We have raised 2 nephews in the Mabank School system and we are now supporting a nephew and a neice in the system. My husband went to Mabank and we have nothing but praises for the school district. We have several other neices and nephews that have gone through the system and we are proud of the adults that they have turned out to be.
Almost all of my children have attended MISD. I have one son that is Dyslexic. He very early on was labled as lazy and a behavior problem. -I have struggled with the school system. I have had a lot of luck with most of the teachers but the administration at the Highschool has been the worst. They try so hard to control every aspect of their day, a child such as mine does not follow along well with their program. They are fostering sheep. No individuality is allowed. They are constantly trying to get him to quit and get his GED. They seem to be very number oriented. Kids have to meet a certain mold. Football, band, scholar etc.. If they don't; they want them out. Maybe that's how they keep the excellent rating. They weed out the individals. I wish home school was an option for us.
My child attended MBHS grades 9-12. This year students will enjoy a completely new campus managed by a fairly new administration. The principal was 'Principal of the Year' for the Region (2007). Test scores have risen, the quality of teachers has improved, students are disciplined, and the environment is healthy. But, like all Texas schools, they teach to the test (TAKS). There is a wide variety of extracurricular activities, something for every student. Participation level above the Sophomore level tends to be very clickish. What you can expect for your child is a well rounded and stable school experience coupled with a small Texas town (getting bigger) environment.