Raymond S. Kellis
- GLENDALE, AZ
Raymond S. Kellis Reviews
Rating 3.91 out of 5 640 reviews
Raymond S. Kellis has been a life changing experience. This school holds so much school spirit it almost feels like home. The teachers are helpful and every student is welcoming. I enjoyed my time here because of the amazing people I met and all the important life skills I was taught because of this amazing school.
Raymond S. Kellis High School is a good school but, it is not perfect. Like many schools Kellis has their downfalls. There are certain things they should work on such as, parent involvement and of course a huge issue, dress coding. Overall though Kellis is a great school.
I loved how united it is, especially with the unified kids. Something they can work on is allowing and approving students to have more fun. For example have sponsors come to our school and bring us food or at the football games allow us to go crazy and being things that would get the football team, cheer, and the crowd hyped.
I like how the student council here and some of the faculty work together to give the students amazing memories of their time here. I would change the way they handle dress code.
I'm a Senior in High School as of currently. I love the school and the friends and memories I have created since being here Freshmen year. Although, recently there has been protest on our dress code violation. Many girls are being suspended for having an inch of our belly out while the boys are allowed to wear whatever we want. Our principle is trying his best to resolve this issue and even agreed with a student that he would try his best to talk with the District. Besides that, all my years of being there it has been good so far and even though it isn't the best school, I wouldn't trade the moments I've experienced for anything.
I liked that my high school requires all students and staff to wear their identification cards at all times. This requirement makes me feel safe, knowing that everyone that I see is supposed to be there. I would recommend others going into high school to consider going to Raymond S. Kellis, there is a very low bullying rate where everyone can feel accepted and have fun going to school. In addition, there are multiple places to get food and to hang out with friends at lunch, but if you don't want to be around others you could just go to the library, I love going there. It's peaceful and quiet with lots of books and computers to do other school work. But something I would like to change is how the staff operate drop off and pick up for students because sometimes it can get a little disordered at the end of the day. But other than that I truly recommend coming to this high school to make so many memories and new friends that could be with someone for life.
Overall the school is ok. I would love to see more diversity. It would be cook to see different types of clubs. The school spirit isn't all the way there.
its a great school. they are all about diversity and being a welcoming campus to all. i attended that school for four years and i am sad to now be leaving. while i was there i made wonderfull memories and i know anyone that attends will to.
Overall, the school is not the best, but also not the worst. The students have very diverse personalities, causing many separation of students. Some of the teachers just don't have that motivation in them to help students anymore. Students do not seem to have much of a voice when wanting a change to positively impact the school. There are also many different accounts of fighting between students on and off campus. Maybe Kellis back then was a powerhouse and strong standing school, but nowadays it just seems like nothing special.
A lot of the staff here is helpful while others can seem selfish and in it for the money. Since the pandemic most people are not taking safety precautions very well. Sometimes I feel as if I cannot ask for help when needed at this school. I do feel that we have an amazing school in certain aspects such as our unified program. It really shows how appreciate and diverse our community is at Kellis. I also have a lot of appreciation and value for an event hosted by Kellis called cougartown. I think that it really makes an impact on people's lives and changes the way people choose to live and think. I feel that our teachers need to broaden the way they teach or explain things within the classroom because they make it very clear that some of them only know how to teach or explain things one way, which doesn't always work for every student's individual needs in the classroom. Which then leaves the student feeling helpless and alone. I feel that it could be a learning experience for everyone.
I am now a sophomore at Raymond S. Kellis. I have had 3 other siblings graduate from this school and is has been good so far. No because of Covid I have missed about half of my high school experience so I can't say a lot on it. I'm currently in person and everyone wears mask and keeps clean.
Overall, I personally enjoyed my highschool year at Kellis. I had some of the best teachers who I seriously learned so much. Some were good friends even. I met a ton of different people who have helped shaped who I am. The school is very inviting to me personally. My first year I was nervous, but the school did a good job in making me feel welcomed. Some of the staff here are amazing and I am so glad that I have personally gotten the chance to know them.
Raymond S Kellis has recently been repainted and looks a whole lot newer. When I went to school there the colors of the buildings sort of reminded me of prison. Chick fila was served as an option for food in the cafeteria every tuesday!
Overall, I had a pretty good high school experience at Kellis and was able to get involved in a handful of programs. I was in the school's Marching Corps, culinary program and National Honor Society. I did wish there was a little more variety in the advanced classes provided to better prepare students for college. The school's atmosphere was fairly spirited and strongly encouraged everyone to be involved.
I enjoyed my experience for the most part. I had a few stand out teachers and I loved the community I was a part of. But, the school had trouble of retaining great teachers and staff members. They could do more to capitalize on school spirit in a way that students enjoy and work towards more positive changes. There have been many missed opportunities of growth due to the fear of going against the grain. Other than that, the school is great. The coaches, teachers, security guards, and administration are very friendly and easy to approach.
I like the surrounding environment of Raymond S Kellis, but the school lacks in the diversity that they claim to have.
One special part of Kellis is the Unified program, which unites our General education students with our special education students in dance, sports, choir, and more. The arts program has wonderful teachers that are so supportive. Our student store is the best in the district and run by our DECA club, who help other clubs by loaning money interest-free. Our clubs in general are active and fun. The honors program is fairly good, and the general education core classes are okay. It depends on the teacher. Our electives are wonderful, and there are many to choose from. Our dance and culinary programs are wonderful and expansive, along with many other programs. Our administration is very involved, and generally good. They lack severely when it comes to responding to bullying, especially LGBTQ students. There is a consistent lack of care towards the safety of LGBTQ students. Some staff members are amazing, others are disruptive or uncomfortable. Its a mixed bag.