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Alto High School

Public | 9-12 | 194 students

 

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Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $64,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $587.

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Posted May 4, 2010

Alto may not be the most highly sophisticated school and yes there are clicks in the school but go to any achool in the world and you'll find clicks. Alto is not a very rich school but I feel that they make do with what they have, as for the teachers some are more professional than others but for the most part i think they try to make you feel like school doesnt always have to be so serious you can have fun and learn also. So if I had to rate our high school i would rate it as a solid seven because theres still alot of work that needs to be done.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2009

I think Alto School is a good school. They have risen beyond their unacceptablle status to almost recognized last year. They have got a brand new principal, and many new teachers with experience. Although their counsoler seems to get the credits right, and they all seem to be concerned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2009

I think Alto is a great place for learning. They have risen beyond an unnacceptable status to almost recognized last year. They have a new principal, and the counsoler seems to know what he is doing. They are also a good school for people who need extra help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

I attended Alto high school and it was a joke. Some of the classes were very structured and there was alot that I did learn but the politics were lame! Most if the people in this area are close-minded and it makes it difficult for someone to become a 'real person' and not feel alienated.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 13, 2004

Whatever happened with schools for kids, not schools for clicks? Teachers (most of them) have show they they care nothing about teaching, but they do care about the money they make. The school board is too scared to do anything about it, becasue they are 'friends' with the teachers. If I was to rate this school from a scale of 1-10 it would be a 2.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

33 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

26 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

26 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students86%
Female77%
Male91%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students86%
Female77%
Male91%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female92%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%
Algebra II

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
79%
Biology I

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%
English I Reading

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%
English I Writing

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%
English II Reading

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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

 
 
41%
World Geography

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%
World History

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

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 Students58%
Female57%
Male58%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students91%
Female100%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students62%
Female64%
Male57%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students73%
Female81%
Male64%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students51%
Female71%
Male30%
Black or African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students76%
Female79%
Male71%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students47%
Female50%
Male41%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted41%
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 Students89%
Female100%
Male69%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-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
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 Students58%
Female63%
Male53%
Black or African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students47%
Female43%
Male53%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted42%
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
White 40% 29%
Black 28% 13%
Hispanic 28% 52%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
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 5%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • RONALD MUSGROVE
Fax number
  • (936) 858-4387

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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244 County Road 2429
Alto, TX 75925
Phone: (936) 858-7110

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