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Crosby High School5
Posted September 07, 2011
- a student
Experiencing Crosby first hand has made me realize that I am ready for college. The councilors are there for you, the principals listen to your side of a story, Teachers are of GREAT quality, No student left behind. AP/PAP classes are rigorous, teachers WONT hand out grades, your GPA is earned! Tests properly cover the material learned in a correct manor, rules are set and any breaking of them results in punishment, which is fair. Ive seen nothing wrong with this school. Go Cougars!
I am currently a junior at Crosby High School, and I must say that it is probably the most active and spirited community to grow up in. Never have I seen nor heard of any teachers who will go so far to help as they do at Crosby High School. I am currently enrolled in as many AP programs as the school allows and am engaged constantly in Student Council, Cougars Crest(an organization that lets the students and teachers get the rundown on latest school events from the principal directly), theatre, NHS, SNHS, Leo Club, and other various services around the school. As long as students are willing to break out of their shells, they will fit right in with the diverse and buzzing atmosphere at Crosby.
I attended and graduated Crosby High School. I was in the CISD school system the majority of my life, and overall it was extremely disappointing. The majority of teachers lack professionalism and do not prepare their students for college. The Pre-AP and AP program is decent, and if you pay attention and try to get something out of it, you will be pleasantly surprised when you remember something you learned. The regular classes are a joke, except when you have a good teacher, then it is bearable. Students often engage in fights, exchange harsh words and threats on a regular basis. I was appalled at how much disrespect there was with students, teachers and staff. Students are often ignorant of other cultures and lifestyles, which is evident when you talk to foreign exchange students at CHS about their experience in the US.
Crosby High School would be the best school I've ever attended. I went to a couple through out high school. There is no racism from student nor faculty and staff. Theres a bad kid every once and awhile but you're going to get that any where you go. We dont live in a utopian world, things arent perfect and the people most certaintly arent perfect, everyone makes mistakes. Mostly everyone in Crosby tries. Teachers care they arent just in it for the money. Principals are willing to listen to your side of the story. If there is an absence of a parent, a teacher will help. The constables well, they're alright, but the judge they send you to is strict but sees the right side of the story. Students here dont joins cliques for the most part. For those of you complaining, what did you do to help?
Crosby is like many schools, it has good qualities and bad qualities. On the whole the good exceeds the bad. They have an excellent pre ap and ap program for students that are preparing for college. On the down side the standard or regular classes are a hit and miss depending on the teacher that your child gets. The administration tries to treat everyone equally. The athletic program has many achievements,but because we are a smaller school district college scouts do tend to overlook our athletes. We have an excellent music program,theatre program, choir and band. There are many activities for students to become involved in their school. As for parent involvement, we have many that help out, and some that don't. This is of course due to the level of time different people have available.
The schools in the district are safe, and I do not worry about my child's safety. I am generally pleased with the district except for the following: Not all teachers input grade information into Parent Connect on a timely basis. Teachers occasionally make mistakes in reporting grades on report cards. Corrections are not always made in a timely fashion. Deadlines are set for students to complete school projects; however, some teachers fail to adhere to the designated deadline and accept late work. The district needs to invest in an email system that works. The professionalism of some administration staff members is questionable. Phone calls and letters are not always responded to by the Superintendent or principal. The district should obtain bid proposals from vendors on all major projects, up to and including the consulting firm being utilized.