My daughter has been going to Peaster since see started Kindergarden and now see is about to be in her Sophmore year of High School. She has been active in volleyball basketball track and for the first time last year she played softball. I did all these sports also in Grade and High School and found them to help me be more confident in myself and learn to be part of a team. I made many friends during my years in these sports. I see many other schools than Peater put a lot more importance on sports than education. I feel my daughter will be ready for Junior college after graduation that she will be well prepared and confident in her studies. I think this is a wonderful school with excellent teachers and coaches she has worked with thus far.
Peaster High School is a public high school. The principal of Peaster High School is Mrs Darla Henry. 297 children attend Peaster High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Multiracial. 0% of the Peaster High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 18% of the 297 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 22% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Peaster High School is 11:1. Poolville High School is one of the nearest high schools.
- P.E. classes
|Native American or Native Alaskan||2%||0.8%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||22%||27%|
|Limited English proficiency||0%||2%|
My daughter is a current student at Peaster High School and my son also graduated from Peaster as well. I feel that it is a wonderful safe school with a great staff excellent teachers good extracurricular activities outstanding parent and community involvement. It does have a significant emphasis on basketball but that is not all it is concerned with and it is unfair to state otherwise. Both of my children have made excellent grades and participated in the advanced classes and college dual enrollment opportunities. They have both been leaders in school as well as their church and community. I feel that the excellent education they received at Peaster is a big part of this.
Peaster is definitely all about basketball. When they went to state the whole school parents included bleached their hair blonde and they gave everyone the day off to attend the game. If as much emphasis was placed on the science fair or spelling bee etc. I might support the attitude of the school but it isn't. If you don't play athletics at Peaster your kid is nobody. The pressure is unbelievable to get them to play. The other thing is they center their whole year around the TAKS test. They have practice tests after practice tests. No wonder the kids get decent scores on the test I just wonder if they learn anything thats not on the test!
I agree with the one other review submitted. They start these children in the first grade Saturdays late evenings. Sometimes the kids are exhausted and still have to get up early the next day for school. Soccer is coming in strong but basketball rules over everything. Other fields of interest like science math foreign languages etc are non existent as far as Peaster is concerned. Are these children going to make living or careers out of basketball? I doubt it. Peaster please present the fact that there is a big world out there in need of doctors nurses biologists newspeople interpretors computer analysts artists etc.
The people at this school believe in money and basketball more than they do the education of the kids. They worry more about school than they family quality time thay have extracurricular activites on holidays which I think should be considered family time. They also want to stick their noses into what our kids do when they are away from the school I don't think this is any of there business they are not raising our kids we are.
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