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Flour Bluff High School

Public | 9-12 | 1911 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 22, 2013

I give this school, and the entire district, zero stars. As someone with extensive experience with this district, both as an employee and a parent, I can rightfully say that the leadership is the poorest it has ever been. Not to mention that almost every administrator is of entirely of one race, never hiding the fact that they favor students and parents of their same race. In the last four to five years, several highly qualified, motivated, and experienced teachers and staff members left the district because they were often told to keep their opinions and ideas to themselves. Furthermore, any teacher who tries to implement change based on new knowledge acquired in a master's or doctoral program is quickly run out of the district. Once considered a model school by the community, local university, and junior college FBISD has now become the example of what poor leadership can do to a once thriving district. If you have a choice, do not enroll your kids in this district, you will be very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

FBHS teachers, staff and administrators have high expectations for students and help them reach their goals. The rigorous courses and excellent teachers put students on the road to college and career success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

I am a Flour Bluff graduate who moved away to Dallas, and moved back to Corpus Christi so my daughter could attend FB in 5th grade. What a difference from her past schools! They always have something going on to motivate the kids. There is such community spirit. And my daughter is really absorbing what she learns! I gave FB 5 stars! The administrative and teachers have always been friendly and helpful, her teachers keep in contact with both praises and her weaknesses, there is tons of extracurricular activities... As of yet I have nothing negative to say about the school as a past student and the parent of a student now!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2009

The only thing I dislike about the school is their problem with keeping attendance. I don't know how many times my child was counted absence when she was really there and the teacher later admitted to their mistake. Yet they turn around and make the same mistakes again and again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Flour Bluff High School provides a safe, secure environment, where my student can learn from excellent teachers. My son was a new student to the school district last year, but he was never treated like a new student. Flour Bluff High School has a fair amount of student turnover because it includes an army depot and naval base. Perhaps because of this, the staff and students are always very welcoming to new students. I am also very impressed with the teaching staff, who are extremely competent in teaching their subject areas. My son's teachers are always doing their very best to prepare him for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2008

I am a graduate of Flour Bluff, as are both of my sisters (one who attended K-12). My son is a freshman now & has been there since kinder. If you are going to live in South Texas, this is ultimately the best school district around. It has always been academicly oriented and has great school/community spirit. Flour Bluff has the feel of a small town, while still being in the city. The academic teams are always high ranking as are many of the athletic teams. The NJROTC has been the National Champions for over 10 years! Again, I wouldn't send my children anywhere else. Go Hornets!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2008

i give a five star rating it is an awsome school!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 24, 2007

Best school in South Texas. We moved so my kids could go to FB. Best NJROTC in the US 5 years in a row. Hard but fair.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2007

This campus did NOT serve my child well. The campus administration caters to the wealthy parents. The rest of the parental and student needs are not met. There is no parent involveemtn because parents are not welcomed. I regret ever allowing my child to attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2007

I think flour bluff school gives 100% to the kids , this is the first school my son has stayed in and he has a B ave over all and I am happy with the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2006

Wow. Lets see here, Flour Bluff. It is an EXCELLENT school. I will be attending High School this year in California, but dearly miss Flour Bluff. Flour Bluff is a community oriented school and the teachers and staff do an EXCELLENT job. The extra activities are of those that I absolutely loved. The kids are nice. Not judgemental and everyone seems to get a long just fine with everyone else. I can DEFINATLY say that FB is one of the BEST schools in the district. Not just because I attended it but just because the principles and morals they put into the teens minds everyday. They help when some of the teens there thought no one else could. And academically they are truly awesome. Our athletics climbs very high too. Were very well devoted to it. I just plain out love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2006

As a past graduate and a parent of 3 children in Flour Bluff, I would not recommend any other school than Flour Bluff. Awesome curriculum and wonderful extracurricular activities!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2006

This school offers a vast range of classes, and it has a student body that is diverse and interesting
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 12, 2006

Flour Bluff is one of the best schools academically in the area. There are also many extracurricular activities available for all kinds of interests.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 12, 2005

Our daughter had a good experience at FB. She entered in the 11th grade after attending a private school. She was able to become involved in sports and choir. She had very good teachers in her AP classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2005

I see that the parents at this school are not that involved with the student activities.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 5, 2005

Wonderful teachers, excellent program, nurturning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2005

Excellent programs, very good sports teams, extreemly hight level of parent involment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

This school has had the best education staff that my 3 childeren have gone too. My first 2 childeren graduated from this school and both got accepted to a&m college station, and my last is the 10th grade. If there was any school in Corpus that you would want to send your child to it should be Flour Bluff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2004

This school is very helpful if you want to learn how to take a test but besides that they only teach you how to take test they need to tell their teachers to spread out there teachers curriculum. The front office is excellent. Nice principals there. Counselors aren't all that helpful they rarely helped in anything that was asked.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

About these ratings

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.

479 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

478 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

438 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

431 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

439 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

439 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

419 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian95%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education90%
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.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%
Algebra II

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

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%
English I Writing

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

435 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%
English II Reading

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

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
67%
English II Writing

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

431 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
44%
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%
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.

492 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%
World History

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

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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 Students83%
Female88%
Male79%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education79%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
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
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education67%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Black or African American67%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Black or African American75%
Asian90%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education26%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students56%
Female61%
Male53%
Black or African American57%
Asian80%
Hispanic49%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education20%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
Black or African American62%
Asian78%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education21%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students68%
Female76%
Male61%
Black or African American31%
Asian67%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education16%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students98%
Female95%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted97%

English III Writing

All Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%

Geometry

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education71%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Black or African American63%
Asian92%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education39%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
Black or African American50%
Asian80%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education38%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted74%
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 54% 29%
Hispanic 35% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 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 7%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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2505 Waldron Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone: (361) 694-9100

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