My son graduated from Patrick Henry and had a great experience there. He had supportive teachers and staff and earned college credit while still in high school. I also have another son at Patrick Henry who will be graduating in two years. This school has lots of opportunities for students who are willing and want to excel.
I also needed to add that I don't know where this adults look the other way while students do drugs thing came from??? I did not in the four years I attended or the four years that both of my little sisters attended Henry see this type of behavior. Now if a parent witnessed an isolated incident, then it should be treated as such and not the entire vision of the school. The kids at Henry are not druggies nor do the staff allow or condon this type of behavior. Everyone has their own style of dress so what is considered inappropriate to one could be perfectly fine for someone else. That is why I love Henry, teens are allowed to be themselves. And this is high school in the 21st century all kids in all high schools across the state and the country have teens that engage in PDA. Again the parents have to parent at home and stop putting all of the responsibility on the teachers and staff at the school because they are there to teach and provide academic guidance and not to babysit, teach etiquette or have the bird's and the bee's talk with students. Again Patrick Henry is a great school!!! Just ask the students and staff Go Pats!!!
I am a student at Patrick Henry, and I am appalled at all of the bashing of our school that is being allowed on this site. You say we have no school spirit? We do the best we can, but it's hard when we are verbally attacked when any one of us says to someone, "I go to Patrick Henry". You say our teachers are bad? Well I have plenty to say about our wonderful, encouraging, helpful teachers, but if you disagree, then remember that it isn't even our school that decides what teachers we get, it's the school board. You say we are druggies? Learn to love a little. I am no druggie, and neither are those I know that go to our school. Well, we love our school, and we are tired of all of the bashing that we get. We are the only IB school on the Northside, and we open the door to millions of opportunities that normally none of us would have access to. Ask any one of us. Our school has done something right, and no amount of prejudice can take that away from us.
Henry is a good school that will teach you many things in many different areas of education. My school will also help prepare you for your future and advancing onto college, since my school is an IB school.
Henry definitely has its shortcomings (like lack of support for numerous sports, struggling support for certain students), but these are largely due to a lack in funding. In addition, many of Henry's attributes makes up for its shortcomings. It has a great community, great teachers, great students, amazing school pride, and amazing student-teacher relationships! I graduated two years ago and I return each year for annual events!
love all the teachers. math teachers who will actually help you understand while keeping up with the class. english teachers who will tell you the truth and not just say good try. graduated 4 years ago and i still visit my teachers.
Excellent school- great students, teachers, and administration, amazing IB program- you won't find a better urban high school in the area.
I'm a teacher at Henry and I am happy to say I work in a positive atmosphere with an amazing, dedicated, energetic and disciplined staff. The kids are terrific--and with programs like Admission Possible in our school, helping all kids achieve college and scholarships, it's no wonder 4 Gates Millennial Scholars graduated from Henry last year! This is a wonderful place to teach and to learn. Eva Lockhart, International Baccalaureate Program
I am a graduate of Henry (Class of 2008) and I cannot express the gratitude I have for having the opportunity to attend such an excellent school. Henry is defined by their teachers; their teachers are bar none the most driven and dedicated core of professionals in the district. At the end of the day the teachers absolutely care about their students academically, mentally, and emotionally. I highly suggest the Henry experience to anyone considering this school. The professionals and the diverse Henry environment has fostered growth in me, such growth that I will fully utilize as I attend college in the upcoming fall.
I have been a student at Patrick Henry for all of the 4 yrs. I have been in the comprehensive program for all of the 4 yrs.It is a good experience,there are alot of good teachers.I have learned alot of stuff in these 4 yrs.I would definately recommend this school to 9th graders.We have school spirit & alot of people to get to know.
I am a junior at henry in the IB program. I love this school very much! Last year I swicthed to Edison becuase of convenience, but switched back the very next day because Henry was simply extraordinarily better than it. I have been involved in many activities and parents do show their support. Right now I am writing this message from a classroom in SPAIN! Through Henry, I am having the time of my life! I will be very sad the day I graduate from Henry.
Patrick Henry high school is the worst school in Minneapolis to send your child to. It has irritable teachers and no school spirit whatsoever and when I was a student there I was captain of the wrestling cheerleading squad and we had maybe two parents come every meet and no students. Also, at football games. Sometimes no one would show up at all. The best part of Henry is the IB program and even there most of the students think they're better than everybody. I graduated with the IB diploma and I was ashamed of my school.
I am a student at Patrick Henry High School,I am in the comprehensive program & that school is tight. We have alot of school spirit and we represent our school to the fullest.
I have one child who has started Henry in the IB Program and graduated from Patrick Henry last year and another child who started at Henry as a freshman and is a junior this year in the IB Program. I really love this school. It provides excellent academic opportunities that are not available elsewhere. Sports and extracurricular opportunities are available here that are not available to students at any other schools. The school is well organized and well run. Teachers are more than willing to spend time after school and before school to meet with students. The principal recently won a national award, only 1 of 3 nationwide that year given out. It's a top shelf place to have your kids. Parent volunteerism is encouraged and appreciated.
Patrick Henry High School is one of the first Minneapolis Schools to reverse the trend of treating parents as add ons. Patrick Henry administration values parents by including parents on all standing staff committees,including parents in the staff planning retreat, and increasing methods for meaningful interaction between teachers and parents. Parents are beginning to feel the power of being accepted and respected as an integral piece in educating students.
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