Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton High School Reviews
Rating 3.6 out of 5 40 reviews
I honestly love this school. I can't say enough good things. All the teachers are very nice and amazing at helping the kids at our school. Our sports teams are very good and the coaches know what they are doing. Everyone gets equal playing times. Our school clubs always welcomes new members with a smile. There is know leader in the clubs we all get to decide what happens. The school does have a school history club. They plan out the school year with history lessons for kids that are interested in history. In the summertime, the teacher takes about 50-80 kids to 12 different states in two weeks.
My experience at JWP has been very beneficial. The teachers are all very welcoming and make the experience a good one, whether that be how they teach or the bond they share with you. We have many classes at JWP that are to prepare us for the future, which is a good thing to have if you want to get ready for college and start figuring out how to manage a large workload. JWP gives every student a Chromebook, which means that everything we learn is mostly online. I like this system because not only do we have to not worry about losing our assignments or carrying books around, we also are able to access the internet during class rather than having to go to the media center. One thing I would change about JWP is the size and environment of study halls. I take study halls very seriously, as I am in 5 college classes at one time, but it is hard to work sometimes with a small classroom filled with 30 students. Overall, I love JWP and have enjoyed all the bonds and unforgettable memories.
I like JWP because they teach. I moved here and my grades went through my roof. In my old school I was getting D's and C's here i'mn getting A's and B's.
I have one or two teachers that actually care about me and my well being. All the other teachers are not understanding about the challenges of mental illnesses.
The staff cares a ton about the students. If you do so much as say one unkind thing to someone and the staff hears you will be talked to about it.
They help students and really care.
From what I see, there isn't as much student involvement as there could be. There are a lot of groups of friends but a lot of people stick to their certain groups and don't branch out much. Depending on what friend group you belong to decides how much peer pressure there is and what is or isn't socially acceptable. The majority of our school is Caucasian. There is very little racial diversity.
I think for being such a small school we do well. Recently, our school bought all new mac computers which have helped the students for research projects. Our school is getting upgraded and added on this summer to create a bigger and better cafeteria for the students. Parents seem to be very involved and supportive. One thing I think our school lacks is tutoring, mainly because it is such a small school.
In the past year, our school has improved greatly. Our new principle has made many but necessary changes that have improved our schools atmosphere. My favorite thing about our new principle is how involved he is in our school. I love to see him at almost all sporting events and cheering us on as we compete. The counselor we had was a very good at her job and always made students feel safe to talk to her about anything. She will be moving this summer but we look forward to meet our new school counselor this fall. I think lately the bullying has become much less of an issue. This is mainly because our principle takes an interest in what the students have to say and then acts on it. In my opinion, I think our dress code is fair and is made very clear to us.
Personally, I love high school. I enjoy being at small school due to all of the experiences it has given me. I am very involved and I love being able to be in many organizations. I appreciate the personable attitude of the whole school.
Due to the fact that we are a small school, we only have the basic sports offered. The facilities are fairly nice, but they could use some renovation.
I feel that there is not enough diversity in classes. I would like to see more options available.
I feel safe at my school.
I go to a rural school so we do not have any public transportation.
Everyone at my school knows everybody and their families. Everyone is willing to go above and beyond to help anyone in need. Everyone is very accepting and I never feel like I am an outsider.
There are a lot of clubs and organizations to get involved with. They range from National Honor Society to Yellow Ribbon to Little Buddy/ Big Buddy.
All the teachers here are willing to go above and beyond what they are expected to do to help the students. All the teachers have unique teaching styles to prepare us for education after high school. Last year a few of the teachers had flipped classrooms to help the students preform better.