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Pittsford Mendon High School (Pittsford, NY 14534)


Rating: 1 out of 5.

I blame the parents. Entitled parents raise entitled kids.

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The problem is the entitled students. For sure.

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Pittsford Mendon High School (Pittsford, NY 14534)


Rating: 5 out of 5.

The problem is the entitled students. For sure.

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Many teachers are great, but others are a bit...off. A teacher kissed ...

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Pittsford Mendon High School (Pittsford, NY 14534)


Rating: 1 out of 5.

The kids at this school are a bunch of snowflake sausage suckers. Toughen up creampuffs.

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Pittsford Mendon High School (Pittsford, NY 14534)


Rating: 1 out of 5.

Many teachers are great, but others are a bit...off. A teacher kissed me on the cheek when I was sad. I knew it was out of love, but it was EXTREMELY infantilizing. There's also TERRIBLE communication among staff. I understand that there are about 1,000 students; the school's not terribly small, but there are much larger public schools that manage themselves more efficiently. Stop acting like you're a picturesque, award-winning, Ivy League padder, and address the problems among the staff. Stop the bad eggs from becoming narcissists. If anything, you will make your school's academic performance even better.

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Mr. James Englerth, Pittsford Mendon High School, 472 Mendon Road, Pittsford, NY 14534


Rating: 3 out of 5.

lol people keep going crazy. we get it, hes kinda dumb but sweet. JUST CHILL! yeh, the girls story is kinda depressing but shell get her isht together if shes that f*ckn smart...

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Mr. James Englerth, Pittsford Mendon High School, 472 Mendon Road, Pittsford, NY 14534


Rating: 2 out of 5.

Sorry that this is so long. I have to be really precise about what I am implying (and am not implying) because trolls on this site are looking for any reason to verbally abuse anyone. This story is in response to the stereotyping prompt. I knew a kid who was ridiculously book-smart--literally Stanford-level talent at science and writing. Talented, creative musician too. She happened to be stuck in a rough family situation. It had always made school more difficult, but in the past, she had always persevered through, even in all her accelerated--and double accelerated--classes. Her home situation started to get even more out of hand, and the kid had the courage to confide in Mr. Englerth about what was going on. He listened to her concerns earnestly and tried to help her as best as he could. Good on him, really. :) Unfortunately, he simultaneously began to treat her like a broken kid. I think he assumed she couldn't have the executive functioning others her age could. (Mind you, that couldn't be further from the truth.) Many times, he told her it wasn't "reasonable" for her to take as many AP's or even honors classes as she wanted. She ended up listening to him and dropped the hard classes. Worst of all, she started to genuinely believe she was just some troubled kid, unable to achieve what the others did; even though she knew she was smart, she felt she was too much of a basket case to show it. Even in her required classes, she started underperforming and missing a ton of school. Since fourth grade, her dream school was Harvard. (She probably was smart enough not to tell Mr. Englerth because she didn't want to be considered even crazier for holding herself to "even more unrealistic expectations.") Fast forward to her senior year, and she was hard-pressed to get into a run-of-the-mill state school. She was sad of what had become but still maintained this harmful mentality. It's tragic. By the way, I used to go to Mendon, and I had Mr. Englerth as my counselor. I have a soft spot for the man. He's a good guy who genuinely wants to help his kids. NONE of this is intended to bash him. Without a doubt, he was just trying to make school easier on this girl and protect her from difficult situations. Unfortunately, he failed to realize she was such a strong person that all she needed was a reminder of her own strengths. She needed to be encouraged--not told to play it safe to avoid more tough stuff in her life. I don't know what ended up happening to her. [Insert name], if you see this, as always, I hope your family is doing better. Secondly, please know that your path to success has not been closed; it has just been interrupted. (Plus, whether you are at a community college or Yale, the school is unbelievably lucky to have a mind like yours.) If you believe in yourself like you once did, you will accomplish awesome things for the world! I think you know who this is. If you ever need to talk, just search my name in Instagram, and DM me. And Mr. Englerth, thanks for being a loving man. Just please be more conscientious about the value of your advice. After all, guidance is literally in your job title. Your words have more weight than you may realize.

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Mrs. Anne Muoio, Pittsford Mendon High School, Pittsford, NY


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Her lectures: incredible. Her activities (especially Harkness Discussions): outstanding! Her...almost everything else: awesome. Her grading: relatively forgiving at times, harshest I've seen in my life at others. I'm so sorry to be rude, but something needs to be said...it's really making kids stressed about their GPA. Sometimes, it literally seems like she's read someone's paper, is ready to give them 99-100% but relentlessly searches for anything else to pick on and docks their grade. Again, I hate to be rude, but my friends kept talking about how "scary" her grading has been. Mrs. Muoio, if you see this...first off, hi! Thank you for forcing me to consider my place in the world more deeply. Your teaching is really rad! :) I know you probably just want to push kids who are already strong writers to be stronger and prepare them for the future, but some of these kids genuinely could benefit from getting into a prestigious university. Maybe, they could take those amazing lessons you and the other great teachers at this school have taught them and improve the world, but they might need a leg up academically to get there. A T10 college could give them that. Unfortunately, the kids might need super high grades to do so--even if they're in honors or AP classes. Acceptance rates have been declining for decades. The difference between 98-100 and a 92-94 may not seem substantial to you, but to Princeton, the 92-94 might get rejected because the 98-100 has an edge. I hope you'll at least take this into account from now on. I know you don't want to disadvantage kids in their college and career search; as a teacher, you must know how vital this generation is to the future of our world. Mendon is super highly ranked because the Mendon kids who apply themselves are super brilliant. Those kids deserve a bright future and a little less stress on their plates. Everyone I know has a consensus that your lessons and one-on-one teaching are incredible, so in my humble opinion, you don't need to be picky in your grading to make your points clear. :)

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Category: Guidance Counselor Who Needs To Be Counseled

Mr. James Englerth, Pittsford Mendon High School, 472 Mendon Road, Pittsford, NY 14534


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Get ready for this weak fragile underachiever to start singing praises about NYU. Well it's a good school like most at universities this kid is treating it like the holy Grail. I can just see him at the mixer now. So did you go to Oxford, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Dartmouth, Brown, University of Chicago, northwestern? No. I went to NYU. You know the State University where 30% of the kids admitted are done so purely based on race. It's a state school that falls under New York's awesome affirmative action policies. No merit needed. Just be a resident of the state and any race but white or Asian

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Mr. James Englerth, Pittsford Mendon High School, 472 Mendon Road, Pittsford, NY 14534


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Nyu is a state university. If you are struggling to get in there then you are going to need a whole lot more than a few AP courses. All the while I thought this kid was trying to get into a top notch University like Stanford or the ivy League. Nope. Just trying to get into a good old state university. How sad is that

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Category: Guidance Counselor Who Needs To Be Counseled

Mr. James Englerth, Pittsford Mendon High School, 472 Mendon Road, Pittsford, NY 14534


Rating: 3 out of 5.

Hi, thanks for sharing your genuine thoughts. Personally, I don't think Mr. Englerth would call anyone a "soft loser." He's not a rude guy and doesn't want to get fired for insensitivity. (That's actually a thing these days--even if it sounds stupid.) However, I'm flattered that you think I could work at the Best Buy help desk! The technicians there are usually smart, and I would be happy to work there to save for college, become a better problem solver, and learn how to deal with difficult customers. :) Hopefully, I won't plateau in life though...but I guess it seems like I am on track to do that. :( I will become smarter and hopefully not plateau. Thanks again for the feedback, and have a good day!

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