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Premier High School of Fort Worth1
Posted October 08, 2014
- a community member
This is by far the worst school that I've been to. First day there it was like all the staff knew how to do was give detention and scream at the students. Staff had no respect for the students at all, and the other way around. I've never been one to speak out against a teacher but not even an hour through the day I had wanted to snap. Students had referrals written for NO REASON and their automatic response to a student who misbehaves is detention and a trip to the office. I came out of that building crying after being forced to stay fifteen minutes after the bell along with the rest of the class because one student got out of their seat without permission. This school's review isn't even worth one star. There are new teachers here every year so who knows how bad it could be next or if it will be better.
If there's one thing I've learned from working at premier for 4+ years and that cooperate does not care about education, they don't care about students, they about about dollars. Surprisingly this was explicitly stated at a summer training, "we are not a school, we are a business." They make changes monthly with little regard for the kids. Discipline is non existent. The Same students can cuss out teachers weekly and be disruptive and each time their consequence is to apologize and return to class. What kind of discipline system is this? We have kids literally refusing to work at all, months behind. Yet these kids stay in school and ruined education for the 40+ other kids in the class. I honestly don't know how this school has not been shut down.
I am a graduate of Premier High School. I started when it was still Eagle Academy and was with the school throughout many of its changes. I started at a regular high school and had many problems and fell behind. At Premier I had many one on one relationships with my teachers, some of which I still keep in touch with to this day, and always received help any time I needed it. I had two children and with their help still managed to get my diploma.
I taught at this school for 4 years. It was a unique experience and an opportunity to help students succeed in spite of the failure of the public school system to give them the tools they need to not only graduate but to become responsible, productive citizens. The kids at Premier were 'throwaway' students who we helped to realize their potential. I am proud to have been a part of Premier High School.