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Aransas Pass High School

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Posted May 1, 2012

Very unsatissfied, the school has lost so many students it is now a 2A school. The principle and superintendent are horrible, would give them zero stars if that was an option. We have good teachers though, but lost many good teachers this past year. I do not recommend this school at all until there is an overhaul of the new administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

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Posted October 1, 2008

Aransas Pass High School is not up to standards. As you can see, they are only academically acceptable. I graduated from Aransas Pass on a skate. Their curriculum only covers the knowledge base of Bloom's Taxonomy. It is truly amazing that I managed to find my way to college, because I wasn't provided with any guidance from that school. I don't believe they put enough effort into reaching every individual child. They need to raise the bar to get all students, not just the favorites actively learning, serving the community, and seeking goals for their future.


Posted May 14, 2008

This school needs to revamp there disciplinary guidelines and be consistant with diciplining all students for the same offense the same way. Unfair favortism is practiced quite often.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2007

Wow...it is a great place for the kids to learn their accedemics needed to work in todays world. This is true, but as for the other opportunities to excell and gain scholarships in athletics is lacking. I do not believe that it is the Aransas Pass High School coaches, they have a great staff that care about the kids trying to reach their dreams. Most of the fault could be the parents envolement or the town itself. I have been here a year and I have not seen many Aransas Schools fund raisers and for me that is different.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2005

A great place to raise children but lacking in some key departments. The band has gone downhill greatly since Don Karnes left. School spirit has been running low. Needs some new teachers that will actually stay.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 21, 2004

Aransas Pass High School is a place where every student is important. The administration and faculty are willing and eager to give as much individual attention as a student needs to succeed. Aransas Pass High School is a credit to the entire community.
—Submitted by a parent


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

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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 95% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
78%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%
English I Writing

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
24%
English II Reading

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
61%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
30%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%
World History

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

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 Students47%
Female48%
Male47%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education29%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students70%
Female67%
Male73%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education44%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented86%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students57%
Female53%
Male61%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education13%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students48%
Female53%
Male44%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education25%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Gifted/talented71%
Not Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students36%
Female40%
Male32%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special education14%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant36%
Gifted/talented57%
Not Gifted35%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students58%
Female58%
Male59%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education10%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students28%
Female20%
Male35%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special education0%
Not special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant27%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted26%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students78%
Female82%
Male76%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education20%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students59%
Female55%
Male63%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education22%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talented86%
Not Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students41%
Female31%
Male52%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education18%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant41%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted40%
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
Hispanic 51% 52%
White 41% 29%
Black 5% 13%
Two or more races 2% 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) 6%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • WAYNE BENNETT
Fax number
  • (361) 758-3251

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450 South Ave A
Aransas Pass, TX 78336
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