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Westview Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 855 students

 

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Posted Friday, September 12, 2014

I taught at Westview, and it's an extremely positive environment for students. It has a diverse population and meets the needs of both struggling and advanced learners. As of 2014 it is considered by TEA to be one of the best middle schools in the state in terms of growth in student achievement. It also has strong programs in the arts.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 18, 2013

Teachers can careless they don't return calls or emails, office staff are rude and kick start is over the top. I walked into the office and on my way I heard so may swear words it was amazing, I asked the office staff if they controlled the behavior of the children and she shrugged her sholders, also my daughter was to scared to eat in the cafeteria becuase of the behavior of 8th grade boys, I also complained to office and I was told aww thats a shame. The only half way good thing is the band class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2013

We have been pleased with Westview Middle School. Our son takes primarily pre-ap classes. Mr. Ward, principal, is in charge, positive, and shows endless energy. It is contagious and the teachers seem to feel inspired by his support and presence. The teachers we have had were strong, challenged my son, and were responsive to parent inquiry. Is it perfect...of course not...but the teachers and administration care about all students and there is a good education available there if you and your child want it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2013

Westview Middle School needs some improvement. It is full of teenage thugs who could careless about their academic abilities. I am currently attending the choir program and we have had about 6 different teachers in one year. New teachers should be hired. I am a A-B honer roll student but the whole school's academic ability is pretty poor. The descipline is very high but a lot of students tend to not care about the rules and just break them whether they are in front of a teacher or not. They cuss, talk back, get into fights, eat in class, etc. They dont care if they get sent to ISS, Detention, or O.C ; they keep on having a rebellious behavior. I would not recommend inrolling your child into this school. Please inroll your child into a school in a better area with children who have better mind sets and academic abilities. ; eigther way the students are very rebellious.


Posted January 24, 2013

To be honest, I was conflicted about sending my daughter to school here due to past school ratings and negative comments from people (which personally I feel are often based on racism as the school's population is diverse). However I wanted to make the right decision so I called the 6th grade Principal & Counselor the Summer before school started. Both allayed my concerns & I could tell they really cared. I have been very happy with Westview since the new Principal, Mr. Ward, started mid-school year in 2012. If you are looking at reviews, it is important to look at reviews since he started in 2012. Mr. Ward has done a complete 180 on this school. One change I've really liked is how he focuses a lot on rewarding kids who are doing well with recognition programs (vs. too much focus on under-achievers). He also has high expectations for academic achievement and wants more pre-AP participation. Westview is the only PISD middle school with an orchestra program. I am an involved parent and I wish more parents were involved. If you are considering this school, please visit the Principal and make an informed decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2013

Westview has had its ups and downs but it is definitely UPS right now. The Administration should be commended on their positive attitudes and morale. Thanks to Mr. Ward for being so conscientious. I as a parent appreciate him and I think the teachers look happier. I think discipline was a problem in the past but it is being addressed every day which makes the morale at the school great. I feel it every time I walk in there. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!! I go to the PTA meetings and I think there could be more parent involvement. That would give this school an A+.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2013

Westview MS has made tremendous, positive changes in just one year. Our new principal, Mr. Ward and his revived staff have made changes and it shows. Morale, student acceptance and behavior is clearly noticeable.. Many parents have commented on the positive changes that continue to occur on a daily basis. Administrators follow through on promised tasks, progress updates are reported to parents and parents are kept involved. Such a refreshing difference in such a short time. Your continued dedication to our children is greatly appreciated. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2013

Probably one of the most unprofessional environments. Treatment to students and parents are unbecoming. Concerns are shadowed and parents are left with merely "we'll address it". I am confused, I thought educators were to encourage our future to excel not degrade and punished by preventing them engage in school sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2012

For students who want to do good in school westview it great. The teachers really try to help you and make you better. Westview just seems bad because most of the students really don't care about what they will do in the future. They make westview seem really bad.


Posted February 22, 2010

Westview middle school is a great school the teachers are focus on wat there doin. being a student here is really exiting but in so many ways theres something goin on. westview is a place where you want to send your kids when in middle school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2010

as a student as westview middle school, we are a good community and our students excell. we have alot of rules, but what school doesnt run a good learning environment without good rules.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2009

i really love westview middle school. the teachers are great. they ask the administrators to remove students who are disrupting the class. this way it doesn't distract the rest of class from learning. the orchestra program rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2009

I have to agree. I never liked Westview from day one. I would always be made fun of because of my religious beliefs, and the teachers weren't that great too. And if one kid got in trouble, the teacher would make the whole class suffer. Now I moved to a different school and it's a lot better. I recommend you to actually see the progress of your child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2009

i think westview is the best school in austin. i am proud to have my daughter going there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2008

Some positive changes have been made in the past few years. Band and orchestra programs are great, and parent involvement is increasing. A new program to check grades on-line is very helpful and this year, the school feels much more open and upbeat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2005

Westview is an awesome school. The kids are great, respectful and responsible. It is easy to get around in the school and the teaching is unbelieveably terrific!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 30, 2005

Great school for middle school students, very well up to date on academic programs and extracurricular activities. School fails to have much educated teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 14, 2005

I have found the principal to be very open and willing to meet with parents to address any concerns they may have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

The teachers here are very dedicated; however, parent involvement is slim. Discipline seems to be a bit of a struggle.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 17, 2004

My experience with this school has been bad from day one. The only time I knew what grades my child was making was at report card time. No interaction from the teachers was ever prompted by the teacher unless an infraction occured. I removed my child to be homeschooled for the benefit of my child's education and mental health.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 84% in 2011.

277 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

283 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
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 86% in 2011.

283 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

285 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

273 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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

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

306 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

300 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

302 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

302 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

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 Students73%
Female77%
Male70%
Black or African American60%
Asian84%
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education33%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students69%
Female70%
Male67%
Black or African American50%
Asian84%
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education57%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
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 Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
Black or African American69%
Asian96%
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education52%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented94%

Math

All Students70%
Female62%
Male77%
Black or African American47%
Asian100%
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education27%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Black or African American91%
Asian96%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education65%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented97%
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 Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education62%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students78%
Female83%
Male72%
Black or African American66%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education27%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students61%
Female62%
Male60%
Black or African American45%
Asian90%
Hispanic56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education21%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education85%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
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 71% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%
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 77% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

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

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
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

 
 
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.

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%
Female72%
Male70%
Black or African American67%
Asian80%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education33%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female72%
Male73%
Black or African American57%
Asian94%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education36%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted70%
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 Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
Black or African American65%
Asian86%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education50%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female61%
Male62%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education48%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female75%
Male60%
Black or African American61%
Asian86%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education36%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted65%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male82%
Black or African American89%
Asian86%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education57%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
Black or African American68%
Asian100%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education63%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented81%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female64%
Male77%
Black or African American63%
Asian86%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education46%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female68%
Male76%
Black or African American69%
Asian86%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education67%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted70%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
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Not economically disadvantaged100%
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Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
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Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted97%
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Algebra II

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Biology I

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Chemistry

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English I Reading

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English II Writing

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English III Reading

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Geometry

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Physics

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U.S. History

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World Geography

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World History

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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 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 59% 52%
Black 19% 13%
White 10% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 9% 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) 25%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

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1805 Scofield Lane
Austin, TX 78727
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