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Greenland High School5
Posted April 25, 2015
- a parent
By far the BEST KEPT SECRET in NW Ark. 1) Personal attention to each student breeds confidence, desire & success. 2) Student to teacher ratio. 4th grader went from 28 to 9! We have since moved to another state. Our average student was encouraged and now maintains all A's & GT & high standardized scores entirely thanks to teachers for building confidence. 3) Smaller school size allows kids to participate in extra-curricular activities that shine on resumes when applying for college. 4) Committed/caring/Experienced teachers. NO job hoppers here. Teachers stay. If you want your child to participate in an event, he/she will get to make the plan, build it; work toward a goal & see it come together. Then probably get an award for it. You won t see a lot of $ donating big ticket items the students make or build themselves. 5) VERY SAFE CONS: 1) everyone knows everyone else, BUT they welcome friendly folks. 2) Appearances: some low income but there is money here too. It s non-pretentious old money or confident professionals who want wholesome small town Americana. 3) the secret's getting out - the number of school choice transfers is going up
It's a sorry excuse for a school. No diversity and barely any AP classes offered. It's a pathetic school that should have been closed down years ago. Seriously, what school encourages a student with good grades and a good ACT score to go to a community college over the state's university that is basically 10 minutes away from the high school? Whatever you do, do not let your child go here if you want them to have a decent education.
The only thing really lack at this school (I've been to alot of them and attended this one the longest) is their 'bullying' policy. It's not enforced often enough. Especially if the parents of the bully are decent or major contributors to the district.
This school tries to work with every child. The large majority of teachers care very much about the students as a school. The district patrons just voted a millage increase to try to make up for the millage that got rolled back. We have good kids, good parents, and every kid gets to shine here.