this school is absolutly horrible the kids here are very ghetto and disrespectful to thier teachers. also the teachers sometime do not like the kids an don't treat them the same as other students in the class this is why i think this is a horrible school for any student to go to that really wants to suceed in life not jus get by
I think that Sam Houston high school is an awsome school. It was my first year here as a freshman and i felt well at home. My teachers pushed me to do my best and give good advice about life if asked for it. Its not the schools fault for the reputation the kids made but now its up to us to change that...
I also am a current student here. It may not be the best schools around, but I love it. They have good activities and they give you great deals that will help you even after high school. I actually don't complain at all of coming to this school
Well I'm a student here and I truly think that Sam Houston High School is the best school in AISD. Sam Houston is a very great school,and I;m in the marching band and it an honor to be with these guys here. They are friendly and the only reason people think this is a bad school is because other school don't think we have the ability to do good at Sam Houston,but that wrong Sam Houston is fantastic!!!
Sam Houston is a good high school. The same negative feedback that is given to Sam Houston is also at other high schools, if not more. The teachers are dedicated. The students at Sam Houston are proud to be Sam Houston Texans and it is a very safe environment. The entire staff is awesome and I'm very proud of them. It's all about the children and it does take a village, parents, and alumni's. Now who will stand up?
This is an awesome school. I get tired of people saying it's bad, when really the problem is that some kids just don't want to do their best. That is not the school's fault, that is strictly the student population's fault. The faculty and administrators do a great job.
Sam Houston High School faces challenges that other high schools in Arlington cannot begin to imagine. The faculty and staff are fantastic! That is especially true of th Special Ed department. Children can receive an excellent education there, but they need to come to school ready to learn and put forth the necessary effort. Most of the problems at this school are directly tied to the low socio-economic level of the students. There is little to no parental involvement at the school. Many of the students and their parents to do not value education. That is not the fault of the school or the staff. The school population is very ethnically diverse. This school has recently become an International Baccalaureate School.
I think Sam Houston is a very good school. Even though people say it's bad, they do not really know because most of them have not actually attended this school. I have attended this school and I know what it's really like--it's really a good school! The teacher's are great, the students have a lot of potential, and the school spirit is transcending. Plus, there are honors classes to challenge the students and dedicated clubs/spirit groups to help get the students involved. Overall, this is a great school :)
Well I would like to say that if your child has any type of learning problems this would not be the school for him or her, as a parent I have heard from counselors personally saying it is due to funding they have. I would not personally recommend the school to a friend. We should have dedicated teachers to want to educate our children rather than pass them along due to the fact that it will cost them money to keep them back and re-teach!
I am a former student of SHHS , and while the teachers there may become your best friend they fail to educate you. Often we would watch a movie in class and get piles of homework we knew nothing about.
The school, though quite old, has very good facilities. The athletic facilities, however, leave something to be desired. The schools friendly staff makes this school a pleasurable learning environment.
The facility is really nice, however, the sports are not well, and the school has a negative association. Out of all the public AISD High Schools this would be the absolute last choice.
The quality of education at this school is dictated by the behavior in many classes. Some students are very low due to transiency and lack of respect for education; thus, they cause disruption. However, there are many good kids there, and they do not get enough press.
Sam Houston is a very poor academic high school for our children. My daughter who is a senior at sam houston high school, has told me that she can't even get to class on time becuase of the many many students that block the entrance to her class room. She has been tardy to class three times already. And I believe that it isn't her fault.
Sam Houston High School offers AP courses just like any other high school. The only thing that separates this high school from others is the economic challenges it faces with the community. The community familes are usually lower paid individuals which sometimes come from single parent homes. However, my daughter attends this school and I am proud that she does. She is involved in AP courses, in the honor roll program and in the band. However, the level of parent involvement is not as high as it should be.
I am currently a student at SHHS (not a parent) and I think the school is as good as (if not better than) any other school in AISD.
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