This is our first year attending school in McKinney and we have found Boyd to be a disappointment. Think twice about coming here if your child is bright, but not enrolled in the talented and gifted courses. Since the district lowered the bar for admission into pre-AP courses, the child who is genuinely interested in learning and who likes to read will be considered a "misfit", as he or she will be surrounded by students in these courses who openly complain about not liking school (maybe due to sleep deprivation, from the 7:30 a.m. start time). The best teachers teach the talented and gifted kids. Everybody else gets a mixture of good teachers and not so good teachers. Compared to other schools in the metroplex, these teachers need to show a little more passion and dedication to helping their students succeed by genuinely wanting to make themselves more available for tutoring after school. This school needs to focus less on fast food and football (junk food peddled at every fundraiser) and more on learning and creativity. McKinney Boyd needs to update their methods of presenting the curriculum. Academically speaking, it is very dry; too textbook oriented and not project- based.
My school is a model of what a quality high school should look like. Kids are engaged and feel a sense of being a part of something special. Every child has the opportunity to find success in an environment where the staff truly cares and the community is behind them. Go Broncos!
McKinney Boyd High School has the best faculty and staff of any high school in Texas! So dedicated to EVERY student!
Our experience at McKinney Boyd High School for 2 years was so bad that we sold our home of 22 years and moved out of the district. The math department is the WORST! My daughter, who had been an A/B student in math had to have tutoring by the end of her Sophomore year just to catch up in her new school. I had experiences with being dismissed and spoken to rudely when calling lead staff memebers with concerns and need for help. Also, my daughter was always complaining about having a sub rather than a regular teacher, especially in math class. The staff seemed to have a "don't care attitude" and the Principal made it clear that he didn't care what they do. I would like to give Kudos to the girls head basketball coach, Coach G. She was awesome and the only good thing I can say about that school. Your child is just a number among thousands there. This is all my personal opinion and based on our personal experiences.
My son attends this school and has for the past 3 years. He loves this school and has never had any significant problems. His sister didn't weather as well, transferred to another McKinney high school and dropped out at the end of last year. She will re-enroll in another district this coming fall for her senior year. There needs to be some sort of safety net for teens and their emotional well-being.
Mckinney Boyd has grown so much just is this school year. Many organizations have excelled and made positive progress to have our campus reconized. I am apart of many activities and UIL extracurricular programs and its been one of the best years of grade school i have expierenced yet. Coming to Boyd this year as a freshman i was really worried about meeting new people and how big in size it was. But being involved in organizations it made meeting people, learning way around school, and making my overall first day comfortable. I HIGHLY recommend that your children get involved in anything in high school no matter what high school you go to. They will appreciate it alot once they realize how much its helped them. Every teacher cares about every student at this school. Mckinney boyd is a great school and i love it. Go Broncos:)
As a former AP student from Boyd, I can tell you that those classes do not focus on TAKS. Regular classes may, but the AP teachers focus on teaching the kids the info, helping them pass the AP test. Which helps them get college credit without being in college. And by the way, if you don't pass the TAKS, you don't graduate! So there is a reason they put a lot of emphasis on the TAKS.
I think this school is absolutly amazing the teachers are really encouraging in helping me to put my full effort in everything i do! I encourage incoming middle schoolers to come here.
My daughter is a freshman at Boyd and enjoys the school, despite the large size. My only complaint is with the Volleyball program at Boyd; it appears that unless your child is a 'club' volleyball player, there is not much chance of making a team. The freshman teams are all club players. Not everyone has the money for their child to participate in club ball. My daughter played volleyball in middle school, but was very disheartened when she did not make one of the freshmen teams. There was definitely a difference in the attention club players received, versus other girls. There were girls who had played on the 'A' team during middle school, but did not make any of the Boyd volleyball teams; these girls were not club players. I think it is very sad that high school athletics has become so 'club' oriented. What message are we sending?
Our school is amazing. We have over 3,000 kids in our school and we maintain a good reputation. We have conquered over McKinney High and McKinney North with our Varsity football team. Which shows that when we put our minds to something we can conquer al.
This review is in response to the previous comments stating that McKinney Boyd High School is a'Great school for the 'Perfect' kids.' McKinney Boyd is a great school that has come a long way from the 3 years ago it opened, and I am not surprised about the judgements (poor judgments). I am also surprised about comments of the Band Directors and Principals. I am currently a member of the McKinney Boyd Band and know that the directors care about each student as long as they give their best effort. I am sorry for whomever feels that way about the directors, yet, maybe they are not the ones that don't care.
I am dumbfounded by the previous review, which inspired me to write my own. McKinney has excellent schools, and its school system is in fact why a large percentage of its population lives there, why it is one of the country's fastest-growing cities, and why property taxes are high. I attended McKinney Boyd from the year it was opened to my graduation, and of course it lacked extracurricular and clubs at first, but within my time there students had founded numerous organizations. I haven't encountered any 'status' effects; look at Plano schools if you want to criticize for that reason. Though the administration can be unfortunately obstinate, the teachers are on your side, and there is nothing at this school deserving of a 1-star rating.
My children have attended Mckinney schools for the past 10 years and I do NOT recommend them. They are all about status and the kids matter little.
McKinney Boyd HIgh exhibits great public education. The teachers are fantastic and care for the students. The school is filled with extracurricular activities. The only complaint I would have would be that the college prep course are mostly blowoff classes that focus on TAKS. The PreAP and AP course represent the excellence of education at Boyd. The students are held to high eductional standards and extracurricular activities.
Great school for the 'Perfect' kids, though some other kids that may have problems with their grades or have even gone to suspension are sometimes ignored. The band has directors that show little care to students and aim only to win, and don't care at all for kids who don't play well at all. The principles showed little interest in a problem I had with one of the teachers. School only for those 'perfect' kids.
I am currently a Junior, and I have attended to 9 different schools. Boyd defiantly makes the top of the list and those who gave it poor reviews have problems. Any complaints that I might have at this time, will not be the complaints of future students, because most of the downsides are related to the fact that the school is only 2 years old and is not even completely built.
This school has been great in getting me through my freshman year. Especially since I am involved in many extracurricular activities, I am glad that my teachers are understanding and supportive of what I do, This is definitely the best school in McKinney and I cannot wait until the full building is finished.
MBHS is one of several quality schools in McKinney ISD. As a faculty member at the school I can say that the rigor of course work, the quality of instruction, and support from the administration is among the best I've ever encountered during my 18 years in education. Students are held to high standards and almost all of them rise to those expectations. The essence of the campus is that the faculty of MBHS cares about kids.
Mckinney boyd is an incredible place. The atmosphere is positive and the kids seem happy and engaged in the learning process. There are lots of rules and they enforce them. Kids need this kind of structure and most adapt to it very well. We have attended another high school in this city and this school is superior in every way. Great leadership, great kids and an awesome feeling of belonging and school spirit.
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