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Walter Panas High School

Cortlandt, NY
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 918


Walter Panas High School
300 Croton Avenue
Cortlandt, NY 10567
(914) 739-2823
Walter Panas High School is located in Cortlandt, NY and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
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Reviews5 Reviews

It was know as one of the worst school in the area for a reason.
My son graduates this year and thrived here.
I attended Walter Panas in the 1980's and it was a wonderful school then. I have no idea how this school is now for it has been thirty years since I graduated in 1986 to be exact, and have never been back.Walter Panas was very safe and the teachers were awesome in fact I was able to attend a very good college in NYC thanks to attention i got from my teachers at WPHS.Although WP may not be regareded as being as good as elite high schools such as Horace Greeley or Brooklyn Tech ect.To me it came pretty close. I hate to think this school is no longer what it was in the 80's but like I said before it's been three decades,Amazing huh?
My school has a great staff. Honestly, some of the best teachers on earth are in this school. However, the rules and actions of the administrators are not reflective of the philosophies of the students or the teachers. Often cruel and, sadly, usual punishments are used to "discipline" students. For instance, a punishment for students who choose not to attend a class is that they must sit in a room the next day, often alone, and with nothing to do. this inhibits a student's ability to learn while at school, and is quite the ironic punishment for not attending class. "you didn't go to one class, so now you cant go to any for a day." This type of "disciplining" does no good for the student, and is outright sickening. The only perk is that it discourages actions such as skipping class, but the students who want to skip class will do it anyways. No child left behind? I think not. No child left behind, as long as you do what we say is more like it.
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