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Forest Hill Elementary School

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Posted October 3, 2009

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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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 85% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
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 82% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students87%
Female94%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education40%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education20%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education29%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female78%
Male81%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education78%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female96%
Male81%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education83%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female71%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education83%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%
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 72% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
34%
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

All Students67%
Female72%
Male63%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual69%

Math

All Students65%
Female78%
Male54%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual79%
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 Students64%
Female73%
Male57%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingual73%

Math

All Students71%
Female78%
Male65%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual82%

Writing

All Students67%
Female78%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual77%
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 Students65%
Female73%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education67%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingual58%

Math

All Students66%
Female68%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education57%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingual67%

Science

All Students40%
Female36%
Male44%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education17%
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted36%
Bilingual42%
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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 81% 52%
White 10% 29%
Black 8% 13%
Two or more races 1% 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) 41%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • LAWANA PULLIAM
Fax number
  • (806) 381-7221

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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