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Nichols J High School

Public | 7-8 | 796 students

 

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2011:
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Posted May 11, 2014

I am a student at Nichols Junior High and I love it so much the teachers are amazing and I have grown in every subject. All of the staff are extremely caring and the sweetest people you will ever meet. I love all the people and It is so easy to make friends everyone is so nice and open to finding new friends. However once in a while there are fights here and there but that all depends on who you hang out with. If you hang out with the wrong people you will defiantly have some difficulties finding other friends besides them. I give Nichols a 4/5 because I is an amazing school That cares about academics!


Posted April 14, 2014

As a substitute, I had an okay experience. However, the staffs were very professional and polite. The teacher who I subbed for was very kind and helpful. Sometimes you'll get the rowdy kids and the good kids. The teacher who I subbed for will take action and call the students' parents if they don't comply with the substitute. I don't have problems here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 12, 2013

I rate this school not even 1 star, they never gave my chid homework. And they would call me for the stupidest reasons. So I advise to inroll your child to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2013

When I also attended Nichols Teachers did give homework and if a Teacher said they wouldn't give homework because the student wouldn't participate in front of the Principals face the Teacher would be suspended and removed from their position.


Posted August 8, 2013

I have not read any recent positive reviews regarding this school. As the parent of an incoming 7th grader, I am almost afraid to send my child to school in a few weeks. I will definitely write reviews as the school year progresses to give any other concerned parent my true unbiased opinion. Is this the only school that wears uniforms? As a newcomer to the Arlington area, I am wondering what have I gotten myself into?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

The jury is out on Nichols junior high this year. A new principal was came in April, then before summer,about 20 teachers, all 3 APs, both counselors and all 10 clerks were "reassigned.". No clue what clerks and counselors have to do with classroom testing performance, but the new principal sure has her work cut out for her. There are some good teachers left, but next year will be a trying one for everyone there, including the students. The spirit of the school has been changed.and only time only will tell if it is for the better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2012

I was astonished now to have 2 teachers (one in 7th and one in 8th grade) tell me they don't assign homework because the STUDENTS won't "PARTICIPATE". My God, what is wrong??? FAIL THEM if they won't participate!!!! Don't lower the bar to the lowest common denominator. This blows my mind that the administration forces the teachers to lower the standards to this pitiful level. Teachers have been kind, available, and cooperative, but demand very little - and get just that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2011

this school i give a 4 out of 5 yes i am a student here at NJH i love there staff welll teachers <3 they are very helpful u get the kind of teacher u need. thanks


Posted September 1, 2011

It hasn't been two complete weeks of school and I've had to meet with a teacher and assistant principal concerning the mistreatment of my son. His advance math teacher displays a selfish, careless attitude towards him. I was told by the assistant principal that she is a good teacher, but teaching a subject is only part of the job. We entrust our kids to schools and teacher in belief that they will receive a quality education that benefits the "whole" child, strong positive leadership and a staff that is willing to go above and beyond for the success of our kids. I'm not a parent who chooses sides before hearing the complete story. I am a parent who believes in fair treatment and respect for all students. My 7th grade son came from Ellis Elementary where he earned all "A's" the entire year, he earned the Principal Award for citizenship and behavior, and won an art scholarship from his art teacher. I have never had to address any negative issues concerning my son while he attended Ellis. I was forewarned about this school and some of its teachers. All teachers are not in the profession for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

This school's teachers are trying hard. The administration however needs to be a strict disciplinarian and REQUIRE full compliance with the highest standards. The ghetto gangs, the fights, the dirty dishelved attire of the students encourages laziness in student attitudes. I sincerely hope the administration has the spine to build a strong group of citizens - we'd like to be proud of Nichols someday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2011

I just finished the eighth grade at Nichols and it was awesome. The extracurriculars are great and so is the honors program. People complain about fights but what they need to remember is that when there are 900 teenagers in one building, aggression is bound to build up. What I'm trying to say is that there are going to be fights anywhere you go. Don't try to transfer to Shack-it's not any better.


Posted June 17, 2011

I am going to Lamar now but I did go to Nichols. It is not that bad of a school, Yes we had our behavior promblems but doesnt every school? We have really AMAZING teachers. They are strict on us because they ant the best for us. My science teacher Mrs. Muniz just won an award for her teahing skills. People complain about the dress but its only becasue they want us to look equal. Nichols is very diverse. As in some students live in huge houses and other in Apts and some even in hotels. When wearing a uniform, it makes it harder for you to tell who is the rich one and who is barley getting by. Ive also read that Shack is better then Nichols. THATS NOT TRUE! Shack didnt get TEA reconized! and If your child likes sports then Nichols is better for your child. So If you are wondering If Nichols is a good school then trust me.. Stuco President.. That yes Nichols is a good school. Thanks.


Posted June 4, 2011

It's an pretty okay school, but they worry too much about behavior and following the dress code, I've heard teachers tell students that they were going to get detention just for not having their shirts tucked in. And some of the teachers always seem to expect that all kids taking advanced classes should always act perfect, which really bothered me.


Posted February 9, 2011

There are a lot of discipline problems at this school. Far too many of the kids simply do not respect any kind of authority. From what I can see, the problem is the parents, not the teachers or the admin. With this student body, only extremely good teachers can manage to run smooth, well-behaved classes, and God bless them that they do, but the urge to go to a school where the job isn't as tough is too enticing for many teachers there. There are so many unruly students that the school has to devote far too much time to just keeping order.


Posted December 24, 2010

I can see the people who said how horrible to treating kids from Single Parent homes as outcasts were right along. School uniforms are still used to this day and it has failed. Students are still getting made funed andof and bullied because they didn't wear tennis shoes and not low socks. This is not a great school and the parents are better off moving out of Arlington untill the kids reach high school and move back where uniforms aren't mandated in Junior High. You're just better off moving out of the district temporary at least. School Uniforms aren't meant for Public Schools anyways.


Posted November 29, 2010

Is really bad. The teachers are mean and i tried my best in my 7grade year, i got low grades. i change to shack and it was great!


Posted March 26, 2010

This school is alright, but there are so many rules and it stresses the kids out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2010

Horrrible school they are way to focused on disicpline, they say thigns to children I wouldn't say to my own. Teacher bring up inapropriate opinions for school. My 8th grader has Ms. Collins as a vice principle, this woman does not do her job well...if she does her job at all. She is bias.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2010

at this school i made alot of aquatinces but 1 REAL friend, i can not focus because teachers are too worried about behavior instead of getting on with the lesson, this school does not provide a salad bar, wich is not good for health. Teachers are disrespectful to certain students even when the students have not misbehaved, and they are given misconduct slips for 'complaining' when they were simply asking for help, i never get in trouble, im qiuet, but i have seen a number of issues 'out of line' at this school, Education is secondary here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 8, 2010

i go 2 nichols now and all i can tell u is dat u gotta be strong there. if u cry over everthing u wont last long. it just all depends who you hang out with.if you dont stand up for ure self and dont fight back you will have a horrible school year,but if u do its not that bad. me myself i love the school its fun!!!!!!!!!
—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 86% in 2011.

371 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

368 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

369 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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 85% in 2011.

379 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

376 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

368 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 95% in 2011.

369 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

All Students77%
Female82%
Male72%
Black or African American70%
Asian87%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education29%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented97%

Math

All Students75%
Female74%
Male75%
Black or African American60%
Asian93%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education33%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented94%

Writing

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black or African American86%
Asian93%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education43%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented99%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education48%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented99%

Math

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Black or African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education29%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented98%

Science

All Students65%
Female64%
Male66%
Black or African American57%
Asian100%
Hispanic54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education17%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented91%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education64%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
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 77% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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 84% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 63% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
50%
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

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

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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English I Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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English I Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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English II Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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

English Language Arts

All Students71%
Female76%
Male65%
Black or African American62%
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education36%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students27%
Female27%
Male27%
Black or African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracial63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special education11%
Not special education28%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted27%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female70%
Male54%
Black or African American54%
Asian88%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education18%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
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

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Female75%
Male65%
Black or African American71%
Asian85%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education41%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students54%
Female56%
Male53%
Black or African American44%
Asian85%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education16%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female58%
Male53%
Black or African American50%
Asian82%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education20%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students43%
Female44%
Male42%
Black or African American39%
Asian64%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education13%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted37%
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

Algebra I

All Students97%
Female96%
Male99%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

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
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

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
Bilingualn/a

English I 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
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Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
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Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
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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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 42% 13%
Hispanic 38% 52%
White 14% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 15%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • JULIE HARCROW
Fax number
  • (817) 801-2605

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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2201 Ascension Boulevard
Arlington, TX 76006
Phone: (682) 867-2600

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