The principal at this school is fantastic and very responsive. My daughter is enjoying her teachers and is in the honors program here as well as track. I have not regretted sending my daughter here at all! I think that Southridge is an all-around great school and they truly care about the kids. I do wish the drama and music programs were even better, and that the parents were more involved, but I believe that lack of parental involvement is becoming an epidemic all over the U.S.
Great school. My daughter got a great education and after going here got a scholarship to one of the top 20 schools in the country. Her scholarship is worth 173,200 ....
This used to be a good school. But then the administration changed. Mr. LeCompte was the best thing that ever happened to this school, and now he's gone. On a side note, the Tech program is the best in the area. The only other problem is that this school seems to pride itself on sports and nothing else.
I have never seen anything even close to these comments. The teachers and principal are the best around! They actually care about the kids and their academics. You have to want the grades to get them. I have had three children go through Southrige and would not change a thing!!!! Great school, great teachers.
Wonderful school with great academics overall but principal is out of touch with students, he is too concerned with school's image. Athletes get a pass in regards to discipline; music and art departments are great. Physical education department is headed by incompetence. Lots of sports opportunities with great coaching. Booster club is wonderful with tremendous parent involvement and worthwhile programs. Math department needs an overhaul with a few truly excellent educators.Stay quite clear of the various academies as they do not count toward college credit and may hurt your child's chance of college accepance. I would recommend this school but in my opinion southridge is in need of a new principal and athletic director.
An oppresive atmosphere fostered by an administrative staff over its depth. More attention to unimportant details than to substance. If possible, move your child to Kamiakin.
I definitely regret not going to Kennewick high or Hanford. I can't really compare southridge to other schools because I've never attended another high school, but I do believe that the environment and attitudes here are not conducive to learning. It is a fairly new school, and it has not had enough time to develop its academic programs. The only good class I ever had was AP Government, taught by Mr. Teals, who is also an excellent debate coach. I would not recommend Southridge if you or your child is serious about academics.
Good qualities about this school- safe, new and modern, good athletic department, very few drugs, gangs and fights. Bad qualities - does not prepare kids for anything other than a community college, academics don't necessarily come first, leadership program is in existance, but should not be - since it is very poorly run. Great school for your average student, but if you have a child who is interested in attending a prestigious university or perhaps one of our national academies, this is not the place. There is no guidance as how to study for SATs,ACTs, or any other tests.
Southridge High School is not a very good school on providing students with a strong academic education in preparation for college.
Southridge is an amazing high school! It has a wide variety and level of classes offered. The administrators, yes including the athletic director, are nice to any student that shows interest and talks to them. Many of the administrators can not know every kid in the school but when a student reacts with them, they show it back. Most of the counselors at Southridge are very helpful to the students, there is only one I can count out of this. As far as athletics go at Southridge, there is a large student involvement at for example, basketball, football, volleyball and soccer. However, there is a lack of student involvement at swimmeets, cross-country and track meets and even baseball. Overall, Southridge is a wonderful school. I would recommend it to any parent or student.
I love Southridge! The atmosphere at Southridge is much different than at the other high schools around here. Parents are well involved in their children's high-school career because they care. Teachers and administrators are supportive of students 100%. Teachers always post their grades so students always know what's going on. Counselors are very helpful whether it be class changes, college plans, etc. and they are always happy to help. Students at Southridge are generally happy, friendly, and helpful to each other. I highly recommend Southridge over any other high school in tri-cities.
My 10th grade student (practice SAT of 1270 score) feels challenged in AP Biology, AP chemistry and math courses. English classes are too easy and school does not provide AP English courses for younger grades. Excellent band/choir instructors. Beautiful school campus. Supportive parents. Principal and VP have different personalities that compliment each other (one quiet and behind the scenes, one who hangs out with the kids). The only complaint besides not offering challenging English courses, is the traffic pattern in front of the school. Before and after school can be hazardous with many near accidents and collisions. Also, would like more 4 year college information from counselors beginning in freshman year like Fairfax Virginia schools offer.
This school is hampered by poor administration. The principal is concerned with appearance. Real educational substance is lacking. The principal does not know how to communicate effectively. At best this school is mediocre. Southridge would benefit from a new, and more experienced principal.
This school is one of the nicest schools I have been to, and not just the facilities, the people are too. This school has been given the Stereotype of being the 'snob' school, but that is directly opposite. I enjoy most of the teachers there and I don't see any problems with the way the school is run, except for the Administration freaking out about little things, and letting the big things slide by. I would recomend this school to anyone.
SHS has a way to go to meet a high/superior academic status. Many of the projects my son has been assigned are at basic knowledge levels and offer no depth and complexity as I would have expected in honor's classes having been a teacher myself for 17 years. Many of the readings he has been assigned, he has read as a middle schooler. Southridge basic academic goal seems to meet the needs of low-average level students. It has not illustratated any effort to ask more of students then the basic minimium requirements. This may explain why test scores are so low. Southridge is a good school, but could be a great school. It has got a great student body, it just needs its administration and staff to raise the bar and watch the students soar.
The principal appears to be inexperienced and does not know how to deal with children, parents or staff. A few exceptional teachers do not make up for the problems in this school's adminstration. Avoid this school if you can.
SHS is a great school, good academics, Athletic Director is mediocre at best. Discipline is not meted out fairly. Principal is out of touch, assistant principals are great and easily accessible by parents and students. Academies are waste of time but honors programs are wonderful. As with most schools, jocks get favored status but we recommend Southridge to other parents. Principal is more concerned with image than substance at Southridge and Athletic Director needs to be replaced.
As a student at southridge I know what's going on and sports is a really big part but there are alot of people who work hard to get good grades also.
I think that Southridge High School is a well rounded school that provides opportunities for students of many different interests. The students and staff at Southridge have worked hard and done a very good job establishing the fairly new school in our community.
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