This school is awful. The students are rude and disrespectful. They are being taught to the test so that the school will appear to be better than it really is. There is absolutely no focus on building knowledge. Parents, please think twice about sending your child to this school.
I have had nothing but problems with this school since my son, a sophomore, began attending the campus last year. I am fed up with the appalling behavior of some ROHS students, the unequal enforcement of disciplinary actions, and the nonchalant attitudes of staff members. The overall atmosphere at ROHS is no longer suitable for my child to receive a quality education there. I see from one of the earlier postings that I'm not the only parent who has given up on this school and will be sending a child outside of the district. At this point, just about any campus is better than having to put up with these issues for another two-and-a-half years. It is a shame that my tax dollars are funding such a problematic school.
Great students, great teachers, great administrators, great parents. Everything you need to be a successful school!
Parents, avoid this school at all costs. The quality of education has deteriorated in recent years and continues to go downhill. Parent/teacher communication is poor. The curriculum is weak and needs to be more rigorous. This year, my daughter has been bullied by a particular 'clique' of girls. In the few weeks since school started, my child has maintained her composure in the face of frequent name-calling and insults, only to come home and cry her eyes out. My daughter shouldn't have to go through this just to get an education. I am already making plans to send her to another school in the area. This entire experience has taught me that a school with slightly higher than average standardized test scores means nothing if a child doesn't feel safe there. I would not recommend this school to any parent looking for a 'good' high school.
I have had two students graduate from this school. Both NHS students. I am very satisfied with the administration as well as the faculty and staff. Both of my children are excelling in a private university in Texas and it is because of the excellent prep at ROHS.
I have found this school to be ineffective in its ability to care about the overall success of its students. I have encountered several problems with both the administration and the teaching staff. I was a very dissatisfied parent.
I have had 2 students graduate from this school. I have been please over all.
Parents are extremely involved, there are plenty of extracurricular activities, and the counselors and teachers go beyond expectations in regard to college preparation. Upon moving to a large, respectable university, I have learned that ROHS has done far more than most other schools represented here at UT as far as college prep. Much thanks to Red Oak.
This is the only school district my child has ever been in & she is a freshman now. She has always made all A's & honor roll until this year & still only a few high B's but that is because there are many pregnant teachers & many uncaring subs & not enough grades being taken out of laziness on both the teachers & subs part. They actually tell them that they were too tired or too busy or their favorite show was on & they did not have time to put together a test so just read x amount of pages & take a test rather than testing on what is & has been taught. It looks like the trench coat mob with all the black hair & clothes & lot's of teen pregnacies. Over all better than most.
After researching several area districts, we moved our family into the Red Oak ISD due to the school system. As a parent of 2 ROHS students, I feel the leadership provided is the best. We have a principal who is a strong example to our students and teachers. I am greatful for the experienced teachers we have in the classrooms, and the opportunities provided to the students to participate in many activities that enrich their education outside the classroom. The staff dedicated to the safety of all children in the district makes them feel safe at school. Though the district is not without some faults, it is certainly far better than average and I am thankful for the education they provide for my children.
Red Oak High School a couple of years ago would have earned a 5+ rating; however, the high school principal's performance is extremely poor. His emphasis on matters that are irrelevant and his lack of interest for items of importance is reflected on a consistent basis. He also does not care about disabled students. His attitude toward disabled students is, in fact, deplorable.
I think the Red Oak school district is just fine. I was in grades 6-12 at Red Oak and finished in 1982. The teachers were all excellent in the classes that they taught. Discipline was carefully watched to assure the students had good behavior. Although, I have since moved out of the Red Oak area, if I lived there still, I would be most certainly happy to send my children to this school for a good sound education.
I think that Red Oak is a wonderful school and that the teachers are great and perfect for the subject that they teach. I am 1 of the last 2 of my 4 brothers andsisters going through Red Oak and I couldn't imagine going any where else. I am glad that the teachers and principal are focused on the TAKS test because that is how I will graduate high school. I also feel that I safer with the police being there and I am glad that they are taking extra precautions for my saftey!
I have a student that has been in ROISD for nine years. In this time I have watched my child grow by bounds even with a learning disability. I have found the staff, teachers and administrators to be excellent and have profoundly impacted my child. For this, I am greatful and very pleased with my decision to move to Red Oak.
i think the school focuses too much on discipline and taks/tasp scores and not enough on the quality of the teachers and of educating the kids. i have spoken with several teachers and office staff and was not impressed. also, i don't think the police should be roaming the halls of our school. i think the administration is paranoid and is spending way excess energy on what the kids shouldn't be doing instead of giving them the tools to learn what they should and can do.
As a former student of Red Oak High School in 2002-2003, I found that the campus was over populated, under staffed, and that the concern for the student themselves was low. All the principal cared about was TAAS/TAKS scores. The curriculum in some classes was too easy, as many teachers weren't best for the job. If I had a child who was going to attend Red Oak High School, I would home school. This school may have an Exlempary rating, but that's only because the staff cared about that and nothing else.
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