I am a student here and I have to say that I haven't been completely happy with what I have had to go through with this school. The office faculty and leadership isn't very professional. I have had numerous problems with communication with the office workers. I also seem to have problems with my schedule every year. Some of the workers are condescending. The school work isn't very hard and I have heard a lot of people say they go to college unprepared. On the brighter side, the school has just been renovated, so the building is very nice and also, the teachers are really nice. However, I would not recommend going to this school.
I am a student and I LOVE it there! Amazing teachers, they care about us like we are their own children.
I am a student at Colon High School. I believe that Colon is the best school I could have ever went to. I am in the eleventh grade for the 2010-2011 school year, and the teachers are AMAZING! They love us. And we create strong bonds amongst each other. The principal is alittle iffy right now, in my opinion, due to her calling the class of 2010s graduation, "her graduation." My fellow peers are pretty much what you would find at every school, except we know everything about everyone here. Im in an advanced placement math class, College Algebra, so I would say that they are challenging academic programs :) Please dont hate on Colon. Its an amazing school. I love it here.
This school has potential because of a couple of amazing teachers. However, the curriculum of this school is way below avreage. When the kids go to college, they will automatically be behind. It is way too easy, to be frank. Also, some of the people in the administration, should not be there. But keep it up! ;)
I believe the teachers and administration are trying to do their best at Colon Schools. The facilites are in great need of updates however the community consists of many retired people and, unfortunately, many with lackadaisical attitudes towards education. A bond issue needs to be supported by the community as a whole and there needs to be that recognition that improving your schools improves your entire community. With tightening budgets from the State it is difficult to spend money on bandaiding problems that really require quite a lot of money to fix. Our school could qualify for some technology grants so that, for instance, all students could have laptops for use but when the rooms have only one or two working outlets (the norm when the buildings were built) this just won't work. It's time for the residents of Colon to step up and support the kids of Colon Schools!
As a graduate of Colon, I got to see the ups and down of living in a small town. Sure coming from a small school that offers no AP classes makes it hard in college, but hard work and working through adversity defines who we are. There are some pretty terrible teachers. But they are out weighed with some of the best teachers that have ever existed. A severe lack of funding plagues this school as the building falls apart and the great teachers leave to find a contract. I believe that this school is ok though. I was able to enter a large University's prestigious honors college and I am doing well. Success from Colon is possible.
I love this school! The teachers are great,I love everything about it!
This school is a joke. If you have a child attending Colon schools, get them out asap. The younger the child the less damage they have inflicted.
Colon High is not a very good school. They lack the funding and love of learning. Children are treated like children even when they are Seniors. They show favoritism and don't do well with new students. I pulled my child out of there after she came home saying a certain teacher looked down on her because of her 'circumstances'. A teacher is suppose to be a mentor not a bully.
I would have to say certain things are correct about this school system and certain things are incorrect. But the grass is always greener on the other side... In my opinion, certain teachers are amazing here and cannot be found anywhere else. These individuals care immensely about student welfare, and strive to make learning interesting. On the other hand, some teachers are not held to any visible standards at all, and their curriculum visibly lacks. The building has ups and downs, the wires are there, and certain things should definitely be updated, a millage could be passed and a new building built, but they could just as easily fix what is there. There are no advanced placement classes available, and 'testing out' is minimal at best, and going ahead is very limited. Off campus learning is available in the form of BACC.
I have 3 kids in this school. Some teachers are great teachers, others are only there because they can't be fired, and need to be. If you have a child who learns easy, then it's a great school. If you have a child (like one of mine) who has learning problems, then good luck getting help. They don't have the funding or resources to properly spend the time on those kids that need extra help. The technology in this school is at least 10 yrs behind other schools. I have compared what my kids are learning in elementary compared to other schools, and we are way behind them. Our children are falling behind! My 12 yr old just told me the other day that they wouldn't ever get a new school, because people in Colon just don't care about the kids. That's how most the kids feel. How sad.
Our school has nothing wrong with it's building. Who cares if it's a little old. I feel comfortable during which ever season and there are NOT cords poking out of the walls. I feel find with stop, drop, and roll. We don't need sprinklers. All my teachers are real cool and help me when I need it. I would not want to go anywhere other than CHS.
Colon High School is a faulous learning center. I have two daughters who go to school there and they are both doing very well. The teachers are very helpful and care about the student themselves, as well as succeeding in school. I agree the school could use some fixing up but as far as I am concerned the school is handling its problems one at a time and things seem to be getting better.
Like other reviews have said, the school does has some great teachers, as well as some great students... But being a 'great' school it should be more then just good teachers, it should be the subjects taught, the building, the funding and all. This school does put way too much into the athletic department... There are leaks in the hallways, leaks in certain rooms, a mighty old heater... the building itself is just crazy. There are wires poking out of the ceilings, orange chords running along the ceilings down the hall, and no sort of sprinkler system incase of a fire. They got all new computers for there cad class, new uniforms for there track team... and who knows what else, and still know fixes to the school. The building is falling apart, the teachers are good, the funding is a joke, and theres hardly any money into there arts.
I disagree that CHS is not a good school. I believe that Colon has MANY good teachers. The building does need upgrading. There are many very talented students coming from Colon High School. I do feel however that TOO MUCH emphasis is put into the athletic department, and not enough support is going to the art and music departments. I believe this is a common problem in small communities. Parents that want more emphasis on the arts won't say so,for fear of ruffling someones feathers. Parents need to speak out more, and I don't mean nit-pick or whine. We should all speak honestly and teach that to our children as well! Colon is a good small town school.
The school building is in disrepair and the community will not pass a millage for a new building. There are some very good teachers, for the most part though it is nota good school.
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