This school needs some work. Throughout my sophomore year there have been many problems ranging from teachers to students. Some students really don't care and I'm in honors classes. Partially I feel some teachers don't care either. Some teach what would be taught in a special needs class. I don't feel challenged. As a WS Freshman I found myself challenged and coming from Colonial to WS I found myself not knowing the material from lacking math teachers and dedication to teaching left me struggling. Almost failing my first year, I resorted back to Overton but with a far exceeding knowledge of my previous year making the level of teaching seem easy and at a slow rate... but arts are good sadly bad reputation for everything else. The school has potential but needs order and is loosing it with every year!!!!
I graduated from Overton in 2008. Overton had its good and its bad moments. I was apart of the CAPA program and I loved it; however, outside of that, it didn't make it any different from any other public school. You had students who were trying to be like everybody else,students who were trying to better themselves, and ones who were just in the middle. Plus, the faculty wasn't that good;students ran right through them and the pep rallies were not thebest as well as some of there athletics. School spirit was to a minimum there,and I visited there recently and saw how so much has changed; I don't like how Overton is going.
This school has lost its good reputattion. It makes a mockery of the other performing arts schools that are actually serious about building artistic careers for their students. It should just drop the creavtive and performing arts from its name and just become a regular high school. The principal as well as a number of teachers should consider diffferent proffesions. I am a senior of the 2010 class and i approve this message.
As I student, I do not feel challenged at Overton. The principal is not in control of the school or the student body which would explain the amount of recent fights; the teachers barely teach and complain about the simplest things which could be prevented if they actually took action and lastly the atmosphere stinks. There is NO school spirit, everyone wants to be something their not and it just really bombs when students like myself actually go to school to become something. But I guess that's the reality of going to a public school.
Overton High School was a great school and provided an higher education and safe environment. I graduated in 2005 in the top 10 percent of my class. By far, it is impossible to fail any course if you study. Ifanyone fails there, its because they are not making the effort. What the school board has to learn is if the child has no desire and will to learn or do good then they won't.
Overton HS is the best school in the Memphis area for Creative and Performing Arts students; It is the only specialty school of this type in the area. Overton provides amazing honors and AP teachers, leading authority figures, as well as a great supply of involved parents. The student body is rich in cultural diversity and is given many opportunities to experience other cultures through the several CAPA performances/demonstrations put on each year. I would recommend Overton to any student who wishes to succeed in their futures and isn't afraid to put in a little work to get there.
Overton High School was the perfect school for me. I graduated in the class of 2002 and, as much now as then, my pride for this school is limitless. I was an all-west and all-state orchestra student(cello) as well as a creative writing student. While I was provided with an excellent creative foundation, contrary to popular belief, I was also highly prepared academically. I received full academic scholarships to Georgetown, Tulane, Boston University, Colgate, and Dartmouth College. Upon being graduated from Overton, I attended Dartmouth College. I was graduated from Dartmouth undergrad in three years and I am now currently enrolled at Dartmouth for a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies in Creative Writing and Film. I could not have done this without the principles and skills, be they scholastic or artistic, that I learned at Overton High School. I give Overton the highest recommendation based on my expericences.