Over-Populated Schools? 24 replies

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Covin Narcissus

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29th July 2003

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#1 13 years ago

I'm writing this because I'm just so angry at how over-crowded my school is. I'll give you a short History lesson; there was once only the school I attend - Cibola - on the West Side of Albuquerque. Then it was over-crowded and they built Rio Rancho High School, soon that school, too, was over-crowded and they built the "Mid-High" which is a school for all the Freshmen and Eighth-graders in that district.

Cibola is more crowded now then it was back then and the city's not doing anything about it.

There's not even enough books for everyone! About half of the kids in my World History class don't have a book or have a different one and there was supposedly a flood, so there's hardly and math books now! We have nine minute passing periods and it's not long enough. Two out of three of my classes are in portables.

It's really sad.

Now the school's planning on half-days. Where half of the school will come early and leave around noon and the other half will come at noon and leave late! THAT'S INSANE. I'm so happy I'll be out of there by then. It's rediculous.

Artie Bucco


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#2 13 years ago

my school had a grand total of 4,350 kids.


yeah thats right, a SMurF

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#3 13 years ago

My 10-12 grade years, I only had around 15-20 students in my class. Graduating class for that school was around 100 students when I graduated.

I'm so happy I'll be out of there by then. It's rediculous.

Well highschool is rediculous. College will be better, just more work to do tho.


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#4 13 years ago

My school is pretty large but before the new high school was built in Bolingbrook, my school had around 4,000 kids. Hallways were so crowded that we had to have ten minute passing period. Lots of kids took advantage of it so they reduced it to eight. Luckily the next year about half of those kids were gone because another high school was built in the town next to us.


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#5 13 years ago

I've never had any crowded problems , because i'm studying at a small nearby high school with a total of about 150 children. Added the fact that i'm studying Latin , there aren't that much students in my class (do note that all classes Latin are welded with science classes , to prevent empty classrooms). So effectively in my Latin class there are 6 people (including me) and when together with science class (for allmost everything except Latin and Biology) we have a total of 18. I still think we need a rule to make a thread request , not just post here. When there are 5 requesting at the same time it would get confusing for us to know who is doing what


The local Paultard

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#6 13 years ago

Wow, the largest class I have ever been in had 34 kids. We only get 4 minute passing periods, and thats more than enough. The only problem we have ids with the copy machines and Scantrons (answer sheets where you bubble in the answer). We always ran out of those last year, and the copy machine is broken a lot, this year it was already broken on the first day of school.

Mast3rofPuppets VIP Member

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#7 13 years ago

Heh, my current school only have about 90-100 students, 2 of them beeing girls (not many chics want to be plumbers ;)). When I went in "basic" school there was like maybe 600-800 something students but I can't say there was a problem with overcrowdation (did I just make up my own word?).


people aren't ready for me.

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#8 13 years ago

since i live in jersey, you would think that my high school is over populated. (for those who dont know, new jersey is the most densely populated state in all of america), and it is. the people who go to my high school are from 3 seperate towns, meaning that there is well over 2,000 students from freshmen to seniors. that is fine, but the REAL problem is the size of the school. since there are so many people goin to the school, funding is mainly on books, paper, etc etc. and forget about trying to build a new school. there is no other school around the area, AND we dont ahve the money to do anything. i know how you feel.

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#9 13 years ago

My school is not bad, classes go from 12 kids, last years english class for me, to 34, my current spanish class. The only place the ammount of people is bad is at my lunch. The granny lunch ladies are slow so it takes around 15 min to get food. The school is big enough and they want to build a new one because they can't maintain the current one.


RogueDevil / Rogue Angel

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#10 13 years ago

My old school was designed to handle 800 people, and at last check, its now pushing to 1300. My college which is even smaller should have 600 at max capacity, but we just have to keep packing them in up to above 800. It blows, because as classes get larger, teaching quality goes down, so grades go down too.