Throughout most of my 8th grade middle school year i was told Shoemaker is a bad school and theres gun fight and whatever else. I had several teachers and student threathing from my previous school who now go to Ellsion that told me if i went there chances are I'd be bullied, a slut, or undereducated. But I am here to say NONE of the things you hear about the school is true. Shoemaker is actually a PRETTY COOL SCHOOL. Most of my teachers very nice and understanding, and my fellow peers are nice and welcoming. This school deserves way more respect than what it gets. Shoemker is a greats school and i suggest, if your reading this and your confused, you should pick this High School.
Wonderful school .my 3 kids graduated from shoemaker.never had problems in no sense.a lot of students keep in sports .no bad dress and vulgarity like other schools out of the state.love shoemaker and still had our on there this year .his a senior and can't wait to school starts for him.i recommended to parents and don't listen to some negativity that could affect the decision to pick this school.love it!!!
This school is just as good as any other. They have great clubs and the teachers are good. I think the bad rap is unjustified.
As a former student at shoemaker high school I look at all of these reviews and shake my head. I was. Apart of the first freshmen class when the school changed over from the Ellison 9th grade center in 2000. My years at shoemaker were some of the best years of my life a quality education from teachers who cared and I have made life long friends in the process. Many of the reviews I have read are negative and though times have changed and so have the teachers that is a great school to go to and I am proud to call myself a gray wolf. Most of you parents who are complaing about the quality of education need to look back at your own because most of you can't even spell let alone speak clearly. I would deffinately send my children to shoemaker if I still lived in Killeen. Next year is our ten year reunion and I can't wait to be back and see all of my old friends and walk around my old stomping grounds. So in a few words they were the best years of my life and would love to re-live them over again.
This school is just out for itself and the testing shows it. Plus the teachers on disabity board don't have a clue what their doing.The coach on the board says that Texas Disability excuses are no good.So your not suppose to take students to doctors appointment by what he says.Also they have an excuse for everything, saying its the students fault.Then have enough since to send the parents emails and tell them when the students need homework ect.But when the student ask they get told i don't know or don't have anything ready.This has gone on for weeks. THIS SCHOOL IS LOW ON ALL LIST, AND LOW ON PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT OUT OF THE PIT.Send students to another school its worth it.In a meeting i even got told he would get all the work given to him or i could pick it up, 5 weeks and they still give excuses to both of us. Only rated a STAR cause it wouldn't let go on without a STAR
This is by far the best high school I have attended. My interest was engineering and I was able to join the class in 2012 it was amazing in the determination from students and teachers. They have a lab with all the equipment and more to build an award winning robot. When you join you just feel welcome with the friendly faces you will encounter. Go Grey Wolves! Previous student
Although I appreciate the racial diversity at Shoemaker - It seems as though if your not African American then you do not deserve a chance at anything in the school. At first, my 9th grader loved SHS... but after a few weeks, it was clear that my caucasian daughter has not only been shunned by other students, but by coaches and teachers. With the african american population at SHS being extremely high, Caucasian students are treated differently, and not fairly. The coaching staff takes a "if you don't like it, then quit the team" approach to any concerns voiced by students or parents. The bullying at SHS toward Caucasian students is horrendous. My daughter absolutely hates SHS, and begs us every day to transfer her out. We are currently waiting on our home to sell, and move out of KISD and away from SHS (even if it means we commute an hour to work on Ft. Hood). I also think the schools policy of determining who is on varsity sports (based ONLY on age/grade level) is far from fair. Other schools in KISD base varsity level on SKILL, which is how it should be. SHS needs to get with the program, recognize that there is a HUGE racial divide, and do something about it.
I am ok with this school, but there is a problem with the girls soccer team. I think they only scored one point the whole season! Not the girls fault, but the coach. He is friends with his "star" players parents, and the girl is awful, just stands on the field. He should have moved her after the first couple of games, but he sacrificed the whole team because he's friends with her parents. Shameful, and not fair to the actual good players on the team.
I LOVE IT!!! PROUD OF SHOEMAKER!!! EACH TIME GETTING BETTER AND MR>SHOEMAKER MAKE US PRIDE>I RECOMEND THIS SCHOOL 100% compare east coast and others THIS SCHOOL IS SAINT
Excellent principal, assistant principals, staff, students and teachers. My department is great because the teachers work well together. Although some parents are great, most parents does not register to parent connect to check there children's grades and attendance.
This school has good teachers but the staff from the office to attendance are just there for decoration. Sometimes I wonder how they retain the good teachers because it's like the administration doesn't care. <aybe if they get rid of all the staff thats just there to dress up the place it could be a great school.
just as there are a few bad students who ruin it for the good students there are always some teachers who do the same. Dual credit classes and AVID classes are looked upon as the highest academic achievements while AP students are almost ignored. It can get frustrating especially when the teachers are punished for doing something that an AP class should be able to do.
Administration really needs help! Teachers care or just go along. Those that care are forced into situations where they must comply with individual parental statements (not requests). New administrators that support pro active teachers and support students are necessary for growing success!
i loved this high school all 4 yrs i always had teachers who cared about me...Though this school teaches a lot of students how to grow up...Over all i think its an amazing school i love the staff
Shoemaker could definantly be better. Now, I guess you could say that they are trying to become a better school, especially since they recently hired a College Guidance counselor, but this school still needs some work. Some of the teachers do really care about their students, particularly the ones that teach AP classes, but the students just don't seem to really care about their academics. It's all about what you're wearing and who's fighting who and all that silly teenage jazz. Personally, I cannot wait to go to another high school.
My year at shoemaker was the best year of my life! The dance coach is amazing! Audrey Kosclski. i wish i could go back. They have great freshman teachers, they would accept late work and do whatever to make you pass[even annoy you and call your parents]. But what i dont like is how they reinforce the dress codes because i remember when they stop people with short skirts that are exactly 6 inches above the knee and some other girls wear shorter than that and they dont say anything! but if you've ever been stationed in korea. Then shoemaker is way better in extracurricular activities. They dont even have dance in korea! And the school is much bigger.
I believe that Shoemaker High school is a joke. No one at this school cares about the students rather they are there for a pay check. Unfortunately we are forced to attend this school. Due to the fact that soilders are moved in o the district. I think this is the worst school we have ever dealt with. We as a military family have lived in 9 states. If you are moving here with high school students think twice about where you live. Bottom line is that staff does not care about your childs education. It is all about the bottom dollar.
This school is an excellent school and is very hands on if you want your child to have a fun and exciting year but also have great grades , you should send them to Shoemaker High school home of the grey wolves !
I luv shoemaker highschool theres so much 2 do and its jus fun were alwayz havin something goin on and no school can top the Grey Wolves and Ms.Cruz is the best
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