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I love how diverse it is and the staff. Ever since I was a freshman I felt so welcome. Also, they offer so many opportunities to be involved with the school.
During the four years, I've attended 71st-high school the teacher's had shown great interest in me and my peers. They provided a foundation to encourage me and peers to strive for an higher education. I was able to be a part of the Student Government Association (SGA). Which help me developed different types of leadership skills. l would love to say thank you to all the Seventy-First staff and administrators for a wonderful experience.
71st High School definitely helped me understand how to grow up both within a community and academically, I hope things have changed since I left for the better but it has been quite awhile.
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My experience at Seventy-First so far has been okay. Since my freshman year I have attended this school and seen many administrators come and go. I can say that the school has improved with discipline and safety over the years, and it is very diverse. It offers programs such as culinary arts as well as cabinet making which i find very cool.
I went here my first two years. Very disorganized and there is a lot of trouble. There surprisingly aren't a lot of gangs compared to other schools (Byrd, Terry Sanford, South View, Westover) there are two big ones that are always fighting and the teachers and principal were afraid to do anything. They probably make up 25% of school and everyone knows who they are. The academics were hit or miss and there wasn't money for good programs.
My experience with my high school was OK, its nothing to brag about. I did like my teachers they taught me well. The administration was poor, they didn't support the students. Our principal barely talked to the students.
71st High School has a very loving and communicative staff that will do everything in their power to help with any problems you may be facing. The guidance center should not be taken advantage of because there is where you can get the most help. The arts program is amazing and is extremely beneficial to those students who love the arts.
Honestly 71st has been a great high school to go to. My past four years at 71 have been great it has been fun and a great learning experience. 71st has a great teachers, sports, and clubs. My experience has been great I learned a lot, meet a lot of different people, and got to travel a lot. The highlight of my senior year was my band days, because when you join band you don’t just learn music you meet new people and gets to travel. 71st they have wonderful programs for kids to expand and do stuff after school. The school is always active after school hours with kids in clubs and sports. The teachers made it better for me because they aren’t there because they have to be they are there because they want to teach us and help us grow. When you need help all you have to do is ask and if they can’t help you in class they will schedule tutoring time with you after school. They honestly care they want to be there to help us and that’s what made my 4 years even better.
I loved my experience at 71st High School. The teachers there try to help you succeed in every way possible. The administrators are always helpful when dealing with teachers and students. Our school is organized and is an overall healthy environment.
My experience at 71st was very well enjoyable. I loved the Experience of being in the Marching band. The changes I hope to see involve the Students as well as the Teachers and Administrators, I hope the students realize that they are the future and they should aim to show why they are the school of the arts, I hope the Teachers and Administrators aim to push the students to understand that the sky is not the limit. There is more beyond the sky.
Most of the Teachers I had read cared about my education. But I will say not every after school program gets the same love as Football or Basketball.
My experience being part of 71st high school was good but then again it was bad . what I like about the school is that the teachers/administration /coaches/etc.. we all feel that we are a family and we ride for each other for the most part even thou every school has their ups and downs. The things I don't like bout the school I currently attend is the way the administration,teachers handles things ,such as disciplinary issues , I hate the way that its a lot of fights , and the way people can treat others..
It’s a great school with a lot of great teachers who make learning fun as best as they can, but the air vents tend to not work right and I’d like to actually go to mcdonalds for lunch some time instead of having to choose raw food from the school.
My experinces were good, easy to make friends and classesare fairly simple. The thing I would like to see change is the principal he abuses his power and can be dictatorial to the students and staff.
71st is not the best school but is's not the worst either. The teachers and the vice principals seem to care a lot about the students education and their future. The teachers try and be really involved and try their best to help each and every student succeed. The students can sometimes be disrespectful and immature. The only sports the faculty seem to care about are football and basketball. The principal is barely even at school and when he is he doesn't even interact with the students. He shuts down a lot of these ideas that the Student Government brings to him. The school could use a new principal to bring some positivit to the campus and that will boost morale.
71st is a great school. The one thing they could work on there is having a teacher student connection.
The school was okay. I feel it's parent involvement needed work. The school was proficient in sports as many state qualifiers came from 71st. The food was satisfactory and the diversity was subtle.
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The best thing about 71st High School is its sports program. Known for excelling in this area, young aspiring football/basketball players are likely to get the most out of their HS experience & are more than likely to get recruited. However, there are changes I'd like to see. I would like for advanced classes to be physically available to students, most AP students having to take teleconferencing/online classes to obtain a competitive GPA, this not being the ideal way to get ahead for students. Teachers should be properly prepared for the course they're teaching, there being multiple instances within my years where current teachers were forced to teach a subject they weren't properly prepared for. Teachers were simply hired to fill in a spot that needed to be filled, qualified or not. The school needs to work its way into becoming an academic threat, not merely an athletic one. That being said, I am still a proud falcon. I take pride in this school no matter what.
From freshman year to senior year, I can say the school is improving. There's not as many fights as it use to be.

The principal at the moment is strict when it comes to the students in sga planning things for our school & etc.
The school has questionable ethics. The principle punishes teachers & students unfairly many of times but when something serious, such as a bomb threat, occurs he doesn't take the proper measures. Many of the teachers lack care & some are too buddy-buddy with their students. A lot of the students who have came from there have been involved in violent crimes but many have prospered. On the bright side, there are a multitude of clubs & orgs to become involved with at this school. 71st is known for football, band, and cheer team. You have to make the best out of this school and learn your way through it. It is a school of arts but it also has many business type classes. I graduated from here and I came out fine. I came out at the top percentile of my class, received academic scholarships, and am currently enrolled in college and have honors. The school doesn't have the best reputation but that is because much of the students and faculty make it that way. It is only as bad as you make it.
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