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Center High School

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Posted May 12, 2008

School does not have enough security. The teachers are excellent!! They have lots of activities and electives. But, the security is far from enough. This is the only problem I have with the school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2004

Its been eight years since I have lived here and teachers and staff are great. Their New athletic Director is doing a lot for the students in School. He is going the extra mile to help kids be involved with school and sports. So far everything in this school is doing great. Education is getting higher and students are giving there best shot at it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I have come into this district with five children from K-12th grade and I have seen plenty of positive things in this district. It is not perfect and there is never a problem unless you have a solution. I am pleased with what I have seen so far, granted there have been a lot of changes in the 11 months I have been here. I feel my children are very safe at this school and the level of education is there, if the child and parent what to get it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

I have a sophmore in Center High. I have not had too bad an experience with the school on a personal basis, but I do know that the discipline in the school is shabby and the saftey needs lots of improvements. The school police is a joke. But the biggest joke is on the Administration level. Do not go there if you have a problem you won't get anywhere. The only way to get anything done in this school district is to go to the school board and make sure you have back up when you go. This school has great teachers and staff, but the Administration is terrible. The new Super is ok he is trying to clean up the act. This is his second year so lets see how things go this year.
—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 89% in 2011.

157 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

148 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

149 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

148 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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 95% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students85%
Female88%
Male81%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education81%
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 Acceptable".
  • 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

Algebra I

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

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
81%
Algebra II

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
65%
English I Reading

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

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
67%
English I Writing

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

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
52%
English II Reading

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
32%
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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%
World History

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
31%
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 Students70%
Female77%
Male63%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education27%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students85%
Female85%
Male86%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education44%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students87%
Female85%
Male88%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students51%
Female62%
Male40%
Black or African American23%
Asian0%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education0%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students33%
Female47%
Male20%
Black or African American21%
Asian0%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special education0%
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant34%
Gifted/talented92%
Not Gifted29%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students72%
Female73%
Male70%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students49%
Female61%
Male38%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant49%
Gifted/talented88%
Not Gifted44%
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 Students17%
Female14%
Male20%
Black or African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Special education0%
Not special education18%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant17%
Gifted/talented50%
Not Gifted13%

Geometry

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted88%
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 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

World Geography

All Students72%
Female70%
Male74%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education20%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students48%
Female40%
Male56%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education0%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Gifted/talented88%
Not 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 41% 29%
Hispanic 37% 52%
Black 18% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 11%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • TIM NORMAN
Fax number
  • (936) 598-1557

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Center, TX 75935
Phone: (936) 598-6173

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