Klein High School is a great place to learn if you apply yourself. There is a ton of adjustment and I've never seen a school system that pushes the students so hard. Rank is super competative. This will be my second year at Klein high school. I am in all Pre-AP/AP classes and its been pretty challenging. You have to work your hardest to get what you want. I've heard that regulars is WAY too easy and I just won't drop because of the type of kids that usually take regulars, the teachers are not as dilligent in teaching in regulars (you get a lot of coaches), and I can't afford to lose the extra point for my GPA. The AP teachers are really hard, and expect a lot from you, which is the whole point of taking these classes. I go to bed at 11:30 every night from doing hw. some teachers are better than others, there are a few crazies at the school (just like any other school) that you better hope you never get. I've been lucky so far, but one of my friends' teachers had them watching the simpsons every day (in AP). The fine arts program is fantastic. I'm in band and its amazing. We're like a family and it is really fun. If you can work hard and apply yourself, you'll do well here.
My child attended Klein elementary and middle schools which were relatively good and he made fairly good grades not great but not bad - mainly Bs and Cs. The first semester he went to Klein High he failed every subject. Core subject teachers e.g. Math and English were very poor indeed. In fact his English teacher was right out of college and my son complained of her sending text messages in class instead of focussing on teaching. I immediately pulled him out and he is currently with TXVA (online with K12). The turnaround was dramatic, not great but he passed his second semester, and he mainly taught himself online which shows that he is motivated so something is very wrong with Klein High. It seems it was historically strong but now is a poor shadow if itself.
Klein High School definitely has a hidden jewel in the counselors office. My child's last name begins with K and this counselor repeatedly assisted my child in being supportive and continually monitored his progress the four years he was there. In the mist of hearing some negative feedback for this school I can testify that not everything is always perfect but it's refreshing to know that there is still professionals that truly enjoy their job and continue to strive for excellence.
Klein high school is not a good school. There are many times where teachers are rude and unpleasant to the students. I'v seen teachers call students stupid and retarded. Most of the teachers can't teach. They either talk about their personal life during the class period or they dont do anything but sit at there desk. Last year they got rid of a bunch of GREAT teachers, but kept the bad ones. I dont understand also why they dont seem to realize when a certain teacher has a very low average of scores from their students, they dont fix the problem because they don't care. The contruction has also made it a hard place to walk around and its very loud. Over all this school is a 1. The one is just for the "couple" teachers that can teach good. Which is pretty rare at this school.
We have lived in a few states and we were told Klein is the best school district in Houston area. Our child has been at KHS for 3 yrs and it has been nothing but grief. Many teachers don't do their jobs, many do not know what they are teaching or how to teach it. Our child has to monitor his/her grades to ensure that the teachers are doing their jobs correctly. Many teachers are negative, as well as the administration. I was yelled at by a teacher once for parking in the visitors lot because she thought I was a student-Nice way to approach someone you don't even know, student or parent. School has bomb threats/fights/gangs, etc. Our child doesn't want to finish HS here, and we are considering switching to a new school next year. Do not recommend.
Klein High is a great school. The teachers really care and they have a great sports program. Klein also offers a variety of clubs and honors programs. There is something for every child who wants to be involved. Klein prepares each student for college very well and provides a strucutred educational enviroment.
Klein High was the worst school that we have had to deal with for four years. There were some teachers that just should not be teaching any longer due to there lack of patience and a friendly attitude. Now the office staff that was specific for my child were cold and unpleasant to deal with in the four or five times throughout the at the school. My child was above most of his peers academically so i do not know where there behavior came from. I will move or re-route my other child to a different school, because there is know way he will attend that one. The only thing that school has going for it is the principal who is very nice. There is so much more that was disliked, but i will not bother you all with that. GOOD LUCK if you are zoned for this high school!
my kids love this school. The teachers really care. My oldest boy has been going there on and off for 5 years now and he loves it. Sometimes he comes home and just talks for what seems like an eternity about his teachers and how great they are.
Klein High School has some of the best teachers in Texas. My children all went to private elementary, since our neighborhood school (Brill) wasn't the calibar we wanted, so we were a bit wary going into the huge KHS campus. All my children did very well academically, socially and enjoyed all the sports a large school has to offer. The AP cirriculum is rigorous and generally taught very well. English, Math, US History were by far right on track with private schools. Good job KHS, hats off to the principal, administration & teachers.
Right now Klein is way over filled. A normal class has about 30-36 kids in it. With this many students you can't even hear the teacher. A "small" class has about 25-30 kids. The Pre-AP is also not so great. Basically you could call it TEACH YOURSELF. Other than that Klein is wonderful!
Klein is the best! It is so great to be a part of a school that excels at so many things! Klein has tought me how to become more independent and allows me to be myself. Everyone has a place to fit in here, and there is so many clubs and activities to join. Because our school is so large, it gives you the opportunity to meet new people all the time. I am a sophmore and have loved my two years here, I am sad to say that I will be moving out of state this summer and I hope to find another school with just as much passion as Klein has to offer. It is the most school spirited school I have ever been to!
My children received a well rounded education. KHS is especially outstanding in the area of fine arts.
I rate the school a 5. My children graduated in the top 20% of their classes and did wonderful in college. Klein prepared them very well. I appreciated the professionalism and structured education at Klein. Go teachers!
Klein is a good school. Despite what some have said here, the teachers do care. I encountered many teachers who were interested in my success and willing to help me succeed. I would suggest the Honors/AP classes because they really challenge and will prep you for college. There are tons of clubs and activities to join and parents are almost always actively involved. I enjoyed Klein and I feel other public schools wouldn't have given me the education I received there.
The teachers don't really care, the pre-ap classes are very difficult and the regulars classes are too easy with no in-between. I like how the school is very mixed with groups and everyone can talk to each other without worrying about cliques. A lot of the kids are easy to talk to and I've been told Klein High has the most considerate kids out of the other Klein high schools. I'm glad I'm a Bearkat, and I feel like this is my favorite year of school so far.
The teachers here don't care about the students. All they do is read the lesson plan, do what's written on it, and relax. They don't care if you don't understand the work. And they also care more about sports/clubs/activities than academics.
I'm a senior at Klein High School. Yes, the teachers are pretty awful. Yes, most of the counselors give little to no attention to a students needs. However, if your child is lucky enough to get a good counselor like I did then he or she will be taken care of. High school is not just about academics and learning; it's about finding friends and recieving opportunites you otherwise wouldn't have. I love Klein. The students work hard and play hard. It's the next best thing to college. I would recommend Klein High School to any parent.
Klein High is at least two schools in one: Honors & Regulars. Honors affords a great educational experience, but it's definitely tough. There's a greater concentration of unruly students in Regulars since the brighter students have been siphoned off into Honors, but a student can still get a good education in Regulars if they apply themselves. The main downfall is that Klein High is thoroughly integrated and everyone has to pretend they love diversity -- or else. The overwhelming majority of teachers & staff are sane whites who are still able to maintain order & protect students from the usual bullies.
They have a very poor to no relationship with the students. They care more about the extra activities and clubs that really do not bring any academic achievement to kids. The teacher really don't care if the kids understand the work or not. As long as the teacher gain from these extra activites they really do not care. It is a shame.
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