I understand that this school has some budget constraints and some societal challenges but I am not a fan of how this school tackles these problems. The principal is from the alternative school and in my opinion has gone overboard in her attempt to curb the problem. The result has been a stifling approach to social functions one in which my child was wrongly singled out for something she did not do. It completely ruined her high school experience after that my child refused to go to school sponsored events as a result. The PTA's idea of a "prom" was held in a bank building lobby because they couldn't agree on a decent venue in town despite the fact that they charged top dollar for it. And that was common. Expect to be paying for a lot out of pocket since this school district is very poor and in the high school finds creative ways of milking every activity for profit. Lastly those who took online coursework as an alternative to going to the overcrowded school everyday were denied the right to graduate with the class and were NOT notified of this when they enrolled for the classes. In short I felt my child was robbed of a good high school experience.
Sandpoint High School is a public high school in Sandpoint. 1,017 children attend Sandpoint High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 39% of the 1,017 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sandpoint High School is 18:1. Lake Pend Oreille Alternative High School is one of the nearest high schools.
- Ceramics sculpture
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Video film production
- Cross country
- P.E. classes
- Ultimate Frisbee
|Native American or Native Alaskan||1%||1%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.1%||%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||39%||41%|
Quality teachers and wonderful kids!
I am a parent with one child having graduated from SHS and now a freshman there. The principal seems very involved. The teachers are mostly awesome with a few exceptions. The sports programs receive a ton of community support and there is a lot of parent involvement. You can really tell that parents in the area care. In the five years we have been in Sandpoint we have not personally been involved with any negative issues with safety or discipline. My only negative comment might be that the counselors should do a better job of preparing the students for college. I realize the parents need to take the initiative here. If the parents do take the initiative I'm sure the students will be fine.
I would not want to put another kid through this school! It is poor at best! The teachers are only interested in trying to get kids to pass the classes and could care less about if they learn anything.The only sports program that is any good is wrestling.All other sports are way to influenced by who is friends with who! I would look at Couer D alene area the schools are much better!
The standards are the highest in the nation
Sandpoint is a small town with a very friendly environment I could not have thought that I had it better going to school their. Lots of opportunites for sport programs and opportunities to go on to bigger and better things. The one thing I would have like is for them to help student realize that High School is just the first step and that it should be a guide to help you know how you want to countine on from there. Sandpoint High seemed to focused on getting you graduated and not preparing you for college and other Job opportunities. I did see improvement in this area while I was there and I hope that they have continued to help students better know where they can go to gain future knowledge and show them ways that it is possible.