I have had one child graduate from S.T. She had a great education except in the math dept. I now have another child in S.T. We have found for both children the science department is outstanding! The math department is atrocious! We have been through 6 teachers in the math department and the teachers don't seem to want to teach. One child has gotten very negative comments consistently, and most of their friends seem to be flunking the math. The district needs to get back to teaching basic math and not this integrated math is one way I can see that it could improve. We have had great English teachers for both children, and they have an outstanding elective department. The new principal this year will probably do much better, than the previous one too! S.T. has a great dress code, except I don't agree with the sleeveless shirts and sundresses, though I do agree with the no spaghetti straps, no bare middrifts, etc. Sleeveless is too extreme though, and I feel controlling. english teachers
I have two students that graduated recently from ST and I feel that they were given an excellent opportunity to learn and succeed. Most of the teachers are great, some are exemplary, and some mediocre. As with most any school, you must seek out the level of education you desire personally and work to attain it. There are plenty of caring teachers and staff to help you, if you are interested. This school offered a safe, clean learning environment and many extracurricular activities. Great parent involvement, and a nice commmunity-minded neighborhood. Very few rentals. I got a definite sense of pride in their school and in themsleves from the majority of the kids I met there. Toward the end of my child's time there, there was an incident which started off to be a senior prank. This incident took a bad turn and ended up being used by some teachers, administrators, parents and students to turn it into a racial issue. This sense of distrust did change the atmosphere at the school for a couple of years following, but seems to have faded into the past with the current change of administration.
I attent ST and I am having a great time! I have a 4.0 and I'm involved in ASB and sports. ST is a great school. Some of the teachers are a little lazy, but there are also the fabulous hard-working teachers. Coming from a school that had a lot less to offer, ST is my dream come true.
I have a 4.0 Student who is attending this high school and he is not being challenged enough to be prepared for college. The teachers are so lazy on some days that they decide to watch a student-brought in movie all class period then to work on the class project the next day, half of the class will fail the project because of lack of in-class work. The homework does not help either because it is 5 hours worth of work that the student will not get help on till after he loses points on it for not doing it.
I have two teems attending S.T. I feel the school has underqualified teachers who are there for daycare rather than teaching. My students test scores have not improved in the two years they have attended. There is excessive drug and alcohol use in this school without proper enforcement/punishment. The problem is basically ignored. After one of my teens was assaulted I had to fight for her safety instead of the school wanting to keep her safe it had to be forced upon them.
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