Students enrolled 3043
School leader JENNIFER PEIRSON

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600 Lake Forest Drive
McKinney, TX 75070

(469) 302-3400
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4 stars
Based on 30 ratings

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October 30, 2014
My child is new to this school a freshman and so far the staff there has not been helpful to her needs as far as the disability she has also the staff there is very disrespectful. African American students have a hard time at this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2014
McKinney Boyd HS is a great school with faculty that cares about their students. I feel my daughter is getting an education that will prepare her for college and the world at large.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2014
I graduated from Mckinney Boyd and it's amazing. The faculty really care about you but are no nonsense. The various types of assistance for under privileged children is astounding. Like any school there's bullying but if reported doesn't last long. Fights are stopped just as you're realizing there is one. The opportunities this school gives to succeed are seemingly endless and I wish I had of taken advantage of more of them.

- submitted by a community member
February 19, 2014
We are considering moving to McKinney and we have heard from numerous friends that there is ALOT of bullying that goes on at Boyd High School. How many cases have been reported and handled at Boyd for the school year of 2013-2014?

- submitted by a community member
February 17, 2014
We are considering moving to McKinney and we have heard from numerous friends that there is ALOT of bullying that goes on at Boyd High School. How many cases have been reported and handled at Boyd for the school year of 2013-2014?

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
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!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
McKinney Boyd High School has the best faculty and staff of any high school in Texas! So dedicated to EVERY student!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2012
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.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2010
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:)

- submitted by a student
no rating April 12, 2010
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.

- submitted by a student
April 01, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
February 10, 2010
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.

- submitted by a student
December 12, 2009
My child loves this school and it's a great learning enviroment.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating October 09, 2009
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?

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
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.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 19, 2009
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.

- submitted by a student
March 07, 2009
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.

- submitted by a student
February 21, 2009
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.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2009
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.

- submitted by a student
January 27, 2009
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.

- submitted by a student
April 14, 2008
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.

- submitted by a student
March 02, 2008
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.

- submitted by a student
October 29, 2007
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.

- submitted by a teacher
October 13, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 03, 2007
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.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2007
I agree with very little of the other reviews. It is my experience that Boyd HS is the best HS in McKinney and the teachers and entire staff care more about the students than in any other school. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2007
Boyd HS has certainly had some difficulties during the first year but I don't believe that the school is as terrible as the other letters would indicate. There were many good teachers as well as bad and I felt that I had many opportunities for involvement. I was able to get as involved as I wished with a child in band and the BPO was instrumental in getting the kids through a tough first year. There are many changes that would increase the kids happiness and self worth within the band and I wish that they had been given more respect and personal responsibility. I feel that some things could have been handled more appropriately and the band would have retained more of the original band members if they had felt that their opinion were more valued by the staff. The school has room for growth and improvement this year.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2007
New school, trying to prove itself. Their 'zero tolerance' policy includes everything from homework to daydreaming or doodling in class, is rigid and unreasonable in otherwise bright and well behaved kids. Both the teachers & administration are unwilling to make concessions. My son is enrolled in private school next year, and we are moving out of Boyd HS district.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2007
Poorly responsive staff, rigid and uncaring atmosphere, few extracurricular activities. Parent involvement is discouraged in a variety of ways. Academics probably ok on paper. Grades reflect ability to 'tow the line' as opposed to subject mastery.

- submitted by a parent
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Mckinney Boyd High School
600 Lake Forest Drive, McKinney, TX  75070
(469) 302-3400
Last modified Mckinney Boyd High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mckinney Boyd High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top