Calvin Nelms High School
- Public, Charter, Alternative
- KATY, TX
Calvin Nelms High School Reviews
Rating 4.07 out of 5 30 reviews
Calvin Nelms has been my school for five years. I will graduate in two years at Calvin Nelms. The school overall is in need of more resources and I consistently strive for more resources and challenges, however, the school is not able to provide so. Furthermore, Calvin Nelms is a charter school and has an estimate of 400 students including the middle school students. School hours are short yet focused on preserving the most accurate approach to educating and stimulating students minds.
This school has not only provided a safe, happy, wonderful schooling experience but has prepared me for my future with courage. The teachers are amazing and are like family to me.
This is a school highly focused on academics and not so much on other opportunities such as athletics. Definitely one of the safest high school campuses in Texas. Since it's a small school, teachers are highly involved and devoted to the success of a student.
It's a small school, and because of that not many sports. I feel this is made up for in academic curriculum. Calvin Nelms provides dual credit courses improving students opportunities. As of the years I've attended I've seen the school improve on its shortcomings and as of last year after school clubs are starting to form and become more prevalent.
Calvin Nelms is a small school where everyone knows almost everyone else in a comfortable environment.
The teacher really cared about the student when I attended High School there. I always looked forward to going to school because the support system there was great.
They pay all dual credits fees. Teachers genuinely care about your future. Everyone knows everyone like a small town.
The academic courses offered are very easy, in fact it is hard to fail any classes in this school unless you don't try. They don't offer any rigorous courses for levels 6-10 such as AP or IB however once you reach junior year, you are able to participate in dual-credit. School spirit is pretty average even when considering the size of the school. They have started to implement new activities such as spirit week and other activities. The sports offered lack in diversity however with the incoming flux of students that is bound to change. If you are a parent looking at this review then your child will be safe here. The school has cameras in every classroom & hallway to ensure that students are doing what they are supposed to at all times. There is also a strict no fighting policy that can lead to immediate expulsion if broken. Overall,this school has some drawbacks that it makes up with some pluses and it averages out to a rating of 3/5 stars.
Calvin Nelms taught me that it is up to you, as an individual, to use the resourced provided to you wisely. From my experience, the school guided me towards valuable resources, but taught me that it was ultimately up to me to use those resources as best I can. The school desires your success, but won't help if you do not want to be helped. Overall, I couldn't be more honored to say that I graduated from this school. The school, and the people in it, have played a tremendous role in making me who I am. I absolutely recommend it to those who are motivated to succeed.
This school is pretty good by academic wise, but that's it. There's like only 5 clubs/activities which are very basic. If you just want to focus on your school work this school is right for you. This school is really safe, they have a zero-tolerance system. The only plus from this school is that they pay for your Dual Credit classes which is great.
Calvin Nelms High School has a very interactive classroom setting. The teachers are passionate about helping their students learn and establish a positive relationship with them. Calvin Nelms also has an outstanding dual credit program that allows students to ge a head start in college without the financial burden. Their sports program is improving but they still need to include a bigger variety.
I loved how personal the student and teachers get because it creates such a good relationship and helps out the student a lot with the learning process. The one thing I may say that I would like to see a difference in is the way the wrong students get away with stuff and other are victims of the right doing.
Calvin Nelms is a very small school that has a tight-nit community of attendees. It is focused on academics primarily, so if you are expecting to be noticed by a coach from a university or want an extensive social experience like prom, then this is not the place for you. It is a no tolerance school that really emphasizes the academia aspect, but only to an extent. It is a little low budget with its science program, and there could be better qualified teachers in the school as well. I was at Nelms from 5th grade to graduation, and the one thing I would like to see change at the school is the amount of funds allocated to the STEM fields, and expanding the connection of the school to larger programs to help promote the students academic interactions.
The main extracurricular activity that many students participate in for more than years is typically theatre. The theatre teacher is very devoted to the students and willing to help students grow into young adults as they approach graduation.
I am currently attending this school and i graduate in a few years. One thing I am certain of that will stay with me as I graduate from this school is the friendly atmosphere of not just the teachers but the students also. One of the most memorable experiences is when I got to attend the 2016 graduation. It was amazing to hear how student's coming into school came in many shapes and sizes but when they came despite what others might think of them and they enjoyed a time of peace and developed a great foundation for college. Many students truly believed that they would never walk across the stage without the encouragement, extra tutoring sessions and help for the staff. If I had the option to go back in time and choose whether or not I would still attend this school, I would still choose to come to this high school. The experience is definitely a life changing one. When I came to this school my grades were terrible. I am currently at a 3.8 gpa on a 4.0 scale because of the staff's willingness to help me fully comprehend the concepts being taught.
This school has opened up many doors to national societies for me such as NSHSS ( National Society of High School Scholars). The teachers at this school are always willing to help you and put forth as much effort needed to help you completely understand the concepts being taught. The school itself is relatively small however it aids in a more focused one-on-one teaching. In regards to the grading techniques, teachers will not curve grades or willingly add points to a grade. The staff believes that you are graded by your performance and capabilities. This school does offer duel credit programs which are college courses you can take in high school as long as you meet a few requirements. The entire staff help students to not only mature as they reach graduation but to instill the discipline that the only way you can achieve success is if you put forth your very best effort.
The menu is the same every week. Theres not really a health thing they need to follow, so the food isn't typically in the healthy area.