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Boyd High School

Public | 9-12 | 350 students

 
 

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Posted February 19, 2014

How many cases of Bullying have been reported at Boyd for the school year of 2013-2014? What has been done about it?


Posted August 28, 2012

This is the most student centered school I have ever heard about. The faculty and administration work together to give the students support and I dare say love in full measure. The atmosphere is one of help and cooperation with the faculty concerned for the students and not back stabbing each other or playing blame games. If you want your child truely cared for then this is the place to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2011

Boyd is a good school to go to. It has very good teacher interactiion with students. This is the place to go if you do not want your child going to a big high school. The small town interaction means you will get to know everybody there. Boyd has just built a new high school and a new football stadium. Your child will get a excellent education at this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2009

Boyd is a great school. We came from Northwest ISD and I do not recommend anyone to attend these schools. There are too many students and not enough teacher involvement with students. Boyd classes are small and the teachers and students can get involved and communicate with each other. The teachers are wonderful and they really listen to the parents and care. My children will graduate with honors and high self esteem from a school that cared abouth their education. This is not a slack off school!! We love it at Boyd!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2009

i graduated 2005 and i agree with cole it is a slack off school i almost did not pass the english task test becuse our class always watched movies in stead of learning most the time boyd is a fun place but i am really really bad at math becuse i could not under stand how they were teaching it . its like when you become a senior they dont really care or put as much work in teaching us . some teachers were good but not all of them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2008

I graduated from this school in 2008 and I thought that the faculty did a wonderful job in their respective subjects. My senior year a lot of changes were put in place and half of the staff was replaced. I do not agree with everybody else on topic of the math program. Mr. Smith is an excellent teacher if you get up into the higher math (past algebra); Mrs. Lindsey is also very involved with students education in history and economics; Mr. Oosterhaus is the only reason that I'm passing my college biology class, he's excellent in science; And Mrs Johnson taught me in the arts, Now I'm working as a wedding photographer, making about $150 dollars a day, 3 days a week. (enough to cover my tuition!) I feel like Boyd Hign School more than prepares me for my life in College, where I'm majoring in Fine Arts.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2008

Good teacher involvement. Great sports program. Facilities are being improved thanks to a much needed bond program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

I attended school there until last year. I'm a ninth grader at Saginaw High School now. And I'm glad I got out of that school. If you want your child to get a good education, don't send them there. It was fun, I have to admit. But, the education was terrible. I agree with Cole, the math is the worst! Please note that I am not downing Boyd in any way. Some of the funnest moments of my life happened there. And I loved it there. Boyd is what I like to call a slack-off school. It's good if your only interested in your child having the time of their lives. But, if you want a serious education i don't recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2007

i graduated in 2005, I was on the state football team, and I now attend college at UNT where I ran track for a while. Boyd was a hell hole, the math program is the worst, in fact I blame Boyd for me doing so poorly my first couple of years in college because I've had to study extra time to catch up with every body ells and I have yet to pass a math class here simply because half the things on the board that they say we should have learn in high school I did not. Save you children the trouble and don't put them through BISD. I went there k-12. the only good thing that is there is the athletics
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 23, 2007

I do not think that the high school in this district offers a environment the encourages strong academics. You do not get a lot of teacher involvement , I know this does not apply to all teachers some in the district are very caring and have the ability and desire to teach. I would not recommend that you place your child in this school unless you had no other option
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2006

Students at this school that go on to college, do so only through self teaching (I guess this could be considered good). The staff of Boyd ISD does little to help prepare the students for a successful academic life. There is a big problem when you have seniors that read on a 7th grade level and can't do simple multiplication!
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

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 Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students89%
Female86%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education91%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%
Algebra II

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
33%
English I Reading

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
66%
English I Writing

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
48%
English II Reading

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%
World History

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

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 Students60%
Female56%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education63%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students74%
Female71%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education33%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students57%
Female43%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education20%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talented90%
Not Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students53%
Female63%
Male46%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education31%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted49%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students28%
Female35%
Male24%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Special education14%
Not special education30%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant28%
Gifted/talented86%
Not Gifted24%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students61%
Female65%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracial57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education33%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talented90%
Not Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students40%
Female50%
Male27%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracial57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education0%
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant40%
Gifted/talented70%
Not Gifted36%
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%
Female76%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education33%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
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
Not migrantn/a
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 Students67%
Female53%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education30%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students51%
Female44%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracial43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education50%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted47%
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 84% 29%
Hispanic 11% 52%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Boyd, TX 76023
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Phone: (940) 433-2327

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