Memorial High School
- MADISON, WI
Memorial High School Reviews
Rating 3.83 out of 5 309 reviews
Overall, it's a wonderful school. The teachers and other staff are always helpful and make it their priority to keep us safe and protected. Memorial focuses heavily on college readiness, AP classes, and extracurricular activities, and they are proud of the accomplishments they've achieved through the students and staff involved in them. Recently, the school has been undergoing construction which, for a while, made it difficult to focus and negatively affected the learning environment. Despite this, everyone in the schools community has done their best to keep us on track with our learning and continuing to feel welcome and content in the school. We've had safety threats in the past, of bombs and knives, but I've never feared for my life at school. I trust the staff, my teachers, and my classmates, which I believe greatly reflects the greatness of this school and all it offers.
My freshman year of High School, I actually attended online at Monona Grove High School in Madison, Wisconsin. Sophomore year I attended Memorial in person and the experience here is amazing. Meeting new friends, losing some, and learning from them, and moving on. The high school experience is not all cupcakes and rainbows but truly, I do believe you become the person you want to be just by doing your best and by surrounding yourself with those who support and who really care for you are the people who will last years with you. The most people I depend on are my own family, especially my parents, who have always taught me to do my best no matter what. Arriving my senior year, is the time it all comes to mind and I started to really take it in after my 1st week. This is it. This is the last time I will be leaving my mark here with my favorite teachers, all the emotions, crying, smiling, laughing, communicating with others, overall just expressing my true self in my work & who I am.
Great school to be in. Had lots of fun learning and meeting people before the real world. Amazing school over all.
Memorial has amazing teachers and staff, my time in this school thus far has been amazing. There are issues however, the school is undermaintained due to a lack of custodial staffing, and many underperforming students are left to roam the halls disrupting the learning of others. Despite these issues the time I've spent at Memorial has been amazing and I wouldn't give it up.
My experience at Memorial high school was a journey. Some of the best parts of that school was the students and teachers collaboration and activities that would be scattered throughout the year. Meeting my friends was the best. Some of the worst parts of the school were that the security and amount of students in the halls, and the smell of vaping in the bathrooms were very pungent. And the amount of bomb threats and lockdowns and lockouts so we had. Overall, I had a great four years. I would like to see more strength in the security area and just keeping students in line and safe.
The teachers are nice and are good at teaching. They know everything about each subject and help you in case you cannot understand something in that subject. The counselors are always there for the students and can help them plan for what they want to do after they graduate high school. The staff are always there for students.
The teachers are very kind but the administration could be better. The funding goes to all the sports and the music department has been very underfunded for a while. Construction is going on right now but before the school was literally falling apart, ceilings tiles were breaking. It's a bit better this year with half of the school being renovated but the other half is still the same.
My experience at Memorial high school has been wonderful. All the staff including advisors/counselors are very nice and supportive. At the moment they're going through construction and they're very on edge about everyone's safety.
The teachers are all very nice and helpful, and the school community is generally very open, accepting, and tolerant. the school facilities are currently being updated but the renovations that have been made are very nice.
It was ok, but the school was dirty many teachers didn't seem to care, there was not much money available for anything. Everything seemed to be a little second rate and could have been done better. Many faculty members did care a lot though so some of it was good and some classes were fun.
What I like about Memorial is how much they prepare you for college with classes like AVID. There are many classes you can take as well which is helpful to let you explore all the classes you're interested in learning about.
Throughout the pandemic, my teachers were very supportive and understanding. They were willing to spend extra time to catch me up on any material. They did their best to make online classes interesting and doable. However, one change I would like to see in my school is better preparation for college/after high school. Students would likely benefit from more time one on one with counselors or teachers to talk about the future.
Madison Memorial has many amazing teachers and coaches! The support I received for my 4 years there was amazing, even during the pandemic. My senior year there was difficult, as one Friday in April, we went home as normal, never to return. The teachers prevailed and continued to teach us online, which is not an easy task. My coaches, both football and baseball continued to coach us, not only in our sport, but mentally and physically. They encouraged us to continue to work hard at our grades, and stay physically active right from home, as all the gyms and schools closed. There were teachers that continuously checked in on me to make sure I was finishing the school year on a positive note. We had no graduation ceremony, but one of my middle school teachers came to my home, and stood in my front yard to congratulate me. She did this for each and every student that she taught, which was over 250 students! Overall, my experience at Madison Memorial High School was a rewarding one!
Memorial is a very good school as it has many opportunities for all types of students. It has multiple class ranges sizes and concepts to offer. There are classes here for art, wood works, engineering, cars, accounting, biology/chemistry, astrology, band, choir, theater, drama and a large variety of clubs and after school extra curricular activities to offer.
Everything about the school is amazing - except for the school itself. The bathrooms and weight rooms are absolutely disgusting and the school building in general is not the greatest. But the school atmosphere and involvement, the academics, and sports are all everything you could ask for!
I loved my experience here. I do wish there was more diversity encouraged in AP classes, as the racial makeup of my classes changed dramatically in higher-level classes.
At Memorial, the staff varied from amazing to completely incompetent. It truly was a mixed bag and your experience was largely up to who you randomly got scheduled with. The "school spirit" atmosphere is definitely a highlight with fun team atmospheres across sports and fun homecoming activities.