I have only went to this school for half the school year and I hated it. This school cares more about its athletes more than anybody else! Bullying and fighting are constant events that goes on and the school never really does anything about it. Theres a 80% that you will have teachers who assign homework every night of the week and you may only have that night to finish it, so the pressure to keep your grade a constant letter will be a problem. This school only has althetic after school activities and no clubs, also if your child stays at school for a after school event there is NO after school bus to bring your child to your residence.
I have three children that have gone to this school. Two of which have graduated. Both made great grades however when they went to college they knew next to nothing compared to other students, nor did their friends. Also, I have a daughter and a son that was seriously bullied there. A few times the teachers even saw it happening. One teacher, when I went to parent/teacher conferences, didn't even know the name of my daughter after almost a whole year of school! It really opened my eyes to just what my children have been going through. Because of all this we are moving and I highly recommend never sending your children to Pacific.
The bullying of which you speak was blown way out of proportion by the parent. While PHS--as all schools do--has its share of mean pranks and outright bullying, it is no worse here than anywhere else. PHS is a fine school with the best interests of the students as its primary focus. The school provides many clubs, sports, and activities for student participation. Students may obtain college credit by taking upper-level classes, and they may use the A+ program to get even more college credit free of charge. The current principal is student-focused and a strong leader. I am confident that anyone giving PHS a 1-star rating has issues of their own that they project onto the school. The school provides the opportunities...it is up to the students to take advantage.
This school has SERIOUS problems with bullying!!!! Kick those kids outta school!!!! Totally outrageous of them!!!
I'm currently a 10th grader her at PHS. The scholl has its ups and downs but not eveyone is bad, and the students are not taught how to fight, the teaches are fun well most any way. We not be the best but not the worst.
I have 2 daughters, one currently attends PHS and the other graduated 2 years ago. PHS is a good school. It is a school that is very community orientated. Many of the teachers have grown up in the area and have since returned to teach there. I like the feeling that they care about the kids and the community. PHS is also a A+ school. This means that if the student meets certain requirements that they are elilgible to get 2 years free at a community college. My 19 year old is taking advantage of this great program. She is in her 2nd year at the new Wildwood Community College. She is going to be a teacher and may very well end up back in the Mermamec Valley School District. Any school is what you as a parent make of it as well as the student.
Very disappointed in this school as I was hoping to find that this school was dedicated to sending kids to college and helping them become great adults. Many of the counselors believe that a 'D' is the average at Pacific High School and the Middle school is nothing but fighting. Good luck if you send your kids to this school because all they are being taught is how to fight, never to stick up for themselves and dont go to college.
Overall a very productive school full of ways to guide the future adults of America.
This is my second year as a student at PHS, and have been on the newspaper both years. I have to say that given the financial arrangements, and the town we have a great school overall. Sports is not the best, and some of the teachers leave a lot to be desired, but the honors teachers are extremely good. Even compared to the private school where I came from. Outside of academics we have had two students go to the all state band in the past two years. Won a lot of awards in Science Olympiad (quite an accomplishment considering our budget). Everyone complains about it, but those who are complaining are just waiting for school to be over. A great school for students who want to learn and be involved. Only real complaint I have is that the principal's keep changing, and some nonhonors courses aren't even like classes.
If I had to do it all over again, I would NOT send my child to Pacific High School. Only the district's finances is what is benefiting; however, I see no financial improvements at the schools. Where are our adult influences in the school system?
My kids are new to this district, and new to public schools, period. Overall, I'm not impressed ~ but the school year is still new. The condition of the classrooms leaves a lot to be desired and a couple of the teachers are not what I would consider quality role models for students based on unacceptable language and general attitude. I think there needs to be more direction for new students in terms of helping them learn procedures and find their way around. It would make the transition much smoother. I know there's an orientation for freshman, but maybe there should be something for older students as well.
As a former student,and parent of a sophmore,I think they need to help these kids prepare for college. There are some teachers who are messing up the kids GPAs,because they dont like a person or their friends. The principle talks to the kids in a mean and unprofesional manner,and she is terrible about returning parents calls. The kids don't get enough travel time between classes,because the school is overcrowded. The school is old,and could use some inprovement. We (parents)voted to raise our taxes so our kids could have a better school. Show us some improvement! Our kids have great ideas,and dreams for their futures. They show their pride,and lots of spirit. When is the administration going to show their's? Our kids deserve better. When are the administrators going to step up and help?
They are to busy trying to regulate the actvities that they are doing outside of school or after they graduate than trying to help them when they are in school. The principals and administrators have their priorities messed up.
The school is very very over crowded you have to fight your ways down the hall. the school dosent provide acessable locker acess making students offten late for class and they dont stress college enough to the senior and junior class, For students just moving into the area the school often doesnt give the new students a fair enough chance throwing them into whatever classes that please them. The rooms are very crowded making it a harder learning atomsphere with a bigger school it would be better
I am a student at PHS and I think that everyone is doing a great job under the financial circumstances. PHS is a great school, full of spirit and pride. The only way to see how nice the school is and check out all the opportunities it has to offer, is to get involved and put in some effort. That is the only reason why most students don't like it here; because they are lazy.
The school district was letting teachers go this year and some of the teachers were asking for money for expensive field trips. We struggle with a 2 person income house. I feel sorry for single mothers who are stuggling. The priorities are screwed up down there. Not that I don't appreciate the rest of the teachers hard work, there are a few teachers who need to remember, this is Pacific and alot of people are lower income, this is not a high rent West County district.
There arer to many students per teacher. The classrooms are over crowed. The teaching staff is poor, good students are strugling becuase of this.
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