A freshman parent's view: So far a good experience. The school seems to be state champs in most sports and there is a higher level of parental involvement in this aspect. Academically, class work seems too easy and will move my child into all honors program next year. Teachers seem capable and interested. The school environment is safe. I don't hear much about drug or violence issues. The school is neat and clean. Overall, I believe the smaller student population, new principal and teachers make this a very nice school for your child to attend.
Overall this school is good - it has strong arts, music, and dance programs, however, the science curriculum is sorely lacking and the Math department is short teachers which affects the quality of the mathematics curriculum.
The academic programs at FHHS are adequate; however, I feel that the students are given too many second chances to earn that A. I believe this is a result of the school's determination to meet and exceed state and federal standards. Because this is a small school in a small district, there are fewer checks and balances within the system than at larger schools. This makes it difficult for mediating problems between the schools, students and their families. Because of the size of the school, many administrators carry more than one title and responsibility, creating conflicts of interest and other issues. The arts and music programs have become more popular and better funded in recent years. This a fairly affluent community with moderate parent involvement.
In general the teachers are putting out well above their required day to the students. I am both a parent of two at this school as well as one of its teachers. I also have one of the few PhD's at the school. The teachers are very motivated and show a high concern for their students. Many teachers like myself shell out a significant amount of cash for labs, equipment and extras to support the students. I am proud to be associated with this institution.
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