Ashland High School Reviews
Rating 3.98 out of 5 124 reviews
I found that the school was not supportive of students who needed extra help. If you were a neurotypical student that was able to handle life fairly well, then it was a decent environment. However, I have seen that for myself and other students with mental or physical health issues, their accommodations were quite lacking.
I graduated from Ashland High School in 2020 and I could say that my four year experience at AHS was probably the best schooling that I've had. The teachers really try and get to know you and how you learn best.
My experience at AHS was good, but nothing extraordinary. I would give it a 3.5 if anything. There are some amazing teachers that love and care about you and what they're teaching and really put in the extra effort, but there are just so many that are more there to just get their talking done for the day and socialize with students or just do nothing. It just is a really disconnected school in general and there could be a lot of improvement creating more of a sense of community and similarity. I never felt like I fit in there and neither did my friends. Theres this judgemental aura even though it's a very "accepting" school. And if you want to do good in class, its very much up to you. Noones gonna encourage you or telling you the benifits or info. So in all, it's not really a bad school, theres ammenities for everyone and clean classrooms and friendly teachers, but it seems like it just is lacking a bit of love or something.
The school has so many opportunities to push yourself and to grow. You can participate in new unique leadership opportunities every year! The teachers are all invested and kind, willing to work with you so you can thrive. It is a wonderful environment to be in for your high school years.
I went to a lot of schools growing up because I moved around a lot, and Ashland High was the best of them. I think what made it great was the people. High school is never an easy time for anyone, but I had some really great teachers and met some amazing friends. I was in a sport every season which was my favorite part of high school, because it taught me to keep good grades so I could play, and I gained so many friends. The downside, however, is the amount of drugs that I was exposed to there. Ashland is a very small "hippie" town and the number of kids that used drugs was basically 100/1. I think that the school deals with this problem pretty poorly, but at the end of the day I guess there isn't much you can really do, teenagers will do what they want.
Ashland high school is very inclusive and has a place for everyone. The teachers are always helpful and will help you will collage readiness. The counselors are always there to help and give you the tools you need to succeed.
The lack of diversity (If you look at one of the slides at the main page you just happen to see all the diversity the school offers also the just happen to get all the minorities in one photo) and the way funding is spent is quite disappointing. Most of the teachers are great but of course, there are teachers that favor other students if you don't work the way they want you to. Don't get me started with the bathrooms that lack doors on the toilet stall.
Most of the Teachers are really awesome! Unfortunately, the administration ignores when football players or sometimes others commit sexual assault. I wish there was more diversity.
Ashland High School should employ workshops to help its predominantly white students learn about institutionalized racism and how they can change the way they think. Also, they should help students understand the risk of taking out loans. We should not be pushing kids to expensive, private liberal arts communities but instead encouraging gap years and community college where they can experience the real world with the regular people.
Ashland High School excelled in areas of academics and theater performance. The teachers were fantastic and wished everyone to excel. But the school is extremely limited in race and religion diversity, making some students like myself struggle when they do not fit into the majority. Limited acceptance programs were available to those of religious backgrounds. Students did not have proper education of race and found it okay to joke about it. There was barely any school spirit or student participation in school events.
I wish that the school was more flexible and had less required classes, and requirements to graduate. It puts less stress on students.
I really enjoyed how there were so many unique and interesting classes to take, like Literature through Sociology, or Anatomy and Physiology. The teachers were also wonderful, and the arts education was also very good (although the music department could use a little more love and effort). The culture of the school very closely reflects the culture of the town, which isn't always a great thing, though. Recreational marijuana use by students, for instance, is not uncommon.
Ashland High School is fairly new with a big sports complex and a nice building. The teachers are either a hit or miss; you either get really motivated and helpful teachers or the exact opposite. This goes for the guidance counselors and the deans. My personal experience with the school has been alright. Besides a few bad teachers and unhelpful guidance counselors, I'd say it's a pretty good school.
I grew up in Ashland, so I know a lot of the students I go to school with from elementary and middle school. I take a lot of AP and advanced courses, so my instructors have been good teachers with real interest in their subject. Elective choices are okay, but not great. Some of the buildings need serious renovation. Overall, my experience at AHS has been good.
Ashland High is a very welcoming and open place, although lacking in actual diversity. It is an outdoor campus with an average of about 1,000 students. There are some issues in administrations regarding the true wellbeing of its students, however they are very open to student led activities.
Overall it's a good school but it lacks diversity and a good amount of students smoke weed. The school counselors are good and staff is usually friendly. It's not perfect but compared to other schools in the surrounding area, it's fantastic.
i think the school could use more college prep. i think it also needs more then two advisers for over 1000 students, there's no way to reach that many kids to make sure there getting what they need. i got through high school because i played sports, they had an accountability system in place that made you stay on top of your grades.