The administration is unapproachable, frigid, and overwhelmed. The degree of education varies widely from classroom to classroom because, apart from standardized testing, there is no common assessment and professional collaboration is infrequent at best. Teachers have very little support in terms of discipline because the dean's office is (understandably) more concerned with dealing with drugs and weapons on campus. If you are considering teaching or looking for a school for your child, I would recommend South which is at least a little more organized.
Bullying had become the latest buzz word in public schools. North's approach to bullying varies widely depending on the concerns of the parent. Hence, a student who made a rude comment and received a rude comment in return can claim "bullying" if his or her parents are willing to come in and complain.
My son is completing his freshman year at North and he has had an extremely positive experience in all facets (academic, athletic, social) this year. We have to move at the conclusion of the school year and are sick that he will not graduate from THN. The opportunity to get involved in all types of activities and be welcomed into each so completely is hard to find. We know - his next school will be his eighth!
The teachers are great...and the learning capacity is very phenomenal. There are many choices to exceed into...such as Advanced classes, Auto Body, CC courses, Music and Art classes, and more. There is a wide variety of teaching abilities as well, due to the amount of teachers available just to teach the large capacity! If someone I know would come to Terre haute, I would strongly suggest Terre Haute North as an excellent choice.
The new principal is great. She knows how to interact with teenagers to get the best from them. She understands that teenagers have problems and helps them overcome the situation. Most teachers will work with parents and keep them informed. This is especially needed during the teenage years. You need to start giving more freedom along with still making sure they are on the right path. For students that struggle they do not give up on the students.
The teachers really do care. The ROTC program has been wonderful for my son. He was able to have field trips and activities in the class, That he enjoyed. He wants to be in this every year. He struggled before moving here. We moved from Illinois, He hated school, Now he likes to go. He is proud to be a Terre haute North student. The principal seems to have great leadership and really cares about the children that go to North. I only wish we had moved here sooner.