Now that we have a new principal, it seems as if we're being treated like small children. What have we really done to deserve this? 'No bottles outside of the cafeteria.' Wowww. I think many other students would agree with me when I say that MNHHS is more like a prison than an educating facility. Athletes are treated like Gods, agreed. We need to re-evaluate a few things in my opinion.
Extra activities are the best - The band is great - the girls soccor team is Super. and the grand kids just lve this schoo, and I do too.
North Hopkins is a special place in a special town. There are problems there, but they are just typical high school problems that occur anywhere. The school is an older building, but it's holding up. Some of the teachers are not the best, but for the most part, especially taking their low salaries into account, the teachers are great. The history, English, and math (for the most part) departments are awesome. The teachers are well educated and love their jobs. The student/teacher relationships at North is a very strong bond which helps better the school. Mr. Burgett took over principal when I was a junior and after a year of experimenting leadership styles, has it down. He's a motivator and truly wants best for the school. North Hopkins is a great school and has definitely shaped my life for the future.
There are some great teachers (Ashby, Scarlett, Sarles, Tabor, Patterson, Clark) at North, but some are not so great. Don't expect too much freshmen year, but if your student is a good student North offers many AP classes (French, Spanish, Government, World History, US History, Biology, Calculus, Stats, Chemistry, English Literature). North has a great band and the athletics are good, too. Thanks to Mr. Burgett, they are cracking down on smokers and the chaos that plagued the school while Martin was here. The strict dress code has been thrown out. North is making progress.
I just graduated from North Friday night and figured I'd rate my former high school. There are some amazing teachers there, like Amy Bryan/Clark, Mr. Cline, and Mr. Roach. All of these teachers will do whatever they can to help you, and I will definitely say that Mrs. Clark is the best educator I've ever had. The school isn't the newest and there are so many things about the school that are ridiculous and pointless, but there are a handful of teachers that are oustanding. Also, since the new principal, Chad Burgett, took over, I've noticed a significant improvement in the school atmosphere. There are less fights and less PDA. The smoking in the bathrooms has been nearly eradicated, and Mr. Burgett has vastly improved the school. Hopefully he'll continue to improve the school in years to come and these teachers will be around for quite awhile.
MNHHS is a miserable excuse for an educational facility. It provided little preparation for college, and the social hierarchy was positively maddening. The school spends far too much money on athletics, and student athletes are treated as demi gods amidst the other students. Also, the curriculum is centered on state testing. At the end of the year, it will benefit the school to perform well, however it will NEVER benefit a student to simply 'learn the test'. Gossip is rampant between students. There is no level of professionalism. To say the least, MNHHS has made me rethink the value of public education. If you love your child, send them elsewhere.
As a present student of madisonville north hopkins high school, I feel that the school is a great place to learn and to challenge oneself, but knowledge only comes with effort. Many students at north put forth no effort which corresponds with the lack of knowledge and high test scores. But who is to blame? The principal? No, the new principal, chad burgett, does a fantastic job of leading the school with integrity, and enforces a strict learning environment. Key word: enforces! now that the 'tuck in your shirt' rule is no longer in play, the students have grown to like mr. Burgett.
The problems that have been discussed on this forum are issues at any high school and even some middle schools. In my experience, parents are quick to criticize but generally hestitate when asked for suggestions or help.
I wish that I could say something good about this school, but I can't. The harassment from other students is out of control! It is a shame that we had to take our child out of this school due to the inability of the teachers to control the harassing. Upon reporting such incidents, the some teachers fail to enforce the rules or to give the harassers an office referral. Parents, please go to the principal YOURSELF if your child is being harassed. He is willing to help. Do not assume that the teacher will take the appropriate steps to stop the harassment. Harassment IS against the law and should not be tolerated in our schools!
well i think that MNHHS is the best!! i went to that school part of my freshman year and i had so much fun there.. but i think that school is AWSOME!! and i think im going back next school year. when im a SOPHMORE.. :)
This school has been a huge disappointment for our family. The students have total control at this school. Where are the teachers when these students are smoking, 'making out' in the halls? My daughter has told me that cigarettes and drugs are widely available. The police come in with the drug dogs, but never check ALL of the lockers. Obviously, the teachers and principals are overworked. Maybe the school is understaffed? Sure the marching band is great. One of the best in the state! I can proudly say that my child is a member. There needs to be ALOT MORE supervision! I am seriously considering home school for my child. Parents BEWARE!
Sure the band is great but this school has many problems. These kids are getting away with all kinds of things! I personally have seen smoking and LOTS of inappropriate public displays of affection. The 'PDA' was, in fact, so bad, that it made me very uncomfortable to walk down the hall! WHERE ARE THE TEACHERS? I wish that I had never sent my child there.
I graduated from this school in 1977. I feel that my education was mediocre at best. My stepson recently attended this school, and received virtually no education at all. He is an ADHD patient, which was recognized by the school. The assistance they gave was to give him copies of tests in advance, get the answers, and let him complete the test with the rest of the students in class, having already previewed the questions. Other schools in the preliminary grades encorraged him to do well, giving assistance when necessary. He excelled. Now, he's dropped out of High School. Sure, the band is great! But EDUCATION is the key.
If it's illegal for a minor to buy tobacco in KY, why are students still smoking in the restrooms at school? I was told at the beginning of the year that a new program was being worked on to eliminate the problem but it's now the end of the year and they are still smoking there.
I think that this school is a good school, and there band is awesome!
I am really disappointed in the leadership and principal at North Hopkins. When I hear how students whose parents work at the school board, get 'special' treatment I really wonder, what are they thinking? Also, the bathrooms are a mess! The students go in there every day and smoke and monitors stand outside in the hall, and when the tone sounds, sticks their head in and tells everyone time to go? Wonder why the monitor does not go inside the bathroom and monitor?
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