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Kealing Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1130 students

 

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Posted February 13, 2009

I am a current 8th grade student at Kealing. I think that by far this is the best Middle School in Austin. I have shadowed at other schools, but no others include the vast amount of creative and unique electives that Kealing has to offer. Kealing also has amazing core classes that don't use standard methods of teaching. I have never gotton a work sheet in any core class. Instead we focus on making posters and creating fun skits that help us learn. I have really enjoyed my Kealing experience.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2009

Kealing Magnet MS has been an amazing experience of fun & learning. The homework load is tough, which is essential when preparing a student for high school, and better, college. Come here if you are hard-working, focused, and have a love for learning. If you procrastinate and do so only do so much just to get by, don't even send in your application. This school is for the best of the best, and I am exceptionally impressed with the amount that I have learned in my last year of Kealing Magnet MS. The teachers are ALWAYS enthusiastic and ready to jump to their feet to teacher. I have never been more inspired by school teachers as I have at this school. Kealing holds multiple showcases, so come to one of them to learn more about the brilliant life of a Kealing Magnet student. Remember, the best of the best is here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 31, 2008

i go to this school i am in the 6th grade and i love it there at kealing it is a great school more kids should come here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 26, 2008

I can't speak for the Comprehensive Academic Program (CAP), but you can be assured that the Magnet Program is top notch. It's like Stuyvesant for middle-schoolers. Beware though; this is an exceptional school, suited soley for exceptional students! I'm currently a seventh grader. My electives last year and this year are as follows: robotics, genetics, psychology, Citizen Kealing (public speaking/debate), Latin, Science Olympiad (hands-on advanced physics), heroes and monsters, and art. Plus I'll have three more new ones next semester, the second half of seventh grade... Federally, Algebra in 9th grade, but at Kealing more than 1/2 of 7th graders are in Algebra, and two 8th graders in Pre-Cal (norm. Senior in HS). This descrimination stuff is rediculous, CAPs can take Mag electives, they usually just choose not to. They can't take Core classes with Mags because extensive testing showed they couldn't keep up. No point in holding back the students who care...
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 13, 2008

this school is pretty boring and i know it is harder than the other schools but i think its just used as an excuse for some kids to say they're better than other kids that aren't in magnet. we get way to much hmwk and teachers expect us to finish it in 30 mins or less. also, there is complete segregation between the magnet kids and the pre-ap kids and the administrators favor the magnet kids. i'm in 7th grade magnet and i think that the only good thing about the magnet school is that you get to meet people from all over austin.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2008

i am an 8th grader now and i went to kealing in 7th grade. i moved this summer and the schools here are really easy and im a-cing everything. kealing prepares you for everything
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2008

i am currently an eighth grader at kealing and love it. Yes, there is a lot of work, but it is without a doubt considered to have the smartest middle school kids at kealing. I have friends at others middle schools around austin and have seen the work they do, and the 6th graders at kealing would be able to easily do all the work of an eighth grader at just about any other middle school in austin.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2008

i love this school. i wish i could go back. i was learning so much i even got commended on all of my taks tests.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2008

this school is very challenging u get 2-4 hours of homework daily and on weekends or vacations even extra all tests and projects from classes are assigned together to get u even more tensed if u have patience and dont do a lot of other activities u should come here
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2008

kealing MS is the best school i have been to. The teachers are excited about teaching. The students want to be there, the magnet program is exceptional. I would definitley give it a ten out of ten
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2008

Kealing. This school is great. I am in the magnet program and I couldn't be happier. Kealing is not for the weak hearted. There is alot of homework and classwork but it all pays off. If you're a slacker just dont even apply, Kealing is not right for you. Everything about just makes me never want to leave. The classes the teachers, the students, the overall vibe at Kealing cannot be beat.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2008

Kealing is a very good school, better than my elementary school by lightyears. I have an IQ of 147, ( making me an almost genious) but this school still challenges me. I also have SLI (specific language imperiment) and disgrahia yet my teachers help me over come these problems. I used to have to use 504 acommidations (things that insured that I wasn't being left behind, basically giving me extra time) but now I rarely have to use them at all. I also completely forgot that I had SLI. teachers at this school will help you with basically any problem. The principals here don't help magnet kids that much and whenever we have a problem that we might might need someone like a principal we go to the Magnet Director. We have a great band program. For those who are capable, we have a Jazz Band, something that Lamar does'nt have.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 17, 2008

I would say that the school is pretty good, but moves quite quickly. You have to be prepared to study a lot more than in Elementary and you cannot procrastinate. Powerpoint skills are a must, and having it at home is a good idea. As someone said earlier, I hsve not had as great a time as some has because of personal issues, but the academics are a foot above any other AISD middle school. I highly recomend it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2007

a very bad school. Good teachers though.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 8, 2006

Kealing Middle School is a great school overall.It is a magnet program school. They have unique electives not available at other schools is the school district. The teachers are great. They really seem to love what they are doing and enjoy being there. They really care about their students and make a special effort to help them. This school is a magnet program school and is supposed to be really advanced. They do a good job getting the kids involved in group projects, but the kids have so much work. My son was on system overload. It got to be just too much for him as it does for a lot of students. When he attended the administration did not do a good job keeping parents informed of problems, but they were between principles.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

There is not enough supervision at this school, especially during lunch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2006

Kealing has a great academics program but is not big with sports. Its great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2006

The Magnet program at Kealing provides a great array of choices for all academic interests. These include foreign languages and advanced math and science courses. Although the Magnet program classes are seperate from the regular program classes, a student who applies themself in the regular program can gain access to the magnet program. The extra-curricular activities are above average in the arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2006

I agree, the magnet program has a tough curriculum,and it can be difficult to get with teachers. Requires organizational and study skills the gifted creative child may lack. Rigorous, drilling program. Not much help from administration if your child struggles. Keep up with the homework, there is a 30 point penalty if it is 1 day late.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2005

Kealing is a great school. The teachers are well informed in their course of teaching, and the school is very multicultural. The Magnet program is top notch, though be prepared for a lot of homework!
—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.

379 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

376 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

401 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

395 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

403 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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.

381 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

382 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

383 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

382 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
Black or African American64%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education8%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented99%

Math

All Students87%
Female87%
Male86%
Black or African American60%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education30%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black or African American66%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education30%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
Black or African American52%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education38%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education61%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
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 Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African American87%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education89%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African American81%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education60%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black or African American56%
Asian100%
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education60%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented99%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education70%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
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.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%
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.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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

Algebra I

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

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Algebra II

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
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 Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black or African American65%
Asian100%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education17%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
Black or African American56%
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education23%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented99%
Not Gifted77%
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 Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Black or African American53%
Asian98%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education12%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students41%
Female43%
Male39%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education13%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant41%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted39%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female79%
Male80%
Black or African American38%
Asian98%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education11%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
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 Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Black or African American72%
Asian97%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education20%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female84%
Male81%
Black or African American61%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented99%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
Black or African American65%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education40%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black or African American46%
Asian100%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education40%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)16%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
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Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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Migrantn/a
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Gifted/talented100%
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Biology I

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Chemistry

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English I Reading

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English I Writing

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English II Reading

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English II Writing

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English III Reading

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English III Writing

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Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
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Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

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Whiten/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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U.S. History

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World Geography

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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
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World History

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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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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
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 Acceptable".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 43% 29%
Hispanic 30% 52%
Black 12% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 11% 4%
Two or more races 4% 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) 6%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • ROBIN LOWE
Fax number
  • (512) 478-9133

Resources

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

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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1607 Pennsylvania Avenue
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: (512) 414-3214

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