Although it may seem that the amount of people in this high school is insane, it ends up being ok once you are attending it. Bullying happens everywhere, and this school is not perfect, but since there are so many people, it was very rare when I was going there. Another great benefit is there are clubs for, literally, EVERYTHING, and if there isn't one you want, you make one. It is pretty great. Our principal was great, although he retired, the new principal is awesome too. The only problem you might have is being stuck in a traffic jam in the hallways and be a few minutes late to class, but teachers, for the most part understand, because they get stuck too :P
The school is a place to learn about the real world. At first it seems huge, but once you get used to the size it's not that bad. The school has many interesting classes from cooking to car engineering. They also have a tv studio that is used to give information to students.
This school is good and mostly because I have never experienced bullying but then again maybe that's because I'm a quiet girl who doesn't talk as much. Teachers are helpful......but there are a couple that are bossy. So yea that about sums it and this my senior year so yea.
I attend the school now and I believe the school is great and you truly have a great experience while there.
The chances of finding a good person who doesn't smoke or drink on a regular basis as a friend are slim. That's my main reason for not liking this school. Some teachers are great, but others are not. The size fools you, it does seem smaller once you're inside. 'Nuff said
Arlington is a big school and that can seem daunting to newly arrived students. However, this large size means more than just a long graduation ceremony. Students have a wide range of academic, club, and sport activitites. As a student at Arlington all of my classes my senior year were AP giving me a huge step up when entering college. Not only that but I was able to pursue the sport of fencing with the schools club.
To September 13, 2009: I have no desire to start a comment war. I'd just like to say that I didn't mean the monitors are out to get people. What I've noticed is that they rarely treat anyone with kindness unless they're all buddy-buddy. Last year, I needed to leave my lunch period to go to guidance for a personal issue. I was visibly upset, and the monitor stopped me. This is not where the problem lay. The issue was that the monitor was sitting with a student who told her not to trust me. I then had to awkwardly go through getting permission from another teacher, having my friends vouch for me, etc. That is unnecessary. I was going to Guidance - not outside to smoke weed. However, so many people still find a way out to do just that. [>.<]
I currently attend AHS. I feel it is a very school. It has an amazing music program, with the best jazz band in the northeast and a marching band in the top 3 of the state. I have never had a bad math, science, or social studies teacher at Arlington. It is a large school, but that just means that more types of classes and clubs can be offered. Also it means that there is someone for everyone to be friends with, and many people who would be outsiders at other schools can still find large numbers of people who share their interests. The foreign language program could use some work though, and the building itself isn't that great.
I feel the school is the best. There are countless after school activity's. Most teachers are wonderful, and because of the vast amount of students, I have been able to make countless friends. A major problem with the school though is that is if filled with ignorance. Classmates don't care about school in general. Like in any school, there are kids who don't give a damn, and the only place they will end up in the world is on the streets. With our vast amount of students, it does seem that there are a lot of them, but its the same percent compared to others. Despite what others (the comment below mine) say, the hall monitors are not out 'to get you.' I do not know any of them personally, but because i don't loiter in the halls, or skip class, there is no interaction between us.
I graduated Arlington High School just this past June and I believe that it is an amazing high school. Yes it is big to those who see if from outside but once you are part of the Arlington community you couldn't feel anymore at home. The administaration, the couselors,faculty, and staff are great. There is so much to get involved in and so many classes to take advantage of. With a few exceptions, the teachers are great as well. I loved going there and still feel part of Arlington's community. Go Admirals!!!
I attend Arlington and i think the school as a whole is a wonderful school and a great atmosphere. I personally look forward to going to school everyday, and we definitely have a lot of school spirit. The problem is the teachers. There's many teachers who think they can say whatever they want to us and that they are surperior to us kids. But besides that go arlington [: its a great school.
-* -- This high school is getting way too big for its britches. There are teachers that are still employed that shouldn't be. To date the overall experience that I've had with this is not that great. I rate them a minus (-) starschool.
After having two children graduate from Arlington and having one presently attending the school, I speak with over 10 years experience. The school offers so many programs and classes so that everyone can find something that interests them. The administration is exceptional as well as the majority of the teachers.Looking back over my school years, I wish I had the opportunities afforded these children.
The school is not that big, and anyone who has ever spent time in it, will tell you that. It is very hard for you to get lost and you have plenty of time between classes! There is always something to do, and many resources. There is a lot of opportunity that any child can experience. Best time of my life.
Much of the opportunities in the school come from the large class sizes. There is activities for all students. ( If you cannot find a club that interests you the administration is always open to new clubs.) The sports teams and support are spectacular, and it has one of the best special education programs in the county. In addition, the honors program produces some of the 'best and brightest' in the country, many going on to ivy league educations. As a current student I have realized arlington is what everyone puts into it, and if you do not participate in the school community it is very likely you will not enjoy your experiences there.
Arlington is a really good school, and has top rate programs, children are encouraged to do well, teachers are always available- and will do anything to make sure you succeed. The greatest atribute of Arlington High School is parent involvement.
As a student who recently graduated and went on to college, I've seen Arlington drastically change. Security administrators have come and gone, the population of students has almost doubled (making the school very overcrowded). Arlington strengths are in its academic programs, very high in quality, teachers know their subjects well, and wonderful preparation for college. Yet, there are drawbacks, admin./teach/counselors/ do not know you unless you fight for their attention, life at Arlington is not nurturing by any means, students are competitive, and the extracurricular activities are in dire need of serious variety, there are only a few extracurrs. students can be involved in, and counselors do not know of many internships etc in the area. Finally, if you are looking for diversity in the student body, do not send your child here.
Everything in AHS is really amazing. From the leval of teacher involvement with the students to the amazing amount of clubs, orginizations, and sports teams. Every student should feel they fit in somewhere.
My husband and I have never regretted moving into the Arlington School District. Three of our four sons have graduated AHS and have gone on to college. All three boys can attest to the quality of the education they received as compared to some of their college peers from other locales. The lessons my guys learned in the classroom, on the playing field, and on the concert stage were invaluable. Worth every cent of my school taxes!
Take this from a former student: This school is great. It's not as large as it seems. They give you plenty of time to get from class to class and even though the class are larger than some schools, it does not mean that the students are not getting a top quality education. They have PLENTY of Special Ed. Teachers and Aides, as well as many very qualified teachers. AHS also has one of the best sports program out there. Its afterschool activites are not found in many other schools. There are even classes offered here that are not offered at many of the other local schools. Do yourself a favor, and just check it out a few times. Inquire within with some of the other students and some of the personnel. You will see for yourself that there is not much you can complain about.
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