Pretty good but need to improve in discipline aspects the staff is really committed with the students and their success
Ghetto is as ghetto does. Kids either want to learn or they don't want to. Keep up the spirit. Sad when you go to football games you are told to be careful of gang activity.
were* ,*.... Also unlike what somebody else said, most the students, at least while i was at South, weren't at poverty level. My family is upper middle class and lots of the people i knew were from upper middle class families as well.
My oldest son graduated in 2008 from SGHS and my youngest will be a senior next year (2012/2013). I have nothing but great things to say about THE South Garland HS. The new principal is fantastic! He is getting the students and staff excited about SGHS. Both my boys passed all their exit TAKS tests their junior year and my oldest did well at Eastfield and is now working for a fantastic company. One parent said that her daughter had to take a remedial math class when she went to the DCCCD, but that's not that uncommon - no matter what high school you attend. I had to myself and I went to a highly rated high school. The biggest complaint I have is that the parents are not involved. The current PTA president is in name only - she has never once called a single meeting the three years we've been there. There were many when my oldest was there. Most football and Class of meetings are attended by a handful of parents. It's really sad. But, that is not the fault of the school - there are plenty of opportunities for involvement, the parents just choose not to be involved.
My daughter went to South Garland all 4 years. She took four years of high school math --Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Pre-Calculus. She passed every TAKS test with flying colors. She made Bs in mathematics consistantly throughout all 4 years of high school. Upon enrolling in a Dallas County Community College, she tested low in math and has to now take a non-credit remedial math course. What a waste of time and money! South Garland did not prepare her for college adequately nor did it accomplish to TEACH her math. She "got through" math, but learned very little.
Lack luster. Teachers at open house all seemed to have an apathetic attitude. One seemed apologetic and basically told my wife and I that he never taught the course before and was "working through" the curriculum". We asked three teachers and none of them ever heard of the name of the psychology teacher (even when we provided the surname from our student's schedule), nor were they helpful in locating the teacher. Science teacher rolled her eyes when we mentioned the relatively new course (forensics) and acted like it was a real challenge to teach. All in all, NOT IMPRESSED.
SG does an awesome job providing the students with a wide variety of choices in the cafeteria.
I think south garland is a very good school and the teachers are good helpers and its really cool i recommend it to everyone!!
i attended South Garland last my freshman and sophmore year and i loved that school! I had some really good friends there and i got along with all the teachers.The principals there tryed to do all they could to improve the school.I recommend South garland to all Middle school students that are going to attend high school next year.
I personally attended SGHS for three years. Some of the extracurricular activities were expensive. The main draw back that I experienced were what I percieved to be structural inequalities, as well as segregation among the student population.
Below standard staff. Unable to deal with anything in a professional fashion. Unwilling to listen to any outside suggestions.
I personally attended SGHS for three years. The extracurrcular activities were expensive. The main draw back that I experienced were the structural inequalities, as well as the segregation among the student population.
i currently attend sghs.and it is a good school the teachers are really good.but i must say that the students are a bit out of control sometimes.but besides that i love this school and i'll be graduating in 2012!
I am a student of South Garland and I have to admit that South Garland isnt all that dandy but the teachers do what they can to help us students as much as they can, even with the kids that dont want to learn. I have seen teachers go beyond their limits to help others out. South Garland to me is a high school I will never forget
South Garland High School is a wonderful school. It is evident that the teachers really do care about the students. And I love the traditions that have been passed down for so many years. Pep rallies are amazing to watch!
South is a great school. The AP/Pre-AP classes offered are really good. We have amazing organizations, and our principal is always motivating us. Go Colonels!
I currently attend sghs as a junoir and despite what others say we have a really great school with lots of activites and great teachers. We offer some of the best ap/pre ap classes if i do say so myself...I take them. And our fine arts is one of the best in the district. As an older school we have lots of fun traditions and football season is the best time to come see our school spirit. Whether we win our lose our football games us colonels always got the spirit.
I'm currently attending South, and it's a great school. My teachers whom are Pre-AP/AP teacher are great mentors and they are always willing to help you. The students are the ones that refused to learn. The extracurricular activities are very fun, and enjoyable. It also has a great Debate team, and Mr. Haney is a great debate coach. It also offers a great Cosmetology program. I'm looking forward to graduate in the top 10% from this wonderful school in 2011!
I graduated from South in '04. I must say that anyone who had trouble learning there, did so out of his or her own fault. The teachers there did their best. From what I saw, it was the students themselves who refused to learn or totally skipped school just because they didn't like the 'classroom'. As for myself, I knew how important it was to get my diploma, so I was dedicated to my schoolwork and helped my teachers help me. I'll admit, my worst subject was Algebra - I failed Algebra 2 the first time. But the second time that I took it, with Miss McGee, I passed with a 90 average. Other great teachers there include: Ms Hipp(English), Ms Emmons(Art), Madame Milkowski(French), and Mr Varassi(Science). Also Ms Briggs, the light counselor, is a wonderful person to talk to if you're having trouble with anything.
I am a SGHS grad from 06. In my opinion, the teachers had some difficulty meeting the needs of the average student. The atmosphere at times made learning impossible. I contribute this to the teachers inability, or refusal to provide a conducive learning environment. However, there were a few oustanding teachers, who seem to be disappearing by the minute. As far as parental involvement goes, my parents tried, but were treated as hostiles for expressing the slightest of concerns. I am still amazed that I was able to graduate from this School.
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