This school is full of wild and rude kids. they do nothing about bullying and violence. Dont sent your kid here if you gotta choice
This school is honestly a very good one, it provides wonderful classes that challenge their students, a variety of diplomas, a great athletic and performing arts program. However, this school is so large and it is extremely " cliquey". Some students are friendly but there are a lot of just really rude students that make the experience un-enjoyable. I wouldn't suggest sending someone to this school especially if they are emotionally fragile. If you kid is super popular and great with people then sure they'll do just fine.
Many, many opportunities at NCHS. Husband graduated in the 80s, children graduated in the 90s, and currently have a senior attending. Excellent academic programs, superior performing arts. The sports program, however, leaves MUCH to be desired. If your child excels academically or in performing arts, this is a wonderful community for him/her. If your child ALSO excels in any sport other than soccer, you might consider a travel club rather than him or her playing for the high school. Your child can have it all - if you are willing to pursue it for him/her!
A very overrated school. It takes itself much too seriously. It is arrogant in its treatment of students and parents. It has lived off its high rating in Newsweek for much too long. Sure it has a great performing arts program but the emphasis and praise is always on the high achievers. For the average student I really question the quality of the education. In many ways it is saved by having the John Everett Light school next door. I will be very glad when my child graduates out of the place.
For some, this school will be great. The amount of different and unique classes offered IS amazing and I loved taking jewelry. Most of the teachers are great but there are, like other schools, incredibly awful ones. My big complaint is the size. There are students who will love going to a school this large and will thrive on in but I personally hate it. Individual attention is lacking, and there is no personal relationship with your counselor. There aren't many opportunities for the shy students to speak up as large classes can be intimidating. I personally believe the middle of the pack can get lost in the eyes of the teachers and administration, most of their praise goes to the few IB students ordisdain the low scorers. Many classes are taught to the AP test and the teachers sometimes lack in creativity because of it. I wish I liked NC more, I really do but it's just not for me. Not to mention the school hours suck, but I guess there isn't much control over that.
I am a graduate of North Central High School and I wouldn't have want to go anywhere else. It offers almost any class or extra curricular a child would want to be involved in. The teachers are very helpful. The school excels in athletics as well as performing arts. I participated in both and student government. I think there's a place for everyone at North Central. If you do not believe me google it. I think you will agree with me.
My daughter attended private school from K-8. We always thought we would send her to private high school, but investigated N. Central as well as private high schools. To our surprise,no private school could be N. Central's academic opportunities- AP, IB, ACP classes. Also, our daughter is in the Symphony Orchestra (state champions 2009 and many other years!). No one can compare to N. Central when it comes to performing arts. Our daughter is a sophomore now, and has thrived in the challenging, diverse atmosphere- we are very happy with our choice. Any reservations we had about the size of the school have long faded away.
Because it offered the best in many disciplines from math to foreign language, to drama and music but still put its all in sports and alternative ed
I am a alumni of NC. And it was a lovely school, I came from a private school and the school was on the same level as I was on which was a above and beyond any other school. The student body was large but i have lost of memeories at GREAT NORTH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL.
This is a horrible school. It caters to the rich and leaves out poor or less fortunate students, even though it is a public school. It thinks that it is a private school.
I love this school. My kids learn so much at north central and they offer so much.
we are a new family to NC and our student transferred from a very small, private high school. everyone from the students, to the teachers, to the faculty, to the staff has been incredible. we have yet to have a bad experience and are overwhelmed with the opportunities available to our child. we would recommend NC to anyone!
I am also an alum of NC and went on to Purdue, a master's program and finishing my Ph.D. this year. I feel that many of NC's problems would be characteristic of any large public high school, simply because of the sheer numbers of students. The academic preparation was first-class. I discovered I was more prepared than many of my classmates in college and the standards of discipline I got from orchestra planted the seeds of academic achievement for me for years to come. The best public school education in the state of Indiana, without a doubt.
best school on earth higher education great teachers If you want your child to succeed and have the best education, I reccomend North Central, you won't regret it.
I attended North Central H.S. from grades 10-12 North Central gave me all essentials to what i needed in my adult life offering college level coarse to graduating with a vocational career degree, lic etc.
i am a student at north central high school and personally i don't care for the school very much. Yes the academics are great!...but the school has a lot of discipline problems. There are a lot of fights that arent broken up until its to late. i feel they should try other discipline techniques besides expulsion. Thats the only reason nc looks like such a nice school. They just kick out all of the troubled kids instead of trying to help them
I believe that NC is a great school mainly because it has such a diversity. You can find almost every and any ethnicity and religion in the school. The teachers really do care about you oppose to other school. The students there are great and the campus is gorgeous. I was once a student at NC, but unfortunately I had to move and an no longer a Panther.
I am an alum of North Central and I loved my experience there. I wasn't the best student, but I learned a lot going there, from both students of diverse backgrounds and the unique teacher curriculum. I believe that NC has the best extracurricular opportunities in the state of Indiana. From Tennis to Spell bowl or Spanish Honor Society to Key Club. Maybe even Counterpoints (Show Choir)to even the school newspaper, softball team, speech team, science olympiad, hockey the list goes on and the school's got flair. I felt fully prepared for college curriculum and thanks to NC and the J. Everett Light Center for helping me understand both my collegiate majors, Radio/TV production and Spanish. I was able to take AP Spanish 9/10 and Radio/TV at JEL. The opportunities are endless and they all are at your fingertips at North Central High School....home of the panthers. ~Dawn Rodney, graduate of
Quality of academic programs is fantastic. Wide range of extracurricular activities and college prep classes. Though there is a huge 'be the best you can be academically and business wise'...Not a lot of 'moral' push.
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