One of my biggest problem with EJHS was that they showed nine rated R movies to my 16 yr old during the first semester. When questioned about it, the school and district offices stated they have a "Opt out" program, in which your child does NOT need a permission slip to see the movie but DOES need a permission slip to leave the class while the movies are being shown. Think what you want about the value of showing that many rated R movies and calling it education, I felt they were being very deceitful in using an "opt out" program instead of a traditional permission slip.
I am a sophomore at EJHS. And I can honestly say I love the experience.There are tons of resources and the faculty all care about your education and how your performance. Another thing that makes want to stay at EJHS, is the option to take courses at JCTC. Which is another school in the region, the school provides buses to transport students there. That school has so many electives for any major from agriculture, law, childcare services, medical biology, information technology, engineering, languages, business, and financing. This diversity is allowing me to prepare me for the field I'm interested in, Computer Science. This is a great school, that if you go to it and actually want to have a good future. This school will go beyond to make sure you get there.
My child has resently moved to EJH from a public school in PA and she is very upset at the conditions. She was in advanxed programs at her old school on a fast track to collage classes, now she is forced to take corses shes already done, at a slower and simplifyed level, simply because of cridit requiremets. The teachers are apathetic and the children have no respect for the facalty and no motivation to work. This School is a Joke.
This school saved my life. I know that sounds dramatic, but it's true. I moved schools all through high school and ended up at East for my senior year. My counselor, Mrs. Zabilka was great and helped me get a great scholarship. At my other schools, no one really noticed me. And we have the best principal in the world! My aunt came up from FLorida for my graduation and she told me that she could tell that my principal was special. After we get our diplomas, Mrs. Granada hugs each of us and tells us something individually. Oh, we hug her back. Everyone loves her because she cares about us. All of my teachers also were interested in me. If you want a school where the people there actually are interested in you and helping you be your best, if you are lucky, you will find your way here!
I am currently a Junior at EJHS and I love it, i went to the middle school all three years and have been at east for these last three, i agree that some of the teachers dont try hard enough and that there is to much busy work when we are stuck with Kids that dont try but that doesnt mean that it isnt a good school... we have excellent resources.. we have a library that is full of text books that the students can check out and the atmosphere although rude and pushing to arrogance depending on the day the students usually have a great attitude and are willing to learn.. our principal is awesome and she works to make sure she is involved in our life... over all it is a wonderful school
East Jessamine High School is a public school. Therfore its for the public. I will agree that the attitude with most is appathetic, rude and mostly untolerable. But, what shool is perfect? It is lacking the proper educational needs to many kids. Yet, even with this kids learn the adaquate information in order to suceed in their daily life. The test scores are getting better every year. Teachers have high demands to meet, that is also no excuse for the students. If a student has a problem, needs help, the teacher will always be there to explain and teach them more. When a student is shown to have a problem with their assignments the teacher will know. East Jessamine has recentky implamented Bell-To-Bell learning. In turn gives kids more information. If the teaches does not follow with such actions it's the teacher at fault. Not, the school.
East Jessamine has an entire staff of adults who care about students. The principal visits classrooms almost every day. She was in three of my son's five classes this week. She also makes home visits; how many high school principals do that? My son's teachers all sent home a syllabus with great course information and how to contact them. I e-mailed his math teacher and she replied within three hours! If you are looking for a school with adults from the custodian to the principal who care about your child as a student academically and as a person, this is the high school for you.
i ama a freshman at east jessamine highschool . and i love it . no doubt . i wouldnt go anywhere else . all of my teachers are nice and help me if i need help . i feel safe there . i wouldnt go to anyother highschool.
I love this school, because its just great!! any student below here that thinks its not a great school is wrong!! I am a sophomore at east and its a great school!! I love it! The teachers are nice and they help you when you need it! so, I mean its a very good school!! Also, all the teachers and workers are soo nice to everyone!! Its a very safe school to go too!! So, I mean they dont just let anyone come in!!
East is a wonderful school, coming from a student who attends the school itself. Within East I feel safe, and feel as if I am being taught adequately and prepared for my future. There are a few iffy teachers and a couple of pointless classes that take the place of more useful things. The classes offered are led well by the teachers. The only real drawback of this school is from the students themselves, students who do not care about their own education. If one tries to succeed at East, it is near guaranteed they will move on to good things, it's a wonderful school, lacking in a few course areas, but a well maintained educational institution.
As a sophomore of East Jessamine High School, I find there to be many problems within the district itself. Many students are apathetic about the future and lack the knowledge to perform well, or simply aren't challenged enough. We can blame the materials, but the problem is, the students that are behind, fall farther behind by not having consequences for simply being lazy and the students that are at an acceptable level are stuck with them. I find it extremely frustrating doing 'busy' work that is unacceptably below my level. I also do not understand the tolerance for illiteracy and plain ignorance of the students.
I go to the school. Its ok I really dont like it not all of the teachers help you when you need it. Like my english teacher. Ilove the choir program thou.
This school is wonderfull, the teachers are great, they're nice and do a great job helping the students and they learn a lot.
I am a parent to a school student and all she does is complain about how bad the school is and the teachers, plus the bus driver. So, how could you be so proud of your school when this is all going on and plus not having enough books to go around and a unhealthy lunch everyday. We came from a great school district in pennsylvania but at the time we felt we didn't have a good school district, but now since moving here, we had the best school. So, i would like to recommend that something has to be done.
I attended the school and never felt safe their and it made my whole school career a nightmare. The school has alot of race relation problems and problems with the different social classes. Sure every school has those but from what i have seen it is amplified here and none of the teachers do anything about it. This school has alot of work to do before it can be considered a 'great school' and be where it needs to be to offer an appropriate educational experience for its students. For example new text books which were up to date and didnt have racist and perverese and just plain hateful comments written throughout them would help.
I attended EJHS and I got a lot out of my time there. I got into my first choice university in a foreign country. Going to that university I already had 15 credits that they accepted. The resources are present if the students choose to take advantage of them.
I am also a student attending East Jessamine High School. I'm not sure why the profile has the student per teacher count at 16.9... There are 28 students in most of my classes. in some of the classes students were kicked out due to over crowding, and were forced to choose a different course.
I am not a parent, but a current student at EJHS in 2004. It is a grave injustice to your childs education to send them to this school. Poor focus, including underfunding of thriving programs, and the characteristics of throwing money at the failing programs has robbed me of a balanced education, and will make it very difficult for me to get into my college of choice,
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