Mountain Lakes High School
33 Best Public High Schools in New Jersey
- Mountain Lakes School District, NJ
Senior: The environment for learning is ideal. Parents push their children to work hard, and while that creates a slightly competitive environment, I felt it was the right balance. Everyone understands the importance of academics, and college feels like an expected and easy route to go from high school. I would say the teachers are not as good as they could be, other than some amazing ones. There is not enough creativity within the classroom because each student and each teacher feels the pressure of working toward one goal: a number, score or grade. If you work with a teacher one-on-one after class, this is remedied. However, I wish teachers took a little more initiative instead of focusing so directly on the textbook and curriculum.
- 677 Students
- 11:1 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
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