North Mesquite High School is a great place for your child to broaden his/her horizons. There are several choices of classes and levels to keep your student challenged. North Mesquite offers a wide variety of extracurricular programs that many schools are cutting out, which is extremely important in your child's personal development.
I am thankful that my son is graduating from NMHS this coming year as I don't know if we could last another year. I've tried to get him to transfer but of course he has his friends and does'nt want to leave. Teacher quality has declined over the past 2-3 years in my opinion, and from conversations I have had with teachers I can see why. Teachers don't feel any safer than the students do and they are not supported by Administration with problem students. Students are disrespectful, curse at teachers and threaten them. When sent to the office, they simply return later in class or the next day. I feel most teachers are discouraged, as well as the well mannered students. Principal leadership is lacking, which is obvious when you observe the halls during classes. This is a severe problem which needs to be addressed immediately and aggressively!
I was a student at this school from 1998-2002 and am currently attending UT Austin. The principal of this school viewed all students as misfits and was more concerned with punishing wrong-doers than awarding or praising those who performed well in their classes or in school. The 'ethnic clashes' a former reviewer mentioned are more than dead-on and a huge problem. In the Honors programs, however, they have several *excellent* teachers. Most of the teachers outside of this program aren't motivated to teach because the lack of student interest in learning.
Safety is a concern due to ethnic clashes. Teacher quality is poor overall with the exception of 2 or 3 on the entire campus. Principal is unresponsive and masks over the issues.
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