The culture at this school needs work.There is a shocking amount of racism and homophobia among students. Both of my straight, WASP children have seen racial slurs used in front of staff with no corrections or reprimands by teachers. Pretty sickening and unacceptable in this day an age!
My daughter attended MRHS when Tim Conner was the principal. My daughter was bullied. The bullies did not receive consequences. She had to leave and get a GED. She still suffers from her abuse. I have heard of other incidents. This school did not protect my daughter. I don't know what might of happened if I didn't take her out. She currently has a 3.8 grade point average with college level courses.
Since I only attended MRHS for two years, take my rating with a grain of salt. MRHS is pretty good all around in athletics, academics, and extracurriculars. However, it is important to note that the grades are somewhat inflated. While is the instruction is without a doubt above average (most teachers have masters degrees), MRHS does not give students the necessary opportunities for students to be exceptional. Many students from MRHS are not exceptional at critical reading or writing (note the slightly above average SAT scores). In addition, MRHS does not offer many options in science or mathematics. While there is (or was, pretty sure it's gone now) a math club, MRHS did not participate in the AMC consistently. IN the years where they did participate, NONE of the students qualified for AIME (ok, maybe 1 or 2 by now). Many students are unaware of science fairs or research opportunities. The school does not pay the $75 (I think it was 75, not entirely sure) to participate in USABO, USNCO, or USAPhO despite having a pretty solid biology curriculum (Mrs. Walker is super good. Few students in the state get this kind of education). That being said, MRHS is still far above average.
Marvin Ridge High is the best! Our Academics succeed over many other schools in the district as well as the state. There is literally a club for almost everything and you can even start your own if you want. There is a lot of diversity and individuality here. Many people believe that Marvin Ridge is practically almost like a private school. There are so many courses available here as a student!
Moved out of Charlotte just to get my duaghters into this school. did not like the way Charlotte schools were going and was not impressed by Charlottte Catholic. I have been very pleased with the outcome.
I have a son that is entering the 10th grade at Marvin Ridge. He started at the middle school in 2010 and we could not be happier. We moved here from Oklahoma and can tell you this school rivals Private schools in that part of the country. The teachers/coaches are caring and kind and the entire staff as well as the students are proud to be a part of this school. The Principal and staff are the best I have see and I have sent 4 boys through the US Public School System- in three different states.
I have a daughter attending this school and she is doing well. The teachers for the most part are above average, as well as the school academics. The area below average is the administration. Unfortunately, the front office staff is not helpful and tends to have a negative attitude toward parents. The principal lacks leadership and management skills in handling tough issues and tends to insulate himself within the confines of the school walls and policy. The front office needs training in customer service and assistance. The principal should have more training in resource management and administration services.
I have had two daughters graduate from Marvin Ridge HS. They attended from the day it first opened. Overall, this is an excellent school. Both of my children were in Honors/AP programs and had great teachers (mostly) who took the time to ensure the kids were prepared for college and beyond.
I am so happy to have my daughter attend the new Marvin Ridge High School. The administration has done a wonderful job at welcoming the students and promoting spirit between the grades. They have also achieved above and beyond the expectations of a new school. The athletic department has provided experience and teamwork to a guide a new, young football team. They have proven themselves worthy with a play-off position. The extremely small, but enthusiastic and mighty marching band has already won several awards. Keep up the good work Mavericks!