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Dickinson, TX
Students enrolled: 1,433
Before care: No
After care: No

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11415 Hughes Road
Dickinson, TX 77539

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(281) 229-7125
(281) 229-7101
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November 17, 2014
My child has excelled and done very well academically and socially this year. We are very pleased with the amount of extra curricular activities, clubs, and sports that are offered. We also feel that our child is getting a great education, and we appreciate the communication too. We are kept informed with emailed progress reports and access to grades online.

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2013
The school is fine but the volleyball coaches pick unfairly because most of the girls on the 7th grade team has played volleyball before and I get that they wanna win but come on now give other girls who haven't a chance

- submitted by a community member

August 22, 2013
My school is amazing because of the teachers and we have an amazing band director that my daughter loves.Both of my kids will be attending the same school,which I'm very excited about.Hope we will have an great school year.....Go Gators

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2013
This school is terrible, there is no discipline and teachers do not seem to care about the students. I emailed the teachers multiple times and never got a response. It is close to impossible to set up a parent teacher conference and parents do not get any feedback regarding students performance. My daughter also told me that There is a lot of bullying and fighting going on which disturbs all the good students. I took my daughter out if this school after one year and do not regret it. This school needs some serious reviewing by the education board, do not send your kids there if possible, they will get an awful education and be exposed to too much violence and complete disregard for rules which are not enforced by the completely uncaring staff

- submitted by a parent

June 14, 2012
This school, in my opinion, is terrible.The teachers were very rude tot he students often bringing up their past test scores when angered. I left after about four or five months to be home-schooled. The environment provided for learning was not productive. Teatchers and students often screamed at each other, I was threatened a few times by gangs. The dress code is as close to a uniform as they can get without paying for students to have actual uniforms. They treat the kids at McAdams like juvenile delinquents. They do not allow the kids outside whatsoever and give them no outlet for their energy. The health class is what I was taught in fifth/ sixth grade. The social studies class was things I had learned in seventh grade. I did not learn anything from this school. I do hope the highschool is better than this school was as it was not a good experience. DO NOT send your children there if you can help it.

- submitted by a community member

July 10, 2010

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March 23, 2010
This school is horrible and I cannot wait to get my son out of this school. There is no supervision with the number of fights, bullying, etc. I am moving my son out of this horrible public school and into a charter school until I can get him back into Dickinson High School where they appear to control the violence on their campus.

- submitted by a parent

December 04, 2009
this the best school ever you get to pick out of 13 eletives like bdance ,theater,spanish,every thing u can think of it the BEST SCHOOL EVER!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 09, 2009
Okay so i went to this school last year, and I loved it!!! if your worried about your child getting in fights well then tell them not to. Fights are going to happen everywhere. Come on people get real. This school was amazing, there is a new school tough, and new administration. They are awesome, and it is a great school. They have great teachers and I have all pre-ap classes and i am passing with flying colors. I highly sugest the school!

- submitted by a student

February 20, 2009
My child went to 7th and 8th grade here and it was terrible! It got worse one year to the next. I couldn't believe how many police officers visit that school everyday because of the number of fights and gang related activity. I do not recommend this school to anyone. They have recently moved to a brand new school but don't let that fool you, it's still the old crowd and admistration along with the police. Try another school district or private school.

- submitted by a parent

April 11, 2008
This school might not be the shiniest tool in the shed, but it's been an extraordinary mark of the city. The music department is very good (thanks to, Mr. H. and Mr. Baker) and academics all depend on teaching styles. But, I think the lack of PROPER discipline does effect how the student body runs. Since the discipline is based (or should be) on classroom disturbances or disrupting the peace. Maybe, they should loosen up a little on dress code, and walking around without a hallpass, and start paying attention more to serious issues like drugs, fights, and threats. I haven't really encountered a problem. But, no one can always put the blame on a teacher. Sure, they are people and we all make mistakes, but teenagers also tend to say things to get out of their priorities. Parents don't forget to make somewhat of an effort to show (cont...)

- submitted by a student

August 05, 2007
this school was the best when i was there.all my teachers werent the best,but most of theme made me settle down (mrs.martin,miss.honnings). every body says the teaching poor,but they havent been to the santa fe shcools were there more than a year behind

- submitted by a student

July 19, 2007
It is the worst school i've been to. Poorly education,teachers bad at teaching, not even punishing the kids,kid's are very bad in class. The only good thing in this school is the band the kids are great and the directors(Mr.H and Mr.baker are the best!)but the band isn't appretieated by the school or the district.I'm glad I'm not coming to this school ever again!

- submitted by a student

August 08, 2005
my son went here a couple of years ago and I didn't have too many problems there. The ARD meetings always seemed to go well and the teachers I encountered were pretty nice.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2005
The school has constant fighting (3-5 wkly), overcrowded classes, poor teacher quality and admin. that denies the problem. Also no lockers and lots of stolen items. I went to lunch once and police had to take 2 kids out in cuffs for the fist fight that broke out. We moved and found that the academics are very poor also. The sports and studies do not compare and No more fighting either, other schools have a no tolerance policy and do not look the other way. In sports the coaches didn't care if they fought as long as they could play in a game.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2005
There is no discipline. Rules are not followed by all. I am embarrassed to say my grandchildren attend MacAdams. The music department is wonderful but unappreciated. There are some wonderful teachers who are not supported by the administration.

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2004
Im Glad To Be Put In In This School I Have Now Wanted To Become A Teacher There When I Grow Up! Thank You Very Much McAdams! Mr.Hubert I Have to say your the greatest!

- submitted by a student

October 24, 2004
Although safety is a big concern in all schools in this district as well as others, teacher burnout is what I worry about the most. When any human is tired they tend to overreact to a small incident and under react to something of importance. ISS and detention should be used for students who continue to disrupt the learning process of others. I believe more emphasize should be placed on providing a safe learning environment and then everything else falls into place. Despite the problems in this district, teachers, counselors and principals were very welcoming when we moved to this district 4 years ago and I commend them on the jobs they are trying to accomplish.

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2004
In my opion this is a terrible school,there are so many problems that a police officer is on duty there daily,a lot of the teachers seem burned out,the discipline there consist of lunch detention,ISS, or being suspended 1-3 days. The teachers my son had had too many children to worry about weather the children were understanding their work or not(7th grade).I will not send my child back to that schoool and being a single mother I'm unable to afford private schooling so I will be home schooling the next 2 years.

- submitted by a parent

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R D Mcadams J High School
11415 Hughes Road, Dickinson, TX  77539
(281) 229-7125
Last modified R D Mcadams J High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
R D Mcadams J High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top