In my first year of school here I saw MULTIPLE instances of bullying and harassment. The school does not discipline their students in a manner that eliminates bullying and harassment. Students are targeted for their differences, such as being gay or having colored hair. I was walking to class just a few weeks ago, and on my way to class I heard a group of boys yell discriminatory things at a gay person walking next to me. I find these actions very wrong and insulting.
In addition, the students at this school are very rude to each other and their teachers. A majority of the students have no respect for their educators and take their education for granted. The school is dirty and the bathrooms are grotess. Whenever I go into the restroom there is rarely functioning toilets.
Knowing what I know now about the students and overall atmosphere of this school, I would never have attended. I can compare my experience at Elk River high school to my experience at Minnetonka high school (as I moved a little over a year ago to Elk River) and I can honestly say I regret my decision to attend Elk River high school and it has set back my educational and person growth as a 11th grader. Most teachers are friendly and dedicated, however the student body is dramatic, rude, and downright mean.