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Polk Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1090 students

 

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Posted June 29, 2012

My daughter attended Polk Middle School and has since graduated from Newman Smith and University of Houston. When she attended Polk it was an excellent school. The facilities were very well kept both inside and out. The teaching staff all the way from the teachers, counselors and principals were awesome! I think the Carrollton ISD is a wonderful place for family and has high standards set for education criteria for students.


Posted June 30, 2011

I am pleased with the ways of communication that are sent to me regarding my childs' progress at school. I like when I'm notified via email and phone call when my child is tardy/absent; low grade in a class and when progress reports and report cards are sent out. This keeps in the loop with their progress' and this helps at times when I don't have time to meet with teachers or attend PTA meetings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

Mrs. Clark is my student's teacher and he understands the meaning of US HIstory better than ever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

My daughter attends Ted Polk Middle School. I must say, overall it is a pretty good school. I believe the leadership is truly concerned about the students well-being. However,I sometimes question some of the teachers tendency to stereotype particular children. I believe this is a result of the lack of racial and gender diversity within the teaching staff. This area definitely needs to be addressed. The school has an incredible performing arts program. One of the best if I must say. On the other hand, the athletic program is terrible. The school does not seem to value the importance of their athletic program and their overall performance supports that. If I were a parent who had a child who was looking excel in sports, I would definitely send them somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

The staff at Ted Polk Middle School has done wonders for my daughter. I no longer fear report card day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2007

This was our first year at Polk and I have to say, I am impressed. I had heard so many good things regarding the former principal and was a bit nervous that a new principal would be taking his place our first year, but Mrs. Bailey has proven to be an attentive, approachable and proactive principal with only the best intentions for our children. The band program is phenomenal and plans lots of fun activities throughout the year. My only complaint is that there are so few parents willing to help out at the school. This isn't just at Polk, I am sure, but parents should really get involved more...for THEIR children. I have worked concessions, dances, bookfair etc. It is easy 'work,'fun and a good way to get a feel for your child's daily environment at the school. All in all, Ted Polk Elementary is a great school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2007

Polk Middle School is the best! From the moment my daughter walked in the door of Ted Polk Middle School, she was completely caught up in the positive and encouraging atmosphere. The principal is a good leader, great example, very involved and in tune with the kids and the teachers. The vast majority of the students are well behaved. There are creative and effective great ways to encourage good character and correct misbehaviour. The teachers have high expectations, and they put in the work and provide the encouragement to help students rise to those expectations. The Fine Arts Department is amazing. Those teachers bring out the best in each student, encouraging each new musician or singer or actor or artist while impressing upon them the importance of working hard and excelling in all of their classes and endeavors. Polk is the best!
—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.

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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.

317 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

324 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

327 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

326 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

323 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

347 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

348 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

344 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

345 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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%
Female89%
Male84%
Black or African American87%
Asian80%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education35%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
Black or African American79%
Asian93%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education58%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African American80%
Asian88%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education57%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
Black or African American77%
Asian94%
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education62%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students97%
Female99%
Male95%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education89%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African American93%
Asian92%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education85%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female85%
Male84%
Black or African American80%
Asian92%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education57%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students83%
Female81%
Male86%
Black or African American76%
Asian92%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education62%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American95%
Asian92%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education85%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-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.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%
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.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

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

 
 
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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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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

 
 
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.

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 Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Black or African American69%
Asian88%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education36%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
Black or African American63%
Asian95%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education35%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
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 Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Black or African American72%
Asian100%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education35%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female76%
Male75%
Black or African American71%
Asian95%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education37%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female77%
Male70%
Black or African American66%
Asian95%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education29%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
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 Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black or African American79%
Asian71%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education58%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female55%
Male71%
Black or African American50%
Asian40%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education25%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female79%
Male90%
Black or African American77%
Asian92%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education33%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students71%
Female65%
Male78%
Black or African American71%
Asian83%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education14%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted98%
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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-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
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Not special educationn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

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Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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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
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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 53% 50%
White 22% 31%
Black 19% 13%
Asian 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Melanie Magee
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  • (972) 968-4610

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2001 Kelly Blvd
Carrollton, TX 75006
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