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Lbj High School

Public | 9-12 | 837 students

 

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Posted November 8, 2012

The administration at LBJ LASA does not foster a strong, positive, professional culture by all educators and students. In a strong professional culture, leaders share and distribute responsibilities to provide quality, effectiveness, and coherence across all components of the instructional system (such as curriculum, instructional materials, pedagogy, and student assessment). Leaders are responsible for a professional culture in which learning opportunities are targeted to the vision and goals and differentiated appropriately to meet the needs of every student. A strong professional culture includes reflection, timely and specific feedback that improves practice, and support for continuous improvement toward vision and goals for student learning. Leaders should engage in continuous inquiry about effectiveness of curricular and instructional practices and work collaboratively to make appropriate changes that improve results.


Posted October 30, 2011

Support team is amazing! Parent Support Specialist Audrey Morgan and Administration Team is one in a million! First Generation graduate of our family sees her reality of College coming right up and Mrs. G. of the FIRST LADIES DANCE TEAM HAS COACHED US RIGHT HERE! THANK GOD for this AISD DISTRICT AND HOW MUCH THEY TRULY CARE!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2009

Two words: fire academy. Best high school class you will ever take. Its very tough to get into and a very tough class, but it is also the most fun you will have in your life. And its not all fun and games you graduate high school certified as a firefighter in the state of texas. You will do things you never dreamed of doing in this class and it will push you to your limits. Great class, great people. If you go to lasa or lbj take this class. Two years long for two periods everyday but it is time well spent.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2009

LASA, the magnet program within LBJ High School is outstanding. Everyone has high expectations and the ambition to reach them. The teachers are great, the classes/electives are great, and so are the clubs, lunches and everything in between. GO JAGS
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2008

Okay, this school is pretty tough, but I think i've learned a lot during this first year here. It starts earlier than most austin high schools, and I think ends later too, and currently has a 35 minute lunch. I believe the lunch will be a full hour next year. The teachers really seem to care, there's a great sports and band program, and every college student coming from LASA I've talked to says college feels way easier to them.
—Submitted by a student


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

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

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

245 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

234 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

188 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

184 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male82%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%

Math

All Students75%
Female74%
Male75%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%

Science

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
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 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

Algebra I

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

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%
Algebra II

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
43%
English I Writing

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

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
26%
English II Reading

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
23%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
30%
World Geography

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
64%
World History

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
16%
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 Students53%
Female55%
Male50%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education14%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students91%
Female86%
Male95%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students67%
Female70%
Male64%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education50%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented90%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students40%
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 education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students35%
Female39%
Male32%
Black or African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Special education0%
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant34%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted33%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students18%
Female23%
Male14%
Black or African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Special education0%
Not special education19%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant18%
Gifted/talented82%
Not Gifted15%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students61%
Female67%
Male56%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education13%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students22%
Female26%
Male20%
Black or African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special education0%
Not special education24%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant22%
Gifted/talented50%
Not Gifted21%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Students12%
Female16%
Male7%
Black or African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Special education0%
Not special education13%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant12%
Gifted/talented33%
Not Gifted10%

Geometry

All Students70%
Female76%
Male65%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education43%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students63%
Female58%
Male68%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted60%

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students42%
Female42%
Male41%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education31%
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant42%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students52%
Female51%
Male53%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education13%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%
Gifted/talented90%
Not Gifted49%
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 59% 52%
Black 37% 13%
White 2% 29%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

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

Teacher resources

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

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • SHEILA HENRY
Fax number
  • (512) 414-6819

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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7309 Lazy Creek Drive
Austin, TX 78724
Phone: (512) 414-5810

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