Pocahontas Area Middle School / High School
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- Pocahontas Area Community School District, IA
Senior: While Pocahontas is very advanced in regards to technology, it struggles in terms of student respect and equality. Some teachers leave as soon as possible, one of which is nearly hostile towards students at times. Sports, while lacking in recent years, have been very good in the past. The arts are not well respected, and Pocahontas Area does not have a musical.
Pocahontas Area does, however, have one of the best mock trial programs in the entire state, having the second most number of state championships in the state (falling just behind Robins/Xavier). This program is a small home, and makes students feel very welcome.
- 340 Students
- 13:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Newell-Fonda High School
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- Newell-Fonda Community School District, IA
Senior: Newell-Fonda High School as been a great experience. I have been encouraged by faculty members to be more involved in activities and join groups of special interest such as National Honor Society, FCCLA, FFA, and was also a football manager for 3 years. With involvement with these groups it also gave me a chance to be more involved with my community by doing service projects and volunteering. Newell-Fonda High School has helped me to grow as a person and realize not only I am part of a high school community but a larger picture of OUR community.
- 149 Students
- 10:1 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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