being a student at patrick henry i will say that it is not one of the more elite schools in san diego. but nor is a terrible school by any means... i have been to many other schools in san diego for summer school and many other programs so i have dealt with many teachers, i would have to say that patrick henry has some of the best, teachers who care and don't want you to fail. the counselors are great who will do anything to help to succeed.patrick henry is well know for drugs, alcohol and gangs, drugs and alcohol YES but what do you expect its high school. i myself was introduced the weed my sophomore year, i only did it for about 10 months, i will say i can be very easy to caught up in drugs and alcohol at patrick henry. all and all Patrick henry high is a awesome school with great teachers and staff..... but if you don"t want your child to be in a school were he/she will more then likely will be introduced to drugs/alcohol then patrick henry high school is not a good choice...
Let me tell you this, this school is one of the worst. i am a student here, and i hate it so much, it is very horrible and the counselors and students are just complete trash. if you can go to another school, please do.
Front office staff, more notably attendance ladies..WORST EVER!! Admitting my son to Henry was the worst experience I have ever encountered! If you plan to enroll your child into Henry HS, be prepared to deal with incompetent, unhelpful, cross, dreary faced individuals who think for some reason you are beneath them and you're not worthy of being treated with respect and regard. Thank GOD, it's my son's 1st and last year there! He says most teachers are fine, his counselor has been helpful and attentive. It's definitely WAY OVER POPULATED! My two younger one's will NOT be attending Henry HS!
Kids easily 'fall through the cracks' at Patrick Henry, too much problems with Gang and drugs and a very poor supervision in campus, they bus a lot kids out of the bounderies and trouble start for good students. The admon. have a very minor respond to take care issues with DRUGS, my son got offer many times to buy drugs while in campus. And have to pull him out of Patrick Henry
henry high school is okay. The school needs more extracurriculm and need to focus in the students way more. Teachers need to slow down and explain the work not just teach it.
After reading some of the reviews here last year, I was very concerned about sending my child to this school. However, here we are nearly half way through her first year at Henry, and I am pleasantly surprised at her experience so far. My child is having a wonderful time. Her teachers have been challenging and nurturing. She is enjoying the clubs and school activities as well. We've had no contact with the administration so I don't know that aspect of the school at all but academically and socially speaking, my kid is having a great high school experience.
There are problems with gang activity and drugs making there way to Henry High. I am also concerned that the facility lacks in security what other San Diego schools may have.
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I have been very disappointed with Patrick Henry High over the past year. Apathetic, non-responsive Principal, administration and some teachers. Quality of education and caringness is sorely lacking. I wonder what my tax dollars are really paying for here, certainly not a good, consistent education or the safety and wellbeing of our children. Changes must be made for overall improvement at this school.
Some teachers actually try to help us out but some don't make an effort. Sports are a big part at this school but there is a drug problem and there are plenty of fights. Our school is suffering financially and extra classes get less funding.
I have 2 sons there at Henry. The teachers have been great and seem to really care for their students. We need strict punishment for fighting. School needs more manpower! I commend security and the job they try to do but they need more physical bodies to help.
It is easy for kids to 'fall through the cracks' at this school. My son is struggling and I only get feedback from most teachers if I initiate contact. The student population was increased tremendously this year, and teachers seem overwhelmed. I'm looking at other options, including home schooling.
We have had enough and do not plan to watch this school pull our son down with it. We are disappointed with Patrick Henry and are looking to move our son to a different school.
My son is a junior at Henry HS. He enjoys school and the teachers have always worked with us on keeping up his grades doing homework and tutoring. He plays sports and his coaches work with all the kids and not just the best players. I think that is the sign of a strong coach/ one who gives everyone a chance to play and not sit on the bench all season. The teachers are all willing to work with the students as long as you put the effort in to contact them and work with them and your son/daughter. My younger son also wants to attend Henry. I just wish our government would stop taking money away from education so the kids have more choices and more teachers.Educated children are our only future.
I have 2 sons at Henry High School (10th and 11th) grade. My older son is very involved with Band and has had a fairly positive experience. The Band instructor watches out for his 'band members' in and out of the classroom. It has helped to have a small 'accepting' culture within the very large campus body. My second son has gotten lost in the school and has failed to find an extracurricular activity that sparked his interest. One major drawback to a large school is that you have to be amazingly talented to even be considered. His lack of 'organized' activity has resulted in his hanging with the 'troubled kids'. From what I have seen and heard there is a fairly significant drug problem. The other concern is the violence (fights frequently)- racial tension. I am concerned for my sons safty thus I am researching my options.
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