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Buffalo High School

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Posted November 7, 2009

The worst school ever! I went here, and learned absolutley nothing. I couldn't get accepted to college, except by the top 10% rule, and when I got there, I had a hard time making it because the schooling is so poor here! It's an awful school!
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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.

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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students87%
Female84%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female92%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)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.

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 Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%
Algebra II

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%
English I Writing

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%
English II Reading

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
3%
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
5%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
n/a
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%
World History

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

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 Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students88%
Female80%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students81%
Female64%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students55%
Female59%
Male50%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students63%
Female59%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students51%
Female58%
Male45%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students66%
Female65%
Male67%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students33%
Female44%
Male20%
Black or African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special educationn/a
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted32%
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 Students86%
Female93%
Male79%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted85%
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 Students71%
Female54%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students44%
Female42%
Male47%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted43%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 29%
Hispanic 29% 52%
Black 8% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 4%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • TRACY GLEGHORN
Fax number
  • (903) 322-5806

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1724 N Buffal Ave
Buffalo, TX 75831
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Phone: (903) 322-4243

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