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Windsor High School5
Posted October 04, 2014
- a parent
Has seen some significant positive changes the last few years under new leadership. Great changes especially in science. Large increases in tuition students and growing elementary population. See new website at www.wsesu.net
Being a former student at Windsor High I've come to realize what this school is really like. Community wise, everyone is welcoming, social, friendly, and easy going with one another. Education wise, this school is a joke. Teachers have zero boundaries or a say in how the students act; they get "run over" by the students. Principal wise, I can't even count how many principals we've had and how they say they will change the test scores and make Windsor a better school, yet nothing as changed. Athletic wise, this is a great school. I was a three season athlete and loved every second of sports season. The teams are hard working and dedicated to win and try their hardest. Overall, yes your son/daughter will have a great experience at Windsor High School, but in the long wrong how much will this school benefit them when it comes to being accepted to colleges? And by colleges I do not mean the typical River Valley or the Community College in Claremont, NH. Most students don't have the drive to go far nor do they have anyone around to motivate or push them.
Both of my girls went through the Windsor High School system and they finished in the top 10 of their classes. Very civic minded school, emphasising scholastics, community envolvement & volunteerism. The teachers were motivated & award winning! I couldn't have asked for more!
Windsor High School has many fine qualities at heart, but their unwinllingness to commit to hard decisions and actions greatly hinders it's ability to further it's success. The school's leaders would much rather talk about the ball game Windsor just won than about the its exigent drug usage problems. Windsor does not address issues by trying to remedy their core causes. Instead Windsor spends a lot of time--and even money in some cases--trying to wipe away symptoms of a problem. Windsor's teachers are great; there is no denying that. However, underlying maladies often overshadow the teachers' impressive abilities. Change in the administration's lower levels has left the school in an even sadder state of affairs. With stories about cafateria ladies and so forth, Windsor's pick for principal has not brought the school where it wanted to go. With an atmosphere comparible to prison, Windsor can have a mediocre rating at best.