Prosper High School has one of the best administration and faculty I have ever experienced. I have been an educator/administrator for almost 30 years. PHS has finally got it right with Mr. Wright and his fantastic team of administrator, teachers and staff. Whomever wrote the comment about Dr. Watkins obviously has not met and dealt with him on a continual basis. He is one of the best administrators I have every known. Prosper ISD has grown tremendously in the last 10 years. Considering all of their growing pains, they have done a great job of accommodating all of the issues that come with a growing district. There is not a perfect school anywhere... There are the good one, then there are the Great Ones...PHS is becoming one of the Great Ones. So glad Mr. Wright is leading this campus. It will only get better with him in charge.
The school district is led by an amazing, committed, and extremely competent superintendent who has helped set the example for what a good school should look/act like.
If the school would be rid of Dr. Watkins it would be great. Until then, it will be in the bottom tier of Collin County.
Mrs. Butler, Mr. Harpole, and Dr. Brasseaux are the utmost professionals when it comes to leadership. Dedicated, loyal, love the students, and do what is in the best interest of the students and community. Both teachers and students love and respect them. We hope they stay around for along time, because without them PHS is lost.
We are a middle class family, and both of our children love the Prosper School District. The student body is friendly, welcoming, fun and respectful. The teachers are great, and help is always available. We feel that our kids are well prepared for college when graduating from Prosper High School. Both, the middle and high school principal are very competent, and we feel that Dr. Watkins is a wonderful Superintendent who truly loves and cares for the students. Yes, most of the families in the district are affluent, but everybody is very nice and friendly. We feel strongly that this is a fantastic school and recommend it highly.
Most of the teachers are excellent. Leadership is lacking. The Superintendent has sold out to the high income parents and lets them dictate how the school will be run. I guess his quarter million dollar salary is enough job satisfaction. As stated by another reviewer, buyer beware!
If I could describe Prosper High School with one word it would be "Wow" - with a positive connotation of course! I joined middle of sophmore year, and immediatly was welcomed with open arms by staff and students! Some reviews bitterly describe being dealt a short hand if one does not come from an affluent household, however I am squarely middle class, and fit in fine (with a little help from plato's closet). Most kids have been raised with a higher morale, and christian values, and it certainly is clear in the way we treat our peers! The teachers teach vigorious classes, and offer before and after school tutoring for those who need it. Even the counseling staff is fantastic, constantly engaged as I make my decisions about my future; helping me find scholarships, schools, and write applications. I don't know what I would do without them! I find Mrs. Butler a fantastic principal, who firmly practices her authority yet listens wholeheartedly to the students. I love my school, and would recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat! GO PROSPER EAGLES!!!
Prosper High School needs some serious prayers. A nice new building with a very weak administrative "team." It's time for a couple of leaders that have been there to move on. Great teaches and students without the support that they need.
I hope this is helpful if your considering PISD. I decided to write a comment about PHS because I am reading comments about the schools I am considering sending my 2nd born to & find the comments very helpful. Prosper ISD from Middle School on is great for the jocks, preps and students who are trying to keep up with the Jones. My family is upper middle class with non athletic children and we are not it! The education my son, who is graduating this year has received is superlative. He is in all AP classes this year. He has made a great group of like minded friends, but my three younger children have not fared so well. If you are NOT pretentious, Prosper ISD may not be the place for your family.
I have raised 4 kids in the Prosper ISD in the last 20 years. My youngest is in High School. Sadly, I must say that I will be taking her out and moving her to another nearby district. True Prosper is having growing pains I believe overall we have good teachers and staff. However, parents are in charge of the schools and if you do not drive a BMW or Mercedes on your sixeenth birthday then you will have no friends. Bad behaviour is rewarded and parents are in denial. So I would not recommend Prosper High Schools as a healthy learning environment or value based parenting community.
I'm surprised as I read these reviews. It seems people decide it's a good school if their student does well/loves it; its a bad school if you child doesn't do well/doens't love it. I have a child who dropped out of high school. I have a other children that did amazing things academically. The school is excellent. The teachers are wonderful and caring. It's a shame that I didn't recognize that my student struggling needed something different, and I didn't find it. My child would have struggled in 99% of the schools in the US...that doesn't mean 99% of schools are bad. Prosper develops programs based on student interest. A group of students wanted to learn more about robots...so they got a teacher to sponsor a robot club. Your student can make ANY experience what they want it to be. Make your experience great!
I went all my years of schooling in Prosper, I have always enjoyed Prosper Schools Past and Present. I do feel they have likeable interest for the athletes rather than the school overall. I think Jeremy Harpole is a very special impact on the children. I no longer have a High School student, but look forward to my middle school student to begin high school.
I would like ro know what principal they are talking about? I have not been too thrilled with the HS principal either is many of the parents that I have talked to. We loved Mr. Brown still love Mr. Harpole and Ms. Enlowe. We hope for better next year.
More focus on athletics than anything else. Preparation for college seems non-existant. Band, music, sciences programs etc. are weak. This district seems more focused on trades and non-college-bound graduates.
Excellenat Principal. Works great with students and parents. Not easily swayed by politics of parents. Great. Great ex-curricular programs. Glad my children attend.
It wasn't until I graduated from Prosper High School and talked to others about their high school experiences that I realized just how amazing PHS was. There is definitely enough academically to engage even the smartest kids. There are so many opportunities that you get at PHS that wouldn't be available at another small school -- in my time there, I was in band, editor of the newspaper, on dance team, in theater, did computer science, and took some courses for credit at the community college instead of at the high school level. This is hands down an amazing school. I will be disappointed when it comes time to find a comparable school for my own daughter.
My child attends Prosper High School Now and she is on the very edge of dropping out. Prosper is probably one of the worst schools you could ever drag your child too. The teachers are very hard on the students with no help whats so ever. I do not recommend you sending your child or children their!
I attended this high school and thought that it was FABULOUS! There are many avalible activities even though it is only a 2A school. The parents are very envolved but sometimes go overboard. The teachers are excellent ,however, like in all Texas high schools, athletes get special treatment, which is hardly ever a factor when a parent steps in. I enjoyed my time in PHS and wish it could never had ended.
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