Teachers be practically "fighting" there students with harsh words while they have know idea what tht child maybe be going through at home. Yea the kids can be highly disrespectful, but working with them a little bit more would help them change there attitude and want to become more involved in the school.
smith has great Ib program and some of the kids there are nice and sweet and the teachers take the time to stay after school until 8/9 pm to help you with whatever you need if you simply just ask and sometimes it doesn't have to be for school wise if something is going on and you have no one to turn to you can just ask one of your teachers to stay after just to talk and they will. People tend to blame SMITH(a building) the TEACHERS but will not blame the students. The teachers can only do so much if the child is in gang violence, does not care about their education, disrespectful to the teacher and those around him who is to blame but the student. everyone blames smith, smith is just a building that got the name . and there are EXTREMLY great people there and it all about what you child wants to do. if they want to go with the bad people no one is holding a weapon to their head its THEIR choice . you choose your path not others . if you want help the teachers are more than willing to help. I've seen students that are disrespectful to the teacher every single day they walk in the class but will still ask for the teachers help and will get it .
I have a student in my class that was thinking of dropping out Feb of 2016 for his 16th birthday and the teacher stayed after with him helped him with his work, talked to him and got him to change his mind and every since then he has been doing well and is trying harder to graduate rather just coming to school to pass
some students come to school with a bad attitude and the teachers only can do their best at trying to make that person be respectful to others but at the end of the day SMITH is just a building and the students have a brain and a mentality of their own and it all starts at home.
I wanted to rate it bad. But I put average because there are a few teachers that do care. There is violence and gang activity. My daughter found a bullet laying on the floor of the gym. These kids are able to talk back, yell and cuss at the teachers without getting in trouble. I can go on, but this will turn into a novel.
I would like to know why my grandson is only taking 4 classes. This does not seem as if he is being properly prepared for the future. If education is supposed to be the same for all students, why is this happening? He is in the 9th grade. How can this school expect to ever be on the "Best Schools" list if it doesn't provide the proper educational challenges for the students?