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Blalack Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 953 students

 

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Posted June 8, 2013

This school has horrible teachers teaching 8th grade. I have had extensive issues that have gone all the way to the state level with two of the teachers. I am extremely disappointed that my child had to attend this school. My child has not been well prepared to enter high school. The new administration is trying, but the staff exhibits no respect for the administration, so they have been largely ineffective. Very sad that the teachers in 8th grade have lost sight of the importance of providing a quality education to our youth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

This school has improved dramatically where the administration is concerned. The principal and both assistant principals were replaced in 2012 and it was definitely for the better. They are all a real presence in the hallways now and the assistant principal is a terrific guy who emphasizes that kids take charge of their own problems and try to fix them with the school's help. The student body at this school has changed very rapidly in recent years and it has not been for the better. Blalack is not what it used to be as a safe middle ground before high school. there are certain classes you would not want your child in but in a world of diversity, your child will surely get some experience at this school! The counselors at the school are really hands on and have an open door policy. they do much more than just schedule your child's classes. My son needed some emotional help at the beginning of his first year and the Counselor was wonderful with him. Academically, the entire district has taken a step backward with the emphasis on language arts instead of math and science so unless your child is in pre-AP classes the education is not really where it should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2011

I love this school! It has GREAT teachers!! I recommend this school! I go there and even though there are rumors about it it is an amazing school!


Posted April 21, 2011

The councilors are terrible and they did not help my daughter, all they can do is say sign a sheet , and when i ask for a meeting they did not give me one, I'll say that some teachers are very nice but the principle needs to learn to take matter into his own hands not to just sit around, they do not listen to the students feelings and they make their own lives worse, In my opinion i think they should not try to HELP the students and get into their lives, NO THAT IS NOT THEIR BUSINESS,They are teachers and they need to leave the students ALONE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2010

Blalack Middle School is a fabulous school. Not just within the district, but within the entire North Central Texas region and beyond. The academic quality is first rate, and the athletic program is strong. But what truly sets Blalack apart is they have for their entire history maintained and grown one of the finest Music and Arts Programs around. In this day and age of cutbacks and program canellations, the district, faculty, PTSA, and parents have year after year recognized the role music and arts play in developing the entire person and have made it a priority. My one daughter will be a junior in high school this Fall and benefitted from Blalacks many choirs. My youngest will be an 8th grader next Fall and has been in the choir and the band. This is one of the best public schools I have encountered in many years.


Posted January 29, 2010

Some of their teachers are great but their disciplinary actions are not fair
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2009

i really love this school alot and i want to stay here forever since all the teachers and other staff are very nice, generous, responsible, and AWESOME!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2009

this is a great school mhy children come here and everytime they come home from school they tell me something new they learned in school and thier test grades a awesom i am very happy with this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2009

Administration is too concern about performance on standardized exams. Administrators not held accountable for their actions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

this school is great,fun, and helps us learn in fun and exciting ways!!!!!!!! and our athletics are always #1 in the district!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2007

Blalack is a great school -- it is a member of the TBEC Honor Roll, it is an Exemplary campus, it outperforms all other middle schools with similar size and demographics in the state. It is a great place for teaching and learning.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted August 16, 2007

Your child wiil and can get special education if he or she need it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2006

If your child does not require special education, you will be fine. They are concerned with the basics and the enhancements. Their music department is wonderful. I wish we had never moved into the CFBISD area. Of course we had not idea, our child would require special education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Fabulous school and school district. All the teachers have a zero tolerance for late homework. Very important for my son. All the teachers post the weeks homework on the website as well as the daily grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2006

Blalack is a wonderful school. I have enjoyed my child's time at the school. The teachers and staff are dedicated to helping the children excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2005

Excellent Fine Arts - OK focus on academics. No experience with the PE/Athletics programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2005

Great school for the students. The staff is top notch.
—Submitted by a teacher


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 84% in 2011.

284 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

283 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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 86% in 2011.

325 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

329 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

323 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

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 85% in 2011.

315 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

317 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

314 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 95% in 2011.

313 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

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%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African American84%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education48%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black or African American81%
Asian98%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education50%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education88%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Black or African American86%
Asian95%
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education65%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students97%
Female99%
Male95%
Black or African American98%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education82%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

All Students97%
Female99%
Male95%
Black or African American94%
Asian98%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education91%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented99%

Math

All Students90%
Female94%
Male85%
Black or African American94%
Asian96%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education68%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented99%

Science

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African American91%
Asian88%
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education73%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented99%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American97%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education90%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 63% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%
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

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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

English Language Arts

All Students88%
Female94%
Male82%
Black or African American83%
Asian93%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education65%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Black or African American81%
Asian98%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education84%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted89%
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

English Language Arts

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black or African American85%
Asian86%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education57%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black or African American65%
Asian89%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education47%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Black or African American78%
Asian77%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education43%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted75%
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

English Language Arts

All Students90%
Female95%
Male83%
Black or African American77%
Asian95%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education55%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Black or African American71%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education67%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Black or African American65%
Asian97%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education45%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female74%
Male77%
Black or African American63%
Asian97%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education55%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted72%
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

Algebra I

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
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

Algebra II

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
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 39% 52%
White 30% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 14% 4%
Black 14% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 9%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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  • LANCE HAMLIN
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1706 East Peters Colony Road
Carrollton, TX 75007
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