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Dessau Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 823 students

 

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Posted June 3, 2014

The staff and faculty at this school are apathetic and they simply do not care. They will do whatever takes the most minimal effort and they will throw everything off on the parents (or someone else). These are mostly low income needy kids who would thrive if someone just cared about them and took a little extra effort to help them along. These teachers give all teachers a bad name. There are very few who care at all. Hopefully, the new Principal can change that. Until then, your student will have a rough time here unless you are very very active and if you are like most parents in this area, you probably don't have the time to be so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2012

The school was amazing great avid program A very well educated school I will never leave the area
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2012

Excellent school very well educated the school is very nice and orderly I just love the school no bad comments
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2010

I am pulling my son out of this school and am putting him in private. My son tells me everyday about the things he experiences here and it amazes me. I feel sorry for the students that HAVE to stay that aren't a part of the problem. There are so many problem students attending this school and the "good" students are having to endure the results of the "bad" students problem "homelives". It is really sad. I went up to the school and spoke with the administration and even they told me they have never seen a class like this EVER in all the years they have been teaching. It is bad....really bad. My son has come home two times within the past two weeks crying. I'm OVER THIS SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2009

Thank God my son was only stuck there for one year ('08-'09). There was horrendoulsly little communication from admin to staff, less from staff to students and none from staff to parents. The band program was draconian (wanted my son to go to a clinic at UT on a Sat instead of taking his only chance to visit a relative whom he hadn't seen in 3 years and dinged his grade when I refused to permit him to go). A miserable experience for both my son and his teacher mom. Done public and private--Worst Experience EVER!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2009

This is an OK school I just know that theirs better out there. I can say we're great in the sports area, the extra-curricular. We (7th grade) also have the highest cba and taks scores out of all the other PISD middle schools. I have to go to the Westview middle school for my last year of middle school because of a rezoning policy. However, I'd rather stay at dessau, moving for the last year to me is pointless i guess but i guess We'll see! :|
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2009

I am so pleased to have a student and DMS. The teachers are amazing at adapting teaching methods to a wonderfully diverse group of students. Any discipline problems are dealt with quickly and efficiently. Truly dedicated teachers and staff create wonderful learning opportunities for the kids. Excellent drama, band and Kickstart programs. You may think you want to live in a swankier area of Pflugerville, but that is too bad, because THIS is the school you should want your kids to attend. (Not five stars because the office staff could be a little friendlier.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2009

As a student, I'm trying to base this off of the school only and not the people I'm around with. Overall, DMS is average school, great bands (*very prideful of them*), great KickStart program, intelligent students (we won the UIL!)... But the school spirit is lacking in some places and getting through the hallways is scary (running, pushing, cramped places, and those annoying moments when a arrogant 8th grader walks extremely slowly in front of you while you're trying to get to class). There isn't much encouragement to the whole school and the broadcasts that send daily news are coming apart. We need to become stronger, DMS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2008

I volunteer on the PTO so I'm around the school often. I am quite surprised at how wonderful the staff, parents and students are to work with. I had heard things about the school which did not reflect a good reputation from years past, however, I would have to disagree with all that I heard. I have no issues with the school or staff. I find DMS a great place to be. Also, the teachers have been wonderful and the communication is great!!! What a change a couple of years can make!


Posted October 3, 2008

Since the new principal took over last year, the scohol has seen a huge improvement in nearly very respect. The kids seem happier, the teachers seem happier and I've not heard any complaints. I agree the school was horrible under the previous administrator, but it just goes to show that that the right person in the right job can truly make a difference, as it apparently has with DMS. School spirit is very high and I think we will continue to see the results in the form of better grades and higher passing rate. Go Diamondbacks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

My son attends Dessau Middle School and I have been very pleased with the teachers and staff. While I am sure that every middle school will have it's issues due to the changes that are experienced by children at this age, it is obvious that the teachers and staff are doing everything they can to ensure that our children have a positive middle school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

Things have definately improved with the new principal. Great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I am very excited about all the new changes that are going on with this school....Very excited for my son starting 6th grade this fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2006

It is a cold environment.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted July 17, 2006

Im sorry but this school was bad! And there are alot of
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2005

This is my son's second year at Dessau Middle School. 6th grade was an experience, I chalk it up to him just getting out of elementary. This year 7th grade should tell all. I am excited for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2005

some of the rules are superficial, teachers are very good, has an awsome band program, coaches are a bit scary and overbearing
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 15, 2005

Administrative staff is excellent! Very helpful!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 23, 2005

My 2 boys are no longer attending this school. The administration is disrespectful to parents and children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2004

We have two children currently attending Dessau Middle School, and will be moving after this year. There are a number of very good teachers, however, the administration is very disorganized, do not identify with the children, and worry more about assigning blame than finding a solution to a problem. If a change in leadership does not occur in the school quickly, this school will continue its spiral out of control. I for one am not going to wait around for this school to be 'fixed', while my children's education suffers. Although we love our neighborhood, we will be moving to the Leander ISD just as soon as we can get our house sold.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

291 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

291 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2011.

310 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

307 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

302 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.

316 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

317 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

315 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

314 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students75%
Female85%
Male66%
Black or African American73%
Asian81%
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education50%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students70%
Female73%
Male68%
Black or African American66%
Asian84%
Hispanic66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education50%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
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 Students76%
Female77%
Male76%
Black or African American64%
Asian95%
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education38%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented98%

Math

All Students71%
Female67%
Male75%
Black or African American57%
Asian95%
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education29%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African American87%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education63%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not 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 Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education50%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education71%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students75%
Female68%
Male82%
Black or African American70%
Asian96%
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education50%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African American97%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education86%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
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.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Female75%
Male64%
Black or African American67%
Asian84%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education30%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female75%
Male69%
Black or African American65%
Asian93%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education29%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
Black or African American67%
Asian82%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education33%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female56%
Male55%
Black or African American48%
Asian86%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Special education28%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female75%
Male59%
Black or African American59%
Asian88%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education22%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
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%
Female83%
Male71%
Black or African American70%
Asian90%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education52%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female77%
Male70%
Black or African American66%
Asian89%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education35%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female72%
Male69%
Black or African American59%
Asian84%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education39%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students42%
Female42%
Male42%
Black or African American35%
Asian65%
Hispanic39%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education16%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant42%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted39%
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 Students99%
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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 "Recognized".
  • 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
Hispanic 54% 52%
Black 23% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 14% 4%
White 6% 29%
Two or more races 2% 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) 28%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • ORLANDO VARGAS
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12900 Dessau Road
Austin, TX 78754
Phone: (512) 594-2600

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