Central Magnet School
- Public, Magnet
- MURFREESBORO, TN
Central Magnet School Reviews
Rating 4.14 out of 5 477 reviews
The school is supportive and the teachers are wonderful. It's such a wonderful learning environment, despite the high stress. All of the teachers prepare you for AP tests very well, and there is no doubt that they are why Central was elected as a prestigious blue-ribbon school! I will state, however, that Central Magnet could improve their care and education regarding mental health. The teachers need further training on how to handle volatile situations and recognize common symptoms of conditions such as my OCD/ANXIETY and Autism so they can better handle students who suffer from these conditions.
Ok, so first of all I went to the school for 6 years so everything i tell you is from my experience. To get it straight, a majority of the students that go to this school are really smart. And yes, the test scores are very high too. But the scores do not at all reflect the quality of teaching. Sure there are some very good teachers, even some that are some of the best teachers in Tennessee. However, there are some disgracefully bad teachers, I mean really bad. So it was a little bit annoying for me that the idea of being the number 1 school in the state was ingrained into the school culture, yet i was sitting here wondering, "Isn't my history teacher someone who doesn't know anything about history and just reads the textbook in class, and he's also the bowling coach but doesn't know the rules of bowling?" Also, in a lot of my math classes I found that my teacher was getting answers wrong, and I would have to correct him/her. I'm not even gonna talk about sports and food.
The teachers teach harder material than other schools, but the teachers are also much more dedicated and willing to help students who wish to learn. The focus on AP classes and college preparation help students gain or refine the skills needed for college and beyond.
At Central, we are pushed to do our best every day and to strive for perfection. While it can be stressful, it is worth it because we are able to pursue our goals for the future.
Central is a wonderful school with wonderful teachers and staff. You get the feeling everyone really wants to see you succeed. The classes are hard, but that's what we all signed up for. It's the difficulty of the classes and the effort put forth by the teachers that make this a great school!
I just graduated last year and this school really is great. Teachers do care about the students and do their best to prepare them for future exams and college classes. It is very difficult but extremely worth it.
Central Magnet is a great school. Many students don't even have locks on the lockers because the students are so trustworthy. The teachers are really good.
Amazing academic school! Good community of students and teachers! Most teachers there are incredible and have a true passion for teaching. I feel fully prepared for college and my career path ahead of me! The building it self could use some updating but that’s more about the county not allowing funds than anything the school can do about it.
The atmosphere can be very stressful and competitive, but students are able to learn quite a bit and have more opportunities because of Central.
Good school that encourages learning and has excellent teachers, but stressful and the environment pressures students to degrade their mental health and compete for test scores. However, sets students up well for college and getting in to good colleges.
Central Magnet is one of the best schools in the country that helps prepare students for college or any future occupation. The school is very difficult to go through, and the material will push you to your limit, but it's all worth it. Besides, there are still fun clubs, sports, and other activities provided. You meet different kinds of people with a range of backgrounds. I knew that, for me at least, high school can be scary. I'm not a very outgoing person, but I found people I can relate to. Also, all of the teachers are great. Not only is their teaching style effective, but they're really nice people. They communicate with the needs of the students, which is very important for such a high ranking school.
Central really helps prepare for college with the vast variety of AP classes and CTE classes. The students here are generally very motivated to do well and the teachers here are willing to make sure that students are prepared to well in life. Classes can be challenging, but its all for the better good, as it prepares us for real life and important tests like AP, ACT, PSAT, and SAT.
The teachers are really involved, and the classes do a good job of preparing you for college. You'll find a lot of people who are interested in what you are. It can be very stressful if you aren't good about time management, though. The workload can be kind of intense and I wish that mental health was more of a focus.
Central Magnet High School is the #1 high school in the state of Tennessee. We achieved this by having some of the highest test schools including ACT scores. This school offered so many academic opportunities that other schools did not. The absolute best learning environment!!
Central provides students some guidance for applying to college, and offers most AP courses. However, the capacity of the school building limits course options outside of APs.
Central Magnet will challenge you academically because it is a College Preparatory school. I enjoy it for it small class size. You are familiar with nearly everyone in your class. There are also many teachers who actually care about you and want yo get to know you one on one.
Central offered so many classes to prepare us for college. Several AP classes, duel enrollment, etc.