Yes they have listed a lot of sports but only few are accepted. It is very political in many sports as to who is not cut. There are few opportunities unless you are exceptional or known insiders to get on a sport. The only sport with fewer cuts is track. You must already know the sport perfectly. There is no help or training. The twenty minutes of extra help is for the thirty or more kids begging for help. Also I don't believe these reviews marked as five star are written by students. The school is not great. It's a struggle unless your already gifted or talented. If your kid is a star great move to this town but if that child needs help find a better school. Find a better school. Please find a better school.
Amazing Programs. So many Clubs, Activities, and sports programs such as Lacrosse,Tennis,Track&Field,Swimming,Golf,Volleyball,Baseball,Softball,Soccer (Just to name a few.) Guidance has been very helpful during my journey at PMHS, they are very kind and knowledgable to the students are really care about them.The teachers also really care for students and stay after school for academy periods which last about 20 minutes to help students and answer any questions they may have.They also have programs such a BOCES, which allows students to go to the Valhalla campus and learn a certain career such as cosmetology,EMT,Protective Services, Graphic and Design, T.V and production as well as fashion design, which can help the student be able to obtain a career after high school. overall just a fantastic school.
We've lived in Pelham for 30 years. I finally had to put my daughter in the high school. We were very excited about his new school. It was recently renovated and looked very nice on the surface. They spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on new television monitors. So we felt our child was in good hands. My child has special needs as well as the reviewer below. I have to agree that they do rush them off the program . In our case the first week it was mentioned tobe taken off of The learning disability list. The unfortunate consequence was that his disability did not allow her the safety net for the regents Exam where a lot of support academically was required and not provided . In addition this information was not provided. you're told that coming off of learning disability does not lose services, not mentioning the needed safety nets. If she had been not taken off of the learning disability list unnecessarily She would not have failed. The budget cuts also affect the sports programs so the tryouts indoors for certain positions that can't be effective and cut great athletes out of sports . Therefore they lose confidence and they lose potential for developing in that sport.
Well this school is completely run by tight budget deficiencies and claims to handle them well. the sports programs are completely destructive. If a child has a chance at a scholarship in a sport and is doing well he has a giant chance of being cut from the programs. Have you ever heard of an indoor try out for an outfielder. I won MVP with Senior Babe Ruth yet I was cut from the team. It was shocking and now I have no chance of scholarship to college or maybe not even able to play. I came in from a very well known school for kids with dyslexia and ADHD and the first week of school they told my parents that I no longer needed services. Someone like me with a chance for a career , there isn't much support for LD. they have a small classroom of kids asking for help at the same time with two teachers available. Most of the time they don't even know the answers, It's called resource room and it's fairly useless but looks like they have a place for LD kids.The other detriment to their desire to cut the budget and throw you off of being labeled LD is that you know longer have a safety net for their regents exams. When you deserve the safety nets no longer have one you fail the class .
Pelham Memorial High School is a great school for such a small community, with excellent opportunities for students to enroll in various AP, SUPA, and SUNY level classes to get ahead for college. The guidance department is knowledgable and helpful, and the foreign language opportunities are excellent with well-qualified teachers. Numerous extra curricular opportunities are available to students, and it is very easy to start a custom club. The teachers are supportive and highly qualified in their fields, and are almost always willing to spend extra time working with students and accommodate schedules. The principal is incredibly accessible, caring, well-informed, and open to student involvement and student ideas. All in all a great school that help me get into a great university, could never imagine having gone anywhere else.
School is not about evaluating children with learning disabilities. It creates reports that are inaccurate in order to minimize the level of service child needs.. Once your child is evaluated one week later it is determined that no longer moving services special needs. Their tests are designed to remove your LD child From its list. There is inadequate help for children with special needs. When you try and contact guidance special assistance even the principal you are ignored. Do not move Pelham Pelham Manor if you are looking for a good education for your child. I had to fight on my own for the extra time my son needed to ACT. When the people at the ACT read documents from Pelham Memorial high school they told me they saw The greasy edges on the reports. The reports are specifically designed to evaluate my son has not LD ,despite having been in special-education from the Second-grade. This is specifically designed to save the district money. This is a terrible school for the taxes you pay in Pelham. I would suggest moving north spend a few tax dollars more for an adequate education for teachers and a principal who have training in the education and identification of LD children.
Pelham Memorial High School is a good public school in Westchester. Teacher's are of good caliber and administration is capable.
very good school, parent involvement is high, limited sports programs due to every year a budget must be passed to keep programs
I recently transferred to Pelham Memorial High School and think it's one of the best schools in the country- way up there with the other top notch Westchester publics. Teachers are accessible, friendly, and truly create bonds with the students, while covering the material and helping the students accelerate on APs, Regents, and other tests. Parents and students, too, are very active in the community and have good relationships with almost everyone involved in the school district. Pelham schools often gets neglected (the town being so small), but people should really take into consideration the quality of the academic and social scene in the schools.
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