I'm glad my parents took me out of this school. It was crazy! Fights every day, kids getting beat up in the bathrooms and school bus, and the teachers are wack! I go to a Youngstown City School now and I'm very glad. Youngstown City Schools get a bad rap but it's not like that at all. They have a lot of great learning programs and if you're dedicated and want to succeed you can do it. Youngstown City School buildings are new, the breakfast and lunches are way better, and I'm home every day at 3:00, not at 6 PM like when I was in Stambaugh. I have plenty of time to do my homework and relax. Oh, and the teachers are licensed and certified with many years of experience in teaching, not like the inexperienced, unqualified, teachers at Stambaugh. I've learned more in one year in YCS, than all the years I was at Stambaugh and I haven't been bullied or in a fight once because everybody's cool and YCS has a zero tolerance policy against bullying and fighting. I feel safer than I did at Stambaugh. So before you settle for a cheap charter school, like Stambaugh, and expose your kids to all the BS, give Youngstown City Schools a chance, my parents did and I'm grateful and happier for that.
MY grandson started Stambaugh this year, and he LOVES IT, I also love it, the staff is soo helpful, and ready to answer all questions or concerns. The gentleman who wrote he didnt know is was "that bad" doesnt know what he is talking about. I left the principle a message, and he called me back within 10 minutes from vacation, ! who does that? Not the school my grandson was in before, i would wait 2 days for a return call on bully situation. First day of school Mr. Harper was taking pictures of the children and assing out pencils and erasers. I have been known to be a bit of a pain in the a-- but the staff never acted like they were tires of my questions. If they didnt know the answer, they did find it for me. We live out of the city of Ygst, but it is worth the 8.5 mile drive, to see my grandson LOVE TO go to school.
I was reading these reviews and can't believe Stambaugh is that bad. I am now 72 yrs. old and was a student at Stambaugh Academy when it was still called Stambaugh School and everyone in the Mahoning Valley thought Stambaugh was one of the best schools in Youngstown "if not the best". A little reminder to those who can remember. A Principal Named Mr. Heller, A teacher named Mr Moore, Miss Christy, Mr. Momonis. A graduation song composed by Students "Cross over the Hill" (referring to the Hill on Hazelwood Av. we would have climb to get to the High School, the old Chaney High ) A few words from the song (music from Patty page's cross over the bridge ) "We are about to leave you and we'll miss you very much. we would like to stay here with you, but they won't hear of of the such. Cross over the hill ...Cross over the Hill. That's all I can remember. I guess I'm trying to say I did and still Love that School and don't like hearing people putting it down. Earl Frank Watson Student of Stambaugh School 1946 to 1953
The school used to be a good one when it first opened but is now overrun by inner-city kids and staff. The principal is oblivious to what's going on around him, and the the teachers are just there for the money. If you have the opportunity to take your child elsewhere do so. By the way, and to reinforce what another parent wrote, the school has a big bullying problem and no one seems to care. There's no PTO, teachers don't communicate with parents, and every other week there's some kind of fund raiser. It's all about money.
I love this school. This is the best school ever! This is perfect for children that want to go above and beyond. Every parent should want their to go to this school because it's great. I this this because i an a Stambaugh Charter Academy student and i'm proud to be there.
This school is a joke and if u send your child here you will regret everyday of it... The teachers call about a childs shirt being untucked instead of calling you when your child is failing!!!!!Serious problem!!! Not to mention they pass the children to the next grade level when the childs report card shows they have failed all D's and F's WHO DOES THAT???? So much for and education the middle school children are so unruly i have witness the cops there on more than one occasion.. I had 4 children that attended and now none of them will be going back!!!
This school is terrible!!!! The 8th graders beat up the younger students and there is nothing done about it. My daughter has been bullied by the same girl for the past 3 years and the school will not remove this other child. The principal was beaten up by an 8th grader!!!! DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS TO THIS SCHOOL, YOU WILL REGRET IT!
I have 4 girls that go too this school and not only do i love it they love it too .My 1 daughter has alwways struggled in school until i brought them to Stambaugh . The first year you had seen some progress in her grades and her academics ..She was finally excited in doing her work .. The 2nd year she finally got her first A.. So we had too celebrate ...Its only been 5 years too see her get this excited .. Not only that but the teachers her are fantasic . They will even stop what they are doing too help her and to make sure she understands what they are learning .. My children have learned so much more since i have brought them ntoo this school and took them outta Youngstown City ..