Ishpeming High School
209 Best Public High Schools in Michigan
- Ishpeming Public School District No. 1, MI
Niche User: Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Ishpeming High School and I wouldn't go back in time to change a thing.
IHS is located in a very small community, so one must get used to the fact that people tend to be very nosey and cause un-needed drama with each other. You can't keep much to yourself without people finding out and making their own assumptions on the topic and spreading it around by word of mouth (and social media) to others. Its something that can become very, very annoying and unwanted... but those things also helped me grow a thicker skin--I learned not to care what people think of me and to just do what makes me happy regardless of what others think or say.
Ishpeming High School is also a school centered around sports--mainly football. The parents, teachers, and students have always been infatuated with athletics. One down side to this is that many non-athletic students are considered "unpopular" and are even treated differently by the teachers and staff of IHS. Some people assume that the non-athletes are not as great of kids as the athletes because they have too much time on their hands that isn't spent at practices or playing games. This is not always the case, but many people see it to be so.
I also learned from attending IHS and living in a small society that I wanted to attend an out of state college so I could experience new environments, cultures, and people. Doing so has broadened my horizons dramatically. I now get to live in and experience two different environments at school and at home.
- 241 Students
- 20:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
BASIS Independent McLean
- Private School
- McLean, VA
- PK, K-12
Parent: Our son is currently in the 2nd grade. He has been at the school for two years, and it has been a wonderful experience. The enthusiasm of the teachers, who are truly experts in the subjects they teach, is infectious. They consistently set high standards for all students at every stage of their academic career. This is a school that prioritizes academics and the students themselves; it is targeted to students with intellectual curiosity and a strong work ethic. We are very happy here!
- 375 Students
- 6:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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