greenup schools loosing students

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parent

Alexandria, VA

#1 Jan 18, 2013
There are quiet a few students leaving the school district to better their education.
2 cents

Flatwoods, KY

#2 Jan 18, 2013
I think they should leave Greenup because they certainly don't want anyone who doesn't want to be there because it disrupts the classes of the students are there to truly learn. I think you all should pack up and move out of Greenup and move to a better neighborhood with the intelligent educated people and you can property pay that school the correct amount of school taxes. My child will remain in the Greenup District.
ppm

United States

#3 Jan 18, 2013
parent wrote:
There are quiet a few students leaving the school district to better their education.
Ironically, most who leave only go because they can't get along with whichever coach they happen to be trying to control at the time. Rarely is the switch made purely for academics.
Amy

United States

#4 Jan 18, 2013
ppm wrote:
<quoted text>Ironically, most who leave only go because they can't get along with whichever coach they happen to be trying to control at the time. Rarely is the switch made purely for academics.
What's sad is when they have to sit the bench for a year.
reaally

Wadsworth, OH

#5 Jan 18, 2013
I think it is quite common for students to leave the filth of gchs for a better education. That place is filled w tobacco and pills. Disgusting
2 cents

Flatwoods, KY

#6 Jan 18, 2013
Whoever started this topic must have been started by a child because they couldn't even spell losing. I think it is quite common that drugs, alcohol, and tobacco are in each and every school. I guess it easier for some schools to sweep things under the carpet.
me too

United States

#7 Jan 18, 2013
2 cents wrote:
Whoever started this topic must have been started by a child because they couldn't even spell losing. I think it is quite common that drugs, alcohol, and tobacco are in each and every school. I guess it easier for some schools to sweep things under the carpet.
And some feel the need to justify their move by putting down the system that brought them this far. GCHS like any area school provides kids with a great opportunity to learn. It's up to the student/family to decide how far they're willing to go with the tools provided.

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#8 Jan 18, 2013
LoL the tools aren't that good
Wow

Portsmouth, OH

#9 Jan 18, 2013
Your not me wrote:
LoL the tools aren't that good
That's where parenting comes into play! There's a wealth of educational material (available for free) at our fingertips, if we are willing to guide our children in the right direction. We can't just send our kids to school and leave their success or failure up to the school, teacher, or the student's possible lack of interest. As parents we need to stress the importance of a solid foundation from early on and not stop until they finish high school, college, or grad school. Ignite within them a curiosity for knowledge and teach them where to uncover information on the things that excite them. Show them how some, in other cultures, are not allowed an education and make them appreciate the opportunity they've been given. Open their minds!

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#10 Jan 19, 2013
Haha good luck with that
2 cents

Flatwoods, KY

#11 Jan 19, 2013
Possibly

Ironton, OH

#12 Jan 19, 2013
2 cents wrote:
Whoever started this topic must have been started by a child because they couldn't even spell losing. I think it is quite common that drugs, alcohol, and tobacco are in each and every school. I guess it easier for some schools to sweep things under the carpet.
Written by a GCHS Grad.
Interesting

Broken Arrow, OK

#13 Jan 19, 2013
Your not me wrote:
LoL the tools aren't that good
What do you compare them to? Are you a current GCHS student? If so, have you attended more one other school? If not I'm just going to let you know that GCHS is the most upgraded school around, and for the amount of students that they have, and with no income from school taxes that cities have that Greenup does not, I would say they're doing pretty damned good. You want a good education? Pay attention and apply yourself.
Ask your grandparents what they were given when they went to school and if they think their education was shit. I'll almost guarantee you that they had nothing compared to what you have and they'll tell you they learned a great deal from what they were given. The problem with students now a days is that all they want to do is get out of doing work and studying. Most of you are spoiled rotten and get too used to blaming your teachers to get out of taking responsibility.
All of this is coming from a 2011 honors graduate. I was tired of hearing about this shit then, and I'm tired of it now. You want to know why Greenup tests low? Why parents are constantly complaining? It's really simple, and it's a little thing called population. Greenup is packed with students. So when all of the students in that school get tested, it includes the special needs children. By the way, I realize that there are special needs children everywhere, but with a surplus of students, we will have more. That means Greenup is packed with parents, some of which like to complain. They'll listen to every rumor out there and feed off of it.
All in all, I would like everyone to try to find the positive rather than the negative in GCHS. There is a lot to be thankful for. If you think positive, things won't look as grim.

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#14 Jan 19, 2013
Rofl if you think Gchs is a good school that's your opinion, I went there in the 90's and I wouldn't let my kids go there but to each there own I suppose. it's a crap hole always has been always will be and there are alot of kids that live in greenup but don't attend greenup schools that says alot, not to mention that higher up ppl at greenup won't even let there kids attend it has all kinda flags flying face it the place is a joke so lets blame the special kids instead of the board of idiots that run it lmfao
ABC

Broken Arrow, OK

#15 Jan 19, 2013
Your not me wrote:
Rofl if you think Gchs is a good school that's your opinion, I went there in the 90's and I wouldn't let my kids go there but to each there own I suppose. it's a crap hole always has been always will be and there are alot of kids that live in greenup but don't attend greenup schools that says alot, not to mention that higher up ppl at greenup won't even let there kids attend it has all kinda flags flying face it the place is a joke so lets blame the special kids instead of the board of idiots that run it lmfao
Personally, I feel that if you want such a great educational experience for your child, why not send them to a private school? Other than that, the school experience is just going to differ in the amount of students attending and the dedication of the student. I'm not saying all of my teachers were great, some of them were bad. What I am saying is none of our surrounding schools have a perfect faculty. I don't really understand why you think it's a "craphole", you should really see it redone it's fairly nice. All new desks and smartboards. Anyway, you're argument about the higher ups somewhat amuses me. This is the group of parents that I think do the most complaining. What's funny is that they will listen to anything their child or gossiping friends tell them.
If they have a problem with Greenup, I would suggest they take a day to take a tour of the school, and talk with the students faculty. I think that would reveal the real problems. As I recent student, I will tell you that the problem is usually a lazy child. Some people I went to school with were dedicated, played sports and made honor roll. Really took their education seriously. And some kids would find anything to complain about. I'm not judging any specific students, I'm just saying there are a lot of lazy ones with the studious ones. Also, please don't take offense to my comment about the special needs students. I think it's very fair that they're tested to see their progress. But I don't think it's right when our school is taken over because of those same test scores. We're not all great test takers, some have anxiety, some have timed-test issues. I'll be honest with you, I respect the honesty about your opinion of GCHS before it was a popular one. After our school was "taken over", all you hear about is how filthy the school is and overtaken with drugs.
By the way, anyone who thinks Greenup is infested with drugs, drugs are everywhere. They're in schools, they're in workplaces, they're in life. Raise your kids to be above that, and you won't be so paranoid about the problem.
Oh and that wasn't aimed at you "Your not me" that was just a general statement to any talk of GCHS and drugs.

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