My son did horrible in Saugus High. I blame it on all the budget cuts and seniority and politics. They should be able to fire bad teachers and keep the ones that truely love to teach. My son had the worst teachers, that truely seemed bipolar or sick. One teacher actually threatened my son and his friends. He told another assistant student that if it was the last day in the world that he would punch all these kids in the face. My son told me this after the fact and his friend did call his mom and said the teacher is crazy. If i had known this the day it happened I would have brouught everyone together in the office. I just felt safer to take him out and he is getting C's and above in classes he just failed in Saugus. Saugus also steals your money for sports and doesnt let your kid play unless he is a movie star player. FYI you dont need to pay for public school sports, it should be free and donation. As long as they have parents paying for it they will keep charging outrageous prices. One more thing, more and more kids left Saugus last year to go to Charter schools and other schools and I think that says alot about a school.
My daughter graduated 4 years ago, and my son will graduate this year. I have seen this school grow and become better year after year. The teachers care for the students and provide a challenging environment. The principal is very active, motivating students and teachers, and encouraging parent involvement.
I cannot say enough great things about the majority of teachers, and administrative and counseling staff at Saugus High school. I have one student who determined NOT to graduate on time, and with the help of a very dedicated group of resources staff and the cooperation of admin and teachers, my son graduated on time! This school bears the Blue Ribbon of Academic excellence, for many years. Their CA standardized academic index testing ranks them among the highest in the state. They have a program or club for EVERY student! Their athletic programs are fantastic (minus a Volleyball coach and his stumpy sidekick), and I could just go on and on.... We bought our home in this neighborhood so the remaining 5 of our children could attend. To me, the proof is in the pudding- go to the school website and navigate through the news about test scores, and athletic championships.
We've been very happy with Saugus. All of the administration, teachers, parents & students that we've come into contact with over the last two years have been respectful, responsible and helpful whenever called upon.
My son is attending Saugus High school. , and the truth is I am very unhappy with school. There are teachers who are just horrible, they do not pay any attention to student needs. Overall I just cant wait untill my son will graduate this school. I had some horrible experiences with this school so I would not recommend to anyone to go to this school
First, the good things. The school mirrors many high school experiences of traditional American high schools. Football is big here, the dances and events are well put together. The principal cares a lot about a well-rounded experience here. Now, the bad. Since the high school experience is so important, it overshadows academics. Athletics is more important, and other high school experiences are on the same level or more important than academics. There are teachers that stress rigor in each field of study, but overall the staff doesn't stress academics and the importance of attending a 4 year university. Most students go to a community college right after graduation and most do not transfer in two years. The math teachers stress academics the most, but they can only do so much when everyone else doesn't follow course. This could easily be an 850 API school. Easily.
As a student, I feel many opportunities have been made available to me. Mr. Bolde is an excellent leader for the school. Many courses are offered, especially many AP classes. I'd say teacher quality is about average. I had a few horrible teachers that barely seemed to have a pulse during my freshman year, but I also had a few amazing teachers that really impacted me. As sophomore taking the most rigorous schedule available, I feel that the counselors are very understanding and caring. Club selection is about the norm, pretty much the same stuff that is available at every school. I've always safe in terms of Saugus as a school. I have been individually harassed, but that's universal at every school. So all in all, Saugus is a great school that just could use more teachers who are passionate and teach class dynamically.
We (my son and I) are attending Ty Devoe's Study skills seminar, which is very enjoyable and informative. We are getting great tips on how to improve study skills and how to use our time more efficiently. He has an excellent way of explaining the subjects, with great communication skills. Thanks Ty, and keep up the good work!!!
I am currently enrolled at saugus high, and Ive only been attending 2 years but I have had siblings that went here in the past. it was a great school, out of the district I wouldnt recommend any other one to be honest. I have really liked my teachers and classes. I am currently involved in a sport but there are many options to choose from (clubs, sports, etc). Saugus is a stepping stool for the future to come, all of the teachers are trying to provide their aid to get us prepared for whats to come after high school
I must say, I was very apprehensive about Saugus High prior to my son attending the campus. After getting involved, my wife and I are throughly pleased at this time. Many activities are available for all. Our counselor has been incredible. Some teachers send the weekly agenda to parents. I know of all of the school's activities via the internet (pipeline). Very satisfied with the beautiful remodel. I wish they had lights on the atheletic field for evening jogging.
Saugus is a really good school, I would say that it is one of the best in the district, defintely the safest. It looks really nice since it has been remodeled. There are also a lot of extracurricular activities that are easy to get involved in. Saugus is full of very good teachers, the only teachers I have liked were two of my math teachers. The rest of the teachers have been very, very helpful and genuinely want you to do well in their classes.
The counselors were not as responsive as I'd hope they would be. The coaches did not inspire as great role models and I always felt that if you didnt participate or donate enough money, my kid was not going to be treated as the others who did donate their time and money.
Saugus is a good school. There are very few, if any, problems, especially compared to Valencia High. The teachers are good and there are plenty of extracurriculars offered to student.
This school academics is alright but the extracurricular activities, safety and discipline, and teacher quality is not that great. This school also has some problems that need to be handled. I would not recommend this school unless you have no choice but to go here.
Saugus is a decent school, all around, with a good variety of extracurricular activities, and a faculty who genuinely care for their students. Saugus does tend to have issues with communication in the administrative departments, however, be careful of this.
Good school to attend. Nice helpful teachers and very friendly students.
Very good staff in the guidance center! Parents, please get involved more! Come to the monthly PTSA meeting. Lots of information and many opportunities to show your students you care about their academic life.
Qcademic programs----- Good. Availability of music, art, sports, and other extra curriculars, very good. Parent involvement... Great.
The education seems to be on point but the students lack discretion when it comes to clothing attire. The dress code is definitely not enforced.
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