When our family returned to the Hazel Park area just before my two children entered High School, I was very apprehensive about what we might encounter. My children have both graduated now and moved on to college, on scholarship. The staff was very caring an most exhibited a strong moral code. Drugs were never tolerated. HPHS offerred a diverse set of classes and access to Advanced Placement Courses for the gifted students. My children excelled on their ACT exams an were offerred scholarships from a number of schools. The vast majority of teachers and Administrators viewed their work as something much more than just a 9 to 5 job. Parental involvement was surprising limited.
This school is full of teachers who care but the district lacks parental involvement. At recent conferences less than 1/3 of the parents attended. Teachers are only one part in the education equation. Without cooperation between staff and the parents, students will do as they please. This attitude hinders the learning process and creates citizens that are not ready for the workforce much less ready to take on the rigors of college work that might prepare them for a job in a sustainable market. This district is working on creating a cohesive curriculum, and it is a slow process. They need to be more vigorous in the requirements to complete a class and get the required credits for graduation. The CR grade, somewhere between an E and D- has got to go.
I believe this school is particularly not advanced enough in the departments where it is necessary. I also don't appreciate how much acknowledgement the music programs are receiving. Sports are the only thing that matter to the teachers and students in the Hazel Park High School. I also suggest that the teachers here at the high school get their acts together beacause the youth here at the Hazel Park High School are not prepared for college or the work force.
The quality of this school is great for my daughter. They school has excellent extracurricular activities, like music, sports and clubs. Academics have been excellent, with the teachers she has had, very helpful and concerned, with the exception of one, who has now retired. She was far behind on math because of it. Parents need to keep up with their kids and a lot of these problems wouldn't happen. Get them involved in some activities, other than 'hanging out' and get to know their friends. Parents need to step up and quit blaming others for all the problems.
It seems to be downgrading not in a way of size, but as for lack of everything a school should need, Good, decent teachers, those who will be there for our students and our parents, They don't seem to be controlling many of the problems that are occurring, and that is one of the main problems they need to attend to. In my Opinion Hazel Park High isn't what it use to be. All My regards, Michael. Take care.
I am a graduate of Hazel Park High School. I now currently attend Eastern Michigan University in which I am a coming into my Junior year. I just want to say thank you HP for actually preparing me for a rigorous academic schedule in college. Students who actually care about H.S. will take whatever courses, at whatever school seriously. You are overlooking all of the talent that comes out of Hazel Park H.S. Students caught with Pot are punished to the fullest extent. I wouldn't trade my HS years from HP for anything!
What do i as a parent think of hazel park h.S.! Well, this school is always trying to pass there job to someone else. The staff has to be forced to teach your children. If i hear 'we all have a million things to do' come out of a h.P.H.S. Staff one more time i'm gona scream! just stop wining about your job and give our children the education they are there for. The h.S. Has poor leadership and has no anti bully programs in place!
The advice bucket is only offered in mrs michalskis class. that class is very general and not that many advanced kids take it. i love mr vogt though, he is definately the most caring principal ever, he addressed majority of students by name and that makes it feel better going to school to know he cares.
I think Hazel Park High School is a great school all 6 of my kids have been going there and 4 of them graduated the other two are still going there!Hazel Park High School is a really nice school they have alot of activities and sports and the teachers really get involved and they also, have a real world advice bucket where the kids can write down what ever they need advice on and put it in this bucket and other kids give there advice I have no complaints about this school at all my kids love it there!
Administration is not open and communicative with parents or students. Difficult to get assistance regarding children's grades and classwork. I found a better school for my child and moved two counties away because of the Hazel Park School District's poor record and lack of effective leadership. I am very disappointed with the way the school has degenerated over the years since I graduated from there.
It's an okay school. Most of the teachers know what they're doing. They have good sports teams. There's a lot of clubs to choose from and you can get help from the teachers if you need it. A lot of the kids that go here are idiots by choice,though. Smoking and disrespect is often a huge problem.
I am proud to have had all 3 of my children graduate from HP. Great teaching staff and administration. I am a former Athletic Booster President so I know firsthand that this is a school that cares about its students and wants to see them do well and be successful in life. Like any school there will be troublemakers that need to be dealt with and I think HP does a good job of that. But if parents do not get involved in the school and work with the staff they have no right to complain. I wish more schools were like HP. Keep up the good work Hazel Park!
One of the better schools I've seen. Teachers seem to care and try, and give students fair respect. I'll keep it.
The school is terrible. The teachers act too much like teenagers when they should be mature and teach the students. There are alot of 'gangsters' and everyone smokes marijuana, and in which the school does not punish those who are caught with marijuana. There are constantly fights,and if you don't fit into a specific group u are secluded and abused. I would never recommend sending your child to this so called 'school'.
Some teachers need to learn how to teach in this school, overall we have a talented staff and many talented students.
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