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  • Clarkston High School4

    Clarkston, GA | Dekalb County

    May 17, 2014

    I am a former student of Clarkston High School. I would first like to start off by saying that this school has a few select teachers that truly love to teach and are there to help you learn, they assist excellently. The staff, however is a completely different story. Many staff members, assistants, secretaries etc. are fouled-mouth and unproffesional, as well as the other majority of teachers. It is not a comfortable safe environment for everyone, many of the students are disrespectful as well, as well as loud and just plain rude. The receptionist for the school does not talk eloquently and is not very friendly, the counseling office is always on about 100 different schedules not knowing how to work together to help students, parents, and visitors. Itrust me everyone has a different story, but mine happens to be negative. I am so glad I'm done with it! Overall, if you are someone who is respectful, study and do your work, you will do fine, there is no need to worry, just focus on achieveing what you came there to do despite the chaotic environment.

    December 24, 2013

    CHs is not a bad school only the kids are bad they are mostly racist and don't care about education and skip school or class don't blame the teachers I slack off at times but I learn enough from the teachers

    September 28, 2013

    This is one of the worst schools ever. The teachers are basically there to get paid for doing nothing. There is absolutely no motivation in this school system. Majority of the students here are gang affiliated and the administrators are very rude and conniving. Transferring out of this school was the best choice ive ever made. The teachers and administrators are to blame because they gave up a long time ago on the students and these students lack the support and resources many schools around the nation have. Dont ever send your child here!

    Submitted by a student

    March 17, 2010

    Clarkson high school is not a very good school academic wise, but the teachers are not to blame. Some students just dont care and doesnt realize the importants of an education. Administrators only seems to care about making ayp and getting off of the needs improvement list, but they are very friendly. Well at least some of them. I would reccomend your child to go there only if he or she has trouble academic wise because most of the classes are easy to pass.

    Submitted by a student

    October 22, 2009

    I am a student here at clarkston high school. I can honestly say that most of the schools faculty is doing their best to help us strive for exellence. this may not be the best school in the dekalb county area, but you cant say their not trying

    Submitted by a student

    September 16, 2009

    The staff is supportive to the parent and student in that seeing the students needs and assisting them to acheive them

    Submitted by a parent

    June 14, 2009

    Clarkston High School's primary flaw is that the administrators are careless, and a majority of the students are careless. However, there are several students who actually strive for the best. I have been here for two years, and because i took advanced classes and AP courses, i didn't have to face the chaos of indifference. There are teachers who really care though, but without sufficient student motivation, Clarkston High School will never meet AYP, and will remain on the D-list in Dekalb

    Submitted by a student

    April 20, 2009

    Great school! it has a great ib diplomma program. It is very diverse than most schools and has a lot of cultures.

    March 14, 2009

    so lame and crazy. kids go n come back acting very lame

    Submitted by a parent

    February 22, 2009

    This school may not be the best. And it's just some kids who just don't want to learn. That's the parent's fault, not the teacher's. The parents should have done something about their son/daughter. As a current student; I can tell you, if you're determined and stay away from certain crowds, the school is great. The teachers are the best; can't say so for the administrators though. The teachers are extremely hardworking and they're reaaally friendly, they want you to pass; but it's hard for them if certain students don't want to. Which is why there are advanced classes. If you were in advanced classes; then you wouldn't be complaining.

    Submitted by a student

    July 9, 2008

    While there are teachers in the building who do not play by the book and push our kids, there are many of us (mostly new) who are constantly pushing and raising the bar. We are definitely NOT where we want or need to be. However, there are many of us who are working long hours to get us there. It takes time and lots of dedication on the parts of teachers, students, parents, and administration to work out the difficulties. We can do it.

    Submitted by a teacher

    February 7, 2008

    I feel as if this school is terrible. The teachers are pretty good, but it's the students lack of desire to learn that is the problem. Also, the principle seems to be focused on punishing the students. Suspension is not what we need, if anything, most of us need to be in school as much as possible. I feel that if you get the academics right first, then everyone will start carrying themselves with more dignity, and start behaving more like we're expected to. But I'll go ahead and say that I don't recomend this school to anyone who cares about their education. I really don't want to put Clarkston High School on my college application.

    Submitted by a student

    February 7, 2008

    My son goes to this school and he says it is the best school ever been to. He say the student are nice he play football for the high school team. And he says the teacher are really nice.

    Submitted by a parent

    January 17, 2008

    I think some of the teachers are pretty awesome. As a student, I have noticed how much effort the teachers put in, sometimes going out of their way. But I think the problem is the students who don't want to learn. They don't care. And there are some teachers who don't care at all.

    Submitted by a student

    August 8, 2007

    Leadership is completely out of touch with the students needs. Although there are many excellent teachers, some feel they can get away with teaching 4 days a week and give the children Friday off. The administration makes no effort to embrace diversity although almost half the students body is of foreign decent.The teachers are always complaining about lack of materials to do their work.

    Submitted by a former student

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