Mahanoy Area High School

7 reviews
1 Golden Bear Drive
Mahanoy City, PA 17948
(570) 773-3443

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I was bullied constantly and teachers ignored it. We had classes devoted to standardized tests to meet the requirements of the state. I was a lost cause to this school, a B-C student. when I left this place I became a straight A student. The teachers teach their own family and play favorites. The dressed is only enforced on those who were not friends of the kids related to the teachers. No one knew what the hell they were doing at that school. Kids would escape class to chill in the library. Classes would be canceled but the students wouldn't be assigned a new room to go to so they scattered. fights happened almost daily. kids got high in the bathroom. For how small the school was it lacked structure. If you wanted to join a sports team or performing arts late in your school career you would ALWAYS be in the background. The same people getting leading roles in middle school productions were getting leading rolls in high school productions. The school counselor there is of no help. When I was forced to go to her because I had no friends she said maybe I wasn't trying hard enough to make them (I knew every person in that school since elementary school). Basically, I was ecstatic my senior year when I was two weeks in and my mother enrolled me into a cyber school because Mahanoy Area had made me depressed and anorexic. I became an A student when I left and am now on my way to a master's degree. If I never left that place, I would never be where I am today. The only person in that whole school who knows what they are doing is Mr. Tobin, the high school history teacher. He's a good teacher and didn't stand for bulling.
Posted by a community member on 9/15/2015
My school has the most dedicated & caring teachers I have met. They take great care in providing an excellent education for my daughter.
Posted by a parent on 1/20/2014
The teachers in Mahanoy High School had totally exceeded my expectations! My son and I were new to this area and he attended another district throughout elementary and middle school ( a district that was supposed to be one of the best) . He had many special needs that frankly, were being ignored by his mainstreamed teachers. This was not the case with the staff at Mahanoy High. It was amazing how each of his teachers took the time to alert me when he was having troubles, whether it was his lack of attention, missed assignments or emotional stress. They actually read his IEP and demonstrated patience that I rarely saw in his previous middle school and high school. It's so wonderful to have caring teachers that not only show true concern over the kids education, but also help build the self esteem kids like my son needed to succeed. My son didn't have a grade lower than an 81 at the end of the year. I owe it all to the staff there. They are all excellent teachers!
Posted by a parent on 6/2/2011
i dont know who comes up with the scoring of the school but i personally think there are alot of things that need to be changed... safety yes has changed. discpline no has not .. its still who you know situation.. we do have a new principal who is trying to improve on the school in the high school. we need a reform on the guidance counselor who should be more involved in the curriculm in stead of the social life of the students.. teachers well need awake up call ... you have a few good teachers but they are more about being friends then roll models...
Posted by a parent on 4/29/2010
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Mahanoy City schools - Mahanoy Area High School is located at 1 Golden Bear Drive, Mahanoy City PA 17948. Mahanoy Area High School is in the Mahanoy Area School District. Mahanoy Area High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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