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My daughter started at Ashland High School in the middle of her sophomore year, and we were anticipating a difficult transition. We were delighted to find the faculty, staff, and students at Ashland High to be very warm, welcoming, and inclusive. AHS is run more like a college than most high schools; there is an open campus policy and classes have a mix of ages in them. The academics are terrific without being overly stressful. Teachers don't demand more homework than kids can handle. There are plentiful academic and elective courses to chooses from, as well as a wealth of extracurricular activities. We are very happy that we moved to Ashland, and AHS has contributed to that greatly.



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Severe bullying issues that the school sweeps under the rug and refuses to deal with - even when police are involved. DRUGS are everywhere (all kinds of drugs) and most of the teachers lack enthusiasm. We have had a terrible experience and have decided to home school (although a big factor in making the decision to move here was for the "high quality schools" - this has not been our experience). Very disappointing.


Teacher effectiveness: Disagree


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When given the opportunity every teacher will tell you how overworked they are (they each have 180 students, as I have been told over and over again). They are burned out and overburdened -- many make it obvious that they cannot stand their jobs or teenagers.

Amount of homework: no rating


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It has been up and down -- at times 8 hours per night and at times nothing.

Develops character: Strongly disagree


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Students observe staff playing favorites to students and certain affiliations (athletes for example get a lot of "passes"), students are not treated fairly. Some are singled out based on race or even an older sibling who may have been in trouble.




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ashland high school all about politics school, they all stick together even if it is wrong doing, and do not correct the problem or concerns of all, only the problems they want to



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Emphasis on encouraging students to think and engage in the subject matter and not just score well on tests or jump through hoops by an excellent teaching staff is a major factor in making Ashland High School, a truly great school. Students, faculty, administrators and the parent community work to create a school culture where helping others and working together as a team is valued. With the support of their teachers, administrators and community, Ashland High School students are doing great things . . and go on to doing great things when they graduate.



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Sent four kids to this school. Wish that I had an affordable alternative. Not one came out able to put together a coherent paragraph. Two of them blossomed in college, third may be so lost that he can't be redeemed, and 4th still wasting her time at the high school. All three who are out feel cheated by the experience in light of college experience. Lots of busy work, teaching from texts. Paucity of analytical thinking. Science classes without meaningful labs. Too many teachers with short timers syndrome. Feel sorry for the few teachers trying to make something happen with all the dead wood. Athletics are a disaster, essentially child care with participation awards. Parental involvement is bait and switch. . . appears extensive but mostly platitudes. Town demographics (well educated and affluent) mask student learning deficiencies. Students learn at home how to talk like the man on the 6 o'clock news. But ultimately until they leave for college they don't realize how banal their high school experience was.


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Betsy Bishop has the best drama program anywhere, by bringing in outside people to help and encouraging the kids to enter competitions and providing top-notch opportunities in plays. Way to go, Betsy!



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A public high school with many of the advantages of a private prep school . . . great teachers--lots of bright and talented students . . .

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Last modified Ashland High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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