There are so many unorganized teachers who don't seem to care about students. I can't believe they got rid of the seminar classes. There aren't a wide range of electives or any advance courses to choose from before too.
the school system is stupid too! it seems that they don't even care about our thoughts, opinions, or feelings with the school. they just thew us in to any open class. i wanted art but i didn't get that class. but other people who didn't want art got it! on the first day of school so many people went to the counselors right when they got their schedules. so many students were put in classes they don't even want! Now there are so many usual regular students put together in the same classes as kids that understands things faster and finishes their work faster. I've been with the same seminar students since i was in 6th grade! and every thing went well. now we are stuck with students that are slower.
For my English class right now, half the class didn't turn in this summary. the teacher didn't even tell us specifically what to write and then she graded the people who did do it strictly. and for the people who didn't do it, the is giving them A SECOND CHANCE TO AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING AND GIVING THEM FULL CREDIT!!!! I AM SO MAD RIGHT NOW!!!
for my math class we have a new teacher who is still taking classes like in college or something. and when u are absent she doesn't even care. she just says its your responsibility to make up everything! i was absent for 2 days to go to a funeral and then she gave me a test! i told her that i was absent but she just told me to "oh well, try your best." then i ended up getting a c. then she said we could do test corrections so i corrected my test and turned it in. then she just changed her mind and said she wound't be doing it! on homework she gave us, there will always be problems that she didn't even teach how to do it so i would struggle on it for like 2 hours!
my friend has a different English teacher and the teacher would have an assistant teacher teach the class without the teacher doing anything during class time. The assistant teacher doesn't give out good instructions and never mentioned a certain assignment the students did was actually graded, but instead it was a "practice". Everyone literally failed it and when we ask him about the topic, he avoids it completely.
As a student at clairemont high I dread waking up in the morning and find that the staff and teachers excel in making the students hate life. Very few teachers seem to actually care, and they have their priorities all mixed up. The school's system is constantly screwing up and their website does not even work. Clairemont is an absolutely horrible school
We are almost done with our first year at Clairemont High and I have nothing be great things to say about our first years experience here. Dr. Jen Roberson is awesome. She is so involved in all that is going on and is doing everything to make this school the best school it can be! We look forward to next year! :)
Great drama program, school size just right if you want to have a balance of extracurricular activities (sports, arts) AND academics without being a mere spectator like what your child might experience at the large high schools. Multiple sports fields got a Prop S makeover last year & are first class. Students at CHS have a wide range of skills and talents - and the special education students are included (and welcomed) in extracurriculars such as drama. The Circle of Friends club brings together the special needs students with the rest of the school. AP Biology Bowl team just beat La Jolla High (and Serra High). AP Enviro class is quite popular among college bound students. The French teacher was let go in October due to district budget cuts (and is now at San Diego High-International) but Spanish and German are offered as foreign languages - Spanish up to the AP level & the pass rate is very good. Other SDUSD schools only offer Spanish - we have German too! The principal is less than stellar (ought to be replaced) but the teachers make all the difference along with a good dean of students. A hidden gem of a neighborhood school that welcome others from around San Diego.
Clairemont HIgh school is a GREAT school. It is normally rated low because of the amount of special students who are factored into the test scores. The students are very accepting of the special students and kids who are bussed in and not from their socioeconomic class. This being said, the principal needs to be fired she does a poor job. The AP programs at the school are excellent, especially the history, science classes, and 11th english. The school has decent sports and is a unified body. I'm proud to say I am an alumni of this fine establishment and when viewing it's ranking I was astonished to see it ranked under some of the other schools which I would never even consider going to! The teachers and counselors are helpful and the dean of students is very understanding! Send your kids here!
Clairemont High School is a good school, their Theater Department is the GREATEST! I am a sophomore at Clairemont and I'm an actress there and honestly their theater department is the GREATEST! Clairemont High School has a good College Academy it's called AOBT "Academy of Business and Technology" and trust me everyone who has been in it has graduated from high school thanks to the teachers who help the students! The teachers are very enthusiastic and they are willing to be there for students!
My child is a senior and most of the teachers are very caring. Head Counselor is fantastic knows her stuff. Principal is unprofessional and abrasive and does not know her students. Parents need to be involved to make positive changes at CHS starting with the principal.