Unfortunately my kids have had to move 3 times in 4 years and this is honestly the worst hs by far.
The discipline policy's are insane. My daughter is dual enrolled and I needed to pick her up early to go to her professors office hours one day. She was unallpwed to return to school. Apparently you can only return with a doctor's note or a court order. A visit to your college professor does not allow your child to return to school.
The guidance department is terrible. The kids are afraid to go and hassled every time. They are not helpful and act as if the kids are a disgusting bother. When you go to enroll, you will quickly see the rudeness in guidance. The arts department is terrible. While the chorus is very talented, the director is a horrid narcissist. The kids are in choir 2x as much as any other course including academics. This man also has them after school and will not even allow them to miss for a job. He can add practices and/or concerts and the children are required to attend or their grade will be impacted. The woman in charge of drama is an english teacher who has no background whatsoever in drama and it is clear. She is a mom of a student who she casts as the star of the play and appointed the president of the drama club. The remainder of the leads after her daughter go to her daughters best friends.
Every club or sport has your child out on the streets hitting up every business in town for a minimum of 200 dollars in donations... many clubs a a lot more. The businesses have had it and let your child know.
I have never been so dissatisfied with education. The security officers, janitors, and even the new principal are really good people who are happy in their jobs. I hope and pray she changes the faculty to value and want to help these teens. Thank God for dual enrollment.
Communication is severely lacking except from a few teachers, in our experience, so it's difficult to tell whether instruction is effective. Mass testing is not an indicator of teaching effectiveness. Being able to discuss course content at the supper table is. My kids are not often able to do more than recite rote facts they were fed during class. Context is lacking utterly.
Administration is absurd - quick to issue punishment, slow to recognize and correct problems, even slower to recognize good behavior and achievement other than on EOCs. They make it quite clear to parents that they are NOT a partner in their kids' education. There's even a new campaign posted to Facebook to get parents to take action, so I know I'm not the only one who feels this way... Very frustrating to try to keep my kids motivated to do well when they're only told they don't.
The biggest problem with this school is that the school does not recognize a good student when it has one. my son has been in the school system since kindergarten, and has been on a path to graduate high school with a 2 year college degree since 6th grade. he did it! Only one in his class to do so.wants to go on to become a electrical engineer. He was not even invited to scholarship night? school ranking of 120? weighted GPA 5.8? this school system is really messed up! it only works if you take the easy classes so you can have a normal 4.0, do not study too hard or you will not get any scholarships!
Jensen beach high school students are not bad, the problem are the teachers and deans. Teachers are meant to help you motivate you to do something not to bring you down and embarrass you in front of others when you have done something wrong. The school looks really well coming but that's the look to get students.
Yes there are some good thing about these school, there welcoming and SOME teachers are willing to help out with what you need.The kids will welcome you and no one will be left alone as far as I know. Deans will not give a thought about suspending or expel you or give you detention, They never try to remember teachers are just human after all HUMAN'S ARE NOT ALWAYS RIGHT.
Jensen Beach High School exceeds any and all expectations I had as a parent. Yes, there are very strict dress codes and codes of conduct, a school this large wouldn't be rated in the top 2000 schools in the US if it didn't! My kids are excelling academically as well as socially! Can't praise this school enough!
this is school is one of the best schools in the united states. all the teachers are dedicated loyal want the best for each and every students, give 110 % of their time and money and devotion. the students outrank kids all over the united states. they all goes on to higher learning. all parents are involved and care and give. the best school ever. a neighbor.