Central High School3

Harrison, TN | Hamilton County


June 17, 2014

Central High School has improved a lot! School is what you make it while you are there. I'm involved in a lot of school activities, and the teachers have always been supportive of me.

Submitted by a student

September 27, 2013

This is such a negative school. My daughter struggles in school and the teachers don't notice or care. I know they have too many students but a bit of support would go a long way. Because my daughter struggles teachers say mean & negative things to her. She is harassed by many of her teachers who call her out and try to embarrass her in front of a whole classroom. Is this a teaching strategy or what? Her math teacher fails 97% of her class and nobody ever notices or does anything about it. Why? This teacher brags about her tenure to the students and tells them to go ahead and tell their parents because she has tenure and she isn't worried about it. When people come in to observe the classroom she "pretends" to be an involved teacher but stops as soon as the observer leaves. The students do notice these things so why doesn't anyone else? Some Personnel will work harder at trying to get out of doing something than in to trying to help. I will begin looking into other school options for my daughter very soon. This is the worst school I've ever seen. If I need to move to be in another zone that's what I will do.

Submitted by a parent

April 5, 2013

I feel this school needs to be more positive and supportive of students needs. They have no positive incentives, nothing for students to be excited about or look forward to. Maybe a jeans day on Fridays for good behavior, attendance etc. would help, anything positive would help! Some teachers are very unprofessional and portray the atmosphere of a high drama reality show. Inappropriate/negative remarks/comments made to students.I have seen some teachers who rise above the drama and give all they have to help a child succeed, they have to be mentioned here because they are the unspoken heroes. It is even more important in this type of environment. Overall this school needs some work on Positivity, Professionalism, Ethics, and Student Support (for all students, not just a selected few). Some teachers also need to be held accountable for their negative actions and uncaring attitudes. If they do not want to help students then why are they teaching. Is it only for a paycheck? Who is paying attention, anyone?

Submitted by a parent

August 27, 2012

Went there, and LOVED it! GO pounders! YES, there were "bad eggs" in the school but they were disciplined and the teachers are very dedicated

Submitted by a student

October 11, 2010

Excellent teachers and the Principal is outstanding! The JROTC leaders are a credit to their school and the program!

Submitted by a parent

October 5, 2009

this was the best four years of my education...not only did I have a good time but the teachers and the administrators made Central one of the best schools in Hamilton County

June 15, 2009

Great students, teachers, and principal. This is a very safe and highly academic place for my child to attend school. I highly recommend...I removed my child from private school because this school has rigorus AP courses and strict discipline plans.

Submitted by a parent

February 13, 2008

Central high has great teachers that really care about the students and work to keep the parents informed about their children's progress good or bad.

Submitted by a parent

December 21, 2007

CHS is a good school that seems to be getting better and better each year. Discipline is strong, my child takes AP courses and is involved in several extra-curricular activities. The campus also looks better than it has in years.

Submitted by a parent

May 6, 2007

I, honestly believe that this is one of the worst schools I have ever seen. My son and I have moved a lot and my son has gone too a lot of different schools and I personally believe this is the worst. The teachers aren't doing all they can to help the students, the education and homework is amateur. If you do wan't to get involved the school makes it nearly impossible to do so and they really only provide the absolute basic's for the children.

Submitted by a parent

September 12, 2006

We have two sons attending central. We are very pleased with the staff, quality of education, and support from the administration. In the past two years, our principal has turned this school around with tighter control over discipline and by utiliizing a dress code. Central is off of the 'no child left behind' list. What you personally put into a school is what you get out of a school! stay involved with your child's school, join the pta, become a sports booster, etc. Get involved!!

Submitted by a parent

June 28, 2006

It is impossible to comment on the education given when, for the most part, one isn't. The teachers aren't reliable and do not work well with the parents. Students aren't discipled properly. The school is filty.

Submitted by a parent

March 11, 2006

CHS has the best teachers ever. The dedication and concern for each of these kids is unsurpassed. We were 'zoned' for either CHS or another school, and we chose CHS. We haven't been disapointed yet. A school with pride and a lot of 'heart'. They have an excellent music program, too. Fantastic band.

Submitted by a parent

February 4, 2005

I believe Chattanooga Central High School is a great school. Teachers will work with you if you have problems and they have a great sports program. The coaches really push you to do your best and you always learn something from them. The band also has a good program, including jazz band and marching band. They also offer a variety of extra curricular activities, including fundraisers and community services. This is a great school. Go Pounder Football!

Submitted by a former student

August 26, 2003

my daughter attends this school and I think it's a great school with the best staff.

Submitted by a parent

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