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!
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!
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.
Great school, teacher quality is awesome although you do have to search to find the great teachers they are there.
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.
My son graduated from Nimitz in 2006 and he enjoyed his time there. They offer an excellent college prep ciriculum
It has excelent teachers and the feeling you get there is like when your at home!
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.
Good school. It's also my alma mater and my daughter went here. Caring teachers and a good GT program.
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.
I graduated from Nimitz High School in 1989. I loved it. Had wonderful teachers and a fantastic experience.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Musical programs are amazing. The Marching and Concert bands are phenomenal.
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!
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