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About This School

Methacton High School is a public high school in Worcester. The principal of Methacton High School is Ms Judy Landis. 1,797 students attend Methacton High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 4% of the 1,797 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Methacton High School is 14:1. Norristown Area High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • French
    • German
    • Korean
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 78%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 13%
Asian 11% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4% 4%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Latest test scores are proof This once-great district has been on a downward spiral. Not that MSD is bad but the administration is latest superintendent resigned amid scandal and underlings/MHS principal are ineffective bureaucratic and totally UNinvolved/out-of-touch with teachers students etc. Teachers in my experience as a parents of 2 in district try hard and seem to care but get little support. School board keeps hiring cronies for top level do-little jobs and ignores the problems they KNOW are occurring. It's been this way for years and only getting worse. District needs a complete overall -- school board and administrators -- to regain its once prominent standing.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a former student of this high school and i don't feel that they really cared about me or my brother. I was put in special education and as i improved i was never taken out they crippled me in a way. My brother is autistic and they did not help him at all when it came to school work or the fact that he was being bullied on a daily basis. I was the one that had to help him with the bullies and then got suspended for it. As a new mom I know that I will not be putting my child through this school district!

  • (1 year ago)

    My 3 kids went through this district and I believe they received an excellent education. In college (and each went to prestigious schools) they were well-equipped if not way ahead of others. Granted the school board is terrible and administration average at best but most teachers seem top-notch -- dedicated hardworking talented and genuinely caring for their students in and out of the classroom. Considering Methcton pays on the lower end of the pay scale compared to surrounding districts I'm puzzled -- but appreciative -- that MSD managed to hire so many outstanding educators...esp. at the high school. Trust me my husband/I moved a lot and our kids went through several districts before we MSD. PS. I agree with previous poster about the quality of student...many I've met are kind polite etc...and while my neighborhood has plenty of classy kids (and parents) I witnessed many efforts -- by individual teachers and the district overall -- to specifically try to instill a sense of respect kindness tolerance and altruism in its students.

  • (2 years ago)

    I was absolutely AMAZED at how polite kind and respectful the students at this school are. I am a sub. and I work in 17 different districts and I have never had students like this before. Parents staff and faculty you deserve a big pat on the back for wonderful teaching and raising such an outstanding bunch of people!!! I sometimes leave schools in tears thinking about how abysmal their futures look I left Methacton with tears of joy that there is still hope for the future!

  • (3 years ago)

    There are some particularly bad teachers in Honors level classes. They seem to expect the students to teach themselves. Athletics are staffed by mostly teachers who may or may not have any knowledge of the sport they are coaching. Athletic facilities are an embarrassment. Poor field/court maintenance. No turf. No lighting. Not enough field space and the fields are overutilized. No plan for improvement.

  • (3 years ago)

    MHS is a great school. They offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities to encourage all students to get involved. School spirit is always encouraged. They provide the perfect balance of work and play for all students. They challenge their students in the classroom but find a way to keep it interesting. For students who struggle in the classroom the teachers go out of their way to provide one on one help. Teachers make their students feel comfortable but still manage to comand their respect. I've seen Strong parent involvement in all sports clubs and student government. My kids and I have been involved with multiple fundraisers which teaches things about life that can't be taught in a classroom. Most of the coaches insist on community service as a requirement for participating in sports. There is even an educational trip abroad offered each year to interested students. Awesome!

  • (6 years ago)

    As an MHS student I think the school offers good extra-curricular activities. Many many students join clubs and almost all are interesting/fun. Unfortunately the academics are not very stressed. Most teachers do not encourage students so (we) have to have self-motivation. In my opinion math and science have the better teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    A very HIgh Quality of academic Programs. Every type of music art sports activities that is not even funny. Parents can envolve as much as they want they can be at school every day doing different taskes or just be at the school board meetings.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child is a senior this year and in March of 2005 we had to move our daughter to CSF. Beacuse the teachers could not be bothered to help her with her academics. The teachers were too busy with extra-curricular activities. She has made great strides at CSF. My daughter was very unhappy at Methacton.

  • (9 years ago)

    My children have been in the Methacton district from kindergarten. We've been very pleased. Both of my children are in the gifted program. The elementary gifted program is pathetic. The children are taken out of their classes and then are responsible for the other work going on in their regular class as well. It's better in the middle school. One of the unfortunate things about our school is that they don't offer foreign language until 7th grade. The teachers are great. Fortunately we've been very lucky. Some parents complain about teachers but in most cases I think if you take an honest look it usually is the child. Our school district has an incredible amount a parental envolvement. Very supportive community.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a student of MHS I would first like to say that this school is one of the best in the area. My time is taken up with several clubs including Mock Trials and Key Club. Many of the teachers here are extremely skilled and make class fun. There are also many gifted and intelligent students here. Every year there is a play and a musical which takes up most of one's time. So far I haven't seen any fights this school year. Hopefully it will remain that way.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a graduate of Methacton I can say now that the drug problem is out of control. Teachers don't want to admit that it is there but trust me when I tell you it is. The more money you have the more drugs you can buy. Parents...watch your kids. Stay on top of what they do and don't just blow it off....it's happening trust me.

  • (10 years ago)

    Methacton provides an above average education. A good portion of the students are extremely intelligant and of course neglected for it. Teachers can be too preoccupied with the troubled students who are getting into fights instead of giving the bright students the best education. More recently the MHS seniors have been accepted and enrolled in selective colleges including U.Penn Georgetown Duke William and Mary no Harvard or Yale yet but its coming. The only problem I can see with the school is the same I see with the students and parents. The school is right in the middle of things appreciating the advantage of not having to go to Norristown but still pining for big school North Penn status. Everyone is stuck and everyone wants out but no one seems to be doing anything about it.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child got into so many fights in this school. The school did not do anything about it. I took her right out. I think this is one of the worse schools.

  • (10 years ago)

    i am a student at this school and having experience with many different schools due to moving. i do think methacton is a great school. i am very involved most of my time taken up by marching band and the theatre.

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