Teachers care. As with any school you have your bullies but SHS really puts forth effort in trying to control it. they have speakers come to the school to talk to both parents and students and I feel it is very helpful.
School has gone downhill since the last principal (Pat Connors) left. I graduated 2 years ago and as of 2007 the emphasis was on administration having total rigid control over students and faculty. This has come at the expense of turning what used to be a casual and comfortable learning environment into something resembling a boot camp. Aside from those issues, education is above average compared to other area schools. Teachers are good, classes are well-structured, and crime is relatively low.
Not completely impressed. Great exracurricular activities. Like other posters said some teachers actually care, some just show up and do nothing more than what they are being paid to do. Parent involvement is average. Safety and discipline is above average, if there is a problem in the school it is solved immediately. I am going to have to give the school a two because the teachers aren't that great, and if there isn't good teachers it makes it more difficult to learn.
Some teachers are good, some are bad. Theres alot of sports if that your thing, but extracurricular activities are pretty much limited to that. The classes are nothing special. The real problem is that there is no freedom at this school to do anything. The principal keeps making up ridiculous rules and takes our privliges away, and we end up not being able to do anything. Which is why i'm giving this school 1 star. I can't bring myself to even give it 2.
Like the last poster said some teachers really care, but some teachers are just there for fun, don't really care about how the kids are doing. Most teachers want to get into your life, make sure your ok, checking how a team is doing. Parent involvment isn't that good, or that bad, parents aren't really getting to help out our school. The extracurricular activity is decent, like the one guy said you have all these sports and then some, but sports cost money and the activities he listed you hve to be good at stuff, like math, law, being helpful to others, and know how to play instruments. But the special needs program is very good, they have at least 15 helpers, and about 10 of them i know they put kids first, and help them out no matter what.
I 100% agree with the poster before me. there are some teachers that really care and put forth effort to help the children learn (Mrs.Cunard, Mrs.Fitzgerald, and Mrs.Geremia), but others just want there pay check and to go home.
My concerns for the school are the special education for the high school is very lacking. If you have a child that has special needs please consider this before high school.
I think they need more Extracurricular activities because not everybody is into the same stuff as the school doesn't cover those Extracurricular activities. The rules and discipline is fair. Teacher quality is great teacher are very social with the students and try to give extra help to those in need. They have few academic program just the usual you would see in a school. Some of the extracurricular activities Mock trial, peer leader ship, student consil, math team, fench club, drama club, band, and not much more. They have some sports like football, basketball, baseball, swimming, track, volleyball, feild hockey, and not much more.
Wonderful principal who is well respected by students, staff, and community. But unfortunately she just left for another job. But the school is in great shape. Athletics and extracurriculars are strong. Band program is very impressive. Academics are good, but there are some problems. The Math Department seems a little weak and the MCAS scores show this. College placements of graduates are very impressive. Overall I am very happy with the school. I am not sure of parent involvement, but I have never considered this to be important in the evaluation of a school.
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