Sam Houston High School

8
4 reviews
Grades
8-12
Students
1244
Type
Public
880 S H Jones Parkway
Lake Charles, LA 70611
(337) 217-4480

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Sam Houston High School
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I hated it the first time I walked inside of that school
Posted by a student on 4/16/2018
My children attend school in this district because they are the best schools Lake Charles has to offer. The Middle school and Elementary do a great job preparing the students for high school so the downgraded rating for SHHS is a bit surprising. SHHS is not the feeder school for multiple schools most of the students attend Moss Bluff Elem or Gillis Elem. and Moss Bluff Middle. The teachers are quick to respond to parent concerns and will gladly meet with parents. No school is perfect but SHHS has a lot to offer students, extra curricular activities, Band, Sports including Soccer, and Tennis as well as clubs. Visit the CPSB.org website for all of the schools offerings. My son is in AP (honor) classes and he has to work diligently for B grades. Yes, they enforce the district policies for dress code but, if the community decides on a policy the school is responsible to enforce it. If you are considering Moss Bluff visit the schools and you will be pleasantly surprised at how well they are run. Look at district test data as a comparison, as well as drop out and completion rates. SHHS is doing well in all aspects. The schools in our district enjoy a lot of parent support.
Posted by a parent on 1/13/2016
I just graduated from SHHS recently. I graduated with a 3.8 not because I worked hard, but because the coursework was so easy. My older brother graduated with a 3.5 and did none of his homework. He aced every test to make up his grade. They WILL NOT prepare students for college. They are too busy babying them so that they can all graduate with honors. Here's some stats: Summa Cum Laude = 3.9 and above = 44 SHHS grads of 2013 Magna Cum Laude = 3.75 - 3.89 = 21 SHHS 2013 grads of 2013 Cum Laude = 3.5 - 3.74 = around 30 SHHS grads of 2013 Graduating class of about 275 If this is how many people can graduate with honors (especially with a 4.0), then what does that say about the grading expectations. If for some odd reason you decide to send your child to this glorified institute, DO NOT trust their report card to tell you if they are college ready.
Posted by a community member on 12/3/2013
Went to school here in the early 80's as a junior. I was given work that I had studied in 6th grade! Hope this school has improved since then.
Posted by a community member on 4/25/2012
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Lake Charles schools - Sam Houston High School is located at 880 S H Jones Parkway, Lake Charles LA 70611. Sam Houston High School is in the Calcasieu Parish School District. Sam Houston High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 8-12.

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