I am a current student of Connor High, I've been to many many schools but The Connor and Boone county school district has been my very favorite. The teachers truly do care about the students. Many give up some of their precious time to stay after and help tutor the students who need help. Many give up time they could use to spend with their families and chose to spend it with the students. Some claim the food isn't healthy but they do serve salads and a huge array of fresh vegetables and fruits. I honestly can not tell you how great this school is. They have a ton of classes ranging from Forensic science to diesel mechanics to photography and film studies. They have great after school programs such as football,wrestling archery and cheerleading. And amazing clubs such as FFA, FBLA, FTA ,and art club. They offer honor classes and AP classes which earn you collage credit. They offer internship opportunities and dual enrollment opportunities. Sure some teachers aren't the best but I don't think you will ever find a school where all the teachers are 100% perfect. With a delightful principle that is nice but can get strict when needed. An amazing awesome and friendly nurse who cares. There is even a state of the art football field where almost the entire school gathers on Friday nights to cheer on their amazing football team. Honestly there is so much to do and learn in life and Connor High school is an amazing place for anyone to really spread their wings and see what's out there.
This school is terrible the food is so fat for children. The teachers don't even care for the students. Some teachers teach the subject and don't go into depth. Im doing the best to my abilities but the teachers seems not to care. Ill admit a few teachers were great but the rest are horrible! I am a conner student and think this school is horrible I can't even tell you. This school really needs to be reinovated because ceilings have brown spots and cracks. Many other things come to mind like the desk through my freshman year 10 desks broke they have profanity on them and vulgar things on it. I'd like to see this school be reinovated by the time my little brother goes to this highschool.
As a graduate of Conner, I feel that it is an adequate public school. There are several excellent teachers who challenge students to succeed. However there are also a significant number of largely apathetic and under-qualified teachers as well. If you schedule wisely you have the opportunity to have a very nice education, especially since they offer a large number of AP classes. However, I feel that even the most challenging classes at Conner did not prepare me for a top-tier private university, although I was able to adjust eventually. Outside of academics, many of the extra-curriculars are very good. The administration is very poor and far removed from parent and student concerns.
So far I am not impressed with the staff at all.... They have one opinion and that is it. Not willing to listen to parent or student. Principal needs to step up and realize these are young people he is dealing with and still in the learning mode. Some kids are slower than others so when they encounter a situation they should try and do a little research with the parent / guardian to find out a little about the student instead of tuning everyone out. I realize Conner has a large student population and is a big responsibility all the more reason the staff needs to be level headed and open their ears. Try some understanding instead of yelling... ask a few questions and listen instead of implying the student is a liar. Not a good impression for a first time student with learning difficulties. Really kind of sad!
Keep your distance if you have a child with low test scores, or has difficulties in reading comprehension. There are some staff members at this school that bully their way around meetings and have a "my way or the highway" attitude. They are unwilling to listen to a parents point of view when it concerns the education of their child. They are unwilling to work with the parent to find a compromise that is good for everyone involved.
This school is ok i guess, most of the classes aren't challenging even in the honors classes. Some teachers really work hard and try to help you succeed, but other teachers and faculty members are more of a bother, constantly looking down on as if your a nascence to them, which i feel is highly inappropriate. With all the construction going on at the moment its very hard to focus on learning in such an inappropriate learning environment. They tell us it wont effect us but if constant hammering and drilling doesn't then i don't know what does. Over all i feel its a very nice school, it has great potential, its just needs some weeding of particular staff members and a little motivation and i think it can be a great school, well greater than it is now
My son struggles in school and teachers through the years do not know how to teach and get through to him but all the teachers and staff at CHS have went above and beyond for him!! They have helped him so much to come so far!!
I have had some great correspondence with my child's teachers. I have not been impressed w/ the amound of homework. In 4 years my child will be attending college to fulfill her dreams. A full time student studies 40 hours a week. My child has no homework/ study skills to go on. Smart kids w/ no study skills don't succeed in college. So far she has not been challenged. School's scores might be reflected in such efforts. As a parent I would love to help. Sincerely, Rebecca Ortwein
I love attending Conner High School. I think it is a great school with a wonderful environment, even if it is overcrowded. So many students have wondrful school spirit, and the teachers want the students to succeed. With so many students, there is a wide variety of classes and clubs to suit almost any intrest. I have enjoyed my experience so far at Conner High School, and I am looking forward to spending the rest of my high school carreer there.