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.
I am an 11th grade student at Sachem North HS. I love it. The teachers are very helpful and will always go over something until you understand it. Although there are many students, it just allows you to find more people to be friendly with. The school is not crowded, it is large enough to generously fit all students. It is an experience I will never forget.
This school/district is very crowded. The addition of new schools will help ease this problem. It is easy for students to become lost in the crowd here. Individuals students can be left by the wayside as the school attempts to move the massive student body forward. This school offers a large assortment of extra activities for the motivated student. These include active athletics and arts programs. If you are interested in an intimate educational experience, this would be the wrong place for your child.
Truely a Great and Wonderful school, I went to this school dist when I was younger, and now my childern are in this school dist. The teacher quality, extracurricular activities, parent involvement and safety are the reasons I moved back here after I was married. I am a teacher at another school and feel confident that when my childern will grow up to well rounded and successful.
Both my daughters graduated from Sachem and received a very good education. They have wonderful memories!
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