"I graduated from here last year, and I gotta say, it's sad to what's been happening. Within the four years I was there, the school really started to deteriorate. My main problem is that there is too heavy of a focus on the sports. When it comes to extracurricular activities, the focus should be on things like the math team or Scholastic Scrimmage team (quizbowl team), just any sort of academic group. This goes for all schools, but at JT , it's pretty severe how little they care about these activities. Secondly, the guidance counselor is terrible. I can't speak for the freshman guidance counselor, but the main counselor is awful. When you enter her office, you feel unwelcome. She is completely useless when it comes to college. Which really hurts students that are first-gen. college students. My last complaint is the math department. It's truly the worst department at JT. The one calc teacher admitted to not understanding the subject. However, there are some good teachers, like the ones that teach: Civil War, physics, and advanced bio. The gifted counselor is also great. There are a few more, but most other teachers are mediocre. What's sad is it's one of the best in the area..."
"we moved to the area from a top rated school district. the principal and the staff of the school are very involved . my child really enjoys going to this school and has the grades to prove it. we are very happy with this school. additionally the building and grounds are in fantastic shape and are kept spotless. the cafeteria is on par with any top rated corporate cafeteria, they even have a complete salad bar along with the usual tacos, wraps, burgers, chicken, fish and much more. again we are very pleased"
"I love this school. There are unlimited opportunities for you at this school. The school also has a dual enrollment program with LCCC (Lehigh Carbon community College). This program allows you to earn college credits while you are in high school. The carryover of these credits to college can allow a student to earn a 4 year BS or BA degree in 2 to 3 years---- saving you up to 2 years of college costs. Don t read too far into the test scores because as far as test grades go the vo-tech, which feeds from the entire county, is physically located within the confines of the school district. The vo-tech scores are factored into the high schools scores and unfairly brings the high schools average down. The dress code is a great idea as it eliminates students dressing up or down. The school absolutely does not allow bullying of any kind and all bullies are brought into court and before a judge the first time they cause a problem. The school also runs a great college fair every year. The fair allows the students to find out what colleges & universities they are interested in and also to find out what scholarships are available for them. Bottom line is this school gets my 5 star rating."
"this is a fine school for the kids. they have the chance to learn and grow. i am so happy with this school. the staff could not be better. the principal has to be one of the most caring principals i have ever seen."
"I feel that the high school is being misrepresented by the other comments/reviews. I am currently a senior at JTHS, and I can think of three teachers that aren't the most suitable for their position, but the abundance of teachers who ARE suitable and supportive out weigh the others. One history teacher is a civil war reenactor, and he truly captures the excitement of American history in all of his classes with his own time-period collection for students. Also, the physics teacher shows a true interest in the subject himself, by building amps, working the sound booth, etc. The observed involvement of teachers in their own subjects makes classes more enjoyable and purposeful. While there are classes that may not be as meaningful, students don't need to take these classes. It is general knowledge of the student body which classes are meaningful and not, and intelligent students will obviously choose the more challenging, which are certainly available. College classes are even offered through dual enrollment with LCCC. As for athletics, there is a true sense of olympian pride! I would recommend this school but with the understanding that self-motivation will be required by the student."