This school is great. The faculty and staff are always willing to help with anything. I like how the small size allows all the teachers and students to feel like one large family. Our school's sports teams haven't been the best lately but, our school spirit is still here. I would recommend this school to anybody.
Deep Creek is corrupted... the atmosphere and vibes are just completely negative. Teachers love saying " at the end of the day I'm still getting paid ". We understand that but your not helping. Theres afterschool help but one goes because theyre too worried about getting high,parties, and the latest shoes. Theres fighting and yelling and hard to get through the day . And it's hard to learn when no one around you cares or when there's 20 year olds in your freshman classes ( I'm not from va but where I'm from thats illegal ). Honestly ready to move. I won't be graduating from here.
Deep Creek is a good school but we need more funding for repairs and materials. In my math class last year we weren't even issued calculators because the school didn't have enough and this year the calcutlators we were given were falling apart and barely worked. The school is old and severely needs to be remodeled as well; bathrooms that are disgusting with broken toilets and desks that are basically rocking chairs. In addition the school is overcrowded it takes oil most all of my lunch time to even get my food. Overall the teachers are great and I learn a lot every day it's a small community and everyone knows everyone but things NEED to change.
It's a great school. My daughter was part of the rezoning of Grassfield to Deep Creek. She is now a sophmore. She has excelled in every part of the school. AP courses, Varsity sports, school clubs. The faculty is there to help the parents and students, but it's up to them to take advantage of them and all the resources. The only recommendation I can give is for the administration (who is very OLD school) to give breathing room for school events. It's time for the administration to step forward with new outlooks and goals.
This years 2010 new student orientation was the biggest turn in years. The neighborhoods in Deep Creek were recently rezoned and there is a more diverse population this year. My daughter is a freshman and she loves going to Deep Creek High School. She is motivated and excited to learn by all of her teachers. Mrs. Bagley the principal and her staff are very engaged and it looks like this year will be one of the best years yet.
i love my school...our chorus department is one of the best in the state, and we've been Grand Champions of the nation TWICE! Anyone who thinks that students aren't disciplined enough are wrong. A lttle bit of trouble is to be expected at every high school. I do not appreciate the comments about my school not being safe. Everyone who attends our school loves it. We are united. In fact, we're even more united because of the death of Mr. Hardee. I love my school, and i thank God every day that I have a good school to go to, with a helpful administration team and staff.
Deep Creek has the ability to be one of the best schools in hampton roads,but the lack of discipline is reaching an alarming high. The students have no fear or respect for the staff and much less security. I feel it would take a major event or somthing tragic happening foer anyone to change anything. I he students get away with to much crap,the ones who wont the education suffers. I love the school and also Mr.Hardee but it's time for some new blood and rules that stick.
I feel that the biggest problem facing DCH is discipline. In my experience, the administration fails to support the teachers, which is why the students feel that they get away with whatever they want. In many cases a teacher will write a discipline referral and the student will come back to class with only a warning from the administration, if anything. eventually teachers stop trying discipline the students because they receive no support, which only breeds the problem. The security at the school is slack because they do very little about students freely roaming the halls, rather than being in class or leaving campus to go to afternoon work programs. Again, this is because the administration does little to enforce discipline procedures. However, the there is potential for DCH be a great school if there was more structure. There are many fine teachers and a variety of classes and extracurricular activities.
I am not a parent, but i graduated from deep creek in 2002. I love deep creek for a lot of reasons. I think it is a very well balanced school as far as ethnicity and economis standings are concerned. As with any school, there are those few people whose goal in life is to cause problems, but for the most part, it's a 'quiet' school. The teachers are helpful and most of them have a good relationship with thier students. I think deep creek is a great school, and i hope to raise my children in this area one day. Go hornets!