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South Oak Cliff High School

Public | 9-12 | 1231 students

 

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Posted December 9, 2013

I love my school no doubt but it's just not some where you want your kids to go to school it is really hood it's hard for teachers at this school to teach class do to all the issues and disruptions in class when the school is good it's ok when it is bad it's something horrible I want to leave but there's no where for me I am sticking it out until I can transfer there are some schools I hope can take me like Molina or Adamson or sunset and the teachers are really helpful the front office staff is so nerve racking they are not helpful with certain things they make things harder then it has to be we need a new principal not right for the school


Posted August 3, 2013

It is a great school the new principal will make some great improve to the school they deserve a better reputation then they have most people don't know what goes on here we have pride in our school I will agree the teachers could do better
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2009

South Oak Cliff High School is a wounderful school the best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

We don't give SOC credit. All the negative news is in the past. They are doing great things over there. The principal Regina Jones is doing a great job. The kids a focused and interested in learning. If we can get past the hype SOC can be a top notch school. How many principal's call with a wake up call to come to saturday school or to just let know parents know what is going on at the school. Go Golden Bears!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

Your school is very nice and your web page is inspireing dreams
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2008

I think Souht Oak Cliff H.S. is heading in the right directions. I believe the school has a great leader (Ms. Regina Jones) I believe Ms. Jones has a great team behind her. I have a son that will be entering the 10th grade he loves his school. This school deserves a 4.5. I like to say to the principal remember it's all about our future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2008

South Oak Cliff High School is an educational experience that shouldn't be underestimated. I attended SOC from 2001-2005 and I can honestly say that it had alot of positive influence on who I am today, and what I want to be tomorrow.


Posted June 13, 2007

This school has made exceptional gains this year. We are very proud of the new leadership team and the academic direction the school is taking. The students excelled this year academically and athletically. This school is back on track!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2006

I think over all the school ids good their is leadership problem when it comes to some of the teachers they seem not to care are they try to be like the student and not the adults
—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.

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.

267 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

267 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

277 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

281 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

283 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

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 Students87%
Female92%
Male80%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%

Math

All Students74%
Female77%
Male70%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%

Science

All Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
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 "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

Algebra I

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

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
50%
Algebra II

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
60%
Biology I

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

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
15%
English I Reading

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

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
41%
English I Writing

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

434 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
24%
English II Reading

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

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
90%
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.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
58%
World History

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

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

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 Students42%
Female45%
Male39%
Black or African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special education8%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talented78%
Non-Gifted39%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students91%
Female80%
Male100%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education26%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education52%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students36%
Female39%
Male33%
Black or African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Special education12%
Not special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted32%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students20%
Female23%
Male17%
Black or African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Special education0%
Not special education21%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
Gifted/talented40%
Non-Gifted18%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students50%
Female55%
Male45%
Black or African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education16%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students22%
Female25%
Male19%
Black or African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Special education0%
Not special education24%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Gifted/talented58%
Non-Gifted18%
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 Students58%
Female59%
Male58%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education33%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented81%
Non-Gifted56%
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 Students47%
Female44%
Male50%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special education9%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented73%
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students42%
Female38%
Male45%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special education19%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talented71%
Non-Gifted39%
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
Black 72% 13%
Hispanic 27% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
White N/A 29%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 10%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%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
  • RONALD MORRIS
Fax number
  • (214) 932-7001

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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3601 South Marsalis Avenue
Dallas, TX 75216
Phone: (214) 932-7000

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