Mandarin High School
Jacksonville, FL 32258
About This School
Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See Mandarin High School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Mandarin High School had 22 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Mandarin High School Reviews
A great place to teach a teen about life...
I have a student in this school and it shares the values we promote in our home. There is great diversity as well as patriotism and strong moral values. There are many male role model teachers for kids w/o present dads.
They do not tolerate bullying, crime, or anti social behavior.
The principal is active in the school programs and available to the students in the courtyard on a daily basis.
It is very competitive with private schools, but offers many more subjects and after school sports and events.
I like this school because the teachers do care about you and they don't leave a child behind. If you show up to class they will help you pass high school. The counsleors at the school really care and try everything in their power to help you as a student.
Ok school if your child is in general classes, however the AICE program really prepares the students for college. Don't expect great SAT/ACT scores from AICE kids(Not bad most had around 1200 SAT) the program covers different subject matter. It is once the child enters into college that these children really shine. (11th grade AICE is the most difficult year for student and parent)
Hi Parent who writes in on Nov. 1, 2010. The issues you're having with MHS are results of the district and state mandates. Due to lack of funding and the class size mandate, our principal had no other option but to shave funding. That's the issue with the class size amendment: 25 students to a core curriculum class but open ended in the electives. That means 75 students in PE courses and 52 kids in art, and music. Did you vote? Write your representative and vote for funding - or you'll be complaining about a lot more than broken ID machines, and over crowded electives. MHS is a great school in a cash-strapped school system.
Son is a new freshman this year... Although the school year has just completed its first 9 weeks, I am not impressed. I had high hopes for the high school as I have heard a lot of good things about it. I would say it is just average.
They have cut a lot of the electives for the kids. At first, my child had one elective class with 52 students in it. During open house, one teacher admitted that he had never taught this type of class before and all the materials he was going to use was what he found online.
The badge machine hasn't been fixed since the beginning of school. If a child happen to lose their badge, they have to carry a schedule around which is fine but a couple of the teachers ask to see the schedule every day and if you don't have it, they kick you out of class and then mark you as a skip.
I found out they had freshman parent night but no notice was sent home or were we told via phone notification.