Average 4.22 based on 24 teacher ratings
Mark Hickey is a Music teacher at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School located in Acton, Massachusetts and part of Acton-Boxborough School District. Mark Hickey's 24 teacher ratings contributes to Acton-Boxborough Regional High School's ranking of 376 in Massachusetts. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School is 4.04 stars.
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He is an amazing teacher and has really inspired me to learn and love music

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Mr Hickey is a really great guy. He is by far better at teaching the highschool band than the Jr high, but by highschool he has matured kids who actually care about what they're doing. He's definitely got a sense of humor, and you may be on the butt end of his jokes, but it's all in good fun. All around, he's great as long as you aren't making a fool of the band.

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Mr. Hickey is one of the fairest teachers I have ever had. He does not discipline his students when it is not necessary, and always knows how to lighten the mood. He is a wonderful band director and I'm so sad to leave the marching band as I graduate

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Hickey has minimal influence on the band's success. We get so many awards due to the devotion of the band members, not his teaching. In class he is huge on favorites and lacks the same musical vision I've seen in other music directors at other school

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Mr. Hickey is a great dude! Yes, he does have his favorites, but he is a lovable guy once you break through his tough outer shell. You can tell he has a deep passion for music and he loves seeing his students grow as musician

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Mr. Hickey is one of the best band teachers I have ever had. He stirves for excellence bringing pride to the band and to each induvidual student showing them how much a subject can really mean. In general, he just ROCKS. :)

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It's not right that he blows off the Jr. High because it discourages many potential musicians from sticking with their instruments. His lack of care scares away the very good musicians and his temper tantrums are unnecessary.

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I love band, but not Hickey, as he has given up on us. Between the poor trip, music, and officer choices for next year, he's simply apathetic. He's okay but picks favorites without truly getting to know his students as people

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Mr. Hickey is awesome! He has to deal with so many kids that the only way he can do it is to teach like a drill sgt. He's a great guy!

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if he hates his job then he should quit and not teach both the whole jr, high and the high school..he should just teach one of them so he isnt so stressed out/mean

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strict, but MR. H. IS DA MAN!!!!

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i second the person that said the people that hate him are on his bad side. anyway, mr. hickey is great, most of you just dont understand. he does his job and he does it well.

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I dont see why some people hate him so much. Hes a great guy if you know what your doing and stay on his good side. The ones who hate him are on his bad side.

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He's got a huge temper and doesn't tolerate jackasses, but if you shut up and do what he says and get him to "get down" at football games, he's a great guy.

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band seems so oddly proud of him and hes a great guy even if he does seem to hate the color guard sometimes

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I think he's an awesome teacher and only yells when it's needed. maybe too strong sometimes but overall and awesome person

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fiesty temper but I think hes a really good person and teacher. and certain people totally deserve his full and unadulterated wrath so hey

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If you kiss up for 3 years he will be your best friend. Big ego, scary, and generally not usually likeable.

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He's not a geek - helps the rest of us.

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Maybe a little overagressive...but with some of the members of the band, I suppose it's necessary.

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Easy to hate, but he sent us to florida, yay.

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Great for the band! Don't try to kiss up to him.

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