I went to Wright tech for my freshman year of highschool. In order to remain anonymous I will refrain from saying which school year, but it was after the schools reopening in the 2014 school year. The academic side is just so terrible. But that is to be Atleast somewhat expected from a trade school, although they did promise an excellent high school education I didn't expect then to live up to it. What really bugged me was the trade side. First off, the electrical and digital media teachers and a science teacher have left since I've left the school. But the worst part was that I felt like I learned nothing in my time in electrical. I knew as much leaving the school about electrical as I did when I joined the school after reading a couple articals about electrical wiring. Currently there are four people in the sophomore class and the junior class. I know for a fact that another one if the sophomores wants to leave but is forced to stay by his parents. We had 22 1200 computers in the classroom last year that our teacher didn't know what to do with at all. Most of the time was spent doing nothing, and you could get a 100 on homework as long as it was turned in during the quarter. The only program that you actually learned stuff from was health tech. All the other programs were pretty much done after the first year, if that. They have yet to find replacements for the electrical or digital media teachers. I thought they would Atleast try to give us an academic experience close to normal high schools, but they didn't. The academic teachers teached similarly to the fifth grade teachers, giving multiple retests full credit for homework up to 2 weeks late. The material we were taught was similar to sixth grade material. They gave us computers, but they barely knew what they were doing with them. They also only allowed these dinky little drawstring bags that broke immediately. The replaced them, but the bags were still too small for me to have my binder, laptop, charger and book inside without breaking it. The school was not at all thought through. I regret ever believing that this school could give me a superior education, and I deeply regret the year of my life I feel I have wasted at this school. I have now transferred. In my math class alone there are 5 people including me that have transferred from Wright tech. Please do not waste your time at this school like me
I graduated from Wright Tech in 1964. It was the best experience of my life. I went to public schools and was not challenged. My father a engineer realized this and enrolled me at Wright Tech. My scores went from failing to honor. The experience gave me the confidence to do anything I chose. I have never been unemployed and have used the skills and confidence I got from Wright Tech to live a very good life. I am almost 70 years old and still use the skills I gained while attending school there. Anyone with a child with a interest in a trade should strongly consider sending their child to J. M. Wright Technical school. Thanks for a great life, B. Lawrence
As a parent I think Wright is doing the best they can with what they have. Funding is short and enrolment is down but the staff is still trying to give students a trade and a high school education!Go Lightning!