Hoping the school gets dissolved. When I went to school here 25 years ago it was pretty good. 25 years later it's poor! Poor quality of teachers, poor coaches, administration is lacking. Good staff come and go quickly leaving the ones behind who think they are good, very out of touch. Small school, your child can be on every team and in every event due to the numbers that they have. This caused less than stellar teams. Teachers are the coaches to keep the students under control. The students don't seem toons loosing, not a good environment to raise kids these days. If you are looking for a small School keep looking for the betterment of your child, love them enough to keep looking!
We have had three of our children enrolled in the high school from grades 8 thru 12th since we moved into the Crafton area in 2007. The school has exceeded our expectations. We have been very pleased with the dedication of the teachers and coaches and the general support of the entire staff. We like the smaller size and feel very blessed to be a part of this wonderful community.
I have no complaints about the education I received after being in the Carlynton School District from K-12. Teachers and coaches were great. Liked the small school atmosphere, yeah it is not perfect facility wise but they were nothing to complain about and usually better than the competition. I felt well prepared heading into college.
I enjoyed my education at Carlyton. Yes, the district is small but because of this I feel like I had attentive teachers and the ability to get help when I needed it. I want to raise my family in this area because of this school district.
I attended Carlynton from K through 12. I attended a 4 year University, am gainfully employed as well. I must say this school gets a tough call due to the section 8 attached to its zone but.....this makes up a very small postion of the schools attendence. Most of the section 8 housing are better behaved and excel further than the others. I would recommend the school 100 fold abouve the surrounding schools. The classes are small and the learning environment simply wonderful. In all the years of schooling I received, college included, I must saw I never ran into any teachers that could challenge those at Carlynton! Sports teams are not real competitive but more emphasis is placed on academics for this school. So, that said if you are looking for top performing sports teams, then look elsewhere. Academically it performs right up there with the best! Hope this helps!
We have the best kept secret in the Carlynton School District. Students can belong to and excel at many activities and we have the best musicals anywhere!!
We were very pleased with the education our children received at Carlynton. The small size and caring administrators and teachers gave our children the attention they needed. Even when we had problems, we found the administration very responsive. Flexible groupings allowed our children to get the extra work they needed and to create curriculum and programs suited to them. All three got into top colleges of their choice and now have very successful careers.
Both of my daughters thrived and had many friends at this school. When my youngest was struggling, her teachers noticed and went out of their way to help her. Once a child with a learning disability, she is now a graphic designer with a degree!
I can't believe the negative comments about the Carlynton School District. The school offers many AP and Honors courses. SAT preparation courses are made available to students. The administrative team is excellent and extremely dedicated. Teachers care about their students and encourage and recognize achievement. Class sizes throughout the system vary from ten to twenty-five. The comments made about athletics have no basis in fact, Many of the athletic programs are extremely successful (state wrestling champion, all-american swimmer this year alone) with many graduates competing at the college level. Listen to someone who has gone through Carlynton (K-12) and succeeded athletically and academically in college. And, yes, I am gainfully employed!
Carlynton High school is a school where the students get a chance to connect with the teachers and discover their way of learning
This is one of the worst schools in the county. The test scores are terrible, there are few AP classes, the written material sent home often has grammar errors in it, and the administration is poor. There has been a revolving door of coaches for the sports teams because the school board micromanages them - sports is all they seem to care about (or rather the fact that their sports teams are the worst in their divisions). Sure your kid can be in any sport or activity - this is one of the smallest schools in the county and there aren't enough kids to fill rosters. If you are looking for a school where sports rank first and everyone is happy with 'we made AYP', then this is the place for you. If you're looking for a solid, real world education look elsewhere.
This school has so many problems and teachers play favorates too much
I have 3 children who have graduated from this school. The teachers and administration are at the upper end of the scale in quality education. It is a close knit community where many successful graduates have come from.
A great small school where you can excel and be involved with everything you want.
Carlynton is a very good, very small school. Academic standards are high, there are plenty of extra curricular activities, and classes are small. Students and teachers develop close relationships. Choral music , instrumental music and other arts are appropriately valued.
I'm writing this as a former student. I've recently transferred out of Carlynton. I never felt safe at the highschool. When a student is picked on, the teachers do very little about it. There is a good chorus program. Mrs. Lear, the teacher is one of the best I've met. Club day is once a month starting in Novemeber. I never felt we had enoughtime to do anything. If you compete on a varsity team you still have to take gym classes. The gym class are co-ed. The 7th and 8th graders have gym everyday for a 9 week period. Every year it seems like a few more teachers retire. So now there are more new teachers there every year.
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