To me(A parent), Staff seems very nice and when i called they answered w/good manners. Teaches are willing to help only if you ask them to. My child who is in Pius feels that they are not helping her/him getting ready for college. Hallway is full of noise students and teachers don't care, Library is a zoo and when you walk by the student`s bathrooms you can smell smoke and nobody says anything.
I am a current student at Pius XI High School. This school is not worthy of a two, it is worthy of a -57839. This school is great in terms of education BUT some teachers are incredibly disrespectful, rude, and take advantage of their authority. Other teachers are great but they're more bad teachers than they're good. Some teachers show favoritism. The students are ridiculous and some walk around with no shoes on. The ladies in the main office are amazing but some of the rules are unnecessary. I know someone who was put on probation for being two minute late 9 times. In conclusion, this school is a force.
If you like teachers who blatantly favor students who are star athletes, regardless of their academic ability: this is the school for you. There are some nice teachers, and then you have the arrogant ones. Unfortunately, the arrogant teachers outnumber the ones who truly love to teach, and love their students. It's a shame, really. Save your hard-earned money for family vacations, and send them to a suburban school. You'll thank me later.
Awesome school! Love the teachers and staff. I am so glad that my son is going here. The TAC program is great.
The last review was from 2011 it is 2013 and I am here to tell you that Pius high school is the Best! We love it and are so glad are son is attending this school
I would have to agree with the negative reviews on this site. My spouse graduated from this school some 30 years ago & absolutely loved it. One of my three children graduated a couple of years ago, & I am so grateful this period of our lives is over. Course offerings & some of the teachers are wonderful, but it is the adminstration that will be the demise of this once great school. Their enrollment has gone done significantly over the past few years, & they try to cover up any negativity that is going on in the school by ignoring & denying it.
My daughter is a 20XI graduate of Pius XI and had a wonderful educational experience. The TAC system is phenomenal. Pius XI did an exceptional job preparing her for college. Her younger siblings aspire to earn the privilege to attend this fine Catholic high school. Go Popes!!
Teachers very inconsistent. Some teachers have grading systems don't fail a child unless they have less then 20% proficiency - not exactly college prep material. Parents who pay the bills given very little consideration. Buyer bewatre!
Terrific faculty and lots of parent support added to a musically, academically and artistically amazing student body make Pius XI High School a great school!
I recently graduated from Pius (Class of 2009) and received over $150,000 of scholarship offers ALONE, my class received over 11 million in offers this year in total. I don't know any other school in the area who received offers like that. For those who complain about the tuition I had $3,500 in scholarships every year and the Fin. Aid. dept. and guidance dept. are always helpful when it comes to applying for aide and scholarships. Pius is a fantastic school and I highly recommend it.
Pius is an amazing school, full of opportunities. Even though tuition is costly, I'm glad I made the choice to come here. Pius has helped me to find out my interests and the school really does cater to you. Teachers are always there to help, students are friendly, and the schedule is WONDERFUL. I'm never bored.
I currently have a daughter attending Pius as a sophomore, and I'm glad to say I am pulling her out of the school next year. Pius has some great teachers, and some great courses, however the 'great' only plays in about 20 percent. The tuition is ridiculous, 8,000$ and they are upping it to 10,500$ next year. Not only do I have to pay tuition but I also find myself paying many other fees such as, 50$ for my child to add and drop classes, even though it is mandatory by the school. My child once had a saturday detention, and I had to pay 10$ for her to attend the mandatory detention. The staff is also very, very rude to students and parents, and everytime I call I recieve attitude. Thumbs down Pius.
I am currently a senior at Pius & I think it is a wonderful school. I will be graduating in May with close to 30 credits due to the AMAZING amount of AP courses that I have been able to take at Pius. Compared to many of my friends from Marquette & Divine Savior who will graduate with none, this is fabulous. I literally have never had a bad teacher & have found the staff & students to be friendly, helpful, and passionate about their work. I have never had a problem feeling left out or left behind. I went to a public elementary school/middle school & am so happy that I switched over to a private school setting. Some of my favorite memories from Pius are from our annual Thanksgiving drive and all school masses and blessings. I cannot think of a better place to be.
Excellent school offering many opprotunities for students in all aspects. High level of art program and sports programs. There is something for every type of student. The level of particapation is up the them, as is the level of parental participation. My daughter received an excellent education from caring teachers. There were bumps along the road, as every school has. I highly recommend Pius, especially if your child is planning on college.
I'm sorry, there are some TERRIBLE reviews on here...Pius is an amazing school! I've been tremendously happy with my education there. I'm especially talking to the one person who started their review with 'Save your money, people!' Your review was insensitive, and I can not honestly believe that your family has Pius alumni, and you can still think what you do! I am part of Pius's rugby and soccer teams, have ZERO relatives there, and I'm co-captain, so you need to keep your fingers off the keys if you don't know what you're writing about. Pius is a great school, with fantastic teachers and an excellent environment to learn.
Pius is AMAZING. Pius did wonders preparing me for college. They offered ways to prepare me that no other school has. I can't thank Pius enough. It is a place that I will always call home.
I think some of the very few negative comments here might be made by the same (unhappy) individual. As a parent of one former student and one current student, my wife and I couldn't be happier with Pius. We've found excelent teachers who really do care about kids, and an administration that is very receptive and helpful. Pius is an innovative place, on the cutting edge. If you want to send you son or daughter to a school that is forward thinking and that will challenge them to grow and learn--academically and in their faith--then Pius is THE place. As for the 'drug problem' at Pius, my kids have told me there is less of it going on at Pius than in other schools, only Pius chooses to do something about it, with workshops, support groups, assemblies. They're not afraid to deal with the issue rather than pretend it's doesn't exist.
I love Pius it is a great learning environment, very diverse and my children have done very well here.
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