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Sam Houston High School

Public | 9-12 | 3346 students

 

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Posted August 8, 2014

With such deep traditions, amazing teachers, as well as incredible students that continue to strive for excellence truly do make Sam the best High School in AISD, hands down.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2014

Alum and former staff here - Excellent things are happening at Sam Houston High School! New leadership and a fresh school spirit and pride are sweeping through the halls and into the community. SHHS offers something for everyone. A cosmetology program, IB (International Baccalaureate) and AVID to mention a few. Caring teachers and staff who dig in and would rather be at Sam than anywhere else! Like any school that is allowed to grow so large, it comes with its own special challenges. Principal Benavides is an outstanding man and an amazing role model for the students.


Posted August 7, 2014

Sam Houston H.S. is a really wonderful school with caring teachers. My child was in the band program all 4 years and loved her time at SHHS. I also enjoyed getting involved and attending events. Her high school experience was really wonderful and she is now off to college!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2014

There is no other school like Big Sam, where teachers will go out of their way to help students succeed. Lately, you've been able to feel the pride and school spirit in these halls that for a while was weakened due to false rumors; but no matter what this school has pulled through and has shown its true potential with the help of a great principal, Mr. Benavides. People who don't go to this is school are quick to judge so don't let their opinion affect yours. SHHS Alumna 2014


Posted August 7, 2014

Sam Houston High school is a great school with caring teachers, counselors, assistant principles, and a principle that has gone well beyond to make Sam Houston the best in the city.


Posted August 6, 2014

Its an awsome school ! If you do it right, you'll enjoy your time making memories and lifelong friends.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 6, 2014

My school is an important part of the community, reaching out to students and parents to become positive members of society.


Posted August 6, 2014

I graduated from SHHS in 1991. I love this school! I went on to graduate from a university and now I have a high paying marketing job. The teachers at this school are patient, kind and amazing. I always loved our school spirit. Go big SAM!


Posted August 6, 2014

Sam Houston High School is on a comeback to being a school that Rocks, old Traditions are being reintroduced. There is a lot of Big Sam Pride . The kids there are receiving Scholarships right and left and doing accelerated classes to help them towards their goals in life. The Principal MR. B is gung ho on helping the kids from their Freshman year on, to be college ready The Alumni are proud to see the changes that are happening at SAM. Big Sam Loud and Proud


Posted August 6, 2014

Best school in Arlington ISD! Proud of the diverse, well-rounded, rigorous education that I was afforded at SHHS. I was well-prepared and am a successful professional now. '87 Long Tall Texan alumnus!


Posted August 6, 2014

A great place to work for the last 17 years (of 30 total in the district)! As far as the students? They are the best in the district! Of course, any school with over 3000 students will have its fair share of troubled teenagers. The large size is the district's fault; they should know and do better. As long as the people of Arlington treat this side of town this way there will be no relief. The staff, faculty, and administration are doing its best with the over-crowding issue. It is what it is. My students that I have had over the years there are incredible people who excel academically, give back to the community, and will grow up to be responsible and contributing citizens of our nation. I have been very blessed to have worked with these amazing young people and caring teachers! Come on Arlington, give Sam a break and ease the overcrowding there! And lastly, I thank the district for the honor and blessing to have worked at Sam. I thank the parents for trusting their children to me (hopefully I did my duty). Few people can say these things about where they work and who they work with over their career! No strangers, indeed!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 24, 2013

Surprisingly, as a substitute teacher, this school is not all that bad as most people say it is. There will be securities walking around making sure students are where they're suppose to be. There will be students who are just sliding by and some takes their education seriously. You will always get those type of students who doesn't know how to stay quiet and play their obnoxious rap music. Some students are really cool with you. Of course, you will find one who is pregnant, nothing unusual. The staffs are very helpful and supportive. I would go back and sub there again.


Posted February 1, 2012

I am a 2010 graduate of Sam Houston High School. From my experiences going there, it's an okay school as long as you stay out of trouble. A lot of the students there were trashy and ghetto, and there were fights all the time (sometimes there were up to three fights during one lunch period). There's a huge teen pregnancy problem, and most of the students come from low-income families. Still, if you are a current student, or have a child who's currently attending, then I would strongly recommend becoming involved with as many extracurricular activities as possible. There are a great many students who are hard-working, apt academically, and who manage to represent the school well.


Posted August 4, 2011

There's never a bad school but there's always great students. Teachers at Sam Houston HS do their best to prepare us for our future, is always up to the students to take that knowledge shared to us. I'm from Class of '04, honored graduate and all I have to say about Sam Houston is that is the best school I could have gone to.Thank's to all my teachers & I miss the halls at Sam Houston where there are no strangers. Go Sam!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 14, 2011

That's not exactly true what the previous reviewer said about taking exams when they returned from Christmas. The final exams are actually about 2 weeks after the kids return from Christmas.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 2, 2011

My son is special ed qualified and in general pop. because he's not "skills class" qualified. DO NOT expect any of the teachers to read their IEP and BIP no matter how many ARD committee meetings you go to & decide what accommodations to have. We have 2 years of wasted Spanish in which he was 1 of 3 kids that DID'NT already SPEAK SPANISH fluently. The teacher DID NOT teach at their level resulting in F's both years. The 2nd year I requested his principal put him in the "ESL" class for his foreign language credit and was told "but he already speaks English" That is no different than these kids receiving a free foreign lanquage credit for Spanish, They also have a class called "Native Spanish" They have 2 classes, what a joke. The lack of interest in helping kids with special needs shows me these teachers are there for nothing more than collecting a paycheck. This school rating should be 0 out of 10. Before Xmas instead of taking exams, they had "movie week" & when they return they will take exams. Does that make sense?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2010

To the previous person who posted.... Sam Houston High School is in Arlington, Texas - which is between Dallas and Fort Worth in North Texas. We are about 250 miles north of Houston, Texas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

This is a great school. The teachers are vary but overall they are very helpful. What I like most about our school is you can be yourself. When I was a freshman one of the MAC teachers mr hine made you laugh while you learned. ms mcreynolds has been the best princpail and I will miss her when I garduate. I am going to miss mr moffitt miss Lopes. Good bye Sam Houston.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2009

it is an excellent school for my son all these rumors my son told me were'nt true its a good high school for kids no bullies fights or anything bad about it that will harm your child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

Im a freshman at Sam and so far I like it. It's a good school with good teachers, but like in every school there's teachers that get on your nerves sometimes. I still like it. This year the Lady Texans are going to rock at soccer! Go Sam!
—Submitted by a student


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.

855 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

812 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

631 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

612 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

630 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

623 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

529 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

531 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

527 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

527 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

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 Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
Black or African American90%
Asian96%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%

Math

All Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
Black or African American69%
Asian91%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%

Science

All Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asian95%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American99%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
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 Unacceptable".
  • 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.

736 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%
Algebra II

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

969 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

570 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

997 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
52%
English I Writing

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

1110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
34%
English II Reading

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

733 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
49%
English II Writing

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

730 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
21%
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.

655 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
94%
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.

957 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%
World History

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

715 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

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 Students57%
Female60%
Male55%
Black or African American66%
Asian67%
Hispanic54%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander60%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special education38%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian95%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
Black or African American79%
Asian92%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander80%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education41%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black or African American86%
Asian86%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education67%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students47%
Female55%
Male41%
Black or African American49%
Asian45%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander17%
White48%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special education9%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students34%
Female40%
Male28%
Black or African American35%
Asian45%
Hispanic32%
Multiracial20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander29%
White34%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Special education5%
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted30%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students67%
Female71%
Male63%
Black or African American63%
Asian73%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education25%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students35%
Female36%
Male34%
Black or African American34%
Asian51%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Special education7%
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)16%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted32%
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 Students75%
Female72%
Male77%
Black or African American69%
Asian94%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education42%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted72%
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 Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
Black or African American68%
Asian76%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial64%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander60%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education21%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students59%
Female53%
Male65%
Black or African American58%
Asian86%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education39%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted57%
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 66% 52%
Black 21% 13%
White 6% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 27%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Rock band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • FERNANDO BENAVIDES
Fax number
  • (817) 801-4505

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Rock band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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2000 Sam Houston Drive
Arlington, TX 76014
Phone: (682) 867-8200

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