About

About Stratford High School

  • Comprehensive high school (grades 9-12) offering strong college preparatory program of over 200 course offerings designed to prepare graduates to be independent thinkers, problem- solvers and adept in using technology
  • More than 90% of SHS graduates continue their education
  • America’s Best High Schools, Newsweek magazine – 2010 (ranked #168), 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Silver Medal School, U.S. News & World Report– 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Texas Education Agency Gold Performance Award – 2010, 2011, 2012
  • College Readiness Award, Texas ACT Council – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • No Place for Hate® School, Anti-Defamation League – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Power Review, a comprehensive final exam preparation program held on Saturdays, voluntarily attended by more than 50% of SHS students
  • Co-curricular program includes academic clubs and honor societies like:  JETS, Academic Challenge, Odyssey of the Mind, National Honor Society, performing arts organizations, student publications, student government, service organizations, and many special interest clubs
  • UIL-sponsored athletic programs, Class 6A: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball
  • 115 faculty members; 30% hold advanced degrees
  • Courses offered at various levels to challenge each student’s capabilities: Advanced Placement (AP), Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP), Gifted & Talented (GT), Grade Level, Dual Credit (DC), Early College Program (ECP) and Special Education
  • Career & Technical training available along with cooperative work/ study programs
  • Alternating Block Scheduling: 90 minute classes with 8 classes alternating 4 periods every other day
  • 18 weeks/semester;  9 week grading period