July 08, 2011
Petersburg High School is disgusting. I graduated from this school, and went into college totally unprepared and dumbfounded. Most of the children will never leave the county, and are ignorant to the world around them. Most of the teachers try hard, but things that they are doing are, in fact, not helping the children at all. There is no gifted program, no outreach program, no AP classes, no advanced classes, and no opportunities available for children. If I had not had cultured parents and an elementary school with a gifted program, I probably would have dropped out and gotten pregnant like many of the other students at PHS. The school is in shambles, and the staff is ignorant to new technology and techniques. They are not aware of the arts and how music helps to develop people, so they shove aside band, music, and theatre. They cannot even keep a band director employed. In many cases, I had read more literature than my teachers in middle school. I would never send my children to a place like PHS. I know that some of it cannot be helped, but it is totally ridiculous.
- submitted by a community member