Reagan is an outstanding school; my children are AP and honor students and we have, for the most part, been pleased with the academic standards and excellent teachers that work at Reagan. We would love to see more dances, pep rallies for school academics and sports events. It's a newer school and hopefully parents will step up and push the administration to improve school spirit for all the Reagan Raiders.
Unfortunately if you want Guidance to help you, your looking at the wrong school. It took them 9 months to call me back and by then the issue had escalated out of controll. Yes i had called many times and always got voicemail. Yes i left messages. Unless your child is in the popular group expect to be ignored by the staff and bullied by the assistant principle. I was!!!!! Many but not all of the staff and teachers make class judgements about you and work hard to keep you there, offer NO support and turn a blind eye and deaf ear to situations until they explode with unfortunate consequences for students. If your child is willing to sit down, shut up, and do exactly as they are told and think exactly how they are told...This is the school for you. If your child is willing to stand up for themselves, challenge the status quo and ask questions, you are better off finding another school. This one will do their best to beat you down for that behavior.
Reagan High School is an excellent school to attend. Being a 9th grade student, I feel very welcomed. I have really enjoyed my first year there and I only hope it gets better. The Academics are fantastic, as well as teachers. The teachers are excellent and have a desire to help and watch a student succeed. Before I attended Reagan, I heard lots of comments about how the school is 'full of Rednecks' or 'only for rich kids'. Reagan is full of many different races, religions, and sexualities. Reagan is the connection from all schools. Reagan is an amazing school and I would recommend it to anyone.
I've never seen such a concentration of incompetent math teachers in one school. My three children required me to reteach everthing they "learned" in the classroom. And I am talking about Alg1-Precalc. Since the school opened, only one math teacher was competent or even cared enough to get the lessons across. Most of the time the teachers were teaching a subject that wasn't their specialty and they let the students know that. I'll be glad to finally be done with this school.
Nothing to write home about. This school has had it's fair share of downs this year and I think that is sad. The new principal at least is involved and doesn't ride around on a golf cart all day hugging everybody. I have had 2 kids graduate from Reagan and it was anything BUT a fair school. Very competitive PARENTS in sports and choosing team lists. The teachers expect your child to perform at college level and are far from keeping you in the loop about anything. I have a child that has struggled with grades. They are more worried about discipline issues than grades! My kid was bullied from day one by these "GREAT STUDENTS" because of size and the administration NEVER did ONE THING about it. If you are in the CLICHE, you will like the school. If you aren't, you may want to try a different school. Most teachers I will say, are over worked and do their best.
Outstanding teaching staff and engaged administration. Guidance staff could be stronger, but generally acceptable. Strong academics.
Reagan High School is a high school determined to support all of the students. The teachers are very good and working to get the students excited about their material, as well as, using technology to prepare them for their college and employment futures. My children have been at Reagan since the school opened in 2005 and it has continutally evolved to meet the needs of the students, teachers and parents. The academics are top notch, athletics allow students to excel, even if they are not superstars. Reagan is a school full of opportunites for each and every student.
To complete my last post...Reagan is a GREAT school, and not full of "elitest snobs", "poor white trash", or any other one group that I have heard bantered around by students and parents at other schools. We have a growing and diverse population that seems to get along together quite well, thank you! I know of families who move into our district or apply and appeal decisions to transfer to Reagan, from all over the county. We have had, or heard of, very few problems of kids being picked on or bullied at Reagan, which seems to be more of a problem at many of the other schools in our district. I am very happy to be a parent of 2 students at this school who are being extremely well prepared and counseled for a competitive academic college experience, as well as the experience of life.
We appealed to go to Reagan over Tabor and have been nothing but totally satisfied. We are glad that Reagan doesn't focus on just being great athletes but well rounded students.
I have read these remarks about Reagan.As far as segregation goes you can not blame the school or any of Forsyth County schools.This is our superintendent's fault with the No Child Left Behind.We can not all go to the same school and that what is going on.I feel for the teachers in these over populated schools who are 1 teacher to 30 students.Where at some schools it is 1 teacher to 20 students.Before long at this rate the high schools will not have academic or sports teams at some of the schools to compete against.Parents have it in their mind that some of these schools are better than the others and it is just not true.They are driving their children clear across town because they have this 1,2,3 option and Don Martin right.We are diverse, populated enough to go to school within our boundaries.Students are being stressed and left behind.
This is a disgrace of school where wearing a cross to school is considered gang related. It is uptight about everything except actually listening and helping kids suceed and bring them down. Trust me I went here for four years and I will be the worst mistake you ever make for your child to sennd them to this school.
Two of my children attend Reagan. They have received an excellent, well rounded education. I am extremely pleased.
Reagan is an excellent school to go to and be apart of. I have been at the school since it opened in 2005 and am currently a Senior. I have already been accepted to many prestigious universities and I feel Reagan had a great deal of preparing me for that. Not so many rednecks 'Rural, rural, rural' ignorant people are not found at our school as much as in this message board... The only downfall I can see about this school (as a student) is the highly competitive classes. I have a 4.6 GPA and I am still very low ranked in my class. The school is not easy either, if you are looking for a cakewalk, dont choose Reagan. I also love the students and staff it feels great to know that the principal and all other staff members know my name for good things I have accomplished.
Our child has been at Reagan since 9th grade and is now in 11th. We have been VERY pleased with Mr. Elrod, and all of the staff. The teachers and guidance staff are always willing to help. Our child has a diverse group of great friends. One thing to make note of, this school has excellent PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT which supports not only the students but also the staff. This is key to the excellence of any school.
I'm really amazed at some of the sour grapes reviews here. I've found Reagan HS, under Mr. Elrod's leadership to be superior to anything else I've seen. The faculty and staff do care about students, the classes are challenging, and students are held to a high standard. I'm thankful that our teen has the opportunity to attend here.
Excellent school, one of the best in our area. My daughter is a senior this year and I have not exxperienced a single complaint from this school, with the exception of a couple of 'unfriendly' office attendants. One lady is always very nice, but there are others that are very sour. Put a smile on that face! It would make visiting the school a much more pleasant experience. But as far as academically, Reagan is well known for it's strenght in this area.
Regan has the potential to be one of the best schools around. Unfortunately, I believe the school is geared for the rich, and anyone that does not measure up is either made to feel worthless or an outcast. I also feel the teachers have a long way to go if they REALLY care about the kids education. 'You either get it or you don't' attitude at this school leaves MANY children behind with low self esteem. I was excited when this school first opened, but having 2 children not able to keep up or fit in has left a sour taste in my mouth toward Regan. Especially since I don't feel any of the staff have tried to meet the needs of either of my children. I guess it really just depends on how much money you can put into the school.
Dukes of Hazzard! My Name Is Earl! Rural, rural, rural. Looking to prepare your child for a life of isolated narrow-mindedness - send them here. This is a school for short-sighted parents stuck in a world of segregation (which is shrinking), not for preparing students to be of value to the world. I feel sorry for these kids.
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