I seroiusly think this school has gotten better than what it was, but on the other hand it still needs some things changed, such as more discpline and better security for the school. It has great extracurriclar activities, such as fcat practice, but sometimes its a real short class. Overall, it needs better security and needs to fix up many other things.
My son just entered Piper High last August as a freshman. I was leery about him going to Piper because it has suffered from a bad reputation in the past. Last year, a new principal, Mrs. Enid Valdez, came on board and she has really made a difference already. My son is having trouble in math and English, yet his entire team has been in contact with me from almost the very first day to help get him on track, offering after and before school tutoring as well as FCAT Saturday sessions. I am extrememly impressed with the principal, her staff and the entire Piper community. We parents who decided to stick with Piper and not send our kids to other schools feel like we have won the lottery. Mrs. Valdez knows that the students come first and that is her mantra. Piper is Broward's Best Kept Secret!
Piper is wonderful. really, a school is what you make it, so you can't always look at a school's stats to see if its for you or not. the crowd you choose affects your learning experience and that can either affect you in a positive or negative way so you must choose wisely. academics are very important. if students want to learn at Piper, they will, because they have that drive and determination to get the job done. not only is academics important, but the school's atmosphere as a whole. Piper has a home feeling to me and i look forward to going there everyday. it has an awesome performing arts and journalism program. this school has many opportunities for the students and the school staff really cares. all of my teachers were amazing and they want for my classmates and i to succeed. Piper High School rocks!!!
I am a current student at Piper High School. I admire our new priciple, Mrs. Veldez. She is improving our school drastically from every perspective. Most of our teachers are professional individuals, ones that a student can look up to. Our school is not perfect, neither is any other school on the face of this earth; but we do strive to do our best, not for any attention, not for what critics say about our school, rather for our own benefit and for our own pride. Thank you very much for your time and i do hope people will have a different view of our school.
Many (not to say all) of the teachers are professionals and great at what they do. It just takes effort from students to make the school what it really should be.
Good academic programs, music, sport & art are all available at this school. Parent involvement could be a little higher, but I dont see a problem the amount of parents involved now.
even though many may put a bad reputation on piper high school, i believe that it is a very good school. like any other school, bad things happen. but these are isolated incidents and should not affect the reputation of the school as a whole.
I think that this is a great school. I have had the pleasure of sending my sons and daughter to this school and they have all graduated with honors and have went on to have successful careers.
School was disorganized and had a high rate of lunch brawls and fights. Classroom was unstructured when teacher was not present. Substitute teachers were horrible. We watched music videos in a few classes.School seemed overpopulated.
Piper is a great school. The teachers and staff are friendly and attentive. The school has been working really hard to bring their grade up from a C to a B. Piper has a great performing Arts and Art program. Every year the school publishes a magazine with students art work and poems. It also has a great Journalism program.
Guidance suggested my daughter, a junior, take 'easy' classes as a senior to improve her GPA, instead of art or career interest. Too crowded!
Good school a little dangerous and dirty but it has a high sucurity and alot of camras and the new principle is really makeing it good.
the kids are rude and violent.the teachers don't really try to help the kids they know are failing and know need a little extra help. they just help the smart kids,the security around the school is poor. they don't do their job. they so busy trying to be friends with the kids,kids are able to just walk off campus when they please,they skip in sit outside on the benches.
School overcrowded, racially imbalanced,unimaginative corriculum, poor acedemic stimulation, scholastically poor, drop out rate far too high, disorganized, security poor, students unsupervised.
My daughter is a 9th grader it appears a student can skip up to 5 clasess per semester without any one questioning there whereabouts no one cares? It is a rough school with constant fighting.
The problem with Piper is that there are too many students and not near enough teachers. Its hard as a student to learn when you have 40 to 50 kids in a class. There is no safety either.
Piper High School has been under much scrutiny these past couple of years. Most would deturmine by the constant negitive attention that the school is bad, period. This is not exactly true however; a students experience in the school entirely depends on his or her classes. For instance, the lower level classes are made up of students with no ambition and misbehave constantly. Because of this it is extremely hard to maintain discipline and thus the 'good' teachers refuse to even step into the classroom. Thus, barely competant teachers given the lowest wages are employed at this level. General classes may not even complete work through half the period. This is totally opposite for the higher level classes. The teachers that instruct AP and Honors classes are, with no exaggeration, some of the best in the state. The students there are almost sheltered and the ciriculum is beyond superior.
My son received a terrible education at this school. Despite the fact that he graduated with an academic reward for his grades, he needed to take remedial classes at the Community College, and can barely pass his classes. Pay the money for a private education. It is worth it.
This is my 10th graders first year at Piper from a private school and I'm very pleased with the helpful staff and teachers.They're available to me when I need them. Security's gotten tighter in 04' and the automated phone call notifying parents of new changes and meetings are especially helpful and make me feel counted as a parent. We all need to do our part and as parents. We need to realize that teachers aren't substitute parents and can't always be accountable for other children's behavior. I'm sure it's hard enough just trying to teach and get through to students on an academic level.It isn't just Piper that's changed for the worse. The world just isn't as innocent as it use to be. We all need to do our part. Remember it takes a village to raise a child.
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