Philomath High School Reviews
It is a place that you actually learn and be prepared for college. Everyone is always being pushed to graduate, and it is a very supportive school. We have some really good teachers who care about the students learning and their mental health.
Philomath High School is a very small public high school, so resources are somewhat limited (for example, students can only currently take three years of Spanish, because the teacher can’t take on more classes), yet I have received a strong education since I apply myself. There are always opportunities if you search them out (social, athletic, or academic) and there recently has been an increase in AP and college classes available. Currently the school offers AP English, college writing, AP government, college physics, and AP environmental science. Students can also take classes at the local community college, Linn Benton Community College. As a senior in advanced classes the class size is narrowed down to about 12 students and even the most general classes only have 30 students, meaning the education is personal.
Philomath High School is a great high school if you are looking to be apart of a close-knit community. The classes are small, the teachers all know you by name, you can have a good relationship because the teachers really care about you succeeding in life. We have a great science program and out band and choir have won first place in Oregon. There was an issue with hazing in 2016 and PHS is still moving on from that. Foreign language is difficult because PHS is on a trimester system and we only have one teacher for each language. Even though I am in the Spanish 4 class at PHS from an education standpoint I have only had 3 years of Spanish.
PHS is a great school with small classes with great teachers who will connect with you and make sure you stay ahead in your classes and want you to succeed. A lot of the staff their are experienced and are there for the students and not the pay, especially Mr. Schermerhorn. One of the big downsides of Philomath is that there is not a great diversity in Language courses and ethnic groups. Philomath High is a school that teaches their students to always do great in your extra curricular activities and to do just as well in the classroom.
Overall a pretty average small town experience. Just about no diversity within this school and favorite students and least favorite students of teachers is pretty apparent.
I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the extracurricular activities such as band, choir, and swim team. The overall options for academics were somewhat limited, and recently the school has been divided by political problems. I was lucky to escape before that happened.
I love the teachers at Philomath. I love how everyone wants to see you graduate and go to college and if college isn't your first choice they help you find a trade school or another area to get you up and going out of high school. I would change the amount the teachers get paid for how much work they put in they aren't getting paid enough. I would also change the time we start at to 8:30 so students would get more sleep and are well rested so they can learn and stay awake in class.
Philomath is a small school of about 360 students. There is an incredible staff here to help students grow and develop in and out of the classroom. There is a variety of classes to spark everybody's interests. There is a very talented music program with a band and choir who has gone to state many times and placed in the top 5 in the state. There are also very strong sports programs and many opportunities to try something new. The coaches are superb and really help motivate athletes and improve. The facilities themselves are very nice. Recently remodeled, there are two gyms, an auditorium, efficient classes, and great grass fields for football and soccer.
Philomath High School has a great atmosphere that promotes learning and opportunities. It allows students to participate in a variety of activities, and the 4A size allows everyone to experience different interests. I believe that Philomath High School pushes students to become high achievers, and readies people from a variety of different backgrounds for their future.
Philomath is a good school. However, our school board and superintendent are selfish and power-hungry. I have learned a lot throughout my life here and one of those things is that I'll never lie about how I feel.
Philomath high school has a decent school environment. One of the main problems that became clear during my time there was the way the administrators pushed problems such as bullying and harassment under the rug. This, fortunately and unfortunately, became known as an investigation into the Philomath football team took place. I felt moderately prepared as I started college this fall.
I moved into the school district when I was in fifth grade and most everyone had already known each other and grew up together so I felt like an outsider at first but then I realised that most people were accepting of me and included me in heir friendship which I valued.
I really thrived at this school. I was given so many opportunities. Our school also went through a lot of hard times while I was here but the community came together really well. The facilities are incredible since it was just built a few years ago.
I think they do everything with reason. The dress code enforcement really bothers me (can be too strict for girls, but overall pretty good), but sometimes it's understandable.
Sports are huge here. The school was just remodeled so the weight room and gym are incredible. We have the top equipment.
The teachers are very engaging and they really care about the student's success. They also are very supportive of extracurricular activities and anything else students are involved in.
There's a lot of sports and a lot of things outside of it. We've added a lot of new clubs like GSA and NHS and FBLA.