Children/students need a daily dose of vitamin e - ENCOURAGEMENT! You won't find that at HCHS. The administrative staff fail terribly! Students are told "they will never be successful; you're stupid; you'll never amount to anything". The school has become a dumping ground for those teachers and administrators who can't get a job in a real school. The school definitely needs to be cleaned up. The school board has no interest in the school and turns a blind eye. Very sad indeed.
HCHS has a small attendance of students, many of which you might consider are of a disadvantage. As such, my student has had their locker broken into, clothing has been stolen, books, binders, pens, pencils... stolen! There are no lockers in the gym and the athletes have to leave their personal belongings behind in a duffel bag during pep rallies/games and personal belongings are stolen. The school needs lockers in the gym for students who are required to change from school clothes to uniforms. We now live in a time where our youth is being brought up without any parental guidance and run a muck. They have no conscience when it comes to taking something that doesn't belong to them. The school staff needs to step up and do a better job protecting their students. Perhaps if lockers are not in the budget, find an area or room with a locked door where the students can leave their personal belonging and make it mandatory all personal affects are locked up. The school staff and teachers for the most part are acceptable, however, there are a few who could benefit from a course in how to encourage your students rather than discourage a student by making disparaging remarks to them.
I think that all of the people who say this is a great school must work there. I have children at this school, they are picked on, ridiculed, and made fun of by staff at this school, I wish that I could afford to move back home to Florida, schools there are great.
Why is there no PTO (parent, teacher organization)? If such an organization were to exist, maybe more parents would take interest in their children's education and not wait until the child is failing. Although I don't have a problem with tenure in general, I do think that in order to be able to retain it, a teacher must meet certain requirements. For example, to treat students like humans and not talk to them like they are dogs, also, actually to have a calling to be teacher would be a plus.
I think this is a great school and it has gotten better in the last few years. There are a few teachers who don't supervise the students, and there are a lot of parents who allow their children to break rules and get mad if the kid is punished, but overall, this is a good school. It's small, clean, and most everybody is friendly. I would recommend sending your children to HCHS.
Houston County High School is a good school. My children(8th and 11th grade)enjoy the friendly atmosphere of a small school. We moved to the area from a much larger town and we felt like we never fit in. Parental involvement is a problem at Houston County High School, just like in most high schools. It would be great to see parents get more involved in their childrens activities.