The teachers and coaches at this school are good and work hard with their limited resources. The administration is the problem here. They are unresponsive and make a lot of bad assumptions. The counselors have not been helpful with providing information and support for my college bound students. This school could do a much better job of partnering with parents and being proactive. When I called to speak with the principle about a problem I saw, I was told I could come speak if I liked but he WOULD NOT change his position. Not very much of a partnership.
Although the ignorance, poverty, and discrimination are great problems to be resolved, Massaponax is a challenging school with great teachers volunteering their time to benefit students' education, excellence, and excelling. There are many amazing clubs and teachers that are accepting and will help a dedicated student prevail despite the odds or circumstances.
Massaponax HS is a great and challenging experience for students. The leadership always puts kids first . Wonderful staff.
My daughter is a senior at Massaponax High School, she just received a four year Army ROTC scholarship to the college of her choice. Thanks to the teachers and administration at the high school for continuing its great tradition of producing quality students.
I graduated from Massaponax a few years ago, and I know quite a few of my teachers are still there working hard with limited resources. Day in and day out, they put forth their best in an overcrowded school, with more money for resources, I know they can better educate the students.
I'd say massaponax high school is really a great school. I really have not noticed any bullying [ok, maybe that's just because the kids are so full of themselves they don't really care about beating up other kids] sports and drama are big in the school, which makes them hard to get into. and the teachers don't like kids using the bathroom, but it's really well run and i haven't had any problems with any of the teachers yet.
I attended Massaponax High school and graduated in June. I'm now an alumni but now that I'm out of there, I can definately see the flaws. Teachers were nice and presentable but they didn't punish those who were a real problem seriously enough. I sat through a class my junior year where there was always an interuption. The teacher always gave almost a dozen warnings then detention but it wasn't enough . The same students always came back to class with bad attitudes and even cockier mouths. Students can be helpful though but sometimes they can be mean towards the disabled or anything they didn't understand. However, a bit of 'education' on the matter by a sibling of the disabled or a teacher always sets them straight some of the time. Some students are spoiled, others sort of tight-bottomed and refuse to back down. Overall, its a great school academic-wise.
My daughter is attending school at Massaponex for the first time as a junior. Most teachers are very good but the kids are very rude and disrespectful and dont even get disciplined for the filthy mouths. One teacher actually announced on the first day of school that the kids are free to cuss in her class. It is so sad to see how the teachers are losing control these days. This school is a huge disappointment for my daughter who is a straight A top notch student.
I am a very proud parent of this school and my daughter. Just last evening, she was presented an Academic Letter, for her continued 4.0 GPA. This Pricipal of the school is 'Awesome' I am shocked at this school and what it has brought to my daughter. We recently were relocated from another state, during the middle of her Freshman year. She had been attending Private Catholic Schools during her entire school years, as such, this was a major 'change' for her, and us (her parents); however, we were unable to continue paying the additional for a 'Private Education', due to her mother having to resign in the workforce (because of the relocation.) This has been the best thing for our daughter, and we couldn't be more pleased with this school and it's teachers/administration. She is currently a sophomore and ranked #4 in her class.
I attended Massaponax High School from 1998 through 2002, and as part of the first class to go all four years there, I can honestly say it's a fantastic school, aside from the standard problems such as over-crowding and what not. It's decently organized with a staff that, for the most part, genuinely cares about the students. I would recommend this school to parents who are seeking a public high school in the area for their children.
i attend massaponax high school and i think that it is <b>too over crowded</b> and that it needs a lot of improvement. the only thing i like is my guidance consouler and the soccer team. if i could go to another school, i would in a heartbeat.
Hi, we are current students at Massaponax High School from the class of 2005 and 2006. We would like to offer our time in order to say that we love this school and its princi-PAL :) Mr. Rodkey (JRod) is the most professional and devoted principal we have ever come across. Mr. Rodkey makes this school what it is. His school spirit and love for the students is unlike any other. The man is awesome.
I am currently a student at Massaponax High School and I wouldnt go to any other school in the world if they paid me to. The school is so well run and everyone's needs and priorities are attended to by teachers and classmates. Next year I am supposed to go to Courtland High School because of the new lines. I refuse to do so. My parents agree I had one sister that attended MHS and did well I currently have another sister who is going to be a senior there next year, she refuses to switch also. The class of 2006 will always belong to Massaponax High School!
My daughter attended Massaponax High School this past summer. Tim Watts was the summer school principal. Mr. Watts was a true joy to work with. His thoughtful care of children shines through. My daughter had some medical problems in the middle of the summer school session. Without his help and understanding my daughter would not have been able to finish her class. Mr. Watts came through for her with a smile. I really can't thank him enough.
i went to this school for 4 years i love every day of it the people at massaponax are great i wish i could go back i would not go to any other school the football coachs are the best. class of 2002
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