Highland Community High School Reviews
Rating 4 out of 5 25 reviews
We are a small school, so you are able to meet everyone. There are special connections between students, because we all see each other everyday.
Overall I was very pleased with this school district. However, I would like the teachers to educate their students on all forms of citations. I learned how to write in MLA but when I went to college, I used every form but MLA. I also think that their music department could be stronger. As a music educator, I felt that I was lacking way behind my peers when it came to analyzing music and building chords.
Typically, if there is any kind of bullying or personal safety problem in our school, word gets around and usually ends up under a teachers discretion. There have been many accounts where the problem was taken directly to the principle and he handles the problem first hand. Being a small school, the students who cause the most trouble are known because everyone knows everyone. I know we have a school insurance policy available to all students.
There are a few activities that anyone is welcome to join. But having so few students enrolled, to make a extracurricular activity function, many of the same students are in every activity. Being so, it is hard to have a ton of activity in every club because many of the same students would get burned out.
Recently, Highland High School has been converted into a charter school. Many were skeptical of the change, but it was necessary to keep our school a float. Although, at times, our school has been low on resources to be able to offer a greater variety of classes, they quality of the education is irreplaceable. There are benefits to both large schools and small schools. The advantages I received were those of good morals from growing up in a small town. Though I am ready to move out to the great big world now, I would never choose anywhere else to go to school.
Our school has a hard time following through with punishments. Our principal and guidance counselor are very helpful and supportive. Our school does not really have a hard time with bullying.
The Highland School District loves its sports. Again, many students participate in them. We are about average in ability. Everyone supports everything and attends many activities.
The teachers at my school are amazing. They put in more work than they should have to. They care about each and everyone of us. We use project based learning to help us get a better feel for topics.
At the Highland School District there are many extracurricular activities for students to get involved in. Since we are such a small school, everyone has to participate in order for them to function. It is a great way for kids to stay out of trouble and we get to learn more about each other while participating.
The classes are good, but they are difficult. Math and Spanish are probably the hardest, with science classes being the easiest. There is quite a bit of homework and it can be stressful.
The teachers are good. They know the material very well and they genuinely care about your education. They sometimes lack communication skills, but for the most part it's good.
I love my school. It is small and everyone knows everyone. Each class is like a big family.
Students are very involved at Highland. There isn't any peer pressure, and everyone is accepted for who they are. However, almost everyone has the same ethnic and racial background.
The school is very safe. We don't have police or anything, but there are no dangers.
The staff is great. They are always helpful and nice. The dress code is okay, you mostly just can't have too short of shorts or spaghetti straps.
We have decent food. There is always fruit and veggies. They just started offering salads every day. We can have snacks in between classes now.
We have many extra curricular activities and clubs. Some include: FFA, FBLA, Forensics, Band, Jazz Band, Choir, Community Theater, Art Club, Yearbook, 4-H, and National Honor Society.