I use Dreamweaver4/Fireworks4 as a Suite.
You can get the suite pretty cheap from www.creationengine.com unless your
school has it...
DW/FW is generally the pro-designers choice, but has many more options over
FrontPage can be easy to use, but also frustrating as some of the extensions
do not work on some
Since DW/FW is loaded with stuff to use, it can be a bit intimidating at
first, but once you figure it out. It is awesome.
You can get a CIB (classrom in a box) for most web software and is very good
at guiding you through basic and advanced stuff.
If you need hosting, I do offer reasonably priced hosting to both teachers
and students, mainly on a word of mouth basis. If your interested in
hosting, contact me, it's $50.00 year for 50meg and 1gig of transfer.
I do host some from the GettyList.