Reardan Middle-Senior High School
- REARDAN, WA
Reardan Middle-Senior High School Reviews
Rating 3.36 out of 5 25 reviews
Overall, Reardan was a great school as far as academics go. Sports FFA make up most of the students there. The music program on the other hand was not great. We had to earn our own money to do things, the school paid next to non for anything. It was hard to stay because so much was cut out. Reardan overall though was a great school. The staff was always very helpful and I would definitely recommend it to other people.
I feel my experience at Reardan High School was very nice. The teachers are hard working and available as much as they can be to help students get to where they need to be academically. They make sure students understand the importance of hard work and to appreciate what their community does for them. They also do their best to reward students so they know that their hard work is not going unnoticed.
Good teachers, active with sports. Lacking in the arts. Offers art, no drama program. More elective type classes would be nice. Limited clubs to join.
I attended the school for three years and the whole bulling thing that is sweeping the nation now was not a problem due to the school being a small and close knit type of community. The one counselor they had on staff felt like he didn't want to be there and you could never turn to him for anything. The school only had one alternative language class that was required. If you were not in sports there were no social bonding activities to do after school.
Being able to go to a small school like Reardan was a great experience. All of my classes were around twenty students so I was able to talk to the teacher more if I needed help. In addition, there is a strong encouragement to participate in multiple sports and clubs, which in turn gave me more diversity many kids who went to big school would never receive. As for something I would like to see change is a new track instead of the dirt track we have now. I know it is a lofty hope but it would be an amazing addition to the school.
There are a few clubs but only one for each subject. Such as; Future Business Leaders of America, Family Career Community Leaders of America, Future Farmers of America, and Spanish Club. Each club is very poor and it's hard to do any activities.
Everyone was more worried about their sports they played. The kids who did sports were favored over the brainiacs. If you didn't play a sport you were not treated like you mattered.
They weren't horrible, but they weren't the best teachers either. I felt like I was more of a nuisance, than a friend.
Our staff is very involved with the students and come to support our sports and push is to be better because they genuinely are about us.
High school is part of life. There are positives and negatives I didn't like everything about the school but I like the closeness of the students and teachers. We can talk amongst ourselves and even if we don't necessarily get along we are like a big family. We stick up for each other. Yes there are occasionally fights and there are those that get along better than others but it was overall an accepting friendly environment.
Reardan has a very good staff who try to maintain and enforce the rules to the best of their ability. The nurse is fairly good and teaches us about STD's anually. Occasionally,it is necessary for a cop to come talk to some of the students for substance abuse or alcohol use. Bullying is not bad, though there are some instances of verbal abuse but most the students are stubborn enough to fight back and prove the person wrong.
The lunch ladies are extremely friendly and there is always a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. However, there only ten individual meals given as an alternative (either salad or sandwich). A lot of what is fed to students comes pre-packaged or is extremely greasy and probably not the healthiest options especially since a majority of the students we athletes.
Something I really liked about Reardan was the willingness of the teachers to help you learn. Mr Leonard was forever coming in early or staying late to assist me in areas I struggled with. Teachers such as Mrs. Hansen, Mr. Swannack, Mr Dewalt, and Mrs Hamilton went above and beyond their teaching duties and genuinely cared about their students on a personal level. They weren't just teachers, they were someone we could talk to about hard times and were always there to help us out. I really appreciated that. Miss Adams and Mr. Leavitt did a great job preparing us for the future - both for college and our future jobs. Unfortunately at this school, I feel there are several teachers who let their students run the show, which is unacceptable.
The only AP class we offered was English, and we could only seat so many. If you wished to take that and do four years of math and science - tough luck cause the schedules overlapped. We were required to take two years of a foreign language yet Spanish was the only language offered.
For being such a small school, we had great participation in both our sports and clubs. We consistently made state in sports and went to nationals in our clubs every year I was there.
I loved that the classes were small, and you got the attention you needed. Teachers were very helpful and most willing to help you out before and after class. My teachers were there for me both scholastically and emotionally, a few even becoming mentors. It was nice to know that they cared about us on a personal level. I wish they could have offered more classes (such as different languages, online classes, AP classes and more variety). I also feel that because it was a a small town school, many students were able to get away with anything because they were in sports or teachers were friends with their parents. Rules were not consistently enforced and there were teachers who got away with some questionable things. Their overall testing scores were poor, which makes me wish I would have gone to Lakeside.
We were a small school with limited budget, but we did get a lot of school involvement in cheering our teams on, which was great to see.