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L G Pinkston High School

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Posted August 16, 2010

Good school lots of field trips which is why our history grades are the best..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

I have twins that attend this school. This school is the best because of its teachers and staff. The students try their hardest and best. The school is kind of old but my kids love it. They wouldnt want to go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2008

pinkston is a great school it is getting better everday it is the best school in texas to me


Posted January 24, 2008

My G.f was going to move to this school while an example.She and her parents went looking around the place a gang of guys started shouting vulgar slang and wistling her over like a dog I dont care how great you think it is in the classroom no kid deserves to have to endure that kinda abuse anywhere let alone in a school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2008

I work at Pinkston. Come and see the changes. You will be impressed. We have raised the bar on achievement. We are preparing students for success in any higher education setting. We are struggling to change the image from years of biased opinions. We love and take care of students here. It's getting better daily.


Posted December 21, 2005

I feel that Pinkston have good academic programs, but not enough of the music and performing arts activities. The parent involvement is very low and need more parent involvement.
—Submitted by a former 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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

247 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

251 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

250 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

252 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%

Science

All Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education79%
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 Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "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.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
75%
Algebra II

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
45%
English I Writing

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

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
27%
English II Reading

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
59%
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
36%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
95%
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.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
68%
World History

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students44%
Female51%
Male37%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special education22%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talented85%
Non-Gifted39%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students84%
Female73%
Male90%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students66%
Female68%
Male63%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special education60%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented85%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students60%
Female67%
Male54%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education30%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented74%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students35%
Female45%
Male26%
Black or African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special education13%
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Gifted/talented71%
Non-Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students16%
Female21%
Male12%
Black or African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Special education0%
Not special education17%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%
Gifted/talented35%
Non-Gifted14%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students56%
Female64%
Male50%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education33%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented75%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students20%
Female21%
Male19%
Black or African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special education11%
Not special education20%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
Gifted/talented50%
Non-Gifted17%
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 Students61%
Female70%
Male52%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education36%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students55%
Female55%
Male55%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education28%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students53%
Female52%
Male54%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special education27%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented58%
Non-Gifted53%
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 69% 50%
Black 28% 13%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
White 1% 31%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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
  • Norma Villegas
Fax number
  • (972) 502-2701

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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Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: (972) 502-2700

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