Ada High School Reviews
I'm an alum of Ada High School and enjoyed it very much. I excelled in my classes due to the help I was able to receive from teachers. I was also able to decide to be a chemistry major because of my teachers influence. I enjoyed performing with the band, winter guard, and show choir. I also participated in tennis, NHS, and quiz bowl, so there was no shortage of activities for me to be involved in at Ada. Classes at Ada ranged from difficult to very easy depending on what subjects you understand. If I could change anything at Ada, I would like to change the food, but thats not always a school decision but a state decision. I would also have liked to have teacher reviews for all teachers so that I could have given constructive feedback, it's something nice that college has.
One thing I loved about Ada High School is the community. I played sports three out my whole high school years here at Ada and the parents and coaches made playin sports much more fun. It was a great experience to be apart of! They always cheered you on no matter if you messed up and they were always there to push you to do your best!!
I've lived in Ada my whole life and Ada Schools has helped me grow and develop into the best I could be. With extremely small class sizes, the teachers are always willing to lend a helping hand outside of class and often are willing to personalize. The music program there excels at the highest level and art is also exceptional there. If I could see one thing change, it would be the lack of communication between the administration and the students/faculty. The school board has no idea who we as Ada High School are.
I have always felt extremely safe at this school. There have been drills to prepare students for any situation that could have happened. The school nurse did a fairly good job when students came to her as well.
Throughout my years at this school, the variety and number of clubs and organizations has increased. Most people involved in the clubs are pretty committed and many students are members of multiple organizations.
Overall, teachers at the school are very good. Some have issues with technology or discipline but most are very effective and take great interest in students' learning.
After graduating from Ada I was quite surprised to learn that I was much more prepared for college then other people in my classes. Ada may prepare you for college but not so much for the real world. The resumes the everyone designs in English classes are pointless and are not acceptable in the job market. Also when I took personal finance the class does not cover taxes which to me seems crazy. These small improvements could increase students readiness in the real world by a quite a bit.
Some of the college prep courses are not rigourous.
I don't eat the school lunch. portions are too small
We have culturally diverse classes
Football is supported. Other sports such as baseball and soccer get little support
Teachers in the high school have masters degrees.
Attendance is expected. It is difficult the last period to study. we manage a few projects
We have a lot of resources we can use, such as laptops. We also have a library where we can also find resources.
We have language club and art club. I'm sure there's more of a variety. I played high school sports and worked. I didn't attend any clubs.
We have a variety of sports you can play. We also have great fan supporters. We also have spirit days on Fridays for football and basketball games.
We have CP and a few AP classes. Our teachers try not to put too much on our plate but they give us enough they we will be able to do on top of all of our other classes. As long as you have the grades to get into the CP and AP classes you can get into it, as long as it fits with all the other classes you're trying to take. Our Guidance Counselor tries her best to make everything you want to take fit into your schedule!