At the beginning of the school year teachers tell parents to please email if you have any concerns. The teachers do not like to be bothered with parents and if you want a call back you might as well forget it and if you get an email back it is very arrogant and lacks concern for your child. Teachers do not submit grades in a timely fashion and if questioned they say they have so many students its hard to keep up. That is your job, you work 9 months out of the year, quit complaining. Your first priority is the students and then the parents, whom provide you with a paycheck. If a parent has a concern it should be answered promptly and with respect. I am a parent who graduated from Centerville and sent both my children to Centerville. If I had it to do again, I would rethink that. Centerville teachers are very arrogant and do not do their job.
Teachers do give you freedom but it's your choice to follow the rules. They really care about you and what your going through but, to be fair they usually don't give extended time to do homework or projects. The rule for most teachers is you get an extra day for each day you weren't in their class. They do not tolerate lying; if you lie there are consequences. HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY!!! Als, the teachers here do not favorite students. Instead they treat them equally.
This highschool is a great environment for cheerleaders,football player, any athletes, and any child that's not an athlete. at this high school they help your child decide what classes to take based on what the children want to be when they grow up. They have great programs for anything (cheer, di, football, gymnastics, hockey, science Olympiad, etc.) I really suggest sending your kid(s) to this high school!!!
We've lived elsewhere, and I can tell you that you can't BUY this type of education in many communities. There are countless opportunities for all of the students and the staff does all they can to encourage pride and confidence among the students.
The high school teachers (majority not all) have a real attitude problem. There are a few males (Math Dept. teacher in particular) who think it's ok to take cell phones from students and peruse through them. This same teacher never addresses the students by a name, rather a number he assigns them!? There are some older females with bad attitudes (English department teacher), who are also known to bust a high GPA by purposely making it impossible to receive an A in their class. The same teacher has been written up multiple times, yet never fired. The principal in the East unit stepped in as principal after his dad held the seat. The kids don't have respect for him or the West unit principal. The dress code is enforced for certain kids while others get away with all sorts of violations. The fact the students are allowed to leave at lunch time is a disaster for everyone within city limits as the kids speed throughout neighborhoods. Kids on an IEP or 504 plan have a tough time with teachers who refuse to follow the plans 100%. Teachers are not helpful in keeping current with grades on the student and parent accessible web site. When asked about grades the teachers state they only have to contractually post grades 2x a quarter!? Need to talk with a teacher by phone? Forget it, it won't happen. After 3:15 the teachers are said to have left the building!? The younger, newer teachers have potential. They have good enthusiasm, yet they lack the experience needed to be effective in their teaching. Too many teachers give kids busy work while they themselves sit in front of classroom computers, online. I've had teachers email me at all hours of the school day and not just during planning periods!? Waste in this district is unreal!! There are more handouts given than need be given. What happened to kids using the pricey text books the districts purchases? Teachers hand them out on the first day of class stating they are only doing so in order to keep parents happy - but they won't be utilized!? The main problem with this district is they need to realize there is a difference between pride and arrogance. Once they figure it out the school will benefit as a whole. Until then it leaves much to be desired. Please think twice before sending your child to this district. Don't be fooled by money and appearances. Actually look into the mirror!