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P O Box 697
Van, TX 75790

(903) 963-8623
(903) 963-5591
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March 23, 2015
The teachers are awful, and disrespectful. They do not care about you, or about how you feel. They do not care if you struggle as long as you are not bothering them with your problems. On multiple occasions I have asked teachers to help me, and they just blow me off. I have now decided that they just do not care, so I just stopped trying. If you have any type of mental illness, I do not suggest that you come to this school. ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety.. you need to find another school to go to.

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April 15, 2014
Both of my sons graduated from Van. One was an athlete while the other was not. They both had a great high school experience and the non-athlete was not treated any differently than the athlete, which is often the case in a smaller school. They both have become successful young men thanks to the knowledge and preparation they received at VHS, one as a four year letterman in college, and the other enjoying a career in the military. You couldn't ask for a better counselor than Bill Giles. He helped my boys make some tough decisions.

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April 07, 2010
We were fortunate enough for our son to be able to transfer to this school in his Junior year. He has struggled through school his whole life with teachers from another district just wanting to put him in Special Ed Classes and he was put through extensive testing at the Scottish Rite Hospital and they said NO special ed! The teachers at Van from Day 1 took the time to look at his papers and see what he had done incorrectly without knowing his history. From that point forward, he has been an A-B Honor Roll Student! Kudos to these teachers for taking 5 minutes out of their day for ONE student.....it changed his life!!

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May 22, 2009
This school has been great for my son. He drives half an hour to school each day and he chose to go to that school when they had open registration.

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July 23, 2008
i went to van for 2and 1/2 school years and loved evrey minit of it i have also been to lindale high school faris isd and robert e lee high school in tyler but out of all of them thear was no school that ever came close to the quality education that i receved from van ; ex vandal charles barbarick

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June 21, 2008
If you want your child to go to a school that's about what's best for kids- then Van is it! Kids really do come first. Overall, almost all of the teachers take a vested interest in their students. The teachers are more like mentors then simple instructors. During the difficult teenage years, that often makes all the difference.

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May 08, 2008
I choose to go to Van even though i live out of district because it is that good! I would not want to call my self the alumni of any other school. As a 12 year student of Van i can tell you as well as anyone that Van's teachers, principal, and staff care about the students and want them to succeed. No matter what some students of parents say, this school has equiped students for the future better than I even thought possible. If anyone at Van does not succeed it is not the fault of the school... The teachers are always showing us our potential! The blame can only lie on that student for not sharing in the drive to succeed. Our Acedemics, Sports, and Extra-Curricular activities are amazing and students who are involved and determined go far!

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March 26, 2008
3/26/2008 I agree with the other parent who rated on 9/11/07. This school does not recognize each students individual needs. I have made every effort to work as a team for the success of my child, and I feel my childs success is not important to them, it's swim or sink. I know my calling or e-mailing for my childs status even sparked a complaint from the teacher to my child. I wished they worked more with the students needs and help from parents to reinforce at home...they are not interested.

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September 11, 2007
this school puts kids in 'boxes' and doesn't strive to get all of the kids to work hard to do their best. They try to teach to all kids the same way. The children are not individuals. They are just another child. The personalities of each child should be considered more by all teachers and administrators. There are only a handful of teachers that have realized this and utilized this in their teaching style. They are the best teachers. They want to find a way to get all children to perform to their highest potential.

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June 14, 2007
Van is a great school. Most of the teachers really care about the school, and they teach us well. They prepare us for the TAKS wonderfully. Because of my history teacher, I only missed one question on the Social Studies TAKS, and I have friends that didn't miss any. The teachers here equip us with knowledge so that we can pursue whatever it is that we want to be.

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Van High School
P O Box 697, Van, TX  75790
(903) 963-8623
Last modified Van 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.
Van High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top