Arlington Community Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Arlington, TN. It has 5,139 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
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Arlington Community Schools Reviews
I started going to Arlington my ninth grade year. I came from being homeschooled, so I was very nervous. Soon after arriving at Arlington, I made friends. I was surprised at how fast I made friends since I was so called, “different.” Overall, I have had a great four years at Arlington. One thing I would recommend changing would be the dress code. If girls have one rip in their jeans, (even if it’s small and doesn’t show any skin ) they get dress coded. The problem with this is that when boys wear ripped jeans, with holes the same size, they don’t get dress coded. Besides issues with the dress code, Arlington is a great school. It offers many different AP, honors, and dual classes.
I transferred to Arlington Community Schools my junior year of high school. Transferring from a prestigious school in Nashville, TN, I was very disappointed with many aspects of the school. There is a sense of disrespect for the administration throughout the school that is displayed through fights, drugs, talking back to teachers, and blatant disregard for rules such as dress code. When these students cause such problems, the entire school is penalized as a whole making it an unpleasent experience for innocent people. For example, when a student was caught drinking vodka from their water bottle in class, the entire school was no longer allowed to bring water to school, rather than dealing with the student individually. Many of the teachers are unreasonable and not understanding which I believe leads to students taking classes that are not displaying their full academic capabilities.
Academically, Arlington is near the best you can get in the area, rivaling Houston and Collierville. AP courses galore are offered and taught by capable teachers who truly care for their students and their education. However, the school has great failings in regards to the counseling system. If a student has a problem that is unrelated to classes or college applications, then there is little that the school will do. Further, the administration has, in recent years, opted to advance the sports programs over the dilapidated fine arts department that is craving funds. Overall, the school is better than most in the area, but is certainly not perfect.