The School Academically is a great school, but athletically the school is very political, it's not how your child can play it's who his parents are and how much money can you give to support the athletic program. The baseball program is run by a pile of jerks, who pick before the season who is going to play and it doesn't matter how hard you work, you never get to play or have a chance to play, no matter if the other players strike out, or make errors. The arrogance of the Coach is terrible, he has had enough talent in the last 4 years to win, at least 2 state titles, but never made it to the big show , because when the situation call for him to really coach he can't and the last four years prove that. No help is given to the kids who want to go to college and play in college, forgive me but I thought that's what coaches were supposed to do is help the kids, not just try to make their selves look good. It was the most horrible 4 years of baseball we ever experienced. My son was told he was not good enough to play at Wren but today he is playing College ball, and just received the Roy A. Vernon Coaches award. So somebody must have missed something do you think.
This high school is TERRIBLE. I had above a 4.0 and my parents were very involved in my academics and it is still awful! A principle probably left the last comment posing as a student. The school is so worried about what they look like, they treat the students very poorly. They find stupid reasons to expel students because they are too dumb and make the school look bad, instead of helping them. They make us act like robots and it feels like a jail walking into school. The happiest day of my life was graduation day. We only won Palmetto's Finest because there was no one left to give it to. The administration is not fair and harass students. The bathrooms stay trashed and gross and the food is soggy and cold. The hallways leak when it rains. They force you to take classes you will not succeed in such as Calculus when you are going to be a Journalism major in College. And the administration are control freaks.This school is terrible!don't go here!
I love this high school. We just won Palmetto's Finest(which means that Wren High School is the BEST high school in the STATE) and this award is a BIG deal. They have great athletic programs, teachers are worried about the students grades, disipline is handed the way it should be, and the staff is very kind and determined to help.
My oldest son has been in the Wren schools since 4th grade and he has loved every year, and my youngest has been in there since he was able to start school (he is now in middle school). I have not had any bad experiences like the ones that have been posted by others. The faculty at each school has been great. I think alot of the bad reviews that are being posted are from "parents" that are not active in their childs education. I feel that if they were they would have probably had a better experience with the faculty. Sometimes you can't see the forest for the trees, meaning maybe it was your child that was the problem and not the faculty and staff at the school. Wren (elementary, middle, 9thgrade academy, & high) is an awesome school community and as long as the parents, teachers, & staff of the schools are all in agreement that the child education is what they are there for, you should have a great experience like myself and my child. I highly recommend Wren schools to anyone.
Wren High is exellent so far (9th grader). The teachers are very impressive, discipline is well handled. Wren grads are well respected academically at South East Universities. If we could just keep them safe in cars, this would be a perfect school.
***** 5 stars! Super school! My children all were prepared well and have super preparation for future educational endeavors.
I don't like this school at all. Teachers and other staff employees have 'favorites' and also they are not fair to some students in some disiplinary actions. The school is very 'clicky'. Kids are labeled, I can see (but I dont agree) why some kids end up quitting school. They need to be more positive towards the students. Thank god this is ,my last child to go to Wren.
As a Alumni of Wren High '07 I feel that it is a wonderful school for kids who are focused on going to class, learning, and graduating with a high school diploma. It was a wonderful school for me. I had my ups and downs like all teenagers do. But I also had some of the most dedicated teachers in the state. Mr. Kastner my econ teacher sat down and helped me throught all the tough times I was going through in high school. And the staff would help in any situation. Thanks!
As a former Wren student, and having experienced how other High Schools throughout the state function via younger siblings, I feel I have a good foundation for argument. First let me say that I hated my time at Wren, but will admit that its a decent school. Average, even though it's reputation would state otherwise. The faculty does an ok job running the school efficiently, but I found at times they were too worried about enforcing the rules. So much so that it interfered with what they are there for - to provide a good education to their students. The teachers are pretty good, but not overly concerned with assisting the kids who really need help. Cliques: Ya'll need to concern yourselves with the fact that some teachers get involved with the Cliques. Forget the students. Also, Wren does test well, but most students come from good families.It's not the education.
I am a former student of Wren High School and absolutly loved the time I spent there.I feel I received a top quality education and had wonderful teachers that would bend over backwards for their students. Now that I am a mother, I would not send my child to any other school other than Wren. The Wren Community is very welcoming, the teachers and staff are exceptional and there are tons of extra curricular activities and sports to keep you occupied. I believe most of the reviews on here were correct and was a little upset to see a few not so good reviews. I can only speak for myself, but I truly believe that this is a wonderful school and will not send my child anywhere else when that time comes. I highly recommend Wren to anyone thinking of moving to this area. You will not be disappointed.
Wren is the best high school ever. I have 2 kids there and they both love school. How many kids do you hear say they love school?
I'm very proud of the education I received at Wren High School. The teachers are committed to us students and with words of encouragement, they've always pushed me to do my best. I graduate in a couple days and I will miss WHS very much. Mr Binnicker does an exceptional job and he influences his staff to do the same. Sure, it's high school, and it has its cliques, but you can't be so naive to think that Wren is the only school with them. At times the policies may be strict, but it isn't hard to follow the rules... wear your ID, don't have holes in your pants above your knee, and don't get in fist fights. It's pretty simple. I really believe that I received an unmatched education at Wren... one that I wouldn't have gotten elsewhere.
this school is great. and anybody who says otherwise just say so becuase they are lazy and dont like school all together. First of all, there are barley any 'cliques' at wren. everybody gets along here and tries to be nice to each other. Wren also has the best academics in the state. Most students are either in College Prep, Honors, or AP classes. some of the athletics at wren honestly need new coaches. they discourage us, not coach us. other than that, the extra cirricular activivties are great. and the students at Wren bond together from that.
I think Wren High School is an excellent school. In reality the discipline system is very efficient and the rules they have are to keep us safe. True there are cliques, but where are there not? Teachers do an excellent job preparing us for our future. It's apparent how much time they put in preparing for everyday. I think Wren is top quality and I wouldn't go anywhere else.
As a parent of 2 who have graduated from Wren, in fact moved to area so they could attend Wren, it is very clicky...if 'model student' will do fine. I have had both an Honor Roll student and a student who is ADHD. My honor roll student had no problems and fit in perfect, although the 'clicks' are very much out there and I discouraged involvement. My ADHD child fit in as long as on football team and one of better players. Once left team, had very difficult time....half of teachers would not communicate, ignored emails until report card time when too late. Failed 1 class by 1 point...and was a teacher who had ignored me, had to go to summer school in GREENWOOD. Could've been prevented-- principal was of no help. But, will say, graduated because of one special ed teacher that had for 2 years-she was fantastic!
Wren High School is one of the best schools in the state. The level of discipline is high enough to keep kids in check but low enough to allow children to enjoy school. Not only is the academic standard very high, but students also excel in extra-curricular activities. I don't believe there is another school in the state that can match Wren's academics, athletics, location, and overall appeal.
Wren is a wondeful school! I graduated from Wren in 2005. I think that I received an education at Wren that is hard to find. Wren prepared me for all the challenges of college. I had a multitude of extracurricular activities that I could have participated in and I took part in as many as I could. My teachers were amazing! Students that are having a tough time at Wren obviously don't have enough time invested in their future success. There should be no question that Wren is an amazing institution!
I am a parent of a student at this school and I am very disappointed in what I am hearing and seeing from my child. The teachers are pathetic and do not know how to teach properly. The dress code is overly strict and the rules about hair color (of all things) is rediculous! How is it distracting to color your hair? Live a little! Students may notice but they will not be staring at the other student's hair for the whole 90-minute class period with their mouth hanging open! How come gym shorts are allowed to expose the buttocks of girls but holes in the knees of pants are considered 'suggestive'? And why are the teachers allowed to have cell phones on and ringing during class? And why are they also allowed to play games on their computers during class? My child does not learn from copying down the answers.
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