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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by CompUser, May 5, 2006.
What does your school look like?
Looks pretty nice... When was it built? Who was the architect? Do you know the budget by any chance?
Wow. That looks like a small college campus...
I like mine better. Besides, imagine how much better your school would be if they spent money on better teachers, tutors, and class materials instead of a beautiful building?
Where is this school located and what's the name?
Its completion was in 2002 if I remember. I have no idea who the architect was or how much it cost, but probably a lot consider the old school was literally a hovel- falling ceiling tiles, birds living in the gym, etc.
Yea, we do have some bad teachers, not that they don't know the material, they are just considered a***holes. We have teachers in every subject working in the "learning center" in the media center, so if you need help you can go to there anytime you have a study hall (if you can get a pass, the librarian is physco about passes). All of our books are a couple years old. Some are too new like our science book that has more labs to try out than actual infromation, part of the "investigative approach", so the teachers just end up teaching us the old fashonned way.
A hallway. Very plain, very functional. Built in 1961 for 1.1 million dollars.
That's a high school.
Here's the library at the school where I teach. It's really this big. With about 6 computers where the camera is. And a circulation desk.
Oh. And you can't see the bars ("grates," we call them) on the windows.
And we have almost 2000 kids.
Ok... I love my school, even though it's old and taken years of urban kid abuse. Designed by Walter Gropius, the school is built in a wide sprawling style, with courtyards, open, "outdoor halls" and rolling landscaping. Three separate cafeterias, multiple libraries, and numerous offices, it has detached wings, and in one area, is two levels. It included a full-size gym, and shares a 1,000 seat auditorium with the attached Middle School next door (which was built a few years earlier, same designer). Designed for grades 800 students in grades 10-12 in the early 60's, the school currently serves 1,481 students 9-12 grade. Currently, I'm leading a (an extremely ambitious one at that) project which will hopefully restore the school to showcase condition by our goal of summer 2008.
Sadly it does not work that way. The funding sources for school construction and teachers salaries come from different places.
Here's mine: Wyoming High School, Ohio
No pics, sorry, but most of the classrooms have a beach view, and you can walk to the beach in 2 minutes from my school.
The teachers joke about renting the roof to people. house prices here range from two million to thirty million, while condos are from 900 grand and up.
His kind of school is what happens when you live in an area with money....
I went to three different high schools (eh, military). One of which where it was uncommon NOT to have at least one fight errupt between the students during lunch period--there was even a riot once. Another that was in a more upper class neighborhood where the school looked more like an airport than a high school campus--kind of similar to the OP's, and another that had been around since the 1950's and certainly looked its age....
i learned here, foo.
Its what $12,000 a year taxes do I guess. Our school prides itself on its wonderful building yet some naïve people in my school think that our school is poor and its horrible. There are hardly ever fights at my school, no riots, nothing really "exciting" at all. The last fight we had was after a basketball game (in the winter) where this ghetto kid from our town kicked a kid's minivan from the opposing team, and it ended right after that.
I don't have any pics of my school, but trust me, it is pretty run down. Not as bad as the last school I went too though. Leaking roof, falling cealing tiles, windows with bullet holes, no a/c, etc. Meanwhile the school department building across the street got a renovation
I went to a pretty dumpy public school, so I love being at Melbourne Uni now - most of the buildings are really nice, especially the old ones and the grounds are really beautiful as well. This site has some nice shots if you want to have a look.
Very pristine, but these 2 photos look computer generated, especially that 1st one.
The rest of the photos don't look as computer generated, but still a bit fake, especially the gymnasium photo.
I don't blame you, though. I think the jpeg quality was well reduced, and it really seems hard to tell some details.
Is this more realistic for you.
(original files were over 3mb each, so I obviously reduced them)
Our absurdly disproportionate main building.
More pics here if you're interested. The dorms and other buildings are slightly more proportional.
My school looks like like it was built 400 years ago, even though it's barely 100 years old.
I love gothic architecture, its so ornate and huge.
I wish they built high schools like that.
I can't believe the OP's school is so modern yet it doesn't have air conditioning.
Here's our school. This is a horrible picture.
photography is not allowed on NEISD campuses, unless it's for a class and with a school-owned camera. but you're really not missing much. it's not too run down, but it's old and pretty poorly laid out, with a lot of outdoor hallways. the arts and sciences building and the DATA (a magnet program on campus) wings are very nice though. if i can find some pics or something ill post 'em.
My school strongly resembles that and is probably around the same age. About 1/3 of it is brand new though as we used to have two separate buildings. The buildings were just connected together, it is very nice now. Too bad I only get to enjoy the newness of it for one more month as I will be going to college next year. I'll try to get pictures.