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McGavock Comp High School4

Nashville, TN | Davidson County


August 22, 2012

I'm a new student hear at McGavock but so far the school has been amazing and the teachers and principals are great.and almost all the students hear are friendly and help you if you need help. its truly a great school

Submitted by a student

April 29, 2012

I have had two sons graduate from McGavock 10 years apart. Both had typical high school experiences, without any incidents and revieved a good education and went on to good careers. The teachers were great and cared about the students. The key ingredients to any student success at any school is parent involvement and the postive role models they have in their lives.

Submitted by a parent

February 26, 2012

Reading the reviews below and parent comments are almost comical. I had two children graduate from McGavock. Both were part of the band proram and spent the majority of their time involved with band functions. The school system as a whole is flawed, each and every school in Davidson county will have issues and things that need to be improved. The experience each student has during school, regardless of where they attend, is up to each student and parent. Parents need to remain involved. Just because our kids are in high school doesnt mean mom and dad do not need to know what is happening. Regardless fo what activity your child wants to participate in make be there and be involved. Keep them involved. Students who are involved tend to score higher on standarize test and stay out of trouble. It is ok to get to kow your childs friends and know what is happening in their classrooms. The teachers can only build on what starts at home.

Submitted by a parent

May 30, 2011

My daughter is suppose to be attending MGHS next year and as a parent, I'm reading all of these comments these students have written and their spelling, grammar, and punctuation are terrible. I guess that really doesn't say much about the education, does it?

Submitted by a parent

February 1, 2011

Although the school does have a good number of students that don't care about their education, there is a "silent majority" of students that do care about their academics, and the school offers programs that most others don't have yet. For instance, they offer an Air Force JROTC program with great instructors, they have a new Aviation department courtesy of MTSU, we have teachers that treat us like young adults and not little children, and the list goes on and on. So, before you look at the negatives of this school, first look at the opprotunities that it offers.

Submitted by a student

December 5, 2010

i am going to this school next year and all my siblings have gone here all 4 years and i have 5 brothers and 6 sisters.

April 16, 2010

So far as band and its director mr. Beckman...They are tops and his way of discipline is much admired.

April 1, 2010

I have had two children attend McG and both were part of the band program. The band program is excellent--no doubt. Students can get the educaiton they allow the staff to provide. Each student has the opportuity to get a quality education, the new principal Mr Wall is doing good things at McG. He is trying hard to ensure every student who desires a quality education gets it. The academy program allows students take classes facued on their interest and professional goals. I cant say that every teacher my children had were dedicated and had the students interest in mind. I dont think any school can say this. I am thankful my children had the opportunity to be a part of the band program and receive their education at McG.

Submitted by a parent

February 23, 2010

After reading the parent's comments and those of the students, and after experiencing the lack of effort on the part of a vocal minority of those attending classes here, it's easy to see why the school gets a bad reputation. I see a daily lack of respect for self, community and classmates. Some students refuse to do assigned work, and play with cameras, cell phones, or other toys, and chatter with classmates despite my best efforts to rein in the noisy ones. They throw garbage on the floors every day and generally disrespect the classroom. What are these students taught at home? Do they throw chip bags, soda containers and wrappers on the living room floor at home? Probably....

Submitted by a teacher

January 10, 2010

The band and music programs are fantastic. The student body is highly diversified. The quality of education that you desire is available for all. I now know several students attending MTSU, Ut, Knoxville, Ut Chattanoga,and various schools of higher learning. These students understood the meaning of education and were motivated and inspired by many on the McGavock staff. I also know of some real failures. The quality of education begins in the home environment. It is difficult to teach a person who is not properly motivated by encouraging parents, friends, and relatives. McGavock is not a school that replaces parental responsibility. If you expect the teaching staff to do more than baby sit your young folks, you must be involved in the students life.

Submitted by a parent

January 9, 2010

I am very worried about my child's eduation. How can she make staight A's and only make a 19 on the ACT test. She can't even get into UT now. I am afraid she will be starting all over to get into college. So much time wasted on discipline and not enough on the good students and making sure they are ready for college. If you can afford it - go somewhere else.

Submitted by a parent

October 30, 2009

mcgavock is an excellent school with an awesome staff. The only thing different fromt his school is the amount of students. Mcgavock is a great school and i challenge anyone that says different.

Submitted by a student

July 30, 2009

I'm a student at McGavock and it's been made out to be much worse than it actually is. Yes, there are drugs, smoking, and fighting in the school, but that's high school. I've attended one other high school and it was nearly the same thing. That school was much smaller than McGavock and more organized, which was probably the reason for less commotion. I'd like to point out that I will be a product of McGavock and I have VERY high standards. I am also taking all honors classes and am college bound. To whomever said, 'This school breeds low standards and mediocrity!!' don't judge an entire student body on the students who are there and choose not to learn, please. For a person who wouldn't recommend McGavock to someone who had a choice, they shouldn't recommend any large high school.

Submitted by a student

April 2, 2009

I attend McGavock high school now and i don't thinks its that bad. Every school has its problems and McGavock is included. They offer good programs like Avid, and Leadership. Avid is a program that motivates students to do good and their classes and go on to a higher education. Of course you have to maintain a 2.5 GPA and you also have to have at least one honors classes on your schedule. Leadership is also a very good coarse for students to take. This class teaches students to become a better person ( in their community,school,etc.) I believe Mcgavock is a good school. The school just gets a bad reputation because its a very big school and of course its going to get the most attention from the media. I recomd this school to parents and students. I'am a student myself and i happen to like it

Submitted by a student

September 27, 2007

I have a child in this school and will be moving to get my child out of this school.They may offer some things that others dont but I am not impressed or happy with anything about this school and would not recomend it to anyone that has a choice

Submitted by a parent

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