Col. Zadok Magruder High School Reviews
Rating 3.42 out of 5 307 reviews
I really liked my year so far. Even as a Freshman I thought of this school as a great one. MCPS has good schools in its district.
Magruder has a great diverse student population. Teaching is inconsistent and not always up to par. The school offers many clubs and activities to join!
It's diverse which is nice and the education is fine. It's not the best but the diversity and close-knit community make up for the flaws it has.
Can't say I liked it, but my friends made the experience bearable. Being in that building was kind of depressing.
This school is ok. There is barley any school spirit though and not that many extracurricular activities to involve different races and interest.
It’s really diverse and I’ve met a lot of great people. But a lot of the facility aren’t helpful and are sometimes lost. The academics are ok there are some great teachers who are passionate but they are the minority. The sports are ok our football team sucks and a lot of time the coaches of any team will pick favorites rather than who will help win. The clubs are ok but there’s not really any advertising for clubs rather than honor societies and sports. It’s not a terrible school but it’s not the best tbh.
This school is terrible, the teachers and counselor don't help at all with anything unless you annoy them constantly. Also there only one college career adviser and she can't get to all the students with question or help as much as she wishes too. This school also doesn't help you prepare for college and expect you to know what your doing. The sports coaches don't care how good you are at the sport they go by cliques and if your not part of a certain clique on a team they bench you . There no school spirit either and pep rallies suck. I hate this school.
At Col. Zadok Magruder High School, there is a lot of things that need to change. They tend to hire teachers that can't really teach the classes. I had a chemistry teacher that actually started teaching her honors chemistry class what the AP chemistry class learned. A lot of students failed and had to retake the class, or just move on with their D. This happened in many other classes. Some teachers didn't even teach, they would just give the class a worksheet and read a book. A lot of students at Magruder struggle because of this issue.
Magruder overall is a good school with plenty of opportunities in all areas. There are numerous clubs relating to academics, social groups, music, writing, and many more. The school has multiple advanced programs for students who want to excel in certain areas, and there are plenty of resources for studying for classes, SAT and ACT, and other college advisors too. If the school were to fix anything however, I would emphasize the need to renovate the school as many classrooms and bathrooms have very old, dirty, or broken equipment and appliances.
Magruder has been a thrilling experience. It is a lot smaller than other schools in the county so it was nice to get more one on one time with the teachers who really cared about how the students were doing mentally and academically. The activities were fun and created a sense of togetherness, we did things like the battle of the classes, float, and powderpuff which really brought our classes together and created a friendly competition. We had fundraisers from selling baked goods to the mulch sale where students genuinely wanted to contribute too. We had really helpful programs like ACES that helped us figure out what we want in the future and how to work towards it. One thing I would say needs to improve is the building itself. I believe the size of the school and the number of students don't go well together, it's very packed to the point where it gets difficult to get around. Overall, my experience at Magruder High School was memorable.
There are a lot of smart students at Magruder and regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation, the Magruder community will accept you for who you are.
The teachers at Magruder are friendly and definitely show that they care!! One thing that could be improved is the infrastructure,
The quality of this high school is above average. If you actually try to succeed, you will be supported. While most of the teachers were great at their job, there were three teachers I known that are not good (one I had the misfortune of dealing with, the two others were from my brother's experience), and there was one that mentioned that I would have to take a chemistry class if I wanted to go to college, which is not true to an extent. During my early days of being in this school, I did have the misfortune of seeing around two or three cockroaches in a bathroom afterschool twice. The administrators take their job seriously, and while safety wasn't the best, the security guards will not hesitate to investigate any incidents. Academics are pretty typical, good amount of them are stuff to prepare you for standardized tests that are not practical. The food varied, it would be good to avoid some of them, and there were some that even I, a person who is not fond of school food, enjoyed.
I like the diversity of the school in the sense that everyone feels involved. I wish teachers cared more about their students rather than just teaching us and providing lessons.
Colonel Zadok Magruder High School is a small school, but small packages can come with great things. Magruder has an amazing Music program and as a member of most of the Music clubs, I can advocate that each and every music member puts in the effort to improve and represent Magruder as a musically rich highschool. Magruder additionally shows excellence in unity in diversity when it comes to education. No matter the color, race, ethnicity, or religion, all students are set as Magruder's highest priority in guiding them towards leading a successful life. Magruder is a school built on respect and unity.
The school is old and is in need of renovating. Not impressive when compared to other schools in the county. There NEEDS to be a wider variety in the Language department including staff. Not everyone wants to learn Spanish or French that's a variety that's understandable in middle school. And all students learn differently having one teacher assigned to teaching one language leaves room for complaints.
During my time at Magruder High School, I enjoyed the amount of Advance Placement and Business elective classes they offered, and also how good and respectful the teachers were towards the students. One this I would change about this school is the classroom layouts. I believe the classroom need some renovation in order to make the learning environment better.