My daughter attended 9th&10th grades. She LOVED the band and had a great experience there. She took all advanced classes and did well, but I do feel that they over did it with the amount of homework that is expected. She would be up until the middle of the night sometimes doing homework. The only bad experience that stands out is that at the end of the year I was informed that my daughter had been allowed to check out a calculator, and she had lost it and now owed the school $100. There was never any permission form or notification sent home about this and I thought that it was handled inappropriately. But I informed the principle about this and suggested that it should perhaps be handled more appropriately - the response I received felt like a brush-off. They did allow me to purchase a used calc in replacement, though.
My daughter attended Vines for both her freshman (2007-2008) and sophmore (2008-2009) year. She love it! I felt that she received a solid education. I found the teachers to be firm but caring, responsive and helpful when asked. The honors and PACE courses were good but tough. We had 2 years of positive experiences at Vines HS.
Vines has been an excellent school for my freshman year and I'm expecting it to continue to be so for my sophomore year. The faculty is pretty good and the classes are well taught. :) Vines Vikings Evermore!!
Im a student here at vines high schoo and i love it here. I feel like the faculty really does try to give us a learning enviorment and does great with conduct problems. Sadly, there is alot of homework and leaves me tired at night. I play on the Sophmore football team and the coaches are amazing. We just won against rockwall-heath 21-0. I give it a 5 out of 5
I am a student here at Vines High School and I believe that the faculty here has made amazing improvements of sending problem causing kids to special programs. I like the enviorment here and its fun at the same time. Plus, our sophmore football team is the best we beat rockwall-heath 21-0
The administrative staff at this school exhibited little control over problem causing students. This led to lack of control in the classrooms and disruption of the instruction process. More time was spent in the classrooms trying to control situations than in actual instruction which led to a poor learning environment. There was little interaction between teachers and parents and little or no response to complaints. I was forced to move my child to a private school due to the lack of control and response to complaints on the part of the principal and other administrative employees.
This school is only focused on money and does not care about our education. Changes that should e made wont.
Average at best. Teachers are non responsive. Over four hours of homework each day.
There is an enormous problem with safety that goes largely ignored as political correctness is the topmost priority. Mediocre adequately describes the majority of teachers with a few apathetic and lackluster ones mixed in. Unfortunately, many of the better/outstanding teachers were either let go this year due to budget cuts or voluntarily left for greener pastures. The JROTC and music programs are superior - one of the few redeeming values of the school.
Undergoing some building improvements. Parent involvement in various activities is high.
Academic offering is very good. Teachers are willing to help and are willing to work with parents to make students successful. Full list of extracurricular activities available to all students. Parent involvement is somewhat lacking. PTA is active but very limited in number of parents actually involved.
Solid teachers for the most part in this school with a few exceptions. My son has done well there the last 2 years in academics and extracurricular activities. It appears that the 2 years he has spent there have been profitable as he is already getting contact from several major colleges about potential scholarships.
Several years ago, our daughter was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia by an independant professional. The schools have worked well with our daughter until she reached Vines High School. Our daughter goes to school for tutoring everyday. The school does not have the necessary staff needed for children with these types of learning disabilities. Our daughter struggles at this school.
I really enjoy the staff at Vines. This is one of the best schools my son has attended. They work really hard to make sure the students learn and grasp the material. Tuitoring is offered to those that want it. Mr. Strain and Mr. Johnson are the best! They've helped me with my son (as he goes through the 15 year old syndrome). They're so understanding and encouraging. The only thing I would change is the Secretary/Admin in the front office needs to be just a little nicer to the people she greets! I must say that I will truly miss this school next year! Wonderful school!
Each teacher, cares for his/her student individually, not one is left out, there are tutorials in the mornings and after school for anyone who is willing to get that extra help. If there are any negative anger the fight or verbal interaction is stopped within seconds, the security is amazing, and the teachers actually care. As a current student at Vines and moving soon to a new high school I will miss this place greatly especially the teacher, u learn to love them as a parent because they would do the same to you.
I have had three children that have recieved an excellent education at Vines. My youngest struggled through middle school but due to the caring teachers at Vines he had a very successful year.
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