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Page High School3
Posted April 30, 2015
- a parent
I've put 2 kids through Page 2010-2017. The teachers & the courses offered can be very good. Both my kids have learned and done well in the AP/IB classes but if my child were not in AP/IB I would NEVER send them to Page. It is a weird mix of wealthy & poor. There tends (a generalization here) to be very wealthy academic kids & very poor students that are less academic. I only say this because there isn't much for those middle of the road students. Unfortunately many of the really good teachers leave. My biggest complaint is the total lack of teachers keeping up with posting grades in Power School. I've complained about this numerous times & nothing is done. This is definitely a Page admin issue as I have friends with kids at NW & Grimsley & this is not an issue. The office staff is AWFUL. They are so insanely rude I shutter every time I must deal with them. They are rude to the kids, to the parents, & generally act like they are doing you a big favor to even come over to the desk or answer the phone. I am counting the days until I never need to speak with anyone in the office again.
School is just okay-here are some issues that I've seen: 1. Teachers should be REQUIRED to update PowerSchool weekly. Not doing so hinders any ability a parent might have to help their child improve study habits. None of my son's teachers update in a timely manner, with one of them waiting 3-4 weeks on average. 2. There needs to be more communication between the administration and teachers. There have been a couple of times where my son was out of class due to a meeting with admin or testing and I found unexcused absences in those classes. It wasn't until I called in to question it that they went through the process of changing it in their system. 3. We had a horrible mess at the beginning of the first year with his schedule. He didn't have a proper schedule until late the first week of school and ended up missing assignments in each of his classes. I heard from several staff as we wandered around aimlessly at orientation that this is a frequent occurrence. While you may not bat an eye at this, starting a new school with no idea of what to do is VERY stressful for a child. 4. Please don t use orientation/walk the schedule night to endlessly ask for donations.
The principal is deplorable. She doesn't communicate effectively or use proper English. When you try to discuss any issue you have, she just talks over you and never really addresses the issue. I think her leadership has disenfranchised and set a negative tone many good teachers.
Page continues to get worse each year. The administration is a joke. They cannot even speak proper English. The lack of communication is unacceptable. The leadership team and administration continue to create rules that are not explained and they do not give reasons for many decisions made (dress code). It is a shame that they continue to harass good students about their wardrobe when they are making the school look better by our test scores. Some teachers are very passionate, but others take their job as a joke and prefer handing out packets rather than teaching the class. What happened to the need for education? Why pay teachers if the students are just expected to teach themselves. It is so surprising that Page has so many smart students. The parents and the students deserve most of the credit. The teachers are too opinionated about sensitive subjects and do not seem to truly care about the feelings of the students. The administration is the worst. They take weeks to reply to emails and phone calls. When they finally get back to you, expect to wait 30 minutes to meet with them. The parent's and student's time is not valued. The office staff is unprofessional.
We have two children at Page. For those serious about getting a quality education, Page is there to make it happen. Most of the teachers care about the quality of the educational experience. The sports program is committed to excellence. As with all large, public schools, Page is forced to deal with an element that does not value education (and with parents eager to blame the school rather than their student), but the administration is committed to trying to motivate these students. So if your child is willing to pursue the accelerated track, Page has an excellent track record of success going back decades.
This school is making it hard for children of a certain genre to thrice and excel. Alot of the teachers are childish and they make it more of a competition to stay out of trouble than they do a learning experience. They sterotype and outcast some children. Very ignorant teaching staff. Cold and desensetized to the learning experience for children,
Excellent Teachers and Administrative Staff, who are Committed to providing, Top Quality Education for all students. As well as , Empowering our children for future growth and deveopment through daily exposure and interaction in a culturally diversed environment.
My son is a freshman student, attending this school. He is very enthusiastic about several of his classes. One in particular is, his Drafting Class. He is captivated by the artistic designs, he's creating. And also, the knowledge he's gaining through his Teachers.