John Swett High School Reviews
Rating 3.62 out of 5 85 reviews
I liked how small it was. The teacher to student ratio (with it being small) allowed me to get the most out of my learning. However, the school itself is out of date.
The community at John Swett is amazing, and have teachers that honestly deserve the world. The long term staff in place are amazing educators, who know exactly what they are doing. The school is filled with diversity, and all in all a very open, and accepting place. But the lack of preparation for such a diverse group of students is prevalent in the environment encompassed in the administrative staff, which lack of knowledge to the culture and lives of their students. The school has so much potential with the right staff in order, who understand the importance of knowing what their students need, not what those who pay for the school need.
John Swett high school was not my first choice. I felt as though John Swett was very small and apart from other schools. But when I begin going there I had fun the teachers are understanding and informative for the most part the but I have been taught by teachers only there for the money. The school spirit isn't that well but this following year we have grown closer as a school society. One thing I suggest John Swett high school to work on is to work on the sports and to hire a more diverse selection of teachers.
It's a tight-knit community, where "everybody knows everybody", they've grown up together and all went to the same Elementary School, Middle Scool and now High School. I came in in the middle of the school year my Senior year and they made me feel welcome. Especially in Marching Band.
John Swett is a small high school where every teacher knows you by name. We have an amazing academics counselor who goes above and beyond to help every student so they can walk to stage while also helping us to figure out our future plans after we graduate.
John Swett Highschool is definitely known for an academic school. Albeit, this is true, I am a transfer student and I have to say that it is not as challenging as my prior school. Some teachers are very lenient because most of the time, the average score of the whole class is a C. Several teachers are very scrupulous and grades inaccurately. I also observed several teachers give special treatments to others. For example, they would round a student’s grade up and not the other student who has a higher percentage. Unjust fairness is very apparent. The rest of the teachers, they take their job seriously and provide the same treatment to every student. Awarding and recognizing students for their efforts are truly appreciated because it motivates more students to do better in class. There are also a library filled with books, computers, and printers that are essential. There are handful options for sports. Overall, an average rating is a fair judgement due to these reasons.
John Swett High is a very small school located in Crockett, California. If you're scratching your head right now trying to figure out where it is, it's near San Francisco. Currently, there is construction being done on the school, which does make quite a stressful school environment but the students are doing the best they can to persevere. The building itself has been around for over a 100 years, but it has had several renovations throughout its lifetime. As a senior (citizen) in the John Swett Unified School District (J.S.U.S.D) I have learned how special our school is terms of diversity because there are many people of different backgrounds that attend John Swett.
I was very active in the extracurricular opportunities at this school. If this school had more resources and was more involved in having student-teacher relationship that revolved around success, more students would pursue higher education. This school needs more allocations of money and involvement from the community. The curriculum is tough but not impossible.
It is a great school. I absolutely love this school district. I also attended the Berkeley Unified School District , for grades K-5. I enjoy learning ,as well as helping others to succeed toward their goals.
John Swett is fairly small, but the students are very tight-knit (most of us have known each other since elementary or middle school). The student body is extremely diverse and the teachers are very good at taking that into account when they teach and even using our diversity to teach their lessons.
Amazing Music program and sports program. Academics are not the best, once I graduated and went to college I didn't feel as prepared and l felt like didn't know as much material as other people. While I was there I had two of my teachers quite halfway through the year, but that being said, I did have a few teachers that I really enjoyed and learned a lot from. I was in band from seventh grade to my senior year and I can't describe how great their music program is.
John Swett High School has had a huge impact on my life. They have prepared me for the college level of academics and have guided me on what I need to prepare for. The teachers challenged me mentally and emotionally to help display the college level of academics. My academic counselor has been a great help ever since she arrived. She answered all my questions, provided me with study materials, and showed me what I need to be successful after high school. I would love to see the facilities improve and the athletics. Since I am a basketball player, I feel that John Swett needs great improvement in those areas.
I love the diversity and how accepting everyone is, yes there might be gossiping but that is normal. No one is outcast because of strong ideas such as religion or race, everyone is so accepting and different and unique. It's amazing to be able to go to school and feel comfortable.
A small community where the teachers and staff become family. A place where education is heavily implied and being the best is motivated. This school has extracurricular activities to help build a student's application. The teachers work side by side with students and aid them in any help or advice that they mad need. This school is also under construction and is remodeling the area to make it look more appealing. However throughout the construction, it does not impose a distraction to a student’s learning. The diverse community also helps create a loving environment where everyone is welcomed and loved despite where they come from! A true gem in the contra costa county!
John Swett High School is a pretty good school. They have about 70% good teachers that are passionate about their job, and the other 30% should not be teachers because they seem to hate their job and the kids. The school is very small. I believe about 550 students attend and it is grade 9-12. The students are very diverse which makes the school welcoming. However, the schools interior needs to be remodeled because the school was built about 100 years ago and certain parts of the school is almost falling apart. They have started to remodel, but it is not finished yet. Overall the school is fun and cute, but it can have some improvements.
What I enjoyed the most about my time at John Swett was the diversity among the students and teachers. Being a small school, nearly everyone knew one another. So although it may seem bad for word spreads fast, it was actually a comfort to know that you were never among strangers. For a majority of the time students primarily got along with one another regardless of race of what group you were a part of. No one ever stayed a stranger for long.
I like how the school is small and the teachers really focus on each individual student. They are always available to help and encourage you to come to them if you have any questions.