This year has been pathetic. I have calle every day for three weeks and not spoken to anyone. The lady in the office never can answer my question and I have calle several times allready. My daughter told me that her friends were taken to a fun fieldtrip by the principle on a school day and I want to know why my child was not taken and why it was secret. This school needs to communicate with parents more. I have not been to one parent meating this year and I have allot of suggestions and concerns.
Who is the principal of this school???? Every time I come she is hardly there. My child constantly complains about the lack of interaction he has with the principal and counselor. We need a new leader!!!!! Maybe someone more interactive & engaging.
This school is definitely unorganized. This school year has been constantly changing things and not informing the parents. I can't begin to say how many times since September they have changed their decision on the staffing. My daughter is concerned about if she will have all the proper credits to apply for college, they moved her in the middle of the school semester, saying that one of the teachers messed up the class schedules. She has 1 more year and I don't wish to put her in another school since she has been here since 9th Grade, but this is unacceptable especially if you call yourself a College Prep High School and you are no where near organized. Ms. Brown is supposedly back but she has given some conflicting messages, they really need to get their act together and concentrate on making this a school that honors their name. Definitely need more socializing activities and motivation for their students.
My school has changed. And not for the better. We have lost our fun activities - the ones that make going back to the classroom worthwhile. Some of my classmates are talking about leaving the school because the high school next door has more options than we had last year. We didn't even have student meetings so that the principal could tell us about what would be offered this year. My friends all think that because Mrs. brown left, things have changed. We don't have school spirit because there is no motivational speeches or visitors or even visits from the principal to hype us up before testing. Ppl are fighting because they know they can get away with it. That was never the case-we knew Mrs. Brown would find out and we respected her. How can we respect someone who doesn't even know us?
City Honors has really changed this year. In the past, the students would seem excited about coming to school, talked about the help they received, and the open-door policy the principal had. This year, since the new principal came to City Honors, parents and students wait a very long time to address issues that are occurring at the school site. This single change, a change in administration, has caused a change in the school's culture. What is going on? Something must be done to bring back the structure that the old administration helped so passionately to build.
As an educator, I been totally overlooked and under appreciated this year. The sad part about it is that my students notice how our new admin treats us teachers. They even comment about the detachment of any sort of relationship between the new principal and themselves. It is disheartening and sad to see our students not wanting to continue to stay at the school due to the lack of admin presence on campus as well as in classrooms. Not only does she do that, she criticizes the staff and talks to only certain teachers in her office -- when they should be in their classrooms teaching. As a new principal, it was her job to acclimate to the new campus of CH. She has done no such thing. We need strong instructional leadership on our campus. Teachers and students are FED up!
I wish Mrs. Brown would come back as principal. The "family like" atmosphere promoted community, academia, and a genuiness that the new principal doesn't have!!!!!! BRING BACK THE VISION OF CITY HONORS....OUR CHILDREN MATTER!!!
The principal spends all her time in her office pushing papers and makong phone calls. She delegates discipline decisions and dealing with parents to the school secretary. You never see her in classrooms. She doesn't know the majority of students' names and doesn't interact with them.
Parents have no been involved in any decision making processes this year. A parent letter was sent home saying that there would be meetings but not one has taken place. The school is moving and the principal did not even meet with us to discuss it. As a parent, I have several questions. When I called the school to inquire, I received a rude response. Mrs. Brown (the old principal) would have handled the move differently. Parents received a letter with two paragraphs, what school does this? Our children make the school...without them, there would be NO City Honors. I do applaud the teachers, who stay in constant contact with parents and send information home or even greet us when they come into the office. There are ppl in the office who also help & have a smile on their face.... However, I expected more from the leader of the school! After Mr. Taylor's visit at the first and only parent meeting, I thought the vision of the school from the past administration and staff would continue. I guess I was mistaken. It's a shame that this school has no solid leadership!
More parents and the community needs to get involved! There is evidently a major shift at the school and some guardians and parents do not like what is going on. I am thinking of taking my nephew out of the school in Sept. if something does not change.
This school has it's good and bad. The Good thing is it's a good environment, not too much drama or students fighting. Also there you can take collage classes. They do need better teachers but I don't know if it's there fault. I started in summer of 2008 and there were good teachers but a lot of them where laid off. They kept the teachers who were in the district longer and got rid of a lot of great teachers. There only one good English teach left she tough but good at what she does. The clubs are only as good as the student who's in them make it. The geometry teach is a good teacher if you listen to what he's saying but that's not easy since they need to learn to control the student in the class. Over all it's not that much of an Honors school but it's a good place to meet great people since it's small. You'll be close to teacher's/ staff and students
Im a student of city honors high school, I started my freshman year and im a junior now. At first I was dissappointed because the school was small and i wanted to go to a high school jus like the one on t.v. so i transferred. And i found out that City honors was a great school. A big high isn't for everyone, and a lot of people talk about the teachers, and how their is no clubs but at that school you can start your own club. Take college courses at the school. And enjoy high school a little better because it's more homey and you get to no EVERYONE,since its small. Every school has its up's and down's.
I personally go to City Honors and I tell everyone that i know NOT to go here. I'm trying to leave this school myself...Don't let the name trick you..this is nowhere near a honors school... I thought the school was going to be awesome.. but no this school has a few good teachers and then horrible teachers. there is no balance.. the English teacher needs to retire. the P.E teacher needs to be Fired. the sociology teacher is great, the Biology teacher is awesome, the Geometry needs to learn how to control his class, and the new Spanish teacher seems okay so far...but overall.. don't send anyone you know here...
This is not really a good school.. Half the school wears uniform and none of the seniors do. The geometry teacher can't control his class and he does nothing about it but give everyone A's. The Biology teacher has them do a lot of extra things and makes the class harder then it should be.. This school is just typically inglewood.. Dont get mistaken by the name
I agree with many of the students when they say that City Honors is overrated because it is. However, with the opportunity of college classes, I was able excel in college, which I am presently attending. Though what I would like to say is that even though not every teacher in City Honors is the best, there are some that are so wonderful, and by wonderful I mean some of greatest people who know so much about life and making decisions, if not academia. And honestly, I must say that the close relationships I developed with my teachers, at least the ones that I had, which are still there, is what really made me proud of attending City Honors. Being in college I see how unprepared I was, but in the end, I have learned to appreciate the high school I grew up in because of the awesome teachers that always had my back. So take advantage of developing relationships with teachers there because they are truly cool! So students currently attending City Honors, don't be so jaded. Just hang in there and enjoy your time while you can because when you start college, the real work will begin.
This school does have excellent teachers. However, some teachers don't have the ability to teach that makes all of the students understand. The majority of the staff does care about our future. Our school does need more support. More activities and courses are needed to give the school more diversity. In order for that to happen, our school needs a bigger campus. Plus, there has to be something that makes the students proud that they go to City Honors. There isn't a lot of school spirit. I wish there was a wider range of college classes to choose from and take on campus. The school needs more organization when it comes to all schoolwide events. I hope to see some changes within a few years.
I am a sophomore and I have attended City Honors since my freshman year. This school seems to spoken of very highly, but I was extremely disappointed when I began school there. They speak of all the classes and clubs they have,yet they dont have many. The environment is decent, but overall it is not at all what an 'honor' school should consist of. The staff is split 50/50. There are some extremely immature, neglegent teachers; while there are some EXCELLENT teachers. This school is okay, but I would not suggest it. It is very overrated. You can receive the same quality education at the surrounding high schools. The only advantage is the small campus.
i am freshman and city honors and was somewhat dissapointed with city honors at the begiining when they come to your school they say they have all these classes and clubs they dont have but city honors does offer a staff that does care including the principal and they are always trying to have their students accepted to college ............overall city honors is getting better as more well rounded school but the math program needs to be addresed the teacher for ninth grade is really nice but not qualified....as the school gets better i will be much happier..
I am a parent of a recent graduate of City Honors class of 2009. I am extremely happy to say that Ms. Brown and her staff are excellent. My son graduated 4.0 and was excepted into over 5 different Universities. The staff at City Honors work very hard in preparing their students. I rate this school the highest honors. The success of a student begins with the parent(s) and the students will to listen and learn.
City Honors High School is a very unique school. It is spectacular in educating children with multiple learning capabilities. The staff is like no other. The support they extend to our children in exploring their educational heights is superb. Thank you Mrs. Brown and staff of City Honors High. Mary's mom.
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