My 10th grader goes here. There hasn't been one single social function that he has been made aware of, if they even exist. Where are school dances, or after school pep rallies. No one wants to go to the football games because they are "lame". Maybe their sports team would do better with Pep Rallies, it helps build morale in a lot of places. He has substitutes for long periods of time who basically just show movies.. not even related to the subject. You can consider this year of Spanish a waste, because it has been a substitute since the class started.
I have 3 students that have went or are currently going to Hiram and I love it. I love the principal, office staff and most of the teachers. I believe you will always get out of a school what you put into it.
The school is great. There are a few teachers who make it horrible. I have came home and cried before because a teacher gave us a 16 part project and gave us 5 days to do it and one of those days was Easter. That is one teacher who needs to be removed. I am in ninth grade all honors classes.
My daughter will be graduating this year. She is very bright and mature, which I'm grateful for because she frequently complains about the teachers not teaching. I mostly hear about movies they watch (many not related to the class) and parties they have - this is frustrating for her because she actually wants to learn. She took Spanish for 3 years and doesn't know a thing, except her teacher wanted to act more like a teenager rather than teach. The 3 star rating only is made because she did have a minimal few that she absolutely loved and learned a lot from. I must say however, the band program is excellent! Great Director, great parental involvement, and great kids!!
I am a parent of a student in the school. The school has a problem when it comes to bullying. They like to claim a No Place For Hate school, but they really don't care too much in the issue.
I am a parent of a freshman at Hiram High who comes from 3 years of homeschooling, so I do have a different perspective. From a social perspective: my daughter LOVES Hiram High and has made lots of friends (she has not missed one day of school and we're going into the 4th quarter). From an academic perspective: I had my daughter exhaustively tested last year before entering high school and was very pleased with the attention and time they awarded me and my daughter. The teachers are generally responsive when I have needed to intervene regarding her progress or grade(s). The worst time I have had is with her Math teacher and Math tutors. Response is low. Math tutor scheduling changes almost from week to week and we are only sometimes informed (some teachers opt out at last minute?). My daughter is borderline failing Math and that's with the tutoring, so I tend to agree with previous review by student regarding Hiram's Math program (which is a new program that started in the 2009-2010 school year). (also - they have laxed the cell phone/MP3 player rules)
As a freshman, I enjoy Hiram a lot more than middle school. However, the math prgram absolutly sucks. I am a straight A student, and I am struggling to maintain a B average in Math because it is presented in a confusing way that does not leave any room for individual learning styles. I'm in all advanced classes and otherwise find it ok. I do think they should offer Acc. Spanish though, I hate being stuck in a class with kids who don't care.
Im a freshman at hiram and so far i think it's a terrific school, some of their rules could be chnaged though. But other than that it's great. the only thing i hate is coming to school in the morning because it takes forever just to get off the bus because of the long lines.
im a freshman and i hiram and I think it is a terrific school but i think that some of their rules could be changed. other than than everything is great but the only thing i hate is coming in the morning because it takes forever just to get off the bus because of the long lines in the morning.
This school is so lame. I go here. They are always worried about cell phones mp3 and other stuff. They did tear down the freshman academy and try to make the school bigger but they still lame. Did you no they didnt meet AYP!
this school is slowly letting Christ back in to the schools... over the summer the stadium was changed from Hiram Stadium to Christ Central stadium... a local church in Dallas, the school asked the church if they would like to do it and now the church is going to fix up various parts of the stadium... this is going to be an awesome year
I recently graduated from Hiram and I had an experience nothing short of fantastic. While yes, it isn't perfect, it is a public school. Funding leads more towards band and football, but I never truly lacked anything I needed during my high school experience. I was an honors/AP student and had some excellent teachers who really knew what they were talking about and were always available to assist/tutor me when needed. I was involved with the theatre department, which had little money, but a lot of talent!, the Vespidae [yearbook] staff, and also several clubs such as Beta, NHS, and SHS. I would recommend this school to anyone in Paulding County. The administration, for the most part, is fantastic and this is easily the best high school in the county.
For the average student, Hiram is average, I guess. The students are a bit of a rough bunch,but overall it is a safe, but noisy, learning environment. My student is not average, however, and for these students who may be dealing with Asperger's Disorder or learning disabilities, we found it was too intense an environment and the students overall were not accepting nor even courteousl Teachers were not prepared, even in co taught classes, to work with these students. We have since moved to a private school and my student is in a better, more accepting learning environment.
I am a student athleate at hiram high school. This school is fun at TIMES.. But when it comes to freedom and learning its in much need of help. Teachers ability needs to be checked, and how they teach the class. They do not adapt to the student learning styles. They are persistant at teaching a certain way and never improvising to give the students a chance to catch up. Also the school disapline system is awful. They are so worried about tardys, cell phones, and ipods. They completly are oblivious to the fact that drugs and people steal in the locker rooms. And they get away with it. I had money stolen from me and they found the student. But i never was reimburst for what i lost. That was my lunch money. I really think the principal is so fixed on disapline with ignorant stuff.
i have been going through some rough times lately and the counseling and attendence staff have been like family. they have been helpful with my daughters when it comes to my daughter in regards to her school work and homelife i just want to thank them all i couldnt have my daughter in a better school and as for learning my daughter does get and excellent educatin there, at times it is difficult but she does get help from the teachers and she gets along well with the teachers im happy to know that my daughter is in a school that cares about there students.
my child is new to this area and school she is geting excellent education here the only problem is the way the staff allows the students to behave the times i have been to pick up my child early i see children running around on cell phones talking in vulgar language hanging around and leaving school at all times of day i dont know if they have perimission or not but its seems like ten in the morning a car load of students should be in class...for the most part the teachers do seem to be there for the students, my daughter gets along very well with her teachers and learns very well from them ...the office staff has alot to learn about manners especially the front office.
Hiram high is a wonderful school. My child is making amazing grades. Not to mention the wonderful sports program.
Hiram high school is all about the sports. Overall the school is decent and i disagree with it being ugly. I am somewhat satisfyed with this school but wish it could base its priorites on education rather than sports.
High-school is a place for learning, experience, and maturing. Hiram High School is anything but that. From the awkward teacher to student environment. To the sheer ugliness of the school. It's really intolerable. The teachers are not there for the kids and they are not there for the students to have higher-learning. They're there for themselves, money (as odd as it sounds).It's my belief that one should have dedication and passion in one's job. These teachers clearly don't display this. Priorities contribute to a healthy functioning school. It's clear Hiram High has none.
My child is really unhappy at this school. it is highly unorganized and the teachers really do not seem to care. my child has tried to go to tutoring and then the teachers sit there and let the students just help each other. At the orientation i could not find one teacher or even the pricipal i asked who could even tell me what time the first bell rang.no one knew. i ask for teachers to call me and get no response whatsoever. teacher absenteeism is rampant. i feel my child is not getting a good education here.
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