My experience with this school is wretched at best. Although it has a highly gifted program, the block period schedule gives students extremely minimal opportunities for learning because the classes are so long, boring, and sleep-inducing. The school sports teams, which could be so great, do not flourish and are instead repeatedly asskicked by Eastern. The death and theft rates are awfully high, and many of the extremely intelligent students are unable to reach their full potential because of the limitations of the school. In addition, the school building itself is metaphorically falling apart. Vile, rich, preppy, self-entitled robots from the west side of the county, coupled with an ever-changing, failed administration, make the entire place unfriendly. You were the chosen school, Takoma Park. You could have been so great, but Eastern is better because the kids are smarter (intellectually and street-wise) seeing as the other half of the students come mostly from the ghettos of *gasp* PG county.