Avon High School Reviews
I love attending this high school. The friends I have made here will be lifelong friends.
The teachers are really great and they do very well at helping students understand and comprehend what they are teaching.
Avon is a very small school, in a very small town, so teacher to student ratio is good, and everyone knows everybody. Being so rural, people tend to be pretty conservative/closed minded. If you can find a niche, you'll be a very close knit group. Our sports teams are actually really good, though some of the coaches can be less than desirable. Most of the food sucks, there's just no way around that. Since we're so small we don't have a wide variety of classes or extracurricular or groups. Teachers generally really do care about their students, so most of our school is on the Honor Roll or High Honor Roll list.
Always have student safety as a top priority
Don't get alot for what you pay.
Students are very involved with athletics and fan support.
Most students are Athletes in multiple sports.
Teachers are very helpful and go above and beyond doing what they have to in order to help their students.
This school livery diverse, its the go to school for stuendts who aren't ready to go to a hard core college. This school is helpful if you want to save money
The teachers at this school want you to succede in college they help when needed. They are very kind and friendly.
The sports at this school aren't as serious as others. There really aren't many school sports to choose from
I believe some students are successful if they choose to be. Other students are not as motivated to suceede in life. If they graduate with a degree they are very well prepared
Everybody is helpful at this school. There are many teachers who help students outside of class and they understand you. The staff is all around great
At Avon High School, there are no after-school programs that offer extra help academically to students. There are a few clubs that are academic based, such as the Mathletic team, but they do not offer academic assistance. There are a few different types of clubs and organizations available to students. There is Interact club, which allows students to acquaint with foreign exchange students in the local area. Although there are no charges, a moderately high level of commitment is required to join Interact club. Another organization available is the Student Council. Student Council is open for all students to join, however they do not advertise the organization well, and often do not have new members. There is a large amount of commitment required, but there is no cost to be apart of Student Council. Another commitment-requiring organization is the Peer Mentoring Program. In this program, high school students are recommended by teachers to be a mentor to a middle school student. The mentor must meet with their mentee at least once a week, and if they are unable to meet, the time must be rescheduled. There is no cost to join, but the program is very strict and you must be committed. A more fun option for a club is Ski Club. This club allows students who enjoy skiing to do so through the school at a reasonable cost. It requires less commitment than some of the other clubs. Academically, there are only a few clubs available. For Mathletics, the students are selected to join by their math teachers. They compete in math competitions against other schools in the area. Another academic based club is Mock Trial. This club allows students who are interested in law or government studies to experience what a real trial would be like. Both clubs require a moderate level of commitment. Other academic clubs such as Tech Club and Chess Club have been cut. There is minimal support for these clubs. Overall, the school offers an average amount of clubs and organizations.
The food at Avon High School is not a strong asset of the school. The school cafeteria is a self-serve set up, allowing students to choose the meals that they want. Everyday options include a slice of pizza, and a soup and salad bar with limited portions available. The meals change daily, ranging from cheeseburgers to "macho nachos" to turkey and mashed potatoes. The meals are not of a good size, and the quality is very poor. Many taste very similar to t.v. dinners. The school does provide the option of some healthy snacks, including yogurt parfaits and nutri-grain bars. However, many of the snacks available are unhealthy, including chips, gummy bears,and the school;s XXL cookies. These cookies are known to be about 1,000 calories per cookie. Dietary accommodations are not a big concern with the school. Overall, the quality, quantity, and menu options available at Avon High School are not good.
Avon High School provides many accessible resources to students. There are three computer labs that students have access to, in addition to laptops available to students in the library. The library laptops are slow, but the computers in the labs are very up to date. The guidance counselors are very helpful. When planning schedules, they make you take at least one or two challenging courses, but they allow you to pick a few courses of your choice. They are very helpful when dealing with the college admission process. Parent involvement is available to any parent that wishes to be involved. Tutoring is not available through the school, however teachers are after school to help any student that seeks it. The busing aspect of school is very good, with the drivers being friendly and safe, the transportation being free and easily accessible, and the length of the ride being no more than 30-45 minutes. The facilities and resources provided to students at Avon High School are very good.
The health and safety at Avon High School is one of the school's stronger assets. Although they do not have some of the safety measures listed above, such as metal detectors and drug dog sweeps, the faculty knows most, if not all of the student body, making these measures unnecessary. Although there are problems within friend groups, bullying is very rare. The school nurse is very friendly and caring, and will take care of any student in need. Almost any student you ask will tell you that they're very happy to have her as a nurse. The school has locked doors that has controlled access (you must be let into the school by the secretary), and a resource officer that can be found at the front of the building. Although they are provided, school i.d.'s are not frequently used. The faculty and staff of the school are also provided with i.d., and some use them while others do not. Because of the size of the school, the i.d. situation does not cause any problems. All in all, I believe Avon to be a very healthy, safe, and secure school district. I have never once felt that I was not taken care of or that I was not safe.
Due to Avon being a small school, the opportunity to be involved in sports is present. With the exception of a few teams, (such as basketball), there are no cuts on the sports teams, giving every student an opportunity to join. The student may not be involved during the actual competition, but they will still have a chance to become part of the team. Team performance depends on the team. Teams range from being very successful, moderately successful, and having little to no success. Teams such as the swimming and cheer leading teams are known for winning county and sectional competitions, while teams such as baseball and golf have not had these types of outstanding performances. Fan support depends on both the sport and gender of the team. You can find almost the entire Avon community at local football games, but only the parents of athletes at a swim meet. When it comes to basketball, a large portion of the student body attends the boys' games, but almost no one attends the girls'. The athletic facilities also range from being very good to very poor. The soccer, baseball/softball, lacrosse, and pool facilities are very poor. The ground on the soccer, baseball, and lacrosse fields are very rough surfaces that are hard to run on. The pool is over 50 years old. However, the football field and track are average, and the gymnasium is an exceptionally nice facility. All of these factors add up to an average athletic experience available at Avon High School.
We've had some issues in our school that involved issues that occured in our town and not specifically in our school. However, we were always under a lock down and lock in procedure, which put the students best interests at hand. Our nurse is helpful with anything and is always there if there is ever a problem. Overall, I think our school is a very safe enviornment.