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Lamar Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 740 students

 

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2011:
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Posted April 3, 2014

Lamar has come a long way in a short period of time. The teachers, the principal and the staff work hard to create a safe, active learning environment for every student there. My son is like most sixth graders. He would rather spend time with his friends than in a classroom. But he comes hope most days feeling happy and talking about what he's learning in class. We were nervous about the middle school experience. But so far it's been excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

We love Lamar and so do our children. We have a 6th grader and an 8th grader who are both part of the Fine Arts Academy. It is a wonderful school and the parental involvement is higher than most Middle Schools. Recently, my family contributed an amazing sculpture for the outdoor classroom and it was amazing. AISD was involved, the Art Department and so many influential parents attended. The kids are happy, they are learning and they are growing up in this safe, welcoming and talented environment. We are absolutely grateful for this school and it's leadership. Carla Umlauf
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2014

Lamar Middle school is a gem. The teachers truly care about the kids and follow up with their lives. My son who played football was also in the pops choir after school. So were 4 other players. The coaches let them suit up, go to the choir rehearsal for the first hour of practice, and then go to football practice. They also came to the choir performances. My ADHD daughter was given tremendous support from both special ed teachers and her regular ed classroom teachers. The teachers respond to email and requests for meetings and are supportive and helpful. We were nothing but pleased with our experiences at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2013

I love LMS. My son and my daughter both attend it. My son has been challenged in the advanced math program (currently taking Geometry I in 8th grade) and has thoroughly enjoyed his teachers. My daughter has enjoyed the Fine Arts Academy (visual strand). She enjoys school and feels happy to be there. Kids are accepted here and especially your artsy types, but really, this is a middle school for any tween to feel comfortable. I cannot rave enough about Mr. Llewelyn. He is fantastic as the principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2012

My daughter is a 6th grader at the Lamar Middle School/Fine Arts Academy. Making the jump from elementary to middle school is a big one for both students and parents so I am pleased to report that my daughter is thriving in this school. She is a student in the orchestra and can't wait to come home and practice her violin. She is also doing great academicaly and enjoys her core classes. Any questions that I have had have been answered promptly by her teachers, counselor, or principal. I feel that they know my daughter and look after her and that she is not just a number. She enjoys going to her classes, loves her electives, enjoys her Scottie Club, and wants to participate in school activities and functions. All in all, a great middle school experience thus far. I am excited for her to continue on at Lamar and I am excited for my son to start there next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2012

My kids both attend Lamar Fine Arts Academy. They both enjoy middle school and especially all of the amazing electives that are offered. Just because it is a FAA doesn't mean it is lacking in other areas. My daughter is taking an accelerated math and my son took Algebra and now is taking Geometry. Also, they both take foreign languages-one Spanish, the other Japanese. The principal is awesome! PTA is very involved. Lots of neighborhood kids attend and it feeds into McCallum Fine Arts. Best thing about Lamar is the size-a small middle school with teachers and staff who know your child and help you when you need it. Very happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2012

Our family is pleased with the choice to send our daughter to Lamar Fine Arts Academy. She is participating in band, volleyballl, Spanish, art, dance and all AP classes. The workload is challenging, but managable for our daughter. She has a wonderful group of friends and teachers. The band experience has been amazing! The leadership from the Principal has been outstanding. He has sought after grants, is proactive in planning for the Fine Art future of Lamar, is involved in a master plan and truly loves the kids. Lamar is full of enrichment, culture, cool parents and wonderful neighborhood kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2012

Lamar Middle School's visionary leadership in our new principal has continued to increase academic standards and enrollment for neighborhood students. As a newly designated Fine Arts Academy, we are the only middle school to offer Art 1 for high school credit. Advanced academic choices and increased electives are continuing to increase performance. Athletics participation and performance also make Lamar a great neighborhood school choice. As a parent and volunteer, I have enjoyed the camaraderie and involvement that naturally comes from staying in our neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2012

What an amazing experience my daughter has had at Lamar Fine Arts Academy. Her artistic talents have been allowed to shine while still keeping focused on academics. The Principal is outstanding and the PTA has really stepped up to make this a very fine school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2012

My daughter attends Lamar Middle School, and is proud to be a part of the Fine Arts Academy, but also enjoys the rigor of the other classes she is taking and the options in regard to electives. The teaching staff is a group of wonderful, talented teachers who really know their students and are available and responsive to them!.Principal Lewellyn has brought so much to the campus, and is equally available to the families. Our daughter has wonderful friends and is honestly happier than one would ever expect during "those middle school years". So happy to be a part of our neighborhood school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2012

Both my sons attended Lamar. My older son had no issues at Lamar. I am disappointed with my younger son's experience. He graduated 8th grade this year. It is our perspective that Lamar has little experience or interest in integrating students with disabilities into the life of the school, esp. extracurricular activities. Communication with special education staff was not good, we did not receive written reports on his IEP goals despite repeated requests.Expect to spend much time in advocacy efforts at this campus. There are some staff at Lamar that were engaged and interested in my son's education. I wish I could give a shout out to these people, but naming staff is not allowed on this site.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2011

We are very pleased to have our daughter at Lamar. The workload in the AP classes is substantial and challenging. Her teachers are, to a one, experienced, pleasant, and respectful to children and adults. Performing arts - especially band - is crazy important here, and will become more so when the Fine Arts Academy starts up next year. And...gang activity? Seriously? When I asked my Lamar sixth-grader if she had seen any misbehavior, she responded solemnly "Oh, yes, there's a boy in my class who chews gum all the time. And once a girl got caught...TEXTING."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2011

Most of the older reviews sound like they were written about some other school. The Lamar Middle School I know is a great neighborhood school. There are no gangs (!) and no unusual security issues. The fine arts curriculum is outstanding - in fact, Lamar Middle School is officially a Fine Arts Academy. The new principal is strengthening the alignment between the Lamar curriculum and McCallum's curriculum. My son is learning Algebra in 7th grade. He's also taking Japanese and robotics. He loves - and excels in - band. He'll have the option of taking a high school credit advanced art class in 8th grade. Check out the campus and website; talk to parents of Lamar students; talk to the principal and the teachers. It's an exciting time to be part of the Lamar community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

This is a great middle school...My daughter graduated Highland Park elementary and some of her friends were being placed in other private MS. I am glad we decided to send her to Lamar, she is a straight A student and she has really enjoyed her time at Lamar, this school has a bad reputation but every child that wants to learn and is serious about their education and has parental support will do very well in this school, this is true for any child attending any school they will get what they put into, hard work and dedication will pay at the end. Lamar Fine Arts MS rocks..... I want every parent that is struggling with making a decision to send their child to Lamar...DON'T WORRY this is a good school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

Soon to be a Fine Arts Academy! Parent involvement is awesome. Scottie Dads come at lunch to let kids get outside...parents helped get safe routes - bus stops moved, striping for crosswalks, working on developing outdoor gardens. Dedicated staff, involved adminstration. all key elements for our middle school youth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

I have been an educator for 45 years and my positive experience with the Special Education Staff was A++ Never before have I had such a positive turn around for a student in need in such a sort time. They were dedicated, open, talented and tuned in! Thank you for your knowledge, expertise and competency. Keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 12, 2010

My son went to Lamar in 6th grade. The gang problems were so bad, and the school leaders were very uncaring, I had to pull my son out and put him in a private school. He is now in 7th grade at Redeemer Lutheran School, and is thriving! Lamar has a long way to go as far a student safety and academic acceptability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2010

Lamar has a caring staff, good teachers and a commitment to be even better. I have been impressed with their responsiveness to parent issues. Middle school is tough but they seem to be willing to be tough too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2010

Lamar is activity seeking improvement through the Fine Arts Magnet Middle School proposal, Safe Routes To School, mentoring programs and active PTA. The school is becoming more active in a relationship with the neighboring communities and is striving to regain the status of a neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2009

Lamar used to be a descent school academically. This is no longer the case. I am glad my kid is out of there.
—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.

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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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

164 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

162 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

157 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

209 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

208 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

211 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education60%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education82%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education67%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education29%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education71%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Black or African American52%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education78%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students61%
Female59%
Male62%
Black or African American43%
Asian60%
Hispanic47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education20%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education75%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
84%
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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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 Students76%
Female73%
Male78%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education50%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female69%
Male74%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education36%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education55%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)21%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female61%
Male58%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education38%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female79%
Male71%
Black or African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education64%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented95%
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

English Language Arts

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education60%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education73%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education50%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students66%
Female61%
Male70%
Black or African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education40%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
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%
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Asiann/a
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

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Biology I

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Chemistry

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Whiten/a
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Not special educationn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

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Malen/a
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Whiten/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
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Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

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Malen/a
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Whiten/a
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Not special educationn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

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Malen/a
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

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Malen/a
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Asiann/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Gifted/talentedn/a
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Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

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

Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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

Physics

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

U.S. History

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

World Geography

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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

World History

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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
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 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 29%
Hispanic 40% 52%
Black 6% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
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) 9%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • GEORGE LLEWELLYN
Fax number
  • (512) 467-6862

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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6201 Wynona Avenue
Austin, TX 78757
Phone: (512) 414-3217

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