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Burnet High School

Public | 9-12 | 892 students

 
 

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Posted December 5, 2011

this school has wonderful students and teachers the band program is wonderful and for the most part most every one gets along it may be small but great things come in small packages
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2010

this school is like any other school personally this kids are all rude and talk about each other and its kinda ridiculous if you ask me.


Posted June 17, 2009

This school is great there is a lot of good people and the classes are great ther band program is really good!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2009

This school has some good people. The teachers care about students but the principals are tough on drugs. They act like their school is not going to have any drugs. Way backward! They need to get real!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2008

This school cares about students. The most student friendly principal, counselors, and teachers you will ever find! The school expects students to work hard but supports them in their efforts.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2008

New modern facility. Excellent technology. High expectations for students. Strong Dual Credit program. Excellent communication and cooperation between teachers, administrators and parents. A great place for kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

BHS has a great commitment to performing arts. The principal is very supportive. The schools performing arts facilities are first class. The band and drill team win first divison at marching contest every year. The theater arts and choir programs are on the rise. The school prepares kids for college, SAT/ACT scores are strong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

I am a freshman at Burnet High School this year. Everybody had been very nice to me and the teachers are very helpful. I was scared to come to high school but now I know everything will be fine in my high school career. I am making good grades and love my teachers and my school. The teachers are hard but they help you when you ask for it. The principal always says 'Howdy' to me when he sees me. He makes me feel welcome and safe at school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 23, 2007

Caring teachers and administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

BHS is a very good school. The technology programs are very advanced. Academics are very good, and teachers for the most part are great. On the other hand, teachers tend to focus most of their attention on the students who need it the least. Creative arts are often passed over for athletics, and no budget allowances seem to be made for programs such as choir.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2006

This is a great school. The teachers are great. They want to really teach the subject- no matter how long it takes. Ms. Ringstaff is awesome. Go Dogs-
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 20, 2005

This is the most modern school I've seen in awhile. Technology is #1 in the state. Awesome staff! Awesome principal! Great place for kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

Awesome participation between parents students and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

260 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

193 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

193 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

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 Students94%
Female97%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students85%
Female80%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students95%
Female92%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female96%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education82%
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 "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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%
Algebra II

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
41%
Biology I

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

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
38%
English I Reading

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

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%
English I Writing

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

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
46%
English II Reading

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

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

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.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
48%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%
World History

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

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

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 Students80%
Female85%
Male76%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education56%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education48%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students75%
Female81%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education78%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students63%
Female70%
Male57%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education10%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students36%
Female47%
Male28%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracial25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special education7%
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant36%
Gifted/talented89%
Not Gifted32%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students76%
Female81%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education38%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students40%
Female53%
Male31%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special education0%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant41%
Gifted/talented87%
Not Gifted37%
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 Students20%
Female23%
Male17%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Special education0%
Not special education21%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant20%
Gifted/talented67%
Not Gifted16%

Geometry

All Students81%
Female91%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education50%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted81%
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 Students82%
Female78%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education47%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%

World Geography

All Students75%
Female74%
Male75%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education27%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students73%
Female83%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted73%
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
White 72% 29%
Hispanic 24% 52%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 2% 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) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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