piper high school has a small group of teachers that actually even care if you graduate or not. the administration group is horrible & rarely gives a student a chance to change his/her ways. you don't know what alot of students go through after 2:30! start caring for the student not your pay check. im done.
They've inspired my son to do good work, and set good examples. They promote excellence in every way.
its a wonderful school. I have 3 children whom i switched from private school, and found similar curiculum and school environment. All teachers are very well educated and make the fullest of efforts to teach the children.
My son attended and graduated last year. He became a completely different person - focused, driven and hard working - during his tenure at Piper. I attribute it to strong and dedicated teachers at piper, who give up most of their free time to develop kids into successes - good parenting also plays an equal role here. Thank you Piper!
Schools are what you make it! By the time you reach high school you have attended school for 8 years and should clearly understand the objective of attending high school. Piper may not be the best school but it helps those that help themselves. A student is only as strong and determined as as the environment the student was raised in. My son does fine a piper, and all of his friends seem to performing about the same as he is. No trouble, good grades, honors classes and active in sports
I am responding 2 the comments made on june 8, 2011..You are correct in the terms that Piper is rdy 2 dismiss a troubled student. I should know. I was one back in 86-89.The same exacted thing. My mother was an active parent. Went 2 school several times for meetings.Mr Dupont was my vice dean. He really did try 2 help..but the school did not do much & Mrs.Harris a diff dean who loved 2 hold grudges did what she could to make it even harded for me & others like me. So 6 months b4 graduation I quit.That was after hard work 2 get my grades up & do what was asked.At every turn theres was another block 2 over come. No real help came from the guildance.They only helped & those that were college bound. Funny thing is I started out a preppy girl w/decent grds & ended on the wrong side.I often wonder if in 1986 then didnt bring all the bad kids from ELy,Dillard & other varoius schools if things would be diferent. Those that went 2 piper between 86-89 know what I mean..all of a sudden we had BLoods,Crips,Zulu Nation running around.Those of us that got wrapped in to any bad grp got ignored.Seems that piper havnt changed there pratice much.Tho they did get metal detectors. GO BENGALS!!
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I personally did not think that Piper was encouraging. My son was a high school drop out, because Piper high school gave up on my son. All he needed was encouragement, the school was quick to kick him out of high school. He was in the 12th grade, and he was never left back. It was a disgrace on the part of the school. On the other hand, it was a great experience for my other son, which is a 11 months younger than my other son. He graduated Piper High school with honors. My son that was kicked out, they did not offer him any programs that was beneficial to my son. He should have been in a program that he could do home schooling. It is already too late to suggest this now, however, he went through an online school, which he completed with excellent grades. His grades were transferred from Piper to this online school. I think that Piper leaves you to believe that you do not have any choice, but to allow your child to drop out of school. By the way, this was over 5 and half years ago. my oldest son is almost 25 years of age. I felt that Piper should have had better programs set in place to save young people from having to be kicked out of high school.
The school is what you make it. I personally had a good experience there with classes, teachers, and other peers. I was an A/B student, did JROTC(excellent program!!), and was never threatened. The school also let me take part in Florida's Virtual Program on more than one occasion.
As a former student of Piper I can say the the general education is lacking. I was an AP student and grateful for it! I was threatened numerous times as I believe most students were. I was encouraged by the admin to drop out of school because I didn't agree with the politics surrounding the school (lack of security, favoritism to athletes, teachers unable to speak english..small things really) I was told that I could not use there online program and to find another school to attend or drop out...I was a straight A student, I graduated from a different school but this was the end of my Junior year. My Senior year no one ever even ran for Class President. I mean really such great school spirit! Yeah right...as for everyone commenting on the fabulous education program, why cant you spell? As for security..
I attend Piper high school and I think it is a very good school..The teachers care, some people think that the teacher doesnt care but thats not true the only reason why they probably dont care is because you dont care...When im at piper i feel like im home...it has a warm feeling...easy to make friends there=] ..I love Piper! go bengals=]
This school is sooooo bad my 16 year old dropped out of 10th grade this year! Teachers are disengaged classes are out of control, very little learning going on
I spent the best four years of my life at Piper. The teachers are great and have a real concern for their students learning. The extracurricular programs are also good and there are many different clubs to join. The school pride is unbelievable and I have been told many times by students from other schools that Piper reminds them of a TV school; warm, friendly and united. It was always like a second home to my friends and I. As a college student now I look back on my Piper days and miss it terribly, I am now and forever will be a Piper Bengal!
I have a autisc child who is going into 10th grade he is doing great and i coulnt be more pleased
At first I was afraid of going to Piper because of its infamous reputation, but the years went by fast and I grew to love the school, getting offended when someone insulted PHS. It's a great school with excellent teachers.
As a student here, I can say that there are not enough activiteis for students. Many fellow students are not in clubs because of the lack of veriety in them. If you can get into A.P classes your fine, other then that, both teachers and acedemics are lacking. As far as security...no comment.
Piper is sadly a very bad school to attend. It has a horrible standard of teaching and the environment is exteamly dangerous due to being very overpopulated. If you are going to attend this school then I will highly recommend you not to go here because as a current student I am trying to get out of this school due to it's horrible standards. Please, Please do not go to Piper.
Piper is a great school for academic classes. My son graduated last year with honors and 1 of the top ten percent of his class and is currently attending UF. I have Junior attending Piper now who is also in honor classes. I have no complaints with the education system it is up to the parent and the students to get involve and take advantage of what is being offered to you. The school does look a little nicer since the construction project but still could be updated a little more.
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!
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