I'm 16, and going into my Junior year at Colton Pierrepont Central School. I have attended this school since I started school, and have been outraged from the beginning. From having a corrupt Administration to faculty members who simple desire ten-year, and then say screw the kids, this school has been one hell of a ride.
Lets start with the Administration. A man that has been part of our school for some time, Mr. Bregg is the current Superintendent (undeserving may I add.) He has shown no integrity whatsoever in his position, in ignoring important issues such as threats, educational needs of students and teachers, and basic necessities of the school body. His desire to sit on his a$$ all day and have affairs with secretaries and other members of the Administration, may be none of our business BUT in his case, I believe that it is. This man, is what we could call, "stuck up" obsessed with self desire and pleasure, and believes that people look up to him. I believe that the town of Colton and the Board of Education, (who I will add does a lot for our school, regardless of the Administration) should consider a change in Superintendents, due to his ability, or lack of, to run his school efficently. This man is arrogant, flipant, and precocious. He is an ignoramus when it comes to student request, as well as faculty/staff request. This man needs to be removed from his position.
Now I'll mention the teachers ar our school. With few exception, many teachers at our school, are unfair, undecided, and simply along for the ride for ten-year. Once their goal is achieved they become out of character, demeaning to other students and other faculty members. A few examples, first Mr. Manders. Mr. Manders is an Earthscience/chemistry teacher, who for the first six months isn't a bad teacher to get along with, and then he turns bad. He believes that his class is the ONLY class we should be studying for, and putting in an hour everynight for it, he obviously doesn't realize that most of us have 5 other classes in our daily schedule.
Speaking of teachers, how about our school and hiring them. Two teachers, Mr. Jacobs and Ms. Eells were both temporary substitutes for the remainder of the year, as we had lost one to pregnancy, and one to "forced resignment." These two teachers proved themselves EXTREMELY valuable, and our school failed to rehire them, Mr. Jacobs was offered another job at another school, for better benefits, better Administration, and better environment, he was also one of the best Math teachers I thought that we have had in a while. Although, I did not have the pleasure of having Ms. Eells as an English teacher, but I did know her, and knew that she was doing a good job. Once again, another mistake by Colton Pierrepont.
I will say however two extremely good moves that were made by our school were in the hiring of two teachers, Mr. Tompkins, and Mr. Sprow, over thirty years ago. These two teachers, Mr. Tompkins a math teacher, and Mr. Sprow a history teacher, have both been exemplary teachers throughout my highschool career. These teachers have dealt with the school for this many years, and should be congradulated for their efforts.
In conclusion, I would like to emphasize, that if you are in the area and considering schools, stay away from this one. Corrupt Administration, poor handlings of crisis's and major events, Superintendent who if was asked to stick his head up his a$$ any farther, he'd say sure....
Colton, New York