I attended Aledo schools since kindergarten through my senior year. Aledo is not only competitive in sports but also in academics as well. It is very challenging to be in the top ten percent, as I was not but I had a 95 GPA. The high school is wonderful, teachers are great, and I feel that I was so lucky to attend such a great school! Don't let bitter parents whose kids may not have made a certain team or something be bitter and fool you with their opinion of Aledo high school! Take my opinion, an actual student who attended Aledo. It is a very challenging school, you get penalized for turning in HW late, you cannot retake quizzes and tests just because. You genuinely have to work hard for the grades you recieve.
Do not move to this area because of the schools. They are not friendly to previous homeschoolers and if you are not from this area you are treated as an outsider. Everything Aledo is sports. If you are an academic and want to get a great education, this is NOT the place for you. If you want a watered down education where it is impossible to fail and easy to get good grades, this is the place for you. Teachers allow students to retake tests and homework until they get a 70%. You are allowed to turn in homework whenever you want with no penalty. This is NOT getting our kids ready for the real world. You won't have a job long if you turn your work in when you feel like it or if you have to redo it several times to get something that will pass. This is Aledo. Its all about athletics not education.
I love going to school here. All of my teachers are willing to go the extra mile to help me, even letting me stay before/after school in their class to get help with my work. If I have a question, i'm never afraid to ask. I never have problems with how the teachers teach and the assignments they give us. It's a very challenging school district, but the rewards are worth it.
My daughter has been in the Aledo ISD since kindergarten. She has learned so much more compared to her friends that attend other districts. The teachers are always accessible for both parents and students. The campuses are well maintained and provide a safe and inviting atmosphere for students to learn.
AHS has wonderful athletics programs, but not to the detriment of academics. If you select the right AP courses and teachers, your child will be well-prepared for college. I say this as an alumnus of Fort Worth ISD's "best" magnet schools. Unless you enjoy TSA-style pat downs, metal detectors, and drive-by shootings, you should abandon the abysmal, dangerous FWISD and head west for Aledo.
As a parent who researched the entire area around Ft Worth when f aced with a big move from Florida I have to say that my husband and I CHOSE Aledo based upon the school district and its perfomance. My daughter has thrived in this environment and we have chosen to stay here because of it until she graduates from high school. She is not athletically inclined and I do not begrudge the district or the community its love of sports. Remember, the community voted for the bond issue that built that stadium and I, for one, am proud to be a part of a small town who is willing to go the extra mile for their kids. She will graduate from a wonderful school with top grades and a great education.
The teachers and staff work well with both the students and the parents to ensure that each child's educational goals are achieved.
This is a warm, safe, challenging environment. The faculty seem happy and very engaging. The athletics is second to none and the facilities are excellent. My child attends this school and I have substituted a few times to check out the campus and the kids. As an old High School AP teacher, it has a very good academic program.
It's an A+ school. The enviornment is great, the students are great, and the extracurricular activity opportunities are endless. Aledo Class of 2011!
I graduated from Aledo several years back and overall think that it is a good school. Obviously the parents on here that are saying there are no activites besides sports have not done their research because I actually took a photography class and my brother took several of the history elective classes that they offer and they were adding more and more class offerings every year. I am sorry, but I think that the problem is that people are expecting too much for a school that only graduates 300 students tops every year. If you are looking for a safe environment with a good education system and a small town feel, Aledo is a great choice.
I think Aledo has a great school program, we (When I say 'we' I am NOT including myself) are a little crazy about sports, but when you overlook that, we have great things to offer the students. The only thing I have to say about Aledo is there are tight groups of friends, and some can be a bit snobby. But, hey, it's highschool! You'll get that anywhere. Once you get involved it makes it much easier to make friends. We have great sports, theatre, arts, and our band is amazing!
I have to disagree with the parent regarding gowth, special needs and sports. We have been here 9 years, our child was barely passing w/SEVERE DYSLEXIA. He is now a SR., finished the TAKS last yr., does well in school, starter in his sport, and has great friends, neighbors, families, teachers, coaches, ect. And makeing college plans. Aledo offers alot more than just sports. Get involved, you will love it. GO ALEDO/GO BEARCATS!!!
Every here has a legitimate comment, in my opinion. The lack of school books is very odd considering the money that went into the stadium. Definitely shows wrong priorities. Families don't need expensive stadium to 'get together' to show community fellowship....just gather and be grateful! It does seem that the schools need more art focus. But, hey...it's rural land and maybe rednecks are more interested in football than violins.
I disagree with the people that say that Aledo overlooks the arts program. I am a member of the band, and we receive a lot of support and praise from the community. A lot of emphasis is placed on sports, but this is to be expected in a small town.
Wow!!! It is amazing how some of you 'parents' are bad mouthing our schools. First and foremost why are you here? Why did you pick Aledo to raise your family? Surely your not one of those who are here because of the 'name', because Aledo is known for our beautiful landscapes, and yes, our beautiful communities of beautiful houses. If you don't like it by all means GET OUT!!! We don't need people like you in our schools. As far as drugs go if you know so much how come you haven't done anything about it. Did you call the Superintendent? Did you call the Police? What have you done? Yes we love sports, doesn't all small towns do? Look on the positive side our kids graduate with the one of the highest levels around. The district is focused on ALL kids going to college. GO BEARCATS!!!!
The school district has changed a lot since it has started to grow in Aledo. The test scores seem to be dropping year by year. Also, the district does not have the best options for children with special needs. (but, if you play sports the options are endless!)
The disctric seems to care about they LOOK to other people rather than what is best for the kids. When you first drive into Aledo you can see the large multi million dollar football field. However, when it comes to what matters like the education 'choices' there are not many choices.
I went to Crowley until I was in 9th grade. Aledo schools are by far the best. They have a great education. The teachers are great. And the sports are great. I love this school! If you think its 'overrated' you should go there for a day as a student and see if you feel the same way because this is a wonderful school!
This school does put a lot of emphasis on sports. That's fantastic if your child plays every sport, but for those of us who go to school to receive an education, this system is way under par. Most regular classes I can sleep through and still receive 95+ averages.
My son is under an ARD program with Aledo High School. There has not been any school that my son has attended that has cared as much about his education and success as the staff at AHS. I am very pleased with everyone who has contact with my son. Excellent.
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