This is a school where a child really needs to want to learn. The faculty is great and the opportunities are there but there are too many kids who just don't care about school and who can be distracting in class. Also, it can be quite cliquy. Popularity is often dependent upon coolness rather than academic prowess. If the current teachers were in a private school setting they would have students who excel, but too much time seems to be spent on kids who just don't care, to the detriment of all. My daughter has received good grades and teachers like her, but we will happily be paying private school tuition next year to get her away from an uninspiring student body.