Students enrolled 1904
School leader ALEX JORDAN
Transportation options Yes
District Aldine Independent School District

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2005 West W Thorne Drive
Houston, TX 77073

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(281) 443-7480
(281) 821-3522
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3 stars
Based on 29 ratings

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March 17, 2014
The school needs to stop with the ridiculous collar shirt dress code; it's not a private school! It's a PUBLIC SCHOOL. The collar shirt dress code, does not put a stop to inappropriate attires of some girls. I see short dresses, crop tops, low cut tees on girls! WITHOUT COLLARS, but they still go a whole day without being put in "SAC". But honestly the whole dress code thing does not help improve grades, so why in force it to the school. Also, the staff who are "in charge" (I put quotation marks, because like I said I see many out of dress code students) need to be more focus on the outside of the school, during working school hours, because many students skip and go to LoneStar or outside in the forest; by the staff keeping the students in class instead of skipping to the outside, grades will most likeky improve.

- submitted by a community member
January 14, 2014
The school offers a lot of dual credit and there is a diverse campus of great teachers who work diligently, creatively, and compassionately at what they do. Students that take advantage of what is offered will go far in college and their career choices.

- submitted by a teacher
July 20, 2013
I recently graduated from Nimitz High School as part of the Class of 2013. As a former student I have to say that the school shouldn't be blamed for its bad reputation. Though many parents might not want to here it, the fault lies with them and their out of control children. I was at the top of my class and had many of the faculty members help me through high school. I actually tried to do well and as a result, I start college at UT Austin in the fall. I can honestly say that without the encouragement from the teachers and counselors at Nimitz High School, I never would've made it through school.

- submitted by a community member
December 31, 2012
Nimitz HS has some good athletes and some good students with accredited teachers who are really working hard to do their jobs. Often, however, with the high special ed population and/or support facilitated there is a lot of paper work. The jaded students that work to help their family and the esl students who don't speak english well, cannot often add much to the classroom. Alot of students are transit and move from school to school or decide to start working. The teachers have the heart, but the students of this generation (the spoiled ones) are missing the discipline to succeed due to their values being in the wrong place. And as a teacher who does metal-detector duty, calls out dress-code every day (id badges too), and reprimands for foul language...I can be jaded especially when I set up labs that students don't have the respect to try and do. SO, if you are a good student...please pray for our school...just don't attend if you don't have to.

- submitted by a teacher
November 19, 2012
Nimitz is HORRIBLE! Every day after breakfast there is trash everywhere. The teachers are horrible and hardly ever teach. The students dress like prostitutes and the administration say absolutely nothing at all. They don t care what you do especially if your parents come up to the school and get ghetto. There is a fight almost every day and it is just atrocious! I live in the Woodcreek neighborhood next to the school and from that you would think the school would be a nice school seeing as how the neighborhood is so nice and quiet a good suburban area then you go to the school and realize that it is the exact opposite. They have over 100 buses at the school because they bring students from all over and dump them at one school. I ve been told that Nimitz was amazing at one time until 2009 when it went downhill and unfortunately I am a part of that horrible class of 2013. A word of advice: DO NOT send your children there. Do not even take a second look at Aldine ISD because it will turn your sweet children into MONSTERS! It s sad but true. Find a new school, because the administration is just as bad if not worse than the students. I put one star but it should be none.

- submitted by a student
August 13, 2012
As its been stated before Nimitz is a school with a vast majority of students whom don't care about recieving an education. The teachers give you the basic knowledge you need to perform outstanding on Benchmark Exams. My suggestion is if you want to feel like your attending a good school try some AP courses which will change your outlook on things.

- submitted by a student
September 02, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 08, 2009
Compared to all the other schools in the district, its alot better! Education starts with the individual and if more students 'Wanted' to learn the school would probably be a 5 but that would be with any school!

- submitted by a community member
March 06, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2008
This school needs help starting with the faculty. The principal doesn't return calls, counselors are standoffish to students. Homework is rarely given. Skipping is way to easy and with all the modern technology that we have, it should be easy to communicate with the parents and how their child/student is doing.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2007
I'm currently a senior, and I've seen many changes happen through my nearly four years . From the staff and administration to the school's atmosphere. There's no denying the fact that Nimitz has gone downhill in the past few years. Why I say this is because I feel kids just don't care anymore. We have many teachers and counselors trying to help us prepare for our future, but kids just aren't taking advantage of it. The education is not the best, but it's not bad either. I think I've received an excellent education at Nimitz, and I feel I'm more than prepared for college next fall.

- submitted by a student
November 28, 2007
I am a currently a student at Nimitz and if I tell people interested in moving into the district, I would say, 'Run far, far away. Do not turn back.' I will admit, Nimitz has certain facility members that make you believe in the educational system again, and the extra curricular are surprisingly amazing, but the majority of the facility seem like they learn more from the students then vica versa. Now i do not necessarily think that my rating of one star is completely fair, but i know that they do not deserve two stars, so i am willing to settle on 1.5 stars.

- submitted by a student
October 01, 2007
I am a student at Nimitz and this school is entirely way too crowded, there is not enough time to get to class, there are so many idiots at this school, but these are only minor issues this school has. The big issue is the school's food. Our school needs to start serving healthy food, not all this greasy and fried food because you make the bad food better than these thrown in salads and sandwhiches and there's not even wheat bread or diet drinks.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 11, 2007
I am I current student at Nimitz High School. The school now is very crowded, but this school is worth the bumping. This school has a wonderful medical program in which you can earn college credit and some certification like pharmacy technician certification. Like I said this school is worth it.

- submitted by a student
March 29, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 14, 2005
This is a very good school, with a high quality of academic programs. There are many extracurricular activities and opportunities for involvement. The teachers are experienced and care about their student's improvement.

- submitted by a former student
October 14, 2005
This is a very good school, with a high quality of academic programs. There are many extracurricular activities and opportunities for involvement. The teachers are experienced and care about their student's improvement.

- submitted by a former student
October 07, 2005
The school is ok, not crowded and the staff gives you lots of attention.

- submitted by a student
August 20, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
May 19, 2005
Nimitz has an excellent Choir department. The overall education can be very good or not so good depending on the individual teachers. Discipline is not so good. Stealing seems to be a regular occurence at this school; which is not properly addressed.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2004
Going into my second year at Nimitz I have been able to compare Nimitz to my previous high school. Over the past year I have noticed that Nimitz has some very good teachers, but one thing it it lacks is administration. Also I feel as if too much energy is stressed on TAKS and not what the state of Texas does not require us to know. There is very much needed information that is vital to college admittance that is just not covered in the classroom. For example, just recently our section on the Crucible was inturrupted for TAKS writing skills. I understand the school must focus on TAKS so they can get their funding, but I also believe they should prepare students for their ventures after high school. However one thing is for sure I will pass the TAKS.

- submitted by a student
August 30, 2004
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- submitted by a student
May 24, 2004
Nimitz High School is a very good school to attend although the principle is not all that great its not the principle that makes the school it is the teachers and the students. The best teacher at Nimitz High School in my opinion is Ms. Eaglehardt. She is a very cool person to talk to and she is always there for her students. If it weren't for her alot of the students wouldnt make it because not that many people will tolerate teenagers and their attitudes.

- submitted by a student
March 30, 2004
Nimitz is a weird school. the principal is not the best on judgement, and rarely believes in second chances. I don't agree with alot of his methods, but the teachers at nimitz are exceptional. their guidence is very encouraging. Ms. Eanglehart, Mr. McCraw, Ms. Theriot, Mr. Brown, Ms Lopez, Mr. Bahn, Ms. Luke, Mr John, Ms. Wimby-John, and Mr. Johnson have all inspired me to go for my goals and have put me on the right path once again. I love you all for your love kindness and support

- submitted by a former student
February 26, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
January 21, 2004
I am a current student at Chester W. Nimitz HS. It is the best high school that I have been to. All of the staff are great they work extra hard and they are there after school if any students need any help.

- submitted by a student
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Nimitz High School
2005 West W Thorne Drive, Houston, TX  77073
(281) 443-7480
Last modified Nimitz High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Nimitz High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top