EAST HIGH SCHOOL worst school ever!!! It doesn't help bullying cause teachers just stand by and look. My child has sometimes comed home crying that he has been bullied and that teachers administrators don't pay attetion as a concern dont send your child here. That's why my child is now attending the Independence school district.
Van Horn has become a school that truly encouragies learning! Teachers here really care and take time to build relationships with studeants. So, students are doing great too! Van Horn Rocks!
I am a recent graduate of Van Horn. I am proud to say that this school has made a full turn around from what it once was! The teachers and staff really cared about what grades we got, they helped us catch up on missing assignments and overall made the school a better place. Van Horn has major potential and highly talented students from what I have seen this year.
At first, I was worried about sending my little girl to Van Horn. However, I couldn't be happier with her success and the success of the transformation of Van Horn. I believe Van Horn High School will become the better of the three Independence High Schools in no time at all, if they aren't already. Go Van Horn! #1 Baseball Team in Independence.
I am a proud parent of a current Van Horn student. At first we were worried how it would be but I have to tell you that we are so glad we made the decision to send our son to Van Horn. I feel like the teachers are there to help the students learn and to use their full potential. I think Van Horn will be one of the better high schools in the area in the upcoming years. I am very proud to be associated with this school.
I believe that anyone who has submitted a rating before September of 2008 doesn't have a clear picture of the 'new' Van Horn High School. The high school and its 'feeder schools' have left the Kansas City school district and are now proud parts of the Independence School District. Complaints about trash and teachers have been addressed in a very postitive way. I'd love to see what people would write now if they visited the school today! Great things are happening at Van Horn today!!!
I am a 2005 graduate of Van Horn High School, while at Van Horn there were just a few teachers who really cared about the students and was one of the best performing high schools in the KC district. I think now that Van Horn is now a part of the Independence School District the high school will stand out more academic wise and the school facilities will be more updated
Top Notch. Best School in the area. I couldn't ask for more in a learning institution. Keep it up! As with any educational centers, the complainer's are usually students and parents of students who are not performing up to par.
I am a recent student here at Van Horn High School. Throughout my high school education I feel that Van horn has taught me nothing. I am pretty embarrased to say that I attend Van Horn. Van Horns Interior is terrible! There is trash everywhere! And guess what nobody does anything about it. The teachers here complain to the students that they dont get paid and they decide not to do their job. Its safe to say that no student in Van horn would recommend any student to attend this school.
Van Horn administrators are a complete joke. They treat parents as if they are children themselves whenever there is a problem with administration. Under no circumstances would I recommend sending a child there unless you want a non thinking, non-educated, child who is prepared to only work in a dictatorship like atmosphere in a robotic manner.
In my opinion Van Horn is not all bad, but it does have its down points. For example the teachers need to interact with the students more and not just give assignments all day. I left Van Horn and now attend a much more advanced, and totally better school. That school needs to have more tutoring for people who need it and teachers that really care about the students instead of what happend to their fellow teachers during the weekend. That school needs a complete make over becauswe the students don't respect it. If they were getting more help then students might actually respect their school and not try to skip every day.
The quality of academic programs at Van Horn is pretty good. We recently got a new superintendent and the school has slightly higher expectations now. Sport programs are getting bigger and bigger every year, and parents are a lot more involved compared to 2 yrs. ago. Van Horn also added a band class for students to participate in. It takes time to get our school as organized as a suburban school but their getting their.
We were students in the class of 2001. This school really isn't that bad, if the teacher would focus on the student and teach more students would respond better. All of the teachers need to stop pass all the athletic student just because they pass the exrtacurricular activities. Teacher need to socialize after school with one another than socializing during classes. The princepals need to be more interactive with the student than sitting in thier offices all day.
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