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Piqua High School1
Posted April 27, 2014
- a student
Piqua high school is a school I do not recommend. There is a lot of liars, drug users, and bullying against autistic children. I transferred from quite a few schools and Piqua is the worst and has the nastiest kids involved in it. The teachers favor the kids who are in extra-curricular activities. There is alot of drama and cussing between the students and staff. I am very ashamed to say I go to piqua and have no choice to move. Keep your children out of this district, and do them a favor.
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.
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