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  • McCallum High School7

    Austin, TX | Travis County

    May 30, 2013

    My child is currently a student and these teachers, assistant principals and principal do not stand by their mission. Majority of the teachers are there simple just to get a check. They have no interest if the kid succeed or not. Some of the teachers are just as childish as some of the kids. They lack in the communication. They look at concern parents as a problem. Then take their frustrated out on the kids. They are there to teach and if that is too much for them they need to move around for a teacher that is geniune to a child needs. They are out there, just not at McCallum.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 24, 2010

    Really great school better english and social studies department than LASA. Math and Science may lack just a bit

    Submitted by a student

    March 8, 2010

    The fine arts program, the english department and the history department are fantastic. The pre AP math and science classes that my child has taken so far have been terrible.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 4, 2009

    Diverse, engaged, passionate, fun!

    Submitted by a parent

    September 19, 2009

    intelligent and concerned teaching staff

    Submitted by a parent

    September 16, 2009

    Caring, smart teachers, accepting of all students, small enough so that students know almost everybody; great administration.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 22, 2008

    I believe you get out of school what you put into it and McCallum provides excellent opportunities for all students. My daughter is in AP classes and is a dance major in the Fine Arts Academy. She has wonderful teachers that are grooming her for college and teaching classes that I wish I could attend. The arts aspect of the school keep it funky, diversified, and more culturally advanced than any other school I know of in the area. I love McCallum.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 12, 2008

    My 2nd child to go to McCallum just started and loves it. Both boys were in the Fine Arts Academy and pre-AP/AP classes. They've had some outstanding teachers. Thanks to Ms. Adamson, Mr. Ferguson, and 'the Wiz'!

    Submitted by a parent

    March 14, 2008

    McCallum needs a makeover! it is a very dirty school, and it feels uncomfortable to be there...

    Submitted by a student

    October 16, 2007

    We moved here from a small town where teachers call you right a way if there is a problem or if your child creates one, also they will call you if your child seems to have difficulty in a subject and try to correct it with after school tutoring I don't see anything like this at McCullam High. I am a bit disappointed in this school.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 14, 2007

    The Fine Arts academy is underfunded, but of the highest quality. Academically, if your children are not interested in the Academy or are not willing to take pre-AP classes, I'd look elsewhere. Discipline and substandard teachers are a problem in non-pre-AP classes. Good variety of extracurricular activities. Some great pre-AP teachers, others on the edge of burning out or focus mainly on state test scores. They stress diversity, but the fact is that that only happens in sports, the rest of the activities and academics are segregated. Communication with teachers and academic staff is slow and difficult. I fully support the Academy, I'm sorely disappointed in the rest.

    Submitted by a teacher

    July 18, 2007

    My daughter has been disappointed by the low quality of language instruction (Spanish). A number of the tests were multiple choice so they can be graded by 'Scantron'. She has been happy with and more challenged by her classes in English/literature and sciences. The Fine Arts Academy is a draw and has good programs, although the electives that would be in any high school - band, orchestra, dance/drill team - get more equipment, support and recognition than do the fine arts programs unique to McCallum, such as dance, classical guitar. It is the only fine arts high school program in the district. Some support staff are very helpful, while there are a few who do not treat students or parents with respect.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 17, 2007

    McCallum is not only good for its diverse student body, but also for its wonderful teachers and staff.

    Submitted by a student

    June 7, 2007

    I am ok with McCallum. It is not the best or the worse. It needs cosmetic help but what city school doesn't. I am not cool about some of the teacher who take student comments too personal and this leads to unprofessional behavoir from both. I feel that if you are going to teach then you have to be able to deal with the change student psyche and adjust to make a greater effort to help our young minds to achieve their goals. They are pressured enough and scared of the world lets not make them feel this at school. More math and science is truly needed here. I am 50/50 on McCallum and can wait to see how next year will unfold for my student.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 27, 2007

    McCallum in a great school. It needs a little help as every school does, but the teachers care about students and work hard and the programs there are extremely varied. Any student can find a ton of things to be involved in and they have to be willing to work. I am proud of my school, I commute from three cities over to get there, and I wouldn't go anywhere else. This school has everything I need because I am willing to work.

    Submitted by a student

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