Broadneck has been a great high school.....kinda. A few teachers make me want to give the 5 star rating, but many of the teachers just don't seem to care about the students.
Some teachers spend a lot of their time talking about unimportant stuff, such as one teacher who would spend about 20-45 minutes a day talking about their life. While some students saw this as better then actually doing work, the others were tearing their hair out in frustration as the county tests and finals continue to loom in the future. I also had one teacher who did absolutely no teaching, only giving us worksheets and textbooks, telling us to silently do our work, severely reprimanding any slight whisper.
I could go on and on about the outlandish pace expected of AP classes, or even honors classes. This is not a BHS solo issue, but one i feel that is very important. Common core is everywhere, standardized test, standardized workbooks, standardized curriculum. In a school where your unique qualities are told to be expressed, no two students are truly seen as different and the only difference that counts is if you load up on APs and are at the top 5% of the grade.
Students are pressured into taking multiple APs, as guidance tells again and again about the horror of falling below the other people. In the minds of guidance, a failure in an AP is better then an A in an honors or standard class. Students who are not prepared or unwilling to be in APs are forced into these "college level" classes, which even sophomores are pulled into. The mad scramble to have the most APs causes panic among students. Teachers even realize this and during AP week, some put out tissues for students who break down under the pressure.
If you have completed less then 5 AP classes by you senior year, are in less then 2 sports, and are in no clubs, you might as well be dead to BHS and a failure in life.