This School is a good school only if you know how to work it. Klein oak sports are a good way to enjoy the school. If you are a academic student, try to stay in as many upper level classes as you can and try for the IB program. The computer Science program is amazing and you should try for it.The School is not enjoyable if you chose to stay in regulars classes. The administration is quite difficult to work with and that is due to their technology difficulties.
Klein Oak is not the worst school in existence and there is a handful of teachers who genuinely care about a student's success. That being said, there is also a vast amount of teachers and staff that either just do not care or are possibly incompetent. My freshman and sophmore years I participated in the IB program, but I was having issues focusing on my classwork. I was in the counselor's office just about every day and it wasn't until my junior year a therapist suggested that I may have ADD. Neither the counselors nor my teachers had taken the time to understand my trouble with school work and just dismissed me as being lazy. No matter if the class is IB, AP or regulars, there is a multitude of teachers who should not be near a classroom that are in Klein Oak High School.
This school is an epitome of what is wrong in our nation's education system. The teachers have no accountability, lie about students that they do not like and are usually incompetent. They feel as though they DESERVE respect, though they have done nothing to earn it. This is a school that definitely sets it's students back and stifles one's love of learning.
I have a student that is a Sr this year and have had two others that have graduated from KO. It will be one of the the happiest days of my life when I dont have to deal with the KO administration EVER again. The administrators are some of the most arrogant people I've ever dealt with. There are a lot of great teachers in the school that unfortunately feel the same way. There are also bad apples in the bunch as well. Teachers texting students in class during school. My oldest son always wanted classes that coaches taught because they didn't have to anything. The school taxes are high and there is always a fee for something, unless it's sports related. There needs to be less focus on sports and school politics and more focus on a positive environment for the children of our future.
I'm a student at Klein Oak Hight School and i think Klein Oak is really fun if you have friends and just consentrate in classes
I am a parent of a student attending Klein Oak High School. I take reviews submitted by people stating 'it's the worst' or 'it's the best' with a grain of salt. I've lived all over this country and have seen the abysmal state our educational system is in these days. K.O. is too big and over-crowded and it shows in the faces of the teachers and administrators. But in spite of it all, I'm encouraged by the fact that they strive to be the very best. Yeah, I get nickeled and dimed, but I also have the ability to see my kids' grades in real-time PLUS I can contact the teachers via e-mail and they actually get back to me. That alone puts it above other schools I've seen during my 45+ years living.
I am currently a sophomore at this school. I read some of the bad reviews about the teachers 'not caring' and it being all about sports. Honestly there are teachers here that let the kids do whatever they want, while the teachers play on the computers. From a teenagers viewpoint that's paradise, but I guess through a parents eye it's not so good. Secondly, yes this school takes pride in our sports programs, despite having a terrible football season. One reason I gave this 4 stars is the fact that this school does challenge you and they try to improve every year. Also this school tries to bleed you dry from your wallet. Students pay for overpriced lunches to a $20 shirt for every event, but this school is very social and it's very good for parents wanting their kids to get out more and make more friends.
This is the worst school I have ever attended. I hate every day that I have to go there. I has been the biggest waste of time. The teachers are incompetent, the students aren't motivated or accountable, and the administration is awful. I am about to start my junior year and my parents are sending me to private school. If you have the choice, I highly suggest going somewhere else.
It is the best school ever...my son goes there and he loves it. The people there are the best and I am so happy that my son attends this magnificent school!
I personally think that Klein Oak is a very reliable source of education. The teachers are very productive in class times and really apply them selves to the students. I really see Klein Oak growing and expanding into the community. This year they began major community service projects that have greatly helped many organizations. I would have to say that the best teachers at Klein Oak are Mr. Giles as well as Coach Penn.
I am also a former klein oak student, and just looking back on my high school years haunt me. There are very few staff members that care about the classes that they teach, I had football coaches that didnt know what they were doing and were more interested in reading espn news on line than teaching us the course cirriculum. Although I had to painfully sit through a year of a particulur class like this, along with the nature of my rating doesnt mean that there were some really good teachers there who made me the person I'am today. One account of a teacher calling me stupid for asking to many questions, will always stick out in my mind ending my year senior year in a negative fashion.
I recently moved to Utah from Tomball, Texas. I attended Klein Oak for my freshman year. I have to say, it is the best school I have ever gone to and I would love to go back to it. Everyone is so involved with everything. The teachers are great and everything. But, that's just me.
Klein Oak offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma. http://www.ibo.org/ Parents wanting their children to be on par with European and Asian educated children should consider this program. It is not for families looking to go to UT or A&M, but those wanting to go to Ivy League or 2nd tier liberal arts colleges.
I graduated from Klein Oak several years ago. Upon my return, I find that while many schools deteriorate, Klein Oak has actually 'upped' their game. There are a lot of comments by the parents around TAKS and Extracurriculare focus, and that the teachers don't have passion around students' learning. Let me address each individually. As for the focus on TAKS - 4 words, 'No Child Left Behind.' Blame the Federal Government for this shift of focus, not the administration. As for focus on Extracurricular activities - these functions separate great schools from good schools. Furthermore, those individual students that take part and participate separate themselves from average to poor students. That is why colleges and employers ALWAYS ask about extracurricular participation. School is more than academic preparation; it is also about preparing young adults to participate in society. As for teachers' focus on academic success, I say 'parents, get involved yourselves!'.
As a former student at klein oak, i was very unimpressed in the attitude of the whole Klein Oak Campus. Dress Code is never inforced, Provanity is used constintly, It is a horrible school. The Teachers do not care about the students at all. Most of the student are very unmotivated in their work ethic. The Administration need some big improvements, they are way over protective on some areas and not on others.... do not send your students there. Go to College Park Or The Woodlands High School.. People Actually care about life
Great school the best around! My kids are happier here than they were in kch! Wonderful, exceptional, keep up the great work ko
Great school, smart kids, great atmosphere, smart uplifting teachers, great area to live in, love the academic program that Klein Oak presented
We have been thoroughly unimpressed with the quality of academic programs at Klein Oak.
As a former student, I can vouch for the quality of the teachers: they are engaging, highly intelligent, and thoughtfully present the information at a challenging rate. That said, the concentration on sports and the TAKS test in recent years is appalling, as well as the stratification of the student body in recent years and the distinct economic gap between certain other schools in the district and Klein Oak. My only other complaint is the lack of freedom in individual student's lives: freedom of thought and action are somewhat suppressed. Still, a truly great student may excel despite such restrictions. I graduated early, but I enjoyed the first two years here and firmly believe I received the best education and had the best high school experience that I could have. Academically and socially, this school is probably the best you can send your child to.
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