I've taught in 3 different districts and Flower Mound H.S. has their academics together better than any public school I've been in. They push the kids in the PreAP courses and give them standards to achieve. I disagree with some other comments stating there's no help for struggling students. FMHS offers credit recovery courses, the majority of the teachers are there for tutoring and if not they encourage students just ask one of the other teachers in the dept., the sped kids have inclusion teachers in their rooms with them, they also have SSS for sped students to go to if they need more assistance. Admin enforces PDA rules and dress code rules fairly consistently (which you don't see in other huge 5A high schools). For a school with 3,300 students there could be major problems, but compared to the other schools in Lewisville ISD and other 5A high schools around the area, Flower Mound is where I'd send my kids.
This school assumes that every kid learns the same way and that every kid is brilliant. There are NO extra services during school for kids who struggle. NONE. No in-school tutoring, resource rooms, teacher aids, peer tutoring, study hours for homework--NOTHING. The school has over 3300 kids--but just 8 overworked counselors/staff who likewise offer no support.The kids take four (relatively difficult) classes every semester and it's very much sink or swim. STAY AWAY from this school and this district. It's all about awards and accolades and appearances and not at all about the student.
The school is great for brilliant and gifted students. It offers nothing, though, to help those who struggle. Nothing. They are shuffled aside and ignored. It is incredibly frustrating.
I graduated FMHS about 4 years ago. I was in no way prepared for college, because the teachers here simply baby students so they don't upset the rich helicopter parents. The students are spoiled brats. High school was a huge waste of my time.
Flower mound is very good if you want academic competition and a dynamic student body. Class ranking among the top here is reserved for the brightest of students and A's in regular classes won't get you above the top 25% without the additional work in pre ap or ap courses. The sports teams are always well funded and facilities are top notch.
Flower Mounds focus on excellence is very aparent in all the teachers and counselors we interacted with. The school values and promotes acedemic accomplishments not just athletic. The staff's focus on student sucess and advancement of all students to secondary education is visable in their record of percent of students moving on to college.
Sure, being in high school is never fun. At this age, students struggle with self-identity. That being said, I was a student in the graduating class of 2007. As any high-volume school goes, the staffing is typical. I'm not sure about current admins (I have heard that lately it has been lackluster) but admittedly at times it felt like there were too many principals and that they weren t communicating well. Many of the teachers were excellent, though few of them were just ok. I assure you that the teachers are going well above-and-beyond what they are asked to do, and they want to see students excel in their futures. Here I was prepared for college in various ways. My teachers were willing to teach at a higher curriculum level to prepare and challenge students in ways it didn't sound to me like other high schools in the area offer. I believe that block scheduling should be implemented at more high schools. It is at first challenging as a student going from 7periods per day in junior high to 4 periods per day in high school, but many of these students don't notice the difference between their high school schedule and their college schedules in terms of block-curriculum.
I am a former student of this school, and I am SO glad I never have to set foot in there again. While the teachers aren't bad, the block scheduling is awful. I hate that they fit a whole year of class into a semester. The cliques are awful - money, popularity, etc. rule the school. At first glance it may not seem so, but after spending all my years in LISD schools, it's a constant thing. If you don't belong to a certain group or hang out with certain people, you're pretty much shunned and have no friends. Luckily I wasn't one of those people, but it always hurt me to see that. If you aren't involved in anything and you don't wear labels and have money, you're pretty much an outcast.
I have mixed reviews about this school. I have two kids - one attended there briefly and one is currently attending. My daughter who attended briefly struggled at this school. She was a new student and this school was very clique and difficult to fit into. She is also more artistic and this school let's these types slide through the cracks. No support from the Counselors either. We moved her over to ISchool High and her grade point avg. went from 2.3 to 3.2 ....big difference and that says a lot. My son just started there this year. He is academically strong and in all the advanced programs. This school Embraces these types of kids and thus he is doing well and likes it. Basically, if you are not in a group (cheerleader, football player, brainiac group) I think your child would struggle or more artistic.
Recent administration changes have seen this school go downhill quickly. MANY of the best teacher have left the school for other districts, or dropped out of teaching completely. This new administration is more concerned with controlling the kids and teachers than they are with educating them.
Great School with great statistics for graduation, college enrollment, and the largest school in Texas with an "Excellent" rating for the second year in a row!
Flower Mound HS is one of the three exemplary 3A schools with a population over 3000 in the state of Texas. It is a fantastic school and I am proud that my son attends here. He will be ready for college!
Yes, my children did receive a fine education from Flower Mound High School, however, I feel that they could have received the same quality of education from any of the other LISD high schools. In regards to the previous parent who suggested that a person should move in order for their children to experience a more diverse student population, it is this type of mentality that gives this schools its poor image of lack of acceptance of diversity.
This school expects nothing less than perfection which is fine if you have been in LISD since elementary school but transferring from another school is horrible. I find myself not knowing the basics of their classes and I am going to have to drop out of an AP English class because I don't know what is needed for the class. Their standards are going to ruin any transfer students unless they come from a high end private school. The school also relies too much on the internet. If a student is having internet or printer issues the night a homework assignment is due, there is no fail-safe. There is way too much administration. It is nearly impossible to find out how to get some basic things done because you have to find the right person to go to. Random drug tests required for everything. I hate this school
My daughter currently attends FMHS. Overall it is a good school, it is a very large school so individual attention for each student is lacking. Improvements do need to be made as far as helping the kids choose their classes wisely. Trying to schedule classes for the following year can be tough even for the experienced parent. I have to leave more than one message for the counselor to return my calls or emails. As far, as the front office goes, very rude! Don't expect Southern hospitality when dealing with the ladies in the front office. I undersatand that they are dealing hundreds of people everyday but they need to remember that it is my taxes that pay for their salary.
Great school but no school is perfect, As for previous post (Would love to see the school more racially diverse.) you can always move!
My kids did well at fmhs from an academic standpoint. it is big, however, if you take the ap classes you will be challanged.
I was very unhappy with the education my child received. Flower mound high school did not prepare my kid for the A.C.T. and left him poorly prepared for college. The classes are way too big, and kids rarely receive the individual care they deserve.
I had four children attend this school we were very impressed with the music program. It is first rate. There has been a lot of changes with the new principle, and we have heard not all good changes. Several good teachers left due to change
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