It has an amazing choir program, as well as a phenomenal new principal.
My son and I moved out here from Calif, in March 2007 after my husbands passing. We needed a change. My son's grades in California were not up to par. As soon as he was enrolled he made progress and now he gets A's and B's....I thank all the teachers and staff for their interest in my child. I asked my son if he wanted to go back to Calif. where his friends are and his reply ''no not until I graduate from Fossil Ridge he even refused when I said we should move to Grapevine to be closer to family....He wants Fossil Ridge only! I give Fossil Ridge an A+
I am a student at fossil Ridge and it is by far the best school i have ever been to.
Fossil is a good school that gets a bad rap. My child graduated from there, and ended up with a full ride scholarship, and with much fewer issues than the kids we left behind at Colleyville Heritage! I think that all High Schools can do a better job preparing kids for college, but the staff @ Fossil was caring, and the cirriculum is the same at every school.
Having recently relocated I had checked out schools prior to our move and all I can say is there is far too much focus on test scores and not nearly enough of what kind of people these kids grow up to be. The kids shout to one another across the room without the teachers batting an eye. My daughter and I imagine others are robbed of class due to the disruption. There are problems on the buses, too. Currently, we are looking into private schools.
The school district has not handled the growth in population and diversity very well. Fossil Ridge settles for less than it should academically. The students are not nurtured to perform, but ignored. I have two children who graduated already and one currently enrolled. I am very disappointed in the school. The economic growth in the area has been substantial, however, it doesn't seem to improve the quality of teachers, coaches and administrators in the school. The disparity in the scores of the student body gives a strong impression as to the difficulty the school and district is having in handling the growth of community. The attitude by the school appears to a bit 'deer in the headlights approach'. I believe the district is benefiting from the economic growth, but ignoring the increased expectation of service that usually accompanies financial growth.
As an alumni of this school I feel that Fossil Ridge did a good job of setting me up for the future. The college prep was lacking and that would be my biggest complaint. The kids that go to the school are good for the most part. I feel the security and administration set us up well for success at Fossil Ridge, like I said, I could have used more college prep, but the staff is wonderful and very caring.
My son attended Fossil Ridge for the first time last school year. We were pleased with the school and the teachers.
Fossil Ridge is a great school with an undeserved reputation. The Principal needs to lighten up and fight harder for the school and it's programs since many have been moved to the newer school, but the assistants are great. The teachers who stay year after year are great, but the new ones need to be encouraged to stay and improve. Boys athletics is great, especially cross country and soccer, but girls athletics leaves a lot to be desired. The AP courses that are offered are excellent and the weighted are now truly weighted. The population has dropped to 4A so the class sizes are much much better. There are never any fights or violence and the ones who have their cars messed with have simply made someone mad by their own behavior usually.
I have found that the organization and timing of coordinated events is lacking. However, it is a great school with a great staff and kid. I have found that if I go to a teacher or coach first with my problem, that it is handled quickly and courteously. It's interesting to get their point of view over the students'. Going to the administration only slows things down.
Has an excellent athletic department every year. The student body seems to have a lot of spirit.
Slight lack of coordination and lack of disciplinary actions by teachers, counselors, and principal. Otherwise, decent school
I like all activities that they do, but we need to check the security in the parking lot that the only problem do i see there thanks
In the courses that are being taught by experienced teachers, the quality of the class is great. There are some very young teachers who are not equipped to successfully handle the high school environment. I find the administration to be less than welcoming of parent involvement and more irritated than concerned when real problems are brought to their attention. I have only met one other parent who actually is satisfied with the administration. There is an organization for everyone who needs something to join. Beware. Some of them are expensive and you may not get what you expect.
although the academics are outstanding and most of the teachers are great, Overcrowding is a major problem and it is often hard to find a way around so many people. Administration is full of great people, however, they do not know how to organize this properly. Many only specialize in certain areas leaving the children confused as where to go for certian issues. If you have a problem i suggest going straight to the principal seeing as to how you will eventually be forced to see him anyways, just a hint for a faster solution.
I am relieved that both of my children have now graduated. The quality of this school deteriorated markedly over the course of time. Class size is too large, there were often not enough books and lockers to go around, and concerns are not addressed. Both had their cars broken into and/or damaged in the parking lot with no response by administrators. Athletics - particularly for girls - were a mess. Both of my kids were honors students and were not disciplinary problems but I did not like what I heard from them either.
This is the best high school in the Keller ISD school district. The kids are the best and so is the enviroment.
Classes are too large with over 30 kids in most. School Spirit suffers and students are allowed to either go home or sit in the lunchroom during pep rallys, because they all cannot fit in the gym. Great staff trying hard to make things work with a lot of problem kids. New principal this year trying to crack down on the problem kids and the good kids suffer from the tougher policies. Takes weeks to get changed out of badly managed and over filled classrooms. Very hard for teachers to maintain a conducive learning environment and maintain discipline with so many students.
I think that discipline needs to be enforced more often that it is. There are some excellent teachers at FRHS, but sad to say there are not enough of these. My child was enrolled in a weighted class which turned out to be a regular class much to my surprise. My understanding is weighted classes at FRHS are really just regular classes. As a parent I was very upset and my child was disappointed as well. Maybe with new leadership coming in things will be different.
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