SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL

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9251 S FRY RD
KATY, TX 77494
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Phone: 281-237-2800
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Katy Isd
  • Students/Teacher: 17:1
  • Students/Grade: 874.5
  • Number Students: 3498
  • Number Teachers: 200
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4216
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 1500
  • Principal: Mr Ted Vierling
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (59 ratings)
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    School Reviews (45 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-28
    "Although the School is still overcrowded by the rapid development of the Katy area (even with Tompkins HS already open), the school is academically excellent, and challenge its students to look for the best learning experience. I'm very happy that my son (already in his senior year) is part of SLHS. His academic preparation and hard work earn him access to be invited to the best Universities/colleges nationwide, and also to receive letters for merit scholarships. SLHS is really engaged in preparing the students to be easily admitted on almost any college, and even with only 8 years since opened; it already earned a well deserved fame among top colleges due the excellent academic preparation of its students. So for those people that don t pursue this goal, SLHS could be hard academically, sure, but as a parent, I can t see any better place to prepare students for university live."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-30
    "First off, the only reason that this school deserves 2 stars is because of the incredible openness/acceptance and community spirit- On part of the students. You find people from around the world, literally from everywhere, and this enables students to be open-minded and culturally educated. But as a school, SLHS is simply awful. They try to portray themselves as an "award winning", "academically excellent" environment but it is hyper-competitive and negative. In reality, it is simply a badly-run, poorly-designed, school with tons of money and really smart students (not due to the school). Impossible to make friends because of the huge size. Uninterested/unmotivated teaching staff, and over-the-top emphasis on standardized testing and constant studying. 99% of students come from the upper-middle class, 175k + income bracket, highly educated parents, and this is what defines the school, not Katy ISD. Sure, it looks good on paper but you have to dig deep to see the true ugly underneath."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-26
    "I moved to the Katy area in the middle of my freshman year, i am now a junior. it was hard to adjust academically. i moved from NY where the passing grade was a 65 or above and here at Seven lakes it is 70 or above which i think is outrageous. The mandatory classes they make you take here do not match up with other states. when i came in the end of November i was put into World History which is a sophomore class. it was also Pre-AP and they refused to let me switch out because I came after the first 6 weeks. Another thing, i had missed almost a month of school and even at the academic levels, the curriculum moves a a very fast pace. The fall semester finals were just a mere 3 weeks a way when i moved here and i was expected to take all of them and know the material like the back of my hand. I went to every single tutorial but beyond that it was in my hands. i studied every night but on top of learning new material in class and the old material it was next to impossible. However aside from the extremely high competitive academics, the student body is very nice and diverse. the only problem is people are very judgmental. i had to make myself presentable in order to make friends."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-15
    "This school, just like the entire Katy ISD creates a lot of hype about its rating. And keeping its official rating is all Katy ISD cares about. As parents you should ask yourself a question if this rating really matters to you when your child will be attending a school that is overcrowded , understaffed and does not even provide your child with textbooks when they get short. Would you want your child to study in a mobile home classroom since the school is out of space? Or do you think your child will get sufficient teacher's attention at SLHS that has roughly 1 teacher for every 40 students and during dismissals your child would have to navigate through stampede in the hallways of SLHS? Beware also that there have been recent cases of students bringing weapons to schools and suicidal students at Katy ISD. Do not make a mistake we did and find a better place to live. Or if you really want to live in Katy, settle where new schools are built."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-14
    "Great school. Put Greater Houston Area on national stage through their awesome Scioly acievements (6th in 2013). Teachers, students and parents work together to get the result. Right place to be for my kid."
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