Hinkley High School
Aurora, CO 80011
About This School
In 2011, Hinkley High School had 22 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Colorado average is 17 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Hinkley High School Reviews
Hinkley honestly is a terrible school, the staff is horrendous and mean. they don't help their students and they're definitely not a 'world class' school. they're far from it. the schedule makes no sense and the food is probably better in a prison, no joke.
Hinkley High School is perhaps one of the worst high schools I have ever attended. The school envisions itself as one day reaching and having the title of 'being World Class', but I honestly doubt this will ever happen. The 'Homecoming' for this school is pitiful and probably meaningless, it lacks school spirit in general (besides those who just enjoy to dress up for the heck of homecoming days and goof around). Most of the students who attend there, have negative feelings and hatred for the school. At this point you ask why such a big, good-looking school that appears to have good educational benefits and offers might be hated so badly, well...the school is based on an elementary-based level. In simple explanation, there are not very much privileges and the school grounds feel like the equivalent of being inside a prison or jail. You will find security guards surrounding almost every exit and of course inside the building, tardy carts that are 'supposed to decrease ditching classes and being on time' but don't. (personally, I think the amount of ditching has increased since with every quarter of school they offer over 5 freebies to be late.) The time the bells are supposed to ring are not exact, they don't ring at the right times (sometimes.) and it can cause you to either be late, confused, or wait more than you have to. For example, the bell has to ring at 9:20, but it rings on 9:17, congratulations! You are now late and you are pushed and yelled at by either the security guards or teachers on patrol to get a tardy pass. (Yes, you will be yelled at very loudly, after a while, you just get used to it.) Most of the staff are reasonable and friendly, but some of them have either worked for so long that they have gained an annoyance of students that they are too harsh or strict. How can we forget about that lovely new rule about I.D's? Yep, if you forget your I.D 3 times, they will charge you an extra $5.00 fee and issue you a detention, it doesn't matter if you you have one at home, if your dog ate at this time, or your mother was in a rush to go off to work etc... you WILL pay $5.00. Yep, $5.00 dollar fee...there goes 5 dollars you will never see again and 5 dollars you could have used for something useful, (especially if you are tight on money nowadays.) Next we have principle's pass! I suppose you can say this has a bit of privileges allowed, but not really. Here we go, if you get great grades, shazam! You just got yourself a principle's pass and here's the only thing good for it. You can ACTUALLY go home on one of YOUR OFF PERIODS! Gosh! What do you know? If you you have one you are allowed to leave campus when you don't have a class at that time. (If you don't, well then you are condemned to stay trapped inside the school until lunch or your next class. This is about an hour and a half of either wandering around, hoping something interesting happens, or wasting your time sleeping, hiding in the bathroom, or just staying at the library and doing nothing.) I think they need better reward systems, such as Honor roll or being able to have lots more benefits than just one and I find it really unfair, because people who don't have a principal's pass go off campus anyways. A few years back, the school used to let upper class men (Juniors and Seniors) leave off campus, now it is a closed campus (unless you have a P.P), yes, even the upper class men, no longer have the privileges they thought they would have. The privileges they looked so much to when they were about to turn into upper class men, it's very disappointing. The school is also infamous for it's times when it appeared on the news and not for good things either. A simple google search can verify that. My friend from Thornton High School tells me his mother actually used Hinkley as a threat. "If you don't get your act up or misbehave, I'm sending you to Hinkley!" If you are looking for a school that has great educational offers and benefits, a nice, free, and fun environment, that teaches your students that working pays off and has it's little rewards, has great homecomings, and doesn't have limited rewards/benefits, etc. You are better off sending your student to some other high school: EagleCrest, Rangeview, Central...any other high school than this one. If your student has behavioral issues or needs to get 'his act cleaned up' or if you even want him/her to realize what a great school he was attending before he started going to this one, send him here. As I have said before, your student is better going off to another school. (unless you have no other choice...I'm terribly sorry.) I myself have only been two years at this school (Sophomore + Junior) and I have got to say one thing: I've tried to find reasons to love the school and try to look at the bright side of things and I simply cannot. If there is anything good that can ever come out of this school it's the few good friends you make. I don't plan on graduating from such a school, I am too ashamed and embarrassed to say, "I graduated from Hinkley High School." I plan to go back to a better high school I attended my freshmen year, for my senior year. I hope this has helped at least one parent/student curious about the school.