If a teacher is effective, you can be sure that they no longer work in the district. You have 2 options: teach and get bullied or babysit and hand out A's. There is a very good reason that 50% of the graduating class has a 90 or above average, and it's not because 40% of the students are geniuses or hard workers.
Parents come in and demand grade increases or changes and administration expects the teacher to comply. Parents complain because teachers do nothing, but never bother to look at their own bully tactics when it comes to dealing with teachers. The students must hear their parents throw around the phrase, "I will have that teacher fired" because ANYTIME a teacher leaves, all the kids say, "oh, I had that teacher fired." That attitude MUST come from the home.
Kids usage for cellphones during school for other than academic purpose is overwhelming and a great concern. Teachers are not strict with the studens, so they get away with so much Rules should be informed more in this school, teachers and the rest of the staff need to do their job, and stop being lazy
Teachers have it good. They are not supervised enough in the classrooms, and the kids like it, because they get away with so much. The girls do not dress in appropriate manner, no teachers enforce the dress code. Most students use the cellphone in the classroom to be on social media , bad websites etc. teachers do not care.
I couldn't have asked for a worse experience as well. Just to explain my experience in a nutshell, I don't think I have ever seen teachers and students this lazy before in my life. Everyone who says the Alamo Heights academics and teachers are exceptional must not have been to any other schools. Truthfully, the teachers are not dedicated to helping you become better students. In addition, the academic standards are VERY low. Not to mention the social aspect of the school. Alamo Heights is easily said as a complete bully and clique hotspot, and that's the truth. I have encountered MANY people leaving not only becasue of the poor academics, but the people. This school claims to have strict dress code policies as well. I think you could ask anyone in the area and they will say that they have never seen anyone wear those short of shorts, or that see through of a top before than at Alamo Heights. VERY insufficient and lazy middle school experience concerning teachers/faculty, academics, and extracurricular activities. Eventually I switched just before high school so I could atleast try to get in to a good college.