A school is below average when they change their mission statement and do not inform parents. The administration manages on opinion not fact. Every child has an ability to learn and should be appreciated by the teachers who go above the call of duty. Team is between the parent, teacher, student and school. It should not be limited to the team within the school. The vision is limited when you forget about the child.
The school has an excellent academic record. However, this is markedly offset by a negative parental influence which is fueled by financial contribution. There is little support for the teachers who try to instill accountability into the students. Parents would simply change teachers if the teacher was perceived as being too demanding. The students have learned a sense of entitlement and control over the faculty due to the financial power of the parents. This has depleted the student drive as illustrated by the list of colleges for their graduates. The parents need to allow the teachers the autonomy to teach and grade without regard to the financial standing of the student's family.
As a former student, I can honestly say that O'Neal more than prepared me for college. The teaches are dedicated, and there are plenty of extracurriculars available. The best part of the O'Neal experience is the focus on cummunity service. In my opinion, the language and history departments are the strongest.
For the outrageous tuition fee you pay you're children won't get 1/4 of the attention that you would expect a private school to give. The teachers are unqualified and teaching way out of the fields they majored in. After 3:04 the majority of the teachers have excuses not to devote their after school time to those who need extra help. O'Neal students are also faced with the drug and alcohol problems just as public schools are but are kept more secretive. From what I can tell public school teachers genuinly care about the wellbeing of their students.
O'Neal is the best in the entire area. I have 2 children here and have found that their individual needs have been meet without fail. They have policy for small class size which is below 15 students per class. This policy alone ensures all students get the attention they deserve. If I had any complaints it would be that the students don't have nutritious lunch options, but then again I don't know of many private schools that offer an in-school cafeteria. The tuition is a bit steep but you get what you pay for. I would not send my children to any other school in this area due to the lack of quality or the inequalities in the public schools. Their extracurricular activities match those of the public schools and in some areas they excel. I would love to see them start an orchestra to compliment their band, in the future.
The O'neal School is a GREAT school! They really focus on students with any type of problems they have with any class, the teachers and students are very frendly, its also very fun! There are many fun activities also. I'd highly recommend this school for anyone.
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