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Elizabeth Kratwell

Georgetown High School7

Georgetown, TX | Williamson County

July 1, 2014

Haha, where am I supposed to start with this school. First off let me state that moving to Georgetown is a bad idea in the first place if you have young kids and you plan on getting them in GISD. Avoid this district as much as possible, in this school, in addition to the terrible education your kids will recieve, your kids will also more than likely end up getting involved in drinking and drugs. But of course you would say that I don't know your sweet child, so by all means please move to Georgetown and let your kid fall into that group of "sweet and kind friends" and let them go to those "sleep overs" and "birthday parties" and let them "go down to the lake with friends." Gtown is full of stuck up kids who have rich parents who will buy their "perfect little angel" just ANYTHING they want and let them do whatever they want. Such a sick school, and I was one of the unlucky kids to attend, I in fact left the school because of how aweful it was and saw a LOT of people go down bad roads. Parents nowadays are blind to what their kids are doing because they spend their time spoiling them rather than parenting them and watching over them and making sure their future is secure.

October 12, 2013

Way over-rated. It once was a blue ribbon school, but not anymore . Poor college prep programs. The teachers are doing their best with a "skeleton crew " due to how poor this district has become. The board thought they could save GHS by sending all the poor kids to Eastview, but it hasn't helped. Take my advise, this is school is a poor investment for your children, and your home.

Submitted by a parent

June 8, 2011

This school is such a mess. They turn a blind eye & a deaf ear to Juvenile Delinquents, all the while, Punishing Good kids who work hard & earn good,even exemplary grades, for being Stupid Once! They have children do the punishment set forth by the school & Say all is A-OK, nothing further is required... Then turn the children over to the authorities, where the children are then Branded as Trouble making Gang Members(insert loud cough) & are placed on Probation etc. & treated like your common Criminal. Yeah, now That's the way to get children to Want to Stay in School...Kicking them while they are down. Schools have Too Much Power!

March 29, 2011

I second the comment on the band program. I have seen that happen, in certain sections, first hand. In fact, from what I understand in one instance the private lessons were even being taught by a band tech paid by GPAA. He was let go last month for that.......but the issue still remains. You PAY, or you don't play.....well, you don't get very good positions anyway. I sure wish that I knew how to get in touch with the parent that made the previous comment. If we would all stand together, maybe we could change what is happening to our children. Trust me.......my voice has been heard! But, I am only one........

Submitted by a parent

March 9, 2011

School says it is no tolerance for bullies but do nothing but turn their heads to issues. Teachers are being laid off while expensive sports projects and administration is left alone. All extra programs are PAY or get left behind! Forget about NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND! Band programs want parents to play to pay and then expect private lessons or your child is left behind. Band teachers don't teach each day and don't teach all bands at high school levels. Other athletic programs select only those who pay big $$ to play outside and inside of school. Very dissatisfied.

Submitted by a parent

March 23, 2010

School district and especially the high school have taken a dramatic turn for the worse in the last 3 years. Administration places very little emphasis on preparing the kids for life after high school. Little discipline or high standards. Very disappointed in the education my two kids received.

Submitted by a teacher

November 9, 2008

It is crowded, and moving the 9th graders was part of the plan to aleviate that crowding by taking ovre the old ninth grade center next door. Give them a break, this was the first year and I'm sure bugs are still being worked out. Academics are just as important as football at Georgetown. The new 9th grade center is only the first phase in a building a second,new high school and will be added to as Gtown reaches set population marks. My kids aren't athletic, and find plenty of activities to participate in. And the school is quite receptive to sponsoring new clubs if the kids suggest them. My kid is a senior, and every year there has been a new activity added. We have a new principal and he is very open to concerns and suggestions.

Submitted by a parent

November 7, 2008

crowded, they have a great new building, but only for 9th graders,,,,guess football is more important than academics. Sports are great, but in Georgetown, its sports or die.

Submitted by a parent

July 17, 2008

I was a student at Georgetown High School and I had a chance to get to know some of the best teachers in the world there. However I did encounter some problems with the administration.

Submitted by a student

June 8, 2008

I have been very impressed with Randy Wiesenger as he is very knowledgeable and maintains an open door policy with all of the parents. The administrative team was very helpful to us as parents.

May 27, 2008

We moved to Gtown from the Austin area, where our sons attended private school until 8th grade. We visited several area school districts before finding Gtown right up the road. The principals and counselors were friendly, honest and helpful. They are truly committed to educating EVERY child, not just the high achievers. I have two sons, a high achiever and a less ambitious child. I would not have worried about my high achiever, because I know he is also a self starter who would flourish anywhere, but at GHS, both sons have been able to find their way. GHS offers AP and ACC classes to any student that wants to try, and provides a caring, supportive environment that values the kid. Both boys are on track to graduate early, and are educated and self-assured. (And 11 million for a football stadium to replace a 50-yr-old field is a small price).

Submitted by a parent

May 19, 2008

School spends too much on football, 11million for new stadium. Dress code not inforced, current location over crowded, too many gangs. Some great teachers, some should be terminated.

Submitted by a parent

February 4, 2008

The teachers are very good for the most part, but the administration is definitely lacking in knowledge about how to make a great school. Their main concern is for the lowest achieving students. They do very little for the high achieving students.

Submitted by a parent

April 6, 2007

My Family moved out of Georgetown for employment. Talk about not knowing what you have until it is gone! My oldest has moved back and is staying with family because of the higher educational challenge and the teachers' interest in student success that is evident in Georgetown Schools. A range of programs exist within the school and are available to all students. Become a pilot, achieve your CNA designation, Microsoft MOUS certification, attend college courses while in high school-the school pays for it! Take AP classes, get a beautician license. Yes, the school is getting big at 2000 students.

Submitted by a parent

October 17, 2006

I am overwhelmed at the number of students in this school. I do not see discipline or any type of dress code at all. I do not feel that the students get the proper attention from their teachers.

Submitted by a parent

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