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Crystal City High School

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Posted November 11, 2011

Crystal City high school is a great school. It is the only success high school in Crystal City. The principal and staff are wonderful and work with my son to help him succeed. When you walk on the campus you can feel the positive atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2010

This School needs major changing among the administrators. CCISD has barely made it by passing TAKS. If nothing is done soon, I gurantee you the state will get involved. I read that our atheletic program is strong, I would have to disagree. Varsity football for the past three seasons has had no more than six games won. The band is way better! There needs to be change! People are more concern about atheletics than education. Our community needs to wake up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2008

Best school my child has been to so far great state recognized band and the best atheletic programs XD
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2004

Crystal City High School is one the best,my children graduated from college and have a great jobs. Thanks to Principal Castillo he was always there for my children and me. If you didn't see him maybe you were absent most of the time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2004

Crystal City High is an average school, it's an okay place to get an education. I must admit there is a handfull of excellent teachers, but there's a few who should be let go. I didn't see much of our principal, but hopefully that will change with our new principal. Crystal City has great athletes and a strong athletic program. There is plenty of things this school needs to improve on though.
—Submitted by a 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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

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 Students90%
Female89%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%
Algebra II

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

25 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.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%
English I Writing

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
42%
English II Reading

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
38%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
31%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
96%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%
World History

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

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 Students52%
Female55%
Male48%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English53%
Migrant40%
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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 Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English79%
Migrant68%
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

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

English I Reading

All Students44%
Female49%
Male38%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English45%
Migrant27%
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students32%
Female45%
Male18%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English33%
Migrant25%
Non-migrant33%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted29%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students51%
Female52%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrant14%
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students33%
Female37%
Male27%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrant17%
Non-migrant34%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted26%
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 Students75%
Female82%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrant60%
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students18%
Female6%
Male36%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education18%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted18%

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 Students53%
Female51%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English54%
Migrant57%
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students54%
Female53%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrant22%
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted50%
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 99% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
White N/A 29%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 5%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • PATRICIA CLARKSON
Fax number
  • (830) 374-3178

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805 East Crockett Street
Crystal City, TX 78839
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