If you have not grown up here all your life and know generations of people your child will not get the benefit of any doubt! They are not used to having gifted kids, they are not helpful, and they will not make any changes to help you no matter what the risks. I would suggested looking somewhere else for a high school if you are new to the area!
We love this school. We moved our kids from a private school to triton schools last year. We love the teachers and athletic departments. The curriculum is what we would expect from a small rural school with teachers willing to teach!
This school is boss and has a great curriculum as well as good teachers with a good sense of who needs help and who needs more work.
I am a former student and current parent and we moved back to the Triton area from Center Grove. I was prepared for college at Purdue and on to Indiana Wesleyan for a Masters Degree. We moved back so that our children can get the same education and community experience that I had. If you think Triton is not where you would like to see it, get involved and let's work together.
triton is a great and fantastic school and is going to new tech next year and i am excited to be a part of it.
I am a current student at Triton Central and I will be graduating in a couple months. I can say nothing say nothing about my experience at Triton but the fact that it was a great experience. People previously wrote reviews and mentioned how Triton is a bad school, doesn't prepare you, and is only a good experience for those involved. Triton is in the bottom 2% for the amount of funding it receives, but still is a 4 star school and constantly ranks in the cream of the crop in attendance, test scores, graduation rating and other comparisons. Triton Central has given me a great experience and a great education.
Having SEVERAL students in all 3 of the Triton schools, I am more that just impress with the education my childern are getting with the lack of funds that are given to the schools from the state. My children are not only learning the 'academic standards' that are outlined by the state, but they are also learning to be loving and caring people. Just like any parent, I have high expectations for my children, but most imporantly I want them to have compassion for others and a strong faith in God and his teachings.
Yes many feel that small schools are better. But Triton is being left behind when you look at the many schools in the area. Certain subjects not being offered for college advancement. Crowded lunchrooms, small older gym, school dating back to the 1960's, and no orchestra program. The softball has a great lack of qualified coaching. Triton has a disinterest in the softball program. One has to wonder why they even have one - they certainly don't try to upgrade their fields, and recruit better coaching. If you are looking to advance your child in the softball program this is not the school for you.
Some might say that a small country school has nothing to offer to students, but they are wrong. As society continues to become more liberal, there is more of an emphasis on the teachers to provide their students with everything needed to be successful. More and more parents are failing to adequately encourage/provide their children with the means to be successful. These same parents are the ones who choose to downgrade the high quality teachers and the administration staff at Triton Central, while the reality is that the parents need to take a close look at the involvement they have in their children's education and make the realization that they need to step it up a notch. I am a succesful graduate of Triton Central along with three other siblings and have no complaints with the school. Active parents instilling hardworking values in their children in my estimation is the key.
As an alumnus, I can truly say Triton Central is a great school. I'm not sure what is meant by the notion that it doesn't prepare students for college. I felt way ahead of my college classmates and went on to graduate Cum Laude from my university's honors college. As for teachers being more interested in the success of 'involved' kids, I think that's simply a reflection of human nature; the kids who are interested in learning are more enjoyable to teach whereas kids who show no interest are much harder to reach out to. I suspect those who have 'no idea why (Triton Central) is a four star school,' or who feel their (or their child's) struggles are the result of uninterested teachers would do well to remember that like most ventures, you get from education what you put into it. TC is a wonderful, friendly school.
I am a former student from Triton. I started in the school system around Middle school and I have to say that the programs were better than IPS, however not up to par with Franklin Central or Ben Davis ect.. This very small town school had pros and cons. Yes I knew everyone, but I didn't have the same opportunities as if I went to the above mentioned schools. The school lacked in technology and I felt I was no where near ready for college. Since it was a small school there were more ways to work the system and fall through the crack. This is where I could have used the push to do better, but it was easy to talk my way into a good grade versus a lousy one. Current students please take my advice work hard, becuase college is not a snap like Triton is.
I had two children in Triton School district for 2 years and loved the time that they were there, until the superintendant decided that they would not accept them no longer as student transfer, trying so hard to get in the district, and still am.
As a former Triton Central graduate, I feel that they do not prepare us for the college level and the expectations that the professors want in college. I was involved in basketball,softball,volleyball and I must admit if you were not 'involved' then the teachers really did not try very hard. If you were a troublemaker they did not try very hard, I would have to say that if you had older siblings that were before you then you were labeled however they were labeled and if not then you laid the groundwork for your younger siblings and everyone is different and the teachers did not give everyone a fair shot.
I am currently a student at Triton Central High School, and I have to say, these reviews scare me. Knowing that i might not be as prepared as other students when i reach a college level is disapointing. The experience I am having now is mediocre, at the most. Teachers seem to help students that they like more than others, and there is no constant grading scale, which i beleive would greatly reduce some arguments between teachers and students. Overall, I would say that Triton isn't by any means great, but it isn't horrible either.
As a former student of Triton Central and a current college student, I think that the academic challenge I faced was below normal to what other students have been faced with. I was just satisfied with my learning, and that was all. With administration there, I felt as though the connection was only with 'involved' students and wasn't an outreach to the rest of the student body. Looking back, I enjoyed my years at Triton. I loved the small town community that it offers, but just wish academic pressures would be at a higher standard.We had great teachers and poor teachers. Extracurricular activities were awesome, parent involvement was down. Safety and disclipine was great. Overall, it was okay.
My husband and I are both graduates of Triton. We diligently searched for a house in this school district so that our children could attend and graduate from here. The school may not be perfect. But, it's close enough to perfect for us. The safe feeling that we have each day knowing that our children are with good people who truly care about them is priceless!
I am a college student who graduated from Triton a few years back. Due to the fact that I was greatly involved with many extra curricular activities, I had a wonderful time as a student. I also loved the fact that I knew almost everyone in the school because of its small size. On the other hand, I felt much further behind in my college classes freshman year than other students, because their high schools prepared them better. I feel that the academic focus could be much stronger. Update the teaching styles, and spend a little extra money to become technologically up to date, and it could be an even better school.
As a former student of Triton, I do believe that it is a good school. It is rated as a four star school because of the academic success that students in my class and the classes above me. Trust me these classes that are at the school now have no initative to succeed the way previous students did. I believe that the school system has begun to get well-qualified teachers into the system, but they have to get them to stay on. It is a typical small town school that needs parent support just like any other school. I feel that no one has the right to complain unless they are in the school office everyday trying to make it better.
I was so impressed with Triton when I was a student, I just had to take my child there! Now that her child will be starting school next year. She moved back for that reason alone! Triton is so wounderful in many ways I always knew it was a 4 star school! I didn't need to see the reports! They are a 'Family' that we're pround to be apart of! Thanks for all that you do!
I am not a parent but a former student. I liked the school for the close knit feeling it had. I enjoyed knowing all the teachers, students and staff, due to the small size. I do however feel like the school is a little behind in many ways. When I graduted I was not as prepared as friends of mine from other local schools.
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