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Tascosa High School

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Posted September 13, 2010

My daughter just started school there, when I went in the office to take her bag to school because she forgot it, I DIDN'T FEEL WELCOMED, the two persons in the front desk didn't even bother to look up, one just kept chewing on something and looking at her computer and the other one was just looking around her desk for something, they could have at least said, " I'll be right with you" or "can I help you, " I stood there for a while to see how long they were going to ignore me, finally one of them looked up like I was bothering them from their work. RUDE, by the way, they never told my daughter that I brought her the bag and it was in the office.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

The whole time I was enrolled in Tascosa High School, I hardly ever went because of all the drama that happens there. Fights were almost always going on and at least three times in my one year there, there had been lockdowns because of drugs and weapons.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2007

Tascosa is the greatest High School in the state of Texas


Posted May 30, 2007

Tascosa High has an amazing AP (Advanced Placement) program. We have had a score from the nation to have one of the schools with the most students signed up for AP exams. The teachers are great. There is a variety of clubs to be a part of, from football to foreign language to musical clubs. Overall, Tascosa High is a really great school to go to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2006

Judging from the previous statement, Tascosa clearly has what it takes to produce high achieving individuals ... you know ones with the inability to spell and the incapacity to click the spell check button on the computer screen! Dear Tascosa, we love you!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 19, 2006

I go to tascosa and i am a sophmore and i love it it has the best classes and teachers who care. I am haaving the best year and to expect nothing less than the best, and we have 4 leazon officers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2006

The entire time I was enrolled there, I was scared for my own personal saferty.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 18, 2003

I have a sophmore at Tascosa HS. During his freshman year I was really nervous about losing contact with everything going on in high school. Your children do not want to see you in there classes at this age. Not cool! I was really blessed with some wonderful teachers who were familiar with e-mail. I was able to stay on top of his homework, test scores and overall general attitude in their classes. It was the greatest! Some of the teachers didn't check or reply to e-mail, but the majority did. It helped me understand the teachers as well as what was going on in class. You don't have to lose touch during high school....just upgrade to e-mail. It saves alot of meeting time, phone calls, etc. I want to thank the teachers who helped me 'stay in touch, stay in the loop' of my childs life during high school. I hope the teachers do the same as he moves into his sophmore, junior & senior years. If we, as parents, take the time to find the teachers correct email addresses, life in high school becomes much easier. Good luck to the parents of all freshman entering Tascosa High School. Stay involved, stay in the loop. Don't hesitate in getting the 'rest of the story' from the teachers. They appreciate the communication also. Everything your child says is not necessarily the whole truth and nothing but the truth.


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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.

574 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

572 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

510 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

489 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

494 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

496 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.

450 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

447 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female99%
Male96%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education66%
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 Unacceptable".

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.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%
Algebra II

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

621 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

478 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.

733 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%
English I Writing

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

773 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
48%
English II Reading

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

520 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.

521 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

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.

458 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%
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.

633 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%
World History

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

488 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

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 Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
Black or African American76%
Asian92%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial64%
American Indian or Alaska Native67%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education43%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black or African American94%
Asian84%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial95%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education64%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students88%
Female92%
Male85%
Black or African American86%
Asian86%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education44%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students59%
Female64%
Male54%
Black or African American47%
Asian17%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial73%
American Indian or Alaska Native43%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education11%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)3%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students40%
Female47%
Male35%
Black or African American26%
Asian18%
Hispanic34%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Native25%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education7%
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted35%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students76%
Female82%
Male70%
Black or African American67%
Asian21%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education29%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students44%
Female48%
Male40%
Black or African American30%
Asian11%
Hispanic37%
Multiracial37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Special education21%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted37%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black or African American92%
Asian70%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education50%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted87%
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 Students81%
Female80%
Male83%
Black or African American70%
Asian70%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Native71%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education37%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students73%
Female68%
Male78%
Black or African American68%
Asian56%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education29%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted69%
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 51% 31%
Hispanic 29% 50%
Black 12% 13%
Asian 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr Lynn Pulliam
Fax number
  • (806) 356-4805

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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