Spring is your average suburban high school. The main problem is the overcrowding. Once they build the new high school, Spring will be excellent again.
I pulled my child out of the school. I spent two days at the school. It is wild in the halls. The fights are really bad. I know of 10 kids that have been pulled out this year for home schooling. I know the kids hate the rules but its because the kids can't control themselves. I think that for a few months that the kids need to walk in lines like the little kids have to. No talking. Take everything away. The better they are the more they get back.
They waste so much money, like, they dont have enough money to have enough teachers so we can have small classes, but they have enough for every teacher to get and ipad, and have 4 unused flat screen TVs. Ive never seen them on once. And we cant wear hoodies, even though they keep the school 2 degrees all day. And they moved our times so theres alot of trafic getting to school, and the cops dont even direct traffic. They leave as soon as all the busses are gone.
I have been at Spring High school for over 10 years. The school has definately changed. The leadership has shifted in many ways giving the instructional staff the tools to require students to be engaged in their education, not just sit back and wait for information delivery. The student population has also changed in this time period. For the most part when the students are in class they willingly participate in activities. Sure crowinded halls are a problem and there are always going to be behavior issues and the rare teacher irritated on a bad day. But the punishments are handed out with equity. Requirements from district, state, and federal forces shape the focus at various points in the year. SHS has an exceptional fine arts programs and ahigh achieving honors program. Athletics are competitive with the best in the area. I am proud to be a SHS teacher!
I transferred to Spring after Spring break '09, and, I must say, it's a miracle that I was promoted to the next grade level at all. The teachers didn't seem to really care that I was 'new' and made me do just as much work as other students -- Including projects! It's about to be my 3rd year here, and, I still hate this school. Many of the teachers here are just rude. The rules they have are ridiculous, and, the money this school could be spending on very much needed improvements, they spent on some stupid 'Shattered Dreams' program. Guah.
I transfered to Spring in the middle of my junior year and it was better then the high school i had went to before. A greater percentage of teachers cared for students and their well being. While athletes did get some special treatment, the same teachers that gave a break to the athletes would give the same break to you if you needed it. The TAKS scores were low when i went there and the school was doing everything it could think of to help the students. It is a great school and i am happy to say i graduated from Spring High School.
Spring High is a very good school.It has many extra-curricular activities to choose from, and an excellent Honors Program.It was very crowded, however, before the new High School was built.I think some of the problems mentioned in the other reviews are problems that exist at all schools to some degree.For ex.: I believe, focusing too much on TAKS scores is NOT just a Spring High issue but a Spring ISD, and a State of TX, issue & needs working on.You will find the same thing at MANY, ISD's in TX.Also, it seems like a lot of kids today (not all!) are not as disciplined as they used to be & are more interested in socializing at school than in their school performance.This makes for a disruptive atmosphere for the students who really care about 'getting the most' out of their high school education so they can get into the best possible
The worst part about this school is that nobody seems to care about what my opinion of the 'worst part' is. Do you get me? I'm not a human, I am a tech-know-lodge-ee-kahl career with low TAKS scores. I have never experienced such a restrictive, degrading and altogether arrogant school system in my life.
I am a current student at SHS and I must say that I do not enjoy it at all. I will say that about 90% of the staff jumps to conclusions as if all the students are the same. It may not seem like much, but it does effect most. An the new principal at Spring, I'm not a big fan of his. I don't like how he is trying to change so much at Spring. I have been begging my mom to let me go to this other school in Aldine district because I feel that there Taks scores are higher than Springs. I feel some of the teachers that teach here, shouldn't really be here. I feel very strongly about giving them 2 stars
As a former student of SHS, Spring was a good school except for the fact that if you were a football player, you could choose your own grade. Knowing current students and others that would know, the diversity of SHS is changing along with Spring itself and and as that happens, parents' involvement in their kids studies aren't as apparent and the work ethic of students decreases. This brings about the lowering of standards in order to pass and as a result a lack of a better education for students who are there to learn.
Spring High School was and remains and excellent school, regardless of what others might say. The school has an outstanding program for students who are advanced for their grade, and the teachers are nice and cordeus. There is, indeed a lack of space, as well as other factors, but that does not make the school a bad one. The only people that i have seen get in trouble are the people who constantly misbehave, and when consequences are given they often overexagerate the actions the teachers took. The school has an exeptionally great music program. The band has been a constant finalist in various marching events, and currently is one of only two bands in the state of texas to win the Grand National Championship (The other band being the sister school, westfield). The band also has had many all-state players. This school is an excellent place. I highly reccomend it.
My son came to Spring High School from Mc Neil HS in Round RocK Texas. At Mc Neil, he never had a run in with any of the staff members. When my son went to Spring High, he was punished for standing up for himself when he was being bullied by a couple of the teachers who were never held accountable for their actions. This school was a bad experience for us.
There has been a definite decrease in the quality of education & the quality of teachers in the last 10 years. Overcrowding is an issue but the new school being constructed should relieve that. I do not like the new rules on dress codes, in particular hair lengh & facial hair. I have 5 children 3 grad from Spring to still in school so I consider my input accurite
Spring High School has drastically changed over the past 10 years. There was definitely a 'golden age' for Spring during the early 1990's however, it seems as if Spring is now in a depression. I frequently observe students 'playing the academic game' to get to the top of their class. There is a definitive gap between the 'academically focused' and those who go to school as mandated by law. There are frequent fights, disrespect for authority and students lack motivation. Spring needs a wake up call for its academics, athletics has taken the top priority it seems as all focus lends towards those activities as opposed to academic achievements.
I attended spring high and graduated back in 1984. It was a great school back then. Now the school is overcrowded (God forbid there be a fire in between classes, the halls are packed with students, shoulder to shoulder.) and the school seems to be overwhelmed. All three of my children have attended Spring High. Mydaughter did well, but my boys are slipping through the cracks. Spring is adament about class attendance (Parents are fined and have to go to court if a child skips school.) But if the parent asks for help with a lagging child who is un-interested and hates school, the faculty is unable to help. (I asked the assistant principle if he could reccommend something to encourage my son and he literally shrugged and said 'I don't know.') Bottom line: if your child is self motivated, he or she will do ok, otherwise, they're doomed.
There is a huge amount of extracarurricular activities students can be involved in. Academic programs are good and the level of parental involvement is outstanding.
This school is becoming very diverse. There is no emphasis on spelling correctly in the whole district and the only main focus is how to pass the TAKS test. This focus has taken away from learning the fundamentals. There are few degreed teachers. THis was a good district 5 years ago.
This school is too average but it will help students that are willing to study, although I dont known why is to strict.
find FEB04 posting offensive -personal experience and that of others do not find a general academic apathy and mediocrity but rather an inability of many instructors/admin to inspire and include those students who do not fit the stero-type stepford student -thus they get 'kicked to the curb'...though rare and sometimes hard to find, there are a few teachers that do take an interest in and put forth an effort to reach those students who do not fit in the 'middle-class midstream box - Agree with Mar05 posting in that would like to see all teachers demonstrate utilization of the web for their classes, would also like to see SHS get on board with on-line grade tracking so that parents could view same- examples are Humble School and Tomball School districts...while state want parent involvement -find only interested in those that go along with status quo -
SHS campus is over populated (2890), the student ratio is too high per class. Lunches keep getting shorter to accommodate the # of students. Block scheduling should've remained opposed to implementing the semester scheduing. Would like to see more utilization of the web regarding classroom work. Look forward to future improvements.
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