The teachers do not challenge the gifted students and the principal is not approachable and needs to be more open and caring towards parents who have concerns.
My son went here as a freshmen last year. Learning is not a priority. Too many assemblies, pep rallies, programs, field trips allowed!
I attended Osborne High School in 2002-2005. I just want to send a warning to all parents who are considering allwoing their children to attend this school. I had about 2 teachers at this school who really wanted to make a difference in a child's life. The rest just wanted a paycheck. I graduated with a 3.8 GPA because I worked hard. No thanks to the teachers or staff. I spent the entire class periods trying to teach myself while the teachers were dealing with problem children. As a new parent, I felt the need to warn other parents about this school, the staff, and the most especially the fellow students.
Let me say that my daughter graduated in May, 07 with a GPA over 4.0. She was in AP/Honors classes and received the Career Tech and College Prep diplomas because I was an involved parent. Osborne has a great number of caring and dedicated teachers and staff that 'go beyond' the call of 'duty' to help those students that are 'serious' about their education. It is not the school's job to raise our children. It is our job to be 'good parents'and 'role models' to our children. I do agree with the comments on this site that 'unfavorable' things have occurred in the neighborhood and the school has been held responsible. More parents need to be involved and the students need to take advantage of all of the great opportunities at this school. It does take a 'village' to get the youth to their 'destiny' today and everyone's help is needed.
Let me just start by saying that Osborne is a great school. The only thing that is wrong at Osborne is the surrounding community and the lack of parent discipline and control of their children. The only reason that Osoborne has a bad athletics program is because of parents that take there children out of the school because of the false things that they hear about the school. Yes, there are gangs and drug but every school has drugs and gangs, you just here about Ohs' more than any other one's in the area.
I love this school it's definately the best in the area by far. Anyone who is in this area I strongly reccomend you send your kids here. Take this advantage before theres no more room here. All the good kids go here.
My son just started this school year. I must say that so far I am very impressed. The teachers are very helpful, the staff was helpful, the principal even too the time on the day we were enrolling our son to sit down to talk to us about all that the school had to offer. We just got his progress report and he has 'A's' and 'B's'. Parents must get involved with their kids education, it really help.
My child will be withdrawn from this place at the end of the semester. There have been way too many fights at this school on a daily basis and the administration that I have encountered is rude and unfriendly to parents. Why would the parents want to get involved when they are not welcomed nor treated as parents concerned about their children? Much work needs to be done with Public Relations.
Although there are problems with discipline at Osborne, this is often rooted in the homes of the families and the lack of parental involvement in their child's life. That's where it all starts. There are some great teachers here who really do care about the students (sometimes more than parents) and who deliver an excellent education.
Thank you Osborne staff and teachers for all your hard work. My son have been at Osborne for 3 years now and he has never in trouble, Every year he has made the Honor Roll, he enjoys being in the Extracurricular activity he chose. Teachers are strict, which is good. There are tones of extracurricular activities for your child, staff is wonderful, they go the extra mile. They are doing their job. But you know what, I am also doing mine. The school is not there to teach our children how to live, that is the parents job. The school is there for academics. Many parents, sorry to say, want to throw their parenting responsibilities to the school. Those are the ones you always hear complaining. Stop the complaining and get involved. Go to the meetings, volunteer 1 or 2 hours a month. Your child needs to see you are interested.
We love the school.We have found the teachers care about their students and are willing to help whenever possible. There is tutoring available if needed. I think the staff is most helpful when needed and very concerned about each student.The after school activities are great.They have an active FCA program which helps students identify with the positives of life. My daughter loves her school and is proud to be a student there.We give Osborne a very big thankyou,keep up the good work!
Osborne is not a terrible school. It has the same problems as any other high school except its problems are reported in the news and via mouth. A lot of the problems at osborne stem from non-parental involvement! stop contributing to the problem and helping with the solution!
We have had two sons attend Osborne. Definately a below average learning environment. However, the teachers are making progress with improvements in academics and facilities.
Parental involvement is not welcome. Regardless of new buildings on campus, the safety of this building and the inability of the teachers to teach due to constantly having to deal with discipline makes this a horrible high school. Take advantage of No Child Left Behind or move out of this district if you want a quality education and athletic program for your child!
The Quality of this school is great! I think all the after school activities have improved. The construction of new buildings and of new class rooms is great. All the teachers have a great vision, and your kid will be very proud to attend this school! There are rumors that it's a bad school, but it really isn't. To all the parents who say the school is bad, it's only because they do not realize that is their kids behavior that does not let them improve. They should become more involved with their kids and try to understand them, young people are not the same nowdays. The school is great.
Osborne should be avoided if you care about the education of your child. The organization is substandard and unorganized. The school does not have concrete direction. If your child must attend Osborne, my suggestion is to contact your all of your child s teacher, stay very involved.
This is not a good school at all. The principal seems to not have any passion and it just keeps going down hill from here.
This school does not prepare you for the real world or college at all. The only redeeming quality is a handful of teachers who truly care and great afterschool activities.
My Daughter is in the 9th grade at this school. Her band and basketball keeps her after school everyday. I met the new Principal last spring, he seems to have a great vision for Osborne and to be strong leader. My child has been 'A' student all her life and most of her classes are challenging enough.
This is not a very good school. There is no discipline and no parental involvement
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