As a teacher at Tennyson for 3+ years, I'd say it is on the up & up. We have a leadership team that abides by its name, a dedicated staff that can take your students as high as they are willing, and a loving, diverse student body. The school is safe - fights are way down. There are lots of clubs, extra-curricular sports, and academic opportunities available to students. I know we're just a "3 out of 10," but we graduate "10 out of 10" students often. It would be nice if we could get some more parent involvement.
i went to tennyson highschool and is one of the best highschool i have ever gone... GO LANCERS!!!!
As a graduate of this school, I am torn between an average and an above average rating because it is not the cream of the crop preppy school. Needless to say, I am on my way to getting my Masters despite many barriers to a better education given my resources. Most teachers here are compassionate and knowledgeable--I can think of many great teachers that I've encountered over the years who I keep in good relations with. The quality of education is based on self-discipline and self-motivated learners. You get what you can squeeze out of it. There are UCLA, Stanford graduates who have attended Tennyson High and have gone on to work for tech companies, teach, and are achieving their dreams. Teachers here will stay after hours just to help that struggling student... The great loss of this education in this community are struggling Hispanic families whose teenage kids are working instead of studying. My two cents.
Going to Tennyson High was get. I learned a lot and had great teachers. It was the best school I went too.
My daughter attends Tennyson and this is her first year. I will have to admit I was a little leary based on the information other people told me about the school. However, my daughter has maintained the honor roll and I have found the administration to be extremely helpful and resolved any issues that I may have had immediately from the Principal, Counselor, and Teachers. Tennyson really is a good school!!! I wish more parents would involve themselves, especially on the School Site Council Committee where changes that matter takes place.
I must say, as a parent, I dont like ths schol as my son never had support, there are a lot of fights this school has been through for no apparent reason. It has poor relationship with the families
This school is substandard and doesn't even have it's own website. The classes available are limited. The school principal doesn't even know her pupils. She doesn't try to get to know them. I had issues regarding my son and was ignored by the counselors so I contacted Mrs. Pineada and she didn't even bother to check my son's file before she offered advice. She is always saying they have programs that don't even exist. She needs to get back in touch with her own school.
I must say as a parent, it is always hard to let our kids grow up. I was afraid to let my son go to a regular high school, so i talked him into going into a Charter school. Now he is a junior and wants to attend Tennyson so i let him go. I have heard so many horrible stories about the school , teaching and the violence but must say at this point i have no regrets. From the time you walk through the front door being greeted by the friendliest security guard who always seems to be having a great day, to the attendance clerk who is always willing to help with something, it really makes you feel at home. Im really glad i have allowed my son to make this decision.
T-high is an okay school but believe me its relly low in cash no offence but its mostly beacuae of the ethniticy that exists most around the area which is latinos and that efect the shools financial stuff but anyways its a pretty good and fun school just a bit low on money and some teachers relly arent good also they have a reallly nice p.e. locker room and regular lockers
While I am reluctant to cast aspersions on my high school alma mater, an examination of the bare and basic facts would lead one to conclude that Tennyson is a subpar school. Its API scores, and other indicators of student achievement, show that Tennyson has a lot of improving to do before parents will actually feel secure in sending their children here. The numbers do not tell the whole story, however. Like anything else in life, your experience at Tennyson is what you make of it. If you're a student that is not motivated and focused, Tennyson High School won't necessarily be an environment conducive to a good education. However, if you're motivated and focused, Tennyson's resources will be sufficient to some degree. The honors/AP track offers so many more good teachers and opportunities, so those classes are recommended.
Tennyson is a great place to be! I have worked here for 4 years now. The teachers and staff are passionate about the students. The parents are great! The students are wonderful! I wouldn't want to work anywhere else in Hayward! Sure its not perfect, but all of us try our best to make it a great place to be! If you are a parent and are wondering if Tennyson is the right school for your student, please feel free to call the school and ask any questions!
Tennyson High, compared to other high schools in Hayward, is better. Considering majority of its student's population-- families coming from lower income level, it has produced some outstanding and successful graduates from top schools in the state/country. Over the years, THS has added bright dedicated, teachers who cared for their students' future. The new Principal is doing the best. Overall, it is a great place to be.
I had the best time at tennyson the best 4 years of my life.. Ture that It may have lacked on somethings before but now its a whole new school. Many people put down Tennyson saying that the teachers don;t do this or that the school would do this but as a student who graduated from there I think its all up to us to show everyone what Tennyson did for us. Its up to us to study and work hard they teacher can only do so much. My two younger siblings go there and they love it also. The only thing that bugs me now is the principal they have there. I believe that they could find someone better and more who really cares for the students and not what the HUSD board has to say. If they fix then it would be a great school.
The new Principal, leaving his past year, had an Amazing affect on Tennyson. Grades stated rising as the violence lowered. I am grateful to have this school near me so i can get my kids to it. It's not a bad school with many accelerated classes that no other school will have in the Bay Area. With many sports for each season, my kids will have something to do all school year.
Tennyson is not a bad school. You have to give high schools a try. Tennyson is not the best school around but it does challenge you. It does have its down sides but in the end it is one of the best schools out there.
Although the school has showed some improvement over the last 2 years, it still needs teachers to set higher scholastic standards for the students and better preparation for college - counselor/parent communicatio is not very good. Ther are some dedicated teachers, but they, too, have very little support.
I've had zero cooperation with this school when it comes to asking for help for my student. At the beginning of the year, it took more than one month and several calls before the counselor called me back! They are quick to want my immediate attention on issues they have but I'm expected to wait for days/weeks like there is no importance. Communication is horrible here and I've had to send 2 boys through this school. My son has had money stolen right from his hand, shoes from his pe locker and has been bullied. Not happy here at all.
Not the best school around. My childs grades went down from day one. Poor communication
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