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King High School

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Posted May 28, 2010

King High School is one of the most unprofessional institutions I have ever seen. My son transferred to this school and it is like he walked into 1990 or something. The office staff seems lazy and are unprofessional. The registrar took her sweet time getting my son's records. His assigned counselor can hardly be found or contacted. Seems to me they just herd the kids around like cattle. One assistant principle greeted us to the school not by saying hello or how are you, but by her first words being....cell phones aren't allowed at the school. If the cell phone gets taken up I have to pay $15.00 to get it back. She seemed tired and uninterested. I expected a lot from Corpus Christi as a city. I expected a large school like King to be up to date on procedures and technology. Not the case. Very sorry school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2009

Great school with few problems. The teachers are great at making the most of what resources they have available, and the other students are (for the most part) very well mannered. The only issues are overcrowding and over-reactive staff, which results in a hostile environment at times. Other than that, the school has no major problems.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2008

Awesome school very well organized all teachers and staff are wonderful! students are very polite and respectful!proud to be with the mustangs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2008

I personally attended King High School in 2005 and it is the best school I have ever attended. The teachers were very involved and had inovative ways of teaching. The library was up to date, also boasting the best libarians around. I had a few problems such as the principle who is very cold and should be replaced. Also, the other students are not very friendly and they have a clique problem here. This leads to a safety problem since there are a lot of fights here but, this is one of the best high schools in town. other than those concerns I found the curriculum wonderful and most of the staff friendly and helpful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2005

My daughter attends King as a Freshman this year. So far she has had a great year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2004

I have had children at King for 6 years now and it is by far the best school in town. My daughter was totally prepared for college. The principal and faculty are great.
—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.

617 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

598 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

554 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

543 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

539 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

538 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

483 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

480 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

483 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

480 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

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 Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students85%
Female82%
Male87%
Black or African American70%
Asian93%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students93%
Female90%
Male96%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female96%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
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 "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.

521 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%
Algebra II

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

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

617 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
100%
English I Reading

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

681 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%
English I Writing

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

696 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
48%
English II Reading

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

537 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
46%
English II Writing

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

542 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
31%
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.

474 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

667 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%
World History

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

534 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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 Students64%
Female67%
Male61%
Black or African American60%
Asian71%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education35%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
Black or African American81%
Asian90%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education47%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students86%
Female83%
Male89%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students64%
Female69%
Male59%
Black or African American58%
Asian85%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education19%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students40%
Female47%
Male33%
Black or African American25%
Asian74%
Hispanic34%
Multiracial45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Special education2%
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students72%
Female68%
Male76%
Black or African American70%
Asian95%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education25%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students47%
Female50%
Male44%
Black or African American37%
Asian84%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education8%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted47%
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 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

Geometry

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education78%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students97%
Female100%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted97%

U.S. History

All Students60%
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 education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted60%

World Geography

All Students74%
Female71%
Male76%
Black or African American62%
Asian96%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education30%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students62%
Female54%
Male70%
Black or African American50%
Asian89%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education31%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted62%
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
Hispanic 67% 52%
White 22% 29%
Black 5% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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) 1%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

Teacher resources

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MINERVA ABREGO
Fax number
  • (361) 994-6918

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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5225 Gollihar Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
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Phone: (361) 994-6900

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