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Alvin High School

Public | PK-12 | 2524 students

 

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Posted December 20, 2012

I have two children graduate from Alvin High School. Both of them completed several of the excellent AP courses offered there, so I'm talking about the "smart kid" track. The oldest received a significant scholarship to the University of Texas at Dallas (not a bad school) and was well prepared for college. He didn't miss a beat, and was able to hang on to his great scholarship through his freshman year, when many students struggle to maintain the high GPA necessary to keep it. My youngest son is taking even more advantage of the AP and Dual Credit programs. He is already accepted to an honors college at UT/Austin. He has had excellent teachers at the highest levels - AP English, Chemistry, Calculus, and History. He has succeeded (4+) on every AP exam, which is a testament to the level of teaching here. All of this, and he gets to play sports too. Alvin High has been very good to him and to his parents. Kevon Wells was one of those great principals, and I hated to see him get kicked upstairs, but that's life in any institution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2012

my kids have jus moved here from a provate schol and they LOVE LOVE LOVE it they were easily excepted this is a place were nobody cares what brand you were and what part of town you live in the . The AP program is also excellent! and the coaches are very caring and understanding of there grades i.e they may miss practice for tutoring. i also like how they can not play with out passing the class. the principal is great there and it is well organized for such a huge 5A school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2011

Alvin High School have the best teachers that alvinisd have. and i really like the teachers and stuff at alvin high school..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2011

I am currently a senior at AHS. I have been to other Houston area schools and Alvin has some perks. The school clearly has a lot of money which provides teachers with nice new high tech equipment. The school is also very safe compared to other schools I've been to. Sadly getting good grades in the school is a popularity contest with many teachers. Many students receive a very poor education. I personally have learned very little at AHS. The school does have an excellent AP program with the exception of the English program which is a bad joke. The new principle is terrible and the ap's and administrators are not organized or competent. It seems that principles give some kids unfair perks while being absolutely hateful to others for no reason. A large part of the student body does not care even a little about getting an education. Alvin High School is all in all a terrible school that wasted years of my life.


Posted December 9, 2010

yeah i am a freshman this year and have been here for a semester and i personally think that you parents out there arent getting both sides of the story!! you probably went here but that was a different century! this school is great. they help us when we are struggling and when we ask for their help they do what they can. and yea any school could be better than what it is but this school is amazing. and i like the young teachers! they are better than having old grouchy people... -100% YELLOWJACKET!


Posted August 24, 2010

It is my son's last year in this High School.He has struggled with teachers that are simply too young & seem to be there only for the paycheck.Coaches in the school main concern is having good players & winning,therefore students may get away with anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I pulled my son out of there about 5 months ago. My son is no angel but there is a lot of bad stuff going on there. This is another school that alienates kids that are not into all the all the usual sport cheering and stuff like that. he is graduating this thursday but not from alving high. It did cost to do this but is better than him droppping out. it did get him away from some bad apples
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2009

woah im a sophmore at the school and its great. the school could be better though. some of the faculty are aware of how the job is done and smore teachers should be taught beter teaching methods but overall its a great school and im proud to be a yellowjacket
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2009

ok, I am currently a sophmore at alvin Highschool. This school is good but yes it could be better. but the main thing is that the students don't show any potential. they dont work or show any respect. At Alvin, there is The Rotc program, atheletics, and Ag I am currently in Ag and rotc, Right now I am struggling cause the teachers wont help students struggling. L
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2009

Worse school in the area. My daughter is a sophomore at AHS and we are moving soon due to lack of quality teachers and parental participation. Alvin is a nice, laid back little city but the school system is deplorable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

I am an old student at Alvin High school,and for all of you who say alvin high school is terrible,rethink. first,its alvin,that explains 50% of all negative actions. alvin is a low classed town,and in a low class town you have a low class school. Alvin High school is on top of their priorities,and try and get things done,and teach the students. in order to have a good participating school;teachers ,you have to have good participating students.most of the students at Alvin High school dont put in all the effort they should,its the students not the school,not the teachers,not the ap's but the students,alvin is an out of control town,period.


Posted September 10, 2008

this school is terrible. i am currently a senior, and honestly i can't wait to get out. while i have no problem with the idea of school, i do have a problem with a school who's main priority is to just get by. yes, the majority of students are disrespectful and obnoxious, but honestly, when kids use colored constuction paper in 11th grade english that is a problem. this year i'm taking dual credit english, i feel so far behind in the class because it's challenging and i haven't been challenged in english since 8th grade(i went to a private school for junior high). there's a kid in the class with me who is completely confused most of the time because of the huge jump between the alvin highschool level and the college level honestly, any school who's regular classes don't come near readying kids for college is not a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2008

This school needs to teach more than just what is in the TAKS, they need to teach skills that we actually need in life. Most of the core teachers think of only their paychecks and attendance. Only the extracurricular teachers seem to care about the student's grades.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2008

I think that one of the best princIples in alvin high school would have to be Mrs Almendariz! She has an excellent choice of words, options and explenations i just want to let her know she is appreciated.......Thats why i rated this school an above average.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2007

I am attending AHS this year and have been dissapointed on few things. It has an excellent Medical Science program in which I am now training to become an EMT because of it. I am the top of my EMT class due to the quality of teaching. My concern with the teachers is that they are only reflecting the students. The students here are out rageously disrespectful. If they would care more I believe the teachers would be superb! The do spend a lot of money on their male dominated sports programs. (The varsity football team lost every game this season)Some of the money could go towards the classes that can't afford a class set of books. There is only a significant level of parent involvement in big programs such as football, drill team and band. Good school, poor students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2007

Alvin is a rapidly growing town but still keeps a small-town atmosphere intact. The high school is always under construction for the rapid growth of students and is great condition. Alvin High has a few high quality teachers that are very good at their job, but a little more of the teachers are a bit suspect. Overall, the quality of academics at Alvin is mediocre, but is increasing fast. The availability of sports and fine arts has always been growing, with a new fine arts facility, new tennis and basketball courts, an impressive baseball and football fields and a pool. There is a significant amount of parent involvement and care, which is solidly proved by there active involvement in graduation for the seniors, prom, sports activities and school sponsored events.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2007

I know AHS has great teachers and great leadership. Many parents blame the school, I blame the parents and the kids that dont pay attention. Too many parents are absent and not involved with their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2007

Alvin high school is great if your child is in extracurricular activities for a boy, but on the girl side they are lacking in many ways. They have brought other couches in that care more about out doing the boys then the girls that are playing for them. The head cough that was in their years ago, was strong but the girls respected her and they all were great. Now its all about the win. The school is lacking in the steps to help students that are college bound and may not be in the top 50 of the class. They need the help to find out where and what they need to do. So consul, get off your bottoms and do your jobs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2007

All the teachers seem to do is teach TAKS material and only what is in it. They need to expand what they're teaching.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2007

The Alvin High Schppl has changed alot and I think it is very good for the students the principal is doing a very good job and so are the school police I think this school is going to come through for the best.
—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.
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The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

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The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

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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 85% in 2011.

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The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

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The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

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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 82% in 2011.

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The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

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The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

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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 84% in 2011.

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The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

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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 86% in 2011.

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Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

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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 85% in 2011.

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Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

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Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 95% in 2011.

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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 89% in 2011.

591 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

577 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

502 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

499 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

497 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

502 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

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.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

451 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
94%

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94%

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93%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

447 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

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97%

2011

 
 
99%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

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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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

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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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

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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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

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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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

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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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 63% in 2013.

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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

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

593 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%
Algebra II

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

655 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

459 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
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English I Reading

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

727 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%
English I Writing

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

783 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
47%
English II Reading

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

553 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
58%
English II Writing

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

558 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
29%
English III Reading

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

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English III Writing

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

495 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

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U.S. History

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

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World Geography

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

680 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%
World History

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

550 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
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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

English Language Arts

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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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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

English Language Arts

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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

English Language Arts

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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

English Language Arts

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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

English Language Arts

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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

Algebra I

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education68%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
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 Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education67%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
Black or African American60%
Asian88%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education40%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students61%
Female66%
Male57%
Black or African American35%
Asian50%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education22%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)3%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students34%
Female46%
Male25%
Black or African American24%
Asian43%
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native20%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special education4%
Not special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant34%
Gifted/talented87%
Not Gifted29%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students77%
Female82%
Male72%
Black or African American38%
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education54%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students41%
Female50%
Male33%
Black or African American8%
Asian63%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Special education17%
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant41%
Gifted/talented81%
Not Gifted33%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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Geometry

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Female92%
Male87%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education90%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

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U.S. History

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World Geography

All Students77%
Female74%
Male81%
Black or African American47%
Asian57%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education48%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented99%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students69%
Female69%
Male68%
Black or African American33%
Asian100%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education60%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted64%
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

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education85%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 49% 52%
White 44% 29%
Black 3% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • JOHNNY BRISENO
Fax number
  • (281) 331-3053

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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301 East House Street
Alvin, TX 77511
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