How is there such a broad extreme from one teacher to another as to how they teach. It's hard to believe all the teachers at Stadium are all in the same school. Don't have a standard for all the teachers there and train their teachers so they would know how to live up to the schools teaching motto. I just recently went to talk to one of my Son's teachers about his grades. He has good grades in some classes and bad in others so I went to speak to teachers. Some teachers are respectful to parents but don't know how to handle the kids and play spiteful games with my son making it impossible for him to get answers about class assignments. Other teachers are respectful to parents and students. In other words they teach by example. His grades are better in the classes where he can feel comfterable talking with his teachers. One teacher is disrespectful to me/his father and the students. This teacher plays favorites, helps some kids more than others. My son is begging this teacher for help and can't get it. If a teacher is ready to throw in the towel from frustration, I can understand but education is also very important. I got a disrespectful e-mail from this same teacher. I'm in shock.
I go to SHS currently, and am a sophomore. if you are a parent who's child is going to attend stadium soon you should know that our big sports teams- like football and basketball havent won in about 90 yrs. but our smaller teams- soccer, lacross, and swim do very well (the boys swim team won state in 2011-2012 school year). as for the academics: the teachers vary (since they are all in the union) they are rarely given crique about their teaching. some are good, some are very bad. the way to get things done, is take charge with the counclors (dont let them boss u around) ask students who the best teachers are. we have a drug problem, but if your kid is already good, then dont worry. so in conclusion: teachers vary, our big sports teams suck, and we have been known for our drug problems (like all highschools)
great place for kids to learn and grow! I am happy with my sons experience here. I would send any kid here and feel good about the recomendation!
The pride and tradition at this school is amazing and the building is incredible
I am very impressed dwith what SHS is able to accomplish with the broad and diverse studentbody. It is able to handle kids who take AP and go to the Ivy League and kids who are heading to the military, trade school and the world of work. They have an award winning and very popular music program, excellent science program and lots of extracurriculars. Their main teams don't do so well, but they excel in the small sports like swimming, soccer, lacrosse, etc. The language programs are excellent, and of course the castle school building and stadium rocks. My daughter has blossomed here, she had the choice to go here, SOTA Bellarmine and she chose SHS and has never regretted it. Boosters are extremely active, and the administration is responsive.
I recently came to the SotA (School of the Arts Tacoma), in freshmen year I got to go to Stadium. I was hesitant to switch because the large amount of friends I had met at Stadium and the classes I got to attend. My brother (who is the same age as me) is still going to SHS and we like to compare schools, I am reluctant to say, but he always wins. Just remember, no matter how bad you may think a school is, think of all the great things it has and think if you don't have them, the school spirit, honor classes, sport teams, more then one language taught, etc. Please don't listen to the people complaining about the school just because they didn't know how to take advantage all this great school has to offer.
I, as a student disliked this school, it did not give me any good memories. I felt like i was driven out of the school. I am now a sophomore and i still attend Stadium High, I'm trying to transfer out.
I currently have 2 sons in Stadium, one a sophmore, one a freshman. A little to early to tell with my freshman, but I know Stadium has halped tremendously with my Sophmore.... going from almost all F's in 8th grade to now an A-B student.
Stadium high is a terrible place to learn. Communication is spread thin causing confusion. terrible athletics departement.
I just graduated from Stadium this Spring, and I feel so fortunate to have gone here. It seems to be the school that either you love or hate, and most people love it. It's more of a liberal school, but that suited me just fine. I found my education to be great. The AP classes offered at Stadium are tremendous, and the Foreign Languages are awesome. The German, French, and two of the Spanish teachers are amazing. And the school spirit at Stadium is incredible. That's the kind of school I would send my child to.
I have a very shy freshman at Stadium. She seems to be coming out of her shell this year because the coaches, teachers, and kids are so nice. She has went from an 'average' middle schooler to an honor roll kid in AP classes. I just can't believe the positive difference H.S. is making in her life. The only drawback I have found is getting call backs from the councelors.
I can't believe the negative comments on this site. We had six boys graduate from Stadium and they all have different strengths. The school was great for all of them. The music program is especially good. The bands do well in contests all over and they have gone to Europe, New Orleans, California and many other places to perform. The teachers and the principal are great!
I used to live in the town of Acton, Massachusetts and attended Acton-Boxborough Regional High School until my senior year when we had to move for my dad's job. Compared to AB, the quality of education here at stadium is downright horrible. The class sizes are huge and led by horrible teachers, there is less than 100% graduation, nowhere near 98% of kids go to college (like at AB). You can't get off campus or driving privileges here; the students aren't trusted. Few horrible sports teams, poor music program and drama, bad academic teams and other extracurriculars few and bad. There are only like 5 AP classes compared to AB's 20, and the building may look cool from the outside but it's not a 90,000,000 dollar state of the art school. I really miss AB and Stadium is a horrible place to learn.
Stadiums teachers are very clueless. At least the other schools I have been to the teachers cared somewhat of whether you passed their class or not. Stadium says they hold the students to their highest potential but when I was there I found that it was hard to follow the teachers. They told us the straight answer but they never took the time to explain ANYTHING. The whole entire school board is pure sloppy.
Stadium is an amazing school. I'm a junior now & I love everything about it - i love the students (especially c/o 2006) I love the teachers, I love everything about it - it may be a big school and we have some occasionally fights here and there but its nothing our school cant handle. Everyone works together well - I'm in ASB at school and we all love to work hard to make sure that the school year is the best it can be. Parents students & teachers make it great for a fun learning enviroment!
I'm a sophomore this year and Stadium's had its problems and all, but not every high school is perfect. Stadium, I think, is by far one of the greatest high schools. Many of the teachers are willing to explain and take their own time to help you understand something, if you don't get it the first time around. There are really great after-school activities, too, that almost anyone can participate in. I love going to Stadium and people can trash Stadium all they want, but I don't think they'll find a better high school than ours. -TANG, c/o 2007
The classes are so big that in the first two weeks that you dont know what teacher you are going to have for sure. The Teachers Could use some work. the big thing is students that are out of control, some of the students are always trying to pick a fight. The staff in the office is great. The sophemore Class right now (class of 2007) is the biggest calss right now, and there is a limited amount of teachers so the classes are full from 28-34 studests per calss.
I loved this school! I went to high school here for just a few months, but the teacher's are great and overall it is a high school that is at highest quality. My sister now attends a local Christain school and it's not even close to Stadium's quality. Every high school will have drugs, and bad students and fights, but Stadium stands out by the simple fact of how the teachers/staff and students handle it togehther. Plus the education part is great too. I one day hope to be a teacher here at Stadium!
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