77 out of 10GreatSchools

Forney High School

Forney, TX
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 1453


Forney High School
1800 Farm to Market Road 741
Forney, TX 75126
(972) 564-3890
Forney High School is located in Forney, TX and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 7 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Native American
Two or more races

Reviews12 Reviews

I am going into my junior year at Forney and my experience has been extremely difficult. I came to this district as a freshman from Colorado and there was little to no feeling of welcome in the community. The school has a serious problem with cliques and exclusion. I'm sure that it has a lot to do with the fact that it is a small but quickly growing town and the kids have known each other since kindergarten. They are not used to new people, let alone new people who are actually successful in the school. I am part of the volleyball and softball program. The volleyball players are more cliquey than most sports, and the only exclusion I have found in softball is all initiated by the coaches. They are very set on winning, and they do it well, although they give little wiggle room for any connection to be made between them and their players. My experience has slowly gotten tolerable, with people finally making an effort to get to know me. That does not take away from the fact that a lot of kids here are not very welcoming. I am almost wholly Italian and my last name shows it... Many teachers tend to make fun as if they have never seen a person with a last name that isn't Smith or Stewart. It gets uncomfortable and I can only imagine what some other kids who have more different ethnicities that set them apart. Even though I may have made this school sound like a nightmare, it does have it's perks. My favorite thing about Forney that I find unique is that they have career pathways. You choose a career path, and you take a four-year course of different classes that specifically prepare for your career choice. I am in Health Services and the courses are Principles of Health Sciences, Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Practicum in Health Services. I feel very prepared for my career choice. I can't complain about the sports because our facilities and equipment are above average and something that we are very proud of. Our teams for the most part are very successful. Our softball team just won the 5A State Championships. Our band and fine arts are also above average. The school system has some holes with recent drama within the soccer program which ended up with some coaching replacements. This school is great if your priority is education and athletics. If you're priority is a welcoming and easygoing social atmosphere, this may not be the school for you.
Instead of whining about my life like other reviews, I'll actually rate the school and teachers. The teachers are great and care a lot for students. I'm involved in many activities. It's nice that there are so many activities and clubs at our school to be a part of. Those are only made possible by the awesome teachers that work before and after school to make sure we have those groups. There is a lot of support in playing sports AND in the classroom. I scored very high in my testing and I wouldn't have been able to do that without the awesome teachers here. I graduate in about two weeks and I'm ready for college. All of my teachers and coaches are the ones that got me prepared and gave me confidence.
I graduated from this school in June of 2012. I attended this school district starting in 2nd grade. I used to enjoy going to school in Forney, until I got to high school. Obviously high school in general is going to get a bad rep, but I absolutely hated going to school here. Some of the teachers were good, but most weren't. There is a HORRIBLE clique problem, which made is difficult for me to keep friends! I was involved in so many activities but lost friends because I was friends with other people. I understand that's a typical high school issue, but its horrible here. Also, there is supposed to be a dress code here. I can almost guarantee that 50% of the kids here don't go to class in dress code. The dress code consists of polos, khaki/navy blue/black pants, belt, closed toe shoes. A lot of the kids wear hoodies (wearing t-shirts underneath rather than polos) and black pants (yoga pants, leggings, etc.). As someone who attended this school and got in trouble for wearing a maroon polo instead of red, I think it's completely unfair for kids to get away with this. All in all, I did not enjoy attending this school. I didn't learn much while at FHS, and do not recommend going here.
I have a hard time believing anything written by most of the people that have written a review on here. The use of the English language by people on this website, and specifically this school review, is appalling.
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