Mr. Baker really ties the school together. Not only does he teach his students very well, but he teaches them in a way that is fun and gets the students involved. His various drawings and jokes make his class the highlight of the day. As the song goes, Mr, Baker; he is awesome awesome awesome!
As a former student of this school and a parent that has 2 children that have or are attending this school I would not recommend this school. My oldest child had learning problems and behavioral problems and they treated him like the plague. My other child is the total opposite. Very bright, quick to learn and no behavior problems. Even this has been a problem. She tested 1 point away from distinct in Math, then entered Sunapee Middle School and the math program was a joke. She started testing lower and lower. If I didn't enter her in Algerbra in 8th grade I am sure it would have gotten worse. As for the Culture in this school, If you aren't in the right click your child will be overlooked in all aspects including sports. Unless you can smooze the right people, SEND your child elsewhere. Has been like this since I have gone there, but now it seems to have gotten worse. I was going to give the Parent involvement a higher rating until I read where it said, treats like a partner not outsiders, that would depend on what that parents status is with their click and how much money you have.
sunapee middle high school has been responsible for many students adding to the statistic of high school drop outs. for example a student i once new who was very bright and musically gifted was put through a great deal of stress from the administration. for example, the student used to spend many of his lunch periods in the music room (while there weren't any music classes taking place). After the second time the principal "caught" him playing guitar during lunch; he required the student to be followed everywhere he went from 7:00am to 3:45 pm. this included trips to the bathroom, the nurses office, the lunch room, the library, to and from ALL classes. the student was no longer allowed to bring his guitar to school either. even worse this pitiful excuse for a school denied special education services on return for his second try at senior year. this student struggled very hard with emotional and learning disorders and without the help of special ed he would never be able to succeed in graduating. this is only a small portion of what the administration has done to just ONE student! the principal of this school is only concerned with a good rating, not equal education for all kids.
This school is great, its even better than a lot of private schools. Its a small school so the kids don't get bullied or anything too. There are many excellent teachers that all are nice and funny but still teach you very well.
i go there now, its good, i guess. i only have my perspective (honors everything) and for my classes the teachers are very helpful, give plenty of time for assignments, and dont grade harshly. There are things i majorly dislike about the school, most of which havent effected me much, I.E. late slips: When a person is late (usually becasue they couldnt get to class in three minutes) the teacher tells them to walk back to where they came from, interupt the teacher of the other class to get a little note that says that they were late, and walk back. by this the student both misses almost ten minutes of class, and interupts someone else's, when they could have only missed a couple minutes if they didnt have to do all that. small stupid stuff aside tho, good school (xc team stinks)
Absolute joke!! Do not even think about sending your kids to this dump. Pathetic teachers completely intimidated by anybody outside of this tiny community. If you have bright kids they will be totally compromised by these idiots. My kid is highly gifted - they did not even notice (because he is not from the town) , huge mistake thinking your smart kid will do well here. Avoid like the plague
I am a student here at sunapee schools and i am more than pleased with the education and activities.Sunapee has better sports activities than normal schools they work hard to keep the students in shape and getting them to try new activities.The classes are really good the teachers will go out of their way to help the students learn and understand what they are teaching.Here the students dont have to fight for attention becuase there are not many students so the teacheres can get to everybody. The teachers form an after school club to help the students if they are having trouble i myself was struggling but the teachers tried time after time not giving up on me now i am getting a's and b's i am more than satisfide with the schools.
I am currently going to school here at SMHS and it's been fun but the teachers are not that great over all. I have been going here for about 2 years and my brother, 3. So far I don't think that this school has a feature in being a good school. Teachers are too up tight and do this stupid thing called a blue slip which just shows you that your stupid, but it's supposed to let your parents know that you didn't do your homework. Overall i would not like to go to this school, beside's to see my friends.
Poor admin, teachers aides leave much to be desired, most teachers are ok, some should continue schooling in areas of diplomacy, and the school is not well equipped to meet the needs of children is special learning issues. Do your child a favor and find another school if you are thinking of mving in the area
I am a former student of this High School, and if my experiences there have taught me anything, it is that Sunapee students have it lucky. We are able to tap into a quality of education that is denied to many students in this very state. From conversations directed at college students in my own age group, I have heard horror stories of old equipment, miserable teachers, and an incapable staff at their high schools. While our school isnt as highly rated as most private schools in the state I believe we are lucky to enjoy an education such as the one offered here. I have seen the good and the bad from this school system and while it isnt perfect, the good far outweighs the negative. The teacher are beyond excellent, they are selfless. Many giving up their well deserved rest time in order to better facilitate the students with recreational activites.