About This School
In 2011, Alton High School had 16 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Illinois average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Alton High School Reviews
I am a 19 year old student of Alton high . I have been in district 11 for 14 years. my academic ability's are not the best but by far better than failing.After 4th grade it changes from the the teachers teaching necessary skills to teaching the tests such as the (AYP)'s in order to keep there credidation. I have always had a hard time with math because i worked at a slower pace out of classes with an actual average of 28 students for every teaching educator.I have taken plenty slaps on the cheek and every time i turned and gave them my other one. I have taken the same math class 5 time and worked my but off to come up short every time. have Asked for help and it was not received. The one time i was confronted about my situation was 2 weeks before the end of my senior year when it was apparent i would come up short by half a credit. I had signed up for summer credit recovery classes in case i could not get help and pass the class. I studied my hardest with what was given. the review only 24 hours before the final while underclassmen have 2 a whole week of review.
I am hypoglycemic and chose to not eat lunch for an entire school year in order to fit in a mandatory class. I wake up at 4am every day to take an "Early Bird" class to graduate on time so i never got a morning meal. I have 2 college credits for Lewis and Clark Community college trough Vocational welding which i received Welder of the year. (yep! they gave me a plastic clock!) My Only dream is to fight for this country in the United States Marine Corps to keep our freedoms safe. I never planed to go to Harvard. I love to work hard with the hands god gave me and i work every chance i get . I could not advance any further in math with the curriculum provided. I did not pass the final i was told since i was a half a credit short i was not allowed to walk with my class at graduation. i have to spend another summer at school just to get my diploma. a once in a life opportunity is denied because i did not meet the standards. To Administration I am just another number that fell trough the crack. if they say no enough and ignore the students long enough they will have no more problems so they think. I was able to drop out 3 years ago, but i chose to go all the way even if i did not get help. This is an educational System NOT A BUSINESS. District 11 is Apathetic towards there students until they are risking looking bad or about to get in trouble. Thank you Alton high for not caring! these students where not made into educated adults, they where formed into inpatient children who are wondering around this country! I Am getting my diploma and taking my tax money elsewhere. These hands are the hands of a laborer and I will never give up till i am forced to stop. You can stand me up at the gates of hell and i wont back down.