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Archbishop Hoban High School5
Posted January 31, 2013
- a parent
My son has a learning disability and would not be served by the public school - the teacher's couldn't be bothered. He has more than thrived at Hoban and now is a senior with scholarship and honors program invitations from top tier colleges. He does not play sports but has definitely found a niche in other areas (service, drama and tv production). The teachers truly care about educating the whole child. A wonderful balance of individual attention, extra-curricular opportunities, high expectations and fun. I credit Hoban high school for the wonderful person he is becoming.
This rating and review system is ridiculous. Anyone who has lived in Akron, knows that Hoban is one of the best College Prep / Honors Schools in the STATE, not just the city. There are tough standards just to get in! Hoban is most competitive in Math, Science, and Literature/Journalism. 98% College Acceptance Rate, and more than 90% enroll in College each year. Example Institutions include: Princeton, Holy Cross, Notre Dame, Boston College and John Carroll. Many successful business leaders in Ohio are Hoban Graduates. Many community leaders send their children to this school.
No diversity??? Numerous students travel more than 40 minutes a day to get to this school from different counties and vastly different communities. There are students whose parents are so rich that they pay someone to cook and students whose parents are poor and may not have anything to cook all under the same roof thanks to the wonderful financial aid program that is in place. The great thing is that they all get along and learn and respect one another.