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Veterans Memorial High School

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Posted February 12, 2013

This is The best School Ever Im Like so Serious So Yeeeah (: Im so Proud Of This School
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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.

542 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

537 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

259 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

261 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

259 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

257 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

402 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%

Science

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education88%
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".
  • This school did not receive a rating in 2009-2010.
  • 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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%
Algebra II

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

294 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.

441 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%
English I Writing

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

461 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%
English II Reading

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

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.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
98%
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.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%
World History

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

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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 Students64%
Female73%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education22%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented89%
Not Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students87%
Female89%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education41%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English89%
Migrant86%
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented99%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students76%
Female82%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education58%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English77%
Migrant60%
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students61%
Female64%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian75%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education19%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English67%
Migrant80%
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students53%
Female61%
Male46%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education12%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)12%
Proficient in English58%
Migrant29%
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students70%
Female71%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education42%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students50%
Female57%
Male45%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special education13%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%
Gifted/talented91%
Not Gifted46%
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 Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education56%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English85%
Migrant100%
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
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 Students74%
Female74%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education27%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students64%
Female61%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education25%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English66%
Migrant43%
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted59%
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 96% 52%
White 3% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 5%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • MARIA SOLIS
Fax number
  • (956) 542-1341

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

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
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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