Mason City School District Reviews
The Mason City School District is very well funded and a great place to learn about many different academic realms. The worst part is that I wasn't socially accepted at all while I was there which lead to me having a very poor view of the place.
My kids have benefitted from the amazing academics, dedicated teaching staff, and variety of top notch extra curricular opportunities.
I love Mason. For such a large school, they are making great efforts to ensure that every student gets the attention they need. The classes are challenging but not impossible, the staff and students are very open and positive, and it is a great place to experience many kinds of people and situations. There are many opportunities with classes that are very interactive such as the school paper, bank, and yearbook. There are many extracurriculars with an activity for every interest.
The school district is very welcoming. The teachers and faculty are very helpful and never let you down. They keep your expectations high!
Due to the large class sizes, there was little chance for connection between teachers and students. The college preparatory classes did little to actually prepare students for college, though the honors and AP classes made me feel extremely prepared for my college courses.
It has helped immensely with preparations for college workload however the competitiveness led to many late night and high stress levels.
Based on my experience, Mason City School District does a great job involving students with school activities and engaging students to become better role models for younger children that will soon enter in middle school and high school! Students feel accepted into Mason by not only the students here at Mason but also their staff and teachers that puts their efforts to students to successed in their college education and throughout lifetime!
Academic-oriented environment, where some are very high achieving and motivated and some just not. Largest public school in Ohio, much diversity compared to other local schools, lots of opportunities but it can be easy to get lost in so many resources, people, and the building. Countless clubs and organizations and very convenient or easy compared to other schools to find people of your similar interest. Since there are so many people there is at least one that you share a similar interest with. People are friendly, generally a nice environment where lots of focus goes into academics but usually the trend is student well being nowadays.
Learned a lot about life and other important skills for college. Great at preparing students for their future wherever that might be. Most of the graduates tend to go to great schools such as OSU and UC. Decently competitive and also very friendly school environment.
Very large schools, so amount of resources dedicated to each student is limited, but the school tries its best.
Mason is awesome. There are some things that get under my skin about the school but that can happen at any school. It is very big but I really enjoyed it because it gave me the opportunity to meet a multitude of people.
Administration is in it for the money, not student development mostly. Very disappointing at times. Classes are overall very useful for college readiness, teachers do an alright job at teaching their topics, but some do not.
Mason City schools have been amazing! I have four kids and they are all different in their academic and social needs. The teachers at Mason have done an incredible job of meeting each of my kids where they are at academically. The vast array of sports and clubs have allowed my kids to get involved and create a tight group of friends in the midst of a large school district. I would recommend this district to everyone!
Mason School District is a huge district, averaging at about 850 students per graduating class. You would expect a school this large to have a VERY large number of class and sports options. But I was disappointed to learn that MHS only teaches the standard languages (Spanish, French, German, Latin, and ASL) with the exception of Mandarin. MHS only teaches 3 of the top 10 most spoken languages in the world. And while the sports options are slightly better, I am still disappointed to hear that they canceled the gymnastics team. I was looking forward to participating in high school gymnastics but they canceled it. Overall good school, just would like to see more options for classes and activities.
My overall experience at Mason City Schools was generally OK. There were instances of bullying that I experienced first-hand and the administration is simply just not equipped to handle it.
They are resly Nice and funny teachers and principals and volunteers and the Dios trastes a little like carton.
Very diversity school. You will get to meet students from different countries. Teachers are very helpful as well.
The academics here are very challenging, getting me very prepared for college. Administration truly cares about the students. Hundreds of activities to get involved in.
There was nothing that I didn't like growing up in the Mason City School District. I feel very blessed to have lived in such a nice and put together town. Even though there were about a thousand students in my graduating grade, everyone was extremely close and had their own spot in the school. Living in mason you were walking distance or just a short drive from any restaurant, sports facility, Kings Island, ice cream parlor, you name it. It was one of the safest towns I have ever lived in, you could walk around at any given time day or not and never feel off about your surroundings. It was a great community, and definitely a place and school district I would want my children growing up in.
There are many opportunities and resources available. As a new student, it took me some time to adjust, and while they did have a New Student Group to assist in that, they could be more proactive in seeking out and helping new students with logistical things, such as school accounts and navigating the building.