July 21, 2015
In my opinion, Henry Foss High School is a mediocre school. The system is, as Gordon Ramsay would say, "Not good enough." There are a number of problems that will appear in this review, including performances, responsibilty, and more.
The school is lacking student responsibilities. Students need to learn responsibilities for themselves and not be disciplined and legally threatened to do their work. They're growing into adults, they need to have some independence. Their thoughts are their own faults. And the school is just not letting them have their choices, its either you do it or you get kicked out of class.
Another issue is there are events that are mandatory for example pep assemblies. Its bad enough the school doesn't have any spirit whatsoever. It should be optional, it does no good to education or interest, as well as (for music students) pep band (for sports games and marching). Forcing students into events like that increases the chances of students not respecting music or the class. It also gives the school a bad reputation (being known for the inflexible) Some students persue their career in serious classical music like myself.
Another issue is the lack of options when it comes to switching a class. The school has less classes to offer to students who are not enjoying their class. It puts students in classes they don't enjoy, for example, JROTC at their will. This also gives a bad reputation as a so called "IB League School."
The students are just so dysfunctional. Everyday, I see students harassing other students based on how they physically function (like walking "weird"). There is a lack of respect for substitute teachers in most classes.
Overall, I would NOT reccommend this school for any serious musician or anyone who is looking for a great school. There are other schools that are superior than Foss High School. Choose wisely.
P.S. Disregard the spelling errors, this device has no way to indicate incorrect spelling.
- submitted by a community member