I am from the class of 2003 from PVM and when I was in school everything about it was great, students, teachers, and staff. Loved every second of it. Once the mascot changed, it seemed everything else changed too, they force retired a lot of teachers, bus drivers, and even aids. The school also does not have any specialty programs, like Radio Club, or any programs for Autistic children. Would recommend if you have to choose this school. Make sure to meet with each teacher before sending your kid. I think they should revert to the old ways, it was obviously working. Why change it? My education took me very far.
I am going on my third year at Paul V. Moore and dread everyday of it. The students there are immature, and I feel that faculty and staff there choose "favorites" giving every student an unfair advantage constantly. The learning there is satisfactory, but most of all it is an unhappy, place to be.
Pretty good school. some teachers have no clue how to teach and the usual high school drama, crime, and general unpleasantness. But that's obviously because of the financial state of the communit. Ben Conover class of '10. :)
I'm a PVM graduate, class of '04. About 75% of the teachers are great & caring. I got a good education, but only because I was willing to put in the work for it, this is not a school for those lacking in motivation! Unfortunately, it's a terribly unsafe school.