SPED parents beware! The SPED teams are frequently in non-compliance with the IEP. SPED staff does not like to be questioned and are very resistant to new techniques...even when it comes from specialists in the area.
The current leadership is weak and ineffective. Relationships with students are reactive not proactive. I have spoken with a teacher (who should have had three walkthrough evaluations to date) who has had NONE this year. This appears typical based on conversations with other teachers and an administrator.
I am a recent graduate of Cape Central and have been very pleased with the school in general. Although it does not have the best reputation, I received a very positive experience here. Aside from a very wide course selection, they have a multitude of different sports and extra curricular activities available to students. The school is very diverse, and is very accepting of all walks of life. It is an accredited institution that boasts a very new and modern facility. Cape Girardeau is very fortunate to have a public school like this--keep up the good work!!!
this school lies wont tell the truth trys to cover up anything they can to not get in trouble.thye dont follow there policy and are disrespectful to students to not let them hsvr the right for students to see the camera when rights or goods are stolen.
The words 'arrogant administration' come up quite frequently when speaking with others about this school. If you have a child who fits the cookie-cutter mold category, you will probably be fine. Otherwise, you have very little chance of your child succeeding in this school. Parents, check the dropout rate before pursuing this school, (way too high), and then question 'why?'
CHS does a great job of offering curriculum to meet the needs of all levels of student ability. Their extra-curriculars are wonderful. I have one graduate from thier who was able to earn a full tuition scholarship from a private college, based on what Central taught her in terms of academics, leadership, and personal ethics. My other 2 kids are doing just as well.
I attended CHS and this school has helped me to be in the top ten percent of my class. Dr. Mike Cowan is the best principal any school can have. Dr. Cowan is what every school needs. So many sports, clubs, and college credit classes are offered. I highly recommend Cape Central High School for any student.
My daughter is doing very well in college after spending four years at Central. The teachers will go way out of their way to help any student who cares and is trying. The range of classes offered is from basic to very advanced - every student can match their abilities and move ahead. There are so many extracurricular activities that it's a hard choice every semester. And the principal, Mr. Cowan, is just an amazing man. He's pure enthusiasm and warmth combined with quick, firm, fair discipline: manages to be almost everywhere all the time, solving problems, encouraging, extending a hand to those who need it, being a superb cheerleader for the efforts and successes of all his students. A fine public high school!!