My daughter attended Sachem from Kindergarten to graduation. Upon applying to college, she received full academic scholarships from two acclaimed universities, as well as several other acceptances and scholarships. Not one for sports, she joined the orchestra in 4th grade (when instrument-specific music programs are first offered) and played viola until 11th grade, when she realized her calling for Broadcast Journalism. She was involved in Sachem's unique FM radio program, giving her great experience in the field. She also found a passion for Environmental Science through the AP class offered in the field, as well as the Envirothon competition (which Sachem has dominated in for the region in the past few years). My daughter and her friends would attend football games to watch the school marching band or buy tickets for every night of the school play. The Sachem North football team were the Long Island champions this season. Overall, this is a great school that offers opportunities for every type of student.
Overall good school. Academics are on point. Most teachers show genuine interest in their students.
This school is great. The students are mostly nice and well mannered. Some of the teachers joke around too much but are mostly skilled at their jobs. Great shool
Best school ever. It is a bit crowded but the classes are interesting and no one fools around.
Both my sons graduated from Sachem North. I have nothing but great things to say about the school. Mr. Nolan (principal) is absolutely the greatest! He is very caring and is very well liked by students, parents and staff. The APs are simply wonderful as well. They took interest in my children and always returned my calls in a timely manner. They were very concerned with proper placement and took the time to guide them into taking classes that were suitable for their abilities. The teachers were equally as caring and always encouraged my children to work to their potential. What was best is the fact that parents were always informed about the goings on in the school and no one was left in the dark. Excellent school!
Sachem East is a wonderful place to educate Special Education students. The staff and administration is very understanding and accepting of 'special behaviors' that may be deemed inappropriate or disrespectful in other school districts. Special students are easily mainstreamed into regular ed classes. The money spent on Special Education is by far more than the funds allocated in other wealthier districts. Although the campus at East may appear to be unruly. laxed, and unsafe,during the school day, it allows for special ed and disadvantaged kids to have control of how the school is operated. In fact, that the parents of special ed students havemore of a a say in behavior codes and curriculm than the parents of the students with greater advantages. Teachers have little input in what is done, and are discouraged from giving failing grades. Sachem is perfect for needy families and students with special behavior needs.
I'm a past student and I wasn't lost in the large group of kids at my school. If you ask for help every and i mean every teacher will offer extra help as often as you like if you are academically unstable. You just need to ask and they will help you out. It is the kids responsibility to maintain their grades and the parents' job to teach them these values. I had a great experience at Sachem North High School.
I totally agree with the posting dated February 12, 2007, saying that Sachem School District is for the smart students and sports. If you have a child that is in special education many are getting lost in the system and no one cares! Also, correct in saying that the children that need the most help don't get it! We need to get a general diploma back for all the students who can't do the regents! How many more students have to drop out of school?
The principal at Sachem North, Mr. Nolan is wonderful! He's very approachable,open minded and warm hearted.
Sachem school district is way to big and they focus on the children that are academically stable. If you have a disability in the Sachem district your child gets left behind and many children get lost in the system. I feel the teachers are too comfortable and don't go the extra mile for the children that need help. There is more to education than sports.I've tried to contact teachers, the principal and guidance counselors in North High School and I have to say it is a project trying to get them to call you back. I have yet to have someone get back to me in a timely fashion. Sachem school and teachers are over-rated.
Sachem North is way too big. Even split up it is very easy for a child to get lost in the crowd. There is a huge focus on sport teams. Classes are very large.
Sachem is a great school for your child. It has an exceptional AP program, sports, fine arts, and other extra curricular activities. There is something for everyone there.
I am a former Sachem Graduate who has chosen to raise my family in this District. Sachem is an excellent school District. The teachers are truly dedicated and talented. All students should take advantage of the many extra curricular activities, sports, etc.
I am not a parent, but I am a student at Sachem North entering my sophomore year in September of 2006. I believe that our school is known for it's sports, but most known for our Football! there is plenty of stuff for us to do, but with the recent budgets cuts it will be a lot different this year. The academic level of the school I feel is one of the best around, with a caring faculty and a great staff, I feel that Sachem is the best.
Adademic programs are very diverse. I personally believe however the school is too crowded therefore not giving kids the opportunity to learn on a smaller scale.
This school is so big that the children have everything right at their fingertips. The programs are extensive and amazing. They are also extremely competitive, and 'average' kids can easily get lost in the system. The education is about standard. The social aspect is pretty good, because with a graduating class of 1800, there's someone for everyone.
I am a Sachem Graduate of 84' , my children are also Sachem students one is in high school one is in Special ed. Sachem is the best for studetns they provide the needed services and over all the teachers are top notch.
My two children go to Wenonah Elementary. They love it and so do I. It is relatively small considering it is part of the Sachem District The teachers are very in tune with their students. My family couldn't ask for a better school.
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