Windham High School Overview64 London Bridge Rd, Windham, NH 03087 , Tel: +1 (603) 537-2400 Windham School District
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Type: Public High School
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Windham High School Ratings & Reviews
I wanted to love this school. We came here and we're paying extremely high taxes to live here. I wish it was better, but the experience thus far has proven it to be less-than-what-we-had-hoped for our child. The homework load appears to be a "statement" about rigor rather than holding any actual value in the learning process, while the lack of ability to review tests and learn from mistakes shows the counterintuitive methods employed by this school. While the opportunity to participate in clubs is great, that can be found at almost any high school. There is an arrogance that is evident in the culture of the school, in the leadership and student body, not including the teachers, which leads me to think it is at least partially due to the affluence that abounds. There are teachers there that really have no previous experience teaching their subject matter, who turn kids off with their lack of understanding of the subject matter, who lack passion for teaching what they should be teaching. A good example: there was a power outage, and instead of the science teacher leading the class in a discussion about ANYTHING related to the subject, he kids wasted an entire period doing nothing. This kills the passion in students who previously loved, for example, SCIENCE! Another duo of teachers claim to be excited about teaching literature and world history, but instead, overrun the kids with busy work and very shallow coverage of "literature." It's so sad. The loss of real "Language Arts" and real "Social Studies" is a blow to the culture in general, but especially to our children. With all of the bells-and-whistles at this school, the luster is very shallow.
Please do not confuse the availability of modern teaching technology with the quality of instruction and that of the curriculum. Whether your child can meaningfully read and analyze Dickens or perform differentiation in the math class has nothing to do with technology. While we are constantly investing ever more dollars in classroom technology, our kids are failing the most important tests in ever increasing numbers. The solution is not to further increase the technological investments, but to have dedicated teachers who motivate the students, who can themselves do the differentiation without looking it up in the book first, and have enlightened administrators who design curricula not with the latest fads in mind but with intention of lasting intellectual impact. WHS is great in technology. But based on my visit with them, it is not so great in intellect.
Windham high school is truly a unique school! The curriculum is taught by some of the best teachers in the state of New Hampshire. The Technology provided at this school is insane. The greatest thing about this school is the teachers. The majority of the teachers at this school dedicate 110% to ensure there students are successful. Many of them have come from previous professions, and are not intent on there income but rather the success of there students. This year, 10 students were admitted into Ivy League Universities. The Windham Jaguars dominate in New Hampshire Division two and three athletics and hold several state titles. This is very impressive considering the high school was constructed only four years ago.The one thing this school could improve is the balance between the difficulty of the classed. Regular classes are very easy, and have little to no homework, while Honors classes are considerably harder and average about 2 hours of homework a night. The content is Honors or AP classes is a lot more difficult than regular CP classes. Another drawback is the fact that there is no track, and the school lacks several athletic facilities.
The teachers give 110% all the time. There is a large amount of homework, but it is helpful and relates to the topics studied in class. The school issues you a Mac book which is extremely helpful with just about everything you do. The teachers are also top notch. Our principle just got principle of the year and we have had teachers win teacher of the year as well. There are a wide variety of courses with all levels of difficulty. This school is only four years old as well. This is a great school to attend.
windham high has some of the highest paid teachers and staff in the state.and it shows in the accomplishments of its students .i was shocked to see the negative comments but i do remember those same comments being made by members of a neighboring town who were against their towns involvement in windham high.
New Hampshire Education Statistics
- No High School2%
- Some High School37%
- Some College28%
- Associate Degree10%
- Bachelor Degree23%
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