Calhoun Middle/High School
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Calhoun Middle/High School Reviews
Rating 2.8 out of 5 40 reviews
There are many opportunities to participate in athletics and fine art activities. For the most part, teachers and student body are inclusive for all types of students.
Calhoun is a small school, in a small town, there aren't that many people, everyone knows everyone, and the fault to that is if you want to be successful here you have to know certain people or have certain parents and that's the sad part.
Calhoun Middle/High was a great school to be taught at. While it isn't the best school, the teachers working there made sure to give you a worthwhile education. I'd like to see that school expand its variety of activities for the students to participate in.
I would like to see more clubs or activities to do/have for the students. We come from an area where there isn't a whole lot of anything so we need some type of "hang out" place to have for everyone to join together and do things that everyone would like to do.
I liked my time at Calhoun County Middle/High School, it was an okay experience. I would like for the school to improve on listening to the students and how they deal with bullying.
Personally the experience Calhoun County Middle/ High School left me with was not a good one. There was multiple people in the school or who graduated from the school who took their own lives. Some being just 15 in the middle of their youth. Often caused by bullying, or problems within the school. Not only that but the school itself is rather corrupt. The teachers were biased and had favorites who would never be punished, I'd say more than half the students were/ had been on drugs. And drug deals went on inside of the school however people who were caught with them got a small punishment if any. My school didn't offer clubs, or a lot of diversity.
Teachers keep up with grading papers and listen to kids when you need help however they seem to ignore feelings and kids harassing others. School is very dark and gloomy too with tobacco spit caked on walls
It was a good school pretty average. The food has gotten better then it was. It's a somewhat kept up school. The class variation isn't the best.
The teachers are the most helpful that I've ever seen. They will always go out of their way to do just about anything for you. The school itself is fairly large and is kept clean, and the computer labs are well maintained.
I've always gone to Calhoun, and it's a good school overall. I just wish there was more respect between the students and staff. Not only are there disrespectful students; there are disrespectful staff members as well.
I love it! It offers plenty of easy scholarships for everyone. It is all easy to follow and I like the set up of the whole site! I would like to see a further adjustment to the scholarship tab. I would like to see where this money is coming from.
Bullying is said to always been an issue the staff is working on, but they never follow through when somebody actually needs help. Health-wise, there was a black mold issue a couple of years back that the school tried to sweep under the rug, and I personally have gotten food poisoning twice from the school lunch. It's sub-par, and the school nurse facilities were reluctant to offer much help at all.
My experience was pretty awful. It is a very large school that combines high school and middle school, and they hardly have enough staff to manage them all. Bullying and trouble gets swept under the rug to protect the schools already crumbling reputation, and I felt like I was just a number there. If it wasn't the closest school to me, I would not have chosen this high school again. Very poor quality of education, and teachers will pass nearly everybody, regardless of how much they know, simply to get them off of their backs. I did, however, like the band and the group surrounding it. It was fairly autonomous with little staff intervention, and it ran smoothly and gave me plenty of lifelong memories.
I would choose this school again if I could do it all over because both the negative and positive experiences have helped to make me who I am today.
Several teachers are extremely interested in the students and treat them with the same amount of caring/respect that they would their own children. However, there are also several teachers who view the students as numbers.
The school is very poor, so there isn't much room for extra things such as college prep or tutoring.
The extracurricular activities are really as good as you make them. The funding for them is non-existent, but you can still enjoy them. There is no support for the activities though.