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Port Arthur, TX
Students enrolled: 1,547

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3501 61st Street
Port Arthur, TX 77642

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(409) 984-4000
(409) 985-3376
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Map of Memorial High School address.

February 01, 2014
This school lacks school spirit! They need to work on getting students more involved in extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2013
I don't like this school or either the city of Port Arthur. Especially schools are bad and teachers too they don't care anything about students. We Hispanics and if our race need help in Spanish or other language they won't able to help. The city of port Arthur very very personal when you go to pay the water! The city very ugly needs to fix the streets and the city grass very tall they never cut the grass here

- submitted by a parent

June 06, 2013
Trust me I've been enrolled at this school since the day it was built. 1st year they gave me a class that require the CATE building but during my 9th grade year CATE building (the building that teaches real world skills) wasn't even built yet. Your attendance WILL be affected somehow even if you maintained a perfect attendance, staff will mess up on many occasions. To top it all off the football players have almost full immunity to the teacher scoldings and are allowed to get away with mostly everything. Academics have little appreciation at this school. They care more about athletics, I'd advised you to stay FAR away from this school.

- submitted by a student

May 29, 2013
I urge the TEXAS BOARD OF EDUCATION to please look into the horrible things going on in this school district! We moved from New York and were absolutely horrified from the things that have happened in this short time that we have lived here. Teachers do not care weather students pass or fail, all they want is a paycheck! The VIOLENCE and the BULLYING is OUTRAGEOUS!! My daughter goes to school afraid that she will get hurt everyday! I am at the end of the rope. We have tried speaking with principals, assistant principals and there is just no help! All we have experienced is an abundant of rude and disrespectful staff that get mad when we try to ask for help!

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2009
I think that over the years pa memorial students have tried to make memorial a better place to achieve and learn more

- submitted by a student

October 10, 2008
i think that it is gettig bettter as the years come around

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2008
I am a senior at memorial high school and I have to say it is no the worst school ever.I mean all schools have their share of problems quite frankly i don't think it is the teachers faults. The problem is that they have everyone in Port Arthur in one school the school is too packed we cant even eat lunch the lines are so long that by the time you get up to the line lunch is over. And as for the gangs and drugs they do a good job of keeping that out, you hear all of these stories about those things but you never hear about the good thing. I feel that people should stop talking about things they know nothing about.

- submitted by a student

July 29, 2008
The <i>Worst</i> school in the history of bad schools. This school has absolutely no potential, the kids are horrible, and the teachers just don't try. My son goes to this school, and every day he comes home saying how horrible the day was. The only things that could possible make the school better would be a replacement of teachers, counselors, and a new principal... At least someone in the military to straighten those kids out.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 24, 2008
This school is overrun with gangs and drugs. The administration is polarizing, and race-baiting, and scores are poor

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 02, 2007
This school does not deserve any of these stars above because this school is, I think, the worst school that i have ever attended. It has really low passing grades and the teachers don't teach anything except for maybe 8 in the whole school. The point of view that the whole district has is ridiculous, and I saw this in an assembly that we had last year when some of the students were complaining about not being taught and learning strategies to pass the Taks test right before the test is coming. The superintendent said that teachers were not suppost to teach, that we were supposed to teach ourselves and that really made me realize the kind of school that i was attending and that is why i say that this school is one of the schools that are worst in the nation.

- submitted by a student

August 20, 2006
About 1/2 of the teachers here are first rate educators; these teachers are hamstrung by administrative rules that designed so that students can pass a State exam (TAKS) without an education.

- submitted by a teacher

August 17, 2006
The people are good people, it's just that they don't know how to run a school efficiently. I've seen a decrease in the education available here and the choices seem to become more and more restrictive. Thank goodness, there was the co-enrollment program. Now though, coming back two years later, I see that the counselors and administratives are changing. New people are coming in and several teachers and other administratives whom I've known and my older siblings had the pleasure of having are being reinstated to their old positions and able to do their jobs. I believe this is a sign that things are going to get better. I will pray so for the future generations. Things are starting to look up again and I am going to hope that's the case since a 4th generation will be going there soon. If things don't look better, we're transferring somewhere else.

- submitted by a student

March 20, 2006
I am a parent of a student that attends Memorial High School. On many occasions my child has informed me of the lack of teaching and discipline in the school. I have visited the school and noticed myself that their are many students with behavior problems in the school. There are also very many talented students that attend the school, but they can not teach themselves. So how can they learn and move on to the next level when the teachers do not care enough to prepare them for it. It is well-known that Memorial's overall TAKS scores are extremely low year after year. The PAISD needs to do something about these many problems that plague the school or maybe the best thing for the school would be to shut the whole district down.

- submitted by a parent

January 21, 2006
I went to Memorial High School years before the name was changed and all the high schools were merged. I have visited the school since then and was able to see that the kids runs this school. There was loud music playing,some of the students were using profanity while others were just talking loudly and there was no faculty trying or perhaps able to control the situation. I have nieces and nephews that attent this school and they feel that it doesn't have sufficient discipline nor do most of the teachers seem to care whether or not the students are learning. I understand why parents are taking their kids out of this school and enrolling them in nearby school districts.

- submitted by a student

January 10, 2006
This is a great school where teachers care about the students they teach. I'm a 2005 graduate of Memorial High School, I'm proud to say that there are many teachers that would do anything for their students.....

- submitted by a student

July 30, 2005
good athletic teams poor educational and acadimic standards, music quality fairly good.

- submitted by a student

June 08, 2005
Memorial is a school that has great potential. There are students attending that have the capability to learn and who are willing tolearn. There is a small percentage of students who try to hold back or prevent those students from succeeding. This deems part of an ongoing problem. Some of the teachers have lost their drive to teach, which discourages students from learning. MAny teachers are required to take a quater of their class period to enforce irrelevant 'technical' rules. The school is like a beacon to Port ARthur, many greats will come from it, but we as a community must reinstate pride back into our schools for the sake of us, the children.

- submitted by a student

May 27, 2005
This could be a great school if it had a better principal. The current principal is counterproductive and polarizing causing many of the teachers, student, and community members to dislike her.

- submitted by a teacher

April 27, 2005
This is possibly the worst High School to enroll your child in. It is very unoragnized when it comes to placing students in the correct or desired classes. The teachers either do not teach and only assign work, or they have no patience what-so-ever when it comes to teaching students. The counselors at this school are very irressponsible when it comes to helping the students. They are either never in their offices or they are disrespectful towards the students. I suggest that PAISD should hire better teachers, counselors, and especially a much better Principal.

- submitted by a student

February 14, 2004
A big percentage of parents have major conscerns with PAISD. The teachers, etc, are of poor quality. Their teaching abilities and leadership qualities are questionable. Safety is also a major conscern. There is a portion of the student body that act more like animals, than students. These uncontrollable students put everyone's safety at risk. For the past 2 years, parents in PAISD have been transferring their children 'out' of our school district. People are not happy with the so-called progress in PAISD. This school district is of very poor quality all the way around and will only continue to get worse as time goes on.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 25, 2003
This school has a poor staff. The teachers, minus a few, have attitude problems, and the counselors put students off instead of tending to their needs asap.

- submitted by a parent

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Memorial High School
3501 61st Street, Port Arthur, TX  77642
(409) 984-4000
Last modified Memorial High School is a Public school that serves grades 10-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Memorial High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top