September 04, 2011
I graduated from this school in 2010. Overall, I would say that I was prepared for college academically. I would say about half of the teachers really try to care about each of their students and to keep them on the right path. On the other hand, the majority of students, I believe, are not prepared emotionally and mentally for college life or starting in an entry-level job. The leadership and involvement of the principals with the students is certainly lacking and, in some cases, non-existent; for instance, the current head principal does not learn the names of all students, even though the assistants generally do within the first year. The school has about 500 students, most of whom go there all 4 years. Overall, the school day seems too structured, with only 4 minutes between bells, having to stay inside to eat lunch even though the "quad" area is enclosed, etc. The athletics department has its good and bad points- most of the teams do well throughout the seasons, but some of the coaches leave something to be desired. The fine arts department is more or less rebuilding at the moment, on the other hand.
- submitted by a student