No, they actually will influence you to enroll your student in another high school. If your student is on an IEP, they will remove them without your permission during their senior year and then tell you they have not taken all of their required classes?! So suddenly you will be scrambling during senior year to make up all the classes that you didn't need to take due to your IEP.
My daughter took a Senior Government class in which she was the only female and minority student in a group assignment. During a final group project on the day of presentations she was excluded from the project and received no credit for her contributions to the project. The teacher refused to talk to her and give her an explanation. I had her complete the assignment again and submit it. The teacher then went to the Dean and falsely reported my daughter for plagiarism due to her second attempt of completing the assignment, looking "similar" to to the groups. The group that she was in basically excluded her and I could prove she contributed a lot of work via the Google shared documents date and time stamps. The male students then used my daughters work and received a grade. All of this occurred 48 hours before graduation ceremonies. The Government teacher asked my daughter how it felt to not be graduating. All of my attempts to communicate with the teacher went ignored as he knew there were only hours remaining. After meeting with the school administrators, an offer was given to my daughter to take an online government class if she could complete the semester online within 48 hours she would be able to graduate. She managed to meet that deadline even with the school attempting to delay her by having all of the tests locked and making her wait hours at a time to unlock the tests for her. This teacher is racist and or sexist and if you have a female or minority student that gets assigned a Government class, try to change it to AP Government in order to not be sabatoged. The school won't do anything to punish racist teachers either. They kept the F on the final grade even with the online class having been completed which dropped her GPA down and caused her to lose a huge scholarship. Go to Bellevue High School if it's possible, they are a better ranking school that teaches all students equally regardless of race or sex. Also the principal will try and tell you that graduation is "just a party and not everyone needs the party". You will have to take it to the school district office and request a meeting through them. Most people will not want to meet with you if you are reporting racism. Lastly utilize the State Ombudsman and report the incident.
This school has many motivated teachers that make sure students understand the courses they teach. The students are focused and it has a great educational environment. Sports are also great at this school as coaches are organized and put education as a priority.
Good school but expectations are extremely high and the pressure is real. Teachers assign more homework than can be completed in a night. Say school ends at 2:30pm and then because you want to be a well rounded student (appealing to colleges) you have club meetings until 3:00pm followed with 1.5 hours of sports practice, meaning you don't get home until 5. You shower and have dinner (family time is good for mental health), it's 6:30 and you're finally starting your homework. You have seven classes and since this is Newport at least 4 of those classes are ap classes, each regular class has about 30 minutes of homework per night and each ap class has about 2 hours per night. That's 9.5 hours of homework not including healthy stress breaks and frustrating mind blocks which means you won't get to bed until 4am. School starts at 7:30am and you've had 2.5 hours, at most 3 hours, of sleep. Does that sound like a recipe for success?
Newport is a great school with many opportunities and a pretty good environment but the trade off is mentally and physically exhausting to the students.