AHS is a great school but the new 2010-2011 principal is the worst.the principal never returns my phone calls. The last time we spoke over the phone she was very rude with me. hopefully the get a new prncipal next year because she is the worst principal I have had to deal with!
I was a student there... I graduated 2005 this school gave me great experience never had any issues with no one from the staff.all of the teachers I had where friendly and dedicated to their job.thank you for this great experience.
I am A former student, i attended AHS my freshman and sophomore years. I live in Alaska now and i wish that i hadn't moved compared to most schools on a national level it isn't the greatest but it is by far a better school than most. the student teacher relationship is great and they have an extraordinay amount of extracurriculars, the JROTC program is on of the best in the state, even on a national level, the band cheer and dance is amazing. compared to the other two schools i've attended in my high school carrer AHS is byfar the best school I've attended.
as a parent of a sophmore student t this school i have been very impressed with the capability of the teachers and staff at this school
I am writing this review as a part two reviewe to a previous post i made. In regards to the review posted on December 17, 2008 in which was repeatedly posted. I am a former student and am currently attending UT Austin. Reasons for the school having such a high growing population rate is because the city is expanding and Fort Bliss is growing in population. Therefore, the district is attemptin to construct more high schools. However, with parents voting against legislation like a recent bond that failed, school constructions will be yielded for the time being. Therefore, you will continue to see high classroom student capacities. If you thought it was hard to see your counselor to speak with you one-on-one, then you just didn't try hard enough. There's no excuse for not being able to see your counselor. They want to help! I've run out of space to write more...
The school cannot handle the burgeoning population in the area. It seems that many of the counselors spend more time managing data entry than actually working with the students. There is also the inadequate size of the cafeteria and the crowded classrooms. Students also have a difficult time getting the services they need. Even seniors have a hard time getting basic classes required for graduation. Colleges that do not already have a working relationship with the school from better days have a hard time breaking through the bureaucractic mess after working around the unusual year round schedule.
This is just a great school! My daughter loves her school and has really flourished even more so. She has had a great experience and all the faculty and staff have been awesome. Americas is one of the best schools in the city and definitely in the district. What an awesome group of devoted individuals this school has.
I think americas high school is a really good school for our children
Americas Highschool is the best highschool in the SISD area. Admisitration earns marks above and beyond any other highschool at SISD. They have great sports, great teachers and overall the best environment if you want your children to be safe.
From my experience at this school it is great. when people say that its boring or stuff like that its only because they didn't get involved in the many activities that the school has to offer. when you get involed in the activities at the school it will make your high school years great!
Im a student at Americas Highschool. I think that our teachers need to make things simpler and try to help each individual student.Stop making the classes so big!So that the teacher can go over this with all the students.Thankyou.
This school has extremely bad principles. Half the time they dont know what they're doing. Parents are rarely around helping out. The teachers are good though, at least most of them. It is an ok school with bad principles, little discipline, and no parent involvement.
this is an okay school administration isnt all that great but the fine atrs is great and sports are fenomenal!
First, fine arts here are stellar. Particularly the band and choir. Dance is iffy. This isn't the worst school in El Paso to go to, but as far as being on par with schools in the nation, it is not. The AP program churns some good students, but most students are not adequately prepared. The school cannot handle the burgeoning population in the area. It seems that many of the counselors spend more time managing data entry than actually working with the students. There is also the inadequate size of the cafeteria and the crowded classrooms. Students also have a difficult time getting the services they need. Even seniors have a hard time getting basic classes required for graduation. Colleges that do not already have a working relationship with the school from better days have a hard time breaking through the bureaucractic mess after working around the unusual year round schedule.
I am not a parent, but a student in Americas High School. I can tell you this school is a great one to go to. Students are friendly to one another. The sports teams always try their best and hard-working. The teachers are great, they try to teach as much possible. With the activities I have joined and the homework that I get every night, it keeps me away from drugs and the people that would influence my life in the wrong ways. I can honestly say Americas High School is a great school for a teenager to go to! -Nicole
Their NJROTC program has really helped my son get focused on his life. I hope they continue with the program with the same quality instructors even though the enrollment rate is decreasing. The drama department in one of the finest in the district. The teachers keep a high rate of acedemic excellance in the pre-AP and AP classes. Media tech classes quickly bounced back after suffering a severe set back of equipment being stolen. They use very up to date software which enhances being able to go into the work force with immediate knowledge of present technology.
In over all this is a very good school. There are rarly any fights, there are great teachers and they have great extracurriclar activites.
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