Wayne High School is a school that I would never recommend to anyone. My 3 daughters had to attend Wayne for most of their high school. I only wish that would have been different. Grade school was fine. I have so many problems with teachers and other staff not following through and helping a child in need. It has even went as far as them loosing needed testing scores. I have now been able to take my youngest out of the school and she is doing much better. It's such a shame that they are more concerned about building new building, but not the staff doing what is needed of them.
My mom and myself graduated from Wayne and my daughter will next year. It's expanded and has come a long way in teaching our children and preparing them for the future. Their hard work and dedication will make future generations just as proud!
Wayne is a fantastic school. Overall the teachers are very good at helping the students look forward to college based studies. The have excellent extracurricular activities for all students. Being in the military and moving often our children have adjusted easily at Wayne.
I have 3 children (now young adults) who went all through the HHCS system and overall I am very pleased with their experience. Yes, sports are a big thing at Wayne, but I also feel that academics are covered for the most part to prepare the students for college and beyond. There are so many excellent students that attend Wayne but those are not the ones that anyone hears about. Take it from me, a proud parent, they are there and thriving. Parent involvment, that is the key. This is something that the schools and teachers have no control over. Too many parents expect the schools to do it all, then sit back and whine and complain when little Johnny doesn't succeed. I am just thankful for the wonderful education that my kids received at Wayne High School.
Wayne is a very nasty school and should be torn down and rebuilt with newer bathroom stalls, books, and other up-to-date school supplies that Wayne should of gotten years ago. The teachers need more training to handle different people. Though there are some teachers with good intentions.. though also, there are a lot of teachers who don't even like kids. So why are they their? To torture them!! Parents should interview the teachers to see if they are right for their child. Period!
I think the teachers and principal do the best they can with difficult circumstances. I do believe the school's in general need to learn to do a better job of budgeting. I am getting tired of being asked to approve a tax levy every year to support the schools. I have lived in Huber Heights for 20 years and it seems like every year they want more money but very little improves. The school is very large and some of the students are out of control which makes it hard for those students who want to learn to learn.
Technology is the worst! Parent involvement is the worst! Sports are more important than education. Teachers can only do so much and give up after trying all of the time and getting shot down by parents, administration, and students.
Look, the school is not all that bad. The problem comes with the extracurricular events during school. The teaches fo try to teach, but in the end it comes down to the kids wanting to learn that effects how the teacher loos. I'm in the tenth grade and have excellent teachers, but the students are the ones who make the classes harder for everybody involved. Though, I do agree that the football team is treated better than anyone else, but it is the marching band that is the 'pride of Huber Heights.'
I have a daughter that is a freshman and I'm very disappointed in the academic programs and the overall school district rating. Many programs have changed and are not offered anymore. I have a huge concern for the safety of my child. I'm an Alumni and I not happy with my decision for my child to attend this high school or to live in the district where the community do not support the levy for our schools and the teachers strike when our children should be in school.
Wayne focus on preparing senior students for college has more to be desired. I am exhausted by the extensive school fees - FOR EVERYTHING....I have a senior student there right now and she loves the school but the overall experience is greatly affected by lack of funding and focus is more on football than on academics, in my opinion. They should be provided with more funding, like Centerville or Beavercreek High Schools so they can provide a more varied curriculum to their students, and seek to attain 'school of excellence' status! The school can be more effective if there was a greater parent involvement.
This is probably one of the worst schools in Ohio. Great for football, but less than 2% play football. Graduates struggle at local colleges. One of the strike sticking points was the administrations lack of a no tolerance for violence policy - a no brainer. As a parent, I am disgusted. We pay Centerville level taxes with nothing to show. In every category, except football, expect the minimum.
school focus on sports and not education. Burdens parents and residents with high fees and supply list while forcing passage of tax levys (taks buses away) for funding. Un-fit teachers remain on the job, and no classroom disipline. Building principles dont react to parents issues - have to work thru 'chain'
I am an alumni of Wayne High School and although the school has its issues I am impressed with the amount of work the teachers put in to their job. Ultimately what is important is the job the teacher is doing and for the most part I think Wayne is on the ball. I do have issues with the athletic department taking over such a huge part of what counts at Wayne. Although extra curricular programs are important they should play a smaller role. Because of the Booster club the sport clubs at Wayne are able to keep the big budget. It's unfortunate this money can't be shared with more important issues. Over all a good school.
wayne is a very good school the athletic department is great and students have a great time going there. Wayne makes learning fun for the students.
Wayne is a quality school. The academic programs are good, and while the more advanced students do have higher courses that they can take, sometimes the teachers of those classes leave a lot to be desired. But the basic core courses are well taught by qulaified teachers, many of which take an active role in ensuring every child that wants to learn does. The sports teams are excellent and have the same tradition. It is extrememly heavy on football. The parent involvement does leave a lot to be desired.
Academic programs deserve a B+ rating. It has a great marching band; no symphony as of this year, budget cuts; excellent music and chorus program; art is B+ also; sports - Football A+, coaching staff is great, some students have gone on to OSU, Purdue, Wilmington, Ohio Northern, etc.; B-Ball B for boys, coach is new and just starting a new program; and N/A for girls, new coach, hoping to do better this year; Baseball B+ some players have gone on to WSU and other colleges; Softball - B pretty good program for girls, good coaches; Volleyball B for girls and boys; Track & Field A+ excellent state champs several years in a row; Soccer - B+ some have gone on to college in this sport also; Overall rating B++ - Pretty good
They are installing $500,000 artificial field turf in the stadium while they are cutting teachers and classes. That tells you where the emphasis is in this school. My son went for entire four years but I'm sending my daughter to private school instead. Classes are very crowded and not academically challenging while there are dedicated teachers, nearly the entire staff says that the size of the school is too overwhelming to maintain order and discipline. Kids wander on and off campus and between the buildings at will. Just visit their website that hasn't been updated in 4 years. The calendar lists all the sporting events, but doesn't even say when report cards are sent home.
I have a freshman at Wayne and I have been pleasantly suprised by the quality of education there. My main concern was with the size of the school, and educating that many students effectively. And that is a problem, BUT one that is dealt with very professionally. The staff are fine- some teachers are better than others, but the principals and admin staff are excellent. My biggest complaint is the overwhelming emphasis on athletics over academics. An age-old problem at most schools, and one that still is not solved. Huber Heights is a blue collar community and that is reflected at Wayne, but my son has made good friends, and I think the education is good, all things considered.
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