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Houston, TX
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11400 Misty Valley Drive
Houston, TX 77066

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(832) 484-7801
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February 25, 2015
I'm A senior here at KF and in my years here have opened my eyes and have taught me how to deal with other people and their pepersonalities. When people say the school doesn't prepare you for the future i laugh because the school offers a wide range of programs to prepare you the even have college readiness counselors to help you with college needs. Of course the people that disagree obviously haven't been to the college and career center or the logic lounge to get outstanding help. Overall the school is a great school and i don't regret graduating from here.

- submitted by a student

October 11, 2014
Klein Forest is an awesome school! It is known as the underdog of all the Klein ISD schools, but it is now moving into a positive direction! There are little to no fights, all situations are taken seriously, student behavior and school spirit are high and continuing to increase everyday, the teachers are wonderful, the AP's are handling the school properly, students are making good grades! This is a positive place to be, there are many clubs and organizations for students to join and I personally love the atmosphere that I am surrounded by when I am in the Forest! It is the most diverse school in Klein ISD and the students and teachers all use that characteristic to their advantage! Bullying is not a problem, there are little to no gang activity going on, and the class of 2014-2015 has completely changed the image of Klein Forest greatly! I am proud to be a golden eagle and I can not wait to see what positive innovations my class has to offer next

- submitted by a student

October 31, 2013
I'm a new student here at Klein Forest & so far the year has been getting better and better. Before I came here I heard many rumors saying that Klein Forest was "ghetto". I'm 9 weeks into this school year and from my experiences, those rumors have been completely proven wrong. Of course there are the group of kids that don't care for school, but then again which school doesn't have that? This is a very old school compared to the previous one I was enrolled in, but to my surprise Klein Forest is huge. I was expecting graffiti on the walls & chipping paint, but the school could pass as a top of the line campus. I am definitely looking forward to my next few years here at Klein Forest. I've heard of fist fights breaking out, but I haven't seen any. This school is somewhat diverse, but it could be argued. Minorities are the majority here. (Hispanics & African-Americans) There's only a handful of caucasian people and honestly, they're so scarce here that they stand out. Not that it matters, but maybe you were intersted. Overall, Klein Forest is an above average school.

- submitted by a student

September 02, 2013
Anybody who is anybody who watches the news may know us as that school with all those hood kids or that ghetto school. Our school is not ghetto at all it is actually a pretty good school. They have some really good programs at my school and the principle is doing her best to change some things there. I think the school improve by sort there money out better instead of putting it all towards one thing that is actually not that important to us. We could build a stadium, so we could a little nicer and stop being called the poorer ghetto Klein school.

- submitted by a student

August 14, 2013
My son just graduated from Klein Forest and had a wonderful four years.... he's an incoming freshman engineering major at Texas A&M. KF has a special engineering recruiting program with A&M. All of these kids got scholarships and loads of help. The socio-economic makeup of KF scare people away from this school, but both my son and my daughter (who will be a senior) have both had amazing experiences. Music program is top-notch and the quality of education has been fine. Bottom-line: They will work with your child if they want to be involved in multiple activities and you don't have to deal with spoiled, over-privileged children and their helicopter parents. At the end of the day, ... being at a low-income school has its advantages -- even if you can afford to move a few miles away to a "better" school. My children know what the real-world is about and truly appreciate the advantages they've been given.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2012
As a student here at KF that transferred from another public school, but in a different state, the expectations for this school was not met. Very big school, but the students and teachers are not at their best. Teachers that teach regular classes, don't even give effort to push their students and only give them the minimal work because they underestimate them. Seeing fights here are a daily routine and being able to learn to the best of my ability was not an option while attending KF high school. The teachers could barley handle their students and was causing me to not being able to learn because of all the yelling and screaming.

- submitted by a student

July 12, 2012
I am about to become a senior at KF and as the years have passed, there have been more and more fights going on. At this point, it is absolutely ridiculous. I couldn't even eat lunch in peace because of all of the food fights going on by the last week of school. It is starting to become a regular procedure for all of the students to be dismissed by floors instead of all at once out of the fear that another fight might break out. Don't get me wrong, the majority of the teachers here are awesome and extremely dedicated to their students. Some examples would be Dr. LaFave, Mrs. Sun and many more. The AP and Dual Credit programs and exceptional and the assistant principals and really trying to control the wilder part of the student body. When it comes to this school it's not the teachers that are a major problem, it's those certain students that don't find any satisfaction sitting in a classroom but instead find that feeling in the streets.

- submitted by a student

June 07, 2012
I attended this school from 1993 through 1997. I felt compelled to write a review so as readers can get a sense of what a graduate 15 years removed thinks of KF. The most disappointing I recall was that my career counselor, while very friendly during my four years, did not encourage me to challenge myself when it came to applying for colleges. When I told her that I only applied to USC and UT-Austin (I got into both), she was shocked that I did not apply to a lower caliber school and began pushing me towards UH, UH-Downtown or HCC. Perhaps she knew that the school did not adequately prepare me to succeed. College and law school were a challenge, and I would not confuse KF with a college prep school. I would not credit any success I've had since graduation to my education at KF. It did, however, have a variety of extra-curriculars, and placed an emphasis on athletics. I remember that many of us had dedicated teachers who seemed genuinely interested in our learning. However, that said, I think KF did an acceptable job of educating its students to simply meet the Texas high school recommended program and push its graduates out the door. I would not send my children here.

- submitted by a community member

May 26, 2012
I am so glad that I placed my daughter in this school. She just finished her Freshman Year and she excelled in her academics and thrived as a Sports Trainer. She loves and respects her peers and teachers. I know that the past history of the school but I truly give all praises to the New Principle and her staff and it truly is sorring like EAGLES! I look forward to the next three years.

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2010
great school. i couldn't find a better one. i have no idea why some people have rated this 1 or 2. it is straight up 5 because ive had experience. the teachers are very nice and helpful. you can learn so much in kf. GO EAGLES!

- submitted by a student
no rating
April 27, 2010
Klein Forest leadership lacks the ability to make KF into a school that suceeds. It has an abundance of incompetence and it's really hard to find individuals who truly care about the welfare of the students and their academic success.

- submitted by a parent

December 04, 2009
I am writing as an unsatisfied senior who's optimism for his own future dwindles everyday within the enrollment of this school; My main reason for writing this review is to fulfill a duty I have been carrying on my shoulders, which is to inform the world of the unsatisfactory principles involving this school. The teachers are less involved with the students than they would be to a bagger at a grocery store, the student body here is extremely superficial, and the infrastructure of this school is ill-maintained. This school has unsatisfied the thirst I have to reach higher for my future goals, and I surely wouldn't allow my children to come to such a school as this.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 05, 2009
klein forest is such a great school! the principal is very cool and down to earth. and so are the Assistarnt principals. they have very good discipline and safety. the stairwells can do some cleaning but other than that i highly recommend this school to any freshman. we have good academics and extra curricular activities and we all have laptops this years. i want to continue coming to klein forest high school.GO EAGLES!!!!

- submitted by a student

September 20, 2009
Because it's very diverse and once a child/children leave Klein Forest they are equiped to deal with different people and cultures. All kinds of subjects, courses and activities are offered. The child/children have a wide range of career choices once leaving. They are given the ability to be a well round person with teachers and staff members who give 100% each and every day. Showing and teaching the students that they have the power to be the next world leader.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
September 16, 2009
Klein Forest High School has to be one of the best schools providing a quality to an absolutly highly diverse large school (3,557 students). Our students believe in themselves are empowered to make proper choices, participate in school activities/organizations and our community is becoming stronger/supportive every day. I like our faculty, our students, and our direction.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
February 24, 2009
I am so happy that my son attends Klein Forest. He has now been at KF 1 1/2 years and moving him to this school was a really good move. The teachers are the best and the principal and house principals are tops. They truely care about your kids. The Ag Dept is tops! I am really impressed at the student participation in extra curicular activities. Way to go KF. Now we need more parent participation. If you are not active in your childs life, don't complain.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 19, 2009
I am currently a student here at Klein Forest and I have to tell you, this school is not as bad as everyone say it is. This is truly the best school ever. This is my first year here and I would happy to go there the next years. We have the coolest principal ever, Mr. Lankin,, our assistant principals are very cool and down to earth..Mr.Fields. And we have helpful counselor's good and certified teachers,. We are all more like a family at Klein Forest :) the only downfalss are the fights that occur everyday and the lack of clealiness in the stairwells..But other than that , I highly recomend Klein Forest

- submitted by a student

October 30, 2008
I am a student at Klein Forest High School. Klein Forest is very different from all the other school in many different ways.We have more school wide activities our school is more involved with our activities. We are like one big family. Some people go off of what other people tell them.. Klein Forest is a 'ghetto' school they are 'hoodlums' they dont want to make anything of them selves and all they want to do is 'smoke weed and sell drugs' we dont want them at our school they are 'bad kids'. I heard these words with my own ears come out of some peoples mouth.Klein Forest is not like that it is really a good school!!

- submitted by a student

June 09, 2008
My daughter is a current student attending Klein Forest, if you truely want your son or daughter to suceed in life do not send your child here. She has 7 classes and only 3 out of those seven are certified teachers, the rest are subs. Talk about a learning enviroment. To me that is a big disadvatage, so take my word do not send your child to this school or you will be in the same boat I am in, trying to teach my daughter french because she has no teacher.

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2007
We just moved to the district and experienced the enrollment process at Klein Forest. Although there was a lot of paperwork involved, everyone was great! The atmosphere was a bit chaotic, but I was greeted by smiles and people who wanted to help. On the first day of school, my child came home from school with homework! It seems that this staff is on the ball, and is serious about teaching. I'm so glad that we made the choice to move, and specifically, so that we could attend this district. My child has already made several friends, and is looking forward to the next day.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 18, 2007
I go to KF, it's a GREAT school with our new Principal, Mr. Lakin, the school has really changed for the better. In addition, Mr. Lakin is very down-to-earth with the students making a day at school (or the principal's office) more enjoyable.

- submitted by a student

July 09, 2007
Klein Forest is a unique enviornment that is constantly working to provide better service to the parents and students. The school is dedicated to preparing students for college.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
May 23, 2007
I am a student at Klein Forest High School. I will become a senior next year. This school may have it bad times but, they all ways have the situation under control. There is always police to control the problems.

- submitted by a student

March 28, 2007
My son is a freshman @ Klein Forest and surprisingly we have been pleased so far. They have a wonderful staff and are very supportive. The coaches are great group of men who are very enthusiastic, and supportive. If only they would clean up the rest of the bad element it would enhance the school. Bill Lakin the new Principal is very involved and supportive. The new freshman wing is beautiful and helps keep their freshmen class in their own group. They need to beef up the security and get rid of students who don't want to learn. Also, in fall they will adding baccalaureate program which should or will improve standards at school.

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2006
I am a parent that feels this school lacks teacher/parent communication. I feel academically this is a great institution; however, the music dept. greatly need another instructor that's more diverse and well-rounded. I encourage parents, to not let their children enroll in the choir.

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2006
Many great and caring teachers, a few poor teachers. Overall, though, a good public school.

- submitted by a student

May 23, 2006
Great academic programs, lots of parent involvement, music, sports, extracurriculars, this school's got it all. Safe and friendly.

- submitted by a student

April 14, 2005
Im not a teacher, rather a student attending to this school. This is my first year here and it has been the best. I never knew how much a a school can have. We have so many oppertunities and we have the choice to attend to a school of honor. I love this school. Is more that what I ever expected.

- submitted by a student

March 18, 2005
Compared to other High Schools in the area (Klein, Klein Oak, etc.) the school has a very well rounded curriculum with an emphasis on scholastic studies as well as athletic activities.

- submitted by a student

February 04, 2005
Klein Forest is an ok school. The quality of the academic programs is moderate even though they can be demanding. The extracurricular activities are great because they offer a way for the kids to stay busy like the orchestra and band. Though the parent involvement is laking.

- submitted by a student

January 15, 2005
The administration doesn't enforce rules and aren't really in control. The students are out of control and most teachers don't really have the oppurtunity to teach due to altercations during class and behavioral problems during class. the extracurricular activities are good though ,there is a wide range of activities to get involved. Some activities most high schools don't readily offer, and the fine arts department is somewhat demanding but is one of the best along with the art department. The sports teams are moderate. Parent involvement is lacking. Most of the kids are on their own and the teacher's have almost no support from parents.

- submitted by a student

September 08, 2004
When you think of Klein Forest family comes to mind. We have out standing teachers and students who care about the school and community. The teachers and staff go out of there way to help students achieve there goals. That's a great quality in a school. Eagles are #1.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
Klein Forest is a one of a kind high school. It is very diverse compared to the other high schools in our district, yet we have accomplished so much more then they have. Way to go Eagles!

- submitted by a student

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Klein Forest High School
11400 Misty Valley Drive, Houston, TX  77066
(832) 484-4500
Last modified Klein Forest 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.
Klein Forest High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 62 reviews. Top