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W High Adamson High School

Public | 9-12 | 1449 students

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $58,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $660.

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Posted April 23, 2012

The parents of W.H. Adamson HIgh School are proud of all the students and how well they respect the adults. The principal has welcome parents in her school to help motivate the students for succsessful future. Best schools in the country are when parents, teachers, adminstrators, staff and community works together to make sure that every student graduates and continues the path of higher education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2011

This school is not very well maintained. Walking in there feels like middle school all over again.


Posted August 13, 2006

This school is the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2006

The best school in Oak Cliff by far, I don't know if that is saying much or not though.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 4, 2005

The school is in a very good location,its really nice to attend an antique building. Our sports department has its moments, on the fields or off. Parents have complimented on the improvements on our band, and art programs we have here at Adamsom High. Most of the cheers and joy(during the games)come from overzealous parents or fomer students that come to watch. Being a part of this school has better myself, in many ways. If you come to visit are school, we or any of are funture students will greet you and you company, with open arms.
—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.

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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

352 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

357 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

332 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

332 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

320 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

332 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students92%
Female95%
Male90%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%

Math

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%

Science

All Students92%
Female93%
Male92%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female98%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged99%
Special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
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 "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

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

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%
Algebra II

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

458 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
47%
English I Writing

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

492 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
32%
English II Reading

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

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

314 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.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
95%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
41%
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.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%
World History

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

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
48%
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 Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education55%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students94%
Female92%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students80%
Female77%
Male83%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education63%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students77%
Female69%
Male83%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education42%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students45%
Female49%
Male42%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education10%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talented84%
Non-Gifted41%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students28%
Female34%
Male24%
Black or African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Special education3%
Not special education30%
Limited English proficient (LEP)16%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Gifted/talented61%
Non-Gifted25%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students71%
Female66%
Male74%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education28%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students40%
Female36%
Male44%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special education16%
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted37%
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 Students81%
Female79%
Male83%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education62%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted80%
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 Students71%
Female67%
Male75%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education30%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students62%
Female50%
Male72%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education26%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted59%
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 95% 52%
Black 3% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
White 1% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 25%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • JANIE ORTEGA
Fax number
  • (972) 749-1401

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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201 East 9th Street
Dallas, TX 75203
Phone: (972) 749-1400

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