September 05, 2004
Most of the emphisis in this school is not on academics, athletics, rotc, or spirit organizations, it's on keeping the students in school. There is a high drop-out rate at John Jay High School which makes this the most concern. The students have the potential to be their best, but outside distracts block that potential. Some parents are upset at the staff but there is only so much that they can do involving students outside of the classroom. Currently, I am a sophmore in the Science Academy -- a wonderful academic program here at John Jay, and everyday I see some of my friends drift off into a downward spiral of skipping classes, suspension, alternative, drugs, sex, and preganacy. I still love this school though, because every person, place, and thing have their problems.
- submitted by a student