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August 24th, 2010
04:21 PM ET

What Makes a School Good?

What makes a school good?
We're reporting this Wednesday on the most expensive American school ever built:  a $578 million K-12 complex in Los Angeles, California.  It's not only big; it's luxurious.  And it got us thinking about what makes a school good:  Is it having state-of-the-art facilities, or is it in the students, teachers, or something else?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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  1. Nick

    I think it is a combination. You want to be able to go to a school with nice teachers and students to be friends with, but you dont want to go to a dump for that. But at the same time you dont want to go to the Buckingham Palace and have everyone there be rude to you. But if I had to pick which one i would like to have more, I would pick having good teachers and friends. Although I would like to go to a luxury school.... 🙂

    August 24, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  2. edward

    I think that the teachers are what make the school good not the school's luxury look.The teachers are the one's that make the student's intellegent it doesn't matter what the school looks like.

    August 24, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  3. Aniksha

    Everyone working together as a big extended family and doing their job as a student, teacher, or parent is the key to having an awsome school.

    August 24, 2010 at 8:05 pm |
  4. Kevin

    In my opinion, a school is a place where provies us with knowledge, thoughts, the initiative for learning, and also the way of life. All these things will and can only be done by the help of teachers, so I think the teachers should be the most important element of a school.

    August 24, 2010 at 9:59 pm |
  5. jianming

    What makes a good school is a lot of good teachers. A good building does not gaurentee a good school, just as a fancy car does not gaurentee a safe drive.

    August 24, 2010 at 11:53 pm |
  6. Trenton

    I believe it is all about the teachers, the foundation, the students, and the after school programs. I say that because the teachers are the main reason why there even are schools. The foundation because if it is a poor building setup or settlement, it will be academically poor. The students because they are the main thing about the learning process. finally the after school programs, they help people getting into the school even more. If they are not fun, what is the point of even going to that school. That is what i think makes a good school.

    August 25, 2010 at 12:56 am |
  7. Michelle

    What makes a great school great to me is the education and the ability for the children to learn, not the way the school looks or anything like that. One on one time with the students helps. Toutoring before and after school is also a great quality in good schools.

    August 25, 2010 at 1:16 am |
  8. Judy

    I think a good building makes you focous more on learning, but I think good teachers are better.
    For example, even if you have a great building, but the teachers are all mean and kind of uneducated, you won't really learn anything.

    August 25, 2010 at 1:24 am |
  9. JJ

    The building is important, the environment they study in has to be good, but I believe it is the teachers, that makes a school good, because learning comes from teachers, not the building itself.

    August 25, 2010 at 1:48 am |
  10. N

    teachers conduct important role in the school. as student's leader and philosopher. teachers must be recognize this facts. make an effort to lead and teach on right way thier students.

    August 25, 2010 at 3:42 am |
  11. Donna

    I think its a great idea because its appealing and not like "school". I wouldve loved to go to school as a child or teen if my school was like that. Plus this school is K-12 so its open to all ages and its public. Therefore the children who don't have the luxuries of private schooling get the chance now.

    August 25, 2010 at 4:14 am |
  12. Donna

    I think its a great idea because its appealing and not like "school". I wouldve loved to go to school as a child or teen if my school was like that. Plus this school is K-12 so its open to all ages and its public. Therefore the children who don't have the luxuries of private schooling get the chance now. We need more schools like this and maybe more children would stay in school.

    August 25, 2010 at 4:17 am |
  13. Nicole

    I think that the school appearance helps to make going to school a little cool, but the teachers themselves and the students willingness to learn is what makes a school. I would say that the teachers are the main impact on our kids. If the teachers would renovate their teaching and make it more updated to the kids times they may be more susceptible to the learning. Lastly, we as parents need to reinforce what the kids are learning in school and not leave the task entirely on the teachers. Everyone needs to be envolved. Nicole

    August 25, 2010 at 4:27 am |
  14. Ryee

    Relationships. with teacher or friends . whoever..
    lots of costs can make ground well, but it doesn't make relationship.
    we have to root out problems like assault ..etc..

    August 25, 2010 at 5:11 am |
  15. Min

    I think that good teachers makes great schools. For example, if that school in los angels, don't have any good teachers, there is probably no point going there since your going to school to learn.

    August 25, 2010 at 5:49 am |
  16. Yujin

    I think the teachers makes a skl good. They should do their best and teach us well. Also, I don't think corporal punishment is a good idea, which is a hot issue in Korea.

    August 25, 2010 at 5:50 am |
  17. Thuy

    To me, teacher is the most important. We, students come to school for studying, so the prime motivation should be what we learn from – what knowledge the teachers give us. Therefore, whether the teachers give us interesting lessons, whether they motivate us to study or not maters, the facilities or anything else just the second. Moreover, too luxurious schools are just temptation for students to get distract from study – the prime purpose. Spend this time to build more school or improve the life of teachers instead.

    August 25, 2010 at 6:06 am |
  18. Jamie

    For me a good school isn't the building, but the teachers and the quality of education what makes it great, they can build the best school but it won't matter if the school doesn't produce the best results for the students

    August 25, 2010 at 6:45 am |
  19. silvia

    I guess it's the students. in Chinese, there's a saying:"Near red become red. Near black become black" It means that people would affect each other. The students would learn fron each other.

    August 25, 2010 at 7:10 am |
  20. Andy

    I think a really good school has one thing: awsome teachers. I think that fancy or not what makes a good school is its teachers that are willing to make class fun and educational

    August 25, 2010 at 7:47 am |
  21. Shun

    I think that a good environment matters a little but the students attitude towards studying is what really matters.

    August 25, 2010 at 8:27 am |
  22. zach

    hey carl,
    we think its a melting pot of students, teachers and a principal with positive attitudes that make a school great!

    August 25, 2010 at 9:01 am |
  23. Abby

    What makes a school great is balance. You can't have bad teachers, but you also need a nice facility, fun classes and clubs, and good lunch food. So you shouldn't spend millions of dollars of a school, cause that takes it only halfway there.

    August 25, 2010 at 9:06 am |
  24. Jason

    The teachers and parents make a school great for students, not the building.

    August 25, 2010 at 9:10 am |
  25. Masa

    I think the teachers make a school good. Students absorve many things from their teachers. What teachers tell is very effective and might change a life of a student.

    August 25, 2010 at 9:15 am |
  26. Cathryn

    i think that its all three .i mean its better to have a clean nice school then a old falling down school and the school itself can affect the students attitude .But its not just the building itself ,the students and the teachers too. the teachers need to be the best that they can afford so the eduction of the schools students is in mind . But the last thing is its students in particular should be only the best and the ones who want to be there so in my opinion the school should be a private school instead of a public .

    August 25, 2010 at 9:18 am |
  27. Deuce

    Teachers are very influential and supportive. Without them we wouldn't gain the education we need. They need to have good teaching methods.

    August 25, 2010 at 9:27 am |
  28. Paula

    It is great to have a wonderful school, but without great teachers and administrators that is all it is just a building. People may be awed by the style or construction but school is a place for education, a place for learning. The most important thing is if there is an education taking place. Look at third world countries, they often have small buildings or none at all. The whole idea of school is to receive an education, to learn and this can be done almost anywhere. Will this school have higher test scores? Will students learn more because of a building? I think not. It takes good educators who care and want to help students learn.

    August 25, 2010 at 9:36 am |
  29. Mrs. Raikes' Homeroom

    My homeroom watches CNN Student News every morning before the school day begins. We believe that the students and the teachers are what make a school a home away from home. We would love for you to give us a shout out some time in the future if possible. Thanks for the putting the news into a student perspective.

    Rock On,
    Mrs. Raikes' Homeroom

    August 25, 2010 at 9:53 am |
  30. Matthew

    The teachers will make it more fun and more new teachers.

    August 25, 2010 at 10:21 am |
  31. Carri

    I think that teachers are good at their job. I think that we could do something for all of the programs and building.

    August 25, 2010 at 10:22 am |
  32. makale

    The facility is very important, but what really makes a school good are the teachers and if the students are learning something.

    August 25, 2010 at 10:23 am |
  33. london

    I think people should vote for teachers because its not after school programs or the building its the teachers every one knows that!!!!

    August 25, 2010 at 10:25 am |
  34. camren

    i think that the teachers make school great. Its not all about the equipment. Its about the teachers so they can teach us and we can get a good education.

    August 25, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  35. xavier

    what makes a great school great is the teachers because they us how to learn and they buy exspesive things for you and your parents because they buy you school supplys

    August 25, 2010 at 11:40 am |
  36. Jessica

    I think that students are what make a good school because the students control the way they act and how much they learn.

    August 25, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  37. Mrs. Ruff's Class

    When my class were asked 'What Makes a Good School?', this was their response. They came to a consensus that it is the people within the school that really matter, rather than the building itself. They agreed that the faculty, administrators, teachers, and students are what goes into making a school successful. The character of the students and staff are what my students stated as being the most important factor in a quality school. One student summed it up best when he quoted our school motto which is, "...We make a difference in our students' lives with; Understanding Hearts and Positive Attitudes".

    August 25, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  38. Jose

    It makes it better if we had new fancy things to help us learn.

    August 25, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  39. Jennifer

    I think that expensive things makes a school great because you could be more comfy in nice chairs.

    August 25, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  40. Tanner

    It would be nice to have furniture but we dont need stuff like that to have good school. What makes a good school is good teachers.

    August 25, 2010 at 11:45 am |
  41. Alexia

    i would learn better with luxurios accommodations because the carpet should be lime green and pink dolka dots, and the walls should be rainbow.

    August 25, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  42. yonni

    I think the teachers and the school rules make the school good but us students would also like to interacte with the technology.

    August 25, 2010 at 12:07 pm |
  43. Mr. Holder

    I think it is teachers and parents that make a great school great. And the willingness of the administration to let the parents, teachers and students lead.

    August 25, 2010 at 12:15 pm |
  44. saki

    the most important thing is how to get education among good teachers and friends.that makes school great.

    August 25, 2010 at 12:15 pm |
  45. Brashier

    Having a great school depends on a variety of things not just the outside but the inside. For example, the school can be great by having great teachers that care and really invest their time into the students. The environment should be condusive for the students to feel safe and want to learn. The facility does not have to be the Tahj Mahal but should look pleasant and inviting.

    August 25, 2010 at 12:27 pm |
  46. Ms. Bennett's Class

    Carl,

    Our class thinks the following also matter:
    1. The teachers make it the best when it's not boring.
    2. If we can have quiet time, and the teachers weren't boring and mean.
    3. If the teachers don't always pick on one student and less homework.
    4. The classes make it good.
    5. Teachers that have a good learning style and teaching style.
    6. A safe learning environment.
    7. The people.
    8. Lunch from Pizza Hut.

    Sincerely,

    Ms. Bennett's class

    August 25, 2010 at 12:52 pm |
  47. Dowell's Class

    The learning and the food are what my students are saying. They would also like to note that the classrooms and lessons need to be fun.

    Equipment seems to be necessary.

    One suggested that being able to listen to your MP3 player during passing period helped.

    August 25, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
  48. Franky

    Pretty girls make school great.

    August 25, 2010 at 1:21 pm |
  49. Mrs. Hunt's Class

    What makes a school good is usually the teachers and students.
    If you don't have teachers, students can't learn. All of the fancy
    things could be distracting. Technology (SmartBoards) are more
    interactive–like what we're doing right now!

    August 25, 2010 at 1:52 pm |
  50. Jonah

    The building might be luxurious, but the teachers are the ones who help us actually learn and that is what is really most important.

    August 25, 2010 at 2:04 pm |
  51. lala

    i think what make school better are the students because teacher try to make the best for teaching what they know!
    and its not their problem if did not learn. because we do not follow rules as a teenages.

    August 25, 2010 at 2:07 pm |
  52. kevin

    i think is a waste of money that school in claifornia

    August 25, 2010 at 2:08 pm |
  53. hector

    we most have school programs so we can learn more that we no

    August 25, 2010 at 2:09 pm |
  54. suzan

    I vote for the building it self because if the school it has bad building so no one will go and not good teachers .

    August 25, 2010 at 2:10 pm |
  55. Naeem

    If the teachers are good it is gonna be good school.

    August 25, 2010 at 2:10 pm |
  56. Melissa

    As many other people are saying, I believe it is the teachers who have the biggest impact on the school. It is true that students have a big impact as well, but it is the teachers who are the leaders at a school, and if the leaders are setting a good example, most of the other people will follow suit.

    August 25, 2010 at 2:10 pm |
  57. amer

    It's all about teachers if the school has a good teacher then students will like the school and do more hard work with their homework also a more education,scholarship

    August 25, 2010 at 2:10 pm |
  58. sandra

    HEY its sandra,
    well i think that al of them are good,
    but the important one is building itself
    because why do you have to make so much money
    doing the will would of have a lot of things new
    in are school have more computer cars
    for each classes well thats my comment ( ;

    August 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm |
  59. pablo

    what i think make school good is so we can have a better education for the future and for the rest of your life.we can get a good job some of the money we can give it to the people that really need the money.

    August 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm |
  60. Eduardo

    i think the teachers make teh school better..and the most important thing is how to get education

    August 25, 2010 at 2:14 pm |
  61. Anonymous

    every student must do their best in there class

    August 25, 2010 at 2:16 pm |
  62. gabriel

    i think the teachers would make the school even better because if the school has more teachers the students would have more time to learn

    August 25, 2010 at 2:17 pm |
  63. Felipe

    What i think makes school good is the teachers and the students and spend 575 millions only in a school. They would use that money for food for poor people. that's what i think.

    August 25, 2010 at 2:17 pm |
  64. Scott

    A good school a couple of things. It is a school where the teachers care about the students, and not just while they are in their class, but it also a school where the students care about their education, and come ready to work.

    August 25, 2010 at 2:46 pm |
  65. Alexa

    I think that the school in L.A. is really nice and that the students are really going to enjoy it. Plus it's practally open to the public because it has grades K-12. 🙂

    August 25, 2010 at 2:57 pm |
  66. Reilly

    I think the school in Los Angles is cool and all but seriously we need to learn. Most the kids in class thought the school was awesome. But then they heard about the teachers and said, " Even better." All I could think of is what if that was you? What would you do? 🙂

    August 25, 2010 at 3:07 pm |
  67. Hannah

    At first, I think the students will want to go to school and they might be motivated to learn, but after awhile everyone will get used to the enviroment and the students will return to being unmotivated and start slacking. In the end, I think teachers and a student's will power are what contribute most to making a school good.

    August 25, 2010 at 3:17 pm |
  68. Peyton

    I say that a school needs good teachers that make kids want to go to school to learn. If kids go to school in a big building it could distract them and cause less learning.

    August 25, 2010 at 3:27 pm |
  69. Draper

    [My students] think the most important part of a good school is the students and the teachers not the quality of the building, but the quality of the people inside the building.

    August 25, 2010 at 3:30 pm |
  70. Christie

    I feel that it doesn't matter how expensive the school is as long as you have teachers that care and who are capable of teaching students who are willing to learn.

    August 25, 2010 at 3:46 pm |
  71. Nohemy

    Its probably a combination of both. Some students may be more motivated by the quality of their surroundings while other students may focus more on the value of their studies.

    August 25, 2010 at 3:50 pm |
  72. Andrew

    The most important thing is not the bulding itself,but the teachers in it.It cost almost 600 million dollars to buid this school,that only holds 4200.Plus,they had to cut 3000 teachers because of money issues.What else could have this money gone to?Soup kitchens,shelters,DONATIONS to help those in need,money to fund studies in medical advancement.That's nice that 4,200 kids get a nice school for 8 hours,but what about those living on the street their whole life?!This school has crossed the line.

    August 25, 2010 at 3:55 pm |
  73. Racheal

    Student's behavior and academic attitudes may reflect their surroundings. If their classrooms are dilapidated and outdated then students might view the school as not caring about their education or future.

    August 25, 2010 at 3:55 pm |
  74. Celestine

    A luxurious K-12 complex sure entice people and encourage them to study, but luxurious furnitures cannot replace a good teacher... the teacher is talking/teaching/creating relationship with us, not the building. Of course a great building play a part in what makes a school good; but not the biggest part.

    August 25, 2010 at 3:57 pm |
  75. Anonymous

    I dont think that apperance has anything with makeing the school a good place to learn. Ya you might be more comforantble and it looks good to your community but, how the teachers teach will depend on grades. Another thing that would depend on grades is the students attidue. In my oppioun i think that it was unessary to wast that much money on a school.

    August 25, 2010 at 4:02 pm |
  76. Nohemy

    I believe its a combination of both views. If the students' surroundings are pleasant, than perhaps they will be motivated to learn. However, if the teachers are well trained and truly care for their students' futures, more opportunities will present themselves.

    August 25, 2010 at 4:03 pm |
  77. Anonymous

    I dont think that haveing a big nice school is nessary. However it dose make the community look good and is more comfortable. The teachers and kids are also a big part of it because, if teachers teach good and the kids have a good look on grades that is also what the state and people look at. If the kids choose not to work hard and get good grades it makes it look like its there for fun and show not learning.

    August 25, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
  78. emily

    i think that the school is cool but ridiculous. Because they could have used most of that money to pay for a better education not depending on fanciness but a good education. So my opinion is i think regular schools are better than just looks but better because of the education, bright minds, and great teachers 🙂

    August 25, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
  79. Sarah

    I think what makes a school good are the teachers.If the teachers are nice to you and your class mates it's a good school.
    What I also think makes a school good is when there are not to many kids per class. I think you need your space so the less kids a school has the better.

    August 25, 2010 at 4:09 pm |
  80. Shawna

    I think having a school that has all the nice accommodation is unnecessary. For one learing students should be able to learn in any environmental. Yes it would be nice to learn in a luxurious school, but look at all the money that was spent on that school. The millions of dollors could be used to help school across the country that have had there budgets cut. What really makes a good school is the students. The students have the control to make what the school is.

    August 25, 2010 at 4:09 pm |
  81. Sarah

    You don't need a fancy school. All you need is a place to learn.

    August 25, 2010 at 4:11 pm |
  82. Hope

    I dont think that haveing a nice big school is nessary. However it dose look good to the neiborhood. The teachers and students have more of a play in weather how good it looks. If you dont have good grades that the state and stuff look at the might look at it as if its for show and not learning. Kids also have a play in this if they dont try and be lazy maybe becase its more comfortable grades will dorp and have a big inpact on the school.

    August 25, 2010 at 4:12 pm |
  83. zach

    what makes a school good is how well the teachers enteract with the students. but it also depents on how well the studens like or treat the teachers. it also help when the building is nice and how well the equipment that they use is. when the teachers like the work the students will like going to school better because the teachers wil we happier to teach the subject.

    August 25, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
  84. Erika

    I Fell that this school will be a motivation for the students who dont attend school often or dont like school.Now they'll have something new to look forward to everyday.It will also hopefully inspire them to do better and become someone important in life.If the student dont have much now they will.

    August 25, 2010 at 4:34 pm |
  85. madison

    i think the teachers and the staff make the school a great and fun place to be during the day!

    August 25, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
  86. Tatiana

    I think it has to do with the teachers and the school cause both of them help us with our learning environment

    August 25, 2010 at 4:54 pm |
  87. Blaine

    It's the teachers because they are the ones instructing students.

    August 25, 2010 at 4:57 pm |
  88. Crystal

    I think that a good school the best teaching school!

    August 25, 2010 at 5:02 pm |
  89. Laine

    I think that this whole thing is going to detour students from their work and leave them thinking about the school, it is not the building, it's the education given.

    August 25, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  90. Calvin

    We need to address parental education (moral values) within the home. Parents or Guardians are the first teachers who have a major impact on a childs development. Teachers, administrators, and counselors can bring the skills to education childrens, but who will educate a mentally abusive parent or guardian?

    August 25, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  91. Raini

    I think that the teachers, faculty, and staff has the biggest effect on how successful a school can become. Yes, the building can have an affect, though, but that is only when it is disorganized, messy, and unsafe to the children on campus. This will change the percentage completely for the information that the kids learn.

    August 25, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  92. emmy

    it's not what it looks like inside or out its the school itseft the learning that the best part. see i don't care what my school look like i care or whats inside i care about what's in the books. that is what makes a good school.

    August 25, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  93. Mrs. Slette's Class

    Although a great building is a bonus to the students and staff, the environment in the school is more important. We (the students) are more concerned with having great teachers and great lessons.

    August 25, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  94. Madison

    I think what makes a school great is how the teachers teach you. It all depends if you teacher is lazy and doesnt teach then it is not a good school but, if the teacher gets into the school work and makes it fun,learnable, and enjoyable that is a good school.

    August 25, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  95. Madison

    HEY Carl!! 🙂

    August 25, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  96. dylan

    I believe what makes a school good is the teachers and also the students. The building itself is just the foundation, I think about the Earth and the different layers. The school building is the crust that holds all the learning that go's on there. The mantle is the teachers, the solid holders of the students[ the core]. This school in California may be expensive, but it is the teachers and the students that make up a school. I hope all students in that school do not get lost!!!

    August 25, 2010 at 5:58 pm |
  97. Alyssa

    The students and teachers are far more important than having a high calibur school. It's good to stay upgraded but the only thing that that school will accomplish is being a place where students want to hang out, NOT learn.

    August 25, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  98. Jade

    I believe the teacher is the most important when it comes to making a good school. The students' purpose of coming to school for studying and to better their knowledge, therefore the prime motivation to come to school should be the teachers or the ones who we learn from. Anything aside from that such a materialistic matters, should just come in second. Also, a school that is too luxurious, could ultimately be distracting, which ruins the students main reason to be there in the first place–learning. In a sense though, i do agree that a more appealing school such as the one in Los Angeles would allure students, i just feel thats not enough..overal it's the teachers who keep the student motivated to keep coming back...

    August 25, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  99. Jessica

    Teachers are the ones who make a good school. You go to school to get an education, and that is the most important. It shouldn't matter how big your school is or how expensive it is. If you want to have a good school then spend the money to hire teachers who are worthy enough to give students an opportunity for an amazing education. If looks, size, and the cost of the school are most important then somebody needs to think about this whole situation just a little bit differently.

    August 25, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  100. Kylie

    I think expensive facilities might encourage the students to come to school, but what makes the good school is having great teachers. Teachers who can really care for the students like parents and teach students with enthusiasm are what makes school great.

    August 25, 2010 at 6:21 pm |
  101. Taylor

    I think what makes a school good is it's ability to grow. Sure the facility and teachers are important, but if the administration, faculty, and students are willing to better themselves and help improve the school then that's what is important.

    August 25, 2010 at 6:45 pm |
  102. hunter

    i feel that it doesn't matter how much or big a school is as long as it has good teachers

    August 25, 2010 at 6:54 pm |
  103. Nick

    I think it is a combination. You want to be able to go to a school with nice teachers and students to be friends with, but you dont want to go to a dump for that. But at the same time you dont want to go to the Buckingham Palace and have everyone there be rude to you. But if I had to pick which one i would like to have more, I would pick having good teachers and friends. Although I would like to go to a luxury school....

    August 25, 2010 at 6:58 pm |
  104. Jeffrey

    A school does nothing for you if you don't have good teachers. The building itself can not help kids learn. The only purpose of school is to learn, and gain an education.

    August 25, 2010 at 7:06 pm |
  105. jourdin

    i think a good school is not the soft carpet and the big maple wood floor gyms... i think a agood school is a place where kids fell comfortable and safe somewhere we can learn. $ 575 million don't make a teacher or the staff 575 million dollars make a place where kids like me get spoiled.

    August 25, 2010 at 7:24 pm |
  106. Clayton

    I believe that the school should be focused mainly on the teachers, and clubs/after school activitys. However, the school's appearance is also important because the students environment effects how the student (s) preform in school. For example, you are making apple pie, you cant have the apple pie without the filling (teachers,students,clubs) and you cant have the apples and not the pie (the schools appearance).

    August 25, 2010 at 7:58 pm |
  107. pencer

    i actually believe that a good school is made by how much it cost, just because u can have more teachers to help the kids, have better technology that makes kids more interested to learn.

    August 25, 2010 at 8:04 pm |
  108. Spencer

    i actually believe that a good school is made by how much it cost, just because u can have more teachers to help the kids, have better technology that makes kids more interested to learn.

    August 25, 2010 at 8:05 pm |
  109. Kaitlin

    I dont think that the school building helps in students grades. The teachers help give the proper resources to the students to be successful. But ultimately it is up to the student to recieve the grades that they desire. The school building only provides an environment for the students and does not affect the students grades.

    August 25, 2010 at 8:08 pm |
  110. Anonymous

    Ithink the teachers make the school because if the teachers arnt good then there will be less students.

    August 25, 2010 at 8:10 pm |
  111. Ayaka

    I think good teachers are indispensable for good schools. Teachers without passion and enthusiasm for education cannot make students enjoy their school lives.

    August 25, 2010 at 8:33 pm |
  112. Courtney (:

    I feel that to make a good school , all you need is students who would like to learn , and teachers who have the patience to teach the students. (:

    August 25, 2010 at 8:38 pm |
  113. Tiffany

    I think that school should be fun. I think that the teachers and the staff at the school should make it fun. On the same note i think you have to deserve to get to do fun things. I don't think its fair that you go into class texting, talking, not being respectful that you should be able to go out side or do a fun activity

    August 25, 2010 at 8:53 pm |
  114. Matthew

    I think the teachers are more important because they most of the time make an impact on their students and the building does not

    August 25, 2010 at 9:03 pm |
  115. Kelby

    I personally think that a school that is that extravagant is a bit on the ridiculous side. When teachers are being cut left and right expecially. I know that the money is divided into different categories of how it should be spent, but I think maybe putting some of this money into the teacher salaries would benefit kids more than giving them a gorgeous school to go to. The way the school looks has nothing to do with how a kid learns. It's how much effort the kid puts forth.

    August 25, 2010 at 9:08 pm |
  116. katelynn

    I think it the building and teachers both . You want to have a nice building so the kids can be proud of there school and want to keep it nice. Also it is the teachers beacuse you need them to teach and make it fun and make you smarter.

    August 25, 2010 at 9:11 pm |
  117. Tierra

    We don't have to wear uniforms.The students get to have teachers that is fun and care about what you do.You get to see your friends; some people don't even have friends. Good people make a good school. You have books, chairs, desks, and a fun teacher. You wouldn't want to have anything else! But you always wany to try your best that's the main part! The number one rule is never say I can't!!!

    August 25, 2010 at 9:32 pm |
  118. Kendall

    I believe that it starts with the teachers. With a good teaching staff, it makes it much easier for students to thrive and learn. Then it's the students that have to put in the work to become a good school system. I dont think its as much the school building, as long as you are in an environment that is easy to learn in, it shouldn't make much of a difference. So i think it all starts with the teaching staff.

    August 25, 2010 at 9:32 pm |
  119. Mckenzie

    What makes a school good is definatley the great teachers!

    August 25, 2010 at 9:33 pm |
  120. Dor

    i think that for a school to be good it must have good teachers, that dont teach the same thing other teachers did the year before also the students must work with the teachers instead of argue with them i would like my school bgjhs alot be if its students would act better (i dont like it when kids act up)

    August 25, 2010 at 9:50 pm |
  121. Jenny

    I think what makes a good school is the academics.the only thing that matters is that you are getting the education that will carry you through life. Never let a big price school make you think it is better. You dont have to spend money just to get a education.

    August 25, 2010 at 9:56 pm |
  122. whitney

    A good school isn't just about how expensive the school is. It is about how well the students will learn and how well the teachers are. School is to prepare you for your future. Having an awesome class room won't make you learn any faster or make you smarter. There are plenty of low financed schools, like mine, and the students are humble and smart. Even though from a student's point of view it would be incredible to have a school like that.

    August 25, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  123. aleah

    i think that it is good to build a nice school for children, but, they shouldn't spend all that money.

    What makes a school good?

    I think the teachers. 🙂

    August 25, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  124. Paislley

    I think that smaller classes provide hands on learning and thats what makes a school better.

    August 25, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  125. Nico

    School is good because of friends and getting a good education.

    August 25, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  126. Lauren

    What makes a school good is if it has me in it. U guys spelled expensive wrong! It's expensive not exspensive! HA! my computer told me it has a spelling error!

    August 25, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  127. Austyn

    I think that in order to have a good school, the school must have good teachers. I don't believe that the size or the cost of a school has any impact on the education that a student receives. The education that a student receives is based on the ability that the teacher has to educate a student. The main reason for school is to get the best education possible. It's not about going to the most luxurious school. Also, I go to a small school so I know that having a small teacher to student ratio is much better for receiving one-on-one help. So, the fact that the school is so large will decrease the teacher to student ratio, which will decrease the one-on-one help a student could receive from a teacher as well.

    August 25, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  128. Cayden

    I don;t personally think the look of the school matters.Don't get me wrong it's nice to have all the flashy things but, why not put that money toward a better curriculum?

    August 25, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  129. Alethea

    The building has nothing to do with it, it depends completely on the students desire to learn.

    August 25, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  130. hunter

    a school is not something that needs to be super fancy a school is a place were kids go to learn and meet with there friends not a place were the auditorium is more expensive than our entire school is so if we could have that much money to go into our school our school would still be the same because a school is made by the school is made by the teachers and the students

    August 25, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  131. Rachel

    I believe to make a good school you need the support of the community. Also i believe the school is about who is involved, not about fancy auditoriums. Good staff and teachers build a good school.

    August 25, 2010 at 11:38 pm |
  132. Aditi

    I believe that a school can be great without a good facility. I agree with Christie that as long as the teachers are willing to teach and that the students are willing to learn a school can be great

    August 26, 2010 at 12:12 am |
  133. Kelli

    I believe that the faculty is what makes a school good. You can be sitting in any classroom, but you won't learn a thing if the teachers aren't doing their job. Also, the students willingness to work and learn from those teachers affects the decision to call a school "good".

    August 26, 2010 at 12:19 am |
  134. Amanda

    I think that it would be nice to go to a school that fancy. It wouldn't even feel like school and more like a hotel. But the most important this is that the teachers do their jobs well and can help the students improve. Also the students need to have a positive attitude and be able to pass their classes.

    August 26, 2010 at 12:19 am |
  135. Savannah.

    I think what makes a school good is the teachers. A very devloped strict teacher would have a good class meaning the students would pay attention more. Another comment is what they do; meaning if there was a boaring subject and boring it would not keep the students attention.

    August 26, 2010 at 12:30 am |
  136. zach

    it doesnt matter how big or how expensive the school is, it depends on the teachers and the learning cariclium that the school has. also i think the nicer learning facilithy will help the kids want to go to school and actually learn.

    August 26, 2010 at 1:06 am |
  137. Bradley

    To me and my brothers, we believe that the teachers are the ones that make a school good because it would be pointless if you had a fancy school with "not educated" teachers. Also in times like these, we need better teachers instead of better schools.

    August 26, 2010 at 1:44 am |
  138. KEITH

    Learning is the most important reason that makes a school good. The skill to process the knowledge for a better future. Therefore, the teachers must be movtivated, and grabb the students attention. As for those that do teach, should teach all points of veiws, and try not to indocrinate students into their personal beliefs. A student should feel welcome at school, safe, and learn to be productive citizens. Thought there are many other qualities that makes a school "good" its in education that opens doors..

    August 26, 2010 at 2:50 am |
  139. Min-je

    I think that the teachers and the education programs are much more important than how comfortable or fancy the school is since you're going to school to learn.

    August 26, 2010 at 3:28 am |
  140. Austin

    I think there are several factors that make a school well-rounded and ideal for a great learning experience. The two primary factors should be the discipline and the overall education. Both go hand in hand. A well rounded school that prides its self on discpline and its morals and values will prepare the students for the world to come. Education is definatly important, and is essential to have teachers willing to engage the students in the day's activites and lessons. A school missing either one of those factors will be sub-par to a school demonstrating both of the previous factors.

    August 26, 2010 at 8:37 am |
  141. Hope

    I dont think a nice big school is nessary. however it dose look good to the neiborhood. The teachers and students have more of a play in weather the school looks good. If you dont have good grades that the sate and stuff look at then people might look at it as if its for show, and fun more then learning. kids also have a play in this if they dont try and be lazy maybe because, its more comfortable so they sleep grades will drop and have the same big inpact on how the teachers teach.

    August 26, 2010 at 9:11 am |
  142. Katherine

    The students and teachers are definitely what makes a school great. Just because a school looks better does not mean the students scores are going to be better as well, it just means that money is being wasted on aesthetic value.

    August 26, 2010 at 10:01 am |
  143. Vanessa

    I think that the school environment matters somewhat. My family and I travel a lot. And if you are sitting in a prehistoric cave, reading about early man, it makes a difference. As long as the environment is based on the learning instead of a cool movie theater.

    August 26, 2010 at 10:40 am |
  144. Damion

    The focus should be on the teachers, students, and the education, not just fancy school buildings, buses, cafeterias, and gymnasiums.

    August 26, 2010 at 11:15 am |
  145. Sydney

    I think that A school DOES matter. The teachers also count but the school is what catches the students attention. A school for most normal kids can be boring and un-interesting. Bu tif schools were larger and more interesting it would get more students stimulated during ALL classes not just the subjects they are good at, and that they enjoy. So I think the school was not a waste of money, or time. The school wil have kids more interacted and stimulated with learning

    August 26, 2010 at 12:21 pm |
  146. Elizabeth

    My class believes that teachers are important. Also, they think the food should be good for them to learn!

    August 26, 2010 at 1:39 pm |
  147. Ms. C's Current Events Class

    We as a class, have decided that great teachers that spark our imagination, tasty food, a clean and orderly school, reasonable rules, outstanding curriculum, active sports programs, and having fun is what makes an awesome school.

    August 26, 2010 at 2:48 pm |
  148. Thakir

    I think the only way that you will have a good school is having nice teachers and lots of activities for students to participate in.

    August 26, 2010 at 4:36 pm |
  149. Sydney

    Teachers are the most important part to the best learning experiance. They help to teach and nurture students. But on the other hand having new technology and a nice enviroment helps, but only half the distance. Technology helps by making information more accessable, but Gallieo Galliei, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Maria Curie and Albert Einstein were some of the best scientists and geniuses who never had computers! They learned by teachers and other people or taught themselves using books and their genius brains. That shows that people can learn without computers, cell phones, MP3 players or anything else technologically advance. So although technology and a good enviroment aid us in our learning it is the teachers and conselors who provide us with the knowledge we need to know to make it through live and strive in college and our careers.

    August 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  150. Dave

    I feel as though the building is what matters the least in a teaching establishment. I think the money should have been spent on obtaining the greatest faculty, and teachers. Not to mention, the school costs entirely too much to attend.

    August 26, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  151. Kendy

    A good school is a combination of many things including good teachers. good students but also a good building. No one wants to go a run down school.

    August 26, 2010 at 7:04 pm |
  152. Chuckevia

    I think it is crazy to spend that much money on a school. The students are not going to learn better by sitting in comfy seat! I think all that money should be spent on buying books and materials for underprivilged students. Also by having clubs and fancy things the kids are just going to be coming to school for the fancy things and not for their education.

    August 26, 2010 at 7:37 pm |
  153. Malia

    I dont think its about what the school look likes or how much you payed for it ! , Its about the education , and the teachers ! So i dont think the students should worry about how much it cost , just how good the teachers are teaching and how the students are learning ! (:

    August 26, 2010 at 7:45 pm |
  154. nicole

    i think what makes a school good is that not by all those fancy thing but by the way the learning environment is like in my science class we have never got to our labs yet and it is because we have to keep stopping and is that a good learning enivornment so what i saw in that student news is very nice and cool things but i think the students there would just not take anything serious because of how they have all these cool thing like my school is nice a big but it is not as big as that school but that is good so that we can focuse more i bet the students there dont even pay attention but you never well that what i have to say

    August 26, 2010 at 9:42 pm |
  155. Ethan

    What make a school good? I think that teachers make a school good without the teachers the school would be nothing. The better the teachers the better the school.

    August 26, 2010 at 9:47 pm |
  156. Maizy

    I believe that a school isn't made from money. It's made from the people who have to go there on a daily basis. Although, a well-built school is nice, it shouldn't be the best thing about it. Teachers, students, and staff of the school is what makes a school good. Not the amount of money that goes into it.

    August 26, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  157. Megan

    I think what makes a school good, is yes, the teachers very much, but a little bit can be focused on the building itself because depending on the quality, this may encourage some students to work harder and achieve their goal to good grades.

    August 26, 2010 at 11:20 pm |
  158. emma

    i think good teachers are important. because school's primary purpose is education. so even if they build school looks fancy, it not gonna help to get knowledge.

    August 27, 2010 at 5:50 am |
  159. Linda

    I have to decide which highschool to applicate. If I can enter any highschool, I will go to school where teachers and friends are great, because it will help me to get better grades. Of course it is feeling awesome if I go to luxurious school. However it doesn't have anything to do with students's education. For students who really want to learn a lot from school, good teachers and students are what make great school.

    August 27, 2010 at 8:38 am |
  160. Enoc

    I think what makes a school good are the sports because then everyone would then be weak in class

    August 27, 2010 at 11:56 am |
  161. Francisco

    i believe that its the students and the teachers are important because the teachers are here to teach and the students are there to learn,but if the students don't learn its going to be on the teachers because they're not teaching.

    August 27, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  162. Denise

    I think whats makes a school better are the teacher and having healthy snacks so the students could be smart.

    August 27, 2010 at 12:03 pm |
  163. Denise

    I think whats makes a better school is to have after school programs so we could get good grades.

    August 27, 2010 at 12:09 pm |
  164. elizebet

    I think that the teachers make a good school because they are the ones that are educating the students and they are the ones who are responsible for their education. The students should also have blame for that but if the teachers don' t teach them the right stuff then how are they ever going to do good.

    August 27, 2010 at 12:52 pm |
  165. Zach

    i think that students and teachers make a school good. But on the other hand some students don't try to work in class. Therefore the teacher has to try to get them on track. The i f a teacher doesn't do a good job (which usually doesn't happen) then the student don't get a good education. Which really isn't fair to the students.

    August 27, 2010 at 12:59 pm |
  166. Leslie

    What makes school good is the teachers. If the teachers dont care if you pass or not , its not going to help you. Some people come from messed up familes or familes that dont care. Some people have no one to help or to make them do the right thinng and that's what we need teachers to do when no one wants to help the child the teacher should.

    August 27, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
  167. Andy

    I think that the building can make you want to go to school and think if they get such an expensice building then they really care about your education, but at the same time the teachers have to care also. They have to know the ways to teach and things.

    August 27, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  168. Abby

    I think its the teachers who make the school better. it doesn't matter where you learn or how you learn it, its the teachers who make it the best.

    August 27, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
  169. Trista

    I think all the decore would be great but maybe just a little distracting for some students. The teachers count the most. If a teacher has a bad attitude about school it will more than likely rub off on the students.

    August 27, 2010 at 8:39 pm |
  170. Simeone

    I think a school like that will be a better enivorment to learn in and they should have a lot of after school tutoring for the kids and if they don't get it. All the teachers should stay after school to help them get it they should be like one of the top schools since they just built this huge school that cost a lot of money they should be one of them. They would have to work harder. They have one of the coolest schools in the United States!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):)

    August 28, 2010 at 10:40 am |
  171. gabster

    I really think that the teachers are the ones who make a school a school.Without teachers students would be dumb as cork.

    August 28, 2010 at 11:45 am |
  172. Dave

    I would say that a good school is a place where you stay united and a place where you have fun going and no one has to force you. the place where no one judges you. the place where people understand you and your feeling and the place where carl is.

    August 28, 2010 at 8:02 pm |
  173. abigail

    i think ll the electronics help make the school a better place because it makes kids actullaly want to come to school and there really fun

    August 29, 2010 at 12:24 am |
  174. anne marie

    I think that good teachersand students that are willing to learn make a school great.

    August 29, 2010 at 1:15 pm |
  175. Alice

    No matter how good the school's facility is if the students in that school doesn't behave well, the school still looks bad, In other words, students are the ones who make the school good.

    August 29, 2010 at 6:58 pm |
  176. jessy

    I that the teachers make school better because they teach the students and they always are happy to teach.

    August 29, 2010 at 9:28 pm |
  177. Pearl

    Great Teachers and Great Students make a Great School! Great teachers will challenge the students and students who are inspired will accept the challenge. Not only will the students learn, they will actually have lots of fun while learning.

    August 30, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  178. Brianna

    It's the teachers that matter. It doesn't matter if it a fancy school if the teachers aren't willing to help the students. I think there needs to be a balance.

    August 30, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  179. Dacia

    what makes a school great is not the building its the students and teachers that makes a school a learning enviorment.

    August 30, 2010 at 9:17 pm |
  180. Samantha

    what makes a school great is the kind of learning that goes on.

    August 30, 2010 at 9:18 pm |
  181. Dacia

    What makes a school great is the kind of learning that they should be doing and the students and teachers they are surounded by.

    August 30, 2010 at 9:21 pm |
  182. keith

    It is the grades the student get what make the school good

    August 31, 2010 at 12:21 pm |
  183. jessica

    The one thing that i would change that would make our school better, would be to stop the bullying. I say stop the bullying because there is a lot of bullying done in this school and i think if there would be no bullying everyone would be nice to each other and we can all get along. Since we already have uniforms there would be no judgeing of the cloths. So if i had one thing to change to make my school better i would say bullying.

    August 31, 2010 at 12:30 pm |
  184. Zach

    This is for JJ if there isn't a teacher in a nice building what is the us. Teachers and parents are the thing about the school they make a school good.

    August 31, 2010 at 12:56 pm |
  185. Grant

    It is a combination of students, and teachers. Most of the credit goes to the teachers. However, the students need to cooperate. If the students all graduate and go to college, you need to give credit to the teachers for helping them. If the school is all fanied up, and only good at sports, the school will not be concidered good. it all depends on the teachers doing their job and having the students learn something. If you go back to what the sole reason for school was, it was to educate, not look fancy or just be good at sports. If the teachers are goood and do their job, the school will succeed and be concidered good.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:44 pm |
  186. Rachel

    I think things that make a school great are the teachers that teach in them. Although different facilities may help, teachers work the hardest to make it great.

    August 31, 2010 at 4:15 pm |
  187. Ms. Simpson's Class

    We think that it is teachers that are strict but can have fun too, one's who provide a fun learning environment. A good teacher would be someone who makes sure their students do well and are on task. If a student is doing bad, a good teacher would help that student do better. A great teacher is one who will do whatever it takes to get a student educated.

    August 31, 2010 at 4:36 pm |
  188. Jessica

    I think that t's not just one or the other. A school is made great by the balanced combnation of great staff, enthusiastic students, a suitable learning facility, an engaging learning program, and multiple fun and during school extra-curricular activities. The shool needs to know how to handle it's money well too. That "Taj Mahal" of a school is ridiculous! They expect it to las 100 years, but have you ever seen a shool bus? Those vinyl seats are gong to be written all over and ut up, those T.V. screens cracked to bits. It's such a waste of money! It wont last five years before it looks like a twenty year old bus.

    August 31, 2010 at 5:10 pm |
  189. lonnie

    i think what would make a school good is if kids would pay attention and eat a good breakfast and come prepared for class i dont think a better schoo would make students learn better

    August 31, 2010 at 6:51 pm |
  190. Cierra

    I believe that the building has nothing to do with our education but that it is all in our teachers, ourselves, and the activities that we can get involed in after and during school.

    August 31, 2010 at 7:15 pm |
  191. Lydia

    The facility matters only a tiny bit but its the teachers who matter most. I think that with a good teacher and an amazing program a student can learn anything. But even if you have the best facility in the world who is going to teach you?

    August 31, 2010 at 7:41 pm |
  192. natashia

    pay more money to get a school bus to pick kids so the can go to school and learn

    August 31, 2010 at 9:47 pm |
  193. Austin

    I don't think school is about all of the espensive stuff. It is only about the teachers.If you have teachers that explain things easily then you have a good school. You can have pinball machines or free soda all day but it won't matter unless you have good teachers for a good education.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:51 pm |
  194. kelsea

    well, what makes a scool better is the teachers. they are more inmportaint then the school its self.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  195. kelsea

    well, what makes a school better is the teachers. they are more importaint then the school its self.not spending like $500 thousoand on a school.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  196. Melanie

    A school dosent have to be big and fancy, A good school is made up of Students who are willing to learn and teachers willing to teach.

    August 31, 2010 at 11:52 pm |
  197. Jonathan

    I think what makes a school good is the teachers and technology. I think if we haves teachers with understanding personalities school will be much better. Also technology is another factor. Technology makes you pay attention more.

    September 1, 2010 at 9:05 am |
  198. Shelby

    I think what makes a good school is the teachers. If the teachers inside the school aren't interested in what there doing and actually care about what the students are doing the school nor the students will exceed because nobody cares.

    September 1, 2010 at 9:08 am |
  199. Austin

    having close friends to share the experience with.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:11 am |
  200. 3mily

    I think a good school would have teachers with a variety of ages. Older teachers are more experienced and can give more common sense knowledge.
    younger teachers, are usually fun, fresh and easy to get along with.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:12 am |
  201. Nobody

    schools shouldn't make us do things we hate, like tuck shirts in, because we grow to dislike teachers that punish us for not doing things.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:14 am |
  202. Brittani

    I think that the teachers who really get through to the students, and that can act as mentors make a school good. They help get the students prepared for their futures and they also help them with their problems. I think the the students who attend the school are also a big factor in making a school good. Without students who are there to help you when you need it and to be your friend, school would be pretty misrable

    September 1, 2010 at 10:14 am |
  203. Zane

    I think creativity is one of the best ways to teach. the reason we talk during the teacher's talking is because they are just saying the same thing in the same voice and always boring us. if they could capture our attention we would listen and have more fun doing our work. class is fun when the teacher is fun.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:14 am |
  204. savakucherin

    I think having teachers that are young and not 80 years old would bring fun and creativity to learning because they are full of energy and know how to make us pay attention.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  205. Taylor

    I think what makes a school good is a fun, young, active teacher who can keep students attention. I think a teacher who is energetic is right for the job, because they will keep the students awake and will make school more fun. I also think what makes a good school is having a choice of a lunch that you want. Also having interesting subjects in school would also be a nice thing.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  206. jcash96

    I think that what makes a school good is the teachers and the co-curricular classes because in South Carolina they are cutting back on a lot of the co-curricular classes due to budget cuts.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  207. chris

    i think what makes a school good is the teachers that don't do the same thing everyday. I also think that students should't argue with the teachers they should just accept what they did wrong and move on. Other than that teachers should just do different things everyday

    September 1, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  208. Ashley

    In my opinion I think teachers make a school good, but also students do too. It all depends on YOUR attitude and your determination you have for the school year.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  209. Logan

    I would find young teachers to teach who have a good sense of humor but can keep the student under control and teach the standards. I would not want a teacher where the kids are bored. I would get someone who can keep there attention and incorporate fun with learning. I would make sure that the art teacher would give art assignments to pot up in the hallway and that the classrooms are lively and colorful. I would also have punishments that kids truly would dislike to make them not want to get in trouble.If there was a complaint i would personally investigate and try to see the point of view of the student, teachers and parents.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  210. Shayla

    I think what makes is a school good is that when you come to school, you can learn new things but have fun doing it! No one wants to come to school and be bored the entire time. And it's the teachers who can really make teaching fun. You want a teacher who has a fun and unique way of teaching you what you need to learn. You look for that teacher that makes it fun coming to school:D

    September 1, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  211. dar9792

    I think what makes a school good is balance. I don't think that a school needs to be the best looking, but it does need to be in good shape. Also the teachers need to be good. Meaning that the teachers should be respectful, creative, and add a little bit of humor. The students need to be respectful to. The students should know when to talk, and when to be serious about learning.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  212. keykey100696

    WHAT MAKES MY SCHOOL GOOD IS THAT OUR TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS ALL MAKE SURE WE HAVE A PROMISING FUTURE TOWARDS HIGH SCHOOL AND A GOOD EDUCATION. I MAY DO BAD ON A TEST OR SOMETHING BUT I ALWAYS LEARN FROM IT.MY TEACHERS KNOW THAT THE STUDENTS ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE TIME THEY SPEND AFTER SCHOOL FOR MAKEUP WORK.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:17 am |
  213. Eva

    I think that a school is good when it provides a environment were students enjoy the education that that they are required to receive. When it not all work and all play, theres a balance. Also they put the money into the school and not other things. Good teachers and well behaved students good help make the school good. If it has everything a school is required to have.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:18 am |
  214. Chris

    I think that a good school is one with a safe and friendly environment and a good student body. Sure, the teachers need to do their job and give us a good education, but the students must do their jobs also. Another big factor is the safe key in school. If there is an actual type of an emergency, the teachers and administrators need to know what to do and how to do it. The students must cooperate and follow directions. The bottom line is that a good school is a safe school.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:36 am |
  215. Trapp97

    What makes a school good? To me I believe it's the love and respect throughout the school environment. I don't believe you have to attend a big school in a nice fancy neighborhood. When you come to school you come to learn so and many people have problems doing that with so many distractions.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:37 am |
  216. Amber

    A good school is a school with good teachers who care about their students. A good school is also a school that offers programs that helps the student prepare for college and life.

    September 1, 2010 at 11:23 am |
  217. Emani

    I thinks its the teachers that make the school so great. Wothout the teachers no on would teach and plus some teachers bring candy and and will treat you very nicely IF you respect them

    September 1, 2010 at 11:23 am |
  218. Renata

    Something that makes a school good, would be all the teachers and staff trying to do their best to help us as students succeed. We never no what we could be when we grow up, so the teachers and staff are helping us to be prepared for anything!

    September 1, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  219. anonymoussebastian

    in my opinion the thing that makes a school good i s the teachers cause they teach and let you learn so you can get a good job

    September 1, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  220. breakingracketstrev

    I think the teachers and the thing in it make a school good. I like a teacher thats has a sense of humor when needed and can be serious when it is time to be serious. I think there should be some good food to eat in the cafeteria that would make everything better.

    September 1, 2010 at 11:27 am |
  221. lightning kids;

    I think it needs to be a balance. The teacher is very important, but I feel like the student needs to be in a nice environment to really focus.

    September 1, 2010 at 11:49 am |
  222. Destiny

    I think the teachers are the ones who make a good school because they are the ones who are teaching and i also agree with the after school programs.

    September 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm |
  223. Landon

    Based on my post in the "Fix Our Schools" blog,its up to the students and the teachers to work together in a symbyosis.If this doesnt work out then i think the school will not be sucsessful.

    September 2, 2010 at 4:15 pm |
  224. brooke

    What makes a school good is when your teachers actually help you. Not ingoring your hand while its up or saying put your hand down.

    September 2, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  225. Devin

    I don't think a school should be luxuius and expensive to be good, it depends on the standerds and the teachers to be a good school, because if it's an expensive school it might cost more money, and most people don't have alot of money because they're paying for more impotant things, like bills and morgage. I will never ever go to that school.

    September 2, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  226. Wyatt

    I think that the schools around the us depend alot on the teachers. You have your nice teachers, your strict teachers, and your medium teachers...

    September 2, 2010 at 7:48 pm |
  227. michellea

    I think a school is better when it is more strick.But the teachers need to push us harder:)

    September 2, 2010 at 8:02 pm |
  228. Shakira

    What makes a school good is not the facility. A good facility is nice, but what makes the school good is the teachers. How well they know the material is key, too. Not just teaching out of the book because the students could learn that themselves. The extra activities and how they teach the material is good. If a teacher makes the material fun to learn then that's what I think they should do to make a school good. That facility they built is a huge waste of money, and it's not doing anything for the children but teaching them the luxuries in life which is not what they're in school for.

    September 3, 2010 at 2:05 pm |
  229. christine

    For me i think the teachers and the students make up a good school. i think adding or putting a lot of money toward a school is a waste. It just tells people they are all about looks and not the students. i think that some school should be more about their student and not on a look.They should spend money on material things and not on looks

    September 3, 2010 at 2:11 pm |
  230. *coRa*

    what i think that makes school good is the sports that some schools have. like my school has fitness/ p.e. every other day for some kids. it keeps kids fit and healthy. i think that its something that all schools should have. and what makes it fun is that they always have something ready to go. you get to talk/ hangout with your friends. its really cool because you're getting in shape by doing all of these fun activities and talking and i think that it burns a lot of calories for your body and you're having fun. what makes it even better is that you have the "stinky" boys in one part of the fitness area and the " good smelling" girls are in another part of the fitness so that way you're not smelling them, but when they come out.......you don't even wan to know..... well yeah......... bye

    September 3, 2010 at 7:43 pm |
  231. Bria

    The teachers are what make a school good. They encourage you to do your best when your parents aren't there to.

    September 4, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  232. Kylie

    I think what makes a school good has to do with the environment in which kids are being taught. There needs to be a mutual respect between the student and the teacher. Teachers need to be understanding but not too lenient and students need to put in effort to better their learning experience. I think that a big fancy school could be a little distracting at times. Nice learning equipment like computers and science labs are great, but going to school in a "hotel like" building could make a lot of kids, and teachers, alike feel out of the school environment. Which may jeopardize learning greatly.

    September 6, 2010 at 9:21 pm |
  233. Belisa

    The reason I say its the teachers that make a school good is because when at school they are the people we turn around and ask for help when needed.Also,when you think you can't accomplish something teachers are the main one's pushing you to try harder.

    September 7, 2010 at 12:16 am |
  234. Nick

    I know that in a good school their has to be teachers that dosnt constantly yell or one who barely speaks. The teacher has to be nice so the students wont act up in their class and the teacher has to talk about the topic long enough for the class to get the idea.

    September 8, 2010 at 1:33 pm |
  235. Kalene

    Why would you want to go to school at night. altleast when you go to school a 7:30a.m to 2:35 then your done for the day and dont have to go back.

    September 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm |
  236. shaNTAE

    I think what makes a good school is when they make learning fun and easy and have given homework that they have explained and repect the students religon.

    September 8, 2010 at 5:48 pm |
  237. Sarah

    I think that the teachers are the most important part of a school because they are the main part of the school- except for the principal and the superintendent. If there are no teachers, there is basically no school and no subject to be learning about.

    September 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm |
  238. Hunter

    I think you should have good teachers, that are great with kids, and make learning a lot of fun.

    September 9, 2010 at 4:09 pm |
  239. Melanie

    You have to have Students who are willing to learn and Teachers willing to teach. Also what the Teachers planning book is. You could be in the worst dumppiest, grose poor place and still learn. You dont need to have fancy things to learn. Yes I do get that Its nice to have nice materials and a nice school, but the school in California is way to much THATS REDICULIOUS. Kids dont need to have all that fancy stuff, thats nicer than a 5 star hotel. , that wasted money that could have went to other schools that need money to supply books and Art supplys ect. I think that wasting money on pointless things like that is stupid. That could of helped other school districts... Ya know?

    September 9, 2010 at 6:06 pm |
  240. Nate

    I think that it's mostly about the teachers. The teachers are who we listen to all day, and hopefully they have some fun activities for us to do daily.

    September 10, 2010 at 10:46 am |
  241. Rosario

    i think the teachers make the school rock the help us have a good adukachen .

    September 10, 2010 at 2:45 pm |
  242. Yovanka

    WOW!!!I WOULD LOVE TO GO TO THAT SCHOOL.OF COURSE IT PROBALY FUN TO LEARN THERE

    September 10, 2010 at 2:45 pm |
  243. Halo

    I think teachers make a school good. Their the ones who teach what there is to learn.

    September 10, 2010 at 8:32 pm |
  244. stelton

    Some people in America still say that the Muslim is a terrorist religion. That was not a wise decision to put a Mosque by ground zero. Another thing that I dissagree with is the fact that a PASTOR would want to burn a sacred book. If we put a church in there country that most people didn't approve of we would not like it if they put a video of a preacher saying,"we should burn their Bible" ON THE INTERNET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 11, 2010 at 11:16 am |
  245. stelton

    What makes a good school is a supportive staff and disciplinary action.

    September 11, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  246. Sarah

    No matter what happens in school, kids always need time to socialize with friends.

    September 13, 2010 at 8:40 am |
  247. Eden

    In my opinion, the teachers are what make a school great. When the teachers find a creative way to teach the facts, it doesn't matter what the facility looks like. Also, when a teacher is great, it encourages the students to be the best they can be.

    September 13, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  248. christian

    i think its the students and teachers that make the school better. good students, good school.

    September 13, 2010 at 5:44 pm |
  249. christian s.

    i think its the teachers and students that make the school better. good students good school!

    September 13, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  250. Samuel

    I believe a building in good shape helps you learn because if I went to school in a run down building me it would be depressing also all schools need supplies so kids can learn. Without nice teachers who their job well, students who work hard to do well and helpful, cooperative and encouraging parents.

    September 14, 2010 at 7:03 am |
  251. Caitlin

    I think what makes a school good is being able to see your friends everyday and socialize. Although, its hard having close friends in your class and trying not to socialize. Usually when students socialize instead of learning the lesson becomes harder than it needs to.

    September 14, 2010 at 9:37 pm |
  252. Colton

    I think after school programs make a school better because it disaplins kids and inimproves their attitude.

    September 15, 2010 at 10:34 am |
  253. Adam

    A school needs teachers and a pretty nice building . If the school has a really nice building but no good teachers or visa vera the school. If it hat a decent building with very good teachers it would be good because you do not need smart board and a million pieces of supplies in each room to run a good school. Also after school activities are not very important. There are lots of other places that can run the same activities without taking out from your school's budget. Also if schools had less programs there would be more hours of learning every day and the school year would be shorter and there would be more money for better teachers. Also we should only give pensions to the teacher of the year or a teacher that worked at a school for al least 25 years;. Also the teacher union make teachers hard to fire even if they are bad lastly nobody should steal from our schools because that is like stealing from thousands of kid's education.

    September 15, 2010 at 4:02 pm |
  254. JONATHAN

    Having a big school with lots of books and computers will be a nice enviorment for the students and teachers .

    September 16, 2010 at 11:51 pm |
  255. damie

    do you know what makes the school great the food and the toys

    September 17, 2010 at 2:57 pm |
  256. Alpha

    If we give difrint food everyday and every weeks.

    September 17, 2010 at 3:04 pm |
  257. Jacky

    Mack the school clean for ever and ever and for the hole month and the hole year to.

    September 17, 2010 at 3:04 pm |
  258. Michael

    I think the school is special because of the teachers. You could have no school, but teachers. Books can be our teachers. Parents can be our teachers. The usual teacher we think of can be a teacher. T.V. can be a teacher. Internet can be a teacher. Newspapers can be a teacher. You can't have extracurricular activities without teachers. If we never had teachers, we would have no clue what to do, what is going on around us, or anything.

    September 18, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  259. Misaki

    I think my school will be ameliorated by the school rules and equality,because my school doesn't have a school bell and we are not allowed to use mechanical pencils. Also equality because the teachers' room has an air conditioner and they are allowed to drink coffee
    and so I think teachers and students should be free, and students' rooms only have fans. Also teachers can use sofas ,while students can't sit on them except for special occasions 😦

    September 18, 2010 at 7:22 pm |
  260. wiliam

    NOTHING EXCEPT FOR LUNCH AND GYM

    September 20, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  261. Ceci

    i think its the teachers. they are the ones who put all their time and hard work into trying to make us better and smarter people. the teachers that push u way to close to the edge are the ones who make it worth while

    September 21, 2010 at 12:14 am |
  262. Tana

    I think in order to have a good school you need good teachers that are willing to make a great diffrence in the students lifes and help in having an awsome education that could take them anywere there little hearts desire. Teachers need to make school fun for learning to keep the students interested and willing to come back for more!

    September 21, 2010 at 12:39 pm |
  263. Jess

    I think attitude makes a good school. It all depends on a personal preference and if your willing to try and make it good then it is more likely to be that way.
    The teachers at the school should be patient and try many different methods of teaching, being a knowledgeable adults does not make a good teacher unless that person knows how to relate it to their students.
    Administration, such as the principle, should be open to knew ideas. They should know how to enforce school rules but not be completely stuck on them.
    The programs that a school offers are also very important. Without having a wide variety not all students will be able to find things they enjoy, so they will not be active.

    September 21, 2010 at 12:40 pm |
  264. Janessa

    What makes a school good? I believe the reason a school is good is it's sense of community. If the teachers and students all get along, then everyone should be happy. I still believe that the teachers need to be in charge and have control over the students, but if they get along and learn together and from each other they will be learning in a good environment and with good people. Everyone will be learning from each other and the sense of community will make the school more peaceful and a better place to want to come to, to learn.

    September 21, 2010 at 1:27 pm |
  265. london

    To me the most important thing to make a good school is how supportive teachers are and try to make learning fun, because if it,s fun it makes the students pay attention and work hard when it is more interesting

    September 21, 2010 at 1:45 pm |
  266. Lauren

    What makes a school good? The school as a whole! If you have a nasty facility, no students would want to come to school. If you have bad students, the students that want to learn and behave won't be able to. If you have bad teachers, the students will not be able to understand. If you have bad lunches, all the students will be too focused on their stomach ache to pay attention in class. If there are bad administrators and a bad disciplinary system, the school will crash and burn.

    September 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm |
  267. kenneth

    salmon or no salmon. i'd rather eat fresh fish than genetically altered ones

    September 21, 2010 at 9:06 pm |
  268. Dacoda

    its not about the facilities its about the teachers if you dont have good teachers then you dont have a good education

    September 21, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  269. Chyeann

    I think having a good environment at around school makes it a good school. As well as having teachers who are willing to teach, and students who are willing to learn. That is what makes a school a good school.

    September 22, 2010 at 2:40 pm |
  270. Brandon

    I think what makes a school good all of those.The teachers need to be fun but serious.The students need to focus on school.The school needs to be in tip top shape.

    September 22, 2010 at 2:41 pm |
  271. Anonymous

    both you have to have a good school to do good but also you need good teachers to teach the kids what they need to know.

    September 22, 2010 at 3:19 pm |
  272. Alan

    In my opinion, the teachers are what make a school great. When the teachers find a creative way to teach the facts, it doesn't matter what the facility looks like. Also, when a teacher is great, it encourages the students to be the best they can be.

    September 22, 2010 at 3:22 pm |
  273. Dakota

    A thing that's makes a school good is the teachers and all the students because that"s the main thing in a school it's not just the desks and all the windows it's us !!!!!:)

    September 22, 2010 at 5:58 pm |
  274. meghan

    the teachers are great but why does the building?

    September 22, 2010 at 7:05 pm |
  275. Mayra

    What Makes A School Good Is The Teachers & The Students That Work Hard .

    September 22, 2010 at 9:53 pm |
  276. Madi

    Nothing ever makes school good. I mean I'm a student and I honestly don't like school at all!!!!! =]

    September 22, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  277. Nathaniel

    It doesnt matter the size or how comfortable it is or the after school activities what matters most is the Teachers A school wouldnt be a school with out teachers

    September 23, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  278. Mollie

    you would not need a big luxury school, but you wouldn't want a small crappy school either. in between is perfect

    September 23, 2010 at 6:49 pm |
  279. Gabriela

    Something that makes school good is everything, especially the programs because school would be boring if we only had to learn math, science, history and nothing exciting!!!

    September 24, 2010 at 9:45 am |
  280. Ever

    What makes a school good? Well of course its the teachers because without them we wouldnt be able to learn. I dont like school but it helps me learn about stuff i never seen or heard of thats my opinion bye.

    September 24, 2010 at 9:57 am |
  281. felipe90

    i think the teacher is wat macks a or the school better:) ............................

    😦

    September 24, 2010 at 9:58 am |
  282. jordan

    i think teachers make a school good. it is insane to have that big of a school. it should be a regular sized school like any other school.

    September 24, 2010 at 9:58 am |
  283. cristal

    nothing makes school good school stinks its so boring you just sit there and here them talk and talk.BORING!!!

    September 24, 2010 at 10:02 am |
  284. Paolo

    I think that the teachers are the ones that make a school better. Schools are about getting education, test are to test your memory and mind. I don't really like school but whats done is done besides I want to learn more education and facts.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:02 am |
  285. Cheyanne

    What makes a school good is the teachers and the students themself. Most teachers take time for the students. The students work hard to get an education.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:03 am |
  286. marellyn

    we should have good teachers, fun classes, but that teach us. and a school that goes green. and less homework.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:03 am |
  287. Graciela

    I Think when we go to school , we should learn but also have fun at the same time ! 😀

    September 24, 2010 at 10:06 am |
  288. Lexi

    I think that school is half good. But if teachers want to make school good then they have to have nice not mean at all teachers. Plus if you dont like school then thats their opinion. But school is ok.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:08 am |
  289. Tatyana

    I think what makes a good school is the students parents because they probably payed for most of it! Maybe also rich parents thats how they had to pay that much! I also think that the teachers make the school better because the teachers want to help you and encourage you!:)

    September 24, 2010 at 10:12 am |
  290. JORDY

    is to have good teachers. to have good student. to have shoter class

    September 24, 2010 at 10:14 am |
  291. naseer

    what makes a school good are nice teacher no bullies good school lunches

    September 24, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  292. Ke$ha

    What makes a school good is great teachers that are very involved with what they do, and working with kids. And kids that work hard and try there best to get the best grade they can.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  293. Domity

    a fansy school sometimes may not be a good i dea because it will be difficult for students to pay attention in school.they will be too busy paying attention to the fansy things.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:17 am |
  294. Ariel

    School is good because. By learning you can get a career. The teachers put hard work to make us be something in the future.We should thanks the school for the hard work.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:18 am |
  295. Ke$ha

    For Madi. How can you not like school, if you don't to school how are you going to get a good education and carrer. If you put effort in you probly will like it. An you can talk with friend s there, or make new ones.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  296. SB

    I think the teachers make the school good. They are the ones that help us get a good education. The students make a good school to. By working hard on learning.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  297. legit

    i think that would be a nice shool to go to they would have nice teachers and students. but i also think that huge and expencive of a school would be snoby

    September 24, 2010 at 10:25 am |
  298. Ostin

    the after school things i just like that . i like to play with my firend. that is why i like school

    September 24, 2010 at 10:28 am |
  299. Daniela

    Making a school better i guess the teacher and students in the school. Maybe how you treat it keep it clean. 😀

    September 24, 2010 at 10:31 am |
  300. Hannah

    What makes school good is the teachers and all of the new friends you can make!!!! Learning isn't very fun. Well, sometimes it is. 🙂

    September 24, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
  301. Zuhayr

    I think that money does not at all affect how good a school is. As long as you have good teachers, and enough supply, a school with half as much funding as the school in L.a could be the same, or even better.
    Just think of how schools were ran about 200 years ago.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:26 pm |
  302. Shannyea

    It matters what the school building is like. What kid want a dusty gym floor. But the teachers are the thing that mostly matters. teachers help with smarts, and guidence.so ithink that the teachers matter the most. on the other hand with me being a person who plays sports i have to keep my grades up so it is hard to play one of your favorite sports and have to keep your grades up so after school programs help two.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:35 pm |
  303. Ryan

    i think the teachers make a good school. if there was a good building than it wouldnt make a difference. so yea.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:38 pm |
  304. Maryanne

    What makes a school good is that we have teachers. Teachers help us to make us smart. Everything makes school good!

    September 24, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
  305. melissa

    mpes has a completly green school for 3-5 grade i think each school is uniquce. but most of all its friends ❤ =]

    September 24, 2010 at 1:47 pm |
  306. Loc

    the things that make school good is good teachers, good rules, and good lunch!!! :):):):):):):):):)

    September 24, 2010 at 1:50 pm |
  307. Darlene and Tatiana

    to have a good school you need go education and good teacher . Good books and good sudents that listen to the teacher.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:54 pm |
  308. Katie

    Good teachers make a great school. The better the teachers, the higher the passing rate, and the more want to stay in school.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:56 pm |
  309. Xina

    I think that if they fired the teachers and just let us do online work. or teachers should try to make it funnier but honestly i don't lyk school at all.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm |
  310. Kelly

    i think what makes a school good is the teachers.Also i think it's the way you understand it .

    September 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm |
  311. wendy

    when you make your school good you will want to end the year when the school is good alot of people will want to come to the school. and learn

    September 24, 2010 at 2:01 pm |
  312. wendy

    when you make your school good you will want to end the year when the school is good alot of people will want to come to the school. and learn and do good thing inster of dad thangs.

    September 24, 2010 at 2:02 pm |
  313. Amanda

    I dont like school that much but I love math class. I think they need to get nice teachers.

    September 24, 2010 at 2:03 pm |
  314. james

    I honestly hate going to school in the moring. teachers are just there to get there fair share of money and the students are just there to learn. so if anything it would have to be the tech.

    September 24, 2010 at 2:04 pm |
  315. wendy

    when you make a good school every body will like your school and want to come to your school every body will bring their children

    September 24, 2010 at 2:09 pm |
  316. wendy

    when you make a good school every body will like your school and want to come to your school every body will bring their children to learn

    September 24, 2010 at 2:09 pm |
  317. Ava

    What makes a school is the teachers and activities or sports. As a jr. high student it gets harder but the teachers are there to help with any questions. So teachers are a big thing! If they weren't there then you would be left to figure things out on your own.

    September 24, 2010 at 7:50 pm |
  318. renae

    i think that its the teachers and the students that make a school good!

    September 26, 2010 at 3:08 pm |
  319. Sydney

    When yu have good teachers who are willing to let a child speak once in a while. Also when you have students who show respect to what they get because when you think about it not a lot of kids have this kind of opportunity.

    September 26, 2010 at 9:22 pm |
  320. laniciana

    the worst type of bullying is words.things can hurt people more than physical things and the bullys dont realise it because they've never benn bullied before.

    September 27, 2010 at 9:22 am |
  321. Anna

    what makes a school good are the teachers.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:03 am |
  322. Trinity

    The teachers are a big part of school. A good school needs communication with the teachers as well as the students. The Students need people other than parents to talk to. If the teachers talked to the students about other things, that would explain the grade issues.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:57 am |
  323. Jeanette

    Apart from the students, I think its the teachers that make a school a good or bad school. Teachers that are devoted and encourage their students to ask for help tend to be the good teachers, I would've failed classes if it wasn't for teachers giving up some of their time at lunch or after school to give me the extra help.

    September 27, 2010 at 12:53 pm |
  324. Heaven

    I think that its a combonation of teachers and kids. becuase if u have fantastic kids,it make learning easier, now, there is no such thing as perfect kids but ones whom really try hard in what they do, and teachers becuase, a teacher csn show you how to do somthing, and then go on. we need good teachers whom know what the student needs how to explain it and knows how to answer questions... thats what i would love in my school...

    September 27, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  325. taylor

    I think what makes a school good is not the rooms or the building, but the education that your getting, nice,yet pushing teachers, good food, and feeling like your at home, however, i am not saying you should spend thousands of dollars making it feel like home to the students.

    September 27, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  326. Preston

    I think that teachers make the school good because if there are no teachers then how will the kids learn and if they learn then they will like the teachers of staff. That is what make the school the best, or other school it might not make better. They realy don't care!

    September 28, 2010 at 10:09 am |
  327. Kaylee

    I think the teachers are the thing that make a school, "a good school" because they are the ones that give us our education. Also if they are mean then we won't learn as well, but if they are nice then they will make it more fun to learn.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:31 am |
  328. Katie

    I think its the teachers and the way the students behave. If the teachers are paying attieon and getting involved with the students schools would be better. But the students do have an effect how you or they treat other people will also matter in the goodness of the school, if the students treat each other respectfuly then the schoool is better and the students might feel better about going to school, but treating each other disrecptfuly then the students wont want to go to school and there wont be a peacefull learing place.

    October 8, 2010 at 4:15 pm |
  329. Grason

    The fact that someone would spend $578 million dollars building a school is outrageous. Good teachers are the cause of a good school. They teach kids new ways to learn and how to find new interests. It is useless to spend so much money on the school building if you dont have good teachers to back it up.

    October 12, 2010 at 5:13 pm |