Algona High School Reviews
I learned a lot about how to use a computer and how to write college papers. My school prepared me for college with the college comp course. We also got to use chrome books which were a big help. Algona high school also prepared me by letting me take dual credit courses through Iowa lakes community college for free.
I love the community and family at Algona High. I enjoy the teachers, the students, and the overall atmosphere at this high school. The only thing I can think of improving is having better options to appeal to different learners; for example, learning more note-based as opposed to group-based projects. In the end, I would highly recommend Algona High for any aspiring student.
It's an ok school that I feel needs to change. I feel it's to strict and doesn't really understand high school students.
I love my school! Algona is the best place to be. My teachers care about me, challenge me, and want me to succeed. I feel like I am being prepared for colleges in my wide variety of class choices. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!
I always enjoyed the extracurriculars and they were widely available to the student population.
The teachers are great, they are helpful and knowledgeable. They will help you if you are struggling and if something happens they are there for you.
The teachers and environment is lively.
I love attending Algona High School. I is a great community and you are surrounded by positive people!
Bullying is a large topic at our school. We have orange shirts that we wear every other Wednesday that say "Not in Our School", saying that bullying will not be tolerated. R-5 has spoke many times at our school and also the Governor of Iowa and lieutenant Governor came to talk to our school after we won a video competition for a bulling video.
Some teachers have gone to a switched classroom to help incorporate technology. This means that the student watches a video of the lesson at home and they work on the homework in class. Some teachers also use the Chromebooks now that we have gone 1:1. The online classrooms are an interactive way to use technology in the classroom. Also the smart boards have helped us use technology. Teachers at Algona High are very approachable. We have good relationships with them in school and out. They truly care for us. Consistency in grading is usually very well. Although, they have the normal bias during grading of papers which is found at every school based on teachers preference.
We have an awesome lunch selection. They always have two options and a salad/sandwhich bar. They always have fresh fruit and vegetables. They always have new things to try too. They try and get food that we will actually eat and we can have as much fruits and vegetables that we want.
Students at Algona High School are very involved. Weather it is in athletic sports, speech, or an academic club I would say 90% of students are involved in at least one. Our school spirit is very high too. Our bleachers are always packed and the auditorium is always full. We do not have much racial diversity at our school, although there is some. I believe that the kids accept it very well and it is helping prepare us for the future. We also have Spanish offered as a second language at the high school, and I think having some Spanish speaking students has really helped us learn better.
The school is like a typical small town school.
Its typical schools food, so it depends on if you like school food or not.
We may not have good teams but our school does allow anyone to join most of the time and we do have some school spirit.
The school really helped once you were ready to leave for college but nothing really before.
Great public school with an amazing staff and interested administration