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Ray High School

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Posted April 9, 2014

As a parent of a student here I can say this is a great school. They are true to tradition! Also congrats to a great principal, Cissy Perez, she is principal of the year for Texas! She's a great principal, very polite, friendly, professional, and it's obvious she really cares about the students at Ray. The atmosphere of the school is nice, parents and students are welcomed with open arms. All of the teachers are great as well! We have had only one unpleasant experience with a teacher, Stacy Gonzalez, Tex-Ann Director and English teacher. She was the rudest woman I've ever met. Other than that this school is great. Also, they have senior mentors for freshman students. Absolutely recommend this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

My School Is The BOMB ! ! ! ! <3 The Teachers Are Great (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2010

Most teachers at this school are unhappy; they are treated as highly disposable and not as professionals. They are blamed for everything, no matter how hard they try or care; the ones who get by are the ones who stopped caring. The learning environment is in decay as classes are huge in core subjects and teachers are not supported in discipline. Many teachers in standard classes will find their classes with 50%+ special ed. Most of the teachers are becoming ill due to the high-level of stress in an at-risk environment where there is little support and little teamwork. Due to 3+ years of poor TAKS performance, the focus of this school has become drill, drill, drill students on TAKS questions. Generally, new teachers are not given support, guidance, nor mentoring. Most senior staff are just counting the days to retirement and newer staff are moving on after burn-out.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 22, 2010

I am so dissapointed in this school. The principal was suppose to be a star, but is far from it. She is all talk, no action. She is all about her. What a mess!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

True, W.B.Ray has had it's share of hardships, but it is amazingly on its way up, and has gotten there in so many areas. Administration and dedicated teachers lead the reasons for its' sucess. Those that are there in the day to day business of the school care and make a difference. It has great attributes and is awesome.
—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.

489 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

479 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

433 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

409 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

405 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

417 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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 95% in 2013.

402 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

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 Students96%
Female99%
Male94%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students91%
Female89%
Male94%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education76%
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.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
61%
Algebra II

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
100%
English I Reading

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

517 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%
English I Writing

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

537 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%
English II Reading

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

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

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.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
47%
U.S. History

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

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

491 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%
World History

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

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

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 Students42%
Female39%
Male45%
Black or African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special education24%
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students69%
Female66%
Male71%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education41%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students62%
Female60%
Male64%
Black or African American50%
Asian100%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students59%
Female58%
Male60%
Black or African American43%
Asian100%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education5%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students40%
Female42%
Male38%
Black or African American13%
Asian100%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education0%
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted32%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students65%
Female65%
Male66%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education38%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students46%
Female51%
Male39%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education8%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted38%
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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students81%
Female81%
Male80%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education14%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

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

U.S. History

All Students40%
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 English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted40%

World Geography

All Students63%
Female53%
Male73%
Black or African American64%
Asian100%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education21%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students50%
Female42%
Male58%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education25%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted44%
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 83% 50%
White 12% 31%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Cecilia Reynolds-Perez
Fax number
  • (361) 852-6528

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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