Topic: Overall Experience
"Southmoore is an excellent 6A high school. There were only a few problems that I experienced while I attended this school, such as the low funding (mainly because of the current educational budget crisis in Oklahoma) so students usually have to pay a big sum of money to participate in activities/sports, the staff in the administration department have a hard time keeping track of each student because there are over two-thousand students and only four guidance counselors so it is a good idea for each student to occasionally check their personal records to make sure that nothing is incorrect, and the hallways and classrooms are rather full with students so traveling from one class to another can be quite a challenge. Despite all this however, Southmoore has many advantages that outweigh the negatives. There's lots and lots of diversity in the community, so each student is treated with respect regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. Students are fairly safe here, and there are only a few cases of harassment/bullying here. You can easily make new friends at this school, whether you participate in activities or not. Most of the teachers here are very helpful and understanding and there are lots of student resources and technology that can be accessed easily so students can reach their full potential. There are a wide variety of clubs such as Theatre Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Latin Club, etc. and the school offers almost all types of sports, and activities such as Band, Jazz Band, Choir, Drama, etc. and each program gets an equal amount of funding and support so that each activity can do well at events. There are also lots of programs that can benefit a student's academic success such as National Honor Society, Link Crew, Student Council, DECA and much more. There are only a few strict rules so students have a significant amount of freedom at this school. Southmoore is an outstanding institution and I am satisfied with my experience here."
"Most of the teachers at Southmoore are friendly, respectful, helpful. If a student ever needs help with his/her assignment, the teachers offer help during their free time or outside of class. Some teachers even go above and beyond and help the students with personal problems. There are only a few teachers who do their job poorly by not teaching well, disrespecting other students/staff, and offering minimal help to their students. However, the overall quality of teachers at Southmoore is outstanding."