Students make bad decisions everywhere. Teachers are not perfect everywhere. Food is standard school food. So there's nothing to really judge it on. I am a c/o 2015 student, and Duncanville is a pretty great district. It offers great career classes with hands on activities such as culinary, auto tech/collision, wood, etc, with a great sports department.
words don't describe my disappointment in this school, don't trust anything you hear or know about this school
My school is TERRIBLE, DO NOT go to Duncanville High School. move while you have the chance!
This is a good school it has an amazing sports program and the teachers are great
I was not informed that my child needed to retake a state test until less than 48 hours before the retest was administered. The test results online were incomplete and the school was aware but decided not to inform parents unless they came to the school or wa able to finally contact someone. It is mid July and I still do not have a final paper report card for my child. Someone not listed on my childs paperwork was allowed to pick up fundraiser products without my knowledge. When I spoke with the principal I was told sorry and he would look into it but they have an open campus. When I stated well what if this person would have walked out a side door with my child I got silence. He then repeated he will get with the teacher and get back to me I have heard nothing. I have been allowed to pick up my child and without showing any ID. This is unacceptable. Once I graduate college I will be removing my child from Duncanville. Grand Prairie now has an open school district so she can go there. Also if you saw the video of a student telling a teacher to stop passing out worksheets and actually get up and teach the class then you saw Duncanville High School first hand.
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.
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