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Lawton Chiles High School4
Posted June 22, 2014
- a parent
Chiles High School has a large population which makes it hard to have consistent structure. Dress code violations abound and teacher inconsistency makes it difficult for students to adapt. Some teachers are ridiculously strict and other extremely loose. The office staff doesn't create a warm atmosphere and is somewhat intimidating when you want to interact personally - email and phone calls are better received. The school is achievement driven and sets high academic standards so motivated students will excel if they make good choices and pick the competent teachers. There seem to be lots of cliques (typical of most high schools) and because it is so large, that can make it tough on "new to the area" students.
The School should be held accountable for the many students that act out inappropriately. There are way too many trouble making kids that obvsiously are school for other reasons than to learn. Other committed students suffer as there is too much profanity, contraband and skipping of classes.
Too many spoiled, trouble-making kids are allowed to act out here. It's unfair to the ones who want to do well and actually learn/succeed. I substituted here as a teacher and couldn't believe the horrible behavior that is tolerated. The teacher's grade books were full of entries about the same kids I had problems with acting out constantly. Why are they still in this school?! Put them in alternative high schools and stop them from interfering with the other students' education.
Office staff is unfriendly, intimidating, and uninterested in students (and parents to!). Most teachers are helpful and great w/ communication. I've found that some coaches who are teachers are usually the worst. They are mainly focused on their sport and not on the kids. ESE students receive support, but as a parent, you have to stay on top of things, or they will be overlooked.
I have now had two children who will have gone through Chiles high. I've been extremely pleased with the education, the extracurricular activities, the leadership of the administration and the teacher and coaches. I also have to add the parental involvement is truly amazing. With a relatively new school as Chiles their incredible reputation for college prep has spread throughtout the southeast like wildfire. I also want to commend the parent involvement. This is huge. I've never been part of a school whose parents did and donated so much time and ideas. Keep up the good work. Go Wolves!
Chiles is the best school I have ever attended. I am currently a freshman at Chiles, and I'm very pleased with the school. In the past I've attended six differents schools, none of which amount to the satisfaction Chiles offers. I've only been to one other high school, but Chiles simply outshines the others. There is something for everyone take part in, the teachers are encouraging, and I am proud to be a student. I look forward to the next three years at Chiles.
Chiles is a very well-rounded school. Many of the upper-level teachers are very enthusiastic about their job and are very effective in teaching and making sure the students learn the appropriate material. However, there is a lot of tension between the administration and the students and I would like to see more interest and involvement with the students' futures.