That's what our principle told us every morning over the P.A. system; that McGavock Comprehensive High School was better than any other school district in the states, and it's something I remember from my recent years at the school. However, upon reading reveiws of this public school, you can easily picture all this violence and and chaos, like some cliche'd movie stereotype. True, the school is very over populated, and the administrative quality is poor, but all this talk of riots and fights? I remember seeing the fights, though never a part of one myself, and hearing the stories afterwards was nothing like they had actually happened. Students would spring up to tell you about holding girlfriends at knifepont in situations where I didn't even see a woman around. I've read parent's reveiws that this school is just utter chaos and nothing is worse than McGavock Comprehensive High School. True, it has poor organization, and the school is really over populated, but I'm sure it's better than other schools out there in the world. It could use a load of work, the main of which would include diffusion of students, and also a reorganization of staff members. Yes, that's right. In my years attending the school (from 05 - 08) I found that the major problems all happen in the office. I've ran around several times from the various offices, trying to find the right one, only to be turned away because someone doesn't have the authority to do whatever it is you need done. I had numerous problems with my Tenth grade guidance counsler. She was never in her office, and always told me that she couldn't fix my grade transaction, which was her job to be doing. Highly aggrivating. To top it all off, my Senior year was a joke. The main principal is no push over, but in my eyes as to what he was doing as a job, I found that he was constantly slacking off. In my rightful opinion, he was nothing more than a bully just trying to keep everyone corralled while he goofed off like a kid himself.
Pros: Diversity, some teachers cared
Cons: School size, underfunding, many classes were jokes, poor administrive functions, redundant/useless school requirements (the recent 'mandatory club')