I have a friend who lives in Grand Prairie but sends her kids to Arlington schools. She pays a fee that is not much. We live in Duncanville and would like to send our kids to another school district like Mansfield or Arlington. Does anyone have any information on this?
I don't know what is going on with Duncanville HS now, but my son graduated in 2009 and went on to Texas A&M University. He will graduate in December 2013. He loved Duncanville HS and I always had a great rapport with his teachers. We moved to Texas from New York, it was a big adjustment but he adapted well, thanks to the curriculum at Duncanville HS.
My stepson attends this school, he is currently a sophomore and I feel he is not being challenged at all. There are times that he will not have any homework for days. The assignments that he brings home from the teachers often contains grammatical errors and misspelled words, is this the material that the teachers are using to teach their students? The school is extremely over crowded, which makes for overcrowded classrooms. I will be looking to take my child out of this school as soon as he is finished with the 10th grade!
Because of all the students transferring to Duncanville High this new yr school semester creating overcrowded students in classes. A new school being built would be highly recommended in the near future.
This school is disappointing. No one answers their phones not even the principal. They don`t call back either. I left a message and sent an email to one of the teachers and they didn`t call back or answer to my emails. I went in person to see if they were available. They were not there and not even the counsler could help me. It is so frustrating to get a hold of someone. My son wanted a school map so I called asking if they could fax me school map. They refused to send me any. I am so displeased with this school. The staff is lazy and refuse to help you when you need to get a hold of someone.
In may my daughter will graduate and i think all have done a wonderful job... some of the kids are just bad... if u check on your kids you find out things you did not know...go duncanville high.
This school is the worst school I have ever had to deal with in the last 21 years. I have dealt with schools from a few different states and even schools within the same state, and I have never had as many problems with a school as I have with this school. The counselors don't return your calls, the principles don't return calls nor do the superintendent return calls. When I was in the process of relocating my realtor stated that duncanville isd was the "best" isd in the Dallas area, if this is the best I would hate to see the worst.
My older son graduated from DHS in 2010 and is majoring in physics and chemistry at University of Texas. He was very well-prepared for college. My younger son will graduate this year and plans to follow the path found in Career and Technology classes. He has found his passion in life and is developing habits to succeed. I am very happy with what this school offers.
Not everyone ia AP program material. Students who are NOT in AP programs are discriminated against. I have found the parents of AP students to be very snobbish!!
This school prepared my daughter for college. The attention to academics (not just sports) is excellent.
Duncanville's AP program is one of the best program's in the district. We've had students accepted to Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton and etc. I'm lucky to have been affiliated with these gifted and motivated students
I'm a former student of Duncanville and I have to say I loved it. I moved to the Houston area after graduation and when I hear horror stories and how much other people hated high school, I am saddened. High school was wonderful and I am glad I spent my forming years at DHS. GO PANTHERS!
The teachers at this school are amazing they really care about their students.
DHSis awesome, I went there for 2 years. it is clean, safe, and has good academics.
My child recently graduated Duncanville High school. He attended K-12 in Duncanville. The High School has some real problems. There is no accountability within the administration or the staff, there are a few good teachers but most are seriously lacking. The security there is a joke. 4K students under one roof and no one is in control. DHS is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. The staff and administration discourage parental involvement. And no one there has the time to deal with any issues. It's a joke. They barely have an 'acceptable' rating.
My daughter graduated from DHS in 2005. I know it was a great experience for her. Moving from NC to Texas twice I think that the is was a true blessing. She learned more and was exposed to a lot of different things. DHS is an awesome school, keep up the good work.
I'm an alumni of DHS and I think it's an awesome school. I learned so much from my teachers and peers. The diversity of the students prepares you for the real world. The teachers sincerely care about their students, and there's so many extracurricular activities that leaves no one out. There's a niche for everyone.
I am an alumni of Duncaville H.S. I think it is a great school. It has an awesome curriculum, I didn't think that when I was in school. However now I really appreciate and am grateful for all the wonderful teachers at D'ville High. They do a great job at preparing the students for the 'Real World'. Keep up the great world.
my child is in band, and has been for 5 years previously. she loves it, despite the rigorous program. It encourages working as a team, and excells in musicality, and marching. The concerts are wonderful, and we have enjoyed all of them. the students are challenged to do well, and private teaching is expected for the most part. As for the academics, they seem to be good. My child has some AP and some regular classes. In general, she has found that the aP classes are better, because of better behavior, and the more intense work. As long as the student is prepared to work hard, I believe that they can do well at DHS. As for extracurricular activities, there are many clubs, and many organizations to be involved in: athletics, languages, and others. I have heard that choir is also excellent.
Duncanville High School is an amazing school. The athletics have been stellar for decades, the band is top-notch, and the pre-professional courses are numerous. There is something for everyone at DHS. Culinary Arts, Drafting, Auto Mechanics, Cosmetics, Hotel and Restaurant Management; the list goes on and on. The academic offerings are great as well. AP and Pre-AP classes have prepared me well. The one 'regular' class I took was not bad either, and that teacher had achieved a perfect score on his SAT. The school is very diverse, and white people are a minority. The dress code is a pain, but in the long run, it doesn't matter what miserable clothing you had to wear in high school. One student in my class achieved a perfect score on his ACT; several students were national merit scholars. The facilities are new and there is something for everyone at DHS.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Join GreatSchools to participate in the parent community and other discussions on our site.
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Duncanville High School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!