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Richard Milburn Academy (Amarillo)

Charter | 9-12 | 213 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2009

This school takes children who are failing and may never graduate and turns them into above average learners. They give the children the want to attain higher goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

This school is very structured at giving our children every opportunity to succeed. My child is excited to be attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2005

This is a great school that offers a wide variety of options for students. They are able to choose from 3 sessions (morning, afternoon and night) to accomodate their lives. The teachers seem devoted and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2004

My name is Meagan Gordon, and I went to Richard Milburn the first year it opened in Amarillo. I must say it was an awesome experience, before RMA I went to Tascosa and I always skipped and didn't do any work. At RMA I made all A's, I was able to work at my own pace and managed to finish a semester's worth of work in no time. It is an amazing school and the teachers are just as wonderful.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

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

All Students69%
Female75%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students43%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White50%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students85%
Female92%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "AEA: 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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
55%
Algebra II

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

8 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
72%
English I Writing

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
42%
English II Reading

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

8 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%
English III Writing

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

8 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
15%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
n/a
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.

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%
World History

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

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 Students40%
Female46%
Male33%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Special educationn/a
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students88%
Female83%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students69%
Female81%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students43%
Female50%
Male35%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted43%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students39%
Female50%
Male27%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Special educationn/a
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted39%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students26%
Female25%
Male27%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Special educationn/a
Not special education27%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted26%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students46%
Female55%
Male37%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students26%
Female33%
Male19%
Black or African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Special educationn/a
Not special education26%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted26%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students50%
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
White20%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted50%

English III Writing

All Students25%
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
White20%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted25%

Geometry

All Students42%
Female50%
Male35%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted42%
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 Students40%
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 English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted40%

World Geography

All Students61%
Female67%
Male55%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students51%
Female60%
Male42%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted51%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
White 53% 29%
Hispanic 39% 52%
Black 5% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 0%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 10%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • REBEKAH PINSON
Fax number
  • (806) 463-2231

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4106 Southwest 51st Avenue
Amarillo, TX 79109
Phone: (806) 463-2284

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