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9-12 & Ungraded
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Junction City, KS
Students enrolled: 1,742

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900 North Eisenhower
Junction City, KS 66441

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(785) 717-4200
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October 14, 2014
My son goes to the freshman success academy! Let me just say his teacher's are awesome! I was so scared that he would not fit in ext. He loves the football program and the teachers that surround him! I really have nothing bad to say about this school! His teacher's are on top of everything and great communication! We are a military family and my son has great grades more outgoing and loves school!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

September 11, 2014
There are some wonderful teachers. We had only problems with two teachers. Leadership is not very helpful to student problems.

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September 04, 2014
I am a parent of several children who have graduated from the Junction City Senior High School. My husband and I have been very pleased with their education. They were all very involved in activities such as musicals, show choirs, sports, etc. They were fortunate to have experienced such a diverse population at the High School. Students of many different nationalities and cultures attend here because of Ft. Riley, a military post. My children are well rounded and successful people in part due to their experience at this HS. It prepared them for the World. My son just graduated this past May. Many of his friends are those whose parents are in the Military. We feel that these are life long friends for him. These young people have come in to our home and hung out with us and we feel very close to them as well. The Military Families have been a real asset to this community and to our family. Another asset is the Football Program at the Junction City High School. It has provided many young people a sense of belonging. The coaching staff is very supportive. Good values are emphasized and encouraged. Junction City schools are in general great! The High School is no exception.

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2014
Junction city high school preschool lab class is top notch. My son attended a full year the preschool lab class.

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March 31, 2014
I'm in my second year at JCHS, and I must say there is ALOT to say about it. Teachers favor the student's that wish to work. If you come in and sleep they will not put that much effort into you. There is alot that can be improved. It has many clubs, many chances for you to get involved. The classes are not good. The way they have ti set up makes no sense, plus you can easily glitch through the system and get in classes you're not suppose to be in. "Required voluntary service hours" You heard me, They are REQUIRED, but they're suppose to be VOLUNTARY. Each student must get 34 of these hours by their final year at this school. I do not think this school is a good one. I've gotten into clubs and everything, but the school just asks way to much form its students. They expect us to plan out our whole life in 2-3 weeks. Every year they make you RE-PLAN it all, then ask if you're sure. One teacher might support you, then the next one will tell you it's terrible, tearing down your spirits and hopes about your future. The students are friendly and loving, most of the time. Other than the amount of clubs and sorta nice students this school as nothing going for it.

- submitted by a student

January 22, 2014
We are a military family and have been at Ft Riley for about 10 months. My daughter is a 9th grader at the Freshman Success Academy. She has always been an Honor Roll Student and still is. My complaint with this school is how discriminating they are towards military children when it comes to sports. If you are not from small town JC then you can forget about getting a fair shot on the girls basketball team, no matter how good you are trained or play. I am not some bitter parent whose child did not make the team. My daughter did make the team and she's a starter. My problem with this basketball program is 1) the coaching and 2) instead of stacking their teams with the best players, they stick to "their own" meaning the JC hometown girls regardless if they are good ball players. If you are looking for a quality girls basketball program that is going to help groom your daughter for possible college scholarships, look else where. For any parent whose daughter is passionate about basketball like mine is, and you're a military family, good luck at this school!

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August 24, 2013
My son is just starting his sophomore year and first year at JCHS, but as far as I know the school seems to be caring. This year I didn't have to remind the IEP program manager of my sons IEP. The school has a policy from USD 475 of no tolerance of bullying. This is big on my mind, due to my son having ADHD. So far so good.

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August 10, 2013
This school is great. Not only is it diverse but offers a wide range of classes for kids of all different interests. Like any schools there are some teachers who are less than preferable, however overall the teachers are hands on and extra helpful. They're working on going paperless and getting each student a tablet and the addition of the Freshman Success Academy has allowed the Freshman class to accommodate to the policy and ways of the high school before entering the bigger campus. The sports programs are very favorable as well allowing many opportunities to grow and flourish as an athlete as well as helping many get recruited for college. Great for military families as the culture is diverse and they have a Military child support group where military children can get together and engage in fun and unique activities that help them cope with the constant change and stress of being military affiliated. Overall a well rounded and well diverse school. Any child can take anything from it!

- submitted by a student

June 28, 2012
After attending this school for all four years of high school, I would recommend it for sure. I enjoyed going to school at JCHS and felt quite prepared to attend KSU, where I just graduated from in May. I still talk to most of my teachers on a regular basis, because they care so much about our success in the real world. After attending JCHS, I made amazing ties with military students and families. Military kids were welcomed into the school, and we became great friends. It was a much better and welcoming atmosphere than in Manhattan, where you are only welcomed if you come from money or are a high ranking officer. Proud to be a Blue Jay!

- submitted by a community member

May 09, 2012
If you are military and coming to Fort Riley, avoid this school. Live in one of the other communities, Wakefiled, Chapman or Abilene. School has no respect or time for military children. They continuosly target the military children as "Army Brats". My son was a "trouble student" when he was trying to turn his life around the Administration had already written him off and followed his every move on camera. If he reached in his pocket it was automatically assumed it was to grab something that was not allowed in the school, and there fore suspended. After talking with the Superintendant of the district the Administration found more wrong with my son and finally bullied him out of this school. Teachers have no power to talk with the administration, I sat in class one day and observed a student sleeping through the class, the teacher informed me he does it every day he is there. I would not recommend this school to anyone. Unfortunately if you are stationed here you dont have much of a choice if you live on Post.

- submitted by a parent
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May 31, 2009
Military children take a loss when it comes to education due to PCS moves. Our eldest had to acquire 3 1/2 credits, since the school did not have the subjects our daughter had taken overseas. Basically the school counselor informed us, it was like she never took the courses. Our three children graduated from JCHS. Not all the teachers are helpful when it comes to education. I attended some of our childrens classes, so that I would be able to assist them with their school work. The teacher has really no control over the students. School seemed more like a hangout spot, like going to the movies. The t-shirt clad civilians/security that walked around in the halls were more interested in the younger female students, and were seen joking around with the students. Alot of resources were required in order to help our children get the education that needed to graduate.

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May 03, 2008
This is my first and also last year at JCHS. Due to my stepdad being in the military, we have to relocate this summer. I agree that extacurricular activities are plentiful. JCHS Bluejay Marching Band is one of the best in the state, with one of the best directors, TJ Taylor. Im proud to say that JCHS has a diverse range of ethnicities, thanks to nearby Fort Riley. There is an AP/pre AP/Honors class for almost every class. Counselors at this school at very friendly and helpful. Leadership throughout the student body is encouraged, starting with leadershup of oneself, since one cannot lead others if one cannot lead themselves. The con this school has in my opinion, is the rather 'weird' lunch schedules and rules, and too many people for not enough space. The freshman class of 2008/2009 is being moved to a seperate building which could also raise potential problems.

- submitted by a student

July 05, 2007
JCHS is a quality school if you get involved. The extracurricular activities are outstanding and there are a wide variety of sports available. Teachers are willing to help students one on one if the student shows that they are also willing. Parents rarely are involved in the school, but this helps the student for college where parents have virtually no academic involvement. The technology department is one of the best in the state. The drafting courses in particular are exceptional. As a student entering the architectural field the courses offered in this department have given me a step up on the ever increasing competition.

- submitted by a student

July 11, 2006
My teens are students at JCHS. One encountered a teacher that was very negative and favored students BUT after I met with the 9th grade principal, the teacher was made aware the behavior was not acceptable and did not continue that behavior in my student's class. JCHS provides several extra-curricular activities including sports, academic teams, and clubs, although it is up to the student to sign up for and attend meetings. JCHS provides assistance to students if they need help with certain subjects. Again, it is up to your student to solicit help. JCHS teachers helped my daughter in Math and she passed Algebra I and is looking forward to Geometry!! She did not pass communications and had to take summer school, but the summer school teacher helped her so much that she passed with a B and with his encouragement, she is taking Novice Debate this coming school year.

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March 27, 2006
Our two daughters attended JCHS (one for 4 years and one for 2 years). They both graduated with honors & scholarships. JCHS has one of the top marching bands in Kansas. JCHS is one of 25 high schools in the nation to receive awards for their new academy programs. Their drama dept. puts on top notch productions. Our daughters received help/support from any teacher they asked. The student body is racially diverse, which our children saw as beneficial. We have a JROTC program which consistently wins honors in competitions. They have AP programs and well as college credit courses. Our children were very well prepared for college and received high ACT scores. The local community is very supportive of school activities, parades, games. We are in the military and felt at home in this school. Our son regrets he will not be able to finish here due to our summer move.

- submitted by a parent

February 14, 2006
This is one of the worst schools in Kansas. Teachers also favor students and it is very obvious. The principal has no leadership and is rarely seem by anyone. The school has 'academies' which serve no real purpose. Students may be part of the Business academy and take all science realted classes. So the academies are not really needed.

- submitted by a student

February 04, 2006
Im in my second year as a current student of junction city high school and I would have to say that yes the extracurricular activites are pletiful, however there just aren't as many Ap or advanced classes available for students such as myself who would like to be challenged, but more so I think that there just is not much of a variety of classes what so ever. Last but not least I believe that the negative mentality of the students as well as the teachers need vast improvement.

- submitted by a student

October 20, 2005
The school is not challenging and is basically not geared for the military child coming in from other districts with different requirements. There is a lot of differential treatment also. No leadership whatsoever!

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2004
School does not provide challenging courses. Doesn't prepare the students for college.

- submitted by a student
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Junction City Sr High School
900 North Eisenhower, Junction City, KS  66441
(785) 717-4200
Last modified Junction City Sr High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Junction City Sr High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top