Keller ISD in general; Our kids are not going to succeed in anything with the way they are taught. I understand it starts at state level, which is more of a concern. Numbers; what all TX schools prime themselves on. Has anyone bothered to look up how the kids are doing 20+ years down the road? The way my student(s) are being taught they will be the demise of a great country; once successful at educating.
Some of these reviews are just ridiculous. Gangs? Drugs? Sorry, haven't seen it. I moved to the area a year ago and crime an the safety of my child was a huge issue. I moved from an affluent area in the North East to Keller, I think that what they call "gangs" in Texas we used to call cliques. And as far as the bands, my kid isn't in the band but this past summer I think the Keller band placed in the top 12 in the state. The AP classes are competitive and the test scores are high. The faculty has done an excellent job of welcoming my son and making him feel as if he's been in the district since day one. This is an up and coming community and student population. It's not Phillips Exeter but then again its also not $47K per year. Some improvements need to made to the curriculum and use of technology but really minor.
I was nervous moving my daughter her freshman year, but am very pleased with this school.
I'm a student at this infamous school and I must say it's terrible. Students are basically jam packed into a class and expected to learn. I can't get the help I need considering the teachers are constantly busy. The tutorials aren't very helpful either. The school is relying too much on technology as well. If they kept it simplistic as in giving us all out own textbook, requiring us to bring a pencil, and a pack of paper we'd be better off. The money they spend on technology could be used for renovation and expanding. They need to hire more teachers and they also need to buckle down on students. I honestly wouldn't like to see peers smooching on faces of others while walking to my next period class. And they also throw around racial slurs like it's no big deal. I'm appalled by the actions of the students as well as the staffs' reaction to it. They simply don't care. The school itself is corrupted. If you're thinking of sending your child to this school please do spare his/her feelings by sending them somewhere else.
I had participated in a fund raising project for the band. I was impressed with the organization of the project. The parental participation was excellent. There were several events going on the night of the function and eveyrthing appeared to running smoothly with so many people going to different places within the school. I liked the school's clean appearance and openess.
My son and daughter attended KHS and are very successful in college now and both on the deans list. So I think that speaks very well of their time at Keller HS. They both enjoyed their High School experience and learned at the same time.
As a Keller Alum, I have to say that it was the finest school I attended. The block scheduling worked fantastic for college prep (test scores were never an issue for us when it came to that curriculum), and the teachers were amazingly well-informed and fantastic at getting the students involved in the learning process. I moved to Keller from another 5A Texas school halfway through my secondary schooling, and it blew that school out of the water.
I find the school curriculum lacking as well, I do not however blame the teachers as we have many highly qualified and excellent teachers in the district. You will learn what you are taught. I instead find fault in what is being taught and within administratorial action. We have a booming Fine Arts section that I admit is better than many schools.
The faculty, staff, students, parents, and community are excellent! As with any school, there are issues that must be dealt with, but my experience at Keller has been very positive.
While it is natural for everyone directly connected with a school to laud and promote it, I feel that Keller High is as perfectly acceptable a school as in the surrounding areas. At the same time, I should mention that Keller High is trying to settle down and get a few of their kinks worked out. There are space issues, but those are widespread and the district does work toward resolution...it is impossible, however to meet the demands dozens of schools simultaneously. If you're looking for a school with rigorous course options and a variety of extra-curricular activities, this is it.
Keller lacks highly successful curriculum and programs of neighboring districts like Southlake Carroll. For instance, due to overcrowding, my high school age son must attend classes that are 2 hours in duration. So he finishes an entire year's worth of teaching in half a year. However much of what he learns will be lost when the SAT's / ACT's and AP testing is done in the Spring. There is no requirement for Physical Education after taking one semester in HS. Finally, my son had to share books, and a locker, upon entering 9th grade!
Loved the enviroment. Great teachers, and all around staff. The counsulers are very helpfull
Keller High school is amazing! This is my first year their and I love it! Coming from a school with 350 students total to one with 3,000 didn't even seem like a big change because of the family feel. This school has great classes they offer and wonderful programs. All the teachers and very dedicated. I love the shedule because we get out at 2:30 and I still have time to do other things. They have proposed a new shedule which gets out at 3:30. I was terribly upset about this but either way I still love KHS!
I'm no parent. I'm a student, and I'm not sure if you want to hear my opinion. The school itself is small, they're too concerned with renovating and expanding, they have too little space in the district as a whole and thus over-crowding in all the schools from Fossil to Central. The teachers are mostly excellent however...at least, the ones that I've had. Some will help you along, some will just be apathetic. Depends on who you get. The extra-curricular activities are decent. They have plenty of options, just too many 'dumb' ones however. Like a 'Bored Games' club. Ohhh....exciting! Overall, the school could be worse, but at the same time, could be better.
I have been most pleaseed with Keller High School. While it has a large environment, the teachers and staff really try to stay connected to the kids and parents. We've had great experiences with Keller High School in all aspects. Both my kids were involved in different activities and the coaches and teachers were committed to the kids at all costs. The academics were superb and more than I ever experienced at a college level. Communication is good between the teachers, parents and students as well. The teachers want the parents to know what is going on at all times. A great school!
great ap and pre ap program, lots of activities, parent involvement is high, achievement is great also
Keller High School is a disappoinment to our family. The school has drug and alcohol problems that are not being addressed. As with other schools in Keller if your child is not 'in the mold' they are targeted for harassment.
Keller High is a great school. The extracurrricular activities are well funded and well supported. The academics are above the state standard althought I do not like the block scheduling.
Academically, my kids were bored. Many discipline problems seem to happen in the hallways. We've had 3 kids attend and the 4th will go to private.
I have researched the schools in Northeast Tarrant County for a long time. Students and parents at Keller High School say 'Keller is the best school in the area', or '..the best in comparison to other schools'...WHERE are you getting your information? Keller High School is, at best, an AVERAGE school...compared to MOST schools within a 20mi radius!, and especially to the two other schools in its own district! The information is available from the Texas Department of Education and online also. Don't be fooled by the 'hype' from parents of, and students who attend Keller HS. Of COURSE they think their school is the best but the information available from unbiased sources clearly proves otherwise(Gangs! Drugs! too)
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