I think they have a great academic program as well as extracurricular!
Great Honors program; John Hamilton is a legendary leader of secondary in Fort Worth; best SAT averages in the city; athletics not stressed
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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