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9-12
Public
Katy, TX
Students enrolled: 2,911
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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20700 Kingsland Boulevard
Katy, TX 77450

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(281) 237-3100
(281) 644-1760
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October 26, 2014
Congrats to Luis Rangel...Taylor High School student that just score perfect score on ACT and near perfect score on Sat!!! Way to Go Luis and Also Taylor High School for being named one of nations top High School by U.S. News and World Report!

- submitted by a community member
October 25, 2014
My son is being taken out of this school!!! Most of his teachers are golf coaches, football coaches or soccer coach. They always tell him they have no time to help him with things he doesn't understand. One even gave him a pass to teach him after school stuff he missed well out due to medical note, the teacher didn't show up! Then Said he forgot. My son failed the test on the stuff he didn't know from that time and the teacher told him he should have tried harder to learn the stuff...really! My son is given all 100% on all homework in all the classes with coaches and then gets 15% on the test! Which shows me the teachers are not correcting the work and seeing what our kids are learning if anything. My son told me he could turn his work in, in text form and he'd still get a compilation grade of 100%. Its his senior year and we are moving him, because he wants teacher who want to teach and not,just collect a pay check or play with sports. If all these sports are so important and they don't give the teachers time to teach. Then get seperate teacher for classes and coaches! Also I went to talk to his councilor she was no help at all, all she kept telling me was she didn't know! Sad

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2014
I have a special needs child in Taylor. The school is beautiful, the staff is caring and competent, and the student population is exceptional. Highly recommend to anybody. I can't wait for my two younger children to attend.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
I did not enjoy attending Taylor at all!!!! I transferred to Taylor my sophomore year and the first interaction was with a student that wanted to know which drugs I liked. The combination of wreckless kids with money, nice cars and drug habits is toxic. Be prepared to have a lot of homework and do twice the amount of work than other high schools. There are many cliques and unfortunately you have to be in one or else you won't have any friends. The counselors are totally useless and their advice for college consists of putting you in front of a computer or telling you that some people "just aren't cut out for college". The favoritism by teachers and the staff for students that have wealthy parents is painfully obvious. It's an extremely snobby, judgmental and wealthy school. Be prepared to be segregated by the amount of money your parents have, the house you live in or the car you drive.

- submitted by a student
June 20, 2012
The actual school and the teachers here are great, but the principal is horrible! He doesn't care about the teachers or the students, and the only thing he cares about is the test scores that come out of the classrooms. He is not a fair principal, and he is a politician that is only looking to pad his own pocket. He is selfish, and he does not care about this school. It is unfortunate that the teachers and staff here have to deal with such a person. He runs the school like a business, not like a place that should be a nurturing environment for students. I hate that my child has to go to a school that is run by a person such as him, but I have no choice. Fortunately the teachers are top notch and they truly do care about the students and the future of the students. I just can't speak against the principal enough.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2012
I find it very telling that every one of the negative reviews for this school contains no fewer than three major errors in grammar. It may be unfair to rake the educational quality of a school over the coals if you cannot distinguish between "to" and "too," or if you cannot properly place a comma. I attended Taylor from 2001 to 2005, and I am well aware of the expectations there. However, I was better prepared when I went to college than most of my classmates. If you want your child to have a beneficial educational experience, then you want a school that will prepare its students for life, rather than one that will issue the grades that pacify parents.

- submitted by a community member
March 18, 2012
I graduated from here a couple of years ago and thought it was an amazing school. You truly get what you put in, and more. There's so many programs, clubs, and activities to try you're bound to find a circle you fit in with. Sure Taylor is known to be a competitive school but it is by no means impossible. If you learn to time manage efficiently and not slack off you will end up with an good GPA, same as anywhere else. Speaking from my own experience, it pays off in college.

- submitted by a community member
September 11, 2011
My son just started this year at Taylor and it has been challenging for him, but that is not the problem. Although Taylor is a public school, it cost a lot of money to have a child there. The school charges you for everything. The school makes up so many fees and fundraisings that it is hard to beleive. And some of the fundraisings are mandatory. They brainwash the children with "traditions" that involve spending more money. If you are planning to have your child in any school activity, even if involves a regular class, it is going to cost you.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2011
One of worst mistakes was transfering our child to this school who went from being a straight A/B student to F student making normal but wise teenage decisions to choosing the wrong group of friends because as others have pointed out this school is not very welcoming of newcomers. Drugs are rampant while teachers and administrators turn a blind eye. We couldn't move out of the area quick enough and what do you know, my child graduated with A's and B's in an environment very accepting unlike Taylor and it's wealthy and bored white folks.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2011
This school is a learning factory. Be prepared to study literally 5 hours a day to keep minimum grades. Teachers and the school as a whole expect way too much from the students. This school only gives me stress, stress, and more stress.Lessons are taught too fast, and the kids here are all naturally smart?? Not to mention how MEAN and RUDE the kids are here. They won't accept anyone and are not interested in being friends with new people. Kids are rude, mean, rich and think they're all that. Not a welcoming environment. Typical rich suburb school only with way higher standards that nobody can fit. The average GPA in my English class is a 4.0.

- submitted by a student
December 19, 2010
Teachers are really good, the student body is extremely rude. Try Cinco! Alot nicer student population.

- submitted by a student
October 11, 2010
there was great support by faculty. my son was challenged and enabled to succeed in those challenges.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
I transferred from a school district in the Seattle area. It is considered one of the best in America, as all 5 of its high schools are in the Top 100. Most teachers here make inappropriate comments, and some are not meant to be teachers. They cannot teach, and some just read from the board. In addition, the school is far too big for any type of community to form. Its policies are way too strict for no reason whatsoever. The school itself was built in the Stone Age and has no windows. If this is one of the best schools in Texas, then I cannot imagine what kind of horrible schools other people go to.

- submitted by a student
December 29, 2009
I have a freshman and a senior at Taylor. Both are taking AP courses and are being challenged by the curriculum and teachers. However, I've heard reports from graduates of Taylor that have gone on to universities such as Stanford and MIT who have stated that the effort required at those esteemed institutions is less than that required at Taylor High. Perhaps the teachers at Taylor are overdoing it a bit?

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2009
I am in advanced classes and I still find that I'm doing work that is too easy. Oh, by the way, this school is not welcoming of new students. New students will have a tough time fitting in

- submitted by a student
no rating October 06, 2009
Great school with the best color guard and marching band in the school district.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2007
I graduated from THS in 2005. The extracurricular programs are exceptional. The band and color guard are very high quality, having gone to competitions on the state and national levels during my time. Academic programs like Academic Decathlon, Computer Science, Mathematics, Debate, etcetera routinely make it to the state level and perform exceptionally. Programs for advanced, ambitious students prepare students particularly well. The school is very large and it could be possible for a student to get 'lost in the system', particularly in the non-advanced classes. Also, I found that school counselors functioned almost exclusively as registrars with no real 'counseling.' Issues with drugs and violence are handled discretely and successfully. This school provides excellent opportunities for the student who wants to get involved, academically or otherwise. Some of the more unique opportunities include improvisational theater (ComedySportZ), Japanese and Latin language courses, AmericanSignLanguage, handbell choir, jazz band, and involved school newspaper.

- submitted by a former student
May 05, 2007
I went to Taylor High School last year and now I attend Seven Lakes High School. I quite personally believe Taylor is a much better school not only in academics, but also in the quality of people attending the school. Teachers actually push you to go beyond your capability, and prepare you much better for the real world. Kids are much more real and value everything more than kids at Seven Lakes and Cinco Ranch. This is a great school, and I regret having to leave it.

- submitted by a former student
January 23, 2007
My son has transferred to Taylor this year due Katrina relocation. I have found the school to be impersonal and without concern for the individual student. It is far to large to really care about t everyone enrolled. During inquiries about the school, I was referred to as 'the mother'. I believe that this school is only geared toward the competitive, and driven student. There appears to be no motivation for the average student to learn to love to learn. It seems that many of the teachers use handout and overheads.

- submitted by a administrator
September 15, 2006
I have two daughters who attended Taylor one graduated in 99 the other in 04 and they both received excellent educations. My oldest attended the U.S. Air Force Academy and due to the outstanding basics in Math, Science and English at Taylor she had absolutely no problems handling the advanced academic at the Academy.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2006
I went to Taylor High School and graduated back in 2001. I believe this school is academically driven and does the very best in preparing its students to be successful in college or whatever future endeavors they decide on. Although the homework load can be heavy, you are rewarded with a wonderful education like no other. This school along with the other KATY ISD schools are of the best quality in education. The hard work I put forth while at Taylor helped me succeed when I went to college. Extracurricular activities are widespread from sports, to music, to other aspects of debate and various clubs held once school ends for the day. Parental involvement is high as most parents thrive and are actively involved in the students' activities. Overall, Taylor High School gets an A for the overall atmosphere given to its students and parents.

- submitted by a former student
June 21, 2006
Taylor is a good school, with a good acdemic and sports program. A little too big so lacks in community.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2006
I have 2 students at Taylor. As this our second year there (have always been KISD)I have to say I am neither overly impressed nor am I disapointed. It is better than most other KISD high schools for test scores and is in a fairly safe area.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2005
Taylor High has an excellent academic curriculum and prepares students well for college. It also has a variety of extracurricular activities and therre is a lot of parent involvement. Overall, this is definately one of the best high schools in Texas.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2005
Excellent, large public high school - subject to the normal constraints of a large public HS (too big to be involved in a number of activities, easy to get lost in the crowd, lack of individual attention...). Opportunities for kids of all levels if they are willing to push themselves. My child has been in gifted program since 1st grade & wasn't challenged until HS. Now taking full load (all GT/AP courses) and is FULLY challenged. At that level, teachers seem to be very good. Full range of extracurricular activities but the football program should at least consider a new offensive philosophy - a little ball control, a little deception, a little teamwork - these kids would thrive with the Wing T. Anyway, it's a great school if you're willing to push yourself and you won't feel lost among 2,000+ kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2005
Ihave had three kids enrolled in this school and one has graduated. Eudcation is fine but the teacher/kid relationship isnt that great. They really dont listent to he kids that are here..

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
August 16, 2005
Although Taylor has very good academic performance, their staff are some of the rudest people I have ever encountered. The only exception to this is the registrar. Everyone else treats you with such disrespect, I hate that my children have to be in this type of environment.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2005
Academic programs are great. At this high school students want to get good grades, it's almost considered 'cool'. The staff is great and there are lots of opportunities to get involved in extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a former student
June 20, 2005
Programs are great!! The students are all very respectful. The staff works very well together, and they have a great support system there. Lots of opportunity available for involvement in extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a former student
June 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 20, 2005
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April 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2004
I have gone to Taylor the past 4 years and I have to say that even though some courses may be tough the teachers are always willing to help when people don't understand information. I have had many good teachers over the years and I think they have prepared me for a greater future and for college.

- submitted by a student
September 06, 2004
I attended THS from 1999-2003 and I feel that I recieved a quality education that prepared me extremely well for the demands of a university. I was involved in the GT/AP program at Taylor, and was very satisfied with the classes that I took. I was taught by many caring, knowledgeable, interesting, experienced, and inspiring teachers at Taylor, and all staff members were considerate and helpful to me during my time there. I currently maintain a 4.0 at Texas State University and I feel like this would not have been possible without the challenging learning environment that Taylor HS offered me.

- submitted by a former student
June 22, 2004
Taylor has many high and low points. The Teachers go at a rather fast pace, making it hard for some students to really understand what they are teaching. I think to say that they dont care, is going a tad overboard. If your child likes to move at a slower pace or doesnt like 2-4 hours of homework a night dont send them to taylor.

- submitted by a former student
April 08, 2004
I have been offered many opportunities here at Taylor.My family and myself can acctually see a difference in my academic skills.

- submitted by a student
January 10, 2004
I came in this year with a senior and found out the quality of teaching ability realy lacks. My daughter complained the teacher did not care about the students they just give hand-out and show overhead materials not excatly learning by exploring as the schools here dont have the resources. It is not really a learning inspiring school. Too many students and so few conseoulers. They make themselves unavailabe and totally unhelpful in getting students ready for college search. They just reffer you to web pages. When you enter their administracion you immediatetly sense this defensiveness as if every person there is entering with some sort of a problem. The High school conselours are totally unavailable to be reach by phone and seldom return calls. I had to sit there once for 45 minutes to make an appointment since the counselor could not return my call. In an exasperated tone she saw me and said 'what is it that you want to make an appointment for'?

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2003
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Taylor High School
20700 Kingsland Boulevard, Katy, TX  77450
(281) 237-3100
Last modified Taylor High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Taylor High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top