Dulles i a vary racially diverse school-even under Texas standards, which is a VERY racially diverse state, unlike most states to its east and north.
I went to Dulles for all for of my high school years and graduated in 2012. I agree that the administration could be better, but looking back, I realize that going to Dulles had truly been a rewarding experience. While I was there, I must admit that I wasn't the happiest student. However, I learned so much from wonderful teachers like Mrs. Malone, Mrs. Matney, etc. Those teachers really challenged me to be my best, and now that I am in college, I'm grateful for all that they have taught me. High school is partly the school and partly what you make of it. I was pretty determined to make my life miserable back then, but that didn't keep what I learned from shining through.
I graduated from DHS in 2010 and now attend UT-Austin. Hands down, this school prepared me for college. I was exposed to a challenging curriculum where teachers encouraged me to think outside of the box; teachers like Wayne Sager, Christrina Minor-Stickney, Feng Li, Melissa Geisler (now gone), Andrea Walters, Mr. Thomas (now gone), Patrick Wallace, etc. As far as finding my place, with a school as DIVERSITY and a plethora of extra-curriculars, there is literally something for everyone. As a transfer from California, I never thought I would find a niche, as many cliques are longstanding from middle school days. Luckily, I found DECA and the amazing Deanna Shepard. This was my high school career and the experiences that many DHS students experience. . . If you are on the GT/Honors/AP-track that is. Like many top-notch American public high schools, there are two worlds that exist in Dulles, the AP kids and the non-AP kids. If you are taking "regular" courses, you may not always expereince the great teachers. Unfortunately, in our society, this is the reality of public schools. I can say it is better here than at Clements (Sink-or-swim HS) The only real con are some counselors
DHS is a great school. My son just finished his first year in the math and science academy and though it was hard it was worth it. It is challenging and filled with excellent options for all kids. From clubs and teams to academic and athletic competitions. The Academy staff is incredible, caring and professional. I am so glad that DHS met and even exceeded my expectations. Thanks
Dulles High School is the best high school you could ask for! It is full of diversity and has GERAT academics and extra curricular activities. The entire fine arts department is beyond outstanding, from the band to theater, and choir to orchestra. If you have a talented child, this is the place for them. Not only do they have a great fine arts program, the academics are phenominal! The teachers take time for tutorials every morning and afternoon to spend extra time with the students. The administration is firm, but caring. This high school is not like its rival down the street, Clements. All of their courses are self teaching and its all about 'Keeping Up with the Joneses' If you want your child to get an exceptional education and fit right it, Dulles is definitly the high school.
I am a senior at Dulles and am actually scared of going to college because I feel so unprepared. The teachers are not able to comunicate with their students and the Princible staff.. What a joke.
I had the same experience as the last two reviewers. I heard Dulles HS was great before and know many excellent teachers there. However, I can feel about the principal staffs who are impatient and tyrannical while talking to them as the previous two reviewers. Why should we waste our tax money on them if the staffs are not helping students to improve their study? I hope FBISD need to face this issue.
I am currently a junior at Dulles High School and can not wait to leave. This is the first year that I have not had some kind of major issue with a teacher and the principle staff is deplorable. I am an honors student and invloved in multiple clubs and activities and have found it extremely difficult to work with the them. More often then not every student is treated as the average 'bad kid' when many are legitimately trying to get a good education and make it an enjoyable experience.
The school administrators at Dulles leave a lot to be desired. None of them are willing to listen to the students or parents since Mr. Hindt left. Dictatorship at it's finest. Thank goodness my son is a senior. It has been nothing but problems for the last three years.
I graduated from Dulles in 2005 and currently attend a small college in the nearby area (Rice). After taking a couple of years away from the school and spending time with students from schools all across the country, I've really started to notice how lacking Dulles is in many regards. While I enjoyed my time there, I would have gone somewhere else given the chance to do it again.
Extremely severe problems have developed over safety issues from students brought in over past 2 years. Straight A student had to be transferred out due to safety issues. Disappointing as this was a great school with an older child.
This is a great school..The principal believes in sharing info about the school and district and teachers are willing to help students unconditionally.Additional tutorial is provided throughout the school year..If student is willing to learn, this school will provide many resources.
I am curently a junoir at Dulles. I moved here from Texarkana, Texas five years ago and I love it here. The school is incrediably diverse and racism is is never brought up, which I find astounding considering the way it was in Texarkana.
DHS is thus so far one of the better high schools. I moved from Plano and they are everything the promised they would be and more. The teachers are caring and compassionate.
Their Sports are great including football and basketball. They also have Dolls, band, softball, baseball, and many others.
Dulles is the best 'real world' preparation you can ask for your child. A child can get an excellent education at the same time learning from first hand expereinces about different cultures, economic levels, religions, and acadmeic levels. This school has activities for all interest. The administration is caring yet firm. My child as well as myself have always felt welcomed to discuss any problem or concern.
DHS is everything and more than they promised me when I enrolled my child there, following 3 years of private junior high school. My son is getting a fantastic education there and will be more than ready to compete in college.
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