Black Mountain Elementary School
- Harlan County Public Schools, KY
- PK, K-8
Works Here: The school has the best interest of students as top priority. Their academic and instruction are highly focused on, protected instruction prohibits classroom instruction from being interrupted for any reason until after lunch. Common planning is in place allowing for collaboration and a more uniform delivery of instruction. Students participate in lab classes that support and reinforce struggling student content areas . A character program "Character Counts" sets the tone for the day to address bullying and establish values and morals. Programs such as choir, jr choir , soccer, archery and band allow for individual interests to be explored.
- 362 Students
- 14:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Roanoke Catholic School
- Private School
- Roanoke, VA
- PK, K-12
Senior: Roanoke Catholic is a school that teaches students belong the classroom and prepares them for either college. In the past years, 100 percent of Catholic seniors have attended college and this year the seniors have received over 2.5 million in scholarships. I started Roanoke Catholic two years ago and it was a big change coming from public school. In public schools you could slide by without doing your homework, but at Roanoke Catholic all work is required and graded as a test grade. Roanoke Catholic does not let you fall through the cracks. I also must say the food is outstanding!!
One thing I really did not like were the uniforms. In public school you basically wore what you want, but not in private school. My first year the gentlemen had to wear a shirt and tie during the winter and in the summer a polo shirt with the school’s logo and khaki pants or shorts. This year they changed the dress code to where gentlemen could wear the polo shirt and khaki pants all year around.
- 483 Students
- 11:1 Student-Teacher Ratio