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El Paso, TX
Students enrolled: 1,809

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5400 Sun Valley Drive
El Paso, TX 79924

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(915) 832-8600
(915) 757-6443
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June 10, 2013
Ashley Biever! I saw your post....I'm a few years late but I wanted to put this out there. I was in love with you in high school! I think you left the city many moons ago. I hope you found what you were looking for!

- submitted by a community member
no rating
February 08, 2010
I have had two children who have attended Andress High School. I also attended Andress High School and know first hand what the schools like. It has always had a bad reputation due to its location and diversity(the only diversity in El Paso at one time). Its really up to the parents involve ment and just keeping up in your childrens lives. Obvious answers to those of you who give one or two stars. Although, EPISD, not the school itself, needs to screen their staff AND COACHES much more thoroughly.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 20, 2009
i am a parent and my daughter goes to Andress High. She has ton of problems with her counsulers not responding for her credits and absences that are not suppose to be there. I wouldnt recommend this school for any other parent

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 04, 2008
This school is headed in the right direction. Realistically, we cannot expect changes overnight. Great things are being done and will continue. One thing that has to be restored is pride. Having pride in your school and what it means to our community is vital. Be mature in your choices and your choices will pay off. GO EAGLES!!!

- submitted by a student

August 20, 2008
This school is fantastic, with the best band in the city

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2008
This school is exquesite! Im very proud that all of my children curretly attend this school.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2008
This is a wonderfull school and I see no danger around the students.

- submitted by a student

October 30, 2007
I'm a student at Andress HIgh School. We now have a new principal and since then i think our school has higher standards. We have improved majorly in our academics, sports, activities, and dicipline. We all get along very well and do take class seriously. We imporved drasticaly on our AYP. Our academics have also had a major change. If your child is failing at Andress maybe you as a parent should involve yourself instead of blaiming it on the school that 'you' enrolled them in.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 18, 2007
Andress High School is a good school for academics and sports. We got to give it up to the teachers at Andress for making the students excell. Andress is also strong is sport especially basketball. I do reccomend Andress High School

- submitted by a student

April 05, 2007
Andress is a fine, quality school. Top notch teachers in social studies, science and math make it a solid academic school. Most teachers demand excellence and work, athletics is strong, especially football and basketball. Administration, though weak in the past, has stepped up, (new crew) and done a fine job. Lots of opportunities to keep up with assignments and homework.

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2007
I think Andress is an overall good school because, the teachers really try to get the students all the help they need. Most of the time it is the students who want to differ with the teacher and that is why they get a rep of being bad. Yes some teachers act like they don't care, but that is only a few. As for the administration, i beleive they are confused about what to do with all the conflicts within the student body. They will put in a certain consequence in effect yet never make it stick. So with the students and administration both being confused, the whole school is seen as not knowing how to control the kids. Parental involvement has grown this past year as i've seen it. It is a very good thing to let your child know that you are there for them!!!!!

- submitted by a student

August 04, 2006
Andress High School gets a bad rep.because of the location of the school, but this school has wonderful teachers and students. The band is superior to the other high schools. Last year the band won quite a few honors and even went to state competition. I do recommend this school because no school is perfect, but in my opinion this school has more positives than negatives.

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2006
I would not recommend this school to any parent unless you are willing to to be involved 100% in your childs Education. You must understand the path your child needs to take for graduation, and keep them on that path. I had to correct the counslers on more than one ocasion. You must understand which classes are required and when they must be taken. You must know who the following personnel and they must know you: 1. The school Principal and Vice P. 2. Counsler 3. Attendace office personnel 4. Your childs teachers If my child missed school for any reason I would get at least two phone calls, one would be from the attendance office and the other would be from one or more teachers. I would also inform them in advance if my child had to miss school. You should do this at any school but at Andress High it's a must!

- submitted by a parent

May 09, 2006
This is a great school! It has a lot of different ethnicities because of the military base nearby which allows for friends from around the world. The teachers are great and the athletics in the school are great. People might bash this school a little because it has had it's problems like any other high school but it is a great school.

- submitted by a student

April 28, 2006
This is a horrible school. Andress High has a long reputation for sub-standard education and violence among the student body. EPISD loves to try to keep this hushed up. A new principal was named this year. The infrastructure of the school is shameful. No access to lockers--they are all bolted shut. I was advised that if your student 'stays in their group of friends and doesn't try to venture out' they will be safe. Some kids are successful there. Some are happy there. El Paso has 3 school districts. The east side is Socorro district, they have better high schools (Montwood & Americas). Franklin HS on the West Side is OK.

- submitted by a parent

February 14, 2006
Fine Arts, Sports, and related activities have faculty members who care about excellence of instruction and performance from their students. Administration tends to dictate rather than to include faculty in building a effective instructional community.

- submitted by a teacher

January 16, 2006
Andress have a few ethics problem within the school. Very poor leadership in the administration, but they are getting better. The school does have quality teachers who have a genuine concern for the students. The school needs to screen there security personnel better prior to hiring them because its not just a job it about protecting the safety of the students. Some of the students do not have respect for security due to the fact of the unethical practices of the some security personnel. I would advise all parents to stay involved with their kids, teachers and counselor while your child or children are attending this school. Most of all hold the administration accountable when the school is not during their part i.e. giving your child the best education for their future endeavors and a very safe environment to go to school.

- submitted by a parent

September 25, 2005
Andress is a really bad school theres are a lot of problems with behavior and overall do not like it

- submitted by a student

February 17, 2005
The safety and discipline of Andress high school is much improved from that of 2001 and it is in great tribute to Curtis Williams. The problems with the school lie in the laps of the parents and their lack of involvement. Blocked fire exits due to construction cannot complained about because prior to the construction the 2nd deck floor was seperating from the walls, which was much more dangerous than a cement building catching on fire.

- submitted by a student

October 11, 2004
I think that we should have more parent involvement than they do now it seems like they really don't care about our kids and the saddens me.

- submitted by a parent

February 16, 2004
Safety is a real issue here. Fire exits are blocked in some buildings due the construction.

- submitted by a community member

November 29, 2003
Administratively the school is lacking so much so that it has become seriously detrimental to student development, growth, and safety.

- submitted by a community member

September 04, 2003
One of the best schools I ever attended. Amazing that it was high school. Academically, the teachers and staff demanded excellence and knew how to reach the students. Administratively, it lacked follow through and strong discipline, but overall, it was a wonderful school to attend.

- submitted by a student

August 27, 2003
The cockroaches should have a PhD by now, as they have been in school longer than the children. The parents are kept in the dark. Getting final grades is a mystery. There is little opportunity for growth. Summer school is limited to failing students, and the parents are not notified of the student s grades. Osmosis is the parent s means of communication with that school.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2003
Not handicappable. does not allow handicapable students mingle with regular ed students. Does not have doors nor handles that are handicapable, no elavators to get to second foor in most builds, including admit. no wheel chair ramps from the street to school grounds. Not geared for the child wanting to go to college.

- submitted by a parent

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Andress High School
5400 Sun Valley Drive, El Paso, TX  79924
(915) 832-8600
Last modified Andress High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Andress High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top