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Young Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 812 students

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 7, 2014

I am a parent And an very disappointed with this school. If i could afford private schooling i would go that route. This school dose not take bullying seriously. And they have faild to call and inform me when my child went to there staff for help. When i was contacted i was left with this is commen and as if it where no big deal. I wasn't informed of whether the situation was taken care of or what had been done. On the other hand they have made big deals over smaller issues like a cell phone going off when it wasn't my childs fault. Honestly this school is about the numbers and how much cash they can get not the children or there safety. Extremely disappointed with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

I am a parent of a 7th grader and a substitute at this school. Young is an excellent school with wonderful teachers and administration!!


Posted December 14, 2013

The office staff was very in professional toward me, I entered the office and no one acknowledge my presents. Granted, both assistance principle and principle were involved in student discipline...they never took the time out to at least acknowledge me before or after their involvement with the students. The lady behind the desk was no better, she answered a phone call and after the call waited 30 to 40 seconds before asking me if anyone had help me. Lady, it is only you and I in the office who else is / were present? The teacher I came to meet with was very pleasant and welcoming to the campus. The office staff needs to work on their Boy's Town skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

I think Principal Hastings is doing a great job at the school. My main concern is in the area of girls athletics. We had a less than desirable experience during our years at Young. First things first, if you have a daughter involved in club sports, be prepared to go to battle for her. She will immediately have a strike against her if she wants to participate in any sport at Young not related to her chosen discipline. In fact, I will go so far as to say she will be discouraged from participating. The coaches will tell the girls if they miss more than two practices, they will be off the team. Good luck if your precious one is dependent on the bus, family or friend to get to and from practice. It s funny; there is a review from 2007 that mentions the negative attitudes of the female coaches. I m afraid much hasn t changed in 6 years. One coach s attitude is so dour, that I wonder why she even chose teaching/coaching as a profession. My guess is that she couldn t get accepted to Mortician school. All in all, my advice to you if you are about to experience girls athletics at Young, is keep your expectations low. If you are so inclined, demand a change. Your girl deserves better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

Young Junior High was given a seven out of ten rating and I think it is a fair judgement. I am a parent whose child has had a very challenging time at Young JH. I wish that there had been more patience and understanding of ADHD. For whatever reason Young received a seven out of ten rating, our experience there fell short. Public school has changed from when I grew up and I have been disappointed. When your child steps foot on the campus, parents really are not present to know what is happening until there is a serious issue. Our experience left us feeling powerless and sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2012

I am a student here at young and I was a transfer student that was supposed to be going to boles. So I left my friends and didnt know the place at all and knew NOBODY. I must say, everyone knows me now and I have so many friends and all my other friends that are at boles never had the same interests as me and kinda thought i was weird. I am so glad I found friends that have everything in common with me!!! and it makes the school a lot better. The teachers are so cool! (or the ones I had) LA was always a blast with mrs.storey and I always had fun and exciting days ahead of me. And I am doing spanish next year (8th grade) so I will meet new teachers...All my teachers were so nice and awesome!!! especially Mrs.Newton, my science teacher! SHE WAS SO COOL,and she wasn't mean at all! Well, except to those who were not paying attention and being a distraction...My grades were all A+'s and my teachers encouraged me!! I mean, they were so fun to be around and cool and just down-to earth! I just hope I have the same experience in 8th grade as I did in 7th...I cant wait for the years to come! A lot of people say that junior were their worst years...NOT FOR ME THANKS TO YOUNG JR. HIGH!!


Posted June 7, 2012

I was scared to death about my son attending junior high for the first time. They are required to be so much more independent, and my son is severely ADD. I was afraid he would miss the bus, get lost going to his locker, etc. He has had a GREAT year! I'm so glad the teachers and administrators communicate quickly and efficiently!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2011

great school couldnt be better!! teachers are very coprative and i would never send my children smewhere else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted August 10, 2011

We moved from another school district last year and we were very impressed with the teachers and curriculum at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2011

I used to be a student there and disagree with most of the comments about that school. I went there three years ago, it might have changed but not as drastically as many of the comments make it seem. I didn't love the school but it wasn't that bad. Also, the teachers I had would always call the student's parents if they were misbehaving or if they were getting bad grades. I do not know if it has changed extensively since I was there but it was a decent school that offered a decent amount of extracurriculars and activities for the students. The teachers were also generally knew what they were doing and were intelligent enough to be doing their job. Of course, I might of just gotten lucky with the teachers I had since not all of us have the same teachers.


Posted December 6, 2010

My daughter just started junior high this year after being in another area last year. I was a little concerned of how she would adjust, being that she's in a new area and wouldn't know anyone from elementary from the past year. That wasn't a problem for her at Young. She found friends easily and loves the extracurricular activities offered at Young. The classes she is taking seem well structure and challenging. The junior high she would've been attending didn't offer the scope of classes here at Young such as an array of different language classes. She wakes up everyday looking forward to going to school which is a great thing for a parent to see. Young has been a great experience so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2010

I was a former student here not too long ago. And I have to say, I absolutely hated it. I actually begged my parents to let me go to school in my home country. The Teachers are there for the pay and hate talking with parents, Curriculum is Horriffic, and the leadership (if any) had a thick wall that kept students and Parents out and in the dark. Emails went unanswered until we complained to the district. Disiplinary procedures were appaling. One student with innaproriate behavior was constantly being sent to the office for this yet, the ap was rejecting parents complaints and kept the student. several female students started a petition to send to the superintendent to get the boy expelled. When the AP found out, The Girls were suspended. And people who signed (including me) got Detention or OCS. My advice, avoid this school at all cost.


Posted September 5, 2010

This school is awful im a student here and i find the teachers mean and aggressive very aggressive!!! if they want to gain our trust they need to be nice and threaten us we're just kids!!!!!


Posted March 24, 2009

I am not overjoyed with this school to say the least. I find the lack of communication appauling between the staff at Young and the parents. My daughter is a 504 student and I find the lack of concern for her educational needs quite upsetting. The teachers were instructed where she was to sit in each classroom but instead of going by what was told to them they went by what she wanted. The teachers do not seem to go out of their way to keep the parents informed when they notice a problem arising with dropping grades but alow us to wait for a progress report to be given to us if we are lucky enough to get it or find it. We as parents aren't even asked to sign the progress reports or report cards and have them brought back in showing we have even seen them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

The school is amazing! The staff is excellent! They taught my 4 kids all they needed to know!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

This school is the best my son has ever gone to. He has gotten such a better education here than where he did go to school. He loves it and the teachers are very strict and amazing. There coaches are extremely hard and work you tell you puke and the staff is amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2007

This is my second child that has to go through Young Jr. High. My first child is an exceptional student and even her experience there was negative. My second child has learning disabilities, and is struggling right now in the 7th grade. He is in the 504 program and my husband and I have met with the teachers as well as the office staff on several occasions to see what we can do to move my child in the right direction academically and I was discouraged at the lack of positive attitudes and willingness to work with a child with problems. As a parent, I felt beaten down. I can just imagine how my child feels having to go there every day. All the teachers did in the last meeting was state how they all have too many students. How sad for all of us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2007

Young Junior High is a fairly good school academically from our experience. Most of the teachers were good educators, knowledgable and applied good teaching methods; especially in the English field. Although, we did experience a math teacher that was unable to communicate effectively and an art teacher with a extremely negative attitude. Our experience was very negative in the area of the girls Athletics. There is very little communication with the parents - in fact parent participation seemed to be considered a nuisance. It was very unorganized, lacked leadership and, quite frankly, all but one or two of the coaches possessed a negative attitude which flowed through to the girls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2006

I think that Young Junior High is a great school. The teachers there are highly certified. The teachers are nice there. They help us out with all of our problems, in and out of school. At first I didn't want to go to Young but when I got to know the teachers, I changed my thought of how it would be. I am a seventh grader and I am looking forward to the next 2 years!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 24, 2005

Young is a pretty good school...parents are very involved, great teachers.
—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 86% in 2011.

377 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

372 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

374 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

393 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

393 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

395 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

393 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students88%
Female92%
Male85%
Black or African American83%
Asian93%
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education60%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented98%

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Black or African American83%
Asian93%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education58%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented95%

Writing

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American96%
Asian97%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education86%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education79%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented98%

Science

All Students85%
Female83%
Male86%
Black or African American58%
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education65%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented97%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education82%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
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

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
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 Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African American73%
Asian95%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education62%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black or African American72%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education73%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female88%
Male76%
Black or African American71%
Asian93%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education45%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American94%
Asian93%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education75%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black or African American77%
Asian97%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education85%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Black or African American80%
Asian89%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education40%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female75%
Male80%
Black or African American55%
Asian89%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education20%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
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
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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 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 31%
Hispanic 16% 50%
Black 14% 13%
Asian 8% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
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)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama club
  • Drum line
  • Step team
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Step team

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
Clubs
  • It's Academic
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:55 am
School end time
  • 3:55 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr Roger Jones
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (817) 492-3405

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Multi-aged
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • 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)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Drum line
  • It's Academic
  • Math club
  • Science club
  • Step team
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer time after school
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3200 Woodside
Arlington, TX 76016
Phone: (682) 867-3400

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