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Iola, TX
Students enrolled: 219

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P O Box 159
Iola, TX 77861

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(936) 394-2361
(936) 394-4700
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August 09, 2012
I went to this school, coming from a 5-A school, where I made A and B, then failing or just passing, and even then there was a bullying problem. I had my girls going to Iola ISD and they begged me for several years to take them out and transfer them to any other school I could. I finally did this year, I had no choice in the matter. I enrolled a child that is so smart, made A while she was in Iola, but the kids there just would not leave her alone, so another student started a fight with her, and because the other student was in sports the principle took that students side, and basicly laughed in my students face, telling her not to even think about coming back but the real sad part is that the teachers knew what was going on and did NOT stand up for her. How can you set a example if you cannot stand up for what you beleive in. That drew the line, I would not recommend IolaISD to anyone, and many parents have taken their children out of this school because of the BULLYING ISSUES. If your child is not in sports or band, have money, or they aren't beautiful, then get ready for a hard year. Good Luck to you and your kids are in our prayers

- submitted by a parent

March 10, 2012
I loathe this school district. I am not just a parent submitting a review; I also attended this school during my high school years. I transferred from a metropolitan area to this school district. Iola s main focus is athletics and band so as far as extra curricular programs they are extremely lacking. The school only offers what the state requires for your child to graduate. So if your child has any extra credits from another school district they might not recognize them because they don t offer the courses like photography and German for example. This happened to me personally when I transferred to this school. They are a small town school with small town views that shun outsiders from big cities. The teachers here have pet students that can do no wrong, and get privileges not permitted to the rest of the students. The school in the past has had a dilemma with UIL for giving their football players passing grades just to keep on the team. If your child doesn t fit in he or she will be doomed and be prepared to fight a loosing battle, and get away from this school, like I did with my child. The problems here at this school are not worth your child s future.

- submitted by a parent
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November 21, 2007
I thinks Iola is a great school! i used to go there class of 2004

- submitted by a community member

September 27, 2005
I Think Iola need's a new principal, the principal is not a good one. The extracurricular activities are good they have a great band. I would not recommend this school if you have a child that has ever been into trouble. They are very unfair on their punishments.

- submitted by a student

August 15, 2005
Excelent music program from 5th grade - 12. Parent involvment in all aspects - extremely high. Speech and Drama needs work. All academic UIL is weak. Alot of emphasis on sports. Coaches sometimes get too rough for age group.

- submitted by a parent

October 14, 2004
My son is a senior at Iola this year. I believe that moving to Iola has been the best move we could have made. He is very well rounded both academically and personnally.

- submitted by a parent

June 27, 2004
Well I'm not a parent, but I do attend Iola High School, and which I have for half a year, and I think it's the one of the best schools around because we have a very good environment and there is very good teaching.

- submitted by a student

November 01, 2003
This school needs more extracurricular activities for the kids that do not play sports so all of the children can have fun in school and out of school. The Iola school should be open till six o'clock so all the kids can come in and play basketball in the Gym or go get help on their homework or just stay in the school and just visit with the kids and teachers. I think this will keep more kids off drugs. And some parents do not get home till six o'clock, and if the school stays open till 6 or 7 o'clock all the children would have a place to stay after school instead of going home alone and the kids would be safer.

- submitted by a parent

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Iola High School
P O Box 159, Iola, TX  77861
(936) 394-2361
Last modified Iola High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Iola High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top