As previous comments indicate the district is not all it should be, or claims to be. Nepotism and discriminatory practices are rampant and tolerated. A core group of parents actually determine how the school and related activities are operated. When college personnel report they cannot contact/receive timely feedback concerning a graduating senior, that is a problem. When year after year the same teachers who pass out handouts continue...passing out handouts... instead of teaching, there is a problem. When teachers are competing with students for the cover of Teen Magazine, or BFF status, there is a huge problem. When staff are FB friends with students, there is a problem. When a class valedictorian reports they were not prepared for basic first year college elective courses because they never had science labs they needed, did not have homework, didn't know how to write a term paper, there is a HUGE problem. When parents are hesitant to bring problems to light for fear of retaliation there is a HUGE problem. Teachers are not held accountable for failing to perform, but the students are and they will suffer the long term consequences.
Unfortunately, we expected so much more from this school because it is so close to the arsenal. There are some really, really good teachers, and there are some really, really bad ones too. The administrative staff is primarily interested in maintaining control and less concerned with the children actually enjoying school. Bullying is rampant and the environment is divided into distinct cliques. We are Caucasian and have witnessed several instances where children of other races where discriminated against by the students and the staff. My children are miserable and we are transferring out next year. We come from a very nice school system in Northern Arkansas and we just were not expecting this. Maybe if you are transferring from a city school then you won t mind the atmosphere and attitudes as much. Many of the people that I work with have chosen the Pulaski School System over White Hall and take the long commute to work instead. My children are miserable and we are transferring out next year.
This is the best school in the world. It has the best teachers and staff. If you need them, they will help you no matter what. You will always learn and have fun.
This is an awesome place to send your children. I think it's the best in the state. The building is brand new, and the teachers are great.
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