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Forney, TX
Students enrolled: 1,359

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800 Farm to Market 741
Forney, TX 75126

(972) 564-3890
(972) 564-7026
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July 16, 2015
I attended this school in 2007, and can attest to the fact that there was indeed a total clique mentality and MAJOR bullying problem. With all of the recent national attention brought about regarding this matter, I am surprised to see that the school evidently has had no success battling the issue. I feel completely indifferent with respect to the quality of teaching; mediocre at best, judging by the overall average turnout of classmates whom have seemingly amounted to nothing in life eight years later.

- submitted by a community member

May 25, 2014
Instead of whining about my life like other reviews, I'll actually rate the school and teachers. The teachers are great and care a lot for students. I'm involved in many activities. It's nice that there are so many activities and clubs at our school to be a part of. Those are only made possible by the awesome teachers that work before and after school to make sure we have those groups. There is a lot of support in playing sports AND in the classroom. I scored very high in my testing and I wouldn't have been able to do that without the awesome teachers here. I graduate in about two weeks and I'm ready for college. All of my teachers and coaches are the ones that got me prepared and gave me confidence.

- submitted by a community member

February 08, 2014
I graduated from this school in June of 2012. I attended this school district starting in 2nd grade. I used to enjoy going to school in Forney, until I got to high school. Obviously high school in general is going to get a bad rep, but I absolutely hated going to school here. Some of the teachers were good, but most weren't. There is a HORRIBLE clique problem, which made is difficult for me to keep friends! I was involved in so many activities but lost friends because I was friends with other people. I understand that's a typical high school issue, but its horrible here. Also, there is supposed to be a dress code here. I can almost guarantee that 50% of the kids here don't go to class in dress code. The dress code consists of polos, khaki/navy blue/black pants, belt, closed toe shoes. A lot of the kids wear hoodies (wearing t-shirts underneath rather than polos) and black pants (yoga pants, leggings, etc.). As someone who attended this school and got in trouble for wearing a maroon polo instead of red, I think it's completely unfair for kids to get away with this. All in all, I did not enjoy attending this school. I didn't learn much while at FHS, and do not recommend going here.

- submitted by a community member

July 30, 2013
I have a hard time believing anything written by most of the people that have written a review on here. The use of the English language by people on this website, and specifically this school review, is appalling.

- submitted by a community member

May 24, 2013
did not teach anything for child get out on there own. dod not send child this school bad school

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2012
One of the most disciplined schools I have seen. Student dress code is exceptional, saving parent's money and creating uniformity. Teachers demand a lot from the AP students and regular students alike. INCREDIBLE fine arts programs. State competitive band. Talented choir, art, and theatre program.

- submitted by a community member

May 07, 2012
Can you say bullying? We moved to Forney for a good school . From Kindergarten up we have had some minor issues with uniforms, student drop off chaos, but never did we anticipate fighting with the High School to help us stop bullying! My child has continuously been verbally harassed by peers and a coach. We have brought all of this to the principle s attention but have been told they can t do anything about it. My child was physically attacked by another student and there is still no regard to the issue at hand. Bullying is being tolerated and escalates to physical altercations. How many fights can you count in a day? The lack of concern from the administration is appalling. We are trying desperately to get out of Forney High School. If you are considering relocating to Forney for the school district, please reconsider (or teach your child how to fight)! Check out Sunnyvale or Rockwall/Heath.

- submitted by a parent

July 25, 2011
My son went to Forney High and for I don't think it the scholl for kids of color. the teachers overall were good, but the principals were terrible. We even had a prinicipal to lie on my son and we were able to prove it and nothing was done to her, she now at North Forney. I just think their overrall concern is Taks and this done not prepare them for college. They hardly ever have homeworks, nor do they have books to take home. In college you are not going to be working from a computer. You will have textbooks and you need to have good study skills. Forney High does not prepare them for this. The coaches were the worst and if you were not their famous then you didn't get any play.

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2009
I have been in this school district for 11 years now. This is the only school district I have ever known sadly. Im in the middle of my junior year and am going homeschool. The uniforms aren't as bad as everyone makes them out to be but yes you do tend to spend a bunch of money no matter what brand because you have to buy out of school clothes and uniforms. Yes, this school is all about TAKS. I don't know how many teachers on the first day of school preached about TAKS and how they can pass you. This school basically says if you can't pass TAKS you wont go to college. Forney has smart teachers, very smart but are not good at teaching. Most Staff is made up of Coach's who just give busy work also.

- submitted by a student

September 22, 2009
I do agree that the children are rude, and the cliques are almost unbearable. The dress code causes us to have to spend an additional $350 per child each year. We want our kids to be normal, so we still provide jeans and shirts as their regular wardrobe. Too much expense! I have met my children's teachers, and I was overall very pleased. It is too bad the school is crowded, with a new school across town half empty. Last but not least, there is way too much homework! We spend around 3 hours each night on homework. Eight classes a day is silly.

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2008
This school has really helped my child grow as a person. Her grades has gone up, and the teachers there really help her.

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March 04, 2008
They put a lot of emphasis on athletics, but to say the least, their sports programs are less than impressive. The children at the school are unruly, and very rude to one another. There is a major clique mentality at the school. I believe that the administration should focus less on dress code and regulations, and rather encourage ethics and equality. The school is just poorly run all around, on both the administration's, teacher's, and student's behalf. We transferred out.

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2007
Academic programs are good, except you might want to put a little more resources on academics and not sports. You can keep them in good shape without being excessive. Love your dress code, but let's not get too carried away.

- submitted by a parent

August 30, 2007
I am a parent who has lived in the district for the past 14 years.This year was my son's freshman year in a school that is drastically over crowded with a 1700+ student body.I have had a problem with getting textbooks issued.And there is far too much emphasis on state required accessments i.e.TAKS.

- submitted by a parent

November 30, 2006
The district is growing. Most of the emphasis is being placed on the elementary level for new schools. I believe that the administration from the high school level could be much better. You have to wear uniforms in the district. Only certain colors are allowed. They have an excellent band and music program. The fine arts program is improving. They have a good athletic program. Some very good quality teachers are here who make coming to school to learn interesting.

- submitted by a student

September 04, 2006
The district as a whole maintains a 'clique' mentality. I have seen this district from inside and out for the last 25 years. I was a student from 5th grade through 12th, then my children went from 1st-5th. I had to pull my children out and move due to the complete lack of concern for any real education in Forney. The only true concern in the entire district is teaching the kids the correct responses to the state mandated standardized testing and football. No real education takes place in Forney ISD. They are not looking to fix this problem, they are looking for you to shut up and fall in line.

- submitted by a parent

April 12, 2006
This school is okay, but is in serious need of improvement. The school could be much better. The entire focus of the learning curriculum is leaned towards the TAKS, the Texas Assesment of Knowledge and Skills. The AP Curriculum is limited. The district is growing, and this school does not yet know how to deal with that growth. The district is focusing on elementary growth and ignoring classes of 35+ in the High School. Although there are some positive qualities such as a good band and well ranked academic teams, there are many bad traits too. If your child is in athletics, a large sum of money goes to that deparment. If your child is in special ed, the special ed program is top-notch. If you are uninterested in these programs, I would look elsewhere.

- submitted by a student

February 07, 2006
I was a student here for approximately 1 and 1/2 years. This was the most miserable time of my life. There was no emphasis placed on the importance of art, ONLY FOOTBALL. The teachers were so terrible that even I could have taught their remedial, simplistic curriculumn. The whole town seemed to be trapped in a time warp dating back at least 50 years. Worst of all was the implementation of a MANDATORY uniform policy of which their was no opting out of. Unless you enjoy the idea of a substandard education and discouragement of your child's creativity, stay away.

- submitted by a student

August 22, 2003
My children have grown up in this district and we have not experienced any problems. The administration cares about our children and that reflects in the teachers.

- submitted by a parent

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Forney High School
800 Farm to Market 741, Forney, TX  75126
(972) 564-3890
Last modified Forney High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Forney High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top