The athletics in this school are very competitive and very challenging. The coaches are strict and if you participate in a sport, be prepared to pay a lot of money for fundraising and equipment.The counselors are not as helpful as you would think they are. They appear to be nice, but will hardly do anything to change your schedule and you have to make an appointment way in advance to even be able to talk to one. The freshman principal is not helpful either. However, the fine arts programs are wonderful and have a friendly atmosphere. Many teachers are not enthusiastic about their job or do not know much about their subject. Textbook work is all that happens. Although I am only a freshman, I have already experienced difficulties and annoyances with Guyer.
Great school and the teachers care about the students success. The teachers and administration go out of their way to make sure your child has all the tools to be a successful student in high school and in college.
Guyer High School is a disgrace to education, very few teachers are there for anything other than a paycheck. My daughter was bullied, harrassed and hazed, by both students and teachers, especially in the athletics departments. Administration did nothing to protect or defend her, and one teacher even told me that "she is not their to babysit, they are on their own". If not for us pulling her out of that school I truley believe she would not be with us today. Unless your child is a football player, avoid this school if possible. Her first comment after attending her new school: "wow Mom, they actually care if I learn something here".
Guyer High School will prepare your children for a great college experience. And as a parent I can appreciate not having to pay for a private school to get the same quality education and individual attention each student has the opportunity to recieve. The teachers are excellent they care about each child as an individual and they give your student every opportunity to succeed. Teachers will come early and leave late to make sure your child has mastered the concept they are teaching. The theater arts department is excellent with productions of Broadway caliber our family enjoys going to the productions even though our children are not in Theater Arts. The community feel of the school from Theater to French Club to Choir to Athletics and everything in between is awesome. You will find Athletes going to Theater productions to support their friends and vice versa. Across the board the school gets high marks from me on the Quality Education, Leadership, and Parent Involvement.
My daughter attended another high school in town but graduated from GHS. It is a large school with many opportunities, but feels like a family atmosphere. I appreciate the fact that the principal works to keep the class sizes as small as possible. The teacher and administrators really care about kids and are involved in providing an excellent, challenging, learning environment.
Guyer is a great school with great teachers and coaches for all the students as i have seen. Keep up the good work!
Parents: It is YOUR responciblity to provide a good kid to the school that will learn & not hinder other students. Don't throw off your responcibilty to the school to raise your bad child. If you don't like what the school is doing then get involved. Exchange studends, when local students are doing well them Ok other wise not at the exspence of local students just becouse you can host!. Sport should come second to good grade & real learning, not the other way around like most USA schools.
Our family has the means to let an exchange student stay in our home and even applied and was approved but the principal will not allow us to enter one into this school. They say they don't have room. So this lead me to believe the school is over crowded or they just don't want any exchange students. If that is the case then the students are missing out on a learning experience that many other schools allow.
Guyer, which is now finishing it's fourth year is a competitive school in all areas of academics, athletics, and fine arts. It has grown to be the best school in the city. The teachers are there for the students, and they are always understanding. The school really excels in the science program and fine arts department, with a quickly growing athletic program. The school is well run, the office always communicates with the staff, and in turn the students are more informed creating a calm environment.
I transfered to guyer from ryan and guyer is wayyy better. The teachers help you when you need it and they always keep the students behaved. Iloveit!
My son goes to school there. The administrators, counselors, and faculty are amazing. The teachers push the students to work hard and achieve. My emails and phone calls have been returned and teachers seem to truly care about their students. His coaches encourage him even though he's not the strongest athlete. They support the academics as well as their sport. We are truly lucky to have our son at such a strong and positive school.
This is a very good school. i've gone to aledo all my life and never have i passed with 80's or 90's in even one six weeks. i am now!
I recently graduated from Guyer High School and I have nothing but excellent things to say. I am not enrolled in the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas @ Austin and I must say that my teachers prepared me well. The campus is beautiful. All of the resources (libraries, sports fields, weight rooms, class rooms, etc,) are new. Barbara Fischer, the principal, is in my opinion the best suited for her job in the Denton Independent School District. She is caring, compassionate, humble, and motivating. She leads by example and rarely is discouraged when others are. Although Guyer is relatively new (about 3 years old) it is a rising school. The location is also fabulous in an upper middle class suburban neighborhood. Guyer was great and it will continue to be a great High School.
Guyer is a great school the facility is great for a good learning enviorment. The facilty is great and care about the students more then about they care about themselves A++ High School
My son just completed his freshman year and I have to give alot of credit to this teachers and this beautiful high school. He likes his teachers and has made numerous friends. He has maintained an A average and his coaches not only care about his growth in sport, but also his academics.
Part of the problem is the teachers can't call long distance from the school and alot of us in the school district are in the 972, 817 area code and the school is in 940 area code. I've had that excuse from both the high school and middle school teachers for reasons they can't return phone calls.
We are VERY displeased by this school. Although there are some good teachers, we've had more than our share of teachers who really don't seem to care about kids, who will not return calls or e-mails and who gossip about students to other students. The athletics are pathetic (boys athletics, that is). They don't seem to care about creating an environment that supports the development of young men. They care a great deal about winning, but have no idea how to do it. Our experience with the administration is that they seem to support their teachers, but will not investigate problems. We've been at the school since it opened, and our level of dissatisfaction has grown each year.
This is a great school and well run. Most of the teachers seem to care about their students and enjoy the opportunity to influence them. I would like more frequent communication from the teachers to the parents though.
My son came to Guyer from Home School. It was a little different and a little scary, but everyone, students and faculty alike, made him feel welcome. The teachers are amazing and the school is beautifully designed. My son even looks forward to his day at school so much so that he hates having to stay home when he is sick. It is an awesome school.
Beautiful facility, top notch principal and assistant principals and teachers. Wish I had this when I was in high school!
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