Teachers and Principal are awful. Way too much focus on improving TAKS scores than other academics.
My two sons went through high school at Grapevine. The teachers are wonderful.
I attended this school a few years ago, and it is a great school if you are in the AP classes or are in one of the favored sports or activity groups. As a mostly regular class student. I never got any real information on college, scholarships and my councilor never knew my name and screwed up my schedule so often I never got to participate in all the activities that I wanted to. Heck, I even think half my teachers didn't even know I excisted because they were to busy playing on the computers or dealing with other students who were unruly , or were special needs but the system spit them out into classes they were not suited for.
lacking teaching enthusiasm, falling state mandates for exemplarary standards. disappointing from a student's viewpoint, and not to mention football scores (0-10) from this football season
The girl was not the top valedictorian. She was a three year graduate. The school followed the correct policy and they still allowed her to be a three year valedictorain. My daughter graduated from that class and the school handled the entire incident fairly. By the way, my daughter was in the top ten, so I know what I am talking about.
My daughter atteneded both Colleyville HS and Grapevine HS, The physical facilty at Colleyville is new. However, the guidance dept at Grapevine and frount office is so supportive where at Colleyville it seem so disorganized. The AP program is excellant. The cheating at Colleyville on tests is rampant and this hurts honest students GPA.
While the school has some very good teachers, they, unfortunately, receive very little support from the school Principal. The current Principal is more interested in athletics than academics -- consequently, the academic performance of the school has been suffering. In 2008, the school received some negative national attention when it denied its top student the valedictorian title.
My daughter transferred to this school from Southlake Texas. Much better school all ways around. This school is geared more toward teaching academics, rather than trying to win trophies and bragging rights through athletics.
GHS is an acceptable school if your child is an athlete or in the AP programs. If your child suffers from any disability, however small, they will not fit in at GHS or receive the help that they need. My child was suspended the first week of school because his teachers had not been provided with his IEP and had no idea of his behavior or learning disabilities. Even though I had discussed this prior to the beginning of the school year and was assured that everything would be in order. The year was one nightmare after another. I pulled my child out and took a leave of absence from my job to educate him until we found a private school placement. The irony is that we moved to this district because we had heard how great the schools were.
I feel the education is there if students and parents are willing to do their jobs. It is not the sole responsibility of the teachers for a student's education. Many parents forget their jobs. I feel the AP classes are excellent. My son is in college now and was well prepared for his coursework in Engineering due to the fact that the AP classes prepared him. Also, he earned 49 credits toward college through AP testing. Another young lady earned 62 credit hours. You can't beat that!
Grapevine high school has excellent programs offered at the pre-advanced placement/advanced placement levels. Their staff is very determined to give the best education to their students, and go out of their way to help them. Overall, Grapevine high school is a very well set high school offering the best for their students.
In my experience, the quality of the academic programs are of low standard due to the need to implement programs to increase scores on TAKS. I cannot comment on extracurricular activities as my student does not participate in sports within the school. The level of parent involvement is less than appropriate. Due to several situations that transpired this year the Principal made no attempt to remedy situations or take into consideration my concerns but rather portray the situation as one of a dictatorship in that his thoughts, concepts and feelings where the correct ones. Review the statistics before enrolling!
Grapevine High is honestly not such a great school. They lack organization and learning techniques. My child went to GHS for his first three months of freshman year. He then transferred to Colleyville Heritage, because of the lack of an organized science area.
GHS is a good large high school. If your child needs individual attention, however, stick with a smaller high school. As in any school this size, counselors don't know your child well. AP and pre-AP curriculums are superior.
We have been blessed since moving here with the quality of education offered at GHS. The teachers and programs are wonderful and the band program is superb.
Most of the teachers are outstanding, genuinely concerned about their students and willing to provide extra help to ensure student success. Communication between teacher and parent is excellent. It is not unusual for the teacher to call or email the parent when they have concerns about a student. I am impressed by the variety of cources offered. Advanced Placement courses are numerous and there are loads of extracurricular activities although, I can not say they all practice inclusiveness. However, that may be typical of Texas and Texans competitiveness. Counseling office is completely lacking in parent/school relations and don't appear much better with their relations with students. Their doors are covered with Stop and Do Not Enter signs - not at all welcoming. I am dissappointed with the principal for allowing such mediocre performance in his counselors. I feel comfortable with the safety of the school and discipline seems fair.
Great School. The athletic department is wonderful. The majority of the teachers are all respected by the students.
My kids both enjoyed this school. I was very happy with their honors program. Overall, the math program was very good also.
I am very impressed with this school. This is my son's first year and he has adapted very well with the school's curriculum.
It is difficult sometimes to find the extra tutoring opportunities for students who need help. And on occasion have not been notified of disciplinary actions until way after the fact. All actions should be reported to the parents in a [timelier] manner than just relying on the postal system. I also understand why district are now requiring to pay to play but I disagree with this practice. Some of the teachers do not treat the students or parents with due respect and need to have a class in communicating constructively instead of destructively
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