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Azle High School

Public | 9-12 | 1687 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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16 reviews of this school


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Posted February 3, 2014

Azle High School in Azle Texas. Students and Staff represent high morals and UNITY. Good attitude about Diversity as well. Student body has a great deal of respect for the handicap. AISD is very involved one can tell by their outstanding updates on their website. Local paper continues to report high achievements from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2013

I went to AHS, moving to the district from Boswell. I liked AHS MUCH better. The students AND faculty were much friendlier, less cliquish, and personable. The principle knew me personally, and the teachers knew my name and really cared about me. I was not a popular athlete, but I still felt welcome in the school. When I went to college, I felt prepared, and was prepared more than many of my college classmates. There were several extra-curricular activities to choose from. I often stayed after school for those activities and learned so much from them. There were some great teachers there who prepared me for college and really cared.


Posted July 6, 2011

I have a daughter that will be a Jr. in the 2011-2012 school year. She has attended Azle schools all her life. The academics are on par with other schools in the area and I'm happy with what she is learning and taking away. The athletic programs are on an upswing for the most part with the addition of an athletic director this past year. There is a lot of room for improvement needed in the facilities as well as athletic departments. Overall, I am happy that we chose to rase our kids in Azle. I think having a new principal coming in with new ideas and insights will re-energize as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2011

Azle HS has come a long way. The education programs have evolved quite nicely and the students are more involved and interested in being a part of the Azle HS heritage now. The athletic department is in a growing phase currently and will hopefully become once again the high level department it once was. Programs outside of football are now getting more attention and successes. The principal has retired at this point and a new head of the school will be in place for the 2011-12 school year. This should bring about new thoughts, ideas, and processes which will allow for a better educational moment for both teachers and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2010

Concur with the previous reviews. Especially noteworthy is the one from 10/3/06. This is more of a tradition now instead of a history. First of all, there are some great teachers, students, and programs here. The programs that do stand out, only do so for a short time. Program heads are either chased away or leave for similar jobs with better salaries and working conditions. AHS is primed for acceleration to greater heights and would do so under better leadership at the principal and district level. There must be a reason 6 out of 11 principals "retired" or "moved on" last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

The school ids a joke the staff and administrators only care about the children passing the TAKS test they care nothing about teaching the children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

It has great teachers and coaches that care about their students and teach them to strive for excellence by working hard, dedication, attendance, pride and integrity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

I had 2 kids that graduated from Azle and attended Azle schools from Kindergarten on. This school does the minimum possible and the administrators don't listen. Unless you are involved in sports or are a troublemaker, the administration and staff does not know your name. My kids are very successful in college, but I say it is not because of Azle, but despite Azle. Teachers are hired based on if they are coaches or not. History and some other subjects are reserved for coaches so they can teach the required 1 class, so this wonderful subject is reserved for unmotivated teachers who would rather be out on the field than in the classroom. Unqualified teachers are hired instead of better qualified and if you are related to someone already hired...you are in no matter what. Azle High only does the basic reqired by law. Find a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2007

An all around great school. My child learned so much and made so many wonderful friends. The staff and faculty are extremely kind. All the kids are well behaved and polite. My daughter went to this school and had the best experience here. It's hard to find a school that is equivalent to AHS. I would send and teenager there in a heartbeat. The school itself is clean and well kept. No litter, or vandalizations. Absolutely wonderful. I rate it higher than a five!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2006

Real thinking is too difficult to measure and control, so Azle is an uncomfortable place for thinkers. The high-quality teachers are not supported (financially or otherwise), so there are very few left. The administrators do not know how to be pro-active, so their management skills consist of harassing and humiliating the students. The culture of fear the current administrators have established is not conducive to learning. SAT scores of graduates remain low. Both my children were successful at Azle, but they learned little.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2005

Azle high is ok. Ive been there for a year and a half, but I liked mr. Holliday as a principal better than mrs. Bynum.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2005

I went to Azle High school and absolutely loved it. The academic programs were wonderful, extracurricular activities were diverse and wonderful and my mom participated in fundraising for my extracurricular activities as many other parents did.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 5, 2005

I went to this school 2 years ago. I had to drop out because I had a baby, cause I did not listen in school. This does not make this a bad school. I just did not listen. There are some really fun activities and teachers and staff, and they really try hard to teach these kids things.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 6, 2005

Azle is a terrible school by all standard measures. It has mediocre teachers, an apathetic student body, and inept administrators. If you have the well-being and emotional stability of your child in mind, this school should not even be considered an option.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2004

I think some of these teachers are just here for the money. But I have to admit, I dont blame them. The world revolves around money.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2003

I am curretnly a student at Azle High School and also am in basketball. I think that Azle High School has a good quality of teachers that teach you what you need to know to make it in the real world. I also think that the extra curriular activities are great they have a million different clubs to join and a million different sports to play if you like that kind of thing. I give Azle High School a great rating.


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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 89% in 2011.

477 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

471 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
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 91% in 2011.

413 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

407 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

413 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

410 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
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 95% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

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

Algebra I

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

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%
Algebra II

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

480 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

486 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%
English I Writing

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

527 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%
English II Reading

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

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

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.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
64%
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
46%
World Geography

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

495 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%
World History

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

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
34%
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

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education31%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education37%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education30%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students66%
Female75%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Native60%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education14%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students47%
Female56%
Male38%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Native33%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education5%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
Gifted/talented91%
Not Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education25%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students53%
Female65%
Male41%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education6%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talented92%
Not Gifted49%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

English III Writing

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

Geometry

All Students76%
Female81%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education35%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/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/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

U.S. History

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

World Geography

All Students73%
Female71%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education25%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students65%
Female60%
Male70%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education25%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted61%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 29%
Hispanic 17% 52%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 1%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

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Azle, TX 76020
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