The special education personnel are dedicated to working with and supporting students at William Blount High School with a range of disabilities and different challenges. The identified students who are capable of working in general education classes are often supported with an inclusion aide in class. Those who are not capable of working in a general education environment are supported in self-contained classes. The administration is also supportive of these students unique needs and do not typically impose harsh punishments unfairly on students who cannot control their impulsivity and act out in class.
This place is underfunded and essentially treated like a prison. When your suspended from every school in the system, they send you here. It's like being in prison even for the kids that do nothing wrong. The education is abysmal and the administration is too focused on enforcing nit-picking rules about cell phones to provide proper education. The staff is utterly unreasonable as well, you can tell that having every problem child in the nearby city systems has made most teachers entirely intolerant of most students. It has no funding, is utterly overcrowded, and most of the assignments are tantamount to busy work. Avoid this school at any and all cost if you'd like your child to have a future. After being a student here, I went to work as a teacher to see the world from the other side of the desk. I was surprised that the things that made me frustrated as a student are still frustrating as a teacher. Despite efforts made by many teachers to truly educate their children, the staff hinders any real learning in every way with the use of their excessive rule list to punish students for the slightest infractions.
William Blount High School (WBHS) does an amazing job educating young people. WBHS teachers are some of the most dedicated teachers I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Despite the lack of financial support from the community, these teachers ensure that their students are taught valuable life-skills and a challenging curriculum to prepare themselves for life after high school. There are nearby city school systems that may have a slightly better academic record, but their students lack the character and life-skills education that is vital for today's teenagers. I strongly encourage parents with school-aged children to bypass the so-called, "college-prep" schools and send your children to the WBHS district. Your children will receive a more well-rounded education from faculty who sincerely care about children, and are teaching for many more reasons than to receive a pay check.
The school is severely underfunded. The teachers are tired of it, and therefore do not provide the students the quality education that they deserve. It is not that the teachers are bad, the tools that they are given to work with are not up to par. In one instance, teachers used their own money to purchase net books, but the school would not extend the WiFi network to cover the devices. You do not realize this until your child is knee deep in the school. Do your "homework" now!
Where I live, IS zoned for William Blount. But now my daughter has to go to heritage, which is COMPLETELY wrong. The principal is being unreasonable. I will have to drive 30 minutes there and back to get her to school. It's completely unreasonable, it's NOT okay. I mean, they have houses in my area in the Nearby homes for sale! These administrators is unacceptable! My daughter is having to start all over, from being with people who she's known since kindergarten to people she's never met! There's a girl on the SAME street who's going to William Blount, but my daughter isn't aloud. And my daughter isn't a bad student, she is co captain on her middle school cheerleading team and making all A's in honors alegbra in EIGHTH grade. This has been completely unreasonable.
This scholl is ran by the Good Ol'Boy system, from the principal all the way down to the teachers who can't stand kids. I'm sick of thinking that my son has three more years here because I can't afford to pay tuition for him to go to a school that gives kids a fighting chance. I'm surprised it hasn't been shut down.
The teachers truly make this school wonderful and go above and beyond to not only teach the lesson but to educate the students about life itself. Unfortunately the administration wastes 90% of its time and resources carrying out punishments for frivolous rules that the teachers and students both disagree with. Like the prohibition, the school makes illegal with overly seveir punishments a common thing. In essence they create the rule violations themselves, just like the prohibition cause an increase in crime rate. A suspension for having a cell phone is ridiculous. As is having to move the huge in school suspension group to the gym for students who forgot to get their admits.
I am an alumnus of WB and currently am earning my BS in Sustainability at Furman University. I feel that WBHS prepared me very well for college and that it offered me many unique and engaging opportunities that helped me become a well-rounded and centered person. I feel that even though WBHS may be a public high school, the teachers and staff have a commitment to excellence and success that is every bit as strong as any private institution. I am honored and pleased to be an alumnus and would strongly encourage anyone moving into the district to allow their children to attend WBHS.
I have never, ever had a problem in this school. It is the best school that I have ever attended, both educationally and otherwise. The teachers are amazing. All the teachers that I have had offer tutoring at least twice a week and almost always, four or five. It is wonderful, and the administration is excellent. You must remember that everyone does the best they can with what they have, and these ladies and gentlemen are no different. They have done a phenomenal job dealing with any and every possibilty of a problem, even if it hasn't arisen, and safety measures are at high priority. It may seem strange to the students now, but safety is number one, and everyone will be thankful later. I feel very privileged to be able to attend this school, and I know that I will be prepared for anything after my four years.
the school is extreamly overcrowded and the teachers are doing the best they can with what they have but some of the policies are ridiculous
I attend William Blount High School, and I must say that it is truly the best school I have ever seen. I have not always attended Blount County schools, so I did not come in with a biased opinion. The staff are all very professional, willing, and helpful. I have never once been turned down for anything. On the contrary, the teachers have taken time out of their own busy schedules to stay after school, come before school, or even help during their planning perios or lunch. The basic classes and programs at William Blount are advanced in many other schools. I can honestly say that all students coming out of this school are fully prepared for college or even vocational jobs, if that is what they choose. The atmosphere itself is wonderful. It is such a diverse school, and everyone is friendly and welcoming.
I have had four children come through William Blount High School. I would have to say that all four of them tremendously enjoyed being part of William Blount High School. The teachers have very high academic standards for the students, but they are also very caring. One of my daughters tested completely out of college math. Math was not her strong subject. What is considered the basics at WBHS is advanced at many institutions. My children were all involved with activities at school. Some were, band, newspaper, yearbook, art club, Beta Club, and choir. All these programs are excellent at William Blount. I was always welcomed to come to help with activities at the school. I am very pleased with the education that William Blount provides.
I go to William Blount right now, im a freshman and ive been in school for a little bit more than 4 weeks..so far I love it the school spirit is amazing and every friday we have a pep rally to get us pumped for the big game! The teachers r pretty cool, they can be harsh at times but if you respect them they will respect u back. There is a large amount of 'Bad Kids' at this school but that would probably b the only downfall.Go govs!!
I attended from 2001-2005 when Dr. Martin was principal. The leadership and preparation for life from the teachers is overall pathetic. The good teachers are wonderful; the bad teachers were very unprofessional.
I have attended WBHS for one year. The teachers are wonderful as well as the Principals. There is alot of oppertunities at WBHS, You have sports, vocational courses, Extra activities, and the staff helps out as much as possible to prepare you for college. Its not like other schools in Blount County Where you have all those diffrent clicks. People pretty much respect you IF you do the same.
As a former student I obtained a good base knowledge for college, and I always felt safe in my school and at the school functions. I'm greatful for my four years at WM Blount.
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