This is the WORST school i have EVER been to! I was a new student here, and for one, MOST OF THE KIDS SMOKE POT AND DRINK. Many of them dont even care about academics and the teachers pick favorites and they just focus on their paychecks and getting through the day as fast as possible. The students are mean, snobby, and really clique-y. WORST YEAR OF MY LIFE. All they care about is parties and labels. And there arent great choices for extra-curricular activites, like there is NO cooking class! And the honors class teachers expect that you already know everything, and they get mad if you ask for help! AWFUL.
I go to RMHS and it is the best school around. The teachers teach us well and they care. RMHS as many extra activities that we, student, can do to get involved with the school. The admins. tell the parents what they need to know and not just what they wanna know. Some teachers even give big extra credit projects just so students can get there grade up. The teacher also understand if you 'bombed' a test because it happens to everyone even if they are a good student. Thank you for your time and i hope you think better of my school, RMHS.
we are new to reading and I am very impressed with the school system here we came from a school district were my daughter fell thru the crack and because of the move we now have a clear understanding of her learning disability something we would have never found unless the teachers in reading did not care enough to call it to our attention I am very happy with both coolidge and reading high school.
I agree with the June 19 post. Reading has let so many children slip through the cracks. The school ignores a parent when they question what is going on. Most of the admin. people don't want to do their job and they will just tell a parent what a parent wants to hear so that the parent will go away. No one seems to have the students best interest in mind. I feel some of the people there are there only to collect a paycheck for the least amount of work possible.
Reading is a great school for the independent functioning autonomous teen. The average to below average student and the student 'at risk' fall through the cracks miserably. That's a sad testimony. Where is the No Child Left Behind Act in this town?
decent school but extremely limiting in offering advanced (or even somewhat advanced) material. recent attempts to add AP classes are well intentioned but not done in a way that it will actually be practical for the kid to take many of them... ie. all must be done senior year... similarly, has not updated its courses to include any decent buisness electives, and has zero tech/web courses.
My children have been very well prepared for the colleges they are attending. I feel RMHS is superior to surrounding towns
Wonderful school if your child is on the fast track or has special needs but lacking in support for the average student
I am a sophomore at this school. I feel like I am receiving an overall very demanding experience, especially considering Reading's involvement in National History Day. I have never had any serious problems with teachers, and the great ones make up for the not so great ones. a few teachers are really outstanding. and I am generally very satisfied. my courses are just as challenging as those offered at the private schools nearby, and I am getting the advantages of a public school education: no tuition and less competition.
I have found RMHS to be an excellent school. Two of my children have been educated there and both had great experiences, were challenged by the curriculum and had great teachers.
All in all, RMHS is a pretty good school and I have very few complaints about the education my children have received there. I do, however, feel the English department is lacking. The majority of the teachers are simply adequate while one or two are downright dangerous. There is no AP English course offered at RMHS putting students who want to be English majors in college at a distinct disadvantage. This also impacts students who are gifted in this area by not challenging them.
RMHS sets high expectations for its students. Outstanding extracurricular programs include track, football, soccer, lacrosse, band, and drama. Expect to pay participation fees for sports and other activities. Parent volunteer support is encouraged. RMHS sends as many graduates to major universities as do most private schools, and RMHS students are often mistaken for private school students due to dress, behavior, and interests. My three kids were well prepared for college due to the demanding and thorough academic program.
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