(a.k.a. "Where Gum Goes To Die")
This laughable excuse for an educational institution is populated by administrators who have superiority complexes and students who probably could not find their own asses on a map. This school's idea of "diversity" is Irish Catholics vs. Italian Catholics. The only half-decent thing about this place is the teachers, the majority of whom are highly intelligent and wonderful people whose only mistake is to be teaching at this hellhole.
When I graduate from Our Lady of Lourdes High School, I am burning my $60 uniform shoes in Papa John's office.
A Catholic, private high school located Poughkeepsie, NY. It technically lies in the town, however, is only a short drive from the heart of the city. While this in itself would be enough to create a diverse student body, the school also attracts students from the sticks of Dover and Hyde Park, the ghetto of Newburgh, and the privileged suburbias of Spackenkill and Arlington, along with other surrounding towns. Nevertheless, this diversity in hometowns does not affect the makeup of the student body. About 90% of the population is caucasion, and the difference in hometown, only creates difference in the "type" of white kid one is. (i.e. rich kid, country kid, city kid, goth kid etc.) Each year, over 95% of graduating seniors go onto a four-year of two-year college, making Lourdes very attractive to parents who can afford tuition. AP and college-level courses are offered, but are not yet as widely available to students as the administration would have you believe.
The teachers and administration of Lourdes are as diverse as the student body. As many students will attest to, the teachers range in everything from appearance, to nationality, to sexual orientation, to teaching skill. This is not to say, however, in any way, that the teachers and administration are not satisfactory, they are, in fact, top-notch teachers and, more importantly, people. In the spring of 2005, some of the administration were involved in a "racism" scandal that captured the attention of th...
Located in Poughkeepsie, NY
, this is a Catholic high school where dreams go to die. Many parents, clearly unaware of the favoritism
, shitty and questionable ethics
, and the hiring of teachers that belong no where near students, send their children there to grow and learn in those tough high school years, but instead, their children graduate and are sent away with nothing more than a new found hatred for religion and the bigoted
assholes that run the school. Not only do they take all of your money in tuition, they suck every last dollar of your parents paycheck, such as when they take $60 from you so you can walk up and down a road twice and call it a fundraiser. If you don't pay, they get pissy and take it out on you. Save the $28,000 you'll pay in 4 years tuition
and put it towards college.
Kid 1: Where do you go to school?
Kid 2: Our Lady of Lourdes High School
Kid 1: -hands gun-
Kid 2: -silently nods-