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Posted June 29, 2005

Kealing is great! Very rigorous program and informed intelligent teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 25, 2005

A very, very tough magnet program; large classes, grading on a curve for science (only 10% will get A's), hours of homework every day; if your kid gets sick or is absent for any reason, she'll find it hard to catch up with work. Students excel academically, but level of stress is high. Lots of wonderful electives, but impossible to get into them. Some excellent teachers and some brutal, ego-tripping ones. A better place for hardworking, disciplined kids than for gifted or creative kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2005

I'm a student at Kealing. I think most of these reveiws pretty much hit the nail on the head. Personally, my experience at Kealing could have been better. I think the Kealing experience was a dissapointment for me, because of personal reason, rather than the school. I lacked the determination, and work ethic needed to 'thrive' at Kealing. It's not that the material is overly difficult, the amount, in a double strand especially, can be over welming. The teachers, cannot be beat, my mother has had no difficulty reaching the majority of my teachers, and I absolutly LOVE them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2004

The magnet program is outstanding--filled with rigor, challenging projects and labs, highly-qualified teachers, and motivated students. My only concern is the overcrowded condition of the school this year, which has led to more fights, larger class sizes, limited magnet elective choices, and the addition of portables. The district should create a stand-alone magnet school to better meet the needs of ALL the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

My son graduates from Kealing's magnet program this year. His experience was good, but not exceptional. The program is not as rigorous as one might think -- though, like anything, it is what you make it. The best thing about the magnet courses is that most students are there to work. Given the number of group projects they do, this is essential for student success. I can echo previous comments that parent-teacher communication could stand improvement. Most of my son's teachers did not respond to E-mail messages, and information on student progress was limited to passing/failing. The best things? The principal, Leroy Davis, is super. And the band program cannot be beat. Be warned: if your child is in band, his/her access to the wealth of magnet electives will be limited. Even with a PE waiver, my son couldn't take a single magnet elective in seventh grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2004

Well one bad thing about Kealing is the way students are tracked into different curriculums. Most of the neighborhood students are in the regular school program while students from more affluent neighborhoods are bused in to attend the magnet program which receives better resources. It's defacto segregation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2004

I'm acually a student at kealing and this school is the best I've gone to. Kealing is very safe and the kids there are a lot more mature then other people there age. It doesn't matter who you are, you are allowed to show your individuality, with respect from your peers. The magnet program is really not as stressful as some make it sound like but then again that's just my opinion. The taechers are terrific with their students but I will be the first to admit they can seem a little standoff-ish to parents. Going to Kealing was the best decision I've made, acedemicly and I hope if your child ever has the chance to attend this great school you take it not only for the acedemics but for the diversity, cultural, demigraphic and spirtual aspects.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2004

Magnet curriculum is generally challenging and well worth the pressure it puts on the kids. More emphasis on creativity than rigor. Many teachers are excellent but not as communicative as I'd like. Many don't respond to e-mails or phone calls asking about student progress. Some teachers seem out of their depth and others seem to view teaching magnet classes as status position. School seems generally safe. Especially safer haven for children who march to a different drummer.
—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.

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
Non-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
Non-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
Non-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
Non-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
Non-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
Non-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
Non-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
Non-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
Non-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
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-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
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-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
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-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
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-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
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
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
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

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

Chemistry

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
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Geometry

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "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: CRDC, 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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