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  • Friendswood High School8

    Friendswood, TX | Galveston County


    June 9, 2014

    This is a school of exceptional students led by exceptional parents...no true leadership exists at FHS nor are the teachers above and beyond any other average school. There is a system set up so no one complains up to the superintendent and the principal does nothing but support his staff. Department heads do not support students nor do they investigate problems in a reasonable, common sense manner. Even students that are bullied at this school get tickets because the school does not investigate anything. They wash themselves of any responsiblility. My son has been taking engineering coursework, which is not considered toward AP work, with teachers who are not qualified nor suited for engineering or computer science. My advice to anyone would be to save your money and don't move to Friendswood for the schools. We did and we regret it. This school is full of teachers and administrators who graduated from FHS themselves who have each others back. It is all about money and promotion, not about the students. We are moving as soon as graduation is over.

    Submitted by a parent

    December 27, 2012

    Friendswood High School is very clickish like the community! Most teachers are great, and some just don't teach! If you have a problem the school's AP & P will handle it right away! Unfortuantely most students make it difficult for new students to feel welcomed!

    Submitted by a parent

    April 29, 2012

    I am currently a student at FHS and I love it there. My courses and competitive and brisk, but well-taught. The teachers really get to know their students on a personal level and go out of there way to help their students achieve success. I especially appreciate their math, science, foregin languages, and English courses. The majority of the kids (and their parents) at FHS care deeply about their grades. Friendswood is a tight-knit community with old school values (family, community, volunteerism) and it really reflects in the school.

    Submitted by a student

    November 28, 2011

    I am very appreciative of my Friendswood education. All of my Friendswood teachers have shown interest not only in my success in academics but also in me as a person. Friendswood teachers have truly made an impact on my life and there are not many high schools one can say that about. Currently, I am a student at the University of Texas. However, after many years, I am still disappointed in the quality of teaching comparable to Friendswood. I am proud to be a Friendswood graduate!

    Submitted by a student

    February 4, 2010

    Friendswood is a great place to grow up and go to school. FHS really prepared me for college whereas many of my friends high schools did not. The teachers are all wonderful and helpful. They really teach kids how to compete and learn at their best, which helps the school be able to earn as many achievements as it does. I am proud to be a graduate of Friendswood High School.

    Submitted by a student

    October 30, 2009

    Best in Texas. I have four children Two have graduated with partial scholerships. One is special needs and in elementry. We could not ask for a better program for the handicap. The fourth we are happy to say is starting kindergarten next year.., Go Mustangs!

    Submitted by a parent

    October 21, 2009

    We moved our son during his freshman year to FISD. The transition was uneventful due to the helpful staff & students. He is now a junior & continues to thrive. FISD has proven to be everything & more than we expected.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 20, 2009

    Friendswood students, which I am, are not always the friendliest, but we aren't all like that. We are a close knit class and most of us have known each other since kindergarten and first grade. While, most people get the idea that everyone is preppy, snobbish, and rude, I'm glad they still put there kids here. It's quite a lovely place if you just get rid of your biased thoughts toward it. I didn't choose to go to Friendswood High School, but I am glad that my mom put me here because I wouldn't want an education from any other high school but this one.

    Submitted by a student

    October 7, 2009

    A great high school experience and exemplary school ( as are all the Friendswood Schools ).

    Submitted by a student

    April 22, 2009

    If you move to Friendswood High School from out of the area, then you may have a hard time making friends. Students are not that friendly. My kids are miserable and have not been able to make GOOD friends.

    Submitted by a parent

    December 8, 2008

    I am a parent of a Junior. My child has been in FISD district since kindergarden. Compared to what others parents have told me about neighboring school districts, FSID is above the others in parent involvement and diversity of extracurricular activity the students can join. I am very glad that we moved from League City (CISD) before he entered school.

    Submitted by a parent

    January 12, 2008

    I went to Friendswood High School all four years of my high school career. While it is not a diverse environment for the kids, it is a good environment for learning. The quality of education is top notch as far as public schools go, and the range of extra-curricular activities is astounding. I got into my first choice college and graduated in four years. I think I can contribute a large part of my success to the education I received from Friendswood High School. Go Mustangs!

    Submitted by a student

    January 7, 2008

    Friendswood is a great school district. It is small with a very close-knit family feel. Even thought it is a public school, religion is very important to the community as a whole. My high school son struggled in ninth grade but no one gave up on him. His counselor worked with us to get him where he should be. I am proud to say that he passsed all his TAKS test on the first try. I subbed at the high school and was very impressed with the kids. Overall they were very well-mannered children.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 23, 2007

    My main concern is the very long list of fees that are charged every year for core courses at Friendswood High School. I agree that charging so many escalating fees is diametrically opposed to a 'free and appropriate' education. What's worse, is that students who do not pay these fees are prohibited from final exam exemptions.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 13, 2006

    If the school were a bit more daring and willing to try to set new standards in education, I award it a perfect rating. A little timidity aside, FHS is like all of Friendswood's schools, great by any standard.

    Submitted by a former student

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