I, too, graduated from Trenton High School, and like what the individual in the previous comment belives, it's not as bad a school as it is made out to be by many critics. Aside from learning how to make friends, expressing myself creatively in the diverse array of courses and extracurricular programs, playing a lead role in Les Miserables and being immersed in a student culture that helped my identity blossom, I realized that there's a beautiful flipside to every underside. Do not hesitate to send your kids here because they will be able to interact with respectable students of varying degrees of mental caliber and grow in a safe learning environment with concerned teachers. The metal detectors at every entrance and constant presence of police officers and cocaine sniffing German Shepherds help students feel safe at trenton high. 11 out of 10!
I, too, graduated from Trenton High School, and like what the individual in the previous comment belives, it's not as bad a school as it is made out to be by many critics. Aside from learning how to make friends, expressing myself creatively in the diverse array of courses and extracurricular programs, playing a lead role in Les Miserables and being immersed in a student culture that helped my identity blossom, I realized that there's a beautiful flipside to every underside. Do not hesitate to send your kids here because they will be able to interact with respectable students of varying degrees of mental caliber and grow in a safe learning environment with concerned teachers. The metal detectors at every entrance and constant presence of police officers and cocaine sniffing German Shepherds help students feel safe at Trenton High
Although many parents might have doubts about sending their kid to this school, it does not deserve a 1 out of 10. I, a proud African American Harvard Sophomore, attended Trenton High and survived and lived through the poor quality teaching, the multiple drive by attempts on my life, and the dangers of wearing red or blue to school. Despite the problems inherent in its educational system and approach (i.e. organization, teaching quality, school security), I believe that I had walked away with a fabulous practical skill set-Street Smarts. It's obvious that an African American Princeton High School student wouldn't last a minute in the streets outside of this school. Death and crackheads loom on every corner when the bell rings. I learned to 'hold my own,' to be 'strapped' and to 'clap back' when getting 'jumped.' 10 out of 10. I learned something real about real life.
I graduated from TCHS in 2006 and TCHS is a very good school as long as students are willing to take advantage of the opportunities that are available. Alot of the students at TCHS are very intelligent and would like to advance on to college and into the workforce, however, they do not take advantage of the opportunities that are their for them. Students need to take advantage of ALL of the resources that are at TCHS. Had it not been for all the scholarships that I applied for and received from TCHS, I would not have been able to pay for college. The media and the Trenton community in general keep dwelling on the negative.TCHS has alot of potential. It is up to the students, as well as their parents, to put forth their interest.
New school year, new principal, new superintendent for our district. We are very positive about the upcoming changes. The PTSA is encouraging parents to get more involved at this level with regards to college selections, test preps and working together with their kids teachers to make the high school years successful. Many opportunities at TCHS, just have to get involved and be visible. Staff and Administration need to know parents are willing to work with them.
This school is terrible! My nephew went there for a year and once he transfered his scores, and overall academic proficiency has increased tenfold. Don't send your kid to TCS before looking at the test scores!
Trenton High has improved over the last few years but still have a ways to go. Parents should not be intidated by the outside attractions that may occur at TCHS because they can occur anywhere. Overall if your child has a strong personality they will succeed at this school.
I think that Trenton Central High School is a great learning institution. My son is a Junior and is doing very well. The media has shown TCHS in a very bad light. Bad things happen at every school. Your child has to be motivated to get the education that is available and to do what they need to do. There are a mirage of activities for everyones taste. The athletics are outstanding and they have a great following in the community. I am sad to say that the parental involvement is very low. It seems that a great deal of parents do not feel that it is important for them to play a role in their childs education. Its sad because some of them desperately need the encouragement. Overall, TCHS is a great institution and I am proud to say that my son is a student there.
I happen to think that it is a great school. The education curriculum is very good and I am a sophomore and I have never once felt threatened there. The media makes it seem as a bad school with little or no educational value when in fact the teachers are very motivated and the students are the ones who choose not to do their work.
The school is a mess. The sports programs and precollege programs are some good things about it. If you really want your child to have a good education do not send your child to this school. I am a sophomore and know this. Parental involvement form 1-10 is a 3 and thats because the parents will come to the school to complain about the teachers and fight them.
Very fun for the students. Excellent activities and programs. Low parental involvement.
I graduated from Trenton High in 2003. The school offers so many opportunities for students to succeed. Trenton High has provided me with the necessary tools to succeed at The College of New Jersey. The schools offers to many activities for students to take a part of. Unfortunately, the media does not awlways highlight the success stories of Trenton High students.
This school provides a very basic education, in a very dangerous enviroment. The staff for the most part is very un-motivated, and the students have little to no supervision!
The school is facinating my child loves it here. She is in a lot of activities at the school. And she exceeds in all of her classes. I like the way you keep your suporting parents up to date with safty and education and activities. Keep up the good work. Thank you.
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