This is a struggling school in a county that is riddled with internal turmoil among the school board, staff, and county commission. There is little to no value placed education, which is a shame because Pleasant View could be a great place to live and raise a family. Moving here from out of state, my children were 2 years ahead in terms of curriculum and I was personally approached by three staff members urging me to get my children out of the school because they were not equipped to support them. I have a son who is gifted and while in middle school I was told lies about his rights to receive gifted and talented services. The truth... The school simply had no monetary resources or staff trained in gifted and talented education. We changed schools after one year and have since moved out of Pleasant View. I would advise against attending any Cheatham County Schools. The county is simply not willing to invest in their schools. I wish I had consulted this site before moving, and I hope that someone else will benefit from my mistake.
Needs a complete overhaul in special education. Unbelievably pathetic. You better know your right and be ready to fight for everything.
sycamore high school WAS a good school when it first started. This school does not do anything to help the students now . The teachers are lazy and sit and play on their i phones or i pads all day.if you are a cheerleader or play sports there you can wear and do anything they like ,but if you are heavy set ,have learning disabilities, medical issues you will be called out in a heartbeat. My daughter wore a pair of pants with holes in them and was called out about it in front of all her peers and while that was going on there was about 20-30 more students that was let go on by because of their participation in sport . They talk about not condoning bulling when the TEACHERS are the one doing the BULLYING.I wouldn't suggest any one sending their kid to this school.
Sycamore is a good school. They have improved on academic requirements, and stiffer policies on bullying, missing school, and we now have a wonderful resource officer at our school. Sports is not the main focus on our school anymore, academics is.
The school is a sinking ship. Most of the teachers that where DR's where let go after 2011. The athletes are treated different. Mainly the basketball team's.
I did not like this school. There were a few decent teachers but academics were not the main focus, it was overcrowded, and many students ran wild. Sports were the big thing and I personally felt put aside for the more sport-interested students. I wouldn't recommend this school.
Sycamore High School is a decent school. While athletics might seem to overshadow academics, academic success is still very prevalent within the school. Unlike most of the other comments that I have read previously, I have spent my first two years at college smooth-sailing thanks to my education at Sycamore. I guess it's better to stop complaining about not learning anything and simply apply yourself. Pick up a book for God's sake, and maybe then you will enjoy and respect the secondary learning institution that is Sycamore. Also, on a side note, I am very proud of the band program there. They have taken many hits over the years, but are slowly starting to reverse the tides...great job!
I am a senior at sycamore right now. While the school is over crowded and small, it is a decent school. I definetly know of worse schools annd sycamore is above them.
The high school seems to be a great school for my son that attends for the first time this year. He is in the 9th. grade and loves the high school. He seems much happier that in the high school then when he was in the middle school
I am a graduate of Sycamore High School as well, and while I had a good time while in school there for four years, that doesn't mean it was a HELPFUL time. I think that if anyone needs a good indication of the quality of the education at the school, just go back and read the other reviews written by students, former and current, and check out how many incorrectly spelled words you can find. You should be able to SPELL in high school and beyond. Like I said though, I had FUN at school because I played sports and had good friends and nice teachers. However, when I went to college at The University of Tennessee the fall after I graduated, I felt could definitely tell that I had missed out on some critical things that were necessary for a freshman in college.
I graduated from Sycamore over four years ago, and if nothing has changed then I would not recommend it. Don't get me wrong, I loved my high school, I loved my teachers, and I loved where I grew up but as far as preparing you for college--they're not so great at that. I am a graduate of, well, I won;t say where because the school is so small someone will probably find out who this is, anywho, I am a college graduate, but the transition was really shocking. Sycamore is awfully concerned with their sports rather than an education. There was a few wonderful teachers while I was there, including Mrs. Dodson who taught English and Creative Writing, but there was just a few out of possibly twenty-thirty teachers.
Im currently a junior their and overall the school is ok but some of the teachers are not very good and i think its because they are low on teachers and the school is way over crowded and they will just hire anyone. Also, they are really not good at preparing for college at all! they are way more worried about sports,clubs, and attendance than anything academically.
i used to go there...it was an awesome school.. a bunch of people said they hated but it's not a bad school at all... i loved the people there and it was small and it was in the country
I am currently a senior at Sycamore High School. I concur that the school does seem more worried about sports than our actual education, but i also believe we have some great teachers that most students severely need for preparation for college. We have an abundance of prejudices and drug use, but you will find that everywhere. In conclusion, sycamore is just as average as any other school.
im in sycamore right now i agree that is a very great school and i would choose sycamore
Sycamore high school is a very odd school. they have slipped over the years This isn't the best school.
I though sycamore was a great school, if you apply yourself. They have advanced classes, which work wonderful if you try. No teacher can educate a student that doesn't wish to learn. I graduated, and was prepared for college. All my teachers gave me the attention i asked for, and they all tried to help me. I will definately send my children there.
I attend sycamore high school currently and while its not the best school ever its not 100% horrible. This year it has tightened down alot and they are really doing good. Most of the teachers this year are really strict on everything and I have to say that while I've attended better schools, this one is pretty good for a low-budget, low-profile, school.
I am a student at Sycamore and I love it, I don't care what people say about it. It's the best school in our area. No, we don't have all the extra curricular classes here, but that's why we have the opportunity to go to Cheatham and take vocational classes. It's not all about sports either. I don't play any sports and I can still say that. It has really good acedemics. I've talked to people who've gone to other schools and they've said that Sycamore is a lot harder and you have to actually work to earn your grades here. The best thing about Sycamore is that you know you're always in a safe environment. I never have to worry about gangs, or getting 'beat up' or even getting sexually harrassed at school. I would recommend this school to anyone who cares about good education and safety.
I am a student at Sycamore High School and I think all of you who think Sycamore is a bad school are crazy.
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