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Fort Worth, TX
Students enrolled: 1,273
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5701 Shelton Street
Fort Worth, TX 76112

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(817) 815-4000
(817) 815-4050
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October 18, 2014
this school is great!!!! wonderful teachers that stay for tutoring everyday if they have to, and they are willing to do anything for their students.

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2014
I love EASTERN HILLS with a passion. There's no other school like it. Eastern hills as a whole is a very educated and highly motivated family.We might not have the best accommodations but anyone that comes to hills no that even though we're not a top notch school we still try to be the best.Im a freshman here and I love all the extra curricular activities and hands on teachers that love and support you and only want the best for you.i love the fact that the teachers teach you in a way that really makes spence. After school tutoring is basically one on one.that helps many students succeed and understand what they're struggling with. In conclusion I recommend any student to enroll here you won't regret it.

- submitted by a community member

August 17, 2013
The school has a host of AP classes taught by top notch teachers, many with master's degrees or higher, out performed more affluent schools in the FWISD, such as Paschal HS, in such fundamental and important areas as Algebra in 2012 and 2013 and produced the fifth highest count of distinguished matriculants per Geometry STARR EOC results out of the district's 14 high schools. The school has excellent athletics, student driven after school programs, a high quality student program of choice for professional development, and the 2013 All-District EHHS Champion Chess Team. It is hardly a poor, impoverished, ghetto, or shameful school as some reviewers have posted. It is quite the opposite. The upswing of the school is so permanent, so meaningful and dramatic that some of the school's less burnished past is truly now, just a thing of the past. The schools old motto has been brandished once more: PRIDE OF THE EAST SIDE. It is a well deserved motto!

- submitted by a teacher

April 29, 2013
Eastern Hills is a great school ! The teachers take care of us and try their verry hardest to make sure we have everything we need to learn. We may not be filthy rich like Northwest IDS, But we have something that they don't have and that's caring teachers and were all a family here. The gang activity has gone down alot since my freshman year at Hills.I honestly recommend this school for anyone looking for a transfer to a great school !

- submitted by a student

November 14, 2011
Since Ms. Washington became the principle of Eastern Hills, things have taken a complete turn for the better. The attendance rates are higher and the want for education is as well. The teachers here really do everything they can possibly do for their students, even if they are rowdy, trying to make them open up and seeing what really is the problem and giving them someone to talk to. Many don't see us in the light we see ourselves because of all the past history at Hills but things have changed and it's not the school or the staff who have given it the bad reputation is holds, but the past bunch of students who made there bad actions stand out. Now a days people really enjoy the friends and times we've spent at Hills. Im a senior and I can honestly say that I'm going to miss Hills.

- submitted by a student

September 05, 2011
The school overall is awsome.Its not the teachers is just some the students.2011 they really focus on education and scholarships for the students.

- submitted by a student

August 17, 2011
This school is really awful, the students and teachers there are so rude, and nasty. According to my son, there are always fights, and he says that even while walking down the hallway, other students seem to be rude and bulgar towards teachers and they do not get any type of punishment. This school needs to suspend or do something with all of those bad students and teachers... Thats why i had to move my son to a nearby school. Nolan Catholic. In conclusion , do not send your children to this school, the lack of education and discipline from teachers and students is shameful.

- submitted by a parent

February 16, 2011
I honestly think that my school gets horrible reviews due to past experiences. I've been attending EHHS for the past 4 years and I will admit, the environment wasn't the best both my freshman and sophomore years. We went through principals like crazy and the students were unruly to say the least. But It seems to be that the classes before ours didn't really know how to act, because now there is hardly EVER any trouble throughout the school. Our new administration is doing very well and they all seem to be respected from all of the students and things seem to be looking up for us. We just had to get rid of those bad seeds!

- submitted by a student

January 08, 2011
I am sorry for the previous message. I have never been to Eastern Hills High School and have no knowledge good or bad about this school. I should not make judgements about this school or its teachers or students when I have absolutely no knowledge of the campus. Once again I am sorry for the previous post.

- submitted by a community member

January 06, 2010
Enter your review herei am currently attending EHHS and its really a pretty good school the principals lack discipline to bad kids but other than that some teachers are rather nice.

- submitted by a student

July 31, 2009
I have recently graduated from Eastern Hills and i loved it. Maybe the academics are not what they should be compared to other schools, but i came to EH the last semester of my junior year from Saginaw and was considered 'the minority'. No were not the wealthiest of kids, there are gangs and no it is not the best kept school with a heating and cooling system that actually works. But the teachers try really hard. Its worth more going to a school where everyone is not afraid to be themselves, where the teachers teach you something more than whats from the book and actually care about you finding a ride home...Beyond we see whats truly important. People say we wont be prepared for college i think different.

- submitted by a student

February 25, 2009
I hate going here. There's too many gangs and I don't feel safe.

- submitted by a student

January 21, 2009
this school is a very unorangansed and is very bad...there inviroment is very bad.they always

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 07, 2008
I graduated from Eastern Hills in 2007. I admit Eastern Hills is a overcrowed and the gangs are all over the place. My thing is its your choice on what you do or who you hang out with. I went there all four years and never had a problem. I hung out with the same 5 people and then also with my team mates. I got involved in school activities such as volleyball and softball and did great in both sports and made myself known not just inside the school but also outside the school. I graduated recommened and got into a great college. So eastern hills is what ever you make it while you are there.

- submitted by a student

January 28, 2008
Consistently equips and produces students of all races that positively impact our world for the better.

- submitted by a community member

December 18, 2007
I love this school, the teachers show that they care and they try their best to see us succeed. I am very upset that my mom had me removed from this school. They have great programs to offer for us students!

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 23, 2007
I would rate this school as a 1. My son attended there for six weeks. It was a relief to transfer him out to a differnet high school. I felt so strngly about getting him out of there I moved to a different school zone to do it. The students are unruly. Many times I visited the school at different times of the day to see students wadering about everywhere. Up the street, in the halls, outside, and etc. This school is unorganized. On the suface the staff appears to be panicked and does not have control over the mass of students. Overall I believe the teachers are good, they are willing to bend over bakwards for a student that desires an education and who is willing to do what it takes to excell.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 08, 2007
I am a former 10 grader at eastern hills . The school is really amazing to me and all my friends. We have some of the worlds smartest teachers here! And now we are going to be even better with Dr.Jan Norton as are principal we finallyhave someboody who beleives in us and that takes are eduation serious. Before you judge us get to know us and see how wonderful we are.

- submitted by a student

August 09, 2007
I'm a former student who graduated #4 in the 2005 class. I recieved a full academic scholarship to Texas A&M University, and great scholarships to the other schools I applied to as well. I recieved a soccer scholarship to one school, and coming from Hills that is saying something. I know how to relate to people from all races and backgrounds, and that is going to help me tremendously in life. I learned that at Hills. Some of my best memories happened there. There are amazing teachers, and most of them teach Honors or AP courses.

- submitted by a student

June 27, 2007
This is a terrible institution, if one can call it that. I removed my child from this school once I visited it during school hours. No good parent would allow their child to attend this school.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2007
I am a current student at Eastern Hills. The academic programs are terrible. The course work is watered down to an insane degree. Most students who leave Eastern Hills will not be able to keep up in college. Eastern Hills does not teach students good study habits. I would strongly advise against attending this 'school.'

- submitted by a student

January 29, 2007
I am a former student at Hills.It has a very outstanding academic program. The teachers are always on point, and they make you understand.

- submitted by a student

October 26, 2005
we did have a child in Eastern Hills high School and decided it was better to move to another district than to return him to this school. I cannot think of anything good about this school. We encountered problem upon problem not only with the teachers but with the stigma of no control in this campus. I know that there are safety issues here but it is not all the problem of the school I guess it is the culture also.

- submitted by a parent

November 11, 2004
I agree that there are safety concerns in this school. Bullying is not just student to student, but also teacher to student and vice versa. Parents need to get involved in their child's education, take back the responsibility of raising their child. I do not trust some of the teachers to be a good role model for my child. Parents need to take that role. Get involved, keep informed, of course communication is key.

- submitted by a parent

September 25, 2004
This school is overcrowed and not safe. Many different street gangs are running the school and making it hard for other students to learn anything. The students who are wanting to learn in class are being disrupted by out of control students. Someone needs to come in and take charge.

- submitted by a student

June 01, 2004
Eastern Hills High School is not as bad as everyone says it is. I've attended my first year there and I've noticed a few ups and downs. Over all my first year was great. A few things I believe they could fix and make better. As in how well informed and prepared the teachers are, how well-kept the restrooms are, and how the students are informed on things happening within the school or out of the school. Sometimes you can have a hard time in the hallways. You have to watch what you say and do. This school is mainly African American and Hispanic. You must be willing to blend in with everyone and be friends.

- submitted by a student

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Eastern Hills High School
5701 Shelton Street, Fort Worth, TX  76112
(817) 815-4000
Last modified Eastern Hills High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Eastern Hills High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top