Let me begin by saying that most of the teachers and staff at New Tech are fantastic. The reason why I rated the school one star overall is that I strongly discourage anyone from sending your child there. Let me qualify this with the fact that I rarely complain. I am the kind of person who likes to
... Read more push positive things forward with recognition and ignore negetive things and starve them out of existence. With that being said I will now list the main reasons to avoid this school. 1. This school does not effectively support students. My son was a high achieving student, but at New Tech he did not feel he was graded fairly given that in order to be graded well he would have to do the work for his group, which was so much work it was not feasible. When I asked about this I was told that this is the New Tech Model. 2. The principal is completely unsupportive to my sons needs. She heard me out but offered no real change. The assistant principal, who was actually assisting me, was dismissed. I spoke with several teachers and it seems that the principal hordes the power and helps no one. Maybe New Tech was once a great school. It is not anymore. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/13/14
Great teachers. Great parent community. Terrible current principal. The current principal pertends to listen to peoples' concerns and then goes and does the opposite. I have spoken with many other parents, students, and staff. This is a consensus opinion.
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Posted by a parent on 06/12/14
The principal is reason enough to avoid sending your child here. My concerns were not addressed despite meetings and promises to addess them. I cannot tell if it is incompetence or malice that explains the behavior but I recommend avoiding the headache.
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Posted by a parent on 06/12/14
I am a student that goes to New Technology High. I love this school because it really prepares you for the real world. It also is a great way to learn more responsibility. Many people say this is a bad school because its difficult, but if you work hard and really strive for good grades then you will
... Read more do great! I also love how the teachers will work with you one on one, and really make sure that you're learning. This school is outstanding. Read less
Posted by a student on 12/17/13
I'm a very social person. This school has good teachers but it's NOT a school for someone that wants to go through the traditional and NORMAL high school life. Going to this school has to be my biggest regret in my life. I was a straight A student but here at New Tech, it was harder to get good grades.
... Read more For the whole year I was at New Tech, deep inside me was depression. I was sad not to be able to go to a real high school and experience how it's SUPPOSE to be. I never got to play sports, meet new students that aren't socially deprived, and so on. The majority of people that go to New Tech are those that were bullied and came to the school to get away from it. Being a small school brings everyone closer. That just horrifies me. To think that people would RUN AWAY from their problems instead of facing it. What a shame. But DO NOT go to New Tech if you are the type that loves to socialize and have a normal life. It was embarrassing to say I went to New Tech, people would think that someone like me would go to a real, normal high school. Read less
Posted by a student on 05/18/13
A great school for those who want to do the work through sometimes it can be difficult. the people here are wonderful, thanks to the New Tech culture and the teachers, while some can be insensitive, are generally very kind and helpful. if you want to see what other students have to say you can look
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Posted by a student on 11/09/11
As an alumni, looking back, I feel the preparation the school gives you is more life lessons than preparing you for college or any post-secondary education. It was originally built to produce students to be more business oriented upon graduating and entering the work force. The strengths the school
... Read more will emphasize on the students are their public speaking skills, self organization, team/group work, and presentation performance. Skills not really developed in most high schools and colleges, which many business really look into, strong oral and writing communication. The weaknesses at tech I feel are the things they lack that most other schools have. Which makes sense because it is a small school. Those are made up with the local college which is a great head start for their college careers. Read less
Posted by a student on 12/09/09
I am a student at New Tech, and I personally believe, this school is not for people who are not straight A kids. I mean, I've been here two years, but I think this might be my last. Sometimes if you don't understand something, then having to go up and talk to the teachers makes you feel stupid. If you
... Read more have to ask more than once, then thats about all you can really take. Grading is done differently, and it makes things a lot harder, not to mention theres not a lot of lecture times. There are some good classes, like Digital Media, where the teacher actually walks around and assists you if he notices you are having a difficult time with something. Overall, I think New Tech is an alright school, as long as you are willing to work. Read less
Posted by a student on 06/02/09
This school has a good idea but unless you know you could be a straight a student at a traditional highschool i wouldnt recommend going here. The school although abundant is very limited. Administration is a joke, most of the teachers are great but the leaders of this school need to go back to school
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Posted by a student on 05/19/09
I currently go to New Tech. It's a very good school, compared to Vintage and Napa high. Unlike the other schools, the teachers help one on one. Also, you have a lot of freedom but you must follow the motto 'Trust, Respect, Responsibility.' A lot of people take Tech for granted and usually leave after
... Read more one semester. This school is challenging but if you try hard and really focus then you'll do fine. This school is one of the best in the Valley. Though the only things i don't like is the bullying and sometimes students can be immature. Overall, i would give this school an 8/10. Go Tech!!!! Class of 2010 Read less
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Napa schools — New Technology High School is located at 920 Yount St, Napa CA 94559. 920 Yount St is in the 94559 ZIP code in Napa, CA The school district for New Technology High School is the Napa Valley Unified School District. New Technology High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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