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  • New Prairie High School7

    New Carlisle, IN | Laporte County


    January 16, 2014

    This school is full of teachers not doing their jobs and students that bully multiple people and do not recieve any punishments. The principal is all about publicity and will do anything to get the punlicity that he wants. There are so many people bullied and even when it's brought to the administration multiple times, they say they'll handle it and do nothing. A school with an A grade, but should be a C or even a D.

    January 15, 2013

    Unfortunately for me, as a student I felt like this school was very sub-par in comparison to the surrounding education centers. While there are some staff that really do make the school a much better place to be in, a large portion of the teachers are lazy and repugnant. Refusal to change even when something does not work for students, is one of the biggest problems I had. NPHS has a rating of 6/10 based on standardized tests the school has taken, yet I will tell you they do not try to change in any way shape or form to make it better for the students. Not only this, but also I as well as many many others were bullied in our time at this school, and found the response to it very, very unsatisfactory. Literally nothing was done to them because they simply were part of extra-curricular activities. I left this school my senior year and went on to get my GED. I do not recommend this school, and I will never allow my children to attend it.

    Submitted by a student

    December 18, 2012

    This school is a huge improvement from where I was. I am a student in the high school. I have never had grades that I can truly be proud of. In the middle school, I had A's and B's. At the high school, I have an A in every class. The only downfall is the Spanish teacher is never there. Other than that my experience here has been great. Our football program is made huge progress from where it was. I absolutely love high school. The teachers are amazing and help you prepare very well for tests coming up. I love school due to the atmosphere here. I believe that this could be beneficial for anyone considering to come here. We have an amazing staff working here to give a lifetime affect on our education we get here. Amazing school overall.

    Submitted by a student

    October 31, 2009

    New Praire has alot of cliques. I go to the middle school, i am really nice to everyone, i am pretty, athletic, and smart, but still everyone is mean and think they are better than everyone. I am as of now going to Boston and i would recommend it to everyone having trouble as i have with new prarie.

    Submitted by a student

    April 3, 2009

    New Prairie is a great school. It may not be as well financed as some schools but it is pretty good. I'm sorry to hear that some of your kids did not enjoy NP. As a student here I have had some pretty good years. Of course there are cliques! Most schools do have them, but if you find your own crowd to hang with then you should be fine. Just learn to enjoy your time. I also do not believe that NP students think they are better than everyone. And it is not the community. Plus, New Prairie does not have any gangs, unlike LaPorte. In my opinion go to New Prairie.

    Submitted by a student

    January 11, 2009

    Hi. I am sorry to hear that your children have had problems here. I don't love this school but it is better than most schools I have been too. True it is clicky but if your kid will just warm up to some people they will be your friends. At least that is my experience as a over weight 16 year old. There are a bunch of idiots at this school but there are a lot of nice people to. There are some problems with this school. One is that if you are in the fine arts part of things expect not to get much financial backing especially if you are in band. This school system seems to only care about it's sport programs when it comes to activities such as that. They also don't have the greatest budgeting. Some of the teachers here are exceptional. Others are not.

    Submitted by a student

    May 27, 2008

    I am so sorry that your children are having a bad experience at New Prairie. My son graduated this spring and I could not be happier with the school and the friends he has made while attending there. There are bullies and cliques at all schools. Everyone keeps referring to NP as a small school, the senior high has 860+ students and growing. I am sure that not all these children were born locally and in cliques. New Prairie has a safe, productive learning invironment. They also boast a 94% graduation rate, third best in Indiana.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 5, 2008

    I agree. I moved into this community to give my children what I thought would be a better education experience. A friend of mine warned me that my children would not be happy there but I didn't listen. It is very clicky and unless you have long ties to the community you are treated as an outcast. For some reason this small farming community thinks they are better than anyone else. Also they put up with a lot of bullying from other children and their favorite thing there is calling everyone 'Gay'. I am at my wits end with this school but am not pulling my children out at this point because they are close to graduation. I would highly recommend that if given a choice between this school and LaPorte High School, send your children to Laporte.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 7, 2008

    I am extremely pleased with New Prairie School system. I would recommend this school to anyone

    Submitted by a parent

    September 21, 2006

    We were lucky to have both of our children graduate from NPHS. It is a small school, but with a lot of warmth. My kids loved it. Yes there are a few problems, like their math program, but they are working on it. Our kids still got into college with that. NPHS graduates talented, bright students. I think a school is successful when the graduates make it to West Point, the Naval Academy and many good Universities!

    Submitted by a parent

    September 8, 2006

    New Praire was an experience. This is a extremly small school, with a ton of cliques. Fitting in was more difficult because people had already been set in their ways.

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