I've had two sons attend DHS for all 4 years of their High School. The school has been exceptional for them. There are excellent, many and varied extracuricular activities and classes. The band program and all athletic programs we know of first hand are outstanding. The Advanced Placement Program is outstanding. Both of my children have been in several of these classes each year and have gained many hours of college credit as well as excellent study skills and an excellent education. My oldest son is graduating from Baylor Univ in just three years, with 20 extra hours, and has had an easy time with his college studies (has 4.0)--he credits this with having the DHS AP classes. Teachers and principals are great, in- volved in students lives, and know us by name! The school could use more parental involvement--most schools could. The school has beautiful, new facilities.
I like that they give out progress reports every 3 weeks so that I can see how my child is doing. But their classrooms are all overfilled. My child has almost 40 kids in her English class.
This school is ridiculous. Too many students and not enough security. Be careful before sending your kids yere.
I've only been living here a short while and I am impressed withe the schools academic and fine arts departments. My child is very excited to be a part of the Schools alma mater.
i am a current student. the school has a large student body so the district is adding on and giving us more space. that's making it easier to learn in the classes. the EC activities are great for those students who participates. the majority of the teachers get their jobs done. security in and out of the school can be a little harsh. most consequences and repercussions effects all of the students and not just the one that need to be punished. overall its an all right school.
Duncanville High School is a good school though it is changing. The teachers are good. The adminstration need some work as I don't think they give each student enough attention when there are issues at stake.
I think the faculty, staff, and administration at Duncanville genuinely care about the students they serve. I also believe that they get a lot of good results with the students they have.
Quality of academics seems adequate but the predominant focus seems to be sports and too much time spent on enforcement of codes and conduct violations. Parent involvement is mainly focused on race relations.
My children have been in the Duncanville ISD all their lives. I have been disappointed in the last couple of years due to the increase in children being bussed in from other cities. My youngest is now in a private school out of Duncanville. My eldest attends Duncanville High School and if you are not in sports or band, you may as well forget it. Bring in proper school uniforms and start to think that an education is more important than the football team and you will see that this school would be such an asset to the City of Duncanville. Duncanville politicians and their greed need to stay out of the school system - Let the students learn and be able get good jobs and be great leaders in the future. Some of the best teachers are there and willing to educate!
One of my children has BIpolar Disorder and is placed int he TEAMS program with Mrs Childress who is awesome. THe Special Ed principal, Mrs Judd is also awesome,and both of these women go way beyond to help their students. The education is acceptable, We moved here from Tulsa/ Broken Arrow Oklahoma and my children (four) at that time had good grammar, didn't curse or use a lot of slang, dressed nicely, didn't sag, and definitely didn't talk all the time about solving problems through fighting and 'punching someone out'. I am very dismayed at how my children's behavior, grammar, and appearance have significantly deteriorated since moving to this school district.
Duncanville High School is a place where a student can discover the things they love to do and take classes and partcipate in organizations pertaining to their interests. The school newspaper is award winning every year, along with the yearbook and photojournalism. The band program is without a doubt the best in the nation, with great parent involvement. The athletics are outstanding...there are also numerous clubs and organizations for students with different interests. There are numerous AP classes available that offer opprotunities to earn college credit. And, with the new building expansion, the facilities on campus are going to be outstanding (one of the largest high school campuses in the nation). Although the school is not perfect (no school is), it is a wonderful place to be involved.
Duncanville HS is probably one of the best schools you could go to if your child is big on band or sports. The academics are also incredible and students have many opportunities to learn and grow into whatever person they want to be. As a band student, I think it's possibly the best band program in the nation, having won the 2002 5A state marching championship and the 2004 5A Honor band, with hopes of returning to the State Marching Contest this year in 2004.
I've been with Duncanville schools my entire life and I love them. There is such a good learning environment created and the staff works hard to maintain it. DHS is a great school to graduate from because we have lots of extraciricular activities that cover at least one of your interests. It is a privlegde to attend this school.
The teachers and leadership in the high school are outstanding! My sons are not in band or sports, but the adults responsible for them have gone way out of the way to help them through this past year, which was very difficult for both boys. I appreciate that there is a dress code, but it is so complicated that it is sporadically enforced. However, I still stand with the authorities, when they do enforce it, because so many schools in the area have no discipline. These people care about the kids!
I am very impressed with Duncanville High, due to there are teachers that still care about their students. They do notify the parents when grades are not up to speed and offers ways to improve their academics. Keep up the good work!
If your child is not in the the band or star athlete, this school will fail your child. The city of Duncanville should build another high school. They fail to do so because it will break up their #1 band and sport teams. Unfortunately they don't care enough about academics and over crowd of classrooms.
Your efforts on behalf of students, their dress code, and their maturity, are a very refreshing change from parental/administrative negligence. Please continue to stay your course, and the results will be a beter educated student body, with a more profound repect for their fellow students and our way of life. A Father of Five North Canton, Ohio
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