The school of lowered expectations. It has so much potential - good kids (for the most part), decent facilities - but the leadership is more afraid of people "feeling bad" than developing and promoting actual successes by it's students (loves to promote the wonders of the administration, though). Try to find a posted listing of the Honor Roll. Or mentions of awards and recognitions kids other than the basketball team have received. Definitely a demotivating experience for both kids and parents.
I'm currently an 8th grader this year and they're a few things i would like to share.First, the administration is junk, they don't seem to care about the kids they only care about their reputation. The students smoke a lot and are very nasty(in sexual ways.) The teachers are somewhat helpful but not all the time. Secondly, the school is a mix between high schoolers and middle schoolers(which in my opinion causes conflict between the two.)The activities are very limited and boring.Finally, the cafeteria food is disgusting and chaotic. I would not recommend this zoo of a school to my worst enemy so please do not send your child here unless you want no future for your child.
Does not even deserve one star. Leadership is poor. Students are not treated with respect and integrity. Students are treated as delinquents unless they prove themselves otherwise. Teachers lacks teaching skills, faculty and leadership team offers no positive encouragement, motivation or inspiration. And the superintendent's last year salary was over $140k?! Go figure!
The students really do respect each others' diversity. It is a very unique school because the parents' are committed to the school and the extra curricular activities are highly supported by the community. Drama could be improved, but the new theater should allow for a district wide program by 2008! AP courses are received well by students. Concern about quality of teaching lead to a close watch and testing of teachers, with good results. School spirit among the student body is very high, with many studnets attending games and pep assembly. PTO is poorly attended. Athletic booster club is fair in membership as well as music booster. Swim team is fantastic. Football is #1 sport. Then basketball.