Their Special-Ed department does nothing to help kids with special needs. They don't help keep the parents well informed either, unless your child does something wrong. If you don’t plan on attending college or aren’t a part of their extra-curricular activities, then they don’t waste any time or energy on you and you’re lucky if you get any help. Truancy is rampant and the attendance system is useless. Teachers will mark you there when you are not or mark you absent when you are there. Teachers will lie to justify their punishments. The administration will tell you one thing then change their story afterwards. Everyone there is self-serving – not one person cares.
Their Special-Ed department does nothing to help kids with special needs. They might give kids an extra study or do small changes to their schedule, but they expect a child with disabilities to change & adapt to their way of things and not the other way around.
Raymond has been consistently rated as a school in need. Despite this, the school has sent a very high ratio of children to very competitive colleges and several to Ivy League schools in the past several years. Like any other school, the kids will get out what they put in. The teacher-student ratio is good and the teachers in my experience, have all been attentive and dedicated. I have 2 kids in this school system, and both are high honor students. There is a relatively high ratio of kids who just don't do well, but it's not necessary a reflection on the school so much as the kids themselves. There are some kids who just don't care. There are some great programs that are in place to help serious student attain college goals. I attended a very well-known semi-private school and cannot say that my experience was any better there than my children's at RHS.
I am a former student of Raymond High and I have to say my personal experience here was great! I made a lot of great relationships with friends and teachers along the way and have gained morals, values, and even life skills that i use to this very day. Granted you will find there are always bad experiences with any school but the close bond with teachers and students here makes for a great learning experiece. I will be settling down in Raymond in the future and sending my children there for school.