I am a former student and I must say that the education that they gave the students was not challanging enough to many students. The sports are great. The teachers well let's just say that some teachers are not meant to be with children.
Conrad Weiser High School is a public high school in South Heidelberg Township. The principal of Conrad Weiser High School is Dr Betsy Adams. 969 students go to Conrad Weiser High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 27% of the 969 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Conrad Weiser High School is 18:1. Berks CTC-West Campus is one of the nearest high schools.
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Video film production
- Cross country
- Field hockey
- Martial arts self defense
- P.E. classes
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The elective programs are cut every year because the school built just 5 years ago is already crowded and the teachers have to teach 'required courses'. The regular academic programs are wonderful but I'd like to see more music and art programs. Sports are great. In 2004 our basketball team won the county championship.
I have a son at Conrad Weiser. He has had very good to excellent teachers and every chance for an excellent education. The school does not do a good enough job of promoting itself or its outstanding student accomplishments.
I am actually a student but I believe that I must also be heard. I think that discipline is not the most prevalent problem in our school district. The school board does not have a handle on anything financial. In the high school many classes under the size of 28 are being considered whether or not they will be scratched. As an honors student I realize that if this action goes through many or all honors courses Advanced Placement courses and non-popular but necessary electives will be lost. How can the students prepare for the future when the curriculum is without these classes? Statewide surveys have shown that we are already very low when compared to other districts. Why eliminate the most important constituent of our school? I think our school board really needs to consider this. Otherwise the future for the students will not be very bright.
Conrad Weiser has many good teachers.The problem is the administration does not want to deal with disipline. They would rather give a kid out of school suspension or send them to the district justice.This is passing the buck. If the parent will not disipline the child then out of school suspension is no punishment at all.Kids need to see a puinisment occur to get the message. They need to see someone get paddeled or scrubbing the toilets.As a former board member the biggest complaint I got from teachers was the lack of support from the administration when it came to unruly students.I wanted to start a Saturday detention program and make the kids work but the adminitration did not want to do it and the other board members didn't seem to care.Untill we make disiline in the school a prioroity nothing will change.
From what I have heard and experienced your school should focus on bullies and how it affects the children. Many children can not focus on their studies when they feel they can get away with any kind of behavior.
I feel that this school is sorely lacking in providing a safe and comfortable environment in which my children can learn. My daughter has described many instances of students using excessive foul language while 'yelling' at teachers. There have been numerous fights among students. Discipline has been mild considering some of the students should have been expelled; instead they not only continue to attend class but also to behave in the same outrageous manner with no repercussions. I have found that parents are unwilling to address the problem and teachers and school administrators have no desire to correct the problem. In our experience with the staff at the high school they either deny these things happen or they make light of their seriousness. It's very frustrating.