June 30, 2011
Overall, the school is fine - you get a good education, the staff is more-or-less friendly and helpful, and you'll walk out being aptly prepared to attend your first year of college. However, honors classes here are no more challenging than regular classes, they merely cram in more information in the smallest allowable time, then take a standardized test on the information. AP and Honors courses are more or less given inflated reputations. Students involved in sports, as well, are given priority and are allowed to do poorly, whilst receiving more help than others. In general, it's a good school but puts too much emphasis on AP and Honors courses, that quite honestly are no harder than regular classes (in fact I think you LEARN a whole lot less - you're only taught to remember), and those who attend the over-hyped sports programs - football, soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball - are given priority and special privileges where they shouldn't be. Kind of a shame for a school with good teachers, too.
- submitted by a student