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Daingerfield High School

Public | 9-12 | 330 students

 

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Posted November 17, 2013

I'm a junior at DHS. I'm a cheerleader, member of the band and drama club, and student council as well as National Honor Society. So, you could say that I participate in just about everything. Honestly, Daingerfield is a good school and they're very dedicated to their sports program. It's the kids that are starting to get lazy and not care. The children only care about going out and partying and getting high. The grades are slipping terribly. And it's not because the teachers aren't teaching well, it's because of the students lack the motivation to do good in school. The students here have great potential, they just need that push to see that they can be better and get a better reputation for our school.


Posted November 5, 2012

DHS has a great atheletics program but thats all people focus on. I am a senior in band of this school and I can honestly say that if it wasn't for our principle the arts would be lost. Our community never cheer our band on nor care about any other art programs. Also If we had more teachers that wouldn't take so much bad behavior from our many unruly students this place would be a lot better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2011

I think that the teachers are trying but they should find more creative ways to teach the kids. Try to relate to something in their lives, and work on that. Most of the students are busy or worried about something in their own lives rather than school. My son is a very smart kid but unless you challenge him with something that he is interested in you would not really see it. It has to be fun or interesting to him in order for him to really get in to it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

I am a Jr. at Daingerfield High School. I think that our school has a very good athletic program. but they care way to much about it. I also think that because of this TAKS test the teachers push and push so much stuff in so little time on us. If they made it fun than maybe we would pass every time. i think Daingerfield is an ok school i guess.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2009

Hi:) I am a current 6th grader at DJHS. You can't blame the school for what the students do. I am on the math & science team & am proud to say that I am the 6th grade calauclator champ. 9 out of 10 members qualified to go to state in San Antonio. 5 stars DJHS!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2009

Daingerfield is a very outstanding school. If the the kids are not passing it's bc their parents are not getting involved. The teachers are teaching the best they possibly can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2008

DHS does have an outstanding sports program, but our academics is not as poor as some of the previous reviews report. We have an active group of about 50-70 students who participate in UIL academic contests and a number who have advanced beyond district. We have a superb math team with great roots from junior high competition. Our school has an active Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter that competes at the regional and state levels every year and has had national qualifiers for at least the last 3 years. Our FFA chapter participates in all of the academic contests offered by its organization, like Parliamentary Procedure, Quiz Team, Skills, Public Relations, and so on. We also have a Health Occupations club, a Spanish Club, and an FCCLA club who all compete in academic contests pertaining to their respective fields.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 30, 2008

Poor quality of education, getting worse. Would not reccommend sending any kids to this school young or older.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2008

Daingerfield high school is the best 2a school around. The athletic program is off the charts & the grades are getting better each year!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2008

I am a parent of a sophmore student. She is being well prepared for college and life in her classes. She has been very successful in several extracurricular activities - not sports. She does not let the few unruly students interfere with her education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

I am a former DHS student, and the quality of this High School is below average to say the least. The faculty is mostly new and not very good. They interact very little with the students. Most of the older teachers have retired due to the nature of the students. The bad kids make it very hard for the good students to learn. The school has enforced very strict discipline policies that make DHS like a jail rather than a high school. All the school cares about is their sports programs. DHS does not stand for academics. I would not recommend sending anyone to this high school to receive a quality education.


Posted September 16, 2007

I am a former student of dhs (class of 2007) and I would under no circumstances recommend daingerfield high school. My freshman year was not so bad, but as my senior year rolled around I was begging to leave. There needs to be a big change.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 15, 2007

The high school has failed TAKS overall. if it was possible i would pull my son out of this school. They care for sports and nothing else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

I am a very concerned parent of a DHS student. The high school has failed TAKS overall. How very sad! The school puts too much emphasis on sports and NOT enough on academics. We are moving out of this school district because my child deserves a good education. The administration is not strong enough to lead this school to be great. It's mediocre at best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

I go to Daingerfield HS and believe that it is a different experience. I enjoyed the first two years at the school, but last year was an experience all-right. There are now too many trouble makers that don't follow the rules and guidelines set out by the staff. This next year will be my senior year, and I am dreading some of it because most of the good and nice teachers resigned or are going to different schools because there are too many problem children to deal with. It isn't the schools fault, it's just that the kids are incorigable. They have no faith in themselves most of the time, and they don't try to do their very best. I would give the school an A for effort, but a C for the students behavior because they don't listen to anything worth- while the teachers have to say.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2007

My kids go to School in Daingerfield. I give Daingerfield School B+ everyone is so nice and the teachers talk to you about your kids problems and what to do to help. They have a great sports and music departments and good parent involvement in all levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

If your looking for a school for minority children, this is it. Academic programs I'd give a 2 on a scale of 1-5. No music programs that I'm aware of but if you like sports, this school has gone to state numerous times. I've took my son out for his senior year because it was so bad. I'd give Daingerfield High School a C-.
—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.

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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

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

All Students94%
Female97%
Male92%
Black or African American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged98%
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 "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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%
Algebra II

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

7 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
32%
Biology I

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
16%
English I Reading

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
60%
English I Writing

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
55%
English II Reading

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
100%
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

 
 
28%
World Geography

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
64%
World History

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

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%
Female77%
Male57%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education0%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
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
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education43%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students76%
Female83%
Male68%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students44%
Female54%
Male37%
Black or African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special education0%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students45%
Female53%
Male40%
Black or African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education29%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students64%
Female62%
Male67%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students40%
Female44%
Male34%
Black or African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted35%
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 Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education40%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
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 Students55%
Female52%
Male57%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education38%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students58%
Female57%
Male59%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted55%
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
Black 47% 13%
White 38% 29%
Hispanic 12% 52%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 14%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • LARRY MIEARS
Fax number
  • (903) 645-7662

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Daingerfield, TX 75638
Phone: (903) 645-3968

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