Gompers Preparatory Academy Reviews
Rating 4.4 out of 5 111 reviews
Gompers is an amazing school. This school has an amazing staff. The school prepares you for college. This school helps you in whatever you need.
It’s an okay school but it could be better by letting students decide what would be better for a more exciting year.
While I was at Gompers, I feel like my confidence in myself grew so much. I was more comfortable with who I was, spoke freely, just really opened up so much more. However, that being said Gompers had a lot of things that were not okay. For example, the way they treated some of their hard working teachers was not right. I believe those teachers should be paid more than the janitors, they went above and beyond for us and seeing how badly they were treated hurt me.
The school itself is very good but they are very serious about keeping everything in order and that causes a lot of students to complain. For example we have to raise our hands to stand up to go throw our food away and if they catch you standing up without permission you get lunch detentions. The teachers are also way under paid and at 1 point they laid off half the staff cuz they didn’t have enough money to pay them and coincidentally only staff that were protesting about the low pay were the only people fired which leads to my next point which is that the principle dosent give a flip about the students he favors the senior students and dosent care about what is going on in the school. My first year of middle school we went almost the entire month without a projector board until she had to go and ask the principal directly if we could get a new board. I’m not trying to make it seem like a really bad school but I’m just trying to point out the bad stuff that needs to change
Overall Gompers is an exceptional school. The Director and the staff are a big part of the school they make sure every kid gets the education they deserve no matter where they come from. Their number one priority is keeping every single kid save and with that also comes education. They make sure every student has the opportunity to attend college and get a better education for themselves. Also, every staff has at least one student that makes that special connection with. The students and the staff are very important to each other lives. But one thing they need to improve on is afterschool sports or clubs. There are not enough sports for the kids to play and get their mind off school, and the stress that comes with it. One specific sport all the students would love to have is football. The main reason is that football is a huge part of a high school student experience. But other than that it is a valuable school for kids to attend.
The school is good but could use some work to make it better. It could manage better if the teachers were educated on teaching as a whole, a lot of the teachers do not have experience or teaching credentials. They attend these classes throughout the year while teaching their classes as well.
Gompers Preparatory Academy allows low income students to prosper academically and showcase their true potential within their community. With that being said, students are offered a strong support system by councilors and build secure, reliable connections with certain teachers. High school student also begin to find and build their paths that helps lead them into their future. However, due to the focus on preparing 'college-ready' students, many students, especially high schoolers attending Gompers are stripped of their 'high school experiences.' Most students who attend this high school along side of myself, often miss out on the true experiences of high school rallies, homecomings, proms and the 'high school experience' that many across the state/country cherish.
I loved how Gompers Prep established a feeling of family within the community and the students. I felt highly supported by the teachers, who would often stay long hours to help students with tutoring. Even though it is a small school, I believe there could be more clubs to help the students express themselves. Overall, I enjoyed attending Gompers because they ensure students aren't discouraged from attending college and the whole staff is highly supportive and sympathetic to the students.
There is too much bullying going on, the staff does whatever they have to, not to make the student feel safe but to make sure nobody knows about it. Many of the teachers abuse of their authority towards the students. I am a parent who has heard from many students how they feel they don't get respect from the staff, they feel they can't go to someone for any problem they are having, or bullying. There are some good teachers too but I hate how the ones treating the students badly just get away with it. If a student complains at all about feign mistreated or disrespected by any staff... they en up getting in trouble for "giving an attitude" or "being ungrateful" with the staff who "does everything for them even when they don't deserve it".
I love how Gompers is so involved in academics and helping students get to college. The school takes the time to work with each and every student to help them reach their full potential. Gompers is currently making a new gym so hopefully the sports will advance. The teachers are very involved in all academics and extracurriculars. Even though the school is located in one of the worst parts of SouthEast San Diego, the community members still make sure each and every student is safe. Growing up at this school has shaped me to reach out for help when I need it and to use my resources to my their full potentials.
This school is amazing, it has a very amazing staff that help every student no matter their background. It's a very positive school never letting the students give up. I have attended the school since my 6th grade year, now I will graduate soon thanks to the help of the school.
Its a great school, safe for students I just wish they wouldn't baby students as much as they do which causes them to be unprepared for college.
Gompers Preparatory Academy is an amazing place filled with endless opportunities for all of its students.
I love how all the teachers are here for you whenever you need them. In addition, all of the faculty is caring and loving to everyone. The amount of smiles that I saw everyday at this school amazes me.
I use to not want to go to college and would not care about my grades but after being here for now 7 years it all changed for me. My love for wanting to continue school and become someone in life have increased tremendously. I am proud to be a Gompers Prep eagle.
The staff and teachers of Gompers Preparatory Academy ensure that students have the resources they need in order to achieve their goals.
What I really like about Gompers Preparatory Academy is the sense of family and support that students and teachers give to one another.