I was a former teacher at this school in the past year. The reviews for this school before 2012 are from when the school was an elementary school. If I were a parent, I would never enroll any student in this school. There are not enough teachers, the administration is forced to focus on the STAAR test. The students do not have the skills needed for the curriculum to be successful but teachers were told that they could not teach basics that the students could not grasp and they had to attend after school tutoring, which few students were able to do. Substitute teachers would not come to the school after the third week of school and classes had to be combined with as many as fifty students in a class. There were not enough resources to successfully engage students and we were unable to achieve high levels of parent involvement. It was a hopeless environment where most students were not engaged, teachers left the school in tears or in anger on most days, and administration and district officials did not seem to want to address this larger challenges in the school which would have resulted in an improved academic environment for everyone.
The teachers honestly cared about the students, but there is such a focus on the STAAR scores and the required improvement status, the teachers could not adapt the curriculum so that students could develop fundamental skills needed to work the curriculum. The school population had a large number of immigrants from diverse prior learning experiences. The school district and administration needed to recognize this and develop a better structure to address these known gaps in student learning.
The teachers were told that homework must be assigned every night. I rarely had students that turned in homework. If they did, I was able to understand their misunderstandings. However, no more than 10 students out of 80 turned in homework. I honestly believe it was because the students could not read and comprehend the problems so they could not demonstrate that they could work the problem or what is was asking. Also, a majority of students did not have help outside of school and could not or would not attend tutoring.
this was the first year for my 6th grade daughter, and until 5/18/16 never thought that a teacher would discriminate against my daughter. I honestly think she did a really bad thing by not letting her perform when she the teacher herself asked her to... I will put a complaint against her TODAY!!
I went to the school for substituting but those kids are really bad. They don't behave well and very disrespectful. And they stole my cellphone before they left class. I was very shocked that they stole a teacher's cellphone. I saw some of them were handcuffed by a police officer. Don't ever go there and don't send your kids there either. It's very bad.
This is avery good school I had worked at different schols and I can see the difference the principal gets involved with the students. He is very respectful to personnel that's why a lot of people think it twice before moving to another place.Employes help each other and you can see the good vibe in there
The school was rated exemplary with special recognition from the State of Texas Governor's Grant program in 05-06, and recognized in 06-07. This happened while being an 'overflow school' which anyone knows makes it more difficult to secure parent involvement. The vast majority of teachers and staff here sincerely care about the success and welfare of our students. We are committed to the student's learning and personal growth. Thank you.
Teachers who work at this school do not send their students here because of the poor academia and discipline. The teachers, staff, and administrators spend more time arguing with one another than they do working for the betterment of the students. Tutorials don't start until it is close to the TAKS date.