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Summit High School10

Bend, OR | Deschutes County

February 2, 2015

Speaking from experience, Summit is the worst school you could choose for your child, unless you are extremely wealthy like 90% of the students and their families. The administration is terrible, and look the other way at students with real issues like bullying and depression. The attendance office secretaries laugh and scoff at students and the teachers have cliques just like all of the students. Students who attend Summit are ashamed for it; and assemblies, football games, and dances are a joke. Teachers favor students who are popular and usually athletes. Most people who get bullied at Summit transfer to Bend High, and everyone knows it.

Submitted by a student

February 5, 2014

Since the new school principal was hired the school has gone downhill. The student feels as if she is taking away from the school. Assemblies are not engaging, and are usually thought of as a joke. Not many students are involved with the school, and new students feel as if it is a bad environment for making new friends. Every moment seems to be uncomfortable here. All the teachers are great people, however the faculty (all but Holler) do not relate to the students, and almost treat us as young kids, instead of growing adults.

Submitted by a student

September 23, 2013

I am a senior at Summit and have been here since Freshmen year. The education is engaging and interesting if you take A.P. classes, but can lack charisma in standard classes. However, the student body is somewhat arrogant and snobby. Most everyone is nice and approachable, but most come from affluent families and are constantly feeling entitled. If you are not from a wealthy family it may be slightly difficult to fit in. The administration is inconsistent. We recently got a new principle who is very unpopular with the students. In the first months upon arriving she instated a strict dress code and began cracking down on the dances. Overall, Summit provides a good education but can feel suffocating I suppose like any other high school.

Submitted by a student

November 11, 2012

I did my homework and noticed this school has a new principal who start this year in July of 2012. In the teacher's opinion, is she must better than the last? Hoping for the best, might move here next year. Going by the test scores and hope for the new principal, I'm rating a 4 star.

Submitted by a parent

June 18, 2012

This school operates in a very loose atmosphere. The kids are allowed to come and go as they please just about, and miss school are every event under the sun, which compromises their learning. The principal calls teachers on the carpet for any and all student complaints, and gives very little support to teachers. He teaches the kids to complain to get out of work. The staff argues and competes with each other. The students seems to only do what they have to to get an "A" and nothing more. I would not send my child to this school.

Submitted by a teacher

June 4, 2012

Summit is not all it's cracked up to be. It's located in an affluent area of town and the students have a sense of entitlement. They are allowed to skip classes for numerous outside activities. The principal does not have strong leadership skills-does not support the teachers and lets the parents and students persuade his decisions. The teachers are excellent.

December 20, 2010

Administrative staff, teachers, counselors, coaches, are to lead by example providing a school atmosphere fair to all students, however, parent's income determines student treatment and the opportunities your child will be provided. Not a good life lesson for a developing teenager to be learning. Equality is a big issue here.

Submitted by a parent

December 15, 2010

Earned Oregon's top rating, "Outstanding" on the 2009-10 Oregon Department of Education State School Report Card. Only 37% of Oregon schools earned the same rating statewide.

Submitted by a teacher

January 16, 2010

Summit high school is one of the best school that i have gone to it has good teachers they all treat there students well and they help them a lot

Submitted by a student

May 27, 2009

I am a local family portrait photographer and I have been most impressed with the seniors from Summit that I have photographed. They come from hands-on families that are really involved in their children's academic, extracurricular and social activities. The children seem joyful, mature, accomodating, and well-adjusted. Keep it up Summit Families and Faculty!!

Submitted by a parent

January 27, 2008

Summit rocks! I love this school! sports are awesome and the teachers are great. I have a 4.0 And play lots of sports which tells me that my teachers have really shown me how to spend my time wisely. We have lots of clubs and a great student council that really tries to get us all involved.

Submitted by a student

January 8, 2008

I am a freshman at Summit and I absolutly love it. There are frequent partys and it is great. I have a 4.0 and i think it is because the teachers are amazing. The Area is amazing and the nieghborhoods are grat. There is a little cafe with in walking distance. The facualty is amazing.

Submitted by a student

October 5, 2007

Pretty good school in a great area. I love attending this school. Once our field is completed our sports facility will be one of the best in the state. Great extra curriculars and teachers. Tardy policy and school schedule is a little inconvienient but still good.

Submitted by a student

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