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Waco High SchoolBased on data from the 2018 school year
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Deplorable. I believe it is better if a student student is academically gifted & is in all pre-AP or AP classes. My child is not in these classes, but shouldn't I have expectations that my child's education is just as important? In regular classes, my student is absolutely not being prepared to attend college/receive a higher education. As there is no homework, I cannot interact with my child pertaining to academics, as I have NO idea what is being taught. Because of this, I know that my child's only option will be to take remedial classes at MCC to learn what he should have learned at Waco High.Students pass from one year to the next as they are on a conveyer belt. If I could afford to send my child to a private school, I would in a heartbeat! I pay my property taxes which fund Waco ISD. I feel like I am failing my child by sending him to school in the Waco ISD. It is a horrible feeling.Posted by a parent on 10/26/2019
My two graduates from Waco High have been highly successful at one of Texas' most rigorous colleges. We had a great experience at Waco High.Posted by a parent on 4/6/2018
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Let's face it, every school has its problems. Waco's are just exploited by a very biased media. Here's the facts: the real world isn't perfect. It's filled with challenges and hardships that require thinking on your toes and toughening up. Waco prepares you for that better than any school in the area could. My experiences there made my transition into the real world much smoother compared to my private school and suburban counterparts. The teachers are great, especially if you enroll your kids in AP. They're supportive, firm, and want to see the best come out of you. They teach beyond the text book and show how to be a productive member of society. Yes, this place is far from perfect, but that's not always a bad thing. Send your kids here if you want them to be well-rounded adults with an appropriate outlook on life.Posted by a community member on 5/14/2014
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3/10GreatSchools RatingParent Rating AverageOverall, I love this school. I saw several bad reviews online that it worried me to put my son at Cedar Ridge. My son loves it. I love how he's eager and ready to get to school every morning. There's teachers in the morning ready to great each child. Makes them feel noticed and important. The way they teach and the curriculum is awesome. Makes it easy for the child to learn and understand. My son has ADHD. I love how the school is very hands on ready to help. Each class has a "safe spot" for any child who needs a break or a time to themselves for a moment. They have break times throughout the day to allow the child to get their energy out so their more able to concentrate. Teacher/parent/school communication is a must to me and they do so. Very informed of what going on with weekly notification as far as what will be taught. If your child is within Cedar Ridge area for schooling, don't listen to a lot of the bad reviews, Cedar Ridge is really a great school!Parent Review4y ago
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Waco schools - Waco High School is located at 2020 North 42nd Street, Waco TX 76710. Waco High School is in the Waco Independent School District. Waco High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.
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