I have attended Piper High all 4 years of my high school career and I have a lot to say about it. First off please do not feed into the rumors of Piper being ghetto or dangerous because it's neither of the two. Whatever happened in the past is definitely in the past. I also want to add that Piper is a school that is very community oriented. Most of the freshman students are already acquainted because they went to millennium or westpine together. This is not a school of much pride but we do however have a great band, chorus, and JROTC program. As far as education and teachers go I must say our science department SUCKS ! Last year I had two science class and no teacher in both of them! Everything else is quite well. We also have dual enrollment with FIU ON CAMPUS !!! That's great ! Education wise I say for the most part Piper is great! As far as fun goes it's who you know and what you make out of your time there. There's no bullies and the school is pretty diverse so you can fit in somewhere. Our Brace adviser is awesome. Guidance is pretty cool too. Sports ... eh. AP is really great here too. Now that i'm tying this i'm realizing how great Piper really is lol. Go Bengals ! lol
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.
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!!
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.