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Rivera High School

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Posted September 21, 2010

Teachers and Staff are really great and concern about students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

This school set me up with the foundation I needed to become a college graduate. I owe my education to the wonderful faculty and staff that believed in me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 27, 2006

The quality of the academic programs is overshadowed by the administration's focus on TAKS performance. Everything is around TAKS, not the regular curriculum. There are music, art and sports programs. However, as an International Magnet School of Business the descriptor International falls short due to the absence of a foreign language program. The only 'foreign' language being offered is Spanish.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

552 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

537 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

380 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

375 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

374 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

381 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

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.

420 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

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 Students92%
Female95%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%

Math

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%

Science

All Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
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.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
49%
Algebra II

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

431 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

558 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
41%
English I Writing

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

578 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
35%
English II Reading

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

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

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.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

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.

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
63%
World History

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

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

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 Students41%
Female44%
Male39%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education23%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English44%
Migrant38%
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talented33%
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students57%
Female54%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education31%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English61%
Migrant52%
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education27%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English67%
Migrant42%
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students35%
Female36%
Male34%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education9%
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English40%
Migrant19%
Non-migrant36%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted33%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students25%
Female28%
Male22%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education29%
Limited English proficient (LEP)2%
Proficient in English30%
Migrant18%
Non-migrant25%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted22%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students49%
Female58%
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education16%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)16%
Proficient in English53%
Migrant36%
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students30%
Female36%
Male24%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education32%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English33%
Migrant29%
Non-migrant30%
Gifted/talented73%
Non-Gifted28%
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 Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education48%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English79%
Migrant69%
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
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 Students51%
Female43%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education17%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English54%
Migrant37%
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students37%
Female34%
Male39%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education4%
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English39%
Migrant50%
Non-migrant36%
Gifted/talented77%
Non-Gifted34%
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 99% 50%
White 1% 31%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Black 0% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:3
School end time
  • 4:10
School Leader's name
  • Mr Hector Hernandez
Fax number
  • (956) 831-8705

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Brownsville, TX 78521
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