Humanities & Arts Magnet High School
- Public, Magnet
- CAMBRIA HEIGHTS, NY
Humanities & Arts Magnet High School Reviews
Rating 3.43 out of 5 115 reviews
Good teachers some of them can be a little hard sometimes but over all good great majority of the staff are great most of them really try to connect with the kids. There could be more unity in the school and a little more freedom as well
My overall experience in high school is relatively alright. Although I have only been in the school for less than a school year, the school has provided many extra curriculums that I know will help me in my future. One example is being able to take college classes for free. Some of my worst experiences was a policy that was made to put our phones in a pouch. Although the new policy has had children has let children be able to concentrate in class, much of my information related to classwork has been on my phone since the beginning of the school year, and having to change to another device has made it difficult to finish some of my classwork, resulting in having to do it after-school when my phone is unlocked.
The school is safe because you don't have to worry too much about being hurt by your peers daily. For college readiness, I've been told to attend many college courses before my senior year, which helped me graduate in my third year instead of my fourth.
This school provided me with amazing relationships, and connections, and inspired me to strive my best in my life. Additionally, all of my teachers, and my principal always had my back, and encouraged me to aim for the stars! The students are also nice, and collaborative as well. I graduated on June 24th, and I will miss my high school a lot. I will never forget my first or last day here.
The activities and subjects offered are great. Most of the staff are great as well. Our issue is that the school allows a racist and unprofessional teacher to keep working here, despite numerous complaints from us. I guess they care more about tenures than the well-being of their students...
I loved the diversity at HARTS high school it was welcoming and made me feel comfortable. I also liked to resources available to all students.
The school is small not enough teachers. Their are no lockers you have to carry everything with you. The phone policy is to strict and the bathroom needs to be fixed. Only some teachers are good but not a lot of them connect with the students or ask how we are doing we come do the classwork and leave. There are only 2 meaningful clubs at school. Everything is about academics there is not much fun.
I enjoyed my time at the high school, however there were times where I felt snubbed and not given the opportunity to do what I wanted. For instance the school made me repeat classes I already passed, most likely because of an IEP I had, and I've experienced nobody of authority taking action for accepting people into track or actually enforcing my punishment with detention. The school also doesn't feel very funded, as there was no course for chemistry and we couldn't dissect animals in biology. I've still enjoyed my time at the school, and that can mostly be attributed to the kids, teachers, and staff there.
Humanities and Arts is a great school with great technology opportunities for the students. The staff is terrific.
Honestly I felt the school was ok at best they really didn’t provide me with any teachers that I felt were really there for me except a handful which is unfortunate because the school has a horrible reputation for not keeping teachers i graduated during the pandemic but before school was closed my senior year was already ruined due to poor planning by the staff we didn’t get any information on our senior trip till the month before it was scheduled and we were expected to pay $300+ in 1 month. Eventually it was cancelled because students couldn’t come up with the money that fast which could’ve been avoided if staff did their job
This school is what I would describe as an average learning environment. There are teachers and staff there who will our forth great effort to help the children who attend this institution, then there are those who are clearly just collecting a pay check. It is overall a clean place, and it is possible to achieve great academic success, but I often found that students and staff alike were caught up in a lot of drama which did not make very much sense to me. The school security is great, they are vigilant and watch over the children as best as they can. The school food is average, great on some days on others it’s best to wait and get something later. Students with behavioral issues are usually sent away before they can cause any havoc in the school or if they have already they are punished swiftly.
The new principal has turned the school around. He has done a good job bringing in new teachers and better programs
My time at humanities wasn't completely terrible as I made great friends, met amazing teachers, and even discovered the passion that I had for writing. When it came to how the school actually worked, after school activities were not well funded and student sports felt almost non existent. Lastly, some teachers were put into classes that they did not specialize in.
More music programs and athletic programs should be available! The ability to compete amongst others in cheerleading competitions should be available.
Over my four years at Humanities and the Arts High School, I have had so many amazing experiences. Being an Arts school, I was able to be immersed in theatre, music and drawing experiences. I've seen 7 Broadways musicals and performed in many showcases. I even got the chance to perform at a citywide show. There are also many AP classes that I have and, currently, am taking. This is putting me at an advantage for college because I'm could get college credits that'll save me time and money in the future.
Humanities and Arts Magnet High School is an average school filled with kids who want to learn and kids who just want to socialize (just like any other school). What I like about this school is that there are some great teachers who are there for you to not only teach, but to support you and guide you through life; not only will they guide you through your academic struggles, but they will also guide you through your personal life struggles as well. They've made the school environment feel more like a family environment. Although this school has some great teachers, improvements are need on organizing the school.
This school has really helped me get out of my shell. The students are united as a grade and really work together when it is time to. I have been able to taken A.P classes which really helps me prepare for college. The teachers are the best and really feel like family.