I graduated from Piqua High School In May 2013. After reading some reviews I asked myself, 'are they talking about the school I went to?' Sadly most parents think the school is declining in every aspect. In reality it's not. I absolutely LOVED my 3 years at PHS (spent one year at UVJVS) I was challenged academically but I also enjoyed going to school. I never witnessed someone being bullied. Most students interact with people who aren't in the same social group. If people think Piqua is worse than Troy, Sidney, Covington, etc. then they need to open up their eyes. Yes, Piqua has some edges that need smoothed out but every school does. It's not just Piqua. By the way- I gave PHS 4/5 stars because the cafeteria food sucks. Haha.
PHS is a great place which offers many experiences for students. Our son is involved in many activities which are not offered at other local high schools. Through dual enrollment students can even take Ohio Northern University courses tuition free because the district pays for it!
This school is going downhill fast. I have had more than one child come through this school, and frankly, it is not what it used to be. Administration runs this school like a prison - students are guilty until proven innocent, and they often talk to the kids in a demeaning way - some of the teachers do this too. Aren't they supposed to be the examples and models of respect for these kids? Programs cater to the very high or to the very low, there is little for the student who is a B-C student, all they care about are the very intelligent students and graduation rates. If they get a really great teacher, that teacher doesn't stick around too long. Ditto on the counselors, last year my child's counselor was the best counselor my child ever had, and now we find out this counselor has been replaced. I am seriously thinking about sending my child to Troy or ECOT this coming year. If things continue the way they have been at this school, we will.
i just recently enrolled in piqua high school, ive been there for two days and already love it:D ..theres always someone you can stand beside to make the day go a little faster and the teachers are awesome!! if you read this mom..i broke your vase...sorry..
After reading through the reviews by many parents, I've drawn the conlusion that they have no clue what is going on in Piqua Schools. Complaints about the language of the students? Go to Troy, Covington, Sidney. Its just as bad, if not worse. Acedemically, the schools have continued to get better and better. The Science Olympiad Team from Piqua is one of the best developed, not to mentioned one that is known country-wide. The teachers in Piqua are great. Not only can they teach, but they are very easy to talk to. Everything about Piqua has gotten a lot better in the past few years, and continue to get better. So for those of you 'parents' who feel the need to criticize, get up and go see what's going on- your stereotypical responses are 'mediocre,' as some of you have said.
I went to Piqua about 4 years ago. It was a great place to be, but only if you wanted it to be. The biggest problem with PHS is that if you wanted to slip between the cracks and do nothing, it was easy to do so. And I think that has only gotten worse as time has progressed. I am now a happily employed personal assisstant. I can honestly say that it was the education I received from Piqua that motivated me. However, that did come mostly from my extra-curricular activites. This is really a great school. The teachers do wonderfully with what they are provided, and with what they have to put up with daily.
The academics are very good. AP classes are available. There are more activities than a student has time to participate in, if you are looking for this, come to Piqua! The NJROTC program is the most overlooked program. This is an area I feel the district could build on and provide a win win situation. This program could provide for PE credits if the district would approve it. It's a great way to work towards college. Our daughter just got $300,000 in scholarships and is not a 4.0 student! Leadership from NJROTC helped. Naval Science Rocks! As for parent involvement, I feel this is where our schools lack the most. Parents should be required to give an hour a grading period I feel there would be a huge improvement in all areas.
I am a student at PHS. The school has come a long way since my Freshman year. The school has decent extra-curricular activities such as Science Olympiad and Show Choir. The sports teams have faired much better this academic year than in previous years. The problem with Piqua is that its citizens have accepted mediocrity for years and very few are willing to adapt to any changes that are made within the school system. Any changes are usually met with disapproval from the community. However, I have had a decent education at PHS and I believe I am prepared for college. Many of the teachers are top notch. Hopefully the schools continue to improve...
I am writing this for my student at PHS. He is a senior this year. The school has improved greatly since his Freshman year. Extra-curriculars at PHS are decent: Science Olympiad, Show Choir, NHS, Spanish Club, among others, keep students busy. The sports teams have also faired much better this academic year than in years past. However, the city of Piqua has accepted mediocrity for a long time, and few people like to adjust to change. Any change is met with disapproval from the community. The administrators need to continue to do what they know is best even if it is not popular to those in the community. Overall, he has enjoyed his time at PHS, and we hope that school Continues to improve. There are some fantastic teachers at the school though...
I am not a parent of a student but.my name is sara hines and i went to piqua schools since 5th grade i pretty much failed and was a bad student my time at piqua has made me a better person.Especially the military classes it provides for the high school.I think piqua city schools are very good and will be sending my daughter there when she starts school. warmly, Sara Hines
My daughter just loves the school system of Piqua, Ohio. She loves the Piqua J. H. school. Thanks to all the staff.A dad of a proud school system.
After working as a sub at this school I decided to NEVER send my children here. There is absolutely no respect for staff the language is terrible. I read the dress code but found it funny that no one followed it. Something needs to be done about this school!
This school is terrible. I just to go there and it has just gotten out of hand. This school is not safe and the teenagers here have major problems along with some of the staff. They need to realize that they aren't any better than anyone else so face it.
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