I go to horn,there are a multitude of activiteis to do and is diverse with many cultures. They add new programs yearly making it easier to take classes in your field.
As a former student. I believe the staff was very helpful, especially my counselor Mrs.Pritchard, she really and truly was the best . she motivated me to do my best and on graduation day I knew she was proud of me because I was struggling bad before then. And I also want to thank Mrs.Sagraves, she was also the greatest math teacher ever. She always believed in her students and I disliked the ones that tried to run over her.But thank yall so much !
This school is a fine school. Test scores are above state averages and are at the top of the entire district. This school gets a bad reputation because of the hearsay among local parents that have never taken a step inside the school. You should walk the halls during instruction periods and see that it is a great learning environment for the students. The teachers want the students to succeed and push them to do so. Fine Arts and Athletics are very competitive and successful. I have found the administration to be extremely helpful and they only want what is best for students. It's time to end this school's bad rap based on it's earlier years-time to move on.
my friends kids go this school and they say its a very great school..soon my son will be going to this high school .
Pretty good school but not the best. Ok school spirit and Amazing teachers who love to teach!
The school is improving everyday. The teachers (except for a few) really care a great deal about the students. The principal does not return phone calls to parents, but he is a nice guy who is trying. Some teachers need to go, but all in all I would give it a 9. Academics?-excellent.
School spirit, teacher quality, extracurricular activities, school safety, discipline and parental involvement are awesome!
The principal is really trying to bring this school to a higher standard. He is hard to reach at times. Right now if my child was not in ap and honors classes, I would be somewhat displeased with the academics. Some of the guidance counselors are excellent like Ms. Stuekenjuerken. I think the school is going up. The principal needs to continue weeding out the poor teachers that don't care about the students.
Very good ROTC program, it is in the top 10% of the USA and the best in Mesquite. One of the only problems is that most of the teachers are not strict enough on dress code.
I agree with one of the readers - the principal does not return phone calls from parents and it was like pulling teeth to get the counselors to call back. The teachers are pretty responsive though - I will give them that. The band program is good, but it could be better if the directors would deal with all the drama that always goes on. My child dropped band for next year because after 2 years, they would not respond to my child's complaints after many discussions with all of them.
It's a very nice school, with great education. It's just a little crowded.
As a student of john horn high school. I like it to go on the record that it is an outstanding high school. Our principal,Mr. Perkins is highly concerned about the well being of the students and the overall quality of our education.As for the teachers, our staff of qualified teacher are detrimental to our success as a school, as are our extra-curricular programs.Quite frankly, we are receiving a quality education from a outstanding group of educators and administrators. 9th grader, John Horn high school
The head principal has no time to deal with parents when they have concerns. He won't take time to e-mail or return phone calls. This says alot about his leadership. Horn is losing ponts everyday. You have teacher who don't care about the children.
The only good thing about this school is its band and orchestra program other than that it is possibly one of the most horrible schools
The school is over crowded. The only good thing this school has going for it is that they are strict on the uniform standards. There are lot of kids who run around in rough groups.
This school is in my opinion less than average. The administrators and some teachers spend more trying to check if we have a belt, and if we dont we get placed in ISS, basically 2 days of sitting around doing nothing but staring at a wall. We of lose 2 days of class, and don't get anything out of it. The only good classes are the AP English classes and AP Science classes everything else is a waste of time. What makes me angry is that students who try to avoid the classes where the teachers don't care are forced to spend take them without gaining any sort of education. The counselors are often too 'busy' to help, and this high school seems to have more of a elementary atmosphere.
Average Education for state of Texas, budget cuts are hurting this music program at this school.
This school is fine for your average or good student, but not for a student that needs help. Administrators are not helpful. Some teachers are completely unresponsive to parent communication. Discipline is designed to remove the student from the classroom and/or inconvenience the parent. The assumption is made that problem behavior is from lack of adequate discipline at home. This assumption continues even when parents are asking for help in monitoring their child's assignments, attendance, or behavior. Information about items such as missed classes or office referrals tends to come 2 weeks or more after the occurance. Any mistake made or unprofessional behavior that occurs on the part of a teacher or administrator is covered over or ignored. Parents are not respected. The measure of a good teacher, administrator, or school is not in how they work with the easy students, but in how they can help even the difficult students.
Great campus...college like atmosphere, very diverse..meets state average test scoring.
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