Horseshoe Bend Middle/Senior High School
- HORSESHOE BEND, ID
Horseshoe Bend Middle/Senior High School Reviews
Rating 3.57 out of 5 47 reviews
Majority of students here are sadly addicted to substances. The school just punishes the students that get caught. They don’t do anything to get students to quit and it’s sad. Also, bringing your kid to this school is just ridiculous, students miss out on so much you can experience at other schools. This school doesn’t have hs/Ms wrestling team, a ms softball or baseball, not even a ms/hs cross country. Not even FFA. The kids at this school are also just incredibly mean. The bullying here is seriously a problem. I don’t recommend taking your kid to this school. If you moved here with your kids, I suggest home school or taking the long drive to either a school in emmet or eagle, which is what a lot of parents do for their kids in this town so they can get a real education. Once a kid that just moved here had to consider home school right away due to bullying, and a kid has had to be put in homeschool from severe bullying. There has been kids running out of class crying their eyes out.
Overall, I love the high school atmosphere. The staff are very personable and friendly and they do their best to help the students succeed in school, and even out of school. If you have a goal, the counselor will do everything he can to help it become a reality. The only thing that could make it better would be giving the parents more opportunities to be involved in school activities so they feel like they are more a part of the student's life. Because the Elementary, Middle & High schools are all on one campus the students of all grades are able to interact with each other. I think this is great, especially since I have a lot of siblings I get to see and hang out with- We even get to have lunch all together! The schools even offer the chance for students to take higher grade level classes since the schools are so close, and they have a teacher certified to teach College Math for the Seniors who want to advance their learning. If they don't have a wanted class, they offer IDLA too!
At Horseshoe Bend Middle/Senior High School there is a small town feeling that you get nowhere else, one on one teaching, a family in the faculty, and a baseball team that rules. I would like to see better funding in the sports department, the weight room is virtually nonexistent and the staff is often times overtaxed when it comes to students that want to cause trouble.
Horseshoe Bend High School is a good school and even though it is a small school, it's still a great school for me to study. I learned a lot in this school after I moved here in the United States.
With only 70 students in the entire high school, Horseshoe Bend has a very small town feel. The town itself is set into a small valley and is surrounded by the beautiful Payette River. Some benefits of going to HSB are that you know everyone in the school and can make many friends very quickly, can be more effective in making a change or being heard than in a larger school, and have more one on one time with your teachers. Sports are a huge part of the culture, and it is very easy to become involved with them. However, a downside to HSB is that everyone knows everything about everyone else; privacy is very hard to achieve. There also aren't as many opportunities for students in areas such as clubs and activities or through academic means. Overall, however, I feel like Horseshoe Bend is a safe place with a very low bullying record, and although the school may not be exposed to as many opportunities as a bigger school would, the school culture is very positive and family-like!
The extracurricular opportunities are limited because Horseshoe Bend is such a small school and area;however, the activities available are of high quality and pretty popular.
I have had a very great experience at this school. My favorite experiences to come from this school are the sporting events, they are always really wild and fun. I would choose this school again if I could do it all over again because I have enjoyed my years here and being in a small school has provided me with a large support system.
The teachers at Horseshoe Bend High all have very different teaching styles, but I think that benefits the students. They are very good at communicating about grades, assignments, and projects. They also have a very good understanding of what they are teaching and teach it well.
I like this school because as an athlete, you get a lot of support. I can understand how some people may not like it though if they aren't into sports. Most interest and support from the community go towards athletics. My favorite thing about the school though is that it's so small, so you become close with quite a few people.
The times I ate in the cafeteria, it was not bad.
Our school is disciplined well.
Are more involved because of the size of our school
They're very friendly and helpful to the students.
We don't have a nurse, we don't have security, and we all know each other so well that a lot of things are just overlooked.
Depends on the day. Sometimes it's awful and other times it is tolerable.
Everyone in the community as well as the school are very in tune with the sporting events that happen and we have very successful sports teams. The only bad thing is that our school doesn't have a budget that allows for new equipment on a regular basis.
The teachers are all very helpful and are personable. We all know one another very well and everyone works together to make it a safe environment.