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Beecher City Jr-Sr High School1
Posted March 27, 2014
- a parent
The math cirriculum is the only subject up to par with the rest of the UA in terms of preparing the students for college. The administration is lazy and unwilling to better any aspect about the school. There is no supervision of teachers by the administration so the teachers (with exception of the math program) are also lazy and unmotivated to do anything to help the students. The school board is sorely out of touch with the needs of the students and community. There are very few dual credit classes so the students are forced to take the same classes in college that they take in high school. The parents and other volunteers are rarely utilized as the staff does not want anyone to see their lack of enthusiasm. If you have a choice, do not bring your child into this type of environment. Altamont, Effingham, or Teutopolis offer a much better education.
I went to this school and I saw that someone said that they are tolerant of new students... that's a lie. As a half Hispanic I was picked on tortured and just plain ostracized by the student and most of the staff. They where not at all understanding and in most ways they where patronizing not only to me but to my family. The Beecher City school is not well maintained and personally I would home-school my kids before I would allow them anywhere near this school! The staff doesn't care about the students and the students there are cruel and when you try to stand up for yourself you get ISS or "lunch detention" its sad the school needs to either be closed down or something because it stinks! The curriculum there is substandard and if you ask a question in class you will be publicly humiliated so it was better not to try.
Great quality educators. I think this small town school provides an excellent education with very caring teachers. It is nice to see students so accepting to new students. I think the parent involvement is much higher in this small school.
On a 1 to 10 scale i would give this school a 3. The reason for the three would be the lack of excitement this school has in comparison to Effingham High School or Teutopolis High School or any other school located in the limits of Effingham County. This school also does not offer any music programs to 7th to 12th graders. Also, the school does not offer any college prep classes to my knowledge.