If you want your child to seam like an absolute genius, be sure to enroll them in this school. The shear stupidity of the students in this school will make your child look like an Ivy League caliber student in comparison. The mental capacity of every single person on that campus is comparable to that of the average alpaca. I can not begin to express just how intense my hatred for this school, and everyone in it, is.
Stanhope Elmore High School offers Honors, called pre-AP now, classes in math, science, history, and english. Classrooms all have digital smart boards which allow internet access, saving, or printing the board. One area of improvement would be a weekly email to parents, summarizing any notable accomplishments from that week and detailing out anything new (like iNow) or on the schedule for the next week. This email for those interested, would help versus trying to learn what has changed on the website though please note the website has decent information. Speaking of iNow -> InformationNow which provides students and parents with electronic access to current grades, school calendar, comprehensive progress (details all grades per class), and the report card for last completed 9 week grading period. For students and parents that care, this tool provides them all the information needed to control their outcomes. Having moved from out of state, it is very nice to see an administrative and education team wanting to enable students to succeed - because is that not the ultimate goal.
avoid at all costs you will be better off never setting foot on the campus
I also want to point out a rather suspect practice that SEHS began with this past years graduating class: I paid $95 for my sons cap and gown which included a 2010 tassel; he had to turn the gown over in order to receive his diploma! so I basically paid $95 for a cap and cheap tassel? that is BS! If someone had communicated that to me I might not have felt ripped off but this is not the way you make improvements; there is ZERO communication between the administration of this school and the parents and they do underhanded practies to make money. I didn't get to order my sons cap & gown pictures either because that was so poorly organized that I was told they ran out of order forms?!?!?!? Pathetic!
Stanhope Elmore is a great school. I previously worked there and found the staff and faculty to be a great, caring group of people. True, they need a more permanent adminstrator but hopefully that will be this year!
Stanhope is such a great school. Their new library is incredible. The laptops allow students to acces the web from anywhere on campus. The librarians are helpful with finding books. The English teachers provide helpful feedback on essays for college, as well as assignments for other classes.
i am an attending student of sehs, and i think it is a great school, besides the dress code rules. I am proud to be a mustang c/o 2011
I am a parent,and i am very please with sehs!it is a great school.My sons went there and i am very please with the changes keep up the great work.I give sehs five stars!
I'm a parent and this year the school seems better than in previous years. The administrators all seem to be doing a good job and although I've heard lots of complaints about the changes they've made, I appreciate them because I know they're putting the students first. Keep up the good work!!!
I graduated from sehs in 2006, I enjoyed my time there. True they lack a good leader. I think they should place mrs.Earl as the leader she will get things done around there. And you can make it places once you graduate from there, look at me im in the united states air force the hardest branch to get into!
I am a current student of Stanhope. Some of the other reviews of this school has been a bit harsh. Yes , kids have dropped out, but that is not the school's fault. Its either the students themselves or the parents. Honors classes & AP classes are available to students, Its the student's choice to challenge themselves. The parking problem has been solved. Traffic could be better, but its more of a safety thing. One way in & One way out , easier for security. There is rarely ever parent involvment. The teachers here at SE are great [most of them]. In my Sophomore all of my teachers helped us out greatly in passing the High School Graduation Exams. There are many new electives this year, & the arts program is getting better.
This is a very friendly school with lots of possibilities for students to participate in extra-curricular activities. Whether a student thinks the classes are easy or hard depends on how challenging the classes are that the student selects! AP classes are available.
I am a former student of sehs and while i attended there i felt unsafe. Some of the teachers are dedicated in helping others learn, other just dont care if you pass of fail. The classes are not challenging at all! if students that attend there are not up for the challenge then they should be kicked out, go back to elementry school or invest and build a school for people who are not up to speed as they should be. I would personally like a challenge in learning, not just re-learning stuff i learned in third grade. Discipline is in vast need of boundaries. If you punish one student for something all students should receive the same punishment as well, not favortism!
My son is graduating this year and he has been in the band since the beginning and has excelled. I think if the kids find something that they really love they will do fine. I think my son's music has kept him grounded. As far as kids quitting school, i don't think that has anything to do with the teachers or staff. My daughter just plain hates school. She doesn't want to be there. But she does not complain about the teachers, its mostly the drama of the teenage girls.
I,ve graduated from Stanhope In December of 2004, Even though the majority of the teachers and staff were absolutely wonderful, but let's face it,when it comes to some areas; Stanhope needs some Improvement. Take for Instance, I believe that Stanhope needs to educate the students more about Issues like Bullying,Teen Pregnancy and even though I live In Nevada now, they need to make their policy on Bullying others a lot more strict.
I would say the academic programs are where they should be, but the teacher per student ratio is off, Pulled my child out this year and put into a local private school that I feel is more structured academically to the needs and increased individual attention of my child. All the hype about what the school system needs and who to blame for the shortcomings is a fiasco in itself that needs to be dealt with from the top down, would I recommend the school? NO! What would it take to change my opinion, like I said total restructuring from the top down? I will however recommend this site and other topic forums so that people can get a feel for what others in the community already know.
I graduated from Stanhope Elmore High in 2005. I enjoyed my high school experience. I was pleased with the teachers (most anyway). And yeah being a small town we do appreciate our football team. It's one of the few things we can all look forward to. Stanhope is a good school to attend. And I appreciate the teachers and staff.
I am a current student here at S.E.H.S and I must admit I got a better education in my 'small town' private school thats right I said better education in private school. Being that I am from Lowndes Academy,moving to this school was a culture shock to me because you see a lack of order. we are suppost to have a strict dress code yeah right please.... If you are a football player or cheerleader then you have no problems of passing your classes except w/some teachers... We do have a counselor problem whom she thinks she runs the school she show favrotism toward the black kids rather treating everyone with equality... Go to Prattvile or Edgewood Academy
I used to attend Stanhope as a student last year and I'm glad I dont have to go there anymore. At some points I felt unsafe and im the kind of person who gets along with everybody but with all the fights and gang stuff I just didnt feel safe. Just last month a boy brought a gun to school thats how out of control the violence is. Most of it is from people moving up from montgomery and bringing all their BS with them.
My child has enjoyed her freshman year at SEHS and the high school experience. She enjoys her teachers. She is in the advanced diploma program. As a parent I do see a lot of room for improvement. Parking and traffic flow could be much better and safer than what it is. Academics need to be improved. Having children in 9th grade reading at 4th grade levels and having the work 'dummied down' is not fair for anyone. Raise the academic bar and they will hurdle it. There is also a severe lack of communication. Having the PA system inoperable is also a serious safety issue.
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