We have experienced unprofessional administration who dont act in the best manner of my children and I have had to play a very very high level of advocating for my children. Some of the sports coaches have been inappropriate and these concerns were also dismissed. My child was seriously injured playing and the school refused to communicate with me as what had occurred and did not respond to any calls or emails. Parents concerns are not well received and often dismissed. I have further witnessed administration being inappropriate to my child and had to notify them they are not to communicate with my child. My child wishes she did not want to go to this school and does not recommend others go to the school. I have spoke up alot about concerns and they get dismissed. A high school that does not have the best interest of their students and administration staff who are not positive role models is very concerning. A handful of teachers are very good and others are inappropriate and disconnected but when these concerns are reported, they are also dismissed. The superintendent has been notified as well and nothing changes. Things were so bad specific interventions had to be developed per my demand to help my child cope with these concerns while at school as they created a high level of distress.
Once I got to college, it was astounding how much more I knew or had at least heard of previously about basic concepts and topics that other students knew nothing about. This school really prepared me for what is to come when I got to college. Students know when they are struggling and in junior and senior year the teachers emphasized communicating with the teacher and not whining to Mom and Dad because once students are in the real world, they have to address their own problems. No one else. The curriculum is rigorous, but a school that strives for excellence will challenge its students, and the parents should expect nothing less. It gave me a well-rounded education in all topics. There are extra curriculars for everyone. They have tutors, counselors, and special educators to assist students who may be struggling. They school also has a wide variety of sports as well. Yes, the football team is lacking and has been for years. The school is known for having very competitive prestigious sports like tennis and golf, but the school is also highly ranked in soccer, volleyball, wrestling, and cross-country, which by no-means are a "rich person's" sport. This school provides exceptional education, sports and extracurricular variety, and support for all kinds of learners. This is a Blue-Ribbon ranked school, and the results prove that everyday.
When I made it to college it didn't feel much harder than high school which I owe to this school as difficult as some classes were and the amount of homework was long. Teachers often interact better with students than parents as much as parents often complain and like to be over involved. Teachers will care for you as long as you turn in work and prove to them you are trying.
As many have already commented, this school is not meant for average kids acedemically or athletes. If you want your kid to have a well rounded experience look elsewhere. The football and basketball teams are a joke. They only excel at privelaged individual sports (swimming, tennis, etc...) If you want your kid to be a flat out nerd with little social skills and a GPA that probably isn't truly reflective of thier ability send them here and watch them like a hawk, do not let them ever get sick, and make sure you email, call, and visit the teacher every chance you get or your kid will be completely ignored!!! Also, do not expect them to come home understanding thier homework unless they are naturally gifted, you will have to hire a tutor or speand hours going over what they were supposed to learn in school with them!!!
What a disappointment! The faculty at CMHS is simply put unengaged and don't care. Poor communication, lack of accountability, poor teacher guidance and its all okay with them. The root....they just don't care. I went to this school as a kid, played sports, and had decent grades. Unfortunately the quality of the personel is ineffective in motivating, mentoring, and like many reviews have said....doing their job. The superintendent, Dr. Cooper, sets the example. I've been waiting for his call since September. Don't send your kids here...Unless you are part of the chosen few, you will be disappointed.
I am very impressed with this school's academic, sport and other activities achievements. My son is very proud of being a member of this school. Yes, it is very competitive, however the support form school teachers and staffs is unthinkable. All the members in the school seem to have one and only one goal that is to help your kids to succeed and they all have done a great job.
My biggest problem is the school does not care about the kids. They have a teacher that gets multiple complaints but they do nothing and they have no option because she is the only one that teaches that class and it is a required class for all students to graduate. The principle and dean support her and not the students. Many of the teachers are great, but not all of them. I am very thankful for the understanding and support of the counselors. They are amazing.
Raised in the Cheyenne System and graduated from the High School. It is a wonderful school that stresses excellence in everything from academics to sports to fine arts. It's also the only school I'll consider sending my own children to.
This school prides itself on being a college prep school. I graduated ready for college and my college classes were very easy for me. If you want a dumbed down high school send your kids to Harrison. They can train to be Walmart employees,