Irion High School
- MERTZON, TX
Irion High School Reviews
Rating 4.14 out of 5 21 reviews
I enjoyed enrolling here since it is fairly small, with all classes having less than 20 students. The teachers are caring about grades and the workload is moderate depending on the teachers for that semester.
When I came to Irion County I was a sophomore and the staff and students made me feel welcome when I felt out of place. The atmosphere here is just amazing even the community plays a big role in sports and supporting the school.
The teachers are always willing to help and the small town helps those who are shy branch out. There are many activities available for students interested.
They definitely push you to move forward, or accomplish that goal you're set on. I'm certain to say that irion county is the biggest supporting family you could ever wish for. Stay yourself and you should be okay. The quality here is also very reliable and I'd have to say alot of us are lucky to have them.
Irion High School is very devoted to their students. My experience with them has been nothing but decent.
The community is very tight-knit and supportive, but just as any small school, there are not as many opportunities to take upper level courses.
As in other Texas high schools, football is the most important thing in the fall. Band is a close second, because of the winning streak. In the winter, basketball is important. Academics is not that highly cared for. The principal says it's the most important thing; however, if a student is struggling, or a teacher is bad, there isn't enough support. ICHS doesn't really have cliques, just slightly divided between grades. There are absolutely no clubs besides Beta. The diversity is a joke. There are students who wanted to dress up as the KKK, and did not realize why that was offensive. There is no college prep, nor is there any help from the counselor. Safety is good, being from a small town.
It is a small school in a small town. There are small class sizes with lots of hands on learning. Every student knows each other and every teacher. The teachers and parents support every athletic and extracurricular event.
The school overall is very good. The administration is great, with one exception. The principal is a joke. The student body is so well behaved, he has to start making new policies to get people in trouble. The school allows ripped jeans, the next year they don't. Water is allowed in the building, the next year it merits lunch detention. The principal spends more time roaming the halls trying to catch students doing something wrong than he does in his office.
All teachers currently employed are of excellent quality. Teachers in the past that have been issues are no longer employed.
The extracurricular activities that are available are great, well funded, supported, involved. However they are severely limited. The size of the school limits the number of activities, but some organizations are second-rate for no discernible reason. The best example of this would be the local chapter of the National Beta Club. Beta Club is the only honors organization offered to students, which unnecessarily punishes students who are eligible for organizations such as the National Honors Society.
The workload at ICISD is very adequate.
There are few clubs but, sports are heavily impacted.
The menu is limited, but the facilities are clean.
Growing up here is great, you'll feel like family.
ICISD is very safe, everything is top of the line.
There were a lot of cliques. However, most people could be friendly. There was bullying and some race division but not so much that it escalated into violence.