My daughter started being bullied at the Shady Spring Middle School and it continued on at the High School. The answer was to ostracize my daughter and put her on homebound where she had no interaction with others of her age. The bullies got to stay in school and participate in sports and all the school activities. My daughter had the credits to graduate early except for 1 and the Board of Education would not let her take an extra class online or any classes online for that matter so she could graduate early and get away from this environment. In the long run she has ended up with PTSD, depression, and other anxiety issues.
As an alimnus and the cousin of three students at the school, I submit that overall Shady Spring is a slightly above average and by no means an wxceptional school. The curriculum is adequate but not outstanding. The boys athletic programs run in cycles. The football team is in a transitional period. Baseball is successful. Wrestling shows occasional signs of its past glory. The track and field teams are average. Girls athletcs are highly successful, speaking in particular of softball and volleyball, girls basketball is somewhat below average but in a building stage. Academics are adequate. The teacher to student ratio seems to be acceptable. Academic standards are in my opinion average to slighly above average. A pastoral setting for the campus, good student safety, and similar socio-economic conditions provide a relatively close knit student body. All in all a good school with room for some improvements.