I have three children who happily graduated from Trumbull HIgh School. Each one said that their Senior Year in High School was the best year of their lives... Of course, this is from 2006 - 2010. Each of my children have excelled in college as well as socially and professionally in any job they take on. Trumbull has had a positive impact on the important development of their identity, their own feelings of safety in social settings, and in developing the necessary skills to go on to college as successful students. What more can I say, Trumbull HIgh School to me, is the best!
This school is terrible. My son was in Algebra I math class last year. He was told by his teacher, if he got an A average in the class and nothing less than an A- on each of the tests, then he would be in the honors Algebra II class. He did his part, he worked very hard, studied and got the A's. He had checked back in with the head of the math department half way through the year, and they confirmed he would be in the honors Algebra II class if he kept up his grades through year end. The school broke their promise. They told him the honors class was full after he got his final grade of an A (and all A- or above on tests throughout the year). My son worked hard, getting A's all through the year. Trumbull High School math department has an obligation to put him in the Honors Algebra II, but they made excuses. instead they then told him he would have to take yet ANOTHER test, and if he got an A on that..... This also effected his honors chemistry class he was registered in, his science teacher put him in honors chemistry, but the Trumbull school pulled him saying he had to be registered in honors Algebra II. THIS SCHOOL IS TERRIBLE.
I can't tell you how much i love trumbull high. Every single school is going to have it's flaws, and we're blessed that the flaws we do have are so minor.
The school is rated "Great" according to its CAPT scores! That explains why the administration of the High School as well as the Board of Education do their best to ignore the myriad of serious issues the school faces. Anyone who has not sipped the Kool Aid knows that THS is mediocre at best for anyone other than the top 30 or so students per grade. The curriculum is not available to the public--why?, the faculty is inconsistent (except for those teaching the AP courses) in their overall quality and their professionalism, the facilities are poor given the amount of taxes the town collects, the sports programs are pay-to-play and the funds are so unevenly distributed as to discourage a critical-thinking student's participation, and the town politics regarding education are embarrassing to any of those people who are "life-long learners" or "critical thinkers", which THS purports to create. Recommendation: All new THS administration (and BOE for that matter) replace about 1/2 of the teachers, and write a curriculum that reaches beyond the meager goals of high CAPT scores and a handful of highly-ranked college/university acceptances per year. THS earns, at best, a C-.
I am the parent of two boys at trumbull high. I am thrilled with the education, courses available and the sports program.
I am currently a senior at the school and although the school has many flaws, i wouldn't be the person i am without haveing atteneded this school.
I graduated last year and honestly it's a great school for academics. like ANY OTHER high school it's not perfect and teachers in any high school will play favoritism, if you pay attention and go to class you will learn a lot and there are some fantastic teachers at THS as well. And to the freshman student, you still have three years left things will change A LOT..trust me on that.
While the physicality of the school might not be up to date like Staples or other public schools, Trumbull High School has great teachers. I feel as if I was challenged more in high school than I am in college. Yes I'm being challenged more in college in terms of knowledge but my teachers in high school gave me the knowledge I needed plus real life advice and in particular cases, added wisdom to life.
This school is a horrible school and I encourage all of those wanting to go to this school to reconsider. I am a Freshman student at THS and scored a 1200 on my SATs this year. This school has done nothing to encourage me academically and discouraged me from succeeding. I am in all honors classes and I can personally say that the teachers are horrible. The play favorites too often and the tests are designed for one not to succeed. They also do not caare about the individual only how high the group can score on the CAPT test.
Trumbull High is a good school academically, however, as a student from THS, that is the only thing that is good about the school. The students don't even have school spirit. We had to cancel our homecoming dance because we couldn't get enough people to go. Most of the students smoke, in or out of school. When it rains the ceilings often leak, and janitors have to wheel trashcans into the middle of the hallway to catch the raindrops. Once I saw a piece of the ceiling that actually came apart and fell down.
Trumbull High School is a good school. The music program is one of the best in the country. My daughter was in the band for her first two years. Violence is at a minimum, but culture acceptance as you can see first hand, from one of the previous parents is not. Trumbull needs to move forward and start accepting diversity. This is indeed a huge problem that needs to be recognized. And again, it comes from parents like that. Jersey should have done their research before they invested in a measley $11,000 a year. They should move to Darien, where I moved from. The taxes will be a heck of a lot more, but you won't have issues with lower level students being bussed from other towns. (as they stated) I'm sure that they received a better education from Joysee. Perhaps Trenton??
THS, like any school has strong and weak points; however, for students who seek academic excellence, it is available. Trumbull HS has an excellent selection of AP and Honors classes for those who are willing to put in the work. Like all schools, there are many excellent teachers and some who are less than excellent. Extracurricular activities include numerous sports, clubs, music, etc. Students, however, must take initiative in order to take advantage of the opportunities. Some of the outstanding opportunities at THS include working on the THS nationally-recognized yearbook, participation in the nationally-recognized 'We the People' team, participation in the excellent choir (two years in a row at Carnegie Hall) and marching band (award winning), a wonderful selection of sports teams, and other activities, too numerous to mention. Students who don't take advantage of at least some of these opportunities have truly missed out in maximizing their high school experience.
I hate to say but Im also very disappointed. Having moved to CT from NJ I expected alot more.Im considering pulling my children out and sending them to private schools.They are miserable there.Its too crowded due to children being bussed in from towns of lower means,which I find very disturbing since I pay over 11,000.00 a year in property taxes one would think the town would have a better high school. It cant compare by far to the school they went to in NJ where EVERY student had their own laptop.(yes a public school ,and I paid lower taxes)Here they cant even keep mouses on the computers without them getting stolen.Im very dissapointed and wished I had moved elsewhere in Fairfield county. I have to agree with the other parent about the teachers.Ive had 2 similar experiences.
i feel this school is much of a disappointment to me, my child puts much effort into her work and these teachers (not saying all of them) are using much favoritism on most of the work, i check my childs work each and ever day and if this is how it is id rather pay good money for teachers to help my child not humor them.
This is a great school. There are a lot of activities for kids to do. They also have a very good education program.
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