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Marlboro Central High School

Marlboro, NY
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 586


Marlboro Central High School
50 Cross Road
Marlboro, NY 12542
(845) 236-5810
Marlboro Central High School is located in Marlboro, NY and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 6 out of 10
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Reviews7 Reviews

I am desperately trying to sell my house in this buried by taxes, destroyed by power plant closures, plummeted real estate market of a town and get my kids to a REAL school district with a HS that is diverse, has qualified, effective educators and with a variety of programs both in and out of the classrooms. Marlboro Central is 2 words....Nepotism and Sports.
I hate Marlboro. The high school needs a new principal and better music teachers. Everytime a kid sticks up for themselves because of the way a teacher is to them, the kid gets in trouble when it's the teacher's fault. I think the district needs to get their act together and pay attention to the teachers they have working in the schools.
As a former graduate who is currently a teacher in another local district, I feel that I can accurately attest to the quality of education within the Marlboro Central School District. After reading previous reviews, I can say that when I was a student it was a safe school and still, in comparison with other districts in the Mid-Hudson Valley region that have students enrolled with a similar socio-economic background. After reading reviews about the teaching staff, I can only say this. I absolutely guarantee that Marlboro has the highest percent of teachers who are former graduates of the district. This may be a deciding factor if you are not originally part of this town are are looking into moving here. Many cliques are formed and the small-town feel may become an issue. Although each district has its share of nepotism, having a faculty that lacks diversity often hinders a conducive learning environment. Lastly, I'd like to say before choosing a district, take into account that anyone can review a school and their reviews may bias because of their own experiences.
I graduated from Marlboro a few years ago, I have siblings that are going there now and the school is horrible. To answer some of the other reviews - we grew up in the area and did not "move in" nor were any of us bad students that "didn't put in effort". My siblings and I are all in the top 10-15% or our classes and yeah we still think the school is horrible. Why? 1.) Teachers teach classes they are not qualified for and try to be friends to the students more than teachers. Many times the teacher would say one thing and I would read on the internet or textbook a completely different thing - there are some good ones, but most teachers don't know their stuff. And many times they spend half of the class gossiping with the students about dating or the latest TV shows. 2.) Students are not encouraged to take AP classes or expand their knowledge. AP is offered but students are not challenged to take the courses and in fact are discouraged from the "extra work" if it is not needed for their chosen career (this is not just me but many of my peers experienced this too). 3.) College prep courses are not offered and most students get poor SAT scores and go to second rate colleges
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