Students enrolled 2561
School leader GARY BROWN

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411 Ese Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701

(903) 262-2641
(903) 262-2630
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3 stars
Based on 24 ratings

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October 28, 2014
This school is in desperate need of a remodel or an update. All of our stuff is outdated and old. It looks like it is about to just fall.

- submitted by a student
April 08, 2013
The district is dire need of a new high school! Two is not enough to prevent overcrowding, and neither one has been updated in a decade or more!

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2011
I have learned that Robert E. Lee has lost it's Accreditation this year (2011) and will be an un-accredited school for the next three years. I've tried to get the local news to report on this but they do not respond. They were the last accredited public High School in Tyler. If you cannot afford several grand a month to send your child to a private school then I would not consider moving within the TISD school district.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2011
DO NOT PUT YOUR CHILD IN THIS SCHOOL. We discovered after our child graduated, they were not prepared for college. School is unorderly, and lots of miscommunication. Majority of teachers should not be teaching. Needs new Principal, and Superintendant. Possibly new Board members.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2010
Absolutely worst school my daughter has ever attended!!! NOBODY at the school gives a care about the students there. Teachers don't show up at meetings and staff does not return phone calls. Horrible Horrible!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2010
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- submitted by a student
October 08, 2008
I have a freshman currently attending and 4 older kids that have graduated from REL over the past 7 years. I do wish the safety and security of the campus was better, but there have been no unusual 'attacks' here. It's just so spread out and too many outside doors for it to be effeceintly secured. There are better teachers than others, and I would strongly suggest the Pre AP and AP classes for any student who knows how to read. The on level classes are a joke. Communication between the parents and teachers is pretty good. I have always had my emails answered within 1 day and some will even call if neccessary. As far as the athletic teams, they are all very competitive. Lee offers many ways for students to be involved, but can be a bit clickish. Parking lot traffic needs a lot of help.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2008
Great gifted, honors, and AP program. Has work/study program as well

- submitted by a community member
April 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2008
Robert E Lee is a great school with many extracurricular activities for anyone. The band program is one of the best in east texas. Consistently earning division 1 ratings. Lee also offers a challenging AP and IB program. The teachers are great. Though there are those who aren't so great. it takes a bit of self motivation to get through. as said in other reviews, it's easy for a student to fall through the cracks.

- submitted by a student
August 27, 2007
My two daughters have had some good teachers but unfortunately more bad than good. There seems to be no teacher accountability. I can say that there are a lot of extracurricular activities. However, it is very difficult for parents to get involved.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2007
The school facility is aged, but the teachers are good and the principals are good.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2007
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July 04, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 16, 2006
the only way a student will 'fall through the cracks' here is if they don't find some organization to be involved in (a.k.a. they want to fall through the cracks). The same goes for academic motivation - there are plenty of things to motivate students - eligibility, college preference, scholarships, etc. Once again, if you're child is taking three classes their senior year and failing them all it's your fault, not the school's. Robert E. Lee has one of, if not the best, science programs in the state and a number of other excellent teachers. The band and tennis team are a joy to participate in and from what I can tell the same goes for all the other extracurriculars as well. All in all this is an excellent, though woefully underfunded, school and I wouldn't choose to attend anywhere else. (Note: principle just left.)

- submitted by a student
January 04, 2006
Great school for the average middle of the road student. Have been completely unsatisfied with the 504 program and the lack of proficiency of the staff in these matters. My rating is based on experience with 504 only.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2005
The school has a lot of problems, from the teachers to the admin staff. They do not have a good level of organization that caused my child to be lost in the crowd

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2005
Great school. I enjoyed going there very much.

- submitted by a teacher
July 23, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
July 08, 2005
Unfortunately, this school, as so many others, is lacking in ability to supervise and the teachers' motiviation to stay on top of things. If your student is a naturally good student and doesn't need much guidance or support, they will do well in REL. However, if they are not naturally gifted and motivated on their own, you will be the one who has to figure out how to stay on top of what and what is not going on with your child and his/her academics. In my opinion, teacher apathy directly effects the quality of the academic program at REL. I am unfamiliar with the level of parent involvement on the REL Campus. Every time I found a need to communicate and/or appear on campus, it was as an individual.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2005
Robert E. Lee is a fine school. It's pretty big and diverse. There are really awsome teachers and interesting classes and classes you basically just sit there and hang out with your friends, like any other schools.

- submitted by a student
March 30, 2005
REL provides a wonderful art and music programs. The academic programs are strong as well. They have an honor student program that will challenge even the brightest of students. Students with learning or behavior problems will not recieve the time or counseling needed, however, and should be prepared to seek outside help.

- submitted by a student
March 29, 2005
I have had three children attend this high school over the last 5 years...one currently in 10th grade. The school is huge and kids easily fall through the cracks if they have not established a strong peer group prior to attending their freshman year. Overall the teachers are a mixed bag...some good some just here for the check. Administration seems to be making solid decisions that are improving the campus (safety, etc.) but I haven't seen their impact on quality education or available materials for learning. There have been several threats of violence (bombing, gun rampage, etc)though none have thankfully taken place over the last 18 months. These threats have been frightening to parents AND students, also disruptive to the learning environment. There is strong PTA influence but a few select parents remain involved. If I were to grade this school on an academic scale, I would give it a 'C'.

- submitted by a parent
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Robert E Lee High School
411 Ese Loop 323, Tyler, TX  75701
(903) 262-2641
Last modified Robert E Lee High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Robert E Lee High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top