August 22, 2003
I'm not a parent, but I'm a student. In the past 3 years of this school, we have had 4 different principals and the staff is always changing. Last year the principal was never even at the school. Some teachers are really great and understanding as human beings, such as Mrs. Kruger, and other teachers have great ways to teach kids, such as Mr. Wilson. Extracurricular activities are all right, but more effort should be put into them and there should be a wider choice of activities. Parent involvement is at a minimum, but this doesn't seem to be a huge problem. The parents are informed on their child's status and grades in the school, and this enough for students, parents, and teachers alike at the school. It does not pose a problem. Safety is at an all time high for the school now that they have restroom passes and a gate that surrounds the school. The gate is not a fire hazard, for it is far away from all the classrooms, and there are openings everywhere for children to be able to leave the school if forced to. The gate was made to keep people out of the schools, and not in. Next, studies have shown that most fights at Los Banos High School occur during classes. To minimize this, the school has issued restroom passes to all of the students. Any student outside their class without a signed pass will get detention. Restroom passes are limited. The school also has several guards around school campass to help keep the school safe and managable. Overall I gave the school a 2 in rating, for the school may not have as many fights in it, but the drug problem is so amazingly overwhelming that it would make you sick. We have found a way to get rid of some fights, now lets find a way to get rid of drugs and overcrowding in our schools.
- submitted by a student