Guidance counselor who is in charge of T-Z is absolutely terrible. Lacks interest and commitment in students and seems to lack any motivation for her job. Administration seems to be far more into the money making business than the education one. They prioritize making sure that no fundraiser disrupts the cash flow of their vending machines than helping students. Olympic Heights is the only school in the Boca Raton area that lacks a PhD in the teaching department, which I believe is because they are paid extra. Instead the money that could go towards adequate teachers is going towards more money making electronics which seem to be unsuccessful and a nuisance. Yet there are many positives to this school as well as at least half of the teachers are actually there for the students well-being and truly want the child to pass. The other half are the type of teachers who just give out worksheets and sit on their desks.
Olympic Heights is a great school. My daughter is a freshman enrolled in an Academy, and loves school. She is doing very well with her AP class and all of her other Honors Classes. She is in the Marching Band which is very demanding but she really loves the band. Band may the transition to High School very easy as she knew other students from the mini camp in June, and the full camp in August. The band is wonderful experience. She has learned organization and how to set her priorities while still having lots of fun. The band director is amazing as well as all of her teachers. The administration is excellent and friendly. The diversity of this school reflects real life and only adds to the HS experience. I would recommend this school and their advanced programs to anyone. My only negative comment is that I wish more parents would be involved in the school supporting what their children are participating in.
My son loves this school. The staff are very helpful and accommodating. We are new to the ares but they made us and my son feel welcome. The registration process of my son's intake was swift and efficient. The only one snag is that it took them awhile to get the bus sorted. But I am not going to degrade their outstanding service for a bus. They have excellent programs for children with disability. The specialist teacher is excellent - keeping me abreast of my son's progress and how is settling in his new setting. This school is more that 5 Star!
My son hates the block schedule and I agree. How can you expect a teenager to sit in each class for 2 hours. We all know that it is almost impossible for a teacher to teach straight for 2 hours. Most of the kids get bored therefore putting there heads down. Not enough classwork is given to keep the kids occupied for 2 hours. DO AWAY WITH BLOCK SCHEDULE. New principle has no involvement with students
This school actually deserves less than a star. Everyday I see this school from three points of view. The Regular, Honors and A.P classes. The A.P classes are great, the teachers understand what their teaching, the help the kids move along and the kids who are not up to the challenge are removed from the class, so as not to disrupt the kids that are there to learn. The Honors classes are the same thing. Positive environment and progresssive work, no class clown causing the whole class to stay after school in a detention. The Regular classes are HORRIBLE. I truely advise that if you're a student or a parent of a student that is not above average (which is completely normal, they may not excell academically) please do not send them to this school. The kid will not learn any thing, the students are disruptful and selfish.
This a wonderful school. It is the best kept secret in Boca Raton. The principal and administration are excellent. The school is an "A" rated school. The staff is wonderful and the school is incredibly safe. I know that when I send my son to school he is receiving a quality education in a safe and nurturing environment.
As a current student at Olympic Heights, I would not recommend sending a child there. The tainted reputation has returned as the school dropped a letter grade. As far as the students go, few are on the road to success. Many children are exceedingly disrespectful to not only peers, but staff as well. The administration is often rude and barely helpful when dealing with students. Drugs and fighting are prevalent in the school. Overall, not a good environment.
I am a grandparent of a student at Olympic Heights. My grandchild chose to stay at Olympic Heights even though she was accepted into an academic program at Spanish River. She is a very good student and wanted her academic studies in an atmosphere that was not filled with social status seeking. Olympic Heights seems to be that place, but that is not enough!!!! Why can't Olympic Heights become an 'A' school ? Why is on the brink of dropping to a 'C' ? Somethig has to be done to spark this school forward.
Teachers are very nice, administration is run quite good, and the principal is very involved in everyday affairs. The students there are very good, and the staff makes you fell safe. Dress code is lenient, and that's a good thing, they don't freak out over minimal dress code issues. As far as learning, my FCAT scores have considerably increased since I joined Olympic Heights. I'm currently a sophomore, i cant even explain how great the school spirit is, and every year there are several fundraisers, and blood drives come at least once every 2 months, i strongly recommend Olympic Heights over any of the schools in Boca Raton, FL.
I studies in this school all my four years and I absolutely loved it. This school went from being a very 'low grade' school to being an A school in a matter of one year. The staff is great and the school spirit is incredible. Thae really try to stand out by helping out (raising money for Cancer research) every year. Overall I had a great experience and so did my youger brother who still attends it.
This is the best public high school I have ever been to! OH is a second home to me! I would love to come back and teach here one day!
Olympic Heights is an excellent school for your child. It did have a poor reputation at one point but it has got better over the years. I love olympic heights, im only a freshman and i love it so far. The teachers are very helpful and they really do care about your learning environment. They do take control and will love to see you successful. I would choose Olympic over any school in Palm Beach County. No school can compare, literally. So don't pay attention to the reviews from years ago. Read the recent ones :)
OH is fantastic, I actually can call it my second home now! I am involved with numerous activities and always support my school. The pep rallies home games are alot of fun and I feel that we are the most spirited school in District 10.
I think this is a a beyond 5 star rated school because their is so many great extracurricular activites and so many opportunites you can make here. The guidence department is like your best friend there. They will help you no matter what and the school spirit is susplendous. Everyone is wearing their school motto,sports shirts from the school, having pride, and we have great pep rallys with cheerleading, hip hop team, band and more. We have some of the best sports players here including my brother who ranked 1st in the state out of all schools in tennis and many more people who became successful here.They allow you to use lockers, have a nice drama department, honor society, and the principal is fully dedicated to making our school one of the best. Our school is one of the top five biggest schools in Palm Beach County and more and.....
I'm a Senior at this schoo, I moved here in the second semmester of my Junior year. The school has a friendly environment and grows to be a better school as the year progresses. I moved here from a different country and automatically fell in love with this schools tradition and ability to make a student the best they can be. The teachers really relate to the students on a one-to-one basis. The guidance department isn't the best but they do try their best. I give this school 2 thumbs up for capturing my heart and helping me progress into a better student.
we're an A school now. Because our students are dedicated, the teachers care, and staff support everyone. best school, hands down.
This school is wonderful. My children love thier school. The teachers are great, and my children are getting an excellent education. Tops in Boca because of it's caring, spirit, size, and excellent programs and academics. Best school overall in Boca, in my opinion.
this is not!!! a well coaperated school. i just dont understand why people like it so much, i mean the teachers curse... students get in physical fights and the deans just let them be. this needs to stop .... i say go to west boca community high! there they actually care about your grades and your self presents, and most important they never give up on you!
one of the best schools ive walked into.The teachers and guidance counserlers are the best you can find, the should make more schools like this one
I love this school i have triplets and all three of them are intrested into diffrent areas of studies. The school has all the oppurtunities that a scholl should have and many more things that i didn't have when i was going to school
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