequa School District breaks promises to both the parents and the students regarding zero tolerance. They have been 'caught' by parents whose children have suffered emotionally at the hands of their peers. Many parents have come together and their stories are all the same. The Social worker tells the parents, 'This is life. They will have to get used to it anyway. I suggest you teach them how to deal with this. The Administration, without a doubt, have their favorite parents and students. If you are not one of them, trust me, you feel it in your bones! As for the Sports emphasis: it's sickening. As for the lunch room: It's a childs place to unwind and eat with friends, not a prison. Get a grip. Let them talk. Let them laugh. Stop giving them detention for being human.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2004
Massapequa has always been known for it's excellent schools. I was born and raised in Mass. & my children are now in the schools. It is a great place to live and raise children. I do, however, agree that too much emphasis is placed on sports. Give more college scholarships to students that excel in academics or good character. Wouldn't you rather have them as doctors operating on you than these athletes? I sure would!

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2004
My daughter entered the Massapequa schools in the 7th grade which meant she started in the middle school. Her special needs were addressed immediately and attentively and she was on the honor roll for 2 years. She later on finished at the high school. They do tend to slip off a little because there is not much supervision or real concern for the students who are not with the 'in' crowd. Sports is definitely the main concern. Other than the sports there is little in other after school activities thus leaving someone not interested in sports little else to do. And I really don't like the open campus. They should have a better cafeteria and encourage during the daytime clubs.

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September 04, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 26, 2003
Sports are emphasized over academics. Many teachers take on a buddy vs. adult role in the classroom. I was disappointed in the academics and the quality of teaching. Many of the teachers were raised in Massapequa and never left. There is little tolerance for diversity and the students are not encouraged to branch out. It's a nice town to live in; I just wish the schools were of a higher quality.

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August 25, 2003
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Massapequa High School
4925 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY  11758
(516) 308-5901
Last modified Massapequa High School is a Public school that serves grades 10-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Massapequa High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top