Hotchkiss High School
- HOTCHKISS, CO
Hotchkiss High School Reviews
Rating 3.5 out of 5 58 reviews
As an Exchange Student from Italy, North Fork High School, which once was Hotchkiss High School, made me feel extremely welcomed and heard. Teachers and students were constantly available to provide the needed help and I never felt lost. I can’t say a negative experience comes to mind, I believe that in a small town like Hotchkiss it is extremely complicated to spread the school spirit but, this never lacked in Hotchkiss. Teachers are incredibly apprehensive and determined to achieve their goals and give students the opportunity to made their dreams come true, by giving them a rich education and smart advice for the future. I would have to say that not all sports are appreciated inside the schools, there is a big difference between popular sports and “smart kids” sports, if I had to change something it would be the school participation in all sports without leaving out sports such as Cross Country, Swimming, or Soccer.
Hotchkiss High School was an odd experience for my 4-year. I graduated as the last year of the Bulldogs and sadly it is just not what it used to be. I hope it improves.
Hotchkiss High School, now know as North Fork High School has a strong academic and athletic program with teachers who truly care about the future of the student.This high school offers many different types of AP classes and after school activities. Being in a small town has its advantages with building connections with the students in and out of school. The community has an amazing support system with all school functions and contribute to the school and the kids the best they can. I would recommend Hotchkiss High to anyone who loves small town living and wants their child to succeed academically and in sports.
Great variety of classes and for the most part, good teachers. A little bit of perfectionism is enforced hard on students. There is a lack of trying to help with student social situations such as bullying. There is also a great variety of programs and sports for any student to be able to join.
My experience at Hotchkiss has been very eye opening. I’m sure this is the way every high school is but the students make everything harder. They like to play mind games. My junior year it got so bad I put myself in the hospital. But I learned that high school ends. We all will move on. I would like to see students life eachother up instead of pushing them down to make themselves succeed. We should all be helping eachother.
Hothckiss High School is a small school, which means the teachers are able to know each student and their individual learning styles.
At Hotchkiss, everyone genuinely cares about you. Although we’re a small school, everyone is super nice to each other & respect is an important principle at our school. Our teachers are passionate about teaching and also care deeply about our well-being. I feel more than prepared for college, as did many alumni of HHS. Our environment really effects the drive for success of our students , which is a strong one. Overall, Hotchkiss High School is an amazing school that I would one day bring my child to in the future.
There are a lot of college class opportunities
choir, band, FFA, drama, lots of participation
This school has a very fun and calm environment. The classes are rigorous, the teachers willing to help, and the students come wanting to learn.
All the teachers are very open and kind and willing to help the students with anything they need.
I wish that the best teacher was still there. He left last year and there will be a very big whole. I wish he was still there even though I will be working with him.
What makes this school unique is the administration and the staff care about you as more than just a student, they care about you as a person. The sports/athletics are important, but not nearly as important as the academics. If a student is failing more than one class, they can't participate in athletics until they bring their grade up to at least a C.
The office staff as well as the administration is very helpful, much like the teachers of the school. They aren't afraid to tell you if they truly don't know something, and if they don't know, they will certainly try their best to direct your towards someone who does.
Student involvement isn't the biggest criteria for the school, but it is definitely a source of fun for the students. Team performance really matters to every sports team, but so does the feeling of commitment to yourself and to the people around you. I have participated in Cross Country for each year of high school, and the biggest emphasis wasn't on myself, but on the teammates around me. I worked hard every practice not only for myself, but to better my teammates.
The teachers at this school are very encouraging of a student's ideas, but they also provide constructive criticism when it is needed. The teaching styles vary from class to class, but every teacher is approachable and knowledgable when you ask for help. The teachers have an interest in the student's life that goes beyond just the classroom; there have been many times when I have been struggling with a situation within my life and I was able to ask a teacher for advice. Not many schools offer this opportunity to talk with a teacher as a person and a role model.
The extracurricular activities that are available at this school are extensive, they range anywhere from Future Farmers of America and National Honor Society, to Cross Country and Softball. The most popular actives are the sports teams, the fans at the home basketball games get very involved and vocal in support of the players. The staff and administration of the school are fantastic, they are always willing to help with any problem a student has, whether that problem is in the classroom or in life.