Big enough to offer unique programs, and small enough to feel like an individual. My daughter attends ROHS and I love the fact that she has so many clubs, sports and programs to choose from. Urging your kids to get involved will mean a better year for them and you. Any time I've had an issue, the office staff seems eager to talk it through. Just sayin'
The school falls short when it comes to handling disruptive students. My son has classes where problematic students are preventing the planned lessons from taking place. Something needs to be done.
Red Oak High School should be proud of a great school year! Their nationally recognized robotics team recently returned from competition with outstanding awards! Also, the ROHS Advanced Placement program was recognized and awarded an honor roll status! This school has given back so much this year. The TOMS' walk, the cystic fybrosis and West ISD fundraisers were a great success! Way to go ROHS students and teachers!
Has a dumbed down curriculum (research CSCOPE); teachers that are treated badly and harassed by incompetent tyrannical vice-principal; students know they don't have to work and learn because the district lets them recover credits by takin a short computer course after they fail regular courses. Teachers are beaten down and have given up, so they just go along. District is led by a superintendent who is totally focused on the money--thus they will allow anything to happen as long as kids show up every day so they collect their funding which is based on daily attendance. Weeks and weeks of instruction time are sacrificed by incessant testing and assessments, some of which are put together by central office personnel with no knowledge of subject matter--teachers are excluded from participating in any determination of instructional policy--total top-down political administration. Principal bows down to system and does not support teachers. I do not recommend.
Love this school and everything about it! Keep your problem kids in other schools, please :D
I am a mother of a Young Lady at ROHS and I love the school. She has attended Red Oak schools since ROJHS. Yes there are kids who pick and prod other kids but that is not the schools fault. That would be the parents not doing what they need to with their kids. My daughter has been picked on for her acne and I talk to her daily to see whatis going on now. My daughter doesn't bully people because she is. I as a parent have taught her not to be a bully. I don't put the blame on the School for bullies I put it on the parents. My daughter loves the schools and beged me to stay in Red Oak when we were looking at moving. A school is not just the Principals, teachers, and staff. It is the students and the whole community. I am glad my daughter is at Red Oak and so is she. All my support to the teachers who have to put up with disruptive kids. I am a big part of the program my daughter is in and will always like the teachers for what they have taught her. Red Oak is a great place to be.
Count me as a parent who isn't pleased with this school at all. Poor teacher quality, weak academics, out of control students and incompetent leaders who consistently fail to address these problems are the main reasons this school has continued to rapidly decline. Also, bullying is definitely a major problem at ROHS. It has happened to my son and his friends and nothing is being done to address it. The fact that several other parents have mentioned bullying of students in their posts just shows you how widespread the problem is. I posted my comment here and later the same day, I was attacked in another post for exposing the bullying problems at this school. That is what you have to deal with at Red Oak High when you speak up. If it was your kid being picked on, you wouldn't be making excuses for the bullies.
I have a son who is a senior at ROHS this year, and he has received an excellent education and will be prepared for college next year. He is currently enrolled in two dual credit classes and two advanced placement classes. The reason this site has received as many negative reviews is the fact that generally, people who are disgruntled are the ones who speak. Those who are content do not think to comment on sites such as this one. I truly believe that there are many more satisfied parents of students in Red Oak ISD than there are those who are dissatisfied.
Despite the rosy picture some would like to paint, I wouldn't recommend this school at all. My child who has never been in trouble, is soft-spoken, and has a learning disability was frequently bullied this past year. I reported this to the administration, but it continued. Knowing what my son went through, it sickens me to read some of the responses that called bullying 'ridiculous' and saying 'it happens everywhere.' That seems to be the prevailing mentality: sweep it under the rug, deny that a problem exists, and then do nothing. I'm sure if their child was being bullied, they would be as fed up as I am. I have always been an active parent in my son's education and he is a good student. He was never harassed and bullied until he attended Red Oak High. There is no way that I would send him back there. Great or even good schools have competent administrators who work to ensure that every student has a safe environment in which to learn and succeed. ROHS does NOT meet that standard. I also find it a little suspicious that six reviews were posted within a two-day period in May 2012 when it took over two years for the prior six comments to be posted.
I had three girls in school when we moved to RO 6 years ago and the school district has been awesome. My daughters have excelled socially and academically, the teachers are wonderful and care a lot about the students. My opinion RO school district is a wonderful school district and I tell parents all the time how much I have enjoyed it.
Parents, teachers and administration are extremely involved at ROHS!! The counselors and teachers go beyond expectations in regard to college preparation. My son has been in the district since kindergarten and will graduate in 2013 and we could not have been more blessed. He's in Advanced classes, NHS and sports and has never experienced any negativity from classmates. My son has a very low immune system and every year has experienced difficulties, all of his teachers go above and beyond to support him with his make up work, etc. This school year was extremely difficult and a few would even call at home to check on him, they were with him every step of the way to make sure he got caught up and did not put any extra stress on him during his recovery!! As far as bullying complaints, my understanding is that our ROISD police has provided an anonymous number for all to use in case of any incidents that administration does not witness. This takes the community and PARENTS to get involved and use the "tools" provided by the district to have a successful high school experience. ROISD SHATTERED DREAMS movie just released covers DWI, bullying, etc. They're trying to protect all students!!!
I have been very pleased with ROHS! Not only do the students excel academically, they have tons of fantastic programs available to them no matter what their interests might be. The fine arts program is top notch - they have superb band, choir & theatre programs. I have had several teachers over the years call to discuss my child's progress in their class. The counselors are willing to help the students with their after HS planning. The principal is great & takes time to be at all types of after school activities to lend a hand, see the talent of our students & cheer for our Hawks - not just the sporting events, but the fine arts as well as academic ones - he sees the importance of having all around great students!
Small town school feel with a big time focus on education and development. Faculty has been engaged with my students that attended there from day one. The programs and facilities are leading edge in the education field. Common sense rules are in place and enforced to keep the nonsense out. I love the sports, the fine arts and the push for world class academic achievement. This is the school system for any family wanting to keep it simple but have all the amenities of a larger district. Great school - Superb college prep education - Terrific community...it's all here at Red Oak.
I think Red Oak High School has a an outstanding teaching staff! My son's and daughter's teachers have been great. We have been well pleased with their education. If parents have concerns, they should set an appointment with the counselors or teachers before they cast judgement without getting involved. The counselors are outstanding too! They have been so helpful with college prep. and scholarship information!
This school is horrible. A total disappointment. The children are out of control and some teachers have lost complete control of their classes. Another problem not being addressed is bullying, which is rampant at ROHS. We moved here two years ago and from a great school out of state and Red Oak is just no comparison academically.
I concur with some of the earlier reviews posted by Red Oak High parents. My son is a senior. He is academically gifted and well-behaved. The has progressively gotten worse each year. A good school is more than just having a "Recognized" rating based on the TAKS test. What good is having that rating if the learning environment continues to deteriorate, discipline problems multiply, and the kids who want a good education aren't nurtured? Had I known what I know now about Red Oak High School before moving here four years ago, I would have chosen to live elsewhere or opted for a private school.
I'm not sure why all of the parents are giving such bad reviews of the school, it is a great school and I have experienced none of these problems. The academics are excellent, I'm involved in the Advanced Placement classes and if those aren't enough for your student the school offers college courses. In advanced classes we are expected to take the information the teacher provides and learn from it, just like in college. We do have the rude students, what school won't have snotty teenagers? Your child must surround themselves with bad people. The school offers so many new classes and clubs to add to the wonderful experience of High School and prepare you for your future. The school does focus a lot on TAKS, which without it many students wouldn t pass, but they also teach outside of the TAKS curriculum. Overall I am very pleased with my school.
Based on my experiences last year as a new student, I would say that ROHS is average. Its not the best, not the worst, and there is plenty of room for improvement. I' hoping this school year will be better.
You must not have seen the 2010 TEA ratings for Red Oak ISD......Red Oak ISD has been rated by the TEA a RECOGNIZED district.....that includes Red Oak High School. As a former student of the district, its the best south of Dallas, and maybe even beyond that!
I agree, this school is aweful. A few years back I commented about what a wonderful school the High School was/is. I have been to current events here and the students seem completely in control of the school I don't know when this happened. The administration is new since my last post and from what I have observed there is minimal to no teaching goin on here. I now agree, take you children elsewhere. The teachers have no support.
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