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9-12
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Temple, TX
Students enrolled: 1,914
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415 North 31st Street
Temple, TX 76504

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(254) 215-7040
(254) 899-2926
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October 26, 2014
We have two children at Temple high, and we are very pleased with the offering of a variety of courses, great teachers who are happy and willing to help the students before or after school, and a very diverse peer group. Many opportunities to find something that interested them; chorus, theater, clubs, sports, etc.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2014
This is my daughter's second year. The counselors are responsive if you need assistance. It's a 5A school, which means it's large, diverse, and full of opportunities if you're looking (fine arts, IB, athletics, career tech, languages, etc.). As with any public high, there are some incidences, but it's really better than a lot of school this size. Tons of spirit and a great place for a teenager to grow up.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2014
This school is NOT a good school for children taking classes other than Pre-ap, ap, and Ib, the "regular" classes are not very easy to concentrate because the Teachers don't teach, they give us (students) packets and say "figure it out." Now how many kids do you really think are going to acctually do the work rather than just copy someone else for the grade? About 10-15% of us (students) will acutally do the work but out of that 10-15% maybe 5% will understand it and be able to do it again. Then after te teachers not teaching us (students) they expect we know how to do it perfectly. Here's a situation for you, I was sitting in class and I look up to see another student selling "weed" in class, the teacher was aware of this and did nothing about it, but yet when someone turns around to ask for a piece of paper he writes them up faster than I've ever seen. Now tell me, do you really want your child going here? If I was a parent, which is surprising to many people in this community that a teenaged girl isn't pregnant or already has a child, I wild find a different school. Maybe Belton High School, or Belton New Tech. I've heard of those to be very pristine schools.

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2013
This is a great school of choice for students seeking preparation for college. The AP/IB programs at the school are top notch, not to mention the only school in central Texas to offer it!

- submitted by a teacher
August 22, 2013
Temple High - I think the high school is doing amazing!! Temple has outstanding programs IB/AP, band, and theatre are some of the best in the state. Your always going to have some issues with a large school same as in any town. Temple High and TISD has done a complete turn around and are doing GREAT things. Most complaints that I have seen on these ratings things are usually from teachers who don't like change and frankly 10-20 years ago Temple was in a bad place. Change isn't always accepted but was obviously needed (not to mention that the STATE places most of the guidelines teachers complain about the district has to follow them and make them happen like it or not) and looks like it weeded out some of the ones that were possibly holding some of the positive improvements back. All I know is Temple is a great school, with great leadership (who relates to the kids and teachers), full of extremely talented kids academically, artistically, musically and athletically you name it Temple has it and can help them succeed. Temple needed NEW, part of what was holding it back was OLD Temple . I choose for my son to go to Temple because of the positive things happening that will benefit

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
My school is all of Temple Schools. All of my family has had great experiences

- submitted by a community member
August 14, 2013
As a student, my real rating is 3.5. At T-high, I find myself disappointed with mainstream classes. I have problems with no specific teachers or students, but plenty mainstream kids lack discipline, which is not because of the school, but I've noticed some staff don't try to help them. There's a lot of trouble, and a lot kids that either don't get punished when they ought to, or get punished when they weren't in the wrong. I wish money and skill was put out more evenly between classes, food, equipment and what not, and the staff treated each other, students, and the school itself better. The standard of education is alright at the moment, but scores and graduation seem to be decreasing from what I've seen. I'm not unhappy with the school, I enjoy my classes, but I hope that the problems it has will be fixed.

- submitted by a community member
July 22, 2013
I have taught here for 20 years but I cant wait to leave. The administration and principal are very out of touch with the needs of the teachers and students. They have made it miserable to teach here. Teachers are leaving in droves and the education of the students is suffering.

- submitted by a teacher
May 15, 2013
Great things are going on in our school proud that my kids are apart of it! Wildcat Nation

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2013
I graduated from Temple High School and have been teaching here very happily for almost 15 years. My children attend Temple schools. Temple is a great community and school district that offers a lot of wonderful things for all of its citizens and students! I love Temple High School, the students, and faculty!

- submitted by a teacher
May 15, 2013
I'm glad my kids go to Temple High. The great thing about Temple is is diversity. My kids have gone to school with kids of totally different backgrounds than our's and they are richer for it. Temple offers a huge variety of classes, programs and ways for kids to get involved.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2013
I've taught at Temple High for 24 years. I would not have stayed here if I didn't love it! At Temple, we offer so many programs for students to get involved in. We have academic programs such as IB, AP & dual credit for those who need challenging. We have A+ & Grand Central station for the kids who need some extra help in their classes. We also have outstanding Fine Arts programs and sports teams. I'm so proud of our students and continue to be excited to be part of a great teaching staff.

- submitted by a teacher
May 15, 2013
While the high school itself is older the district has done a great job in renovations. Temple high school does provide a superior education!!

- submitted by a community member
May 15, 2013
Temple High School is not the place to educate your child. The district is administration heavy and ignorant of the needs of students in the classroom. Teachers are not treated well and the administration is always trying to figure out ways to take away benefits. If you are looking for a job as an assistant superintendent you are coming to the right place. If you want a good education for your child, go somewhere else.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
The best high school I atended!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
Of my 6 children my 4th will graduate soon. Temple High School has provided positive growth opportunities for all of them in their variety of learning styles and outside activities. I like that it is large enough to have a large variety of classes and opportunities, but we are still part of a small community.

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February 24, 2010
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September 06, 2009
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September 01, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2009
It's hard to describe why THS has earned such a bad reputation as a 'Ghetto School.' Aside from the diverse hallways, Temple high has some of the more outstanding academics that I have seen in my high school career with an outstanding IB/AP pool of teachers. The problem with this school lies not in the school itself but in the school board's restrictions. Not an excellent school because the mainstream classes are not the best.

- submitted by a student
November 27, 2008
this school is a really bad school. If i had a choice right now and transportation i would move to Belton High School. My parents are also unimpressed by the system of this high school. It would be a way better school if we had a better system and if the students were a little bit more diciplined.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 02, 2008
This school is really good . I am learing alot from this school. Thanks to all the teachers who are teaching me!!

- submitted by a student
July 20, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
July 20, 2008
The head principals are new and do not have a clue what they are doing. Both come from teacing IB classes and only care about the privileged in the community. Only the 9th grade principals seem to be in touch with the majority of the student body. Still, the principals do not enforce disciplinary actions the same and allow students to take the advantage of the situation. Moreover they do nothing to discourage repeat offenses. This leads to low teacher moral and a high teacher turn-over rate. Most teachers have alternative certification and are not well qualified for the classroom setting. However, they are helpful in leading a large number of extra-curricular activities.

- submitted by a teacher
November 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
This is my son's first year in public school -- up to this point he was homeschooled. I had my reservations about letting him attend Temple HS, but he desperately wanted to be on the swim team. Because of the swim team, I'm glad I let my son attend THS. The academic programs are not the quality I would have hoped for, but he has been learning something. There are some very bad teachers at the high school, but the administration will work with you, if they have to.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2006
There are alot of programs offered at Temple High School but the teachers who implement them are not highly qualified. A majority of the programs are weak and do not challange all the students. A majority of the staff focus on material rather than on meeting the students' needs. A student who is self motivated will succeed. A student who needs some reassurance will most likey fall to the wayside.

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February 09, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2006
The student body is large, my child had a hard time fitting in. Some of the teachers were oblivious to their sorroundings. Many of the teachers had an 'I don't care' attitude. Office personnel were rude. This school was not my choice for my child. My child felt that the teachers and staff lacked integrity, of which he was used to having in school. The other children in the school are rude.We are glad to be out of this school system. We made a permanent move to change this for my child.

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January 12, 2006
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January 12, 2006
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January 12, 2006
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January 10, 2006
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November 16, 2005
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October 23, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
February 15, 2005
The new principal at this school is horrible. He is not present and the teacher morale seems to be on an all time low. He does not seem to support discipline or the dress code set up by the school board. We are not pleased.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2004
My child is a freshmen here. After 6 weeks of watching him study and complete projects, I will say I am very impressed by the quality of education. I am puzzled by the people who are always complaining. My child is in almost all advanced placement classes which require a lot of self-discipline to keep up with, but he has been happy and productive. He has very little time to goof off and is participating in only one extracurricular activity. We, as his parents keep a close eye on him and take an active interest in his education. The teachers I met at open house were professional, enthusiastic, and experienced in their field. I was most impressed to see that when each of them met a freshman parent they immediately knew the student and had some personal words of concern or encouragement to offer the parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2004
All I can say is I am so happy my boys are out of that mess of a school. They only care about the football team and that's it. The school is way overcrowded. Nobody wants to send their kids there anymore. They would rather send them to Belton. And also parents need to teach their out-of-control kids some manners.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2004
it is true the schools new motto is 'raising the bar' but its not raising anything except the dept it lies in. The teaching quality is bad the spend all not most all the time issuing dress code problems who's rules aren't even directly defined. The dress code is too irregular and half-way it should either be a more lenient dress code or Uniforms not this half way there half way not stuff. because some clothes you may buy now are now hard to determine there defiance of this dress code and there is more time being spent on discipline issues than is on anything else. The teaching is not good at all the should spend more time on trying to pull those students that are struggling out of there problems and stop worring about the way people look! If things continue the quality of this school will keep dropping.

- submitted by a student
July 11, 2004
The school tries to have an emphasis on education, but what really happens is an emphasis on appearance and sports. The fine arts are in a constant battle with football, and the administration cares more about belts and lanyards than they do the student's well-being. The standardized test scores are appalling, but the rare few that have outstanding scores are the only ones talked about. There used to be a time when the place was more organized, and was a place where the students were first priority, but that golden age has long passed.

- submitted by a former student
June 22, 2004
THS has a wonderful principal. How many 'head' high school principals attend 99% of the Parent/Teacher org.'s meetings every year that he has been at THS. He honestly and openly communicates with parents and students. Let's parents know exaclty what is going on at THS. He works non-stop to ensure that THS is meeting students, teachers, and parent's needs. When parents have a concern he takes immediate action. He cares for all children; he shows no favoritism. (How many high school graduation ceremonies have you seen the majority of graduating seniors hug their principal before leaving the stage?) Temple HS will never find a more diligent, honest, get-things-done principal. We desperately need a new Superintendent, but we need to work hard as a community to keep Mr. Callahan! TISD also has great Math teachers- Mr. Lecander is the best calculus teacher in the state!

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2004
This school is a big disapointment. The district needs new leadership. Teachers, especially in math, at high school need to show care and compassion for every student not just athletes. It has the poorest math program ever. Let the four newest board members accomplish what they are trying to do (get rid of Boyle)then maybe THS can hire good careing teachers.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2004
There are some great teachers at Temple High. The problem is that they are leaving at a steady rate. The other problem is the Principal and the Superintendent. The Principal blames the teachers for his problems. The Dr. Boyles tells parents to talk to the principal. Too much emphasis on sports. Drug tests that are positive are not addressed during the season.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2004
The good teachers are the best anywhere. The poor teachers are the worst anywhere. The administration is horrible and deteriorating.

- submitted by a teacher
November 13, 2003
It is true, the faculty and staff worry too much about rules and not enough about teaching. The district has a motto this year. It's 'Raising the Bar!' But all the administration is doing is digging the hole beneath the 'bar' deeper. I have been with this district for 11 years and I have seen no improvement whatsoever.

- submitted by a community member
August 27, 2003
The best high school in our area. High academic standards, tradition and accomplishments. Excellent teachers that care about their students.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
This school is more concerned about the dress code which is not even a issue and how they look to the public. They think that the way the students dress is how they act and if everyone dresses 'nice' grades will improve. The teachers need to be more concerned about teaching then sending students out of the class because they forgot a belt or their shirt came untucked. This school also does not give the students enough time to eat which is a major problem.

- submitted by a former student
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Temple High School
415 North 31st Street, Temple, TX  76504
(254) 215-7040
Last modified Temple High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Temple High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top