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Dallas Can Academy At Pleasant Gro

Charter | 9-12 | 524 students

 

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Posted April 9, 2009

I must say that the teacher and adminstrators at Kennedy-Curry are knowledgeable in their subject matter. My child attended North Mesquite High School where she felt out of place with no guidance and no one seem to care. After enrolling her in TexansCan at Kennedy-Curry my daughter has a since became more responsible and speaks of her future. She talks about how she feel the teachers their listen to the students at least hear them out instead of yelling at them or trying to down them. she love the smaller class sizes. It allows for her to get the extra help she needs and want. I love what this school has done for my daughter ,her attuide has even changed she a bit more mild mannered. Submitted by a parent
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Posted May 22, 2007

I must say that the teacher at Kennedy-Curry are knowledgeable in their subject matter. My child attended Carter High School where he felt out of place with no guidance. After enrolling him in TexansCan at Kennedy-Curry my child has a sense of who he is. He often talks about how he has learn more at the can than he has learned in awhile. I love the smaller class sizes. It allows for my child to get the extra help he needs. I get a call at LEAST once a week from his advisors and teachers. I love what this scholl has done for my son.
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Posted February 5, 2006

Texans Can! Academy @Paul Quinn College is a very good school it is a hands on school the teachers care about you and so do the rest of the school staff. They have a State Champions Basketball team which I am a trainer for. The studenst are alright sometimes but other than that it is a great school.
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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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
22%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

127 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students85%
Female85%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students67%
Female69%
Male66%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students75%
Female72%
Male77%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "AEA: Academically Unacceptable".

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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
32%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
18%
Biology I

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
70%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
27%
English I Writing

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
8%
English II Reading

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
19%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
33%
World History

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
12%
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 Students36%
Female33%
Male40%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Special education25%
Not special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted36%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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

Biology I

All Students44%
Female52%
Male34%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Special education17%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students61%
Female72%
Male46%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students15%
Female22%
Male7%
Black or African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Special education11%
Not special education15%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted15%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students5%
Female9%
Male2%
Black or African American5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged4%
Special education0%
Not special education6%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English6%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant5%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted5%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students45%
Female45%
Male45%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students14%
Female19%
Male0%
Black or African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Special educationn/a
Not special education15%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English14%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted14%
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 Students54%
Female62%
Male43%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted55%
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 Students22%
Female25%
Male18%
Black or African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Special education0%
Not special education23%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted22%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students41%
Female47%
Male33%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted41%
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 50% 52%
Black 46% 13%
White 4% 29%
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%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 7%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • MENE KHEPERA
Fax number
  • (214) 372-2294

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