Great school district two years ahead of DODDS systems in South Korea. Military schools (DODDS) stink! The teachers in Dayton, ISD really care about the students education. Dayton, is a Christian community and I like it that way. God Bless all of the Dayton, ISD teachers and the community. We really miss you all. Ingrid Smith (military depd. South Korea)
I am currently a student at Dayton High School. I think Dayton High School is great. Here at Dayton they give you so many chances to graduate. They always put students first. If you attended this High School and did not receive a diploma it simply means that you did not try. The staff members do their best trying to help us students graduate so we can proceed with our lives. You should give them a chance, learn what they're about. Don't judge our school by what you've heard. If you have attended this school, you know exactly how much everyone tries. We're not about the money. The money goes to the school and its needs.
This school is great all together. But the one thing that really gets me is all the money they ask for. $5.00 for a parking pass, $100.00 a class for summer school, $50.00 for prom tickets. It is just crazy that we have to come up with the money for all this stuff. $5.00 for a parking pass ok. As for summer school and prom. We went to summer school for free and why does it have to be $100.00 a class what about people who can't afford that. What is the money used for. As for prom we had fun raisers to pay for the place to have the prom and for decoratinos. Yes the kids get a good education, but it seems to me all the school is interestred in is makeing as much money as the can get their grubby little hands on.
I am a former student of Dayton High School and I am in the Marines now. Dayton High school gave me the tools I needed to be a good person and choose my own path. Parent involvement is important but also is the Childs freedom. Give the childern a chance to make mistakes and learn for them. I agree that more extracurricular activities should be made but I belive we should not just focus on them. Students need to understand that their school work comes first. To end this I will say as a father, I would love for my son to go to this school. I loved it when I went there and so would he. Timothy McFarland (T.J.)
The district, in its entirety, seems to harshly restrain individual thinking and full potential. Instead of encouraging students to think for themselves and prepare for the world ahead, they are shamefully constrained and told what to think, say and feel. This supremely disappoints me, and arouses great concern for the students at Dayton High School. What are they to do in the years to come when all they've been taught is to follow, not pursue their own course? I commend the district for continuously striving to include more extra-curricular activity and encouraging student involvement, and this alone is one of the few reasons that I provide the rating I have given. However, if the school keeps passing these kids through as followers, we are discouraging individuality and promoting dependency. Do we want or need that? No.
The academic program exist in black and white, but getting the majority of the teachers interested in the level where your child is is not going to happen. It's never the teacher's fault for your child not understanding, it's the child's fault. My child is not the brightest, but my child could benefit from a little more assistance. I try to be involved, but in many cases they are too secretive and you can feel, hear and see the racial discrimination.
The teachers that my student has contact with are all very helpful with problems with his understanding work or with issues that require our involvement. Many parents are not involved with their childrens schooling or their activities and therefore it henders the advancement for other students. Found that upper management has difficultiy with handling some of the issues on a fair and bias standing. Extracurricular activities do need to have attention from the Administration to enable all areas of sports to be available even if it is not desireable for the staff. This is for the children's enhancement for the next step of their future. Overall rating is Fair.
I think that cheerleader tryouts should be private and not in front of the whole school. this can be discouraging and people may make unnecessary comments that are discouraging, not to mention 25% of the vote being from peers. if a person dislikes another who is trying out, they would not vote that person based on solely that. to sum that up, that part is a popularity contest. i think there could stand to be a larger variety of extracurricular activities, but there are a good amount that cover plenty of interests and the reputation for them is excellent. parent involvement is in good standing for the few that are involved, but many parents aren't or don't care. many students are lacking in this area. it's not necessarily their fault. and discipline-wise, a lot of bad behavior is overlooked or treated lightly, as well as not seen at all.