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Lopez High School

Public | 9-12 | 2111 students

 

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Posted February 29, 2012

I Would Really Like To Encourage This School To People Even Myself To Go But Noo...I Rather Be in Sports and Have good Grades instead of getting myself into Drugs And ?Gangs? Yeaaa Low class Academics well you can say Teachers Do ALot For Students But Really Some Students Have To Get Expelled To Many Gangs And Drugs In This School
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2011

this school has really gone down hill since the new principal took charge if you ask me the old one should have stayed
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2008

this school is great! The teachers are awesome i'm a 9th grader and i'm passing all my classes! This school is doing just great...we students are doing just fine! WE DON'T TRY TO HIDE OUR LOBO PRIDE!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2008

This school may have some problems but the staff has found many ways to control the school. As for its academics the students applying for the school do their best to stay at lopez. I am proud to be a student at this school, and they do care about our grades not only to make us better but to keep us going. As a student at lopez Im in one of the many fine art programs and I am acheiving my current and future goals.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2007

the quality of academics is really not good in this school I would say it is very poor.the extracurricular activities are some what good and the level of parent involvement I really have not seen any at all in this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2005

The quality of the programs offered at the school are magnificent. Unfortunatley I cannot say the same for the staff and adminstration. If you see the technology, dance and music programs you can immediately see that those instructor's are genuinely dedicated to their position to instruct student's to the best of their knowledge and ability. Just research on how much the band and dance team have accomplished and how well they are known for it. Academically the faculty is not concerned or just does not have the knowledge to prepare these student's for college. If they are doing so poor with their academics at this school, you know that they will not make it in college. The administration has be replaced with concerned, not burned out people that really care. The STUDENT'S make them shine. Not good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2004

To my experience with my 14 year old 9th grader, this school is not very focus on student improvement. My son has been very dedicated in the past with his grades, this year he failed the first six weeks and is again failing the second. Had previously advised teachers to please send notifications either by phone or e-mail and my requests have not been granted. Seriously considering to transfer him to another school. Yes, it does offer all those academic programs but what good are they if the teachers are not concerned with the student's success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2004

Lopez High home of the Fine Arts Academy is a school full of talent and creativity. It is the home of the Lobos and it houses the career magnets for Piano, Band, Dance, Media Technology, Guitar, Multimedia Communication, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts and much more.
—Submitted by a 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.

621 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

604 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

370 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

368 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

363 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

361 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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.

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

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

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education24%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%

Science

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)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.

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.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
66%
Algebra II

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
73%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

553 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
44%
English I Writing

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

562 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
35%
English II Reading

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

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
97%
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.

467 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
63%
World History

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

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

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 Students52%
Female59%
Male47%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education13%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English54%
Migrant47%
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented63%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students60%
Female66%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education32%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English64%
Migrant52%
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students59%
Female65%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education26%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English62%
Migrant41%
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students34%
Female39%
Male29%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special education5%
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)2%
Proficient in English40%
Migrant33%
Non-migrant34%
Gifted/talented84%
Non-Gifted32%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students22%
Female28%
Male17%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special education0%
Not special education28%
Limited English proficient (LEP)1%
Proficient in English26%
Migrant21%
Non-migrant22%
Gifted/talented72%
Non-Gifted20%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students50%
Female58%
Male43%
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 education12%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English55%
Migrant52%
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students27%
Female33%
Male21%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education4%
Not special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English30%
Migrant19%
Non-migrant27%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted24%
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 Students63%
Female69%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education43%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English65%
Migrant38%
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented87%
Non-Gifted62%
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 Students47%
Female46%
Male47%
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 disadvantaged82%
Special education13%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English50%
Migrant39%
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students51%
Female51%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education19%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English55%
Migrant33%
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented75%
Non-Gifted50%
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% 52%
White 1% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
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) 12%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 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
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DAHLIA AGUILAR
Fax number
  • (956) 982-7499

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
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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