Kingsbury High is definitely a school on the rise. Here are some specific things going on at the school:
New Principal: They have an exciting new principal (Dr. Ross) who has shown that he loves being involved with both students and parents.
Teachers: The staff has a lot of passionate, energetic teachers who are serious about pushing students to get high scores on both the ACT and the EOC. Rest assured, this is NOT a school where teachers just hand out worksheets or problems from a work book and then sit at their desk (except for maybe a few bad teachers). Most of the teachers do their best to make their lessons engaging and interactive.
Opportunities: Kingsbury has so many opportunities for anyone who is willing to try: music programs, dance/step programs, sports programs, engineering programs, computer programming and robotics programs, farming/agriculture programs, cooking programs, automotive programs, welding programs, cosmetology programs, medical field programs (future doctors and nurses), drama and theater programs, debate programs, etc. Anyone who wants to be involved, have fun, and make friends should have no trouble doing that at Kingsbury.
College Prep: Kingsbury will bend over backwards to get you into college. The staff does a lot of work helping students get accepted into college, and also helping students get financial aid so that they can afford college. If a Kingsbury graduate doesn't go to college, it's only because they didn't want to.
Other Students: The majority of the students at Kingsbury are positive, hard-working people who want to do well in school and life. Like any school, there will always be knuckleheads who try to bring down everyone else, and your child will have to be smart enough to stay away from them. But there are plenty of smart positive friends to be made.
Community Assets: Streets Ministries is right next door to the school, and they provide tutoring and homework help, as well as a safe environment for young people to hang out after school.