Panorama High School Reviews
Rating 3.33 out of 5 18 reviews
The atmosphere was very friendly all the time! I enjoyed every class that I took and the teachers made all feel special. I have many memories that I will carry on with me into the future.
Panorama High School is a great school! We have school spirit amd take pride in all of our extra curricular activities. Perfect for those who want to be year round athlete without having to try out to be apart of a team. The drama department is super friendly and always willing to work with you around your sports schedule.
Overall Panorama High school is a decent school. It's a small school with approximately 300 students in high school and 150 students in middle school. The teachers care about our education and provide extra time to make sure all students understand the material. I do think that the science program over the years has been poor and I feel like I didn't get the best education from those teachers in the science program. Our sports program recently added soccer two years ago since our school upgraded the field. Our school is very inclusive and accepting of everyone. Everyone pretty much gets along with everyone since our school is so small. Our school also lets the students take Dmacc classes through Perry. This is awesome and allows us to prepare for college. Students can also take AP classes which can help benefit their education.
Panorama is overall a good school. I would like to see more teacher availability for college planning.
Everybody is willing to work with you. I studied here and when push came to shove and I needed to move on to college and move to a different state they were right there guiding me through my every move. The guidance center is more than willing to send you multiple versions of your transcripts /w a good recommendation, and to any college.
There are many extracurricular options available to all student that let you meet new people and try new things. These clubs are very committed such as speech or any sport, and the attendance ratings are high. For the most part, you get what you put into the activities and if you are committed you will remember them and the people in them for life.
The school provides many activities and sports to participate in so you can socialize more, and because it is such a small school you get to know everybody in you're grade as well as most of the high school.
Most of the teaches here are fine and they are nice but I have found that only a couple of classes in my whole high school career have been challenging. I feel the biggest issue is that the majority of teachers have little to no control over the students and treat them more as friends, making it very hard to concentrate on work being done in class. The teachers are helpful and almost all have after school help if you are behind, but I feel if more was actually done in class this would hardly even be necessary.
I think that the extracurriculars are of high quality, but I wish that more were offered!
Most of the teachers in the school are of high quality. They care about the students and put in hard work.
I gave the safety rating for Panorama "it's okay". We have had very few threats in the 4 years I've been there, which is a positive. The school has made various new rules over the years to make the school safer. Roughly 5 years ago they banned being able to carry around backpacks because they could carry weapons and were a fired hazard in the classroom and at lunch. They also put a magnet over the lock part of the doors so if the magnet were taken out the door would automatically lock. This was in case of an emergency the door would lock faster, but this became a problem because students would get locked out of the room if the magnet fell on accident and was later stopped. The teachers have recently done the training in case a shooter came into the school, and are more aware of what to do in that situation. It is very unlikely that anything would happen to our school because it is in a small town and is a small school, which is why we do not have metal detectors or security or police on duty, but the staff is prepared for the worse. I think the school is doing a good job at making Panorama the safest it can be.
When deciding what to give this rating I was stuck between "it's okay" and "great". While the sports are "great" the various clubs are not so great. Sports are the most popular extracurricular activities by far, and are very supported throughout the community. Second is the arts, Speech and drama have become much more popular throughout the school and choir and band have stayed relatively the same, all with less support form the community than sports but still relatively supported. As for other clubs like chess club, robotics, etc. they are not as supported. I do think that it is harder to have a wide variety of clubs in such a smaller school, because there simply aren't enough people. So with the amount of people we have I think Panorama is doing a fine job at getting students involved in extracurricular activities and supporting them.
Overall I gave Panorama High School a rating of "okay". While I felt that I could ask a teacher for help and made connections with some of the staff, the education is not excellent. I feel that Panorama does not prepare students for college as well as other schools do. The lack of "finals" at the school does not prepare students for what college will be like. The amount of homework and studying you have to do at Panorama is typically very low. It is easy to "get by" with an A in most classes, some where in another school would be much harder. While I feel that the education could be more competitive, the sports are pretty competitive. I was only involved in two sports at my school, volleyball my freshman year and track my sophomore year (I swam at another school), but I enjoyed being involved in sports and the community is very supportive of the sports, especially football. As for the arts, the community is getting more supportive than they have been, but not great. The school could also help fund the arts a little more, because compared to how much they fund the sports it is very little. The school is quite small, as my graduating class is at 72 and considered a "bigger class". Being a smaller school you know just about everyone, which can be good but also bad at times. This just comes with living in a small town, and some people enjoy this while other do not. This is more of a preference, but for me I made great friends that I will never forget. I may have gave Panorama a rating of "okay" but the memories that I will cherish from here will forever be "great".
They went down hill every year. They do not enforce anything anymore. All they care about is money and bodies to count in the school. It is not a very good school.