I always thought that high school years were supposed to be the best years of my life. Sadly for me I attended Venus High school and got the exact opposite. Half of the coaches are teachers, their misbehaved athletes are given special treatment compared to other students. A lot of students got away with things simply because they were favored students. In such a small school, being the victim of bullying was very common. There were few teachers where I felt like I actually had to try to learn something. Most teachers had such low expectations and I was surprised that failing was even possible. Many teachers and staff knew the problems that were occurring in the school and looked the other way. The clubs at the school were very selective and did not include all students that wanted to be a part of them. Many teachers were fired, some quit or retired out of nowhere, and we were left with whatever teacher or substitute that they could get their hands on. The only reason I'm giving this a one star, other than the fact that it's the lowest I can go, is that the lunch ladies were very kind and some teachers and staff actually did care for the well being of the students.
I moved my child from a nearby large public school to Venus and I absolutely don't regret my decision. My older children graduated from the larger district so I have personal knowledge of both school environments. Venus is by far the superior school district. I always know what is going on with my child's education. If I have a question it doesn't take 5 days for somebody to call back like in the big district. The academics are very comparable to the larger school district so I know my child is getting a good education and will be college ready. No school district is perfect but I think Venus ISD has worked very hard to improve in all areas and are making great strides to make it a good choice for parents. The only downfall is the lack of class choices for high school but that's only because they are a small district. The benefits of the smaller district far outweigh this one downfall. I have no regrets moving my child to Venus ISD.
The most unprofessional staff I have ever had to deal with. What a nasty little school and school district. From the school board all the way down to first grade. Do not expect your children to get an education. You MUST stay on top of it. From the principal to the teacher they do not want to see parents (they are professionals) who know what they are doing and frankly will tell you it is none of your business. Avoid at all cost.
It's real easy for a teacher to get on here and blame the incompance of teachers on the lack of parental support. The truth, however, is this is one of the worst schools I have ever regretfully had my children attend and I am ecstatic about pulling them out and sending them to a much better district. There is no structure, incompetent and untrained as well as unskilled teaching staff, contribution to bad behavior from students do to lack of moral, professional behavior from staff, poor communication skills, limited teaching materials, and the list goes on. I have met few teachers in this district who honestly care about the education of their students. Instead of making improvement though, they would prefer to come to this sight and point blame at parents like a child playing the blame game. If you live in this district you would probably get farther with your child's education of you homeschooled them.
This rating is absolutely meaningless. You might have a few disgruntled parents, but those usually are parents who aren't involved in their children's lives anyhow. They expect the school to be a 'miracle worker' while they contribute nothing to the success of their kids. In fact, some probably couldn't tell you the names of their children's teachers or what grade their children are in. When we have open house at the high school and I have 10 parents show up (and I teach 130 students), that tells you something about parent involvement. So parents, quit complaining unless you can truthfully say you are involved in your kids' lives. You can't blame the teachers for the things you've never taught your children such as respect, follow-through, honoring commitment, and basic manners.
The reason we moved here was because of the school. Less violence, drugs, gang activity, etc.... no metal detecters, smaller class size, more individual attention. We do not regret our desion. Had 3 children attend. High school only.