Waterford Junior/Senior High School
- Waterford, NY
Waterford Junior/Senior High School Reviews
Rating 3.57 out of 5 23 reviews
Love the administration and teachers. Up to par facilities and technology. Great small town environment.
I have been at Waterford from kindergarten all the way to my senior year, and throughout my entire time there, not once did I feel as if I was out of place. It truly does feel like a well loved community where even when you leave the school, you never will leave the community. Although, the class populations are small, the academics are still a huge part of school life. With the small population you have the ability to get to know the faculty and attendees better, and you begin to form personal connections with others that never diminish when you go off to college.
I have spent the last six years at Waterford and it has been a pleasant experience. I have had nearly all classes available that i could ask for, and the teachers and staff are willing to help with any endeavor. The extracurriculars offered are widespread and fulfilling, and each day is filled with excitement. 10/10 for Waterford
Extracurriculars help expand the knowledge of each student in different clubs and organizations based on the club(s) they decide to pick from the many there are here
This school is unique because of the small atmosphere and help grow as a whole because everyone knows everyone. No one goes a day without talking to a familiar face because everyone is familiar with everyone.
The most popular after school activities are sports. We offer soccer, basketball, baseball/softball,tennis, wrestling, and track. We also have clubs like side kicks, honor society, chess club, art club, and drama club.
I'm unsure if I could do it again if I would choose this school because I think I have missed out on the bigger school opportunities such as football games, and a variety of class options. But Waterford is also great for the fact that everyone knows each other and the classes are small enough that the teachers get to know you and can help you individually.
The teachers get to know you and how you learn the best
There are many extracurricular activities for everyone to participate in.
Have a lot of seminars on bullying,drinking
Teachers and parents very involved. Updating buildings
Just don't go here if given the choice, no AP classes, the policies are ridiculous, it's only saving grace is its teachers which are quality.
It is very easy to find people that you fit in with. There is a handull of kids that everyone (nearly) doesn't like, but they have their friends, too. Not very cliquey at all. I'd say 80% are partiers, but it's invisible if you don't wish to participate. This school is pretty racist, but I feel as though its mostly joking around. There are like no black kids here. Its all white kids. There is one black girl in my class, and like three biracial kids. Groups overlap a lot. I'm friends with all different types of people. Their is a large group of very liberal, accepting people. My guy friend wore a dress to school last month and people laughed for a bit, but everyone came to be okay with it and about halfway through every class, the kids had forgotten he was even wearing it. There are some homophobes out there, though. Just your typical tiny public school.
The teachers are fantastic, but the school is taking away our arts programs and students with high potential do not receive the resources they deserve, keeping them from first choice colleges and other opportunities.
I don't feel like I'm in any danger. Lots of kids show up high and if the faculty notices, they might get suspended for a couple days. Once or twice a year they'll have an assembly about being above the influence. The school nurse will send you home if you ask her to. She'll let you lay down and she'll take your temperature and stuff, but school nurses in general don't have much liberty.
Most of the teachers are fantastic and care very much about the students and try to do what they can for them, but many teachers have been put to part time and no teachers can afford to do anything for anyone under our budget. Some of the teachers don't care and let the students do whatever they want.
The drama club used to be fantastic. Now we can't afford one. The high school choir teacher is great, but we have trouble affording music. He tries his best to give us many opportunities, though. The elementary and high school band teachers are excellent, but the kids don't care enough and ruin it for everyone. The art teachers are great, but can't afford supplies. We also lost a lot of our art classes. There are almost no after school activities.