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Porter High School

Public | 9-12 | 1991 students

 

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Posted May 19, 2011

We don't do anything in this school but sleep and text. I realize that all the teachers expect nothing from you! students here don't believe in ambition. The hard truth, I even have video footage of my everyday school day on youtube. Whoever rates this higher than one star might be for the very same reason that yes, we do have a lot of chat time and text but that misses the point. A school in New York or Los Angeles would be very diffrent. Where are all ther artists, singers, actors, writers, presidents, and inspirational people from? L.A. or NYC of coarse. Have you ever heard of a Denzel Washington from Brownsville or Porter HS? The point is that Porter is a school that hides kids from the fact that we are meaningless little ignorants. Well said.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2009

I attended Porter H.S. my junior year, and as long as school spirit and students involvement I saw a great amount of it. The teacher and programs they have are meant to help students move ahead and catch up. I strongly believed this is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2009

the porter high school is one of the best school i went to,i hope many students do good,the teachers are very good to work with,so i think that porter is one of the best school to be at....
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2007

I agree that the HS of Technology is an excellent program and strongly advise against the choir program as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

Academic programs are great! Especially the H.S.of Technology! There isa lot of availability for extracurricular activites, but I would strongly not advise the music program. (choir)! Excellent parental invovlement!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 25, 2004

I think its one of the best schools in Brownsville because the students have a alot of school involvement.
—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.

531 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

516 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

352 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

346 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

344 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

349 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%

Math

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special education34%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
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.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
74%
Algebra II

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

75 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.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
67%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

507 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
48%
English I Writing

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

589 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
36%
English II Reading

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

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
96%
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.

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
63%
World History

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

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

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 Students49%
Female56%
Male42%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education13%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English55%
Migrant36%
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talented77%
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students95%
Female93%
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 disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students55%
Female54%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education18%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English62%
Migrant62%
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students45%
Female46%
Male43%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education19%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English54%
Migrant22%
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted43%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students30%
Female29%
Male30%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education4%
Not special education34%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English43%
Migrant45%
Non-migrant29%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted26%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students19%
Female21%
Male18%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education4%
Not special education21%
Limited English proficient (LEP)1%
Proficient in English28%
Migrant26%
Non-migrant19%
Gifted/talented74%
Non-Gifted16%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students41%
Female43%
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education19%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English52%
Migrant40%
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students15%
Female15%
Male16%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education17%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English20%
Migrant20%
Non-migrant15%
Gifted/talented60%
Non-Gifted13%
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 Students53%
Female53%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education24%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)34%
Proficient in English59%
Migrant50%
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted51%
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 Students60%
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 Students46%
Female45%
Male46%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special education23%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English54%
Migrant38%
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students39%
Female34%
Male46%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education6%
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English47%
Migrant29%
Non-migrant39%
Gifted/talented74%
Non-Gifted37%
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)
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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
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs Obdulia E Valdez
Fax number
  • (956) 548-2892

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
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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3500 International Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78521
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Phone: (956) 548-7800

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