Teachers are always a hit or miss no matter where you go. Over all, this school has a weird combination of caring about education and scores. To where translation can easily get mixed up on what students should and should not care about. The best education used to be in world history classes. But, that may have changed over time. Definitely not a bad school since bad stuff could happen at any school. Just expect your child's education to be a hit or miss all the same since it's an average high school. P.S. - Expect education to miss when it comes time to take an economics course. One of the major grades for these courses is a random number generated game. Great for someone majoring in economics in college. Stupid for a high school student regardless of goal.
Tomball High School provided to me exemplary curriculum during my time there. Even after I graduated in 2011, the school still amazes me.
Tomball ISD needs to catch up with the times and surrounding communities. For example, the extracurricular activities are very limited, despite the fact the District is doing extremely well financially and will continue to do well with the booming tax base. One example, the district refuses to implement a wrestling program (very inexpensive), despite the fact all surrounding school districts (Woodlands, Klein, Cyfair) have one. Similar scenario for other extracurricular activities. Enter this school district with caution, or at least do your homework before purchasing a home in the district. Do not assume your children's interests will be met.
I attended Tomball ISD for most of my life. I had the pleasure and honor of attending Tomball High School for 1 1/2 years, during which time I got to learn from some of the most experienced teachers in the area. It goes without saying that when the average AP/ Pre AP teacher has more than 20 years of experience you know you're getting a quality education. Obviously Tomball being Tomball possesses vestiges of racism here and there (especially among the students), but I can honestly say that Tomball teachers are some of the best this great nation has to offer. Tomball HS is the High School with a Heart. Oh and its sports programs are some of the best in the area, just ask Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls) or Troy Patton (Baltimore Orioles).
I've gone there for almost 3 years and it's a great school. Excellent teachers, good A.P's and awesome Principal. School spirit couldn't be better.
Just a bad school. If you are going to move to the area, look at other school districts first. I ve been to alot of schools in the United States, and can honestly say this is the worst school in America. Unfriendly students, bad teachers, lazy adminstration, top to bottom just bad. My counselor refused to meet with me when I wanted to talk to her about personal problems. My Assistant Principal resfused to meet with me too. This is one on the worst administrations I had ever seen. If you didnt live in Tomball all of your life, then your lost. Nobody talks to new students and are often hostile towards them. No school spirit, just bad. It's worth moving to a new neighborhood. BAD SCHOOL.
Of all of the schools I've gone to this one was by far the worst. It appears really great from a distance, but almost all of the teachers and students that go there are really snobbish and unwelcoming to new comers. I had a few good teachers but most of them were too focused on test scores and making us take pretests to really teach us anything useful, and even the good ones were very biased. You have to be in an extracurricular activity, preferably football, cheerleading, or student council, to get anywhere with them. My second year there I got into cheerleading and my teachers started to treat me very differently, giving me little perks that the other students didnt get like accepting really late homework, not counting all of my absences, and giving me scores on tests and essays I knew I didnt deserve. It was kind of like an unspoken rule 'Make the school look good, get a free ride.' I hardly even tried and I still passed, it wasnt until I graduated that I really started to feel guilty about that and started asking my friends if they had similar experiences, which they did. So, if you or you're child is about to go to this school make sure they are joining clubs and sports.
Obviously your new to the school. The drug problem wasn't that bad when I went there not oo long ago and actually that have police dogs that sniff the lockers between classes. If your worried about it follow students before and after school. Most Students there aren't going to bring it to school.
Administration is overly concerned with test scores to the point that it is detrimental to the overall education of the students. The teachers do a great job communicating with the parents as well as giving them opportunities for success. The athletics program is hindered by poor administrative support but manage to compete at a high level despite their circumstances. The cougar pride band program is exceptional and has much of the support from administration as well as parents. I am very pleased with the school as a whole but if I were to change anything, it would be to change priorities from TAKS scores to actual education.
I have personally attended THS and I think that our school is top quality. Our UIL programs are top notch and that the Tomball Cougar Pride Marching Band is extrodary. We have acheived UIL sweepsakes in Marching and Concert. Our two new directors have helped over and beyond. This program is highly recommed and the children learn responsablity and disapline. Also the Tomball FFA Chapter is fantastic. They are one of the highest awarded chapter in the state and this January, we raised over $300,000 at our project show and sale. The AP classes are extreamly helpful and the parents are very involved and I would recommend this school to any parent.
The overall quality of the school is good. The teachers are very good and there are a lot of fine students at the school. However, electives are limited. The only musical instrument program requires a student to be in the marching band. There is no symphony. There is a heavy emphasis on football and baseball, which has caused some other sports to be dropped. The fine arts program is good.
I enjoyed working there. I don't know a lot about the current administration. Parental involvement was fairly high, and most students seemed motivated.
1.5 yrs now at THS and I have found that the e-mail notification is very helpful. I receive 3 different e-mails each a different report. One is the grade, attendance and detailed assisgnment/missising assisgnment with grade. Teachers have been very responsive when I leave phone messages or a hand written note given to my child. We all like THS.
A huge percentage of students at tomball high school are involved in extracurricular programs. The staff strives to work in harmony to incorporate academics and extracurricular events. Students have the opportunity to excell in a number of different areas and there are many programs for them to access. Guidance counselors strive to place students in appropriately challenging classes and help students through difficult stages when they are overwhelmed by difficult courses. UIL and athletic coaches challenge students to be physically and mentally alert and sharp and to be the best they can at all times. The administrators support the teachers, recognizing teachers need to support students and administrators strive to keep teacher morale high.
The Tomball High School Band Program, it's bands administration, and the school's principal has been a huge disappointment. I cannot honestly recommend this high school with a clear conscious.
This school and the TISD administration has been a huge disappointment. The administrative staff is aware of these activities and has been for a very long time. The administration does not enforce discipline given or ensure the school's staff members follow through with commitments made to parents. The band program dramatically deteriorated while my child was in the program, so that it is at best now mediocre. The advanced placement algebra II class for 10th grade tested over material not reviewed and the teachers failed to contact parents even when a child was failing. It has therefore been given none of the advantages of a huge school, with all of the disadvantages. I would not recommend Tomball High School or any school within the TISD district.
Tomball has great academic programs, but is best recognized by its baseball team who is one of the top of the nation. THS has placed high in a variety of other sports and uil competitions. Parents are very involved and are very reliable.
We moved to this district from HEB, per the recommendations of that district and have been absolutely pleased with the school system. My youngest just graduated and had a very good, very educational and very well rounded time at Tomball High School. We are very happy to have had these experiences in the Tomball ISD.
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