Sunday, May 11, 2014
An Old Fashioned High School - School #24
I was in one of the few remaining large comprehensive high school and I was impressed with the atmosphere at the school. No micromanaging administrators, the student body was respectful and diverse, while the teachers were warm and welcoming, with some notable exceptions (special education).
The school is a throwback when high schools gave a student the whole high school experience. Loads of electives, extracurricular activities, and flexible schedules. The student body is engaged and appears happy. If there was a negative, it was that the students feel that there are too many broken smartboards and some of the young teachers, especially in the special education department are unfriendly. I did feel that as well in their teachers room.
The school has good "college and career readiness" scores and most of the student body and teachers are proud of their school, unlike the Bloomberg small schools.
Parking is available and the front office was accommodating and friendly. I certainly would take a position in this school if offered one.