Troy is absolutely great for its academics. You will find no better school to better prepare you for the ACT or college, and our AP testing out rate is extremely high. However, Students here have a different mindset and are extremely judgmental on each others' intelligence levels, and are extremely competitive. Some even refuse to lend notes for fear of others doing better than them, and parents put immense pressure on their kids to get the top grades. We don't have valedictorian at our school because it's simply too hard to choose just one.
While our academics are top notch, our athletics are not the best overall. Some teams such as hockey, swim, synchro, lacrosse and others are fairly good, but for example our football team in the 2014 season was 1-10, winning only a OAA crossover game. If you are looking for the best of both worlds with academics AND athletics, you've come to the wrong place, however it is likely you'll receive a spot on varsity much younger!
Clubs. Here at troy, we have every club you could imagine! From LGBT club to Robotics--we have everything your heart could desire! Including clubs that compete at competitions such as HOSA, Model UN, and DECA, each one compete at an extremely high level. For example, Nearly half of our DECA team/club competed at the 2015 International Competition in Orlando, many placing top 10, and two taking first place in the world!
The people. Sadly, troy is rather cliquey. You sit with your group and only your group at lunch, and you walk with them in the halls on your way to your next class. Cliques don't tend to let people in easily, but everyone is generally kind to new students. We have programs such as Peer Mediation which really tries to make new students feel more at home and helps resolve conflicts between peers.
Though Troy High has its many flaws like any other school, I wouldn't choose any other school to prepare me for college and the workforce.