It's not a terrible school but clearly not a GREAT one. Especially for the average student that's also new to SAT. The distractions are huge and extremely overwhelming to a child that wants to fit in socially. My advice; know your child first before enrollment. Your child must be very independent and extremely secure within themselves to THRIVE at Reagan. We had to remove our child from NEISD to a school system that takes the time to understand and develop each child while also providing the right level of support and guidance parents expect every child to receive.
I am currently a sophomore at Reagan and have gotten to know the school pretty well. Although I do love Reagan, it does have some flaws. This school is very competitive, many teachers do choose favorites, extra-curricular activities are expensive to the point many people who want to do them can not,etc. I also have experienced Pre-AP classes, although I have switched some to regular classes because the lack of attention from some teachers and the expectation of perfection among teachers(mostly English teachers). I understand that not everything can be perfect and that Reagan does have flaws, but I wouldn't choose any other school to attend. RATTLER FOREVER!!!!
Reagan is an awesome school. As a current junior there I have experienced very much of the school. The teachers work very diligently to teach and get the job done. Although, some departments are completely ridiculous. The computer science (pre AP/AP) program is hysterical. As a current student in the pre AP course I can honestly say that me and a very large portion of just my class, and all other classes have not learned one thing and are typically given answers by the teacher beforehand. A 5th grader would perhaps do just as good on one of our "coding" tests as I would, because it would be a matter of who is a better guesser. Also, another issue is the foreign language department. This is not Reagan's issue but simply the districts. I took 4 years of Spanish from middle to high school and if I were to visit a foreign country I'd feel more comfortable doing sign language then attempting to speak Spanish. The department is very unfunded, with teachers who barely speak English themselves and assume you already know Spanish! About the only thing you learn is vocabulary and how to form verbs into past, present, and future.. Not how to form sentences or actually carry on a conversation.
Reagan High School is the best. There is a lot of parent involvement. The band is great. Colorguard is spectacular.
Reagan is an excellent high school. It is a place where kids do not have to be the most popular to be successful, where the arts programs are very good, and the Advanced Placement courses are outstanding. Prior to moving to San Antonio, we lived in Fairfax County, Virginia, and the Cerritos / Cypress areas of Southern California. We have high academic expectations. Our son will take a total of 20 AP exams at Reagan. He not found these AP classes overcrowded, and he has always received the level of attention and support he has needed to be successful. The reasonable level of homework and the more balanced lifestyle here in South Texas means that he gets more sleep and has less stress than he would have in Virginia or California. Since the athletic programs are strong at Reagan, I was concerned that there might be negative stereotypes for academic kids. Not true. My son has a wide range of friends from the athletes to the artists. As I write this review,, our son has been admitted today to 2 top Ivy League colleges, and he is very well prepared to be academically and socially successful. I can think of no better place for him to have attended high school than Reagan.
I moved to the area from Schertz so my daughter could attend Reagan when she decided she didn't want to stay in her private school. Great school and I think it's just as strong or stronger than private schools (academically). It is tough though. You need to be in AP courses with high A's if you want to have a chance to be in the top 10% of the class. I think it will prepare my daughter well for college, but she isn't going to be in the top 10%, which may keep her from attending the school of her choice. At any other high schools in the San Antonio area she would be in the top 10%.
This is a school for the masses. Academic competition is so high that my son feels bad for having a 92 average and poor class rank. Teachers clearly encourage the competition to the point where it is only a competition to see who can cheat the most efficiently, or who is willing to run themselves ragged, losing hope of a well rounded high school experience. The student body as well as faculty/staff are quick to judge/profile. Don't expect individualists to thrive here. Fine arts programs are not up to par with Texas standards, and have fallen from what the once supposedly were. School leadership was essentially non existent in my experience. If you are looking to give your child a useful high school education, instead of a forced competition unrealistic numbers, alongside almost no personal attention (due to massive student population), I would recommend looking elsewhere. The "AP" classes are so full, the teachers are unable to teach to critical thinkers. Reagan high school is a prime example of the need for reform in the American educational system. A strong football program and flat screen TV's in the cafeteria, on the other hand, seem to be the schools essential strengths.
The Best H S in San Antonio!! Excellent staff & Challenging academic programs. That prepares students well for college. My son graduated in 2011 and is attending to UT Austin. And my daughter a senior this year.
When we moved to San Antonio in 2007, we were looking forward for the EXCEPTIONAL characteristics that Reagan H.S. has advertised nationwide, statistics are excellent every website searched on. Yes, it has full academic curriculums, all kinds of activities, athletics very important for those who are competitive by nature; everything you're looking for your child, they have it. Our experience is with Special Education; not quite exceptional as I expected. My child experienced a lot of bullying every single year he attended, academically my son didn't progress; he even forgot all multiplication facts due to lack of usage in the class, assistant teachers were too busy taking care of the regular students than the ones with special needs. Oh, don't expect regular students hanging out with yours if he has a disability. Labeling is quick! Other than that, they do have great football team, they have a huge PTA where the same parents are involved all the time, no room for others to take lead, competition is high in all areas.
Reagan High School is a well rounded school with something for everyone. If you are considering this school I would HIGHLY recommend it. Other schools in the district are nice yet none stand out as much as Reagan.The acdemics are great. You can have a 100 average and not even be in the top 10% because everyone is so smart. Also football was amazing this year from being district champs to making it into the 4th round in play offs. Reagan has pretty much every sport you can think of from volleyball to lacross. And they are very good in those sports as well. The Reagan campus is quite pretty for a school.This year they passed a bond for them to build a new wing / building and redo the athletic building. I'm not sure when they will construct that but it will be very nice. One of the only cons of Reagan is that the school is so large with 2600+ kids. But it is nice in ways because there is so many people to meet. Reagan tends to get a repatation that they are rich snobby kids but I go here and trust me everyone is normal. Also stone oak is an amazing area to live in. Everything is pretty much new and beautiful. I hope that you will choose to live in stone oak area and attend Reagan:)
I moved to SA from Houston. My children entered Reagan based partly on what many had sid about the school. As a teacher myself, I was shocked to see how far behind it is from other places that we know. I found the staff, parents and students very resistent to new ideas. When presented with new technology or teaching practices, I seaw that the staff would actually refuse to accept that things could be done any better than at Reagan. We ended up moving back to our old school. I feel Reagan could be so much better. But there have to be many 'upgrades.'
Reagan High Scool is an outstanding school with excellent teachers that care about students. The principal leads a school that is built around the needs of the students and parents and truly cares about what happens at Reagan High School. Parent involvemnet is outstanding. We have the largest PTA in the state. It is rare that you are lucky enough to have a child in a school as good as Reagan. My son is a senior this year and will attend the college of his choice all because of the preparation he received at Reagan High School
Our daughter graduated from Reagan in 2003 and our son attended Reagan 2006-2008 and we've just moved out of state so he won't be graduating there. I've said many times if the incomes of some of the students bother you and bother your child,then maybe Reagan isn't for you. But certainly most of the students come from middle income families and they don't live in mansions. Our experience is that those with the means open up their homes to everyone- have the teams come over and the parents for BBQ's and they share with everyone. My kids never had a car in high school and no one thought anything of it. There are 3000 + kids and you will find all kinds there, but generally kids there do well and are expected to do well from college educated parents. I recommend the school for anyone serious about a good education.
My child transferred to Reagan in his junior year after spending 10 years in a private school. I was very pleasantly surprised at the level of professionalism and the eagerness of the staff to do all things with excellence. Reagan offers academics for everyone -- basic courses with daily tutoring and an ever-present resource center as well as AP and dual-credit courses that will challenge the smartest of students. There are gobs of extra-curricular activities and terrific sports programs that lead to many college athletic scholarships. My son just graduated from Reagan and I can say that he wholeheartedly loved it. The only caution is one I would give the parents of students at just about any large public school: get acquainted with your child's friends and the friends' parents. Some parents shun alcohol, many look the other way, and some actually provide it for kids at parties.
Excellent academic facility. Although involvement in extracuricular activites is based upon financial status, the school's triumph rests in the ability of the majority of its faculty. The English and Science departments are second to none.. Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Lippincott--- wonderful student/teacher interactions.
RHS is the best high school in the San Antonio Area, not only in athletics, but it is also very strong academicly
My daughter is a senior at RRHS. She has been accepted to her 1st choice private university and has done very well there. As in all HS, you must be an involved parent, know all your child's friends and their parents and never think they have it all under control. They don't! Keep your child in a Bible teaching church and make sure they have support at home to stay away from all the bad influences in the world. These are teens we are talking about, they need all of these things to keep on the right path no matter what school they go to. The teachers are awesome.
This school focuses on promoting wealthy children, their extracurricular interests, and stroking their parents. If a child is not as affluent as the rest, they will be lost in the shuffle, ignored, and labeled, with no chance for an academic future, nor a chance to participate in spirit groups since they can't pay for daily dance/cheer lessons at a neihborhood studio. The spirit program is unfair, academically a broad range of courses is offered, but success is dependent on affluence, not intelligence.
This is one of the most challenging high schools and prepares students extremely well for college and AP exams. The teachers are concerned for your success and the students are motivated.
Ronald Reagan High School has accomplished a lot in the few years it has been open. Most of the kids are over achievers, but they support and encourage each other. The teachers and programs are great! My son is a Junior at Reagan and he says the students really do not care about the overcrowding. The high quality of the education makes up for the crowded classrooms and hallways.
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