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J L Long Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1226 students

 

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 19, 2014

Many parents would like their child in another schools but many children that are in in 5th grade their years continue what about your child many things have change this year many children move living their elementary school friends that they now for 7 years


Posted February 10, 2014

My sister goes to this school and it's the worst school ever! This will be the last year she will be there. The teachers are no good and just don't care about their students and behavior. I would NOT recommend this school!


Posted February 5, 2014

I would not consider this school to be a learning friendly school. The principal is wonderful and cutting edge with her ideas but unfortunately she is only one person fighting for and with a truly overly burdened school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2013

This is my 7th consecutive year of being a parent at JL Long (my other kids have moved on to high school)...and after the last few weeks of some very poor communication and unprofessional actions on the administration's part...I no longer recommend this school. It has been a nightmare to say the least...and in my 18 years of being a DISD Parent I've never had to file a formal complaint until now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2013

im a student there, and my life has been threatened! teachers are being fired for harassment, and the principle is rude and no respect for the people or staff! I've been bullied constantly with scars and bruises and the counselors send women who laugh every word u speak! my parents have threatened to sue the school for me being beaten in front of teachers! this school needs to be shut down fast!


Posted July 19, 2012

My daughter is starting her third year and has had a good experience. She has enjoyed Pre-AP classes, sports, choir, science team. Staying informed just takes going out to the website and getting the e-newsletter. Looking forward to 2012 and more parent / community involvement. GO LONG!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2012

WORST SCHOOL I'VE EVER BEEN TO! The kids harass, the principal doesn't know anyhting, and the teachers don't care about you. At all.


Posted May 6, 2012

I HATE J.L. LONG!! I was bullied there ALOT and it took a long time for them to stop it. There are kid with drugs there to even in 6th grade. The only thing good about the school is some of its teachers including the choir teacher! The choir teacher was so much fun and i had a blast in her class!!! ~a student at jl long


Posted March 23, 2012

This school is horriable and they lable every student the same as a bad child. my sister came from a small town where she made ab honor roll every year to j.l long where she gets no kind of help by any of the teachers and they daily tell her she is bad and wont go far you dont tell a 13 year old girl these things. they have never taken the time to give her a honest chance from day one they did nothing but treat her like a bad child who all in all was just confused. horriable teachers and admin. and i cant wait to move and put her in a school that actually puts forth and effort to see the children do good in all aspects of life.,


Posted March 6, 2012

Long now offers International Baccalaureate curriculum plus Mandarin Chinese. Excellent principal who grew up in the area and has her own child in the school - truly dedicated and I hope she will stay for many years, which I believe is her intention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2012

This school has a very diverse and wonderful education system. My daughter there has made many life long friends and loves her teachers. She loves her classes. J.L.Long offers many kinds of classes and electives, and each one teaches a life long skill. I recommend this school to the fullest!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2011

My daughter started at Long this year and seems to really like the school. However, I have already had to go speak to the Principle about some bullying not only of my child but others and the lack of supervision. I have seen several instances where the kids are outright disrectful and intentionally try to skirt the rules with no consequences. A more direct, sternful, discipline method needs to be enforced for many of the students otherwise our prison system is just waiting for them. Secondly, I know she is learning and doing work, but when she brings home homework the problems are all written on paper as there are no books to work from or to reference as a parent trying to help in this process. Additionally, if they did have books they don't have lockers to place them into between classes. Having said all this, my daughter will continue this year and if she continues to like it will stay as I do see many in the Lakewood area trying to make it the school it should be for Lakewood area families. If Lakewood area residents will continue to support it by sending their children there, then we have a chance to change the dynamics of the school and make an impact for good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2011

My oldest is in his second year at Long and he really enjoys being here. He loves Science and is involved on the Math/Science Team, which placed 3rd at State Competition last year. They are also in their Candidacy year for the IB Middle School Program, which I think will make this school even better. The only thing I would have to be negative about is the reconstruction that they started during the summer is carrying over into the school year and major part of the lower hallways in the front of the school have no ceiling covers to keep wires and pipes from being exposed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2011

I hear a lot of good things about Long, I have met the principal and was very impressed by what she had to say. Would any of the Long parents please review the school and give me reasons why I should send my child here? I would love to read some positive reviews.


Posted February 27, 2011

Absolutely gang-land....run far and fast away from this place. This place is horrible. Teachers being threatened, kids intimidated by thugs.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2010

The thing I like most about Long is the after school program run by Big Thoughts. This is a tough age. But I've found that the encouragement and involvement from these activities have boosted my daughter's self confidence and enthusiasm about school overall, which has also positively affected her grades. The jury is still out on the academic part....not sure it is challenging enough. But for a Dallas public middle school, this one isn't too bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

This school is completely out of hand. It is a playground. There are not any staff on the black top to control the kids. There is barely any communication from the school as to functions that are going on.. most of the time we have found out about it 30 min before hand or after it has happened. All kids are considered bad right off hand and the good kids have to struggle to be heard. The staff and the teachers are overwhelmed with the kids and treat them all as if they are criminals to begin with. The teachers are great but the administration and faculity are stressed and look to the parents to tell them how to do their jobs. The school needs a complete make over from the principle on down. There is no structure at all. Woodrow is loosing great kids because of Long.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

This my son's first year at Long and he absolutely loves it. We've done private and public, small and large, and this is his favorite school. He is excelling in advanced classes and loves the extracurriculars. Strong but nurtring leadership, wonderul teachers, and exciting new progams such as the International Baccalaureate make this school even more of a great place to watch your child grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

Long is an excellent school with a very rich, diverse group of students. The teachers work very hard to provide every student a great education. The kids who want to do well, do very well. In addition, they learn how to work with kids from all races and backgrounds. My kids have had an excellent experience and received an outstanding education at Long.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

J L Long regularly places high or wins in math and science state competition. They have beaten the prestigious St. Mark's, one of the top private schools in the nation. Don't waste your money on private schools.
—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.

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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 84% in 2011.

399 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

406 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

365 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

370 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

356 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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 85% in 2011.

323 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

323 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

320 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

315 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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

All Students74%
Female82%
Male67%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education33%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented92%

Math

All Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
Black or African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education23%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented90%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education27%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented95%

Math

All Students68%
Female73%
Male64%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education26%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented88%

Writing

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education48%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented97%
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 Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black or African American88%
Asian80%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education42%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students77%
Female78%
Male77%
Black or African American70%
Asian60%
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education38%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented98%

Science

All Students63%
Female57%
Male70%
Black or African American67%
Asian60%
Hispanic55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education23%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented88%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female89%
Male90%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education69%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
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 71% in 2013.

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%
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

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education38%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual80%

Math

All Students74%
Female75%
Male74%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education48%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingual80%
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

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education46%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female69%
Male82%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education69%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students59%
Female62%
Male56%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education30%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted52%
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

All Students82%
Female89%
Male77%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education70%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education74%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented72%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female73%
Male76%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education57%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students65%
Female63%
Male68%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education43%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted61%
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

Algebra I

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
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Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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Biology I

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Chemistry

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English I Reading

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Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

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Whiten/a
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Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

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Malen/a
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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English II Writing

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Malen/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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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
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Not special educationn/a
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Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

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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 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

Physics

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Malen/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Not special educationn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
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U.S. History

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Whiten/a
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World Geography

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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

World History

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Malen/a
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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
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 "Academically Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 74% 50%
White 16% 31%
Black 8% 13%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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
  • Danielle Petters
Fax number
  • (972) 502-4701

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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6116 Reiger Ave
Dallas, TX 75214
Phone: (972) 502-4700

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