Glad it is obvious the folks who gave 3 or fewer stars have kids that are not willing to work to meet the higher expectations of CRHS. With those lower stars pulling down the overall star rating down you know this is greater than a 4 star school. My kids are well prepared for college. If a diploma is all you want go to Morton Ranch or Mayde Creek ...to have your kid prepared for college chose CRHS.
I agree with most of the comments below. The amount of testing is silly as it leaves so little time for actually teaching. It used to be a good school but is gradually going downhill under the current leadership.
What a disappointment this school has been for us. We moved to Katy primarily for the schools, and we wish we knew more about this school before enrolling. With the HUGE campus, huge enrollment numbers, and overstretched staff, our student is just a number. Combine that with excessive state testing, there is unnecessary stress on the kids, staff, and parents. It seems as though teachers are really stressed out here and they pass that on to the kids. Learning (and teaching) seems to be secondary to passing state tests and achieving exemplary status. Truly a disappointment! And, yes, we're looking for a new school in a different district.
Cinco Ranch HS is NOT a good school for students below the top 10% of their class. If your child is not at the top of his or her class, Cinco Ranch would prefer your child not waste their time. This is the reason the home school rate is so high in the Katy area. Katy ISD also has a stupid rule that allows your student 2 college visit trips.Cinco Ranch is more concerned about your student being in high school than the students future beyond the 12th grade. A parent can expect to spend a lot of time in court and Austin fighting the KISD bureaucracy. Setting up face- to- face appointments with the Cinco Ranch staff is more difficult than scheduling a meeting with the President of the United States. OVERRATED!!!
I am a student at CRHS and I dislike the school very much. My experiences at this school were horrible. Most of the kids are stuck up and snobby. They find it funny to be racist towards other races. The academics are great, but i don't know if I recommend this school for certain people.
I guess i must disagree with the 2009 graduate. I am a 2003 graduate from cinco ranch and graduate from medical school next month. I have friends with juris doctorates, masters in finance, masters in accounting, masters in atmospheric sciences, ph. D in neurobiology, masters in computer science, doctorate of dental surgery, and two others with MDs as well. And that is just from my tight group of friends in the class of 2003. Cinco is as good a high school as there is in the country and is not geared towards preparing students for any particular field at all.
I really have to disagree with the 2007 graduate. I am a 2009 alumni and am currently in a private liberal arts college. Although yes, Cinco may be adequate in preparing for work at the state colleges listed, I found that it did not prepare me for a more rigorous curriculum at a more selective college (I graduated in the top 5%, so I know the blame isn t mine). In addition, Cinco tends to focus heavily on math and science and ignore the humanities and social sciences. This may be good for producing potential engineer candidates, but not so much for anything else (pre-law, pre-med, etc.). Finally, you will love Cinco only if you love bureaucracies. When trying to visit colleges after having been accepted, I found it difficult to to do so due to an attendance rule that would require me to go to KISD court if I missed more than four days.
I am a 2007 graduate and will graduate college in May. Looking back on it Cinco Ranch prepared you well. Really, really well. You can't fool around at this school, they are though. In the end it is only to help shape us for college. I had many friends that I made my freshman year who were struggling their first year. They had come from small towns (and there is nothing wrong with that) and the school didn't really prepare them for the challenge. This is an EXCELLENT school to send your child, I would have to rank it in the top "3" in the state with Seven Lakes being right behind it ';). I also have friend who went to other major universities UT, Baylor, Texas Tech, TCU, and they all feel the same way. Cinco Ranch is a top notch public high school. TAMU c/o 2011 Gig 'Em!
i think cinco ranch high school have many good facility :D i love this school .
I'm a parent and an educator. CRHS is on the out-dated traditional schedule as opposed to the block (or AB schedule.) Teachers are so rushed. A lot of introducing material without time to check for content mastery. Parents are responsible for tutoring, reteaching, etc. TAKS prep. is over the top. Not enough for CRHS to pass TAKS - they want highest scores so they can take that to oil/gas industry with bragging rights. That way they get more students/more funding.
Cinco Ranch is well known across the state for being a tough academic school. Few programs rival Cinco Ranch with Athletics, Academics and Fine Arts. It is located in a high class neighborhood and kids all over the district seem to know that. If you want to have a half way decent GPA you will have to work extremely hard but the school does a fantastic job of preparing the students for college. Cinco Ranch is a spectacular school and easily tops off the other schools in the district.
I am a student at Cinco Ranch and couldn't be happier. The atmosphere at the school is fantastic. Classes are extremely challenging but all of the teachers are willing to make sure that you succeed by giving all the help needed.
My daughter is in her second year at this school and I could not be happier. The staff is friendly and helpful, the kids are wonderful, the academics are superior, and the activities/classes available for the students leaves nothing to be desired.
Cinco Ranch High School is an amazing public school with opportunities for the kids to develop any kind of interest while having a very good education in a respectful and safe enviroment. Having this kind of schools around, a private school is a waste of money.
As a graduate and current college freshman, Cinco prepared me so well for the demands of attaining a college education at a large, public university. I am on a full scholarship at Alabama and will have a 4.0 this semester and have breezed through school while many of my classmates struggle, not because I am smarter, but because Cinco taught me how to study. The school extends beyond just academics though and has booming fine arts and athletic departments as well; whatever you have a passion for, you will be able to find students and faculty who share that passion. My high school experience here was fantastic and I would not have wanted to have gone anywhere else
as a parent of a graduate and a current Junior, I feel that my kids get great education from effective teachers. Wonderful ex. curricular activities, too!
I graduated from Cinco Ranch High School 3 years ago and never realized how blessed and privileged I was to be there. While a student, it was quite tedious and stressful with a large work load, but it is nothing compared to college (I am now a junior at the University of Texas). The school is AMAZING at enabling students to learn HOW to study effectively, how to multi-task, handle a large work load. It was hard at the time, but in no way, shape, or form would I be where I am today without the motivation and influence of CRHS and the knowledge that I learned there. At college, I found that I was definitely ahead of the game. One of the best high schools in Texas!
i am currently a senior at Cinco Ranch High School. I agree with the other users who say that we have way to much homework and competition in the school for excellence in education, but when i look back upon these years i realize that it has only benfited us. Is that not what the real world is all about? Competition and striving to be better than the person beside you, or have we moved into an era of the lazier the person, the better?
My daughter lasted a week at this school and I took her out before her confidence was completely destroyed. It is like a giant learning factory. Teachers spend classtime making students read textbooks, setting them mountains of homework and then testing them on the books. If learning by rote and passing tests is what you want for your children, then go ahead and send them here. If this is the best of the US education system then thank goodness my children had a start in the European system where discussion and enquiry is encouraged.
Very competitive school. Although my class rank and GPA dropped after coming here from Morton Ranch after sophomore year, I feel that I am better prepared for college.
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