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Kipp Truth Academy

Charter | 4-8 | 376 students

We are best known for rigor & structure.

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $56,600. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $770.

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted August 10, 2014

KIPP Truth Academy has an exceptional qualified staff to address the needs of today Kippster's. Dallas public schools did not work well for a widow with two sons that relocated from the east coast. Therefore, Kipp Truth Academy was recommended from a public school teacher! This was the best choice I've made pertaining to my son. Kipp is developing great leader's that is focusing on GOOD CHARACTER. It takes more than being smart to be a great leader in this day in age. So I'm a proud parent to work along side this insighful staff to help prepare our Kippster's for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

My son was most admitted to KIPP for next school year. We are very excited. When we went to the open house, my child was inspired by the classwork on display and the information shared. He said KIPP was his first choice for middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2012

I am a KIPP parent. Teachers are committed to the kids education my daughter is a 5th grader and she has learned so much in the first month of school. She reads about four to five books a month and that s good because my daughter did not like to read. She keeps asking can we go buy more books. My child gets homework every school day and she get it done with no problem all students has their teachers phone number it s there responsibly to call when they need help not the parents. They teach the kids about life how to speak and fallow rules. I m so Love KIPP TRUTH ACADEMY
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

I have written my positive review on KIPP, what I see that needs attention is the dropping off and picking up of students. The school has all the rules of how the students should act , but the parents and guardians do not show any courtesy in the pick up and drop off area. Cars park, blocking, and will not move even when teachers ask them to, it gets congested and would like to have police patrol the area of when the students at least get out. Students hang around in the back stairs blocking the stairs and this particular kid is always punching others and they run around in front of in coming cars, I use this area because it is less congested and don't want it to be banned for us not to pick up our child on account of some undiscipline students. I give KIPP A HIGH 5 for their teaching but the unrulely parents I know you can not help unless you have someone monitoring the area. Thank you a concerned parent.


Posted June 23, 2010

My family loves this school. My daughter, step-daughter, a nephew and a cousin attend KIPP. The stay excited about going to school dispite the 10 hour school days, weekend homework & having to attend school for 4 hours on some Saturdays. That says a lot about the staff. The teachers remind me of my private school teachers. They are willing to do whatever it takes to educate the students as well as constantly encouraging higher learning and building character in our children. Any parent who is serious about their child's education and plan for them to attend college please enroll them in KIPP because they will be well prepared for success in High School, College and Life!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

I am a KIPP parent. Teachers are committed to education like they were when I was a child. They prepare for lessons after hours, are still committed afterhours and are in constant contact with parents. They are available from 7 am until 9 pm every day. They call me, the parent, when there is an issue. They never allow an incident to escalate! They are training my child to become a global citizen. She will be able to successfully compete with anybody in the world! As for structure and discipline, they support the teachings in my home. My child gets homework every school day. The KIPP Truth mantra is tenacity, respect, understanding, teamwork and honor. All these characteristics are needed to be a success in any endeavor. Sports are an extracurricular activity not career training. Go KIPP!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

I am a student at Kipp Truth, and I just wanted to say that KIPP has helped choose what I want to be when I grow up and more. I want to say that KIPP has opened so many doors for me and the 8th Graders. They get scholarships to schools like Bishop Dunne, Greenhill, Kent, Hampton prep, Darlington and many more. I am Sarah Renee Garner a 6th grader at KIPP TRUTH and if you want your kids to get an education where the teachers care about them check it out.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2008

My son is a a 6th grade student at Kipp Truth Academy . I truly felt that the school was too strict when he was first enrolled. The children stand in a single file line waiting for pick up after school, while reading a book. There is no talking ever, not even at lunch. The girls are not allowed to even wear lip gloss.. I am singing a new tune today. I took my son out of this school and enrolled him in a school with my other children. One week later I was re-enrolling him in Kipp. My son became depressed. His enthusiasm to learn was gone, his uphill stride to college was diminishing rapidly. He came home everyday and stated that he didn't learn a thing. He made such a strong case for Kipp, and educational excellence that we had no choice but to take him back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2007

I am a parent of a daughter that has been attending since it's 1st fifth grade class opened. She is now in 8th and I have 2 more there and 3 more on their way. KIPP has been the best thing educationally to ever happen to my children. They have thrived at KIPP, with their scores elevating higher each year. Thanks to KIPP, my oldest was just accepted to a great high school. Instead of focusing on superficial things, KIPP kids are reminded every day to focus on college. The plays every year put on by the kids are awesome, with the kids, parents, and teachers really pulling together. At KIPP, it's all about team and family. I have been a KIPP parent for 4 years and look forward to many more with my other girls. Please consider KIPP for your child, you will not regret it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2006

KIPP TRUTH Academy is an amazing place for children to learn. I have never seen children as excited about learning and attending college as they are at TRUTH. Everyone should be lucky enough to have their child at that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

I am throughly disappointed with this school. I have gotten the feeling that the school is treating our children like misfits. Some of the staff even treat many of the parents bad. I feel that for some reason many of the staff members don't feel we care about our children education, by comparing Kipp with many of DISD Schools in Dallas. Kipp gives incentives Kipp bucks each week as a way of discipling the children, and take most of the bucks back by the end of the week every week. I believe the school should be checked out. I do feel the curriculum is good for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
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The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

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The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

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The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

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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 82% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
77%
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 84% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
94%
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 86% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
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 85% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 95% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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

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Math

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Not migrantn/a
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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

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Female80%
Male84%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female69%
Male80%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female84%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education67%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female77%
Male92%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education57%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female90%
Male100%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female92%
Male97%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female94%
Male100%
Black or African American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female81%
Male88%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
81%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
75%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 63% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
57%
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

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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

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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

English Language Arts

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Not economically disadvantaged100%
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Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
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Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted69%
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

English Language Arts

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Math

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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

English Language Arts

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Female88%
Male82%
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Math

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Writing

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Female70%
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
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Gifted/talentedn/a
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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

English Language Arts

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Female91%
Male84%
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantaged100%
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Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
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Bilingualn/a

Math

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Science

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Gifted/talentedn/a
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Bilingualn/a

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Whiten/a
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Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
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Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted73%
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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Physics

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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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 61% 52%
Black 36% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
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) 38%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Academically Recognized (2010)
  • Academically Recognized (2009)
  • Academically Recognized (2008)

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MICHAEL HORNE
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (214) 375-2990

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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