Some teachers have a closed door policy. Only two counselors for the school & never available. I feel really bad for students needing assistance & who R caught in the web of the system u r on your own.
this school is actually not what its said to be. its a really good school. the teachers are really devoted to their jobs. and sure it may have its pros and cons. but no one really does anything to you unless you do something to them. it depends on who you hang out with. if you hang out with the right people your school year will be amazing.
Last year was my first year in the US, I'll be a junior next year. Gangs and pregnancy do happen. But overall it depends on who you or your kid hang with. Even though 70-75% (I think) of the student are Latino but there are absolutely no racism (As far as I know). The staffs are ABSOLUTELY 100% the best that you can ask for. My teachers come really early in the morning and stay late after school just to help us. The AP classes have the best of best teachers. Some of our AP teachers even got on TV because of the records of passing AP students that they teach. The principal, vice principle, everybody in the office are just super friendly and helpful. Love this school so far :)
Mt. Pleasant High School is a great school regardless of what others say. If you think it isn't a good school...you or your son/daughter probably don't follow the rules or don't go to school for the purposes schools are. Thanks to this school and the great help I received, I got accepted to 9 out of the 10 universities I applied to including USC, SCU, UCLA, UCB, UCI, SJSU, SFSU, Sac State, SDSU. Go Cardinals!!!!!
I have a concern about gangs in Mt. Pleasant. Every morning, when I drop off my son, I've been seeing kids dressed in gang-related shirts and at the same time smoking in the corner of the back gate. Will it be possible if someone can do something about it? If you don't fix this, it will be a bad reputation for the school and more students will get inlvoled. Thanks.
My son is a student at MP and is happy here. He has some terrific teachers who push him to reach his full potential. The staff is serious about cracking down on rule breakers and the enviroment is a friendly and safe one. We have attended many sports events at the school and are always impressed to see that it is a family enviorment. The rumors of gangs, fights and pregnant girls are just silly.
I have one daughter who recently graduated and one whose a senior and about to. They both have benefitted from attending MP. My older daughter is attending UC berkeley and younger on her way to UC Davis. As you can see, this school more than prepared my girls and I fully recommend this school. The environment is diverse and prepares the student for the world around them. Yes, there is bad and good, but so is live. Direction and support from the family is what makes the difference. If you are taking time to research this, then you know what I'm talking about. Good luck!