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Hanna High School

Public | 9-12 | 2672 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $77,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $590.

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Posted February 3, 2012

This school is HORRIBLE for students who cannot pass. They push them to back of the class, forget about them and label them as repeated students. After they are labeled the teachers refuse top help them pass and just use them as an example for other students. Please do not send your child here. The staff and faculty do not want to help students who have trouble passing classes. Do send your child here if they are over achievers because the staff and faculty will love them ONLY.


Posted January 14, 2010

This is a high class school. Everything about hanna is excellent. The students, faculty, and staff are great. Hanna is one of the best in the nation. All teachers are dedicated in making sure that every student is learning. We have received many academic awards including the Broad Prize last year. Many of our teachers have also received awards for their performance. Everything from academics to extra-curricular activities are top ranked in the state! SC.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

I love our acedemics. The senior class of 2010 has been the best so far and we are ranked top 10 best high schools in the nation and we've won the Broad Prize in 2008-2009 school year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2009

Iam currently a student at Hanna High School and I know that everyone pushes each other towards success. The teachers are all the best at their subject and very supportive.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2008

Hanna its a great school and i love the people who make up Hanna high school I m currently a student at hanna I will be a junior this year and so far my grades have improved since my last school iv been a student at Hanna for 2 years now and I LOVE IT!!! Sincerely Alex
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2005

Great School. Students seem to enjoy the school and they have a great curriculum, especially for those students going into the medical field. Higher level classes with strong teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2003

I used to be a student at Hanna H.S. The teachers did a good job of teaching and the safety of the school was good too. I transferred to Chicago by my senior year. Now that I am a parent I feel the school needed and probably still needs to get parents involved and stress the importance of joining PTA/O and Local School Councils, etc. I have very fond memories of my friends and teachers. I was supposed to be a graduate in 88. Thanks for everything.Sincerely, Rosie Alaniz
—Submitted by a former student


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.

About these ratings

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.

759 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

745 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

646 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

642 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

638 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

640 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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.

596 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

594 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

591 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

593 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

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 Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%

Math

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%

Science

All Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education63%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
81%
Algebra II

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
84%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
67%
English I Writing

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

460 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
60%
English II Reading

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

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

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.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
96%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
63%
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.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%
World History

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

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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 Students66%
Female72%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education19%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English69%
Migrant70%
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented84%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students72%
Female70%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education19%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English77%
Migrant62%
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students75%
Female79%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education57%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English78%
Migrant38%
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students51%
Female58%
Male44%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education16%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English58%
Migrant33%
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students38%
Female43%
Male34%
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 disadvantaged53%
Special education7%
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English45%
Migrant18%
Non-migrant39%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted35%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education17%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)21%
Proficient in English74%
Migrant50%
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students47%
Female51%
Male42%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education5%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English53%
Migrant43%
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted41%
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 Students78%
Female84%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education35%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English80%
Migrant75%
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
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%
Female65%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education18%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English72%
Migrant60%
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students55%
Female48%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education12%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English58%
Migrant38%
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented85%
Non-Gifted51%
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 98% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
White 1% 29%
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) 11%N/A17%
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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

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
  • THERESA ALARCON
Fax number
  • (956) 548-7603

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
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
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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2615 East Price Road
Brownsville, TX 78521
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Phone: (956) 698-1911

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