Administration demonstrates no integrity, compassion, or respect. My 14 year old daughter, a new Freshman, wondered out loud one day why the attendance clerk worked there when she so clearly disliked teenagers... Teachers are fine. Administration is horrible.
The staff has been horrible to work with. The counselors, the attendance clerks, the APs make the child and parent feel like it's a battle between them and you and they are going to win it at all costs, the child be damned. This is the worst experience we've had anywhere.
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 2016 Texas Education Agency Accountability report for Flower Mound High School provides good data.
Here are the scores for the 9th grade campus. Index 1 (Student Achievement): Index score is 96 (the target index is 60). Index 2 (Student Progress): Index score is 50 (the target index is 17). Index 3 (Closing Performance Gaps): Index score is 58 (the target index is 30). Index 4 (Postsecondary Readiness): Index score is 84 (the target index is 21).
For Flower Mound High, the scores are as follows: Index 1 (Student Achievement): Index score is 95 (the target index is 60). Index 2 (Student Progress): Index score is 31 (the target index is 17). Index 3 (Closing Performance Gaps): Index score is 55 (the target index is 30). Index 4 (Postsecondary Readiness): Index score is 90 (the target index is 21).
Niche gives Flower Mound High School an A grade.
The graduation rate is 99%.
98% of students are proficient in math.
97% of students are proficient in reading.
The average SAT score is 1900 (the nationwide average is 1700).
The average ACT score is 29 (the nationwide average is 26).
A 2016 study from an organization called Children at Risk ranks Flower Mound High as the 67th-best high school in Texas. It gives it a rating of A+. This study's rankings are based on four variables: 1) Student Achievement; 2) Campus Performance; 3) Growth; and 4) College Readiness.
The 2015 data for Algebra I and English testing looks incomplete at best. Why are the results from only 11 students (Algebra I) and 10 students (English) being used to provide a GreatSchools rating? Having a high school drop from a 9 to a 6 based on the results of so few tests is ridiculous.
GreatSchools is only using STAAR End-Of-Course state exam scores for their "overall" rating... It is misleading as we no longer have 9th graders on our campus which include 9th grade STAAR EOCs - Alg 1, Eng I, Biology. FMHS is only administering these exams to students who are retesting or are just now taking those course for the first time as an upperclassman.
Please see information below.
1. Flower Mound HS is a 10–12 grade campus. The feeder FM9 campus has only been open for 2 years, starting 2014-2015. Thus the discrepancies in the scores. We used to have freshmen on campus and thus freshmen level exams of Alg 1, English 1, Biology. Great Schools should only be measuring exams given to the grade levels that are on campus. Those courses and exams include 10th grade – English 2 STAAR EOC exam & 11th – US History STAAR EOC Exam. Any other exam administered are students that are retesting and not a full population of students. If an exam is given to a small populations of students the Texas Education Agency does not measure schools on those values for our state accountability.
2. If the Great Schools rating of 0 – 10 rating are based only on state test scores this is a huge problem! Especially when our College Readiness and SAT/ACT/AP scores are off the charts higher than the state and National Averages. For the exams we do give to students on our campus, English 2 and US History, are well above the state average.
3. FMHS/LISD schools are already at a disadvantage because we are an Accelerate Block campus (much like how colleges operate on Fall / Spring class schedules by semester) and many students are testing during the December fall administration of the STAAR EOC exams when they are enrolled in the course. Fall scores are not in values you are using to rate the schools in Lewisville ISD. Only the Spring scores are represented.
4. Parents and community members who use this site generally do not sit & evaluate the data you are presenting… They only see the drop in test score averages and a low overall rating – without looking at the number of students tested. This grossly misrepresents our school and I am sure many other schools as well that are not full 9th–12th grade campuses. Obviously careful consideration is not paid to ratings if you have one of the highest academic performing schools in the state sitting at a 6.