Marlborough Public Schools
- MARLBOROUGH, MA
Marlborough Public Schools Reviews
Rating 3.58 out of 5 26 reviews
Apparently MCAS scores are of little value. Diversity athletics and non academic criteria carry more weight for NICHE. If under 50% of the system can meet state educational expectations that is an F not a B-. Alumni rankings are biased. They can’t admit their school system is currently a failure. If the percentage passing drops any lower the school will be in receivership. Also note how NICHE modifies outliers rather than taking ALL data into analysis. The analysis itself is biased. Delete a point here. Modify a data point there.
Very interactive teachers. I was diagnosed with ADHD in third grade. I have had testing on numerous occasions. My teachers have all been a very intricate part of my success in Marlborough School system. I have had teachers recognize my struggles and work alongside myself my parents and my special education team to ensure that I am successful. I was able to graduate due to this. Marlborough is a city but had a small town feel to it. I was never lost in the shuffle throughout my years at Marlborough. My team was very responsive to my needs and very helpful in learning new tricks to keep me on task. My teachers would speak to my mother about how I was doing at home and they were able to swap ideas on how to keep me moving ahead. I never felt discouraged about my disability and have only been empowered throughout the years. I think it is very important to not leave anyone behind with special needs. I am very happy that I was able to have such great advocates with Marlborough Schools
Great school!!! Four best years there. Had good friends . Great teachers and stuff. People treat you well and try to make you feel great.
For the most part, many of the teachers were wonderful and extremely dedicated to teaching students. There were a few instances recently where some teachers had it out for a couple family members and brought a lot of negativity into the environment.
I struggled a lot emotionally with both the adjustment and struggles of high school. Marlborough High School had very competent student adjustment counselors however the guidance counselors were not much help. The number of student adjustment counselors should be increased. The Bridge program saved my high school career and is what allowed me to graduate. The STEM program was very challenging however I do not regret being a part of it as I feel it pushed me to do my best and taught me to overcome challenges. The dual enrollment program is a fantastic aspect of the high school because it allowed me to graduate with 12 credits already under my belt.
Marlborough offers a STEM Program which focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math. Through that program I got to participate in a project based learning at Raytheon for a week with real world engineers. Marlborough offers a STEM week once a year for all of the middle school grades 6th-8th. During this week all curriculum is hauled and the children construct projects and learn about STEM. Marlborough has a wide variety of sports and always has at least one team make it to playoffs within the three seasons of sports offered. The music department in the school district is very advanced and at the high school level there are three audition groups. Each group performs at MICCA a music competition in the spring and gets ranked with a bronze, silver, or gold medal. Along with MICCA, the music department participates in Florida and Washington D.C. trips. Marlborough offers over 50 school clubs for anyone and everyone. These clubs range from ping pong club to student council.
The food could be improved along with the curriculum. It is either the same martial taught over and over again or hard material that the teachers expect you to know.
Good opportunities to be taken up. Have a very much STEM program that helped me achieve good grades and be a better student. Teachers are for the most part helpful and friendly. They help us to be the best student that we can and push us if they know we can do better. Sports is a big thing at Marlborough high. I play volleyball there and I can tell all the girls play it with a passion. We all love this sport so much it so great to see all the younger girls show love to the sport too.
During my time in the Marlborough Public Schools system, I liked how classes and extra curricular activities where seen very eye to eye and you were always able to do both quite freely and extra curricular activities always were highly regarded. The absolute only thing they care about now is STEM programs. Classes that taught you how to manage your money or cook are all but gone now and students are forced to get into STEM whether they like it or not and increase their workload without learning any life skills. The other place that has received massive cuts is the music program. Students are essentially punished for having to miss classes now in order to participate in music and band lessons and fall behind and the overall pedigree of being a music student has fallen drastically that is an embarrassment. I wish schools would stop forcing STEM programs onto their students and would value what the students actually want to do.
There is a lot of focus behind sports rather than music and arts. Wish there was more after school opportunity's besides the play and musical.
It is very sport heavy but also focuses on education and the arts. I love my experience here. I would love to see music be as involved in the school as sports is.
During my school years at Marlboro Public schools I had the best caring teachers. Teachers and faculty really care about every student. I would like to see this more engagement with students, teachers and parents. We're a family in my town. Thank you to all my educators who believed in me.
Marlborough High School gave me the opportunity I needed to grow and develop as a student, however this was without help from teachers of administration. Though some individuals care for the commonwealth of the students, our school lacks a sense of community. Rough around the edges. With a little polish, I think Marlborough High can really shine, given that all the issues are dealt with in consistency.
It was good up until junior year, they did up the work load and offered support only once a schedule rotation. That was another issue too, the periods were constantly rotating because of the “improved” bell schedule
I would like to see better administration and better resources at Marlborough High School to achieve college readiness. There were many academic opportunities, but of course this could also be expanded in the future.
I feel the school district is always prepared for challenges they have been faced with. Through the years, Marlborough had lost its accreditation and has worked very diligent to get its certification again. I feel the teaching these days are are towards the state mandate requirements (MCAS). Some life lessons should be taught (like balance a checkbook). Thank you for reading!
The teachers are 50/50. Some are passionate about their subject but others make you wonder why they even teach since they hate kids. The budget is never used for actually useful things and very little money is given to the arts.