General McLane High School
151 Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania
- General McLane School District, PA
Alum: I transferred to GM after my family moved. I was a freshman who entered before the end of the first semester, so it was hard to settle in. But, there was plenty of school work to devote myself to. There are accelerated, advanced, and basic tracks--suitable for the range of students who attend. In addition, there are lots of different electives to choose from and clubs/groups to join, which contribute to a good learning environment and educational experience.
The teachers are great. Their styles/techniques/personalities vary. Some are fun/laid-back, others, more strict, and then some are a combination. I enjoyed them and did my best to perform to their expectations/standards.
I had memorable times at GM, even though I personally didn't get super involved in school activities or have lots of friends. (But there are plenty of opportunities to do so. It's a good-sized school.) Attending the plays, concerts, football games, and the art show outside of school are some of the things I did.
- 750 Students
- 15:1 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.
- 516 Students
- 12:1 Student-Teacher Ratio