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Abilene High School

Public | 9-12 | 1874 students

 
 

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Posted December 26, 2013

Abilene High is a very good school. They have great pre-ap and ap classes and have so many electives and clubs to be involved in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2009

Because they teach children how to get along after graduation. Thats where I graduated from. They have teachers that care.


Posted February 27, 2008

i love abilene high because their are many different races and there are plenty of people to get to know. i attended abilene high only 2 years but i loved it. to me there is alot of drama but it's still a pretty cool school. . the teachers are good (some of them are great) and they will do anything to help you pass. most teachers make it impossible for you to fail their class.


Posted February 19, 2007

We had a great experience at Abilene High School. We are a military family and moved for my sons sophmore year. Abilene schools provided him a great basis for AP classes at the new school. He was far ahead in some areas, and right on in others. The marching band program in Abilene was top notch. He couldn't have had any better training. He also had outstanding teachers in every catagory and they were wonderful at helping us choose classes to take at the new school. Abilene High has the largest range of offerings and AP classes in the Abilene area. This is the High School to attend in the area in our families opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

Abilene High School is one of the best schools in west texas. if anyine is looking to move into the abilene area I suggest that they send there kids to this great school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 14, 2005

We have been in Abilene for 20 years and have had a very positive relationship with the schools. I have chronically ill child and they have supported him in taking accelerated classes so he can reach his full potential. As a freshmen at AHS he has enjoyed the challenge of the pre-AP program a great deal. Almost all of the teachers are supportive and encouraging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2004

We had two sons graduate Abilene High (1999 & 2004). The high school principal is very supportive of the students, knowing most by name. Our boys finished the recommended Texas Scholars curriculum and both graduated with honors. Abilene High prepared them so that they received automatic admission to a Division I university (Texas Tech) based on SAT scores. Honors or Advanced Placement classes are offered as well as a wide array of extracurricular activities such as athletics, drama, music, and debate/speech. The band program is especially of high quality as the top level band routinely plays pieces in concert that are usually reserved for collegiate level bands. (The band parents are awesome in their support of the band program.) Likewise, the drama program is first rate. In fact, the drama program and band often cooperate to put on at least one musical a year. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2004

Abilene High is one of the very best large high schols in the state. Students excell in academics, athletics, music and drama and all other areas of endeavor. Teachers are caring and administration is student orientated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

We had a terrific principal in Royce Curtis over the last few years; we're looking forward to learning more about Terry Bull in 2003/2004. The counselors, especially Mrs. Sibert, are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Co-curriculars like speech and debate not only do well competitively, but operate with high standards for behavior, accountability, and ethics.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

518 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

490 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

451 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

420 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

431 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

434 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

490 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
6%
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

529 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

558 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
59%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
14%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
46%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

511 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

412 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
40%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students76%
Female81%
Male70%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education58%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students86%
Female86%
Male85%
Black or African American75%
Asian60%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education70%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black or African American72%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education55%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students64%
Female70%
Male58%
Black or African American39%
Asian57%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education16%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students45%
Female56%
Male33%
Black or African American23%
Asian40%
Hispanic37%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education0%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted41%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students75%
Female80%
Male70%
Black or African American61%
Asian82%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education13%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students49%
Female55%
Male42%
Black or African American30%
Asian73%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education3%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant49%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Students6%
Female8%
Male4%
Black or African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White7%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Special education0%
Not special education8%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English6%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant6%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted6%

Geometry

All Students90%
Female90%
Male89%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education58%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students78%
Female75%
Male82%
Black or African American60%
Asian67%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education44%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students70%
Female66%
Male75%
Black or African American43%
Asian100%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education37%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 43% 52%
White 39% 29%
Black 14% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 3%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 9%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Abilene, TX 79603
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