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1575 Highway 96 North
Silsbee, TX 77656

(409) 980-7800
(409) 980-7881
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November 16, 2011
Laura Reeves was the worst school I've ever experienced, more like a child prison than a place of learning. Silsbee High School is like too many other public schools, cares nothing about the individual, and puts the institution's needs above the students. Parent involvement is shunned, and obviously there aren't enough parents in this district who care enough to take a stand against the schools. If I had another choice, my child would not be going to Silsbee High School.

- submitted by a parent

March 17, 2011
I left SHS to be homeschooled. The teachers and many of the people there have grown up together, and they know each others family. Many students are favored over others. Teachers treat you diffrently because of who your family is. I had a class in where one of the teachers would let some of the kids have their electronics" visibly out. (Which is against school policy) other students in the same class could not have theirs out, simply because they didnt know them as well. One of the teachers i had failed me because i was very sick and was homebound for months, and she did not give me all of my work. She told me and my mother that she "couldnt put her finger on it, but she just had an issue with me". Also i was put on probation for "truancy" ,the attendance lady lost all my dr. notes. I had to go through all the days and get excuses for all of the days i missed and bring them to court. A friend of mine got called to the courthouse for 3 absences in a six week period and they then told him, "we dont have any record of you being absent. When he was absent on multiple occasions.This schools top priority is not the students, and i will not return to silsbee high school

- submitted by a community member

December 17, 2010
I am a sophomore at this school and I am overall not pleased with it. There is no challenge in this school at all, and to me it seems like they are more concerned with their public appearance and sports than their students. I have been enrolled in Silsbee schools all my life and when I got into SHS it just lost all its luster. I dislike several of the teachers there mainly because they discipline unequally.

- submitted by a student

August 25, 2009
Silsbee High School is a great school.Only, if you take advanced classes, you're in the wonderful band,performing art, and outstanding athletic programs. The teachers are remarkable! They teach you so many things and amaze you everyday!

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2007
SISD has been a big disappointment since my children have been attending high school. SISD advertises that the children are first, this is not what I have been seeing. Once the children pass through the doors at SHS they are no longer allowed to have an opinion, and if there is an issue with your child and a teacher you need to know that the teacher is always right - no matter what. Some of the teachers are good and many are not. Many of the teachers are not willing to assist students when they are having problems in a class. There is a LOT of yelling - students being talked down to - discrimination - and special treatment of certain students. The principal, and assistant, need to have control of the school, not the deputy on duty. SHS and the school board need a complete overhaul.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2007
As a Silsbee High School Alumni, I can proudly say that although EVERY school district has faults, Silsbee is still one of the best for being 3A. Yes, dress code and discipline is implemented stronger than most. However, the environment that Silsbee ISD creates for the students is one in which learning comes before fashion and succeeding comes before anything else. When in school, I participated in Band, Choir, Drill Team, Drama, Student Council, Spanish Club, Key Club, and numerous other extra curricular activities that have taught me valuable skills that I still use in every day life. Most high schoolers, esp. those in 5A (larger schools) do not get a chance to participate in so many activities due to time conflicts and hectic scheduling. Students are going to get out of High School what they chose. No school district is perfect and no opinion alike... but my experience was wonderful!

- submitted by a student

March 11, 2007
This school is a joke. Academically, students are not challenged. Most teachers seem to fear giving a student a failing grade. Others are apathetic and just putting in time until retirement. If you are not an athlete, there are no opportunities. Parental involvement anywhere in this district is not welcomed or appreciated.

- submitted by a parent

January 01, 2007
Silsbee school district has declined in the past few years due to increasingly incompetent leadership, and inability to cope with students. The Silsbee school board meetings, where rules and decisions are made,are completed with unanimous content. This is not because the ideas cannot be bettered or challenged, it is because the only people that show up are faculty, the school board itself, and students that are not allowed to have any say whatsoever. This makes the environment hostile to teenagers, which in turn cause rebellion. Rebellion leading to students spending more time in SACK and detention and other wise being out of class. Teachers and administrative staff hide behind the strict ver batum guidelines rather than coach students. Sending students home for 'flip flops' and ear piercing rather than revamping dress code like so many other successful schools have. Sending students home is not an efficient way to address problems.

- submitted by a student

September 12, 2006
Let me begin by saying that I am very proud to be a student a Silsbee High School. It is true that no school is perfect, but I would never choose to attend any other school! I take advanced classes and I can honestly say that my teachers are all remarkable! They teach me so many things that it amazes me everyday. We have a wonderful band and performing arts. SHS also proves to be outstanding in sports as well as acedimic achievment.

- submitted by a student

January 11, 2006
Silsbee High Schools academic programs are good because they have teachers that stay in touch with the parents and give constant updates on their progress. The athletic programs leave a lot to be desired because if you are not born and raised in Silsbee you are not given an equal opportunity on the athletic teams.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2006
Silsbee High School is a GREAT school. Of course everything is not perfect, but the staff cares and is wuicktohandle issues. The kids are comfortable there and have numerous programs to participate in. The staff is great and I feel like my kids are safe.

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2004
Silsbee High School Is a very poor school. The teachers do not care about grades. All the teachers worry about is taks test and they dont teach anything else but taks and thers more to school than taks, mabe they just dont relize that. Anyway if your thinking about sending your children to Silsbee High school dont because it is a very poor school.

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2004
I'm a student here. If I were allowed to go to another campus I would in a heartbeat. They are way to strict with dress code here. Way too much discipline. We even have numbers they call over the intercom instead of our names. They discriminate against certian religions and lifestyles. The teachers are way underpaid. We have a few teachers who I love to death because not only do they teach us what is in our textbooks well, they teach us many other things. I really don't like our superintendant though. I think that's one of the things that's just messing up everything. He's not a superintendent, he's a dictator. If you're thinking about going to this school or moving here...don't!

- submitted by a student

February 23, 2004
The campus received a 'recognized' rating for the first time because of the class of 2004. That is an indicator that this campus does not and has not implemented the necessary programs for student improvement and achievement. The leadership needs to improve before the students can improve. Teacher quality needs improvement before students can improve. Parental involvement is great when it comes to extracurricular activities but it fails when it comes to supporting the student body academically. I would like to see new people serving on the school board that would do what it takes to improve this school district so that it can provide a quality education to our children.

- submitted by a parent
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Silsbee High School
1575 Highway 96 North, Silsbee, TX  77656
(409) 980-7800
Last modified Silsbee High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Silsbee High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top