PHS has excellent academics, with the teachers always making sure there's something new to learn each day. The building conditions are superb, and there's plenty of great activities for students to partake in. Despite all that, PHS isn't all that great. There is a high immaturity level in even the Seniors, and the leadership could be better. The administration is laid-back and doesn't get things done well or on time. The rule enforcement is also horrible. Thankfully, everyone can always find a friend, and most of the teachers are great. If you're going for the academics and the activities, make this one of your options. For anything else, however, please skip PHS
I'm really in different about P-town High. We have good spirit and great teachers with great experience. But, I'v lived in Plattsmouth my whole life, gone to pcs since kindergarten and I'm not well known around the town. Classes are small and activities are pretty good.
Plattsmouth schools provide a quality education, however the administrators are terrible. Overall the teachers are helpful, the learning environment is great, and I would recommend this as a school for anyone who wants a quality education. However, if athletic success is a goal, you may want to avoid Plattsmouth.
I am someone who saw upfront and personal the inner-workings of this school district. The families and kids are great. There are a lot of good, caring teachers, who work hard everyday and who put kids first. However, the major problem is the school leadership and the atmosphere of a 'good ole boy club'. By that, I mean there is this unstated code that allows the principals, and district administrators the freedom to do as they please and they cover up inadequacies for one another. There is an attitude of doing the bare minimum by administration. Teachers can and want to do more for kids, but their hands are tied by administrators, who are threatened by teachers with any kind of talent or ambition. The good teachers leave and the ones, who do the least, remain. Sadly, this district promotes the louses who do nothing and keep the status quo.
There might be a couple of good teachers, I had one, but for the most part it's a glorified day-care.
As a graduate, I received a great education. Went off to college and have had many opportunities. We chose to raise our children in Plattsmouth, all have graduated. It is a great school for kids to get involved and compete in sports and academics. It is like any small town, you get what you put into it! Those that complain may not have got involved in the right things, perhaps they chose the wrong path, and wrong friends. The principals are all great leaders who care about the kids. Those that have left have gone on to lead Class A schools. Dr. Heinen (she) is fantastic. She has been there 5+ years or so. Many of us who have graduated in the last 25 years are doctors, attorneys, etc... The only one holding you back is YOU! GO BIG BLUE!
I attended PHS and I have to say that it was the most pointless time in my life.The only thing that had any kind of positive influence in my life was sports and even those choices were severely limited.And the football coach at the time wasn't a leader or a motivator.We have always had some of the most talented athletes but never any coaches to make them into a real team.Most of the academics weren't worth the time that was wasted on them.It was boring, not challenging and not a fun place to learn, as if they had anything to teach.And most of the people there were the worst.If you didn't conform to a given group, and were unique in any way, you were treated like an outcast and picked on.
As an alumni (who can speell) i would say that this school is NOT a place my kids will attend. Their is not a single set of rules that ALL must follow. Yet 2 sets one for the 'regular' student body, and one for the students whose parents or relatives help the city. starting spots on athletic teams are decided by not your skill level but who your brother/sister, mother/father are. The minority rules. The teachers grade, and choose student aides the same way. Many of the teachers enjoy a long tenure with no replacement threats. They employee the same teaching styles throughout their long careers with no adjusting for the times. The parents of all students have always been very supportive of this school even though the system does not support their children in the quest for higher education. Shuttle your children to Bellevue its worth it.
Frankly im tird of reading the bad comments, i went there and I think that the school is ran GREATLY, there is NO racism so where that idea came from i have no idea and Dr.Heinen doesn't allow discrimnation AT ALL, and you please tell me how the school got awared for their 'most school spirit and good sportsmanship for class B' if this school is HORRIBLE? Unless you have walked a day and went to class in the school i think that you should keep your negativity to yourself i am extremley disappointed that the people that have negative things to say are the ones that have no idea what they are talking about.
Coming from Northern Virginia and Maryland area, I'm very disappointed in the school leadership. The principal appears to be extremely unbalenced in his application of discipline and when my child went to the nurses office for a severe cough, he was told she couldn't treat him because of his grades. My son has battled issues like ADD for years, and it seams no one there has any idea how to educate students and protect their health.
We have been very happy with Plattsmouth HS both academically and with various extra curricular activities. The cross country program is fantastic. Enthusiastic coaching builds a very cohesive team. Wednesday night team dinners have been a hit with many students. The Renaissance Program is a student and teacher run program designed to give kids positive reinforcement for good grades and behavior. The classes are small; the teachers have the opportunity to really know their students. The teachers are a very involved caring group. There really is a lot of pride in this school and many opportunities for students to find their nitch.
I think that PHS is a very good school, I myslef attended there. The name thing is true to a point. But, just because someones name is known while another isn't it doesn't mean that you are treated any differently. Especially by the staff. PHS has awesome teachers. I started in Plattsmouth in 8th grade. It is the same thing that I experienced at any other school, when you haven't gone to school with everyone since birth your name isn't going to be known but it doesn't mean you won't fit in. The clicks aren't bad,of coursethough,if you play baseball, your going to spend more time with baseball players. But the majority of the students don't have just one group that they are friends with. It is a great place to go. It also has a great set of class's for anyone who wants to be a future teacher.
Horrible School! If you weren't born here, you will NOT be accepted. Racism and discrimination are allowed. We saw ONE quality teacher in four years. And the 'counselors'...never did get the military info we requested.
I am not a big fan of Plattsmouth High. I think that there are a certain group of students who get special attention and priveledges. Other students whose last names aren't well known in the community aren't treated the same. Kids are looked down upon because of their famililes or other siblings that have already attended Plattsmouth High School. I don't believe that everyone is given a fair chance to succeed. This shouldn't be how a school runs, agree?
This school is a wonderful place for education. All of the teachers and staff are so committed to taking care of each and every student. The leader of this school is amazing, she cares for each student, and it shows. The children that attend PHS are very proud and hold unratable sportmenship qualities. The environment is stable in the departments of security, thoughtfulness, and achievment. I could go on forever about PHS, there are no other schools in the state of Nebraska that can even compare. I know all of this because I am a senior, currently attending PHS.
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