This is a school of exceptional students led by exceptional parents...no true leadership exists at FHS nor are the teachers above and beyond any other average school. There is a system set up so no one complains up to the superintendent and the principal does nothing but support his staff. Department heads do not support students nor do they investigate problems in a reasonable, common sense manner. Even students that are bullied at this school get tickets because the school does not investigate anything. They wash themselves of any responsiblility. My son has been taking engineering coursework, which is not considered toward AP work, with teachers who are not qualified nor suited for engineering or computer science. My advice to anyone would be to save your money and don't move to Friendswood for the schools. We did and we regret it. This school is full of teachers and administrators who graduated from FHS themselves who have each others back. It is all about money and promotion, not about the students. We are moving as soon as graduation is over.
Friendswood High School is very clickish like the community! Most teachers are great, and some just don't teach! If you have a problem the school's AP & P will handle it right away! Unfortuantely most students make it difficult for new students to feel welcomed!
I am currently a student at FHS and I love it there. My courses and competitive and brisk, but well-taught. The teachers really get to know their students on a personal level and go out of there way to help their students achieve success. I especially appreciate their math, science, foregin languages, and English courses. The majority of the kids (and their parents) at FHS care deeply about their grades. Friendswood is a tight-knit community with old school values (family, community, volunteerism) and it really reflects in the school.
I am very appreciative of my Friendswood education. All of my Friendswood teachers have shown interest not only in my success in academics but also in me as a person. Friendswood teachers have truly made an impact on my life and there are not many high schools one can say that about. Currently, I am a student at the University of Texas. However, after many years, I am still disappointed in the quality of teaching comparable to Friendswood. I am proud to be a Friendswood graduate!
Friendswood is a great place to grow up and go to school. FHS really prepared me for college whereas many of my friends high schools did not. The teachers are all wonderful and helpful. They really teach kids how to compete and learn at their best, which helps the school be able to earn as many achievements as it does. I am proud to be a graduate of Friendswood High School.
Best in Texas. I have four children Two have graduated with partial scholerships. One is special needs and in elementry. We could not ask for a better program for the handicap. The fourth we are happy to say is starting kindergarten next year.., Go Mustangs!
We moved our son during his freshman year to FISD. The transition was uneventful due to the helpful staff & students. He is now a junior & continues to thrive. FISD has proven to be everything & more than we expected.
Friendswood students, which I am, are not always the friendliest, but we aren't all like that. We are a close knit class and most of us have known each other since kindergarten and first grade. While, most people get the idea that everyone is preppy, snobbish, and rude, I'm glad they still put there kids here. It's quite a lovely place if you just get rid of your biased thoughts toward it. I didn't choose to go to Friendswood High School, but I am glad that my mom put me here because I wouldn't want an education from any other high school but this one.
A great high school experience and exemplary school ( as are all the Friendswood Schools ).
If you move to Friendswood High School from out of the area, then you may have a hard time making friends. Students are not that friendly. My kids are miserable and have not been able to make GOOD friends.
I am a parent of a Junior. My child has been in FISD district since kindergarden. Compared to what others parents have told me about neighboring school districts, FSID is above the others in parent involvement and diversity of extracurricular activity the students can join. I am very glad that we moved from League City (CISD) before he entered school.
I went to Friendswood High School all four years of my high school career. While it is not a diverse environment for the kids, it is a good environment for learning. The quality of education is top notch as far as public schools go, and the range of extra-curricular activities is astounding. I got into my first choice college and graduated in four years. I think I can contribute a large part of my success to the education I received from Friendswood High School. Go Mustangs!
Friendswood is a great school district. It is small with a very close-knit family feel. Even thought it is a public school, religion is very important to the community as a whole. My high school son struggled in ninth grade but no one gave up on him. His counselor worked with us to get him where he should be. I am proud to say that he passsed all his TAKS test on the first try. I subbed at the high school and was very impressed with the kids. Overall they were very well-mannered children.
My main concern is the very long list of fees that are charged every year for core courses at Friendswood High School. I agree that charging so many escalating fees is diametrically opposed to a 'free and appropriate' education. What's worse, is that students who do not pay these fees are prohibited from final exam exemptions.
If the school were a bit more daring and willing to try to set new standards in education, I award it a perfect rating. A little timidity aside, FHS is like all of Friendswood's schools, great by any standard.
This school is a great school to get kids ready for college... Better to start them in the Jr. High then just throw them in the high school...The school expect alot academically and provide a great extra curiculiam activities.
I was an honor roll student in Tenn. moved here my sophmore year and was hard to adjust..kids here are very cliq-ush and if your not in then its hard...Bottom line, I droped out, threw my baseball career away and got my GED beacasue I coulde adjust. So be careful for your kids sake.
D.J. Montague is a close knit school with really caring teachers. The gifted program is a little weak as it is only enrichment but it's fun for the children. I would recommend this school and this school district to people moving here. My child felt very welcomed in during the middle of the school year.
I am a student at Friendswood high school. Friendswood high school has so many options to conform to whatever you need as a student. The only negative i've found at this school is the parking for students.
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