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9-12
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Fort Worth, TX
Students enrolled: 2,666
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3001 Forest Park Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76110

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(817) 814-5000
(817) 814-5050
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February 05, 2014
As a former student of Paschal in the 80's I can attest that the education that my daughter is currently receiving is much better. As with any school there are plenty of thugs but there are so many teachers at the Honors and AP level that go the extra mile for any student that truly wants to learn. I have no doubt that she will be much better prepared for college than I was. The sky is the limit at Paschal if you are smart, dedicated and determined. There are teachers who will teach you during lunch 1 on 1 if you need a class so far advanced that no one else can take. My daughter plans on taking Linear Algebra next year during lunch because she has had math teachers that have cultivated her love of math..she already has 4 math credits so this is just because the likes math. She is also a varsity athlete so in no way a nerd who does nothing but study. This is a wonderful school!! Yes, there are issues as it is an old school...but then no school is perfect.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2013
To those two one-star reviewers, Paschal is still an amazing school and has not in any way taken a nose dive. As a just-graduated senior, I can attest that it has maintained its level of academic excellence over the past four years even with the principal change. While this new principal has made some controversial decisions over dress code and security, none of it has really negatively impacted the school. As for parent involvement, you do not have to be a stay-at-home mom; my mom works full time and was able to be active in the PTA without donating large sums of money. And as for the level of classes, you get out what you put in. I will admit that in some cases it's easy to pass or even get an A in an AP class without learning tons of material. However, the teachers of these classes are for the most part very knowledgeable, and it is always possible to learn a lot from them if you are actually willing to put time into the class. On top of that, Paschal offers courses like multivariable calculus, boolean algebra, and linguistics that simply cannot be found anywhere else in the district. I know Paschal has prepared we well for college, and I will stand by it.

- submitted by a student
August 02, 2013
To the two people below me . paschal is a good school ...if you did not like the school why did you keep your kids in the school ..and you think you know how to run a school then go do it .. Its 50/50 its the kids and teachers the kids need to try more and do more work and not phone and teachers need to stay on them all day ........so if you don't like PHS then take you kids out and home school them .......I love my school I play sports and do more for my school. ....don't talk bad about the school and not put your name ......because you did that .talk bad about the school add not put your name your not a grown up ... Your lower than a baby man up .don't hide behind your phone or computer..... My name is TRELIN LEE WRIGHT AND I LOVE MY SCHOOL... PHS ALL DAY BABY ......

- submitted by a community member
July 07, 2013
To the person who wrote your review before mine, I don't blame you! I really hate to say this, but it seems like Paschal High School has gone downhill altogether after another former stopped being head principal at Paschal High School, and the current principal is not understanding enough and doesn't seem to listen to enough good kids, some other good kids told me themselves also how the current principal isn't understanding enough! Although academics may be good, there is also way too much utter disrespect among a majority of kids in which a lot of them who are rich claim to better and proper than everybody else when they're not more than at other high schools I've been to in FWISD, I now work in a different school district and Im so much happier! I would never send my future kids here to this school ever.

- submitted by a community member
May 15, 2013
Son is a graduating senior and could have learned more this past year by watching the history or discovery channel - this includes three AP classes - the teachers here show very little interest in actually teaching the students...especially in AP classes - also - the principal will only listen to parent concerns if you are actively "invovled" in the school (stay at home mom who can spend many hours volunteering or have money to give). Investigate this school and don't rely on the past reputation - it has taken a nose-dive!

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2012
Paschal is the Highland Park (Dallas) of Fort Worth. If you compare National Merit Finalists and AP scores - Paschal is always among the elite DFW schools. GO PANTHERS!

- submitted by a teacher
May 10, 2012
Our two children graduated from Paschal after spending their K-8 years at private schools. We were nervous about public schools, but we quickly discovered that our fears were unfounded. Paschal is great. There is a place for everyone there. Both of our children have gone on to attend top colleges, and they were very well prepared. We feel blessed that our children were able to attend Paschal.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2011
I graduated in Paschal in 2008 and am now a senior in college and I can attest that I received an excellent education. When I got to college it was obvious that I had received a better education than many of my peers. I am now majoring in Secondary Education - Social Studies and I plan to use the teachers I had in high school as models to help my future students achieve the same academic success that I was able to so that they may continue their education and be successful in whatever endeavors they may undertake. Go Panthers!

- submitted by a student
July 05, 2011
Paschal High School is one of the best academic schools in Fort Worth. Children that have spent their entire education in magnet programs will choose Paschal over the magnet high schools, just because the academics are so much better. My daughter graduated from Paschal in 2006 and she and all of her friends all pursued higher education. Not one of them stopped at high school. Although the "home students" -the students that live in the surrounding area- may not be as successful as the students that have transferred in, it is not a failure of the school, but rather a failure of those parents that don't seem to realize the potential of their own children. I would recommend Paschal High School to any family in the Fort Worth area.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2011
We win academically. Girls soccer has won back-to-back district championships. Orchestra, choir, and band have great programs. I absolutely love my teachers, they all put in an amazing amount of outside work and provide tutoring hours. There are many extracurricular activities to get involved in; everyone can find a place to belong at PHS. Plus we have the most national merit semi-finalists in the area.

- submitted by a student
December 28, 2010
This school will help you child succeed This school will help you child succeed Very good extra curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2010
Paschal H.S. has an advanced academic program designed to reach out to all students.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2010
I attended Paschal and was graduated in 1963. The education that I acquired at Paschal most certainly prepared me for the world ahead of me. My daughter also graduated from Paschal. I am now retired and have been for several years. In addition to my daughter and myself being graduated from Paschal, my mother and my uncle, who is now a retired dentist, both graduated form Paschal. If you are considering a high school for your child or yourself, Pascal should be placed at the top of your list.

- submitted by a community member
June 22, 2010
This is a very strong academic school. In the latest Newsweek High School Ranking, Paschal was ranked #171 in the nation. This puts Paschal in the top 1% of all public high schools in the U.S. Whiz quiz has won 6 consecutive years, more National Merit scholars than any other high in North Texas. #I state in computer programmimg competition. State competition in Chemistry and physics. District champions: girls soccer team x3 years, boys soccer , the swim team has several state ranked (1,3, 5) swimmers. Wrestling team went to state. The baseball team has gone to regional play offs 3 years straight. The rifle team won team gold at Jr Olympics and gone to Nationals 5 straight years. 22 orchestra students advanced to All Regionals. In Arts 3 students went to state for Reflections

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2009
Paschal is the one and only Rad School, sure it has it fall outs like certain sport terams and such but it has great promisein educating nad preparing our children for the future!

- submitted by a student
October 20, 2009
Sports here dont have much spirit, but the learning is on a very good, high level!

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2009
I graduated in '03 and had 2 aunts, brother and now little sister to graduate from here. This is hands down one of the best schools in Fort Worth. Not only are the teachers the best but so is the atmosphere. The school is very proud to be nationally recognized not only in academics but in athletics as well. I would definately recommend this school to any parent.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 30, 2009
Excellent School. My son along with several other graduates were accepted to the Texas A@M business honors program

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 10, 2008
Paschal is the best school I've ever been. The teachers are the best because they're challenging. I'm a bit lazy to do my work buy the teachers helped me to get back on track. I love it! I love it! I love it!

- submitted by a student
December 09, 2008
I went to Paschal ('83) and now my son goes to Paschal, and I would not have him at any other Fort Worth High School. Paschal is #90 on Newsweek's Best U.S. Public High Schools list. We have more National Merit Scholars than all the other Fort Worth high schools combined. Paschal is the first school that has challenged my son. He is in all honors and AP classes. Any student can take these classes if they choose to - it's open to every student. What this school accomplishes is all the more amazing considering the demographics of the school. Yes, we have students from wealthy families, but we also have many first-generation students who have limited English skills. Dr. Meng is an incredible principal, and John Hamilton is our Academic Coordinator and a legend in education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2008
We have relocated to Fort Worth from the northeast and found that Paschal was the best choice our family ever made. The academics are as good as the private schools, and the variety of courses and activities available to the students are amazing. They are extremely welcoming to new students. There is a wide variety of socioeconomic groups that attend Paschal which is an important life lesson as well! We couldn't be more pleased to see how our teens are thriving!

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September 04, 2008
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May 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 12, 2008
Paschal is hands down, the best high school in fort worth. All of the people there are down to earth and ready to help you succeed in all that you do.

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April 17, 2008
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November 20, 2007
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September 25, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2007
I would say that this school is the best, number one that contrubutes great teachers.

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June 08, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 12, 2006
Paschal is a great school to get an education at. The school as an academic coordinator who really knows what he is doing. He frequently checks up on the students, to help them choose the right classes, or even just to chat about how their classes are going. Paschal is a great school to go to if you want to be involved and proactive about your childs education.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2006
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January 13, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 23, 2005
I think they have a great academic program as well as extracurricular!

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2005
Great Honors program; John Hamilton is a legendary leader of secondary in Fort Worth; best SAT averages in the city; athletics not stressed

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2005
Paschal is the premiere school in FWISD. They hold the district record for highest average SAT scores. They hold the record for most National Merit Semi-Finalists. They hold the record for the most RadioShack Scholars. Paschal some of the best AP course in the school ranging from AP Music Theory to AP Psychology to AP Anatomy. There is many vices for students with musical talents including school produced musicals, a jazz band, marching band, concert band, a cappela choir, concert choir, and orchestra. PAschal has almost every sport to offer. They are a 5A school so their in a competitive district. The Paschal PTA is a huge body at paschal and they are invovled with the school everyday.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2005
Paschal is known for its academic quality. The seniors' SAT scores are an average 150 points higher than any other public or private school in Fort Worth. Paschal offers the most AP courses in the district and has many excellent teachers. Several languages are offered, including Spanish, Latin, German, French, and Japanese. Several extra curricular activaties include choir, band, jazz band, marching band, orchestra, interior design, foreign languages, and cheerleading. Many sports are quite successful at Paschal. PTA is a very important part of the high school life. Also parents run a variety of booster clubs and bake sales. Overall, Paschal is a well rounded school.

- submitted by a student
June 24, 2005
The quality of the academic programs is fantastic. My child was challenged for the first time. There are many clubs and extracurricular activities. The teachers are very good about helping students. There is a lot of parent involvement. Any parent who wants their child to excel will be involved.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2004
I have a tenth grader at Paschal. She is loving the multicultural environment as well as the challenging coursework. I am loving the high expectations and the devoted teachers. Parents who want their children in school with students who work hard at academics will love this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2004
I am currently a National Merit Scholar at Paschal. PHS is by far the only academically legitimate school in the FWISD, now that magnet programs have been crushed mercilessly by Superintendent Tocco. I will admit that education is only average in the regular classes here, but the opportunities for determined students abound, thanks to the excellent honors and AP program. However, the administration, from Tocco to the principle and vice principals, is unsympathetic and uncaring. The success of students at Paschal can be attributed solely to the wonderful, overworked, and underappreciated AP teachers, and especially our academic coordinator, Mr. John Hamilton, who runs the illustrious SAT program all summer, every summer, and ensures that students always have every form signed and sent off. When he is gone, Paschal may well join the ranks of Southwest and Dunbar, to go down in history as a school that 'used to be good.'

- submitted by a student
May 10, 2004
I'm a homeschooling mom. I homeschooled my two oldest kids through 7th and 10th grades respectively, and am still homeschooling my youngest (2nd grade). My 2 oldest are students at Paschal now, and are in band, JROTC, and AP classes. Paschal is doing a great job for them! The 9th grader is at the top of her class grade-point average, and the almost-11th grader now wants to be a math teacher! He respects and highly admires his Paschal math teacher, Dr. Sousa. I have to take some credit though...I used Saxon Math at home. It's a wonderful curriculum! My kids are taking what I taught them at home (honesty, responsibilty, and independent learning), and Paschal has recognized their abilities and is nurturing those, along with fairly solid academics. My only complaint is the lack of more funds for better band equipment.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2004
I am currently a student at Paschal High School and am involved in the Honors/AP program offered there. I believe I am receiving a good, solid education in addition to the exposure to the real world that would not be available in private schools or other high academic environments. I would rather go to Paschal than any other high school.

- submitted by a student
January 26, 2004
I'm not a parent, I'm a student at Paschal. I transfered into Paschal's district because I couldn't see myself going anywhere else. All the teachers and staff do their best for Paschal. Parents can always be found helping around the school. We are truly the biggest, the brightest, and the best. New attendance policies are going to hopefully bring up our school ratings to what they should be. People have to remember even though we offer so many great Honors and AP classes, the area around Paschal is still very poor compared to over by Bellaire. Just look at our SAT scores and National Merit Scholar numbers. Intelligence is not lacking at Paschal.

- submitted by a teacher
November 13, 2003
Few high schools in Texas can claim the number of illustrious graduates that Paschal can. It has generated 2 governors, several mayors, authors, billionaires, and many of the professionals serving Ft. Worth. Its problems are directly tied to the lack of parental involvement of subgroups of students. I don't know the answer to complex problems associated with getting parents in the neighborhoods involved. For those students, regardless of ethnicity, who want superior exposures to extracurricular opportunities and enriched learning, this school is right. It continues to crank out more scholarship winners and successful people than any other school in town - public or private. It's a shame so many parents retreat to the private schools rather than work to bring up the overall ratings of this historically significant school.

- submitted by a community member
September 22, 2003
All 3 have been in and through paschal and did great one is still in her senior year and planning on going to Yale another is a senior in college and is going to be a physcologist, and the third is out of college as a part time peditrician part time mom! its a great school and i highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
Paschal High School consistently has the highest number of National Merit Semifinalists in the city, as well as the largest number of students taking AP classes and AP exams. The students also receive the most scholarship dollars of any other school in the FWISD.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
Paschal has the best honors academic program in the city. In my opinion it tops the private schools. Yes it is low performing, but look at the neighborhoods it serves. My children are getting an excellent education. If you are an involved parent and expect good grades, Paschal is the school for you!

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
Worst high school in Fort Worth, next to OD Wyatt. Wish I'd gone to Trimble Tech where they teach real life skills. I'd rather home school my kids than send them there.

- submitted by a former student
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Paschal High School
3001 Forest Park Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX  76110
(817) 814-5000
Last modified Paschal High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Paschal High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top