Ive been blessed to go community since kindergarten and all I can say is that I love it. I've grown up with most of the kids that were in kindergarten with me. We may be a small town school compared to most but you can never find a more caring and loving school. Some parents think that we aren't getting a good education well its not that our teachers aren't teaching us its the state of Texas requirements that they want us to know. Its hard. When it comes down to it. I wouldnt want to go to another school. We can all come together as a school but in reality were just a big family. People talk down about our athletic department but they work so hard and people don't realize it. Its always the people that talk just about what they hear not what they see or don't even go to Community. We are a hard working group of people and sometimes we just cant meet peoples to high expectations.
I think for once school is headed in right direction. need more imphess on higher education, maybe getting better teachers or setting fire under them. Sports here is a joke no type of vision to play at next level.
CISD has been a real challenge. Very racist school in a rural area. Teachers are the worst I've seen at any ISD we've had the kid's at. Almost switched districts to Wylie last year. But felt like we were showing the kids how you run from problems. So, we kept the kids there and with a new principal this year things had gotten better. Now it looks like some of the teachers are leaving next year. GOOD. Now let's work on the Superintendent. Stick it out, change what you can, and live true.
OK, up until HS Community was 'passable' as a school system. HS is a whole different story. We have had no problems with the kids and the overall atmosphere of the school. Let me first say there are some teachers in the HS that truly do care and inspire. I know of one and I'll allow that there must be a few more. However, the majority of my personal experience with the faculty and staff has been horrible!! If you do happen to have an issue with a teacher don't expect support or even acknowledgement from the counselor, VP, or principal. They don't care. Period. The attitude of all but a handful of the adults at Community HS is not at all encouraging to the students. We even had one teacher when asked by a student how to bring his/her grade from an 88 to an A, reply 'this is an accelerated class, you're not expected to make an A so don't worry about it'. This is not the attitude of a teacher I want teaching my student. The school, in my opinion, actually discourages parent involvement. For the teachers that truly care and are trying, I commend you!! I wish I could call you by name here but I can't. The entire rest of the staff of the HS, forget it! They don't care.
this school might be small and might not be very good in sports the best i have ever been to and ive been to six different schools in texas and this has been the best and every one here fun to be around
If we're being honest, things could be better. There are a few teachers who legitimately care about the students' education, although they are rare. The students are very accepting, but as far as academics go, Community is very behind. With the right faculty, this school could be just as good as a 5A school.
One of the best things about community is their environment. I moved from a 5a school down to a 3a my senior year...And suprisingly enough, i wouldnt take it back for a million dollars. I loved the people. Teachers, students, and even just the 'town-folk' :) i had the privelege of graduating in the class of 2008 and id like to say that ive made the best freinds, met the greatest guy, and had so much fun throughout my senior yr. & For the person who said sports arent top rate?...My boyfriend is going to play college football in ok on a scholarship. Favoritism doesnt exist and drugs and pills 'floating in the halls' must be hallucinations. I loved this school and would go back anyday. :) & For you parents who think were not getting education..Be more involved before you make an opinion.
Okay, first of all, those of you who have rated this school poorly have no idea what they are talking about. Second of all, most parents in today's society don't even seem to care about what their kids are going through. They just turn the other way and don't really care for what they should be caring about. I, personally, am still going to this school! I know what it's really like all the way to the core. All of these nasty comments don't really sound correct to me, a person who talks to anyone and everyone. I, like everyone else, am comfortable in this school because I am accepted by everyone. There is no favoritism here. Seriously, I don't even know who the 'jocks' are because they are treated just like everyone else. There are those who stick out, but they are like for just those reasons. This schoolrocksrocks!!!
its an alright school. I like it better than the bigger schools in Plano... You get more help in class, and i have allot more people i know here than i did there.
Coming from another school districr into the Community ISD has been a blessing. I think the schools are great. I have a child in each school and love the fact they are so close together. My student is not in any sports programs and I do not feel that he has been treated any differantly. Since my child started he has been patted on teh back numberous times for his academic achievments. Me and my family love the small town feel and school spirit.
This is the best school ever! It may be poor but with all of the love and never-ending gossip, its overall rating, to me, is a four.
There is constant drug use and constant favoritism. Pills are bought and sold in hallways and classrooms. New orginizations have virtually NO budget. The school favors anyone in sports and is prejudiced against you if you are not involved in sports, regardless of the fact that the sports teams are not top rate.
I have 2 kids that have graduated from here and went off to college and now have great paying jobs. I still have one left in HS and I make sure that the child is getting the best education possible. I am rating the HS with the current interim principle.
My children have attended schools is 3 different districts and Community ISD is the worst one ever. Academics are 'fair', music/theater arts availability is poor; and the athletics dept. is miserable. I am guilty of being a non-participant parent as I have been so disgusted with the schools in the 4 years my children have attended. This is a small, unenlighted, poor area. If I had known what I know now, I would have never purchased a home out here.
Community ISD is a suffering school district. The teacher morale is low and accounts for the high turnover, approximately 68%. The teacher salaries are very low, even after a small pay raise. Core Subjects do the best they are able to. There is a lack elective variety. There were two music/band teachers and two art teachers as of 2005-06, now there is one music/band teacher and one art teacher for the district. The music program was really good last year. It is very difficult to get all of the students who want to take art into the art program. The art program is good, however the facilities are inadequate/out of date, there are no facilities for ceramics/sculpture. The High School is inconsistant in discipline/dress code issues. Parent involvement is low.
Community ISD is experiencing a lot of internal conflicts that came about this past year from what is called a Reduction In Force Policy. Teachers and programs are being cut to the minimum, turn over is at a high, and general moral of the campuses are at a low. The Music Program suffers tremendously. With all the cuts being made, it will increase the student/teacher ratios, increase the staff workload, and decrease the extracurricular activities to a minimum with the curriculum being cut to a minimum also. Where are the priorities?
Motivated teaching staff. High availability of extracurricular activities. Low level of parent involvement, but those that are involved are priceless. Teachers focus on each individual learner and truly care for their students. Biggest issue is dresscode, and that is a blessing.
This school has tremendous potential, unfortunately it lacks the constant discipline to keep the majority of the student body under control.
My child attended the Community ISD in Nevada for all 13yrs of education. The quality of academic programs were superior to most small school districts. The schools have a variety of extracurricular activities, the drama and theatre courses are of good quality. The parent involvement over the years has decreased but not on the schools desire, it is the influx of people from out of town to the area. When the schools were smaller their was more parent involvement.
Community is the best school I have ever been to. Moving from a big school in Greenville to a small school in Nevada I was so lost. But i think it is much better here than it would have been in a big 4A - 5A school. When I moved to community I had no friends, now I have all the friend I could ever need. The school is behind a little in teaching but you learn everything you need to to take the Task and be able to graduate. I would like every parent or student thinking of coming to community it is a good school.
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