January 27, 2014
Pelham schools are pretty OK. I have dysgraphia and while it was a pain to get an IEP, the school was fairly accommodating once I got it. Guidance is not very good, though my experience is that that is true of nearly all high schools. As for the academics, the science department is fantastic. The social studies department is pretty great. For foreign languages, I only took Latin, but my teacher for that was amazing. The English department has a few decent teachers but also a few terrible ones. The math department is horrendous - at the high school level I only had two decent teachers. The art/music department is OK, from what I know of it. The technology department is hilariously bad, but the science research department makes up for this as it is pretty great. The sports, as far as I know (I was not involved in them), are somewhat subpar. There are a number of clubs, including a robotics club, Science Olympiad, various honors societies, foreign language clubs, a military history club, and a Model UN team, among others. The students at PMHS are interesting: they tend to be typical on the whole, but the standard deviation is high; lots of geniuses and lots of not-so-smart people.
- submitted by a student