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Irving, TX
Students enrolled: 2,428

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100 West Oakdale Road
Irving, TX 75060

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(972) 600-5700
(972) 273-8610
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March 23, 2014
HMMMM what can is say about this school? -Racist fights -BAD ROACH PROBLEMS -Rude kids(seriously) - Teachers don't care about you ( my teacher told us at the end of the day he doesn't care if we learn because he still gets paid) If you plan on coming here RUN FAST! 40%OF STUDENTS ARE LEAVING THIS SCHOOL, and I am one of them.

- submitted by a student

November 28, 2013
My son attended Nimitz his freshman year. Nimitz is an okay school. Not as good as Irving and DEFINITELY up to par with MacArthur. The school has a lot of school spirit to be on of the weaker schools in the area. The school needs to hire more janitors. It's roach infested!

- submitted by a parent

August 06, 2011
The teachers at Nimitz ARE the best in Irving. With the best AP scores, Academic Decathlon team, Band, Football team, and Principal in Irving, Nimitz has more to offer than any of the other schools in Irving. Nimitz was the FIRST SCHOOL IN TEXAS with a planetarium, and the student laptop program at Nimitz ensures that all students know how to operate a computer. Unlike reviews that state that the laptops are a bad thing, teachers use the laptops instructively, and with the new grading policy so-called "busy work" is eliminated as a grade. Nimitz is the best school in Irving for advanced students (AP, Gifted and Talented, and Pre-AP) or for students looking to participate in successful extra curricular activities!

- submitted by a student

July 08, 2011
It is a great school; however the teacher are not what I have expected them to be. My niece had alot of problems with certain teachers that she could not get help with. It was very disappointing.

- submitted by a community member

June 30, 2010
Great school, teacher quality is awesome although you do have to search to find the great teachers they are there.

- submitted by a community member

November 24, 2009
This school is to worried about getting students ready for tests rather than teaching them what they need to know. They also give alot of busy work rather than work which tests your intelligence. There are also to many students to one class. Nimitz does have a good extra activities. The football team went to the playoffs, we have a great tennis team, and a great decathlon team. I do believe they need to focus on all students more and the ap students less. They devote all their attention to them while the regular students are failing. One last thing, get rid of the laptops. They make the teachers lazy and they decide not to teach but to just give assignments through the laptops, to make it simple for them. The teachers are failing us.

- submitted by a student

October 03, 2009
Passionate teachers and students in my time there.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 16, 2009
My son graduated from Nimitz in 2006 and he enjoyed his time there. They offer an excellent college prep ciriculum

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2008
It has excelent teachers and the feeling you get there is like when your at home!

- submitted by a student

February 04, 2007
I love Nimitz. It has an excellent AP and GT program. Those teachers are caring and attend to the students' every need. They also help students extensively on applying for scholarships and filling out college applications. Nimitz's extracurricular activities are also great. The Nimitz Tennis Team were district champs this year; the Nimitz orchestra has gotten sweepstakes in UIL for mny years in a row now; and the Nimitz Decathlon team is literally the best in the state! If you enroll your child/children at Nimitz, be sure to get them into the AP/GT program because it will take them VERY far. Last year, Nimitz had 98 students named AP Scholar by College Board! Out of the entire district, Nimitz received the most money for scholarships and the highest AP scores.

- submitted by a student

April 11, 2006
Good school. It's also my alma mater and my daughter went here. Caring teachers and a good GT program.

- submitted by a parent

March 08, 2006
I have had 2 kids graduate from Nimitz High,and also still have one enrolled. My main concern with this school is the student/teacher ratio. Too many kids in one class. Most classes have over 30 children. It's hard for teachers to stay on task when you are trying to corral all those kids.My youngest complains of how disruptive the classes are because tjhere are so many students to a class.

- submitted by a parent

March 06, 2006
I graduated from Nimitz High School in 1989. I loved it. Had wonderful teachers and a fantastic experience.

- submitted by a student

January 10, 2006
Hi, I am a former student at Nimitz High School, and I am very happy with all the teachers, I think they're great! as far as the student goes, I think that theres not enough discipline in the school. As far as the counselors goes, I think they're not doing a good job, They are not communicating with students and NOT doin they're job as counselor. Overall I think is a good school to attend, it just need new dedicated conselors.

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 27, 2005
I an not satisfied with Nimitz High School this following year as a fresman. Although we do offer many AP courses, I do not like its status.

- submitted by a student

May 24, 2005
I think the academy is the best high school in irving.

- submitted by a student

April 07, 2005
Parent Involvement is low, but overall, this is a pretty good school. Because of low test scores, Nimitz kicked into high gear to get their students prepared for the next test. The amount of dedication from the staff and faculty to ensure that the students do well on their tests is amazing!

- submitted by a teacher

March 07, 2005
I try to stay involved in my sons schooling and communicate through email, however only two teachers respond with me. I sign things and return but months later I find it in child's room. Teachers dont have a system in place for the students who do not return these items like progress reports, referrals, and even report cards. It would help students if teachers would let parents get involved with their classes.

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2005
Students who are tardy to class get referral to office where they then miss out on learning do to waiting for principal to talk with them. I use to attend Nimitz and now I have a son that attends Nimitz. I have experienced that the principals care nothing for these kids and their education and I have seen some racism first hand between staff and students. I think Nimitz needs to re staff and quick.

- submitted by a student

February 03, 2005
Musical programs are amazing. The Marching and Concert bands are phenomenal.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2005
I attended Nimitz High School myself and I have to say that the involvement of the student body is enormous. Most of the students that have attended Nimitz in the past would agree that the teachers and faculty do as much as they can to be involved in the student's lives. They want[ed] us to succeed in life and they know that they are a big part of that. The teacher that runs the community service club is fantastic, everything that she has is put into her career. She keeps students wanting to come back and volunteer their time some more. The other Irving ISD schools have teachers that may come close to this, but do not quite reach the criteria. She is just one example of all the fine teachers that are on campus at Chester W. Nimitz High School in Irving, Texas. God Bless Nimitz!

- submitted by a student

December 03, 2004
They seem to be interested in the way kids dress at this school instead of teaching. I have talked to parents at the other Irving High Schools and they don't seem to focus on dress. Another thing the 10th grade Vice Principal doesn't have time to return phone calls or talk to the students that she is in charge of.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 25, 2004
I am a graduate of Nimitz. For residents of IISD, Nimitz is the best school.

- submitted by a student

September 28, 2004
Nimitz needs a new leader. The administration is looking for the easy way out and not for what is in the best interest of it's students. Schedule changes take an act of Congress and it shouldn't be hard to tell when a student and teacher are not benefiting from a class by the grades earned or issued. All of my dealings with the administration have been horrendous. I graduated from Nimitz and my parents never had the problems I have encountered with my teen. I now understand why so many parents have moved their teens to Irving High School.

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2004
I am a Viking Alumni and just want to let everyone that Nimitz is such an awesome school. The teaching and the atmosphere are a one of a kind experience. If I were given the chance to do high school all over again, I would do it with a quickness as long as it was back at Nimitz!

- submitted by a student

October 17, 2003
I am a graduate of Nimitz, and I think that it is one of the best schools in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. I graduated in 1991. Most of the teachers I had were wonderful. The school spirit was tremendous. There wasn't really a problem with gangs and stuff like that. We were all just one big happy family!! My son just started kindergarden at J.O. Davis this year, but I am hoping that when he is ready for high school, that he will be able to go to Nimitz.

- submitted by a community member

August 26, 2003
I loved this school for many years that I continue to follow up with all the programs. I've been out of school for many years and continue to see former students achieving great goals that faculty and staff have help[ed] to inspire. Go Vikings class of 2004.

- submitted by a student

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Nimitz High School
100 West Oakdale Road, Irving, TX  75060
(972) 600-5700
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: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top