i love Fort! the students and teachers are the most amazing and welcoming humans i know. despite living in poverty, Fort students live in union and support each other. teachers are the most supportive when students struggle and they are just wonderful. i am proud to be a Trapper!!
My School is a place where everyone gets to learn, and where positive attitudes are shown. Yes, we may not be in the most wealthiest areas, but we are all alike, which is what helps us bond and become closer. We show great spirit and Color war is amazing, but most certainly, all the staff is very communicable and helpful. Fort Vancouver also give us students the opportunity to get interested in something we love' whether its through our Welding, Medical or Culinary programs, or if its just for the classes, we are all loved and treated just as we want to be. Our ASB program is outstanding too! We love to have fun on morning announcements. We are one gracious student body.
it was so good for my son! he loved it, the teachers were kind and helpful. the other kids were so respectful, I'm so glad my son went here
I went to Fort all four years, and not because I was forced to. Fort is BY FAR one of the best schools a kid can go to. If they've never tried a sport this is the perfect place to try anything out. Every student is welcoming and respectful. The teachers care so much about their students and teaching. Mr. Parker is the current principal at Fort and he and mr. Hanson (the athletic director) are focused on making fort a better school and turning around all these rumors about fort. Fort is an incredible school. Don't believe the student rumors you hear. NONE OF THEM are true. They might not be the best at sports but that's because all the "INCREDIBLE" athletes get boundary exceptions to play for other schools. Have you heard about Moch Trial winning State? Or the Medical Arts Magnet traveling the country because of their skills? Stop judging the school by the rumors. Walk in with an open mind and open your eyes to what a great school Fort is. Everyone is so sweet and supportive of each other. If athletes couldn't get boundary exceptions for sports fort would be better in athletics. BUT at least the students currently there are trying! They've got the best sportsmanship and passion.
The ratings on this site are irrelevant. Reviews and ratings of this school go back over six years. Quality of schools can fluctuate radically over such a period; student bodies are dynamic, staff and administration fluctuate, and district sociodemographics change markedly. I spent some time in Vancouver soon after this new school was built -- at the time it was in a less populated part of town. I visited Vancouver about a year ago and the school was in the middle of urban sprawl. Times change. Schools change. Create a website that accounts for these factors.
This school is great! Ihave a son that was have some problems at a diferent school and he was accepted here and the staff really cares about my son's education and how he can succeed at this school and they have let me know how to help and will keep me in the loop on how he is doing. Thank you Trappers for caring for your students!
My sister graduated from this school, and all I can say is that good things happen there. It's a wonderful place to learn.
My son had a choice of Fort Vancouver HS or Columbia River since his father and I live in two different boundaries. I am so happy that he chose Fort. We have had the best experience at this school! The administration staff is the best, the teachers are well educated and caring, and the students are all and all good kids! It has been a very positive time for us all!
Fort isn t as bad as a school as everyone makes it out to be, I attend Fort now and I must say I am glad we are getting more students to participate in the school community. We have many great teachers like Mr. Finnie, Mr. Angel, Mr. Esparza, Mr. Dunning, Mrs. Monek, and Mr. Griffin. We have a wonderful diverse culture at our school also. Many programs are offered to us here that the other high schools do not have. Fort is a great place to get an education. They have a nice culinary class, broadcasting program, legal magnet, and medical magnet. It may not be the best high school in Vancouver but it s not a bad school as everyone makes it out to be. I am glad I decided to go to Fort Vancouver for my senior year. I have learned so many things about myself.
My old school cares about the students of all races and religions. They have a flag for several different countries in the cafeteria as well when you walk through the main doors they have welcome in several different languages to make all feel welcome. They also have Pat Hernandez right inside the main door. She can tell you were you need to go as well as attendence for your child. This school rocks. They really care about making all feel welcome and wanted!!!
This is my first year at Fort and I am finding the staff and students to be incredible. We have a lot to overcome, but the tenacity of the students is by far the best I have seen in my career as an administrator. I am proud to be a part of a team that really cares about what happens to kids. And to work with kids who really want to do what it takes to succeed. Go Trappers!
this is by far the best school I've ever ben too, and I've ben thrown a round a lot in L.A. The welding shop is the last shop class in the district, and we are lucky to have a teacher like Mr.Richards in the shop he's always there when we need help, we need to preserve these things like shop classes because I know it's getting me thru school. I used to skip school all the time, but no more, I'm getting that diploma.I thank shop for that. p.s. Mr.Richards you rock!!!
I really liked attending this school overall. It occasionally had its problems, I think they handled them well the majority of the time. One of the best things about Fort currently are the staff, especially Leah Baker, Phyllis Sprague, and Jason Galvas. They helped me learn so much last year, and although their classes were challenging, it was worth it. Attend Fort if you get the chance.
I am a graduat of fort class of 2007, and i have to say i loved my time there! The teachers were great they really wanted their students to do well. Mr. Galvas was the best! His way of teaching really stuck out and really worked, everyone in my class passed! The students are very nice too! And school spirit is always in effect. If you are looking for a well rounded school than fort is the place to go. Dont beleve what people say go check it out for yourself. Go Trappers!
Fort isnt as bad as a school as everyone makes it out to be, I attend fort now.and I must say i am glad we are getting a new principal. We do however have many great teachers.and a wonderful diverse culture at our school. and many programs are offered here that the other high schools do not have. It may not be the best high school in vancouver but its not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I am glad i decided to go to fort vancouver for my high school education.
i am so happy that my daughter came to fort.thank you for everyting that you have done
I don't get why everyone is saying Fort is such a bad school. You get out of it what you put in to it. Fort is an great place to get an education. They have a nice culinary class, brodcasting program,, leagal magnet, and medical magnet. I couldn't imagine going to any other school. Our sports may not be that great, but we sure do have a lot of spirit!
Fort has a principal who is striving to build community among staff and students and raise the academic standard by asking staff and students to grow. The school assemblies are full of spirit and good energy. Many excellent, caring, and 'serious about school,' teachers and administrators work tirelessly to reach out to students of several different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. They stand together in hardship, as well. Overall, this school does have challenges, but, with the cards they've been dealt, the faculty is playing to win every hand! - C.B.
Fort Vancouver high school is a disgrace to the Vancouver school district. The principal is definitely not the right person for the job. She enforces pointless restrictions and focuses on the unimportant conflicts. The sports program is the WORST. Many coaches from all areas say that the students come to Fort with real potential and natural talent but then is somehow lost. Also, the counselor has not helped my daughter one bit. The teachers vary. Some are ok but others talk or sit all period, my daughter not learning a single thing. Just a waste of time. Overall, the school is a failure. That's my opinion.
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