About This School
In 2011, Temple High School had 14 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Texas average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Temple High School Reviews
its not a teacher problem its a lazy student problem and i was one of them school is just not that important to some kids here is an off subject topic why are we a town of 60,000 and belton is a town of less than 20 and might be a 4a school and the hve 3500 students we need to re charter the distric and fix this if it takes it i will pay more taxes to bild on to the highschool and add a couple of elementres and a middle school because this isnt right at all
The problem with Temple High School is the huge gap in results between the AP/IB/Dual Credit section of the school, and the regular classes. The IB diploma candidates often score above the world and country rankings in the Humanities, Math and other subjects, wherease the regular classes are filled with students failing to pass the simple TAKS test. If your son/daughter or whomever is thinking about attending Temple, if they a good education, the advanced classes offer just that... and superior to many schools in the country.
best school loved it but not some of my classes
The high school can provide a strong education for students in the most advanced programs, AP and IB, but there are significant gaps even there and working with administration does not always work well as the longterm problems persist without adequate explanation. The IB program provides the most rigorous high school education in the Belton/Temple area and is to be commended, but teacher and administrator personalities can be strong and parents with students in the program are advised to go along to get along. Three teachers with very strong backgrounds are unmatched in the area, but one is past retirement age and the other is leaving after next year. The physics and Spanish programs are poor. Physics is poor due to lack of properly trained teachers in that field. Spanish is poor due to poor leadership. The teachers can teach and are amiable, but they need help managing assignments, getting grades in on time, and matching assignments to test materials. Too much of an IB Spanish grade is derived from homework, and cheating is rampant in the area of Spanish homework due to the large volume assigned and students having difficulty getting it all done. The IB program is worth looking at still because it's an internationally recognized diploma that is not very common and can help students at college admission time. But, I would recommend that you watch the quality carefully. It's for advanced students only and requires students carry a very heavy academic load. The continued success of the program will depend on whether the administration is willing to do what it takes to get the best teachers in the positions that are being vacated and to get the Spanish program under control. The German program is excellent, however, and French and Latin are also offered. Although locally Belton is considered to be the "better" school district, Belton tends to be rigid rather than flexible in meeting student needs, such as the needs of the most advanced students or incoming students who were previously homeschool and may drop the ball due to their focus on procedure over the child's needs. In addition, they do not have a well developed orchestra program as Temple does, and they cannot match the quality of the three top Temple teachers. Belton, on the other hand, tends to be more organized and for that reason will dominate some local academic competitions by heavily coaching students all year long in areas where Temple may prepare them at the last minute in some cases.
For students who are not in the upper echelons academically, Belton may be a better choice than Temple. Two alternatives worth looking at are Central Texas Christian School and Holy Trinity High School. Both offer stronger academics than the mainstream academics available at either public school. Neither can match the IB program at Temple, however. If Temple can improve its weak spots and replace retiring top teachers with strong teachers, it may remain the school of choice for the very most academically talented students in the Belton/Temple area.