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9-12
Public
Arlington, TX
Students enrolled: 1,937
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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1071 Turner Warnell Road
Arlington, TX 76001

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(817) 299-7400
(817) 473-5732
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October 25, 2014
My children are new to the school and have adjusted far quicker and more easily than they or I had expected. They have been genuinely welcomed by students, which was a concern since others have had years to build friendships and my kids came in knowing no one. They have made friends easily and have had no issues with the normal teenage drama we've dealt with at other schools. Both of my kids are in advanced placement courses and I am pleased with the level of instruction and the access to additional help, when needed. My kids are happy and excelling. Staff has been very supportive. Additionally, I have noticed that parent participation is higher than what I've seen at other high schools. Summit was a great choice for us and I would highly recommend the school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2014
I am very pleased with this school and the MISD district. There are all kinds of resources available and my kids really appreciate the IPads as opposed to lugging back - breaking book bags around. Students and staff are friendly with very few exceptions. Good fit for us.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
Summit is a fantastic school for students and families. It consistently has more students make all-state band than any other in the area. Our Academic Decathlon team has placed highly in the state contest for many years. We have strong athletic and especially academic programs with teachers and staff who genuinely care about the school. We have a wonderful diversity of students, both ethnically and economically, like the real world, but everyone works together well. There are issues like at any other high school, but I do not believe that there is a better place for learning not only "book work" but also about the real world and how to work with those people who may be different than yourself. Summit was only 1 of 11 Tarrant County high schools to make the recent US News rankings of "Best Schools", no other Arlington or Mansfield ISD school made the list. Generally, negative things people hear about Summit are from those who do not go there or who look at the ethnic makeup and make assumptions. Summit is an Awesome School. Summit Love!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
Love it... Everyone at the school seems to do their own thing not causing many problems with other students. I also like their dual credit classes they offer to get in college hours.

- submitted by a student
March 25, 2014
Mansfield Summit is a fun school! Everyone there just seems very chill haha. I came from Bowie High and moving here to MISD was a HUGE difference. They offer so much more programs and activities. Also Summit alone has more clubs to offer than some other high schools I visited before attending here. Another thing is the sports at this high school is just great. I plan on trying out for football next school year and maybe even Cross Country hahaha if I can handle it.

- submitted by a community member
December 13, 2013
To the parent bashing me personally for my son's locker being broken into ( learned this later) and having IPAD stolen. I am paying this back, despite it being an economic burden. My son was not at fault, if anything I think it was interesting that the gym and locker were both locked, and it was still stolen-- and I was responsible .For something that have been their fault by the Contract you keep referring to.. BTW are you a Mansfield ISD employee? If so, then you should know as a textbook it should be waived in my situation. Interestingly enough that has been wiped out of the new "contract" for 2013/2014. By the way, you do not seem folksy when you write shoulda when telling someone "like it is". I can freely admit that my education was sporadic due to unfortunate child hood circumstances, but even I know that is improper grammar. In short, stay away from this school. I am removing my AP student at the end of this year. I will be leaving MISD. Good luck to those of you that stay.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
In the year 2013, the only year I have had the "pleasure" to attended Summit High School, it has been the worse academic year ever. I moved from a nice community in California to a nice community in Texas in hope that I would still be going to a nice school. Summit is the exact opposite of what I had in mind, the kids smoke and fight all year long and instead talking in civil tones to one another they yell as if one is the other's parent. The children disrespect the teachers all throughout class and the teachers, more than likely, won't do anything about it. And as if the attitudes the children carry towards the teachers weren't bad enough now they give each child an iPad, the iPads were their (the school district's) worse idea by far. iPads are stolen all throughout the year and are a hassle for the teachers who have to yell to get the children's attention away from the iPads, in hope that once they have their attention they MAY be able to teach their planned lesson. Over all this school is an academic travesty.

- submitted by a student
May 20, 2013
Oh okay. My review was deleted again. Why you ask? Because the truth hurts. Apparently you can't warn everyone about this "school" if it doesn't benefit them. There are a ton of issues that people aren't allowed to know I guess. I never named names or used obscene language yet the truth is deleted. Okay Summit. Parents: Look more into this place before you send your poor child here.

- submitted by a community member
May 05, 2013
To parent that has a child w stolen ipad first of all sorry-that stinks! But I suggest u opt out of something u know u can'tafford it. At each informational meeting option for your child NOT being assigned an ipad has been offered. Your child can do text books instead so shoulda considered that option-however you still are responsible for paying if they are lost /stoeln. By high school they must learn that they don't leave something laying around or it gets stolen-sad but just truth. My child has had $ stolen from her purse-her mistake as she didn't lock it-I didn't blame school. Not trying to sound harsh but if your student would have had his ipad with him at all times or LOCKED in a locker like they have been instructed to do it could not have been stolen. Tax payers shouldn't pay another $500 for the ipad YOUR child lost. Imagine if you got by with not paying & if everyone could just say they lost an ipad & sale or keep knowing they could lie & say they can't afford to replace. My advice-can't afford insurance then don't get ipad nobody else's responsibility-You also signed clear document about this & agreed to it as you yourself stated. Good luck :(

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2012
This is a great school; if your interested in being part of the solution, then they are happy to let you assist. The teachers work hard to do their best for the students. At any school, you will find rebels, but they also have excellent AP and Dual credit classes.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2012
Have had a very bad experience with this school and its only my sons freshman year...bullies fill up this school...the kids dress like hood rats for the most part..my son has complained that the kids smell like smoke...I really wish I could take my kid out of this school...

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2012
My son has gone to summitt for the past four years. In the past year or two it has really gone down. It's obvious that a "certain" type of kid and parent attend this school, and it is really turned this school into the type of place you might not want to send your child. I have another son starting Summitt next year and from what my senior says about the kids and the classes, I really do not want to send him there at all. If you live in the attendance zone and can transfer out- DO. I do not think it will get any better, and if you do stay dont say I did not warn you.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2011
My children constantly have to be subjected to teachers allowing children to attend class smelling like weed. Teachers don't really care about an education for the children. Just push the kids along whether they learn anything or not. These kids are our future leaders and they don't have a proper education. This is a very bad school. Constant food fights, fights in halls, inadequate restroom facilities. Unsanitary conditions. Staff has 'given up". The school lets the kids get away with too much. Do not send your child here.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
Very disspointed with the teaching skills these teachers have. They are not concerned at all with teaching these kids, just passing them along in the system. Also, staff allowing children to boo a student the school sponsered for make a wish foundation. Also, at a pep rally for the young boy, the students were allowed to dance, act, and dress Inappropriately in front of this child. No staff member put a stop to this. boo a make a wish child that was at the school.

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June 18, 2009
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no rating May 08, 2009
I love Summit High School. There are Great Teachers and even Greater Students. This is the best .

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April 26, 2009
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December 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 07, 2007
It is the best school that I ever been to the teachers give you alot of patience,education and opportunities

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December 05, 2007
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October 18, 2007
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April 27, 2007
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October 04, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2006
My older son graduated Summit this past May 06'... and my younger son is a freshman this yr. Honestly, we love it! Throughout the past years, when my older son attended, our experience was always a positive one. He was blessed w/ excellent & caring teachers... and the principal is super! Honestly, when we originally purchased our home in the MISD and we found out Summit was our home school, I was bombarded w/ different opinions(some good, some bad) as to what we should expect from Summit. Let me tell you... PLEASE do not believe speculation, rumors or gossip about this school. After experiencing Summit ourselves, I can now tell you... it's a wonderful school w/ a great staff, but most importantly, a super atmosphere for your child. I hope you enjoy Summit as much as we have in the past and as much as we will in the future.

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August 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2006
Currently being a student at Summit High School, I have to say I'm real disappointed with it. I had to learn the hard way that this school is not the type of school you should send your child to. A few of the teachers I've had really did help me out, while a few others was completely opposite. I can't say that I'm impressed, I'm just completely disappointed with the quality with this school. The couselor I have really is helpful and she did help me out with a few of the problems I've been having. But, my assistant princible is a completely different matter. He completely ignored my request to see him. All in all, this school isn't one to go to.

- submitted by a student
January 29, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
January 15, 2006
this is a great school where the staff really cares and the principal is awesome!

- submitted by a teacher
August 05, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2005
My son began his high school years here. He will be entering his sophmore year. We moved from East arlington to be in MISD district.It has been harder academiclly but the teachers that he has had have been great in helping him catch up from his earlier years in a different district. Counselors and Administrators have all helped.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2005
Tough school/district to enter into during mid-year. I found out at the end of the school year that my child would not receive credit for a class that was taken the first semester, yet passed the final? Nonetheless, my child's counselor was helpful in providing options to achieve this lost credit. My child has had a few things stolen from him at this school - so leave your valuables at home if possible.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2005
So far so good, we moved from Boise, Id. in the middle of the school year and my daughter loves it. Staff very helpfull in helping us get credit for all her classes in Boise. Property taxes are alot higher here than else where in Texas but you get what you pay for. Money well spent, almost as good as a upper class private school.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2005
If your child takes AP course, they will be perfectly ready for college. I graduated from Summit in 2004, and adjusting to the University of Texas at Austin has been relatively easy for me and other former Summit students. Overall, Summit is a quality school in a good district.

- submitted by a former student
February 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2004
I agree parents should be more 'into' their child's school/learning. I have a child in elem. and high school and the elem. school seems to comunicate better with the parents regarding their children and etc. Many times the only way I learn about what is happening w/my high schooler is if I go by Summit and read their board out front. I don't seem to get information timely or at all if we depend on the child no mater how involved we are. I do like how the district now has a newsletter emailing. Maybe this is a good way to communicate between school/teacher and parents. Also, I feel it was unfair to move my area to Timberview when Summit is so near my home. Regardless of racial statistics it should go by where you live. How are we to remove racial problems if we continue to push that issue?

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 16, 2004
Overall I feel that the school has done a tremendous job with its ability to take on such a large demand of students in such a short amout of time but with that being said the school teaches like everyone knows what is being said and done. In school your taught to be diffrent and think outside the box, well once you walk through those doors it doesnt matter because youre eitheir get whats being taught or you fail because theirs not enough time to understand all the criteria that is being taught.

- submitted by a former student
April 21, 2004
I too have experienced Summit's college type approach to educating the large student population. It would be great if every student had supportive parents who are involved but that is a fantasy. The fact is that schools jobs are to educate in spite of; not to not do so because. I do feel with the new TAKS guidelines that Summit and other Texas schools will have to educate all not just a few. The new guideline will establish ratings for schools by taking into consideration minorities that pass the test. Summit has some improvements to make and this is understandable for a new school but changes should be swift and not based upon state requirements but truly leaving no child behind.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2004
It is unfortunate that parents want to blame others for their own shortcomings and place the responsibility they should have for their children s education on an institution or a group of individuals. Summit has over 3000 students assigned to two campuses---and I wonder how many parents came to Open House (in the fall and in the spring)? How many parents have set-up a conference via phone or in person to meet the teacher who 'interacts/raises' their child? How many parents know all of their child's teachers by name? How many parents can tell you what classes their child attends each day--And how many credits their child has towards graduation? If you are a parent reading this and cannot answer these questions---don't blame the school for not taking an interest in your child---when you haven't either.

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October 13, 2003
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August 26, 2003
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Summit High School
1071 Turner Warnell Road, Arlington, TX  76001
(817) 299-7400
Last modified Summit High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Summit High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top