The bullying is the worst, my kid is a straight Face student, but they keep putting her up a grade each year. They try to down play parents when reporting bullying. I will take the necessary legal steps to protect my child and any other child who is being bullied.
It literally sucks. Not saying because I don't like school bit I used to go to another school. And I never thought I would say this but the education is so bad I was getting A's an B's in my old school and I had soccer through out the whole semester. In this school everything is so hard not because I can't do it more because of the teachers they can't teach very well. There's no after school tutoring or anything I'm gonna end up failing this year and I'm not used to not having good teachers that can actually take the time to help you. These teachers seem to have other important stuff to do so they rush through helping you individually. I really think this school should be replaced with better teachers plus everyone has such a horrible character and nobody respects here. Really hate this school
I went to this Meremac Valley RIII school district all through school, and hated it. I was constantally bullied, and they didn't care. I made all A's and B's never below but they didn't care unless you were in sports. If I would have been my parents at the time I would have pulled myself out of the school, and transfered to a Private School. My children will not attend this district, and will be in a school where the factually actually care.
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.
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.