My daughter is a freshman at Tracy High and even though I fought hard to have her there, because I was led to believe it was the best of the 3 public HS options in the city, I have been disappointed with her feedback over the school year. Everything from one teacher sittin in the back of the class eating all the time and "I'm learning nothing" to "extra credit is earned by donating school supplies" to the basketball coach using the F word during practices on a regular basis. I realize that in teachers unions, it's nearly impossible to be fired, but I think someone needs to take a good look at what is actually going on in the classrooms and talk to the kids. There's a fear of even talking about it for fear of repercussions. That should say enough. I will be looking for another option for her remaining high school days, possibly home schooling as my faith is the public school system, and what it actually provides, is rapidly fading.
Thrilled with the teachers involvement withg my student. They are very responsive to parents and are easily accessible via email. Only dealt with Administration twice and both experiences were professional and the issues were resolved in a timely manner. The new buildings are amazing a huge source of pride for the students and staff alike. Parents in the booster Club are great! Go Tracy!
We are planning to move to Tracy and are considering Tracy high ib program as our first choice. I want to know about the academic environment. Are the students working very hard and have cut throat competition. Is it very stressful. How helpful are the teachers. Do they also have an AP program???please help me decide.
I am currently a senior at Tracy High and I can not even express in words how grateful I am to my teachers. The school is about to look great with all the new buildings and the teachers have helped prepare me for the world. The teachers genuinely care about me and all my peers and were always there to listen and help. This is a great school and I am so proud that I get to say that I am going to graduate from Tracy High School.
Tracy High is a great place to send your child academic wise. From the eyes of a freshman, to me, my classes don't seem overcrowded, disruptive, or under-academic. The AG-science and International Baccalaureate program are great and some of the teachers are the best in the state.I am taking Pre-IB classes, and let me tell you, at times this class can be very challenging. The Performing Arts Magnet has the best musicians as well as vocalists, and their reputation has set the bar high for other competitors. The facilities could be better, but when it is renovated and the New West Builiding is built, then THS will be the best place to send your child.
My son graduated in June. He had a good experience. Little support for students outside the IB program. Due to the growth in Tracy, lots of teacher changes...bad impact to students. The cosmetic issues are small issue compared to the dedication of 85% of the staff. Good families. City support of the school is great. Still a small town feel..great! But, need to catch up with Politics, Computer Science, Engineering....enriching summer programs, college visits..involving parents at 9th grade to support/create college path.