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Americas High School2
Posted November 15, 2011
- a parent
AHS is a great school but the new 2010-2011 principal is the worst.the principal never returns my phone calls. The last time we spoke over the phone she was very rude with me. hopefully the get a new prncipal next year because she is the worst principal I have had to deal with!
I was a student there... I graduated 2005 this school gave me great experience never had any issues with no one from the staff.all of the teachers I had where friendly and dedicated to their job.thank you for this great experience.
I am A former student, i attended AHS my freshman and sophomore years. I live in Alaska now and i wish that i hadn't moved compared to most schools on a national level it isn't the greatest but it is by far a better school than most. the student teacher relationship is great and they have an extraordinay amount of extracurriculars, the JROTC program is on of the best in the state, even on a national level, the band cheer and dance is amazing. compared to the other two schools i've attended in my high school carrer AHS is byfar the best school I've attended.
I am writing this review as a part two reviewe to a previous post i made. In regards to the review posted on December 17, 2008 in which was repeatedly posted. I am a former student and am currently attending UT Austin. Reasons for the school having such a high growing population rate is because the city is expanding and Fort Bliss is growing in population. Therefore, the district is attemptin to construct more high schools. However, with parents voting against legislation like a recent bond that failed, school constructions will be yielded for the time being. Therefore, you will continue to see high classroom student capacities. If you thought it was hard to see your counselor to speak with you one-on-one, then you just didn't try hard enough. There's no excuse for not being able to see your counselor. They want to help! I've run out of space to write more...
The school cannot handle the burgeoning population in the area. It seems that many of the counselors spend more time managing data entry than actually working with the students. There is also the inadequate size of the cafeteria and the crowded classrooms. Students also have a difficult time getting the services they need. Even seniors have a hard time getting basic classes required for graduation. Colleges that do not already have a working relationship with the school from better days have a hard time breaking through the bureaucractic mess after working around the unusual year round schedule.
This is just a great school! My daughter loves her school and has really flourished even more so. She has had a great experience and all the faculty and staff have been awesome. Americas is one of the best schools in the city and definitely in the district. What an awesome group of devoted individuals this school has.