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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Temple High School is an above average, public school located in Temple, TX. It has 2,197 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 29% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1090
238 responses
Average ACT
23
36 responses
AP Enrollment
11%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$52,226
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$877
National
$949
Median Home Value
$138,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
64%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 119 responses
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  • Football games
    21%
  • The marching band half-time show
    13%
  • Senior girls/guys
    12%
  • Project Graduation
    10%
  • School Plays
    9%
  • Basketball
    9%
  • Competitions
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,197
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,278
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.7%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,598/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses
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There is not a whole lot to like about Temple High School, it is overall a pretty bad school, with a lot of the students involved in illegal activities, and so are the teachers! There are so many kids that are involved in drugs or gangs, and then there are teachers who are having inappropriate relationships with kids. The only few positive aspects about the school is that there are Career and Technical Education classes that actually prepare students for the real world, such as welding, automotive, pharmacy, veterinary techs and other careers.
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Temple's diverse student body combined with its International Baccalaureate (IB) program makes it a unique and valuable experience. The top tier of academic students emerge with a compassionate and thorough understanding of current events and history, undisturbed by the conservative bias of the Texas legislature and education system. The students do tend to attend either A&M or UT afterwards, because the school does not have strong post-secondary advising. In terms of school spirit and tradition, you could not find a better football game to attend on Friday nights, and the other sports, while less attended, will be fun and thoroughly supported financially.
Temple High school is filled with so much diversity and academic opportunities. As a student of the advance academic program and Duo-credit I can say that Temple High school provides many opportunities that can prepare a student for life after high school, be it college or a job. Temple High school provides a CTE program, Career Technical and Education, where there are classes on can take that is specific to field of work one wants to make as a career in the future, such as, cosmetology, culinary, health science, mechanics, and one can graduate with skills sets ready to enter their career. I am also a participating member of the Wildcat Band we are known for diversity.