We just moved here at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. My daughter came in as a Sophomore. The teachers are awesome and helpful. The new drama teacher is very talented and amazing (Mr. Lackey). The music dept. is wonderful, as well as the Art Dept. Our daughter is making straight A's at this school and has made life long friends. We have only wonderful things to say about this school. The librarian, Barb, is so kind and helpful. Our daughters' adviser, Sandy, is very competent and has become a friend to our daughter. It is a very clean, safe, and welcoming environment. There are rich, middle class, poor kids here and all get the same treatment and education from the admin and teachers. So So So glad we moved here!!!!
Our experience at PHS has been awful. Though my kids earn great grades and have been involved, our move here has resulted in sharp declines in grades and attitudes. In attempting to work with the school on these issues, we have been treated very poorly. The counselor was rude and incompetent, failing to follow up repeatedly. Attempting to reach a principle proves challenging. Here, their policies are more important than students and parents. We're looking for ways out of here.
I currently attend park hill south and I absolutely hate it. Most of students are very rich who go there and they sure do show it off. I've heard a lot from other students taking about doing drugs and partying. It's not a good school. Also some of the staff members are very rude.
Park Hill South is quite possibly the best high school in the kc mo area. I went to a different school as a freshman and started at south as a sophomore and just graduated this spring. I can honestly say that the academic standards at this school are excellent; the teachers are great and really want to help you learn, and there is plenty of opportunity to get help if you need it. I was also fortunate enoughto be part of the music department in both band and choir, and they were absolutely phenomenal. Honestly: South's Symphonic Band is one of if not the best high school bands in Missouri.
i went to this school last year and i hated it! i needed some extra tutoring or a class to help me out since i was so far behind. the counselor told me they had no classes like that for me because i was not a freshman. i felt very out of place there and the other students could be very harsh. i felt like the teachers were not interested in me because my level was not where all the other students in my class was. if your a student coming to the school in the middle of a year it may be hard on you as for me.
I am a freshmen at this school, I am average person, not rich or poor, and this is a great school, The Freshmen Mentoring Program is a great tool for aiding freshmen such as myself, the teachers are attentive, interactive, and, assisting to all of their students. Cliques are no worse than friends talking in the hallways. Upper class men don't i repeat DON'T harass lower class men. Race issues are limited to what I have seen so far. Some fights have broken out but nothing on even a monthly basis.