this school is horrible left and right there are people doing drugs and smoking in the bathrooms or skipping class or fighting the teachers and officers there don't care in fact most of the security guards there are friends and joke with the kids who are skipping... most of the teachers are the ones who give you a worksheet and tell you to do it with no explanation as if they were just there to watch us work and then get paid. This high school spends their money on security that doesn't do what they are supposed to and on stuff that the other students just play on like the laptops... BIG mistake over half of the students use the laptops for things other than school work like walking down the halls (skipping) n blasting their music disrupting everyone who wants to learn and again nobody does anything about it. Honestly the only good thing about KHS is the career center.
This is a great school, great classes, great teachers, and just overall great school. There is plenty of police officers at this school contrary to what some are saying. This is also a great school if you don't want to get up early. The night school they have is terrific, and can help you graduate faster if that is right for you.
My son is receiving an excellent education at Kokomo High School. Half of his day is spent in Advanced Placement courses and half in general education classes. He has had a number of outstanding teachers in AP, Honors, and GenEd classes who hold high expectations for their students. They have held him accountable for his own learning, and several have taken the time to contact me when he has not completed assignments, so we can work as a team to push him to achieve to his potential. While my son has been subject to occasional bullying tactics by a few students, the one time he ever felt concerned enough to notify a principal, administrators very quickly and effectively stopped the problem. Discipline has improved significantly this year, and he feels very safe at school. Kokomo High School has been a great choice to prepare my son for college, and I deeply appreciate the efforts of its administrators, teachers, counselors, and staff.
This year (2010-2011) the administrators have really improved things. They have just gotten a new tardy system that has students hurrying to class, trying not to be late. The fight numbers have decrease significantly! There is a lot more security here now too. The only bad thing is some kids really don't want to be there, and this ruins the high school experience for several students. The teachers here are really friendly and cool. I think they are easy to get along with and like to have fun as well. The athletics have really taken a step foward. Overall I think this is a good school with some minor problems, but the improvements made were very successful!
This school has great AP programs. Last years class received over 4 million dollars in scholarships with students attending Harvard, Notre Dame, Yale, and Princeton. The school also has a very rich athletic tradition with many students receiving scholarships in many sports.
In my opinion (and as a student), I find the school an okay academic environment but the students who are forced to be there are the ones who make KHS a terrible place. There's always fights and there are no writing classes or even clubs. I know many of my friends who would gladly take a class for creative writing (or join a club).