September 16, 2009
It doesn't look pulchritudinous. Our state test scores don't exceed beyond that of, say, the higher-end high schools or the private high schools. We don't have the most determined, college-bound students at our school, for those who are truly ambitious represent only a minority. But if there was ever anything praise-worthy, anything magnificent, anything reputable about Arroyo High School, it would undoubtedly be the teachers and staff that make up the school. Our teachers are unlike any others, and I can ascertain that fact legitimately, for I have extensively observed the likes of other teachers from other schools, including our local community college, and I have yet to see any who compare to those at Arroyo High School. /// Not only do they know their stuff, but they go to great lengths to have as positive an impact on your life, both directly and indirectly, as they possibly can. Amazingly enough, this is not an exaggeration. On top of all of this, they proceed to do these admirable acts despite the desperate conditions our school is encountering, in terms of, most significantly, finances, test scores (which are low due to the students' carelessness and not a result of our staff's actions, particularly the teachers), and many others. I thank Arroyo High School for shaping me into the ambitious, well-rounded student I am, and I hope that, one day, our teachers will not have to result to going without an important lecture, or refraining from doing a lab, solely because of the several thousands of dollars in debt our district is in.
- submitted by a parent