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1 Longhorn Boulevard
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

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(469) 272-2000
(972) 293-7125
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October 23, 2014
Parents, DO NOT take your kids to this school! I attended Cedar Hill my sophomore year. Worst highschool year of my life. Coming from a good schoool from my freshmen year my sophomore year at Cedar Hill was just a nightmare, the kids have absolutely no interest in school, they come to school to just mess around, making the teachers not even care as much. I barely learned anything, school was too easy, I didnt even get challenged AT ALL. I had straight A's but wasnt even proud of them, the school was just too easy. Im glad I went to a better school district (Richardson isd) my Junior year, now I'm getting challenged and I feel like I'm learning something.

- submitted by a community member
April 19, 2013
This school is terrible that's all I have to say, not just the school but the DISTRICT as a whole. I would know because I;m a former student, I attended from elementary to high school. Why? The teachers here do not care about your education at all. They have teachers that do not teach and are just there for a check. They havent been a good district since the late 90's and early 2000's

- submitted by a student
March 08, 2013
This school is horrible. I am currently a student attending this school and am trying to find a way out. most of the students in this school are leaving for better acadamic opportunites. This district is awful.

- submitted by a student
February 26, 2013
I am currently a sophomore on a full-ride academic scholarship at a top university in Texas. I graduated from Cedar Hill High School in 2012, and I must say that I am proud of the school I graduated from. The school offers many dual credit courses, which is why I am graduating college a year early. For the most part, I feel like Cedar Hill taught me how to become an independent learner, which in turn has helped me succeed so far in college. There were several excellent teachers at this school. The school is a little ghetto because there are too many out-of district students. I took mostly AP classes, and I think they were pretty descent. Compared to the students I've met in college who attended other public schools, I'm convinced that there isn't a public high school that doesn't have its problems.

- submitted by a student
October 28, 2010
Cedar Hill High School should be avoided at all cost. The school can do "well" on State exams, but the school does nothing to encourage the students to go to colleges outside of Dallas Community Colleges. I graduated their in 2010 and from advanced classes. I had issues with a few teachers but most of the ones I had were good and challenging, although many of them would complain about the useless workshop and paperwork they would have to go through because of administration, not to mention they forced them to inforce dress code at the beginning of each class. Also, many replies on here say atlethics rule. That is not true Football and Basketball rule, everyone else is lucky for the locker rooms that they are given. Overall, go to a school in NORTH Dallas all the public schools here are not worth it. (unless you want drafted in Football.)

- submitted by a student
April 22, 2010
As a teacher here I can honestly say that every practice the District Administration employs drives good teachers away. We are overtrained, overtested and overworked with useless paperwork. I've been here five years and I have had enough. We are punished for high failing rates if we make our classes demanding, and we are also punished if we make them too easy because the kids fail the TAKS. When kids fail they are not held accountable. They are placed in 'Credit Recovery', where they spend 2 weeks clicking through fill in the blank worksheets on a computer and are awarded credit for a class. Students have no reason to feel like they need to pass. Instead, they disrupt other kids' education by failing 2 years and suffer no penalty. The kid who got 1/2 their credits in credit recovery gets the same diploma that the ones who work hard do.

- submitted by a teacher
March 25, 2010
I hate that our teacher turnover rate is so high and the district administration just continues to make demands that cannot be fulfilled by first year teachers and it continues to drive good people out. That is why we are not making progress. Furthermore, the lack of respect for teachers from the administration is shocking and all the superintendent does is fill us with empty rhetoric and allow the chief of curriculum and instruction bully people.

- submitted by a teacher
March 24, 2010
So sad....Cedar Hill High School ranks below the state average for almost every subject, for almost every grade. Our oldest child attended here and received an abysmal eduacation. We were fortunate enough to be able to provide a better education for our younger child - but what about the families that aren't able to do this? The school administration needs to be held accountable.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 05, 2009
The school is horrible. Parents dont send your children to any CISD schools. My child went there and had to transfer immediately. Its obvious that the students dont want to learn and the teachers aren't strict.

- submitted by a community member
January 25, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
January 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2008
This school does too much on sports and not enough on education. A pep rally is held almost every week, cutting down precious learning time. If the TAKS scores are so low, the school should spend less time on fun and games and more about academics. My child has attended 2 other high schools and this is the worse yet. The staff seems to be strict on the dress code more than they are on the conduct of their students. My kid has told me that during fights, security guards use pepper spray on kids instead of trying to break up the brawl.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2008
This school is all i been talkin about. From the teachers to the sports, parents if you want your child to be something take them to this school.I love this school and wouldnt trade it for the world!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 31, 2008
HORRIBLE! Parents don't send your children there. Moved several times and this is the only district i have had problems with and the worst yet. the school is cheap and doesn't fund anything. Teachers don't seem to care and neither do the students

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
May 05, 2008
I love the teachers and students. I learned so much over the years! My favorite teacher is Mr. Bruno, he is one of the art teachers. I just love the school.

- submitted by a student
February 13, 2008
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January 23, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 15, 2008
cedar hill is awesome! i am in all AP classes and have challenging work and more than enough help from teachers to teach me it. The only problem i see is the school spirit is low. The admin our doing their best to try in fix the problem set in place by old leaders and overall i love my high school

- submitted by a student
no rating October 29, 2007
When I was a student here at this school, sometimes I would have several teachers in one year. Sometimes our teacher would leave and we would just have a different sub every week or so. And there were even a couple classes where we didn't have a teacher at all. I don't mean for a day, but for a week or two at a time. It just became a norm. This school didn't prepare me for college, or help me in any way whatsoever. My mother pulled by brothers out of this school district after I graduated about 4 years ago and I would never send or recommend any child to go there unless there is no other possible school.

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July 04, 2007
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June 04, 2007
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April 06, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 19, 2006
I am a student at CHHS taking all regular classes. I have no basis for comparaison, but as far as I can see it is very screwed up. Most of the teachers are competent (or better), but the administration is a pile of crap. For example, in Spanish II the first part of the year was done by a very good teacher, who was later transferred to biology, and we where left with a substitute who ended up loosing out six-weeks grade. She was replaced with a very poor new teacher who failed to teach. I am stuck with the consequences this year. There was also an instance of two girls that came from an Oak_Cliff school who wanted to go back saying that this school was more screwed. Shoot, the school recently wasted money to go put a decal on the foot ball field. The_school_is_changing_in_demographics, and_I_guess_that_this_is_the_result. The_school_is_not_terrible, but_it_isn't_good_either.

- submitted by a student
October 18, 2006
This school is horrible! Starting from the Principal and continuing down the ladder. Parent s issues and or concerns do not seem to be on the priorty list at CHHS. A child's H.S experience should be a memorable one in regards to the education received, friends, teachers, counselors and principals. My son is currently a senior and the only comment I hear from him is 'he can't wait until he graduate' I have encountered several frustrating situations during the four years my son attended this school. I have three other children that will be attending H.S and it is sad to say that I will have to seek education out of the district especially since the majority of my taxes go to the CHISD school district.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2006
Cedar Hill is not all that bad. Yeah football is big but it is the only thing keeping alot of kids from ending up dead or in jail. Guess What I'm only a sophomore and I know more about life from this school than most do from going to college and going out into the real world

- submitted by a student
September 20, 2006
Cedar hill isd needs to hire qualified teachers. There are too many students in classes sometimes 40 in a class. The behavior is out of control and there is no stability with the staff. They are moved around (including principals) or they get fed up and leave. I have seen teachers pack up in the middle of the day and leave. Sometimes students will have 2 or 3 teachers come in and out during the year. There are good teachers but not as many as there should be in a large district. The parents should be more involved but there are a handful of parents that try to keep it all together.There are good principals, they are over whelmed, but they are really good. I do not recommend this district.

- submitted by a staff
September 03, 2006
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- submitted by a student
June 04, 2006
From my personal view and activities with CHISD, the entire school district is at a turning point. Due to the poplulation growth, our schools have begun dealing with an increase in student enrollment, and not everyone who goes to school shows up with the intention on learning. However, I don't blame CHISD. They have to work with what is sent to them. They can't turn a student away.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
May 29, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
May 25, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2006
Cedar Hill High School has steadily gone downhill. The teachers are either cold & unapproachable or spend a lot of time on their cell phones. The programs offered are good, ie: AP classes, sports, etc. but even then, you can run across several unmotivating teachers. This is very disheartening for parents to hear their AP students come home & complain that the teacher was on her cell phone most of the class time. I guess it is a lottery as to the caliber of teachers your student ends up with.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2006
I think Cedar Hill is an okay school. The ratio of students to kids is too high, however. My Sophmore has classes of 32 students or more to one teacher. Hard to be effective with that many kids.

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February 03, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 10, 2006
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November 16, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
November 12, 2005
Cedar Hill High School is, in my opinion, unique. Here you will find kids from a mix of rural, inner city, and exclusive suburb neighborhoods. Truly. There are aspects of an urban downtown school side-by-side with children who go home to $400,000-and-up homes and also kids from old Cedar Hill families who are active in FFA. So there is something for everyone. There is an excellent AP and concurrent program - it is possible to graduate with almost two years worth of college courses. My children were both taking math and language arts classes not one but two grade levels ahead while still staying in classes with same age peers. No other public or private school that I'm aware of does this. My kids score wonderfully on standardized tests because of this. Opportunities for active kids seem to be wide open for a 5A school. Diversity is a big plus.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
August 27, 2005
This school is on steady decline. The students are very unfocused and the staff isn't all that great either. There are things in this school that need to be fixed, such as the bathroom stalls, but that seems to be a problem or not a proirity. They spend their money on other things. Not recommended.

- submitted by a former student
August 05, 2005
I am a parent and former teacher and feel like it is my duty to warn parents about this school. This school is out of control. The teachers are good, but the administrators are totally clueless and do not support the teachers like they should. The students have taken control and are running the school. Discipline doesn't exist. If you want your child to graduate and only read at an 8th grade level then Cedar Hill is the school for you. But if you want an education that prepares your child for college and for the real world, then avoid this school like the plague!

- submitted by a teacher
July 01, 2005
Great school with excellent leadership.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2005
This school has gotten out of contol with the kids behaviors!! I do not recommend this school to parents!!

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 01, 2005
Not enough discipline in classrooms, teachers too busy handling disciplinary problems instead of teaching. Teachers and priniciples don't listen to kids' complaints. Yes you have to be in the cliques in order to get playtime on fields in sports, etc. The school system has gone down hill over the years, feel due to poor leadership, been a resident of CH for over 18 years.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
After attending grades 1-6 in a private school in Dallas, we moved to CH in order for our daughter to take advantage of what were at the time, great stats for the CH schools. Her private school offered superior education, respect and a disciplined atmosphere, but sadly lacked in a music program. We put her in CH at 7th grade, to be involved in the bands. It is very sad and quite amazing that in the years from 7th grade to now, as a senior, that the schools have deteriorated so drastically - regular gang violence/fights, complete lack of respect, and some of the worst test scores in the state. Now I wonder, was the band program worth it? Our other children will NOT be attending any CH schools and we are putting our home on the market and leaving CH. I have to agree with the former entries also.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
March 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2004
Teachers and administrators do not return phone calls, they're always 'out of the office' -no response to any questions about their discpline- they make the decisions and parents do not even have the right to know what happened or to conference with the teacher. Extreme Civil Rrights Vionlations! Place students in and out of classes without parental contact and make ARD changes illegally. If your kid is not in honors, forget it- lower kids pull down the scores too much. You can't get your kid into extracurricular aactivities unless the teacher likes him/her, even if you've spent hundreds on private musis lessons- the band director actually told me to my face he would not order music for just one instrument. (drums?) PTA and boosters! One big clique. Considering CHHS? Run! I am a teacher in another district, I would not work here and do not recommend it. I moved!

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2004
This school is like going to any school in Oak Cliff or Pleasent Run. Many of the kids are not taught to respect authority and parents who expect that it is someone elses fault that these kids are such low achievers. My son and every one of his friends tell me the classes are a day care center for kids who do not want to learn. Instead they cause trouble and the teachers spend most of thier time trying to keep order. He takes honors classes and in those at least he is able to hear the teacher. This school district has plenty of problems. We need new leadership from the top down.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2004
Our child has attended Cedar Hill schools since kindergarten and we have sadly watched the steady decline of a once good school district. After a year of large group fights coupled with overcrowded classrooms and overwhelmed teachers we have decided this will be our child's last year in Cedar Hill schools. If your child is bright, well-behaved and motivated to do well academically, don't send them here.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2004
This is my daughter's second year at CHHS and she has been blessed to be in all Honors classes. CHHS is not different than any other school; they all have their share of problems to work through. Before we point the finger at the current administration, I believe it is would be affable to give them an opportunity to correct their inherited problems; one year is not ample time to do this. In addition, I commend the Honors teachers and counselors based on my experience at CHHS. I have, however decided to move my daughter for one reason and one reason only: all of her coursework is Honors classes and the traditional school day simply creates too much academic stress than the A/B day schedule. It is a decision I regret but I know my daughter will continue to excel in her new school because of her experience at CHHS.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2004
What AP and G/T courses? Any kid can self elect into the program! The teachers end up teaching to the low end kids instead of to the high achievers. My son's A/P science teacher told me there were less than four kids that really belonged in that class, and that he spends most of his time on discipline. He said there are several students in that class that can't even read! The teachers aren't the problem - that begins at the top with Administration. Safety is another huge problem. We've had it and are moving over the summer.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2004
I agree with the comments above related to Honors Classes. It's great if your child lands in them and also gets support and tracking if the child starts to fall behind. My experience is that they don't care enough to notify the parent or assure that the student gets into tutorials. Once the student fails he is left in the 'lower class' classes where they do not even get close to the same level of instruction. I have also witnessed first hand the sports over academics problem. They also have a discrepancy regarding the policy of facial hair in the sports department. If you look at the faces of the Varsity Teams there are mustaches and goatee's galore, yet the JV & Freshmen levels kids are being told not to come back unless they shave (Personal opinion of the coach reigns supreme and will be backed up if pursued higher.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2004
This is my son's 2nd year at CHHS. This year is better than the year before due to the addition of our new principal. His new ideas and new approaches to situations are a breath of fresh air. However, the school is still overcrowded. My son has 37 kids in his Health class. He also has to carry all of his books back and forth to class because he can't make it to his locker without being late, due to the overcrowded halls. This makes for an extremely heavy pack. We need an additional High School now, not in 3-4 years.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2003
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- submitted by a community member
November 10, 2003
I currently go to CHHS (i'm a junior), i think it is one of the best schools in the area. This year we have a new principal and things are going great. Yes, we love sports, but academics are still number one

- submitted by a community member
November 05, 2003
I agree that the AP and honors programs are great here, and fortunately my child is in these classes. However, the elective classes he attends with the average students, have many students with behavioral problems, and the teachers spend a majority of their time trying to discipline, instead of on the learning process. Something needs to be done in this area- those students should have stricter punishments, as it deters the others from learning. Kudos to the choir department- keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
Of the Highschools my children attended, I found this high school to be poorly ran and very sports minded. Sports were top priority and everything else was secondary. It seemed to me at that time the school was ran by the PE coaches as far as advancement and TAS scores was involved.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2003
I am not a parent I am an alumni I greatly appreciated my education from Ceadr Hill High school. I want to someday go back and teach there myself.

- submitted by a former student
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Cedar Hill High School
1 Longhorn Boulevard, Cedar Hill, TX  75104
(469) 272-2000
Last modified Cedar Hill High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cedar Hill High School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 63 reviews. Top