Im a parent whose son attended this school from 10-11th grade becasue his grades were very low. Visiting his class and going to the school and speaking to the staff-esp the principle really changed my opinion of this school. The kids are very interested and respectful and the teachers are amazing people. They are really trying to change kids lives here. Sure there might be bad apples but in general kids come here with goals in mind. The sad part is the surroundings are full with poverty, crime, parents that might be too low income or low education to care. Im sure this school is an esacape for many. Great school.