Essentially, teachers and administrators have to decide if they want to see their own families, or if they want to keep working at UCISD. The district's solution to their constant turnover is to kill their employees with training days. On top of their already long workweek, educators are loaded with required Saturday training sessions, which are often unpaid. The superintendent once held a meeting for the entire district and asked what we thought we needed to raise test scores. We explained several basic supports that we were missing. She clarified that what she was really looking for was "a quick fix," and floated her idea of paying students to attend Saturday school. This did not go over well with teachers who were not being paid for their time when working on Saturdays. Asking for a "quick fix" in this situation was like asking to paint the train after the wreck. She also liked to explain sudden changes to administration as "change for the sake of change." The prevailing opinion was that she replaced people who disagreed with her notions on management, especially since the really good administrators found themselves inexplicably shuttled into unasked-for desk jobs. Other good administrators simply leave. To their credit, they put up a valiant effort to turn UCISD around before they do. Many students and their families desperately want something better for themselves and for their futures. Many on-site staff work very hard (for as long as they can) to give that to them. Until District gets qualified people in charge who aren't simply interested in putting a notch on their resumes, and who can handle the deserved criticism that they need to hear, this mess is out of hand.
I'm not sure how to rate this. It was hard to give much homework when so many students had no practical way of getting much done. Part of the problem is that the school glorifies its football program, but is afraid to publicly reward scholarship in the same manner. I was told that such programs were deemed as "humiliating" to the students who didn't succeed in school.
The on-site staff do their best in this. The students, understandably, already feel disillusioned about their start in life. It's hard to encourage people to believe in fairness when you know they're not getting a fair deal.
As many people say this school has a serious discipline problem.They also need to focus on the academic side as well.I don't recommend bringing your son/daughter to this school because theirs also tons of drug problems as well as bullying problems.
This school is horrible i went to call them, about some school information regarding a yearbook. When i was on the phone they prompted with a menu and i followed the menu word for word, but when i waited the call was dropped or someone hung up. I find this very disrespectful because what if i was in a serious accident and needed my son home right away i would be screwed because of the fact that no one in the office is willing to pick up there phone.
used to go to this school. it sucks. i hated this school with no passion. the rules are pointless. and they inforced the rules that didnt help kids education, and didnt help much in improving the school.
I know that Uvalde High School Is way very far behind on a whole lot of things! They need so badly to clean up that school! There are so many Talented and Willing Studentswho want to Learn! But They can't do that in Uvalde High School Due to All the bad that happens in that school! All the 'Bullies' the 'Drugs' The Gangs etc. The begining of the school year 2007-2008 I am moving my children to the Houston Area! I have read very good things about the schools over there! Good luck to all the parents here in Uvalde!