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Sterling High School

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Posted January 25, 2013

How do you graduate from high school with a third grade reading level? Simple, live in Texas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2013

This is one of the worse schools I have ever been exposed to. Poor sportsmanlike behavior that is just acceptable, and no accountability for the students and their actions. Even the academics are a JOKE! It is really sad what some of our schools have turned into. They really should try remembering that the students are NOT the adults!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

Sterling is a great school. I would reccomend any one in the baytown area to go here. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2006

This school has a long way to go before I would send another child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

The academic program here is excellent, you actually have teachers who care and who are willing to go that extra mile for that one student that needs the extra attention. You have a great diversity here that helps students to learn to cooperate with each other. There is a program here for everyone, especially for the musically and artistically inclined student. Here students can show off their unique talents and at the same time prove themselves to be that all-around student. You also have a principal, Mr. Trey Kraemer, that cares about the students. Since he has become principal of the school one can see the great changes he has been able to make in such a short while. Overall this is a great school!
—Submitted by a student


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 89% in 2011.

556 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

553 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

575 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

576 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

571 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

568 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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 95% in 2013.

443 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

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 Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%

Math

All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)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.

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

Algebra I

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

482 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%
Algebra II

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
11%
Biology I

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

642 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

510 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

679 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%
English I Writing

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

688 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%
English II Reading

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

523 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

521 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

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.

530 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
23%
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.

645 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%
World History

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

516 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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

Algebra I

All Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education52%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English80%
Migrant60%
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students97%
Female99%
Male95%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education49%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English85%
Migrant84%
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
Black or African American71%
Asian89%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education43%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English77%
Migrant82%
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students65%
Female75%
Male56%
Black or African American63%
Asian90%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education20%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English68%
Migrant59%
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students46%
Female56%
Male36%
Black or African American40%
Asian78%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education8%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)3%
Proficient in English48%
Migrant30%
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students76%
Female82%
Male71%
Black or African American63%
Asian89%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education26%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)21%
Proficient in English78%
Migrant82%
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students46%
Female56%
Male36%
Black or African American29%
Asian67%
Hispanic37%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education12%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English47%
Migrant65%
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students12%
Female16%
Male8%
Black or African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Special education0%
Not special education14%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted12%

English III Writing

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

Geometry

All Students85%
Female88%
Male81%
Black or African American78%
Asian90%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education58%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English86%
Migrant85%
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

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

U.S. History

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

World Geography

All Students75%
Female74%
Male75%
Black or African American64%
Asian100%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education34%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English76%
Migrant68%
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students69%
Female68%
Male71%
Black or African American59%
Asian100%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education39%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English70%
Migrant82%
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted66%
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
Hispanic 45% 50%
White 35% 31%
Black 17% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Don Beck
Fax number
  • (281) 420-4974

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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300 W Baker Rd
Baytown, TX 77521
Phone: (281) 420-4500

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