Paul Fritz

Rockwall High School8

Rockwall, TX | Rockwall County

November 20, 2014

I agree with some of the other reviewers, this is a very safe and wonderful school, (with expensive property taxes!) with super nice people everywhere, however, we have had very frustrating conflicting advice we discovered from the counselors we assigned. The old saying, "it just depends on who you talk to," on who is right.Each year, we seemed to get different answers to the same questions as far as classes and career goals. The counselors are usually teachers who double as both professions. My daughter who on the honors program taking AP classes , can no longer take 1st period Orchestra,or 1st period anything, because 1st period is the only time that they have for certain AP classes. Why only have AP classes on the most needed period of day where many activities are scheduled? This needs to be changed. Also, THE RISD and THIS SCHOOL NEEDS A MORE PRESTIGIOUS GIFTED AND TALENTED CURRICULUM! Compared to other schools and rankings.

Submitted by a parent

September 9, 2013

This school has proven to be a good academic school. There are some excellent teachers and a few not so good teachers. The biggest downfall of the school is the counseling department. My daughter is a senior and there has been NO help with college preparation at all.

Submitted by a parent

August 17, 2013

I'm a student at Rockwall and I have to say it is probably one of the best and most competitive public schools in North Texas (academically speaking). In fact, so kids will even transfer over to Heath their senior year because they will hold a higher class rank there than at Rockwall. Last thing, is that there isn't really bullying as you would normally think of bullying. At Rockwall, people bully in such a way where they are sarcastically your friend (which I think is even worse than insults or physical bullying) but even then there's not much of it. So just don't offended anyone and don't buy drugs.

February 22, 2012

My family moved here about 4 years ago and we love Rockwall!! The schools are definitely very competitive in their academics. The teachers are excellent and they work very hard in helping the students succeed. They have challenging academic programs. Great AP classes. As far as baseball is concerned, I don't agree with the parent that says "if you didn't grow up here they don't give you a chance. " My son moved here his "Senior" year and one of his friends (he met his Sr Year) also moved here his Senior year. Both of them made the Varsity Baseball team. Not only did my son make the team he started above other kids that have lived here all their lives. My daughter also made the Varsity Softball team the following year as a freshman and now my youngest is a freshman and he has made the baseball team. I will say, that the baseball program has a lot of talented kids and most of the kids on the team have played select baseball for years and are from very competitive select teams. This school has top notch baseball talent. We were very grateful that the coach gave my son the opportunity to play his Senior year and was NOT the kind of coach the parent below describes.

Submitted by a parent

December 13, 2011

My children are new to this school. The kids here are very hard to fit in with at first, then about a couple weeks in they become accepted. The teachers are great. Don't try out for baseball though if you didn't grow up here, they don't give the kids a fair chance. Accademics great though and thats what counts.

Submitted by a parent

July 11, 2011

Rockwall High School has a great staff and caring teachers. My daughter's experience with her teachers were excellent and she especially loved the culinary program/teacher. She just graduated this year and RHS helped prepare her for college.

Submitted by a parent

May 11, 2010

My family moved to Rockwall years ago for its reputation of great schools. We have been nothing but pleased with the great education my brother and I have received. Rockwall is a wealthier school district, but through my experiences there was no problem 'fitting in.' Everyone was very accepting, and welcomed new students with open arms. I was involved in many extra-curricular and leadership organizations, and there are so many dedicated and influential educators at RHS who care so much about each student's success. The AP classes and teachers at this school have a definite passion for their jobs, and have high expectations of their students. Most students are encouraged to challenge themselves and get involved. Rockwall has a strong sense of community and RHS prides itself on student involvement and academic excellence. Jacket Fight never dies!

Submitted by a student

October 29, 2009

This is a fantastic school, with great kids.

Submitted by a parent

October 3, 2009

The teachers find a way for every student to learn at their own pace and way of learning. Even those with learning differences can suceed and feel they have made an impact on their life.

Submitted by a parent

December 12, 2008

Rockwall High School has been a great place for my children to attend school and prepare for college. I can honestly say that teachers and staff care for students and go above and beyond to see each child succeed. I am so thrilled that my two have been a part of this great place!

Submitted by a parent

November 2, 2008

I'm an A-student who strives to do my best, but my fellow students appear to have no motivation and it's sad. There also seems to be no control with dress code, fights, and no motivation. I hate how some of my schoolmates will not go on and succeed in life.

Submitted by a student

October 5, 2007

This is a great school! Me and my metal-head friends fit here nicely. The whole 'you have to be rich to fit in' thing has subsided because of Rockwall-Heath High School opening. This is an awesome school!

Submitted by a student

July 21, 2007

I attended RHS as well as the Freshman Center and graduated in 2003. I did not enjoy my time there at all. Coming from a poorer family I could tell that RHS was rich and they liked rich people. The staff was mixed, I had teachers who were great and teachers who were horrible. But if your child has the drive and ambition he/she can gain a good education from the school it's just the atmosphere that's lacking.

Submitted by a former student

February 28, 2006

Don't be surprised if you are disappointed with Rockwall Schools after moving to the area. In my experience, as a student (a good student), it does not offer enough for gifted students or remedial students. Although some teachers are good, there is an air of accepted mediocrity at the school. The school doesn't challenge students intellectually. Instead -- and this may be intended or not -- it is a school that homogeonizes its students. The best student, to this school, is the ordinary student. If a student excels, it is because he or she has the drive, not because of the school. Go somewhere your child can be challenged and can grow. Rockwall High School is not that place. (Feel free to send your kids to RHS, though, if you care only about sports.)

Submitted by a former student

January 6, 2006

Excellent wrestling program. Good academic curriculum. Excellent transportation.

Submitted by a parent

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