As a graduate of Cumby High, I can attest to a few things. First however, a little background about myself is necessary. My father was in the Navy, so we moved around quite often. I had the chance to see what many different schools were like. With that in mind, I can only rate Cumby as an average school. The education opportunities are quite limited. There is only one foreign language (Spanish), no serious music program, and there are only two real electives (Ag and Home Economics). This is understandable as the school is very small. That being said, if a student has the desire to become a great student, the school is not a hindrance. I got to know the staff very well in only a few years there, and most of them have the desire to see the students succeed. Drugs are a huge problem; this is changing.
- submitted by a community member
May 16, 2008
Yes its quite, an so long as you let the school treat your kid however they see fit, every thing stays quite. But if you try to have a voice they will take it out on your kid. Quite abit of biasedness exist here at Cumby. Yes I have been involved in Cumby schools for more than 12 years. The high turnover rate at the top positions is still a norm.
- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2007
This school is a good school, Cumby is a quiet place and is relaxed. The education here at Cumby is great as long as kids will do the work they will recieve the grade.
- submitted by a teacher
July 19, 2006
The Cumby ISD is small which allows more one on one with the child and teacher. I have had three children graduate from Cumby ISD, all have went on to college and earned degrees. There is absolutely nothing wrong with smaller schools. It is up to the parents to encourage a child to excel intimately, and to stay involved in what a child is learning in school. In Reference to a previous review I read about this school. My children have never lacked morals or self-esteem nor have any of their class mates-and I feel my children were properly prepared for entering college by this school district! Thank you. (stepping off of soap box now.)
- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2004
I've had two chidren graduate from here. It's a good small school but offers very little. There is low moral and self-esteem among the children. This school system is not geared to prepare children for college. Although they are completing a new campus, it comes only after years of pressure from the small community. Located in hopkins county, cumby isd is a 'safe' place to raise kids. Relativly free from drugs and crime. The teachers are well intentioned but lack the resources to do their job. Scholarships are almost non existant. Usally ranging from $500 to $1000 and only a couple of them. The administration changes hands every couple of years,most of the time resigning due to the outcry of the community. This is not a good report but with over 12 years with children in this school i feel obligated to tell you the truth.