April 29, 2013
I went to SF all of my school career. The elementary was good as I remember it, but the high school definitely had its problems. Others have mentioned the 'last name' issue-- it's definitely true. I didn't have a right last name, so mostly I was overlooked. While fine with me, it certainly bothered others and is something to watch for. A had a few great teachers, mostly good teachers, and a few that weren't good. Most of them try their best, but they're limited by the school board, the principal at the time I was there (he's since left), and the missteps of the Department of Education. A major problem is the loss of various tech and trade classes. There's no problem with being a "college" school, as others have said, but there does need to be more variety. Whether you go to a 4-year university, community college, trade school, or directly in the workforce, you should have classes available to you for that path. I know cost is an issue, but SFHS should at least try. Many of my classmates went into the military just so they could have a chance at a higher education or to get some skills. They shouldn't have to do that. All in all, it could be worse, but it could be much better.
- submitted by a community member