There's nothing wrong with the teachers at Kearsley. If it seems they're indifferent, it's probably because they're burned out and tired of dealing with students that just don't care anymore (seemingly the majority of students when I went through). If a student doesn't WANT to learn, the best teacher in the world cannot change that. I've witnessed teachers at the school genuinely get excited when curious, willing students sit in their classrooms. It makes a difference. I was not the most successful socially, but was never the victim of a teacher's favoritism for an athlete, nor did I witness any. Popular students weren't mean to me either. I respected them, and they me. Budget issues have plagued the school lately and as a result, the Arts program has taken a big hit. This is unfortunate, but understandable. The department just doesn't bring in as much money as say... athletics.
As a student of Kearsley, I feel that the education is undermined and low on the needs scale. Athletics and 'popular' students are given moire rights and almost no responsibilities. Where as the 'outcasts' are left to pick up the slack of those that are given a break due to late practices or late games. The students are rude, discriminative, and just plain out immature. There are over the necessary amount of swearing, fighting, skimpy clothing, and bulling. As a student at the 'beloved' KHS, i recommend not sending your child here if you want them to have a true education.
I am a Senior for the class of 2009. The band does have a wonderful reputation. As does the choir. Both Band and Choir have taken 1s and 2s consistently. Mr. Redfearn is by far the best choir director that the school has had not to be exceeded by Bushey of course. Also the administration is very caring.Also the Athletes are treated the same as the out casts thank you and please conisder Kearsley its a great great school
As a student here of course I dont really care for the school. The students are rude, mean, etc. The teachers don't feel like going the extra mile for their students. The math teachers dont help the students as well as they sould. The athletes get away with so much and the 'outcasts' get caught when the athletes usually are the ones doing more bad stuff (smoking, drinkin, etc) Overall I wouldnt suggest the school. Send your child elsewhere.
My son graduated from Kearsley in 2003. I graduated from there in 1980. I think that it is a very community oriented school, which is a good thing. They have cliques like other schools, but overall, I would consider it a good school, both from a parent's and a student's point of view. They have a nice balance between sports and fine arts.
My children attended Kearsley schools. Oldest graduated after working very hard under some very unfortunate circumstances and the other has been pulled out entirely. Administration and faculty accountability are a huge issue. Nonathletic students and those who are not at the top of the social ladder will find themselves at a disadvantage. Teachers at the elementaries and middle school do not prepare students grammatically for the higher grades and substandard work is accepted. Shockingly, I encountered elementary teachers that encouraged me to medicate my child. Obviously academics were not the priority. Much tension exists in the community. Students are secondary to administration and faculty wants and needs. Kearsley has an excellent band program that is sadly overlooked when compared to its contemporary, the school choir-which is overrated. I encourage parents to look elsewhere for an empowering educational experience for their children.
As a student at KHS. I believe the math porgram is terrible in the middle schools.only some math teachers put an effert at there job. Kearsley is a good school in some ways and a bad in others. The athletics at kearsley are ok. There softball program is the best there. they need to start kids out at a younger age to get the athletics better. Parent involvement is ok, i guess. i am not a parent so i wouldn't know. Well if you ever get a chance i would go to one of the softball games and see the great fields and softball parents help they have up there. :)