Some teachers are phenomenal! I met some of the best teachers I've had at Jefferson. On the other hand, the students there are an exception unfortunately. My time at Jefferson we had a bomb squad search the school twice, dogs search for drugs in the halways monthly, and many fights. The school is drug infested and the students there focus a lot on being.."popular"??? However, sports are really big at Jefferson and as a player of many I found the coaches to not be good at coaching but playing "buddy-buddy" all the time with favorited athletes...let me just reiterate that this is only SOME coaches that are like this. If your child plans to do band then Jefferson is the place...BEST BAND I'VE EVER HEARD...they will be in for a treat
-Recently a student at Jefferson High
I was a student at Jefferson High School I personally love this school. Learning is that main focus they offer lots of extra-curricular and sports I love this school beacause its the best it makes you feel like you are at hime
As a teacher at Jefferson for the last eight years, I am proud to say that Jefferson will become the best high school in West Virginia. The 2008-2009 year forcasts to be the best year ever with all the renovations completed , the population reduced and the addition of ninth graders. Academics and classroom environment are becoming the focus. The teaching staff is the best ever with a 30% turnover; most of the deadwood has been removed; the administration is on top of everything that is important, from safety to community service. If a student wants to learn, Jefferson offers every opportunity with all the fringe benefits of a public school social atmosphere. (I will have to say though, that it is unfortunate that not enough students took advantage of their opportunity to take my SQL, JAVA, or C++ courses this year.) Bill Lukens, Mathematics and Web Page Design Teacher
Jefferson high school is a great school we all know is overcrowded but in the fall of 2008 this probelm will be fix with the grand opening of Washigton high home of the Pratiots. Jefferson high school offers lots of extra-curriculums.
Both of my children go to this school, I'm sad to say. The school is disorganized, full of incompetent teachers, staff, and administration. It is overcrowded and no one cares if your child passes or fails. No one abides by the regulations in the student/parent handbook and I have yet to see what is done with the mass amounts of bullies in the system. I do not recommend sending your child to this school. If you are able, send your child out of state or to a private school.
My son entered JHS as a Freshman. We are now planning for his Senior year which will begin in the Fall of '07. Terribly disorganized school on many levels. With 40,000 plus tax-payers in the county who help fund it, it is disgraceful.