I taught high school math many years ago. I found the majority of students coming into high school hate math. The HS math teachers must not only teach math principles and operations, but un-teach them the many bad attitudes and concepts they learned in elementary school. They come to you hating math because their previous teachers hated math.IMO
The students need a basic ability in arithmetic and you are right about the students hating math. Someone needs to figure out a way of making math less hated.
It isn’t because the math teachers are not enthusiastic, those I had loved the subject and you could tell it.
Don’t expect many passers if geometry and trigonometry were involved. And even math teachers hate statistics.