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9-12
Public district
Missouri City, TX
Students enrolled: 2,011
 

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7007 Knights Court
Missouri City, TX 77459

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(281) 634-2600
(281) 634-2674
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March 23, 2015
Dealing with the administration of this school has been one of the worse experiences I have had in my life. You have to call over & over again or send a 100 emails. I had to get student affairs to contact the principal so she would return my calls. The only solution they offer is tutoring for a struggling student & all they told me was NO, NO, NO on my requests. In conferences, they not only insulted the teachers & their abilities to teach, but insulted myself &my daughter blaming us for her struggling grades. They failed to realize as they said this that it was us reaching out to them. I had to go as far as contacting the superintendent to get anything accomplished. I have been told several different stories on why schedules where changed, they contradicted themselves numerous times in conversations & just plain didn't care and seemed that instead of wanting to help, they just wanted to brush this under the rug. Word to the wise, document everything. I printed out phone logs, emails and recorded conversations and meetings. Its hard to argue with the facts.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2014
As a student, I feel like elkins could do so much better. Instead of wasting money on IDs and closing off the front foyer area (which makes halls even more congested than they were before), they could be using that money for the students' education. I know they say they're doing it for safety and security, but look at all the other schools that don't have the "precautions" we have. Good teachers are hard to find there, as well as help. Majority of teachers just put power points on a screen and sit at their desk all day. Overall, elkins is not as great as a school as it used to be.

- submitted by a community member
August 17, 2014
{former teacher} All I can say is that as long the current administration {BW, JS, SR} is there, DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL! Teachers are miserable and the students suffer for it. Athletics are not properly respected by admin and not supported. They are lucky to have the good coaches that they have, who do their best to create good athletic programs with little admin support. I would wait until the admin changes before sending my child.

- submitted by a community member
March 18, 2014
Elkins High School suffers not due to educational standard, for many of the teachers are quite adept in their fields, but rather from an administrative short-falling. The administration is far more keen on enforcing things such as the conservative dress code, ID policy, etc, spending funds on ID printing, front office barriers, etc, rather than promoting quality education and spending to improve our massively underfunded science and history departments. I was once taken out of class for two periods, AP Physics C and Honors Computer Science III, both academically distinguished courses, to spend 2 hours in the principals office waiting as they tried to find the proper discipline for my crime... which was the felony offense of not displaying my ID, which I DID have on, on a "school-approved" lanyard. I should probably mention I WAS wearing an Elkins lanyard, just on from the last school year. Such is the condition at Elkins High School.

- submitted by a student
October 30, 2013
This school is awful the students are so mean and the teachers only takecare of a few of them. I want to move away but my parents won't because of the testing scores the only reason they are so high is because of the Academy and the other smart people. Please if you looking to go to this school don't.

- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2013
I've been a student at Elkins High School for two years, and I can't tell you a time I've been successfully helped by a staff member. Most are rude, lazy, and/or do not understand their job requirements. The only way you can recieve help is by threatening to contact the school board. The only reason I'd give them a one-star rating is because I do like a few teachers there. FEW actually care, it seems. Although, it is hard to learn with such disruptive students. The principles/staff spend most of their time enforcing ridiculous rules, and are constantly trying to get money out of students. I also do not appreciate the way they make the Special Ed Students clean tables in the cafeteria after breakfast! Elkins lacks variety in courses, and most are "blow off classes". Also, retesting is no longer available in some classes, because, "not every student has transportation." I'd recommend going to another school if at all possible, or taking as many honors classes as you can handle. If you are not that great academically, you're pretty much out of luck at Elkins. Good luck to incoming students, you'll definitely need it!

- submitted by a community member
September 14, 2012
Elkins High School may have been a great school in the past, but as of now, the teachers focus more on dicipline than on teaching, the students are out of control and disrupt every class I am in. The teaching has gone downhill at a fast rate. if I were to rate elkins highschool I wouldnt even give it one star.

- submitted by a student
December 20, 2011
Elkins is in my opinion the best high school in the district. Elkins students are all very accepting of new students, like my daughter. Clements on the other hand, has many students who are bullied daily. And chose to make fun of the students at Elkins as well calling them 'Ghetto'.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2011
I went to Elkins when I was a freshman and sophomore, and it was a totally better school than the one I'm attending currently. The administrators are nice most of the time, I had more friends there, and the academic quality was above average.

- submitted by a community member
February 05, 2011
I had a daughter in this school for one year, and I agree with all the criticisms of the school administration. They do a terrible job. We moved to Clements & it was like night and day.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 23, 2010
Their staff has no courtesy and their nures are very rude my child does not learn there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 20, 2010
Administration does nothing to help with either a special needs student, or a gifted/talented student, which i have both of..Have been trying for weeks to get a teacher to even call me on the phone to discuss childs progress...Its teaching to the lowest denominator in the class, and pushing along the students...I am extremely discouraged and am going to the school board with my concerns.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2010
I am a senior at Elkins, and I have had a great time over the past four years at the school. Although the rezoning after my freshman year may have hurt the school academically, the teachers are still top-notch, and the AP program is amazing. The facilities to succeed in various areas are thankfully still there for motivated students, without the cut-throat competition present at other schools like Clements. Frankly, I love it here, and I wouldn't have gone anywhere else.

- submitted by a student
December 10, 2009
This was once a great school, both my sisters went here, and I was very excited to go as well after all the praise I heard about it. However, the atmosphere of the school has changed. What was once a fine learning institution is more rapidly becoming a prison more than anything else. This coming from an honor student with most upperlevel classes. I ended up transfering schools my junior year. It has definitely gone down hill since then.

- submitted by a student
October 16, 2009
The Elkins adminstration will present itself to parents as very helpful and not do a thing to change your child's circumstances. It is challenge to address concerns and resolve issues.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2009
Elkins is an all around cool school to go to, there are so many things to do, the teachers are cool, and the food isn't to shabby either. Though the building is a little older than other schools, it is still extraordinarily functional, and more than fun to explore:) Over all I am proud to be a knight

- submitted by a student
July 30, 2009
My son has attended EHS for the past 3 years, he will be a senior this upcoming 2009-2010 school year. I believe that Elkins has the right progamming in place for its students to be prepared for higher learning and beyond. However, I believe that only a small percentage of the students are actually motivated to take advantage of those opportunities. Unfortuanely my son was one of the unmotivated ones. He's done 'OK', but if he had really taken advantage of all that EHS has to offer, he would have created a lot more post-high school options for himself. Its too many 'unmotivated' students, and they are rubbing off on others and bring the campus down as a whole.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 01, 2008
I go to Elkins school and i love it......it is not just a fun school the people are very friendly if you carry yourself right.........I only been going there for about 3 Months and i can say I like all my teachers...no i don't agree with everything that they do but hey that is at any school you go to.

- submitted by a student
September 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2007
Elkins is an awesome school. They have one of the top college prep programs with readily available tutors for students willing to participate.

- submitted by a community member
September 28, 2007
Elkins is a welcome change. She [daughter] is doing great and making friends and really likes all her teachers. They all so far seem to be great.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2007
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- submitted by a student
March 29, 2007
My son is at Elkins. He is in the band and has had an good beginning in his first year at the school. He has felt very safe and very well cared for at the school. Academically, he is as challenged as he as ever been. But, this year he had an accident after school on campus. It was his fault (he was on his skateboard in the parking lot.) The school acted quickly in obtaining emergency medical treatment for him, possibly saving his life. I cannot say enough good things about how the situation was handled. The administrators and medical personel were summoned and took care of him until help arrived. The administrators were in constant contact with me the entire time. Everything was handled with the utmost professionalism and genuine care for my child. This is an outstanding school with excellent staff and administration.

- submitted by a parent
December 24, 2006
My experience as a parent is that it promotes academic rigor, and an environment that communicates 'we're the best at what we do'. If your child is a 'discipline problem', please talk to him/her before enrolling them. Administrators and teachers are very 'by the book' when it comes to discipline and there's not much compassion for personal outside issues (divorce, recent move, etc.) that somehow manage to affect your child at school. Again, this has been my experience. I can say that all of my child's teachers seem to genuinely care about my child excelling academically; they don't cut a lot of slack.

- submitted by a teacher
November 06, 2006
My third child is attending Elkins now, and I feel she has great teachers. They provide tutorials and assistance when needed. Elkins provides a variety of extracurricular activities and I have seen great parent involvement this year. It has new administration and they seem to be working well together. Her sisters are in college now and I feel they were well prepared to be successful in college.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2006
Elkins is a very bad school and I am taking my child out because their are alot of problems there and my child and others seem not to learn nothing.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2006
Elkins High School opened in the Fall of 1992. From the beginning it has been a 'Castle of Champions'. Notable accomplishments include 2 UIL State Academic Championships, two Baseball state championships, and numerous district championships in academics, athletics, and fine arts. In the 1999-2000 school year Elkins became a Texas Recognized School and in 2000-2001 became a Texas Exemplary School. Elkins High School was named a 2001-2002 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Elkins High School a supportive learning environment, provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become productive, responsible and successful members of society.

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May 06, 2006
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April 27, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
April 13, 2006
I have been very pleased with this school. Good principals and teachers that truly care about your child. The academic courses are on par with private schools. My only problem is they don't have buses to take the students home from after school activities, debate, band, sports etc. Parents have to pick up their students and sometimes they have kids staying hours after they are finished.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2006
It's okay. If you are a very face-paced learner, I wouldn't recommend this school. There are some great teachers there, though. If you take algebra 2, make sure you get ms.Thompson.

- submitted by a student
November 14, 2005
Academic Programs are great. They have lots of extracurricular activities. The parent involvement is kind of low.

- submitted by a student
October 23, 2005
It is a pretty good school. Some of the courses are challenging and others are not.

- submitted by a student
September 01, 2005
Solid, all around academic environment with an excellent sports program. Plenty of extracurricular activities for all students with different interests.

- submitted by a former student
September 27, 2004
This is a wonderful school. The administration is very supportiveand prepared for standardized test. They give the kids every opportunity to acheve their goals.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2004
We love Elkins! It has proven to be a very happy, healthy high school experience. My child is getting a wonderful education and being encouraged by his teachers to be the best he can be. The faculty is always willing to help and encourage the kids to take the most challenging courses, while still offering their understanding and help. I am confident that my child will look back on his high school years and remember them fondly.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I went to Elkins and I learned so much from that school. The teachers are great and they understand where your coming from. The overall staff at Elkins is wonderful if u had to do it all over again I would

- submitted by a former student
August 10, 2003
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Lawrence E Elkins High School
7007 Knights Court, Missouri City, TX  77459
(281) 634-2600
Last modified Lawrence E Elkins High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lawrence E Elkins High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top