Highland High School Reviews
Rating 3.4 out of 5 47 reviews
Highland is a very small, community based school in rural Ault Colorado. While the size of the school isn't large, it is not small in the opportunities and activities it offers. Organizations like FFA, Future Business Leaders of America, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes are only a few of the amazing programs that Highland offers to all of its students.
it is unique being a highland high school student, being able to know almost everyone in the school colaborate with everyone and have fun with the teacher is not something most of other schools do.i have been able to participate in many school events like, FBLA,Baseball,Football, which being able to participate in big or small events with students from this school is pretty cool because we can communicate and talk about the events the day after the events has happened. i think that this makes the school unique because like i have said i know other schools that tdont even know all of the teacher because of how big the school is. Being in this school has helped me in my learning of a new language which it is English, the administration and the teachers have helped me in my learning step by step in this new language. in overall i think i will come back whenever I have the chance to come back ill still choose this school.
I have loved attending Highland High school for the past 7 years of my education. The staff has been great and Highland has always done it best to give me opportunities.
I have been at Highland for 5 years and during those 5 years has been great! The classes sizes are average of 20 or less. Then the sports are just amazing! Very good school and everyone is just nice and relax! The school haves it flaws like any other school. The school is not up to date as in the building but it still have amazing teachers that does personally help you.
I loved it here great place to fit in very diverse and accepting I 10/10 recommended it to anyone in the area.
I like my two friends that I have here and maybe two of my teachers. I like the cheer program and how I’ve won state three times. I would love to see the favoritism of athletes change. I wish this place could treat everyone equally and treat the cheer team better. We get no funding and they don’t consider us a sport.
It’s a very contradictory school. Half of the teachers really care and are great about helping me out while the other half of the teachers don’t take the time to actually help or teach me. It’s not that bad of a school but the administration is notorious for picking and choosing favorites, such as the best athletes. I would like the favoritism of “good” athletes to change.
Highland high school was a very hands on school. As a graduate I found the teachers to be more helpful with being leaders and discipline then the upper staff. The curriculum wasn't balanced but weighted, which means if you failed one test but got a perfect score on every thing else you would drop two letter grades. I found this discouraging but got over it and soon and found the teachers willing to go out of there way to help with whatever I needed.
Loved the small school environment, there are some amazing staff members there. Sports programs are really starting to take off, especially track and cross country. Though the lack of funding and availability of a variety of classes restricts some of their ability to prepare student for 4-year colleges.
Highland High School is a small school which personally I like. One of my favorite things about Highland are the clubs. FFA is a huge club at Highland and they have done extremely good at their contests and involvement with the city.
I have enjoyed the friends I have grown up with and the small classrooms at Highland High School. If I could change one thing, I would raise the number of teachers so that we have the ability to explore broader education.
Given the smaller community that I belong to, our education system works incredibly hard to provide as many classes as they can! Many of our teachers lead multiple courses, and even provide help for students after hours! They put in the effort that is needed to better their Highland students for the future.
Generally, students at Highland High School are all extremely involved in some form or another. There are issues regarding peer pressure and acceptance. However, for the most part, we each appreciate the differences in each of our students and recognize that it is okay (in fact, great!) to be different from your fellow classmate.
Highland High School has been a wonderful place for me to grow up because it is in a small-town environment, and I have built relationships that are going on 18 years with some of my fellow students. We are a unique school because we reside in "A Unique Little Town" (Ault, CO) and most of my class has known each other since we were toddlers. I gave my school a three, because although we are considered an "underdog" or under-educated high school, we have an unbreakable bond. Because of this, I would most definitely choose Highland all over again.
The teachers at Highland High School strive to built personal relationships with their students, while instilling values and knowledge within them. Our teachers are excellent at relating our education to the world around us. I gave them a four out of a possible five because, since I attend a rather small school, many of our teachers are also coaches, and sometimes have to be absent for sporting or club events.
There are some teachers in our school that are outstanding but then there are some teachers that could care less it seems like! Some of the teachers believe it should be all about what they have achieved instead of explaining it correctly to the students. Although, on the other hand, there are other teachers who will always put a student before them! These teachers are always approachable and would love to know just as much about the student as they do themselves!
Our school is fairly safe, we don't have many security measures because we haven't had the need for them. There's not really any prominent bullying, but when there is it's usually non-tolerable. weekly drug dog sweeps. The school nurse is a district nurse so she's not always here, but the staff helps where they can.