11 Parent Reviews for John A Coleman Catholic High School
I'm a current student and I would say this was a total waste of my money the past four years. The administration is only concerned with meaningless issues, such as dress code, rather than adding AP courses of controlling behavior. The guidance department is worthless and demeaning toward students, guiding
... Read more them toward community college rather than four-year schools. The teachers are as bad as the students- acting childish and gossiping about one another. If you want your child to feel as if they're in an army camp, then perhaps this is a good choice. I've had a whistle blown at me to clean up my lunch, been told I will never succeed in my career, and on my very first day was hit in the head with a locker. A lot of the student body was mental health issues, making for an uneasy learning environment. If you have a good student and you're looking for a chance to prepare for quality college education, don't go to Coleman. It's basically just for basketball stars and people interested in a theatre. Read less
Posted by a student on 09/09/13
What a great environment for any student. No worries sending my child off to school each morning and no complaining that she has to go to school. And the students are polite and dresses very nicely. The faculty is strict and they love their students! Past students have had incredible opportunities
... Read more to go to fabulous colleges. I could not be happier for my children to have such an incredible high school experience. Making friendships that will last a lifetime! Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/06/12
The best part of Coleman High School is the Theater Program. The theater director is exceptional. In this program the students are taught to reach their potential. As for the academics of the school, it's questionable. My family's experience is that Coleman does not provide an easy transition to
... Read more higher education. I found state championships are more valuable than the schools motto of 'Respect, Responsibility and Religion!' Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/18/10
The small classes which means more time for each teacher to spend with each child. The quality of teaching and the standards at which they teach.
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Posted by a parent on 10/04/09
They have high standards and ethics. Academics are excellent. They have a safe environment. I like the fact that students have religion and the dress code is professional.
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Posted by a parent on 10/03/09
Being a student at Coleman I can say it's one of the better schools in the area. It has better AP programs than Saugerties and a lovely student base. The theater program is exceptional I would recommend this school for anyone who wants to have a career in musical theater. I haven't, so far, had a teacher
... Read more I didn't like, they have high expectations and based on the regents scores if you do the work they say you will get over a 90. The school also has the national honors society program and graduates go to good school. It's a great school and it deserves that recognition. Read less
Posted by a student on 09/13/08
My daughter graduated in 2000. What a wonderful experience. So I sent my child to Coleman last year. WHAT A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT!!! Everything is about raising money and letting the kids do whatever they want. The kids are happy. The administration ignores all the problems. If you hope to have your child
... Read more pushed to excellance; spend your money elsewhere. I voiced concerns, only to be ignored. The peer pressure is to party and just slide by. I realized religion is not a basic there anymore. But these are not challenged, respectful leaders of tomorrow. What a shame. It seems a few teachers are trying but just get over-ruled. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/18/06
As a former student of Coleman, I can speak about many of the wonderful aspects of this school. First, the teachers are universally wonderful: caring, kind and above all, willing to go above and beyond to ensure that all the students receive an excellent education. Although I did not participate in sports
... Read more there, I was extremely active in theatre, chorus, and other performing arts, which were extracurricular. Again, the faculty was so incredibly supportive that it felt like it was impossible to fail at anything you tried. Finally, my education at Coleman enabled me to enter Yale University and I felt absilutely prepared to handle the workload at an Ivy League School, thanks to the teachings of all involved at Coleman. Read less
Posted by a former student on 07/05/06
Academics are fine here! Teachers are very caring. Two foreign languages offered, Art electives and AP stuff. Theatre program is awesome and sports are surprisingly good, although there is no football team. Sportsmanship is a big thing at Coleman and a 'pretty good' athlete who would be overlooked
... Read more at another school gets a chance to really shine here. Parents are encouraged to be as involved as possible but there isn't a requirement of a certain level of commitment. If your child is presently in a public school you will be absolutely amazed at the difference here and you will wish you had discovered it sooner. This is the way you hope a teen will spend 6/7 hours of his day. The expectations (with regard to behavior) are high, but the resulting atmosphere is very good. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/20/06
I am a former student, and know current students. The feedback is all the same. It is strict program, but I get a feeling that the teachers actually care about their students. Parent involvement is high, always has been. The only draw back is that they are limited in the courses offered, it is only
... Read more the basics. I would have loved the opportunity to take courses such as Shakespeare, poetry, or nutrition. I was very active in sports, field hockey, softball, and basketball. We didn't always have the best team, but we were still a team and I had the best experience of my life. Would I send my child to Coleman? Absolutely! Read less
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Hurley schools — John A Coleman Catholic High School is located at 430 Hurley Ave, Hurley NY 12443. 430 Hurley Ave is in the 12443 ZIP code in Hurley, NY The school district for John A Coleman Catholic High School is the Archdiocese Of New York. John A Coleman Catholic High School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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