- Highlands, NC
Highlands School Reviews
Rating 3.75 out of 5 24 reviews
Throughout my years at Highlands School, I have enjoyed being able to have lots of one on one time with my teachers. Due to the small class size, in our K-12 school of about 325 students, the teacher/student ratio is desirable. I have been able to have lots of help from my teachers, while they are able to individually work with each student. If I could change one thing it would definitely be the lack of diversity. Our school is primarily white Americans. Overall my experience has been very comfortable, but I am ready to step into the real world of college.
The small town and small school makes everything more personal. I think this was a great school to attend. Everyone knows everyone. The teachers are almost like your parents because your relationship can grow like that in a town like Highlands.
I transfered to Highlands High School in the fall starting of my senior year. This school has provided a good background and an awesome thing to place on my resume.
Highlands School is so close-knit that the teachers are excellent with connecting with students and making sure its a safe and productive learning environment
My 8th grader is new to the school. He had a bumpy first couple of weeks and was not turning in homework. I used the parent portal and saw the problem. I immediately contacted all four of his teachers and found them to be helpful and supportive in turning him around. He now has a plan in place to ensure homework is communicated, completed, and turned in. The teachers work with students and parents in a cooperative manner. I can’t praise them enough for going the extra mile.
Not a lot of diversity, teachers that care but I was not prepared for high school. Not a lot of people to talk to.
Most of the individuals that graduate from Highlands attend an accredited university and go on to get their college degrees without any problems. Highlands does a great job of preparing students for college and the real world.
Administration and policies at Highlands are not bad and they are not amazing. I would call them pretty average, which is why I rated accordingly. The faculty is outstanding. The principal, guidance counselor, and office staff are all amazing and extremely helpful with whatever you may need. Policies such as bullying, attendance, and dress code are addressed accordingly and seem to be fairly effective. Overall, the administration and policies are, in my opinion, average.
Throughout my entire K-12 experience at Highlands School, I do not have any complaints about the teachers. Of course, none of them are perfect, but overall the quality of the teachers is outstanding. The passion and care the teachers possess is inspiring. The teachers at Highlands were one of my favorite aspects of the school.
The sports teams at Highlands are well taken care of and tend to do pretty well.
I felt like Highlands High School prepared me for the workload that I would experience in college.
I believe the school is very safe, maybe a little too safe in my opinion.
The cafeteria is very clean, but the food is sometimes not that great.
There are a few things that could be better, I feel like the administration could be more active and friendly.
There is not as much student involvement in athletics as there have been in past years. I remember when I was little watching the high school girls play and wanting to be at every game, but students seem not to be as interested anymore. We have about average team performances. Volleyball, softball, and baseball barely win any games- if we even have those teams- but soccer and basketball fair very well and usually go far in state. There is honestly not that much fan support and, as an athlete, it is hard to play when the gym is dead. There is very little school spirit, its not the cool thing anymore to come cheer on your team.
There are a few teachers that aren't the best, but there is a select few who are absolutely amazing. I think that the class time are great and we have enough time. The curriculum follows the state and I have not had classes with the new curriculum. There are more options with online and AP classes.
I went to this school from Kindergarten all the way up to Senior year. It has it's ups and downs, but I personally think it was a great school. It is small, which makes it more personal. While this can be a bad thing for some people, I liked it better than larger schools like the college I am in now. If I had the option, I would probably go back to this school again. While it may not have been the best, I thought it was pretty great.