This school has all types of teachers...like every school. To say that all are professional "saints" would be a like just as in ANY school. The overwhelming majority of teachers show up, do their job as best they can and make a difference. I feel HHHS makes a difference in these students' lives.
Honestly, there's about 100 teachers...all do different things. Just do the homework, cooperate and graduate. Your high schooler is not leaving HHHS a dummy! Trust me. I'd be scared to send them elsewhere in KISD!
Wake up parents, schools don't teach this...other parents do. A high school can only take a kid with a good foundation and make them better. Overall YES, this school seems to have fair, respectful students.
I have had numerous difficulties with the special education dept at this school. They do not enforce the IEP and they changed the notes from the IEP meeting. They sent home a form for me to sign that I understood that certain assistance wasn't available and when I called them on it they said it was a mistake. They tried to hold my son from attending the technical school, I had to file a formal complaint to get it corrected. Not a good school if your child enrolled in special ed. Principal and assistant principals seem to take appropriate action as needed and my child is mainstreamed (in normal classes) and that goes well.
Harker Heights High School is a great place! The teachers are friendly, the sports are competitive, and its an all around great atmosphere! I had an amazing time at Heights and I wouldn't have wanted to go anywhere else. The school gives you all the tools you need to succeed, its just up to you to rise to the challenge!
I'm very concerned about the Pre-AP Geometry instruction. The teachers don't teach from notes or a textbook. They write problems on the board but don't always finish them due to interruptions from the large class sizes of 29-36. They don't use the district provided technology to post the examples to their website. None of the Geometry teachers have set up web sites and communication is poor. Material isn't always completed covered prior to tests.There is nowhere to go to get the material if you miss class for illness or a school event. and are told to get it from another student, who may or may not have copied it down correctly, if at all. Even the math tutoring center is unsure of what curriculum is being taught. At shadow day, one teacher had grades posted and 2/3 of the students had D's or F's. More homework needs to be given so students can practice the concepts. Lesson plans need to be communicated to the math tutoring center so they know what is being covered in the classroom. Resources such as textbooks, web sites, powerpoints or notes need to be used like other Pre-AP teachers provide.
the teachers here dont give any homework and we hardly get taught anything as a freshman last year my algebra teacher didnt show us how he did the work to get the answer all he did was just write it and all the students in the class were confised about it
The teachers seem to think that all the students think exactly alike,and that's a lie. My kid struggles hard to keep up,but when they fail you just for not taking the notes in the way they want you to, it's not surprising that he has problems. Maybe,if the school saw the kids as humans instead of a burdensome load of numbers,we might get somewhere. When I went to school, teachers would really connect with us. Now,it's all about looking good and having the smartest class so they get more funds.