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Boerne High School

Public | 9-12 | 985 students

 
 

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Posted July 8, 2011

I attended Boerne High School between 2002 and 2006 and all I can say it what a special place Boerne is to be. The academics are top notch and the athletics are superb as well. To briefly counter the criticisms below: 1. Economics-The main difference between Boerne and schools such as Alamo Heights and Highland Park is that the latter two at centralized urban districts with a largely homogeneous populations and income based on the fact that there is no room for much expansion. Boerne on the other hand has exploded over the past few years in population, and contains a wide social makeup both racially and economically. 2. Preparedness-Some say that Boerne did not prep them for real life. Well it seems that is a personal problem rather than a educational problem. My peers and I all worked hard and got into top universities: Cornell, Baylor, Texas A&M, Trinity, UT Austin, Rice. We all got degrees and all now have found solid employment, even in the current economic downturn. 3. Athletics- Many of my fellow students took part in athletics, but they also mostly did many other activities as well. Most students take part in many different activities BHS has to offer.


Posted October 1, 2009

Boerne High School was at one time apparently a great school. However, when Sam Champion left, the school lost much. Even the best students are frustrated and cannot wait to leave! It's academics are not on par with other schools having similar economic and parental support. Check out the state statistics if you have a question. Compare with Alamo Heights or Highlands in Dallas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2008

Boerne is a really supercilious district. The school tries to supress anything that the parents or students have to say. They basically treat the students as if they are prisoners being held captive.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2008

Boerne High School offers all the right classes and has all the right teachers. The sports are available to all types of athletes. I have had two sons graduate from BHS. Both received the grades and rankings that they deserved. It is the child's job to learn the material, not the teacher's job to spoon-feed the curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

Looking back on my time spent at BHS I have realized that I didn't actually learn anything. They prepare you for standardized tests and college application essays, but not for real life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2007

In my opinion the teachers and administration are doing an outstanding job. Teaching today is hard and if I had to do it again I'd make sure my kids went to this school. They prepared my children for life and college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2007

The changes I have seen in the high school in the last few years are very sad. The administration is TAKS obsessed and Exemplary status obsessed above all else. It is no longer a pleasant learning atmosphere for the students. In the past, the school had a great reputation and faculty, but still retained school spirit and a pleasant atmosphere. It seems that it has lost a lot and gained very little in return. Hope to see things improve in the near future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2006

Excellent community education. Fun learning environment. Wish this school could stay 'small town' forever.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 18, 2006

Boerne is a great high school and they are very great at many sports. They always beat Alamo Heights High School, their rivals, at basketball and football (not always but most of the time). They have good academic scores too. I am glad that my son goes to boerne high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2006

This school is the rival of Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, Texas and they are both very excellent schools. Boerne HS is very athletically talented and has a state 'Recognized' school. They also have a great dance team.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2006

Boerne High School is an exellent school. The curriculum is the best because the kids can take advanced courses to prepare for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

I agree with the other reviews. If you don't have money, play sports, and straight A student they don't wnat to mess with you. Mr. Sam Chapion was and is a good man and loved all of his students and helped any body that needed it. He knew every child in school by their first names, and would work with them any way he could to help them with any problem they had. Now all they care about is the important one's in school. They spend more money on sports then they do on books for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Boerne is overall a good school. It's just if you child is not in the right click or your parent's aren't of some importance in the community, whether it be money related or political sometimes the student gets dropped though the cracks. If your child happens to be good in sports they will probably do good. There are some teachers who just come to school to get a paycheck and that s all, but there are a lot who are there to help and teach the kids. You as a parent really need to stay on top of everything and always, I mean always ask your kids thing and check any problems out, because if your child is having trouble with a teacher or coach I can assure you someone else is too
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2003

I think Boerne High School was a great school. I really loved the staff and thought that Mr. Champion was the greatest principal any student or school could have. The teachers are great and really care for the students, and their future. Anyone who had a chance to now Mr. Champion and all his staff are lucky people. Most of all the students were the luckiest, to have a Principle like Sam Champion, and a teaching staff like the one at Boerne High School.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 10, 2003

Boerne Is a great school, if they like you. If you aren't liked, your student does not recieve the attention he/she deserves. The teachers odn't work with the students one on one, when needed. If students are in need of help, the school expects them to find it on their own. The school expects each student to be straight 'a' kids. They also expects each student to do at least, at least 4 hours of homework each night. Along with any extracurricular activities, such as FFA, 4H, sports, and holding jobs. They tell students what electives to take. College prep courses, or what they might be. If you wish to move here, expect to be overwhelmed with academics.
—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 89% in 2011.

214 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

214 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

259 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

260 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

259 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Social Studies

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • This school did not receive a rating in 2008-2009.

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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%
Algebra II

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
73%
English I Reading

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

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%
English I Writing

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

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%
English II Reading

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
81%
English III Writing

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
71%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
99%
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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%
World History

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

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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 Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education38%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
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

Biology I

All Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education80%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education56%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students76%
Female84%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education33%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students62%
Female75%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education11%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education40%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students75%
Female81%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education0%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Students39%
Female45%
Male34%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Special education14%
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Gifted/talented73%
Non-Gifted37%

Geometry

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education50%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
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 Students85%
Female83%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education44%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students80%
Female75%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education60%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted80%
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 67% 29%
Hispanic 29% 52%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Boerne, TX 78006
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