Boerne High School8

Boerne, TX | Kendall County

September 12, 2014

My daughter is in her senior year at Boerne Samuel V. Champion High School. Champion is a Blue Ribbon School with 96% attendance and very high academic scores. It is a fairly "wealthy" school, but this is to its advantage as the students seem to have all that they need whether it be for their studies, athletics, fine arts, etc. As a 4 year Band Booster parent, I can speak of the Charger Band students as I have spent many hours with them serving as a chaperone on all their trips and these kids are some of the best behaved, well mannered, respectful kids I have ever encountered. This has to mean somebody's doing something right!

Submitted by a parent

July 8, 2011

I attended Boerne High School between 2002 and 2006 and all I can say it what a special place Boerne is to be. The academics are top notch and the athletics are superb as well. To briefly counter the criticisms below: 1. Economics-The main difference between Boerne and schools such as Alamo Heights and Highland Park is that the latter two at centralized urban districts with a largely homogeneous populations and income based on the fact that there is no room for much expansion. Boerne on the other hand has exploded over the past few years in population, and contains a wide social makeup both racially and economically. 2. Preparedness-Some say that Boerne did not prep them for real life. Well it seems that is a personal problem rather than a educational problem. My peers and I all worked hard and got into top universities: Cornell, Baylor, Texas A&M, Trinity, UT Austin, Rice. We all got degrees and all now have found solid employment, even in the current economic downturn. 3. Athletics- Many of my fellow students took part in athletics, but they also mostly did many other activities as well. Most students take part in many different activities BHS has to offer.

October 1, 2009

Boerne High School was at one time apparently a great school. However, when Sam Champion left, the school lost much. Even the best students are frustrated and cannot wait to leave! It's academics are not on par with other schools having similar economic and parental support. Check out the state statistics if you have a question. Compare with Alamo Heights or Highlands in Dallas.

Submitted by a parent

November 1, 2008

Boerne is a really supercilious district. The school tries to supress anything that the parents or students have to say. They basically treat the students as if they are prisoners being held captive.

Submitted by a student

March 27, 2008

Boerne High School offers all the right classes and has all the right teachers. The sports are available to all types of athletes. I have had two sons graduate from BHS. Both received the grades and rankings that they deserved. It is the child's job to learn the material, not the teacher's job to spoon-feed the curriculum.

Submitted by a parent

February 13, 2008

Looking back on my time spent at BHS I have realized that I didn't actually learn anything. They prepare you for standardized tests and college application essays, but not for real life.

Submitted by a student

November 14, 2007

In my opinion the teachers and administration are doing an outstanding job. Teaching today is hard and if I had to do it again I'd make sure my kids went to this school. They prepared my children for life and college.

Submitted by a parent

June 12, 2007

The changes I have seen in the high school in the last few years are very sad. The administration is TAKS obsessed and Exemplary status obsessed above all else. It is no longer a pleasant learning atmosphere for the students. In the past, the school had a great reputation and faculty, but still retained school spirit and a pleasant atmosphere. It seems that it has lost a lot and gained very little in return. Hope to see things improve in the near future.

Submitted by a parent

May 2, 2006

Excellent community education. Fun learning environment. Wish this school could stay 'small town' forever.

Submitted by a former student

March 18, 2006

Boerne is a great high school and they are very great at many sports. They always beat Alamo Heights High School, their rivals, at basketball and football (not always but most of the time). They have good academic scores too. I am glad that my son goes to boerne high school.

Submitted by a parent

February 1, 2006

This school is the rival of Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, Texas and they are both very excellent schools. Boerne HS is very athletically talented and has a state 'Recognized' school. They also have a great dance team.

Submitted by a student

January 16, 2006

Boerne High School is an exellent school. The curriculum is the best because the kids can take advanced courses to prepare for college.

Submitted by a parent

February 19, 2005

I agree with the other reviews. If you don't have money, play sports, and straight A student they don't wnat to mess with you. Mr. Sam Chapion was and is a good man and loved all of his students and helped any body that needed it. He knew every child in school by their first names, and would work with them any way he could to help them with any problem they had. Now all they care about is the important one's in school. They spend more money on sports then they do on books for the kids.

Submitted by a parent

September 9, 2003

Boerne is overall a good school. It's just if you child is not in the right click or your parent's aren't of some importance in the community, whether it be money related or political sometimes the student gets dropped though the cracks. If your child happens to be good in sports they will probably do good. There are some teachers who just come to school to get a paycheck and that s all, but there are a lot who are there to help and teach the kids. You as a parent really need to stay on top of everything and always, I mean always ask your kids thing and check any problems out, because if your child is having trouble with a teacher or coach I can assure you someone else is too

Submitted by a parent

September 4, 2003

I think Boerne High School was a great school. I really loved the staff and thought that Mr. Champion was the greatest principal any student or school could have. The teachers are great and really care for the students, and their future. Anyone who had a chance to now Mr. Champion and all his staff are lucky people. Most of all the students were the luckiest, to have a Principle like Sam Champion, and a teaching staff like the one at Boerne High School.

Submitted by a former student

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