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Rice High School

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Posted October 9, 2009

this school is a nice school but people can get messy sometimes but its a nice school come to it
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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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students92%
Female98%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%
Algebra II

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

8 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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
100%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%
English I Writing

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%
English II Reading

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
48%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
29%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
66%
World History

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students78%
Female87%
Male69%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education64%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students89%
Female95%
Male82%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education14%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students59%
Female74%
Male41%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education29%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students49%
Female62%
Male35%
Black or African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education14%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students68%
Female71%
Male66%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education0%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students46%
Female59%
Male36%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education0%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted42%
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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education47%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students46%
Female47%
Male44%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education0%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted43%
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 50% 52%
White 29% 29%
Black 20% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • ERIC GROGAN
Fax number
  • (979) 234-5901

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