This school is terrible. The administration is rude. Only one assistant principal isn't rude. Most of the teachers can't teach. Some of them let the students make snapchat stories, and play cornhole when they are supposed to be teaching. Also many of the teachers are from out of state. This school definitely caters to athletes, and those whose parents can hatch out the most money. They drug test people they know for a fact aren't on drugs. They claim that it's "random" but they drug test the same people over and over again. They fail to test the athletes they know are on drugs, and it is swept under a rug. The new superintendent seems to be making a difference. He fired one of the main teachers who never taught anything. Almost all work is done on a school issued chrome book, and if you don't have one but you use your phone or own laptop the teachers get mad. Overall this school isn't that great, and I don't see how it gets mostly good reviews.
I attended this high school and enjoyed most of my time there. However, when I entered the real world of education, I discovered that the school did not really prepare me except for a few specific teachers. The school needs to spend more time challenging its students rather than promoting school gossip and create more challenging courses for students. The challenge for students needs to start before junior year with chemistry. They need to challenge their students more from the beginning and don't let them take the easy way out.
I went to this high school, and working in the Admissions Office at a college, I have seen plenty of high schools. Union County is extremely excellent, especially for the area. I feel that the teachers genuinely care about their students, and although the dress code is strict, what high school's dress code isn't? So, I think that dress code is not something to be overly worried about. As for the issues that I have seen in previous reviews, I'm not sure what the issue here with Mr. Donahue was, but as a future teacher and former student of his, I completely disagree with the statement before me. Mr. Donahue is an excellent teacher that actually pushes his students to think outside of the box. His classes are not easy, but you actually learn something in class. Imagine that. Please don't attack him personally.
I've been to a few different high schools, and so far this one is my favorite. The basic classes are easy, but if you go into the more advanced classes or honors programs, it's wonderfully challenging. The sports are limited, football being the most glorified. The band rambunctious, but adequate in both concert and marching instead of one or the other. I think the school is a little too afraid of the religious families, but as they are the majority, they have right to be. It is the only school I've been to so far that has a functioning literary magazine. There are few cliques often labels easily get placed on one group to another, but a person s label generally isn t as obvious as at most other schools. The school itself is nothing special. Like anywhere, if you can find somewhere you belong, you ll probably have a good time.