Plymouth-Whitemarsh Senior High School Reviews
PWHS is a great school that needs more concentration on music and the musical arts programs than just concentrating on sports. The academics and teachers I found were wonderful and approachable if there were any problems with your child and were very good at giving recognition to the achievements that your child had accomplished. I just feel that there is more to school extracurricular activities than sports.
I had an overall good experience at this high school. I attended this high school for 4 years. The teachers there were amazing. If you ever needed help, they would always make time for their students. The staff was always there for the student. Also, they had many different clubs too. There was a club for almost anything you wanted to do. The sports at the high school were also very good. I played bowling while I attended high school, but the main focus was on football and basketball. The school did need some improvement though. It was very outdated, no air conditioning in certain parts of the school, some parts would leak water. After I graduated, the school district remodeled the school. I would recommend anyone to go to this high school if they can. You will not regret your decision if your kids attend this high school.
Overall this was a pretty gapped High School. They definitely helped to prepare me for college. The courses were pretty difficult which was good for college.
i always had very good teachers, they just remodeled the building so its very nice inside, ac in every room, smartboards in every single room, the high school is very beautiful. they just got a brand new gym which is very nice. The highschool was clean, well kept, and all the staff was very friendly. Sports and school culture was a big thing in this school. Food is also very good
I loved the teachers, the school spirit, and atmosphere of the school. There's so many classes that you can take that you are interested in and love. The teachers are always there to help in any way that they can and everyone is very welcoming.
PW, for all its faults, is a very good school. Almost all of my teachers were good, some were boring and some were actually awful (Ms. Conn) but there are also plenty of amazing teachers as well. Some of the student body sucks but there's room for everyone. Everyone can find a place or club or something where they feel comfortable.
I attended Plymouth Whitemarsh High School during the school's most recent renovation. Though the school kinda looks like an airport now, it is really nice to have upgraded facilities for my class and future students. It's popular among students to claim they hate their school, but lots of my peers truly acknowledge that it's a privilege to go to a nationally ranked high school with teachers care about their education--whether it's obvious to those students or not. The school offers extensive AP and honors classes, as well as options for other college-bound and struggling students. PW offers tons of clubs and activities, students just need to seek them. Sure, my high school faced the same bureaucratic pressure almost all institutions face, but it was definitely the only place I'd want to attend.
Excellent facility involving all new desks, carpets, cafeteria, weight room and gym. Academics are great at this school and teachers and staff are nice. This school does a good job at preparing student's for college. The clubs and actives are good and there tends to be more clubs forming. Sports teams are really good, but coaching could be better. I feel as though coaches in certain sports tend to play favorites. I also think the school highly lacks in diversity, but is getting better over time.
PW has a lot of activities and ways to get involved! Any student can make a club that they are interested in, and so there are lots of options. PW also has some wonderful teachers and many options for classes. There are AP courses offered in many subjects! The principal - Dr. Bacani - is attentive and cares about the students. I had a great experience at PW and feel that the school offered many opportunities that prepared me for college.
I liked how i had the opportunity to explore and find myself and to take classes that i want to take that can help me prepare for my future and i liked the amount of opportunities the school has
The teachers and staff are all wonderful and caring professionals. There are many great classes and extra curriculars availible for all.
My experience at PWHS was pretty great. It's a lovely school with lots of great teachers and plenty of resources. It is currently in some of its final stages of renovations and the school has never looked better. As a con a few of the teachers are down right awful. They are just bad at teaching their subject and nothing gets done about it.
I like that PW offers many courses in a variety of different areas and subjects. There are many honors and AP courses that students can take to challenge themselves. One thing they could improve upon is guidance and scheduling these courses. Myself and many of my classmates have faced issues with scheduling and not being able to take all the classes we want to.
PW has also recently renovated so the school looks updated and new!
PW has also recently renovated so the school looks updated and new!
PW pushes their students to do their best, but without consideration of their mental health. Teachers regularly assign multiple hours of homework, and each student has 5 classes. The school holds no pep rallies or other spirit events. In addition, the students have many cliques, and the school does nothing to promote inclusion. There are some teachers who should be fired for incompetence, yet the school allows them to continue to teach. Although the facilities are new, they are bland and have no color, so the school resembles a hospital. There needs to be more communication between the school, parents, and students; no one is ever truly aware of what is happening.
Plymouth Whitemarsh is just like a normal high school. There are good lessons taught by great teachers. The environment of the school is different wherever you are. In the science wing, it seems like a hospital; it's damp, grey, and creepily quiet. In the D wing, the newly renovated classrooms allow for a good balance of focusness and fun. There is a good variety of classes and activities, though students are very limited when it comes to time when passing between classes. PW's students are diverse in both nationalities and personalities. Most student at PW are caring and compassionate, but there are some that don't care about that stuff and only care about tearing people down. At PW, there is a large amount of students in honors classes, which makes it hard for those not in honors classes because they are looked down upon and are pressured to feel insecure about their academic status. Though most of PW is great, there is need for improvement.
For me, PW has been a great experience due to my friends, teachers, extracurriculars, school spirit and more. PW gives you so much opportunity to succeed and grow as a student and a person. There are more electives, clubs, and sports than anyone would know what to do with and if you cannot find something you like, you can easily start a club yourself. I have become very close with some of the teachers that I feel I can go to them with any issues or any great news because I know they care about all of their students. During my time at PW they have been doing construction to revamp the entire school, which at times was difficult and annoying, but they are nearly finished now and the school looks amazing. I am so proud to be a PW student, and soon-to-be alumni, as I know so many others are at my school.
PWHS was great for me academically. They gave lots of opportunities for students to challenge themselves with tough classes. The only problem with this was the fact that AP classes combined with block scheduling left very few credits for electives.