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9-12
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Garland, TX
Students enrolled: 2,194

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4843 Naaman Forest Boulevard
Garland, TX 75040

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(972) 675-3100
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August 29, 2014
This school is okay but the main problem I have with them is the counselors. They messed up my schedule; I took Geometry last year and this year I was supposed to take Algebra II. Well they gave me Algebra 1 and listed me as a 9th grader (note I didnt fail any classes last year) and I was one of the first people to fill out a schedule change form and while the other students waited from atleast 10 minutes to 2 days they're made me wait 1 week so far and I go to the counseler's office everyday and the lady in front is not letting me put a foot in counselour's office but most students literally walk in and ignore the lady and go straight to the counselour's office. I really don't understand what's taking them so long they have like 5-6 counselers who each are in charge of a porportion of the students by their last name (A-G,H-U etc.) It shouldn't take her that long. Hopefully they'll see this review because I'm a week behind Alg. 2 and forced to be in a class I took two years ago.I never been to a school so lasy. I had a problem with the counselers last year because they took so long to change my schedule to basketball which required me to miss 2 games because I didnt know any plays.

- submitted by a community member
November 05, 2013
Large school with diverse curriculum. Easy to get lost in the large class sizes, but driven students will thrive here. Only one bad experience with an instructor during my tenure, and I do believe this issue was resolved. Graduated from this school and went on to obtain Bachelor's and Master's in Engineering.

- submitted by a student
August 12, 2013
The school's education is great. The teachers really do care about the students and their performance. Although there tends to be fights, the students there are good. you just have to know who to hang around. I moved to Naaman from lake centennial, because i felt like the teachers only favored certain students, and didn't care about much except for Taks. I don't regret my decision at all; Naaman and its staff are wonderful.

- submitted by a student
January 24, 2013
The teacher's are pretty great, but the student population of this school has gone downhill. There are fights literally every single day, and despite the efforts of many of the staff, it is only getting worse. There are no true punishments for these kids who fight. They get 3 days suspension and then come right back, no ticket or otherwise. There are also too many kids in each classroom, 35 kids crammed into a class with 28 seats and 7 are squashed on the floor with notebooks in their laps. The counselors apparently don't care where the students end up. The school is very over-populated. There aren't even enough seats in the lunch room for every kid to sit.

- submitted by a community member
September 11, 2012
This school is and always will be better than north garland. They have voc prep and they teach how'd to get a job and be successful in life. Teachers are nice and it was awesome.

- submitted by a student
May 31, 2012
The best school! I been there and the teachers are great! Better than north garland

- submitted by a student
December 23, 2011
Look, this is a fantastic school. Hands down. If you're willing to put yourself out there and meet people and try new things you will be greatly rewarded. I graduated in 09 and I can honestly say it was one of my fondest times I had growing up, even compared to that big university down in Austin. I honestly don't understand the criticism from people on this site. High school isn't about memorizing the Pythagorean theorem or getting the highest mark on your English exam, in fact it's about growing up and the experiences you make with your friends and the environment. I feel like Naaman provides excellent tools for all this. It has a diverse student population that is reflected in the activities offered to its students whether it be sports or clubs. What I also loved about the school is that it taught me how to grow a backbone and look out for myself, an essential for surviving college. That's the problem with so many parents nowadays. Too many are demanding that the school provide the goods and services to their children (i.e. coddle them to death). Instead it should be the responsibility of the student to go out and find what they want.

- submitted by a student
June 14, 2011
I graduated from Naaman Forest back in 2004 and I will say it was the most enjoyable 4 years of school in my life besides college of course. The teachers here really care about the students and same with the administration staff. Joe Skinner was one of my favorite teachers back in the day but he has since retired. Dr. Gerald Hudson was an assistant principal at the time and was one of my greatest supporters while at Naaman. I also played baseball and the athletic community is outstanding. It was like my home away from home.

- submitted by a community member
June 14, 2011
I graduated from Naaman Forest back in 2004 and I will say it was the most enjoyable 4 years of school in my life besides college of course. The teachers here really care about the students and same with the administration staff. Joe Skinner was one of my favorite teachers back in the day but he has since retired. Dr. Gerald Hudson was an assistant principal at the time and was one of my greatest supporters while at Naaman. I also played baseball and the athletic community is outstanding. It was like my home away from home.

- submitted by a community member
June 30, 2010
The faculty does not have a concern regarding the kids education. They don't put forth the effort to disciple those that need it. The students and faculty have the "Its whatever" mentality.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
I believe Naaman was great in the past, but lax discipline for the faculty and students have really hurt most people. Teachers can't enforce rules, so students tend not to care nor listen. Teachers get frustrated, give up, and not really teach. Principles aren't checking lesson plans and the cycle goes on and on. The worst are the counselors. I've talked to them on several issues about my child's schedule. Albeit I have a dark complexion, racial profiling is frequent here every time I visit. In one instance, I was taken back when one blatantly asked my daughter if she had 'tattled'. Only when I spoke 'perfect' English did their eyes bulge and go towards the floor. Perhaps if they took action and stopped acting like the children they're suppose to turn into adults, then these kids would grow up and show more respect and make something out of their lives.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
Offered good AP courses. Prepared me well for work at the collegiate level. Earned BS in Engineering and MS Engineering after work at NFHS.

- submitted by a student
April 27, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2010
im a freshman here, naaman is okay. the teachers are pretty nice,and they have an awesome sports program. but in certain classes theres always the kids who act up and the teachers tell them to shut up the whole time and you end up learning nothing. my parents are begging me to go go bishop lynch but i cant because well....naaman is awesome!

- submitted by a student
November 13, 2009
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September 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
The school has an excellent Principal with good staff.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2009
I am a sophomore this year and my year at naaman has been good.Naaman is a great school. Kids here though dont pay attention in class and teachers dont do anything much about it, then they cant teach beause they are telling the students to be quiet. The teachers ask for the students phone and the student refuses and sometimes the teacher just says ok put it up after like the 3rd time. The teachers are good but there is a lack of discipline in this school and i really dont like the naaman time thing i think its really dumb. But overall its a great school

- submitted by a student
April 26, 2009
As a parent of a sophomore, I have been very pleased overall with the quality of his education at Naaman Forest. There are a lot of activities and areas in which students can become involved. The teachers have been very communicative and respond to parent e-mails in a timely manner. There is not a huge violence problem, although I do hear about the occasional fight in the hallway. Classroom size is approximately 30 to 1 (average) and most of the teachers make themselves available for tutorials before and after school. The counselors take an interest in the kids and help them choose the appropriate academic courses. Principal Baker takes an interest in school groups and activities, and it is not uncommon to see him at nighttime functions. NFHS reminds me a lot of my high school, which is why I chose it for my child.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2009
Okay, so I'm a junior here and would like to give inputs about this school. First off, it's okay when i started my freshmen year and then it got to the part where i really hate this school system. I mean i don't understand how they plan the system, but it's kind of astonishing. Teachers were okay. I had some great teachers that really motivates me and some that don't encourage others. It's surprising how everyone at this school are somewhat not prepare for the real world. That's the whole purpose of it: to get an education and face the real world. It's just that simple. But i find that teachers don't encourage them. In addition, the people there were really unfriendly and not that discipline. All i want to say is I regret going to this school and should have went to a better school.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 12, 2009
my child attended north mesquite high and he was transferred to naaman...first i want to say that i hate this garland choice of school thing because my elementary kids couldn't go to the school that their 'zoned' for..but i guess everything has its pros and cons...anyway i was very excited at first to know that my son was going to naaman and thinking it would be a better school but little did i know it was worse...the kids there lack discipline...when i was there i saw numerous kids with their pants sagging and the adults were just talking to them and said nothing to them...at n mesquite, they were very strict about it and seemed to have a little more discipline than here. my son was correcting his teachers so that tells you about the teaching here..big mistake here..

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2008
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October 30, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 23, 2008
I graduated Naaman in 2007. Overall I'm finding that it was an OK school. Sure the sports programs are strong but there isn't much else for students to become involved in. Also, I believe that many of the students lack the motivation to find out information for themselves. I remember becoming bored in required classes simply because some 'class clown' couldn't stay quiet long enough for the teacher to teach. Many of the teachers will become extremely involved with students if they see the effort however most students tend to sit in class doing nothing. I don't think that high school helped me much at all. I feel that I wasted a lot of valuable time learning 'required subjects' and I really had to start over once I got to college.

- submitted by a community member
October 03, 2008
It's a great school with good teacher's and good coaches.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 16, 2008
We've only been at Naaman this year, but if meet the teacher night was an indication of what we can expect-it will be an excellent school year. All of the teachers we encountered were so nice, friendly. and supportive.

- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2008
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August 14, 2008
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May 30, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 26, 2008
Unfortunately, this high school appears to be a place where students can get by without a lot of effort. The principal allows the students to take cell phones into class, and a lot of students spend their time in class texting each other. A teacher is emplowered to take a cell phone from a student if it's being used in class, but very few will unless if a student is talking on it in direct defiance of the teacher. Homework is virtaully non-existant. Most teachers give time in class to complete assignments. On the other hand, teachers do offer tutoring before and after school. This school requires no effort to get by. It's too bad that life won't be so easy for students after graduation. I don't think that the school prepares students for college or the real world. The administration needs a house cleaning. John, a disgruntled parent

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2007
Naaman is amazing! There are a ton of things tho get involved in at Naaman. I was on the Varsity drill team. But there is football, track, soccer, baseball, softball, tenis, cheer, dance, powerlifing, and even more clubs to join. I loved being at that school!

- submitted by a former student
February 10, 2007
It's a great school. The staff overall is great also they really care for the students.

- submitted by a student
December 14, 2006
Naaman is the best school ever. I enjoy being a student there. It has help me and given me many opportunities for my future. I just want to say that it's the best school ever! I would never transfer to another school.

- submitted by a student
November 27, 2006
Having transfered from NFHS to a Mississippi High School in the middle of my junior year, I would rate NFHS as a very positive learing environment that excells in student conduct and a strong athletic program. In any school there will be problems or issues that not everyone agrees on, but having been a student as NFHS and then transfering to Mississippi, I feel that NFHS is a wonderful school.

- submitted by a former student
November 13, 2006
I would not reccomend this school to anybody. The students at this school are very unfriendly and lack discipline. If you are a parent, you will be completely unsatisfied with the school, I guaruntee it. Staff will refuse to respond to your emails.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2006
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- submitted by a student
August 31, 2006
As a first year student and previous student at Lakeview I can tell you that is great school that you should send your kids to. The teachers are great and really care. Although the football isn't good the track, cross country girls basketball, and track teams are very good. It is a primarily white school and most everybody gets along.

- submitted by a student
July 06, 2006
The faculty has no care at all of the enviornment it supplies its students with. With the school being younger in age, it sure is run down.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 08, 2006
My son is graduating this year.This was definitely not the school for him. He is very smart but the teachers did not encourage him .There was no encouragement or direction from his coach so he gave up last year.Classes too big.Discipline bad.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2006
My daughter attends/excellent academics/sports could improve..Music department is pretty good/parent involvement seems to be a 'little' above average/overall...Great school to attend

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
October 25, 2005
Home school before you send your child here. The class rooms are overcrowded with students sitting on the floor. Discipline seems to be a real problem here.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2005
The students here are very out going and we make friend easily with anyone. The teachers here are great, they are nice but they still are strict enough to get us to do our work. They really know the information they are teaching. It seems every year we get new teachers, but these new teachers teach better than teh ones they replaced. Over all this is a good school.

- submitted by a student
June 21, 2005
Overall the school is pretty good. Wide variety of classes, activities and opportunities. Diverse student population. Typical parental involvement for a high school. Booster clubs for each activity: drill team, choir, football, etc.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2003
I graduated Naaman in 2000. I will soon be a graduate of Texas Tech and Naaman really helped prepare me for college. Naaman is a recognizable school especially in academics. While at Naaman, I was given the oppertunity to be involved in Beta Club, Thespians, Student Council, and Drill team. It is a great all around high school.

- submitted by a former student
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Naaman Forest High School
4843 Naaman Forest Boulevard, Garland, TX  75040
(972) 675-3091
Last modified Naaman Forest 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.
Naaman Forest High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top