My son went for two weeks and I pulled him out. The school is pathetic and I call it a Jr. prison. I don't know too much of the students and the other parents--as far as their socioeconomic backgrounds--, but the staff treat the children with indifference and harshly. It is like they expect for the students to be criminals when they grow up. I had to homeschool my son while I worked from home until I was able to break my lease and move back to Marietta City Schools. I would love to live in Smyrna because it is closer to my office and nicer looking than Marietta. Anyways, parents beware of buying a home or renting in the jurisdiction if you have kids.
My daughter is a IB student. The ONLY reason why CHS is a good school so 'they say' is because of this Program. If CHS did not have the IB Program it will be a train wreck! The principal Dr. Magee is not involved with these kids at all. The kids are constantly fighting, having food fights and bullying other people kids. Not trying to scare anyone. But this school is a joke. IB is holding this school up. Take your kids else where. Trust me if you let your child go here you will regret. Better make sure they are in the IB Program.
I am on my second child going through the IB program here. I couldn't be happier! We have been very please with the strong academics all the way through.
I am a student at CHS and I've herd all the bad things said about this school, none of them are true. I've been going to CHS for 3 years now and the school is amazing. Of course being a high school there are a few fights and those students that want to act out, but that's normal. My favorite thing about the school is the staff. The teachers are very caring and hands on. They stay late or come early for anyone that needs it. The cafeteria workers are very polite and friendly. The custodians are always near by to help you with any mess with a smile in their face. I love this school, and you will too.
CHS has changed a lot since the earlier posts and praises I read here. Unfortunately NOT for the best. IB is of course top notch but everything else is run by out of control students that are able to hi jack the day knowing admin follow up won't be adequate and consequences will be OSS (read: sleep late, no school, excused absence). I feel bad for both the students and faculty who have to live with the nonsense day after day. Too bad the main concern the principal seems to have is to cultivate her image as she climbs the administrative food chain.
My student is a 9th grader in IB, and I am so glad we sent her there! The teachers are amazing--dedicated, caring, and very intelligent--and the students really work well together. Even though she only knew a few kids when she arrived, she now has a number of close friends from a variety of backgrounds. This diversity will help her she spreads her wings and heads out into the world. The principal is nice, but I don't deal with her much; I talk mostly with the IB Program teachers and director, and they are wonderful. I see some kids at the school who don't want to be there or don't make good choices, but that's the same everywhere. I don't worry about the environment in the least, and those are concerned about it should pay a visit and see for themselves. Don't listen to heresay or the one distruntled person; see and hear for yourself!
I have attended Campbell High School for one semester as a sophomore in the IB Program (which is EXCEPTIONAL). I came from a private school, which I had attended for 11 years. I could not ask for anything better than CHS. The principal isn't as bad as everybody makes her look. Dr. Magee truly does try to make the school as great as she can; students and parents complain because they don't like when bad kids are disciplined. At my old school, I was bullied because I didn't have the self esteem to speak up for myself. Here, it's too big for there to be bullies! It's not too big to make friends, though; the only attitude I've gotten from students I've encountered here is a bright, friendly, and inviting attitude, and the same goes for the teachers, who really aren't as bad as they're made out to be. The teachers care when the students care, and the problems start AT HOME with unmotivated students; the teachers are good and keep their classrooms under control when the STUDENTS cooperate, and then, it is an enormously positive learning environment. It's not sugar-coated; students are prepared for the real world. There are flaws, but no school is exempt from flaws. I love it!!
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this school has alot of gangs i had to remove my child out of this school. its just a job for most of these teacher. they really dont care about the student. only if you are a white student
Campbell continues a downward spiral as those that care move their children to private schools or out of the district. I believe the core faculty try to do a good job but they are just worn down by the attitude and completely out of control student body. There are still some great teachers here who are doing their best. The administration and parents need to clean up this school and clean it up fast or the good teachers and students will continue to go elsewhere. I have had children attending Campbell for the last 6 years.
I am a CHS alumni of class of 2010 and all the talk about it being a horrible school is not true and I vehemently disagree with this statement. Just like any other school, it has its downfalls and problems,but if you are looking for a school to nurture your 14+ year old child like a baby then this is not for you. CHS is not a bad school and your kids choices are what gives them their consequences,deal with it. The Graphic arts program is very good and the teacher is exceedingly well if you are mature and self disciplined.She became my second mom and motivated me to keep moving forward and through my artwork I recieved numerous awards and was even contracted by the school to paint some murals. Sure the IB program is hard but it is worth it.Anything that is worth having always involves hardwork and dedication and commitment (like earning the title of US Marine). All in all, if you are looking for a school to spoon feed your teen student then look else where.Don't expect the teachers to do their job and yopur job as a parent awsell.GET INVOLVED!!The only problem I ever had with this school was the volatile mix of ignorant and unself diciplined students,but hey every school has that.
I am now a junior at Campbell High and have been going to this school since freshmen year. I must say that i love this school. The teachers i have come in contact with are every nice & caring. They try to do whatever is best for your student. The homework load can be alot at times but tutoring is always an option. The school motivates students to succeed and even recognize students who do so. Eventhough like every school it has its flaws ; I would reccommend this school to any parent.
I would have to say this is a good school...alot of the education depends on your teacher...and for the drama it is really uneccessary but there will drama everywhere you go and plus the parents are here to experience what the kids do...most parents don't know what kids! Like drugs...just saying
It's an amazing school when it comes to academics, teachers are willing to do loads of things for their students, especially the amazing JROTC program. They have plenty of things for students after school and has very diverse students, however, it's not the cleanest school around. I've seen hundreds of roaches. Over all a great school for anyone to get their education at!
Campbell High School teachers have really stepped up to help students that are in need of extra help. I like it when a teacher takes time to keep me informed of what my student is doing.
I went to Campbell a few years back and i believe it is an outstanding school. It has great academics as well as a chance to excell in anything you want to do. Just because the work is hard doesn't mean its a bad school. It just means when we go to college then we will be more than ready.
I completely agree with the 8/8 post. I am so bless to have the opportunity to transfer my child.
This school is the worst thing that ever happened to my children and THANKFULLY they are offering the right for a child to move out of this school finally. Between homework loads and the horrible teaching ways of this school it's surprising that any students graduate. The math teachers are less than pleasant. I feel bad for all of the students who are not able to transfer out of this school and want to. This school is by far the biggest mistake I made for my children. So much drama there- I've seen far to many kids suffer from getting bullied in that school. It's sad. Our kids deserve more! and finally they're able to get more!
I agree with the post that you should think again about the IB program. My child now has physical and emothional trauma from the homework load. We are talking 5000 word essays HAND WRITTEN. Tests every other day. Teachers that cater to the top 1%. Oh and as for the school iself, the dress code is archaic and discriminatory townards girls.
Campbell is certainly a great place to learn. I am a rising senior in the IB program. I feel that we are getting a world class education, and that no other school in the county could match the rigor of our IB program--98% pass rate, and one of the largest and most successful programs in the nation! Even when it comes to normal classes, Campbell offers a myriad of choices to any student. There are tons of AP course offerings, and our pool of elective classes is huge. Our fine Arts are just like any of those in our county--outstanding! They are all significantly smaller than most, but they still consistently receive awards and accolades for their work. Problems: The campus is ENORMOUS, and it can be hard to switch classes in 7mins, and easy to get lost; Also, the parking driveways are confusing--proper signage is needed inside AND out.
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