This school is like a prison for my daughter. Metal detectors, security lines, and you can hardly get into the restrooms during lunch hour. If you forget your identification, they make the students wait outside for hours no matter what the weather. This school is only good for its wide-ranging courses and great teachers.
I graduated 3 years ago. MVHS is a great building. The upkeep of which has fallen-what reasons surround this are varied, but include principal corruption (a matter settled-the school is still recovering). Yet, this is not to say the building is not good-but that it could be so much more. Teaching ability is as good as anywhere else. Many teachers have been there for 20-30 years. The current scaling back of AP classes and what it may spell for current students is disquieting. Success at MVHS takes being a savvy student who may utilize all of its resources. The school Orchestra is of particular concern as it doesn t' exist (last I heard). Included in MVHS's great features is a private field where students may practice team sports (you won t find that in the city!). MVHS needs the participation of more students willing to utilize these resources!
I just graduated from MVHS in 2003 and as a student of the school for all for years, I've seen it go through a lot of changes. MVHS has a bad rep -- one that it really doesn't deserve. Every school has its issues; ours just seem to be publicized more. But one thing I know for sure is that if the student does what the student is supposed to do, no matter what happens they'll enjoy their high school career.
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