FMHS excels in not only the quality of education, but also the quality of co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities. Last year, the average graduating senior received over $14,000 in scholarships. One in three students took an AP test. FMHS beat the national SAT and ACT averages by 132 and 6.0 points, respectively. 17 students became National Merit finalists, and 7.6% of seniors were noted for their 2006 PSAT scores. In athletics, music, and academics, the school competes and succeeds on the state and national level.
I am a former student who graduated in May 2007. I cannot begin to list the many reasons why FMHS is an amazing school. I enjoyed my 4 years at FMHS where I received an excellent education from talented teachers and graduated in the top 10 students of my 673-member class. I also received over $200,000 in scholarship money. Thanks to the rigorous AP and LEAP programs at FMHS, I gained 63 credit hours and began college as a JUNIOR. I also did extremely well on my PSAT, SAT, and ACT. The school also has a great athletic program, fine arts department, and several organizations for students to join. The old principal was excellent but I'm not too sure about the new one.
My wife and I had five children go through Flower Mound High School. I do not know how they could have gotten a better education unless they had gone to a private school. My only negatives would be that they seem to be 100% focused on students who want to go to College. One of my kids did not fit this mold. But the activities and level of professionalism of the faculty is top drawer all the way. My reference point is that I went to Hershey High School in Pennsylvania. Hershey students had better than a 85% graduation rate from College. I would put FMHS in this category.
My stepson graduated in 2007. Football program is good. He was challenged in class, got accepted to numerous colleges. One teacher even came by our house on a weekly basis to tutor him for free when he was having a problem. Don't know the quality of the new principal. This is a large school and we had some difficulties working with the prior administration. For such a large institution, I feel they do a pretty good job and have no concerns about my younger son attending if we remain in the area.
I'm really pleased with the education my two children are recieving at Flower Mound High School. The administration is excellent and students are kept on a close watch. My students feel safe here, especially with it being this size. The principal is a great guy and will take the school far.
I was part of the first graduating class in 2002 at FMHS and my brother graduated in 2005. We both had wonderful experiences there. It is a fantastic school full of caring teachers and staff. They have exceptionally strong programs for the Fine Arts, sports, dance and miscellaneous extra curricular. It's hard to not find something to be involved in. Academically, the curriculum pushes you to be the best you can be, and the teachers are always willing to help out. My Math teacher even tutored me in her home in the evenings when I struggled with certain areas. The rules are easy to follow, and they are appropriate for running a school of this size. The students who did not follow said rules were dealt with quickly and with as little distraction to other students as possible. I always felt safe and comfortable there. I would recommend this school very highly, and in a perfect world, MY children will be able to attend FMHS.
My daughter graduated from FMHS in 2007. She had excellent teachers who really cared about her success. She was a member of many organizations and was made to feel as if she was an important part of each and every one of them. Over-all, she had a fantastic high school experience. Flower Mound High School is the best.
My son has been at FMHS for the past two year and enjoyed every minute of it. I would recommend the LEAP program and pre-a/p and A/P courses. the kids seems to really care at this level vs. regular level classes. The principle and staff have always been available and open to suggestions. This is the best school in Flower mound.
Our 3 children attended FMHS with the youngest still there. The academics standards are high and the AP classes excellent. They each have their own interests and were active in honor societies, band, sports, and other clubs too. In a school as big as this one, kids can get lost so parents must encourage their children to become involved. Check out the school website and see what all there is for your student. With so many diverse clubs, there is something for every student. When we became involved as parents, we saw first hand how well this school is run. The principals and the staff are very good and they care about all the FMHS students.
I dont think its fair to talk down about this school unless youve experienced it first hand. Everyone handles high school in a different way and it is a wonderful, challenging school. Trust me, I know... I was a student.
Too much emphasis on football and not enough on music, art, and other extracurricular activities.
I was a member of the first class to go all the way through Flower Mound High School.(1999-2003) It is a wonderful school, it is very competitive academically. You are pushed to be the best you can be. My friends and I all were able to easily go on to all the big Universities. Tech, A&M, Oklahoma, SMU, OSU, Baylor, & Texas. Flower Mound is also strict about it's dress code and keeps it's students in line. If your child attends school here they are more likely to be successful than any of the other schools in LISD. Flower Mound has a all the extracurricular activities you can imagine. All the main sports. They also offer a variety of classes that can help your child decide what career field they might want to enter into. Parents are encouraged to take part in their child's activities and learning at FMHS.
FMHS theatre department is by far the best theatre department in the state. The Academics at FMHS are suberb, as is their leadership.
I am a mom of a Freshman, and have been very impressed with the involvement and encouragement of his art teacher. It is a wonderful school with caring staff.
As a teacher and parent of a student, I can speak of the high level of academic challenge offered at FMHS. The theatre department is superb, and the comments at the annual musical regularly include, 'These can't be high school students! They're so talented!' The gifted program (LEAP) teaches the social studies and English courses together (AB block), so the students are learning history, government, politics of an era at the same time as they learn the literature and culture of the country.
Great school that offers variety of opportunities for students (Academic and Extracurricular). Teachers are readily available to students and parents outside of classroom. Many of them support students' goals and interests beyond high school. Strong focus on academics. There is significant community involvement and support for the school. Great variety of activities available. Music Dept. won a Grammy Award in 2005. Physical amenities are great. We moved into the area five years ago and have had children in this school for the past four years. The school's staff and students make a great effort to welcome newcomers and help them find their niche. (All above comments apply equally to the elementary and middle feeder schools). Now we are planning a move out of the area to the east coast (job transfer) and are having a difficult time finding a school with as much to offer.
FMHS is an amazing school. I am always impressed how great the performing arts department is. They all get along and work hard for the benifit of the students. It is an honor to be connected with this school.
This is a large school. Very impersonal. Scholastics are fare but not rewarding. The athletic program is hard for any new kid. There was 110 players on the freshman football team. You might have the smartest and brightest child, but he will feel much pressure and never feel good about his accomplishments. Always under pressure to be the best...Lots of money at Flower Mound. Very hard to become involved in the school orginizations. Very disappointing.
New,fast growing school. Block schedule allows students to focus on few classes per semester.
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