Regarding reputation, there is a prestigious private school in my hometown which is obsessed with their reputation. It's where the wealthy families send their children.
However, the school is rife with alcohol and drug use. Their school parties were out of control and they even had a few school students who were sent away to rehab down South.
The school successfully covered it all up until a few years ago when one of the students died from a drug overdose and the case went to court for manslaughter/negligence because her friends didn't call an ambulance for fear of getting into trouble. One of the teenagers on the witness stand spoke about the massive drug culture at the school.
After this all happened, the school was compelled to start an enhanced drug education program in classrooms. They should have started it long before this tragedy occurred, but they were too concerned with their reputation.
My friends who went there also had A LOT of help with school work from their teachers and it was widely known that students whose parents donated a lot of money always got really good grades
I never think much about reputation now.