This is a pretty good school and the principal is great and so is the other staff at Jennings
In general, I have not seen a great deal of parental involvement in this school. Moreover, I have been disappointed with administrative functions (make sure you review your child's schedule - they scheduled my child to take a class he/she had already taken).
The teachers are great to work with for the parent who takes the initiative. I would like to see more feedback initiated from the teacher to the parent when issues begin to rise.
My son has ADHD and discipline as well as his work became a problem for him. I was informed of this AFTER my son was failing and not enough time to help pull him out of it. Teachers are a HUGE link with home on behavior/academics, and without knowing what's happening, I'm unable to get his meds changed, etc. The teachers never call you back, and refused to take into account that my sons ADHD could have been controlled much sooner had they informed me much sooner. Bad school, overcrowded, and yes, students misbehave and are disrespectful. Most act wild and crazy with no consequences. Guidance counselor didn't help much when my son was being pushed and shoved and made fun of in the hallways. Can't wait for the School Choice applications to come in. I want him out of there!
I'm extremely disappointed in this school's leadership - principal/teachers. There'll always be a discipline problem with students/young people where there's a lack of accountability. I've attended school concerts and have been appalled at the students' behavior in the presence of the principal, vice-principal and teachers. Academics is of utmost importance but the entire person/student has to be groomed. We teach people how to treat us. Why is the faculty sending a message that it's ok to be disrespected? Why isn't more expected? One faculty member commented on the diverse backgrounds of students. This is the world we live in and teachers should be equipped to close this gap. Parents also aren't accountable. I've seen students(with parents), standing before teachers being disrespectful. No accountability..no future!
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