Mase could be a good school if they would do better by there students no one listens to them, they lock the bathroom door so the kids can't use it. because of a few bad kid and the lunch room they delegate food to curtain student's they want . there should be enough of all the food so the student can have a choice of what to eat. they just really started offer classes that have anything to do with engineering,they can't keep teachers and there are too many chiefs and not enough Indians. they also have outdated online courses for the kid so when the kid go online to do there work it is graded incorrectly they don't have anyone to go to because it is always passed on to someone else and nothing gets done about it so the kids are failing. they do have a new director not sure of what he will do in this up and coming school year but Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering needs to clean up there act.
As an avid supporter of Memphis public schools, let me state for a fact that MASE has just as many behavioral problems, if not more, for a school of its size. In addition, the administration of this school has a history of adopting a "smile-to-your-face/stab-you-in-the-back" attitude toward its faculty and staff. With these conditions in existence, along with letters from benefactors calling for the school's shutdown, I would never consider sending my child there in the first place. MASE, who do you think you're fooling?
It is time for an overhaul at this school. New ACTIVE leadership, better curriculum, better management of what few funds they do have access to. Much like the majority of the school system in Memphis, the old traditional ways don't work anymore and narrow minded pundits insist on focusing on test-taking skills, rather than actual learning. At least MASE doesn't have a history of violence on school campus, the school is fairly small, so behavioral issues aren't as bad as at some other schools in the area. The worst part is that honestly, there aren't really any better public school/charter options in the inner city area of Memphis. Be prepared to basically homeschool as much as you can and put your child at MASE mostly for record-keeping purposes.
my son is currently attending mase 2010-2011 school year. the school is very unorganized. the things i like about the school is the teacher ease program where you can check grades of your child and communicate with teachers without calling. I also like three out of 5 of his teachers. his reading teacher,science teacher, and social studies teachers are very good. they give creative assighnment and work with the students. what i don't like the ordering of uniforms i never recieve my childs order, when planing feildtrips they only had one bus for a trip and they return back to school after school got out because they made two trips. I never see the principle when i go to the school always the dean of 7th grade or councelor. Sometimes teachers are slow updating grades on teacherease. They get out of school at four, but the extra time that they have they are doing nothing when they could be doing homewoork or tutoring. I just think it could stand for major improvement and would be better if they get organized.also a plus they send emails to parents of schlorship opportunites and summercamp programs through emails.
I love MASE. MASE is an excellent school. i've been here since 5th grade and now that im about to graduate, i say it was the best experience of my life. Wooooh!!! Go MASE Phoenix!!! Black and burgundy!!! '09!!!
I am very discourage with MASE, and fill that MASE should not be giving anymore funding by the State, Mr. Henderson in the beginning had a vision, but his vision has been clouded. He is never available, and does not return your calls to address important issues. Our children are only used to present High Test Scores for MASE to keep the funds coming. He no longer has a heart for the children. My child has attended this school since 7th grade, has been promoted to the 10th and will not be attending MASE in 2007-2008 school year. Reports cards, where never received in timely fashion, any concerns about grades, would have to be addressed, whenever you could take a day off work and stand in the office and force someone to address your concerns. MASE is not the school for a college bound student.