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Brenham High School

Public | 9-12 | 1393 students

 
 

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Posted October 19, 2005

Quality of Academic Programs: BHS has content for advanced college bound students that is good and challenging, as well as content for people who will likely not attend college and participate in the work force. There is a broad emphasis on student choice Availability of music, art, sports and extracurricular activities: in all three of these pursuits, BHS is extremely serious. Being that they are the only high school in Brenham, all of the eggs are put in that basket, and whatever extracurricular activity one may want from clubs, to sports, to drama, to music etc., they have a superior program. Level of Parent Involvement: This depends on the parents, obviously, but I can say from my wife's involvement that parent involvement is both accepted and encouraged.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

334 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

323 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

321 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

307 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

305 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

308 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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 American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education88%
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 "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.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%
Algebra II

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%
Biology I

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

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%
English I Writing

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

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
66%
English II Reading

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

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
72%
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.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
79%
World History

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

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

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%
Female81%
Male77%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education45%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/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
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black or African American62%
Asian80%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education34%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students84%
Female88%
Male79%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education47%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students65%
Female69%
Male61%
Black or African American38%
Asian57%
Hispanic52%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education7%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students46%
Female52%
Male41%
Black or African American17%
Asian67%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education2%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted39%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education17%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students55%
Female62%
Male49%
Black or African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education7%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted47%
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 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 Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education42%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
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 Students67%
Female67%
Male68%
Black or African American32%
Asian67%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education13%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students63%
Female64%
Male61%
Black or African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education7%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted56%
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 54% 29%
Hispanic 24% 52%
Black 19% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 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) 3%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Brenham, TX 77834
Phone: (979) 277-6570

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