April 21, 2005
The school is slightly overcrowded, there is no busing, and while there are some amazingly good teachers (such as Mr. and Mrs. Merwin, Mr. Terpak, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Nelson, Ms. Majerus, Mr. Mackson, Mr. Somerville, as well as others), there are many teachers who have a relatively indifferent view of teaching. They would much rather have their kids do crosswords than research papers. The administration often makes unusual decisions in favor of public welfare, but they are very kind and caring. No matter how good the faculty is, and overall they are competant, there is not enough funding for the schooling for teaching to be very effective. Books, videos, and other media tend to be old or irrelevant to studies. Have to pay for sports, the music program is decent, and ROTC is all bureaucratic politics. The current block scheduling is not good for most classes, but has some benefits.
- submitted by a student