Teachers are very caring and every teacher has tutoring hours after school for extra help in classes. Lots of AP classes and college prep stuff.
In the last four years that my son attended the school has seen "transitional periods". The school met my son's needs but did not offer much in the way of challenge. If the parent is involved then the most of the school staff is open to communication. There are some that don't wish to be bothered but that is found everywhere.
I have 2 children that have attended THS, one of them still is and does ok there and likes it. The other had ADD and THS was not able to help us with that issue in a timely manner while her grades and self esteem were dropping, so I pulled her out. She is a respectful, sweet girl but was being treated like a delinquent due to her grades dropping and it literally made her physically ill. I'm not saying it's a bad school, but they either weren't capable or didn't attempt to help us even though the state says they must.
This is my sons first year at the school and so far I am pleased. Staff really shows they care.
Thurston High is a very good school. The teachers are very well educated they teach strong material. The principal leadership is very good they keep you on top of everything that is going on in the school. The academic programs are wonderful
I have a 10th grader at THS...Thurston is a very good high school that keeps you informed about everything that's going on. I love the parent connect which helps me keep up with grades. The teachers that I have encounter last year and this year, are very concerned with my childs education. I am very impressed with all the honors classes that are offered...
Because my granddaughter attends school there. They have a brand new auditorium for school plays and other school events. Their choral group is great.
This is our 1st experience in a public school , my daughter has been in a private school since Kindergarden . So far all has been great , Thurston has a wonderful caring staff , lots of great classes & programs . Also they has a new auditorium thats soooo nice & state of the art . Their media program has a awsome teacher & their media studio is the same as CSN . My child is doing great & happier than she ever has been in school
I am a student at ths and i believe our school & district strives to achieve more than any other school i have attended.. The staff as well as principal and authorities appreciate as well as genuinely care for students ant their well being. It has great college prep classes & not to mention an amazing music program! go band! i believe they do the best they possibly can in the current economical slump.
I am a Thurston Alumni and I loved it. the teachers are great and all of the students got along. At any high school there will be problems, but it is all what you make of it individually.
Thurston is a school divided. There are either the students who appreciate and respect teachers, and those who don't. Some teachers simply cannot get through to the students they teach. If you aren't in the 'hard' classes with the 'hard' teachers, then your time is being wasted. I often heard parents blaming the teachers for their poor teaching, when in all actuality, the students are mostly disrespectful, very righteous, and annoying.
The Thurston experience varies on which classes and programs you're in. If you are in the advanced placement programs, Thurston is a really good school. If you're in the average classes, Thurston isn't so great. A lot of the students don't care and it really hinders the learning process.
This is an excellent school in a safe, affordable neighborhood. I have sent 3 children there; one of whom is currently studing to be a doctor; a graduate of University of Michigan - Ann Arbor; and one currently at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Without the helpful teaching staff at THS, none of my children would have gone on as they did.
Most of the students my son has been around have no respect for staff or even the school itself. When I have been there to pick him up, I myself have experienced this type of behavior and nothing seems to have changed in the past 3 years, I am glad he will be graduating and of Thurston this year. By far it has gotten worse!
This is by far the worst school I have ever been to. The school has so much violence and empathical students who do not want to learn. Every year that I went here, it seems to be getting worse. The school however does offer a good band program, probably one of the best in the area. They have gone to Carnegie Hall and many other places and are just getting and better. The school's lunch is pretty good as well, but the school's sports are average. The school is receiving a huge bond to build a new auditorium and new classrooms, but with this school's rate the new stuff will not last. As for academics the school does petty average, but with the amount of empathy in the kids in this school, it may deffianetly bring you down. At times I could not learn because of the people around me.
Thurston provided me what I would consider the best highschool education available. The teachers there are more than dedicated and will go to extreme measures to help students who actually care about their education. The school was recently renovated, and asside from an occasional leak that its quicly repaired the school is in great condition for a school of its age. The technologies available to all students are remarkable. I am currently a student at one of the University of Michigan campuses I can honestly say their technology preparations for their students are absolutely capable of preparing students for their next step in education. Parent participation is the only thing that is lacking at this school, parents remain completely uninvolved until there is something happening that they don't like and typically that is what makes the media and becomes the focus of attention of many former students.
As a graduate of THS a few years ago, I have to say that I couldn't of had a better high school experience. I participated in band, SADD, Track, and Volleyball, and had wonderful mentors in and out of the classroom. It's sad that the culture of a school can change, and I would never believe that of THS unless I viewed it myself. That is my recomendation for you, visit the campus and see if it is right for your child. The band program is one of the best in the nation, they have been choosen to play at Carnegie Hall in N.Y.C. twice in the past 4 years. Each time they are one out of a select few in the nation. Mr. Lucius is a wonderful mentor for adolecents, and the conselors do support commumity college enrollment for select students who are eligible. Parents get involved!
The school in general has gone down hill from when I attened and graduated in 1983. We recently moved out of the south redford school district do to a private account were the principle was of no help to my son or myself. The ceiling in the cafeteria was leaking, the bathrooms were downright ubtrusive, and the lack of supervision the students had in the hall was suprendus. There have been more fights in the hallways during passing time than actual prevention methods being practiced. There have been numorus bomb threats agianst the staff and students, I have threatned to go striaght to the press, at that time the districts lawery threatned to sue from negative press attention and harrassment. It's time some things is going to be done about this horrible school.
This school has deffiantely went downhill very fast. The school offers great lunches and after school activies as well. I would not recommend sending your child here. I am moving to another town, and one of the reasons is to go to a much better school.
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