Portage vs. Hobart Reasons I think Hobart would be a better school for me.
ITS NOT ALL ABOUT FRIENDS! <ul><li>IT’T NOT ALL ABOUT FRIENDS! </li></ul><ul><li>However friends like Heidi and Ashlee will be something that will help me make the move. </li></ul>
A new school. I won’t be alone. <ul><li>With Hobart getting a new school and transferring January 5 th , I would be just as lost as all the other people, easing the pain of getting used to a new school. The new Hobart High School will come with more advanced technology, as well as larger classrooms. </li></ul>
Portage ain’t lookin’ so hot now, eh? Hobart High School Portage High School wide Reading Proficiency 76% 68.5% 7.5% higher School wide Math Proficiency 71.5% 67% 4.5% higher School wide Combined Reading and Math Proficiency 73.7% 67.8% 5.9% higher Expulsions(07-08) 16 103 87 less! Suspensions(07-08) 503 1278 Less than half!
Parent Reviews Hobart High School Portage High School Overall Quality **** ** Teacher Quality **** *** Extracurricular ***** *** School Safety ***** ** After-school Programs *** *** Special Needs Programs *** ***
<ul><li>PHS is not all that great at all. The following are some statements I found true about PHS. </li></ul><ul><li>“ If you ask any student in there 3 out of 5 will tell you that they feel unsafe, bullied by the teachers, and aren't learning at the best possible quality that they should be.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I have watched students smoking cigarettes outside of the school as I walk to class. You can basically get away with stuff if you were a jock or a thug.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The teachers roll there eyes at you or give that attitude like get away if you mess up and the rules are not enforced. Dress code has pretty much disappeared and texting (I have seen) has gotten worst. You don't take away phones anymore so its pretty much just an oh well thing.” </li></ul>
What’s number one? <ul><li>This year, I feel I have learned nothing at PHS. In theater arts, we just sit there and talk about really stupid stuff. My English teacher doesn’t care at all about us. </li></ul>
<ul><li>You wouldn’t really have to take me all the way out to Hobart every morning. My friends parents would be cool with letting me stay the night there some nights. Also, dad will be retired, so it wouldn’t be too much of a problem getting me to school. </li></ul>