August 17, 2015
In spite of the adequate academic standards, the social environment was absolutely horrid. Bullying is a rampant problem, and when one would report any occurrences to a teacher, they would promise to do something about it. However, the teacher in question did nothing about it the majority of the time. Additionally, the teachers and administration members tend to handle situations very poorly. For example, when I was in 7th Grade, one student was misbehaving at the lunch table. Meanwhile, some of those at his table began chanting "Write up, write up!" Instead of punishing those who were specifically involved, the ENTIRE GRADE was forced into a state of detention during half of lunch. When I informed one of the administrators that my friends and I were not involved, she responded "Well, you are guilty by association with them." That move was rather unfair and uncalled for. After all, punishing everyone based on association is considered collective punishment, which is a violation of the Geneva Conference. Also, the administration is unable to handle the treasury of the school. For example, a rather opulent family donated 1 million dollars for the management of the school. One year later, the school was back in a state of financial insolvency. In all seriousness, the social environment is outright toxic and horrifyingly unfriendly, the teachers have no back bone due to their inability to stop the rampant bullying in the school, and the administration is absolutely incompetent for their inability to maintain an adequate monetary state. I do not recommend Peoria Academy to anyone at all!
- submitted by a community member