I have gone through this school and coming out with many nightmares. Sure this is a great school, but the reason why I give it 2 stars is because of the language, the way the teachers act, and the overall atmosphere of this school. Some teachers were sexist. My friend got in ISS for bring a NAIL CLIPPER. He was told it was a "potential weapon".
There are lots of kids who back talk to the teachers, slam lockers shut, use passes more than once to get out of class, etc. There are some kids who don't do this, but they are a little out numbered and are often punished with the other kids.
My child has a disability attended Hendrick for two years. Im was never impressed, I feel my child did not thrive at all. I constantly had to make sure they were following the IEP. If you have a child with a disability please choose another school. Especially if your child is higher functioning. I feel my child has not learned anything this our second school the first was Wilson Middle . I can not allow my child to go to a school ignored and not taught. We are moving out of the district. I PRAY that the next four years will be better.
I agree with the element of the kids being negative, but some of the teachers are negative as well, and should not be teaching. Rude and disrespectful of the kids. Their are a few nice teachers that word hard, but I am not happy with the entire experience.
The school and administrative staff are great; however, there's an element of children there that create a negative environment and influence on the otherwise good kids. Wish the Dean of Students (who is awesome) had more power in dealing with the troublemakers.