Both of my kids have had success in THS. One is on an Academic scholarship to college and the other is currently at THS. It is all about wanting to be a part of "Tiger Pride" and that does not mean athletics or extracurriculars. It just means being involved in the education process. There are great programs for ALL students!
I have noticed a lot of comments were from students and from what I've learned from both my kids that attended this school..they did more sleeping than learning. The teachers do not seem to care from my experiences with this school and no they were not in any athletic programs. From what I have seen the ones that succeed are the ones that are into all the athletics and advanced classes otherwise as previously stated you are overlooked. It doesn't matter if you were born here or not it is whether you are into any extracurricular activities.
I am currently a Senior in Terrell High School. While I wouldn't call it a bad school, the students can sometimes be distracting to the learning process.
I am a student at Terrell High and I love it. Everyone keeps saying that unless you have money then you can't make it Terrell. The truth is, alot of the kids at Terrell don't have money. This school has problems just like any school. The greatest thing about Terrell High is the diversity. There are alot of teachers who care about the students and some that may not. Overall when I graduate, I'm truly going to miss Terrell High School.
I enjoyed every day i spent at Terrell High School....most of the faculty was nice and i had a wonderful four years at Terrell High and if I could go back I would deffinatly go another four years! CLASS OF '08'!
I am a current student at Terrell High School, and I would have to say that the previous reviews are all, in themselves, very accurate and can give you a rather unique insight to our school. THS can be a great school, if you have money or a name and if you, in some way, participate in athletic or band activities. If not, then you are very likely to be overlooked, especially if you do not qualify or wish to participate in advanced learning classes. There are a few teachers at THS whom I feel actually care for the quality of education that the children receive, and many, I believe, that care more about themselves. There are many disciplinary problems at our school, and often it seems that they care more about dress code then our education. There is a very negative stigma associated with receiving an education in Terrell High School, the students there know this, and we often refer to our experience as receiving that good ol Terrell edge-a-mu-cation . It is not impossible to become a well rounded individual here, just very unlikely.
I am a Terrell High Mom, a pre-ap mom, a band mom, a volleyball mom, basketball mom, track mom, and hopefully a softball mom. and my daughter is smart, athletic, and beautiful and I've never heard any complaints, seen any notes, dtentions, referrals, or bad grades on report cards sent home. I've meet with her teachers and they e-mail me as often as needed.
Daughters went for 1 year. Bus system failed to pick up my kids numerous times. Never had any problems beyond that.
I am a former student and attended the Terrell Schools from kindagarten up and I loved them. I am a white male and the diversity of the school district was one of the best experiences of my life. The people of Terrell and my fellow friends are all some of the nicest people in the county if not the metro area. I learned to write in cursive by second grade. Their AIMS program is unmatched by any school in the country. I would urge anyone that's moving to the area to attend this school and to live in the Terrell area, it is unmatched in quality and friendship. I'll have memories for a lifetime.
I agree with only one of the reveiws, the one that states wealth in a plus. Also if your a home grown child you will do well, transplants don't have a chance in this school was stated well. If your not wealthy or born and bread in this area move on. Help your children by not allowing them to attend Terrell Schools at any age!
Three of my children have graduated from Terrell High School. Two now have a college education and are very successful. The other one is attending college now and majoring in business. Our children had excellent teachers throughout their experience at Terrell. The foundation in biology at Terrell gave my daughter an advantage over many other students in her Biology Major in College. I never saw more dedicated teachers at every grade level. They all three were active in many elective areas such as band, athletics and service clubs. The goals and standards of the District are high. It is what you put into an education that determines what you receive. No school is perfect. The population is diverse, so test results can be decieving. Compare each subgroup, and we beat all of the Districts around us. To answer a previous comment, we are not related to anyone on the schoolboard.
This school seems to be better than when I attended, however it has far to go to reach superior status. There is still a negative stigma attached to being a graduate of Terrell High School that I have run into even as an adult.
This school performs below the state average (which is low in itself) in nearly every way. A rating of 'Acceptable' is not very acceptable considering there are plenty of schools in Texas that are 'Exemplary'. The standards are quite low.
This is a great school! I enjoyed the time I was there. I would recomend this school to anyone that is involved in extracurricular activities. I went back to see my old school about a week ago and the place has changed for the best. The campus was good then, but it is great now.
Wealth goes far in this school. If you hae money, or a name (such as mayor's child) you have it made. If not, move to another town.
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