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Harmony School Of Nature & Athleti

Charter | K-12 | 691 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 11 ratings
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
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Posted May 25, 2014

My child attended this school this year and it has been turned into a military boot camp for students from somewhere else. This was the worst school my daughter has attended. She is not challenged and her teachers do not care about her bettering her education. She is stressed out and for the first time was bullied in her first week by a fellow student. The dean of dicipline does not care and im surprised students are still coming here. Duncanville was a much better fit for her although i will teach her to hang out with the right crowd because peer pressure is strong now. Please do your child and yourself a favor by not exposing them to the drugs , sex , and drama at harmony school of nature and athletics. My child was harrased and they left a rude voicemail on her phone threatening her. Worst school ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2014

It's okay, I guess. Has a sort of cozy feel to it since there are so little people. Teachers are pretty good, depending on which ones you have. Wouldn't recommend the school lunch though. Beautiful view from the many windows in the classrooms :-) The classes are pretty rigorous but you'll get used to it. 3 stars


Posted May 5, 2014

in terms of an education, harmony is a pretty good school, i am a sophomore at this school, and i have been attending since the school opened. a key factor though that makes me give the school is the heavy focus on education...while many parents may believe that an education is what my child needs to be successful n the corporate world, but what a child really needs is a well rounded experience of life early so that they can understand the meaning of a truly successful life where you are able and ready to attack life with a multitude of views other than the one you learn from a book


Posted May 2, 2014

I could not say enough great things about the school, teachers, and leadership. This school offers rigorous, challenging academic programs and extra-curricula activities including gardening, archery, fencing clubs. This is our third year and we are very proud to be Harmony Tiger!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2014

-Its' a good school, but needs funding for experienced teachers. My daughter is an accelerated student and makes good grades, but now she is bored; been at Harmony since the doors opened -Need to enforce rules that are in place. -Front office needs organization -Phys Ed should be required for all students, both semesters not just one. -Quality of Student Enrollment - are you still interviewing the parents and the kids before accepting them? If not, go back to interviewing to keep the riff raft out before the school goes down. -Ditch the chrome books. They require less interaction. Truth be told, many of the students don't like them. And, the c/ books have made some of your teachers lazy... -Need sponsors for extracurricular activities if you want well rounded students, not robots. -School needs to be more visible in the community it's located in We will consider Harmony for another year to see if things turn around. I have a younger child that starts kindergarten 2014-15, but already having issues with paperwork. This seems to be an ongoing problem with your front office.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2014

My children are in their 3rd year at Harmony. I have 2 in elementary and one in middle school. I am extremely happy with the education they have received at Harmony. I have experienced good communication with teachers and they seem to genuinely care about the students' education. It's a safe environment and the administration staff are on top of discipline issues. There is a reward system for students who exhibit appropriate school behavior and a discipline system for those students that don't exhibit appropriate behavior. Also, there are character education classes that address real issues and encourages students to make the right choices in life. The curriculum is good and shared with parents via the website. They welcome parent feedback through an annual survey. I would strongly recommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2014

We have our 1st child attended this school when it first opened, and now the 2nd one was also attended the same school in elementary. We are very happy so far. The discipline system is great. Teachers comminicate well with parents. Everytime we send emails with questions, we always get the reply back within that same day. We also want to mention about the Gifted & Talented (GT) program at Harmony that one of our kids is currently in this program. We are very pleased with teachers who are in-charged for the program. Teachers are very nice, thoughful and well care for students. They make sure students work hard on the projects, but not stop students from being creative and think outside of the box. One day during the conversation, our son (7yrs old at that time) said "there is no biggest number because you can always add 1 to it." We were so suprised when he told us that he learned it in the GT class. Our kids are currently in elementary so we don't know about middle school yet, but so far we are happy and our kids are happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2014

Harmony School of Nature has a wonderful nature based curriculum that allows students to explore the outdoors and discover the unique ecosystems of Texas. Students at Harmony have the opportunity to travel abroad during Spring Break and in the Summer. They offer AP and Dual credit classes so that the students have the opportunity to graduate with college credit. I really enjoy the students, parents and staff at Harmony.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 21, 2014

this school is one of the best schools i have ever attended! my previous school treated me different just because of the color of my skin, and at this school i am measured on my personality and my mind.Here they have taught me i am more then a stereo type,and i am more then a test score or a GPA.They have also introduced new ideas and global concepts that have inspired me to change the way i think.Here i have learned and experienced other cultures and different types of people that all accept you because of who you are.AND another positive i have been over seas with my school! how many people can say they have been to turkey?much less have been before they turn 18! yeah we may not have a huge class or other thing others have but we have teachers that care and a home away from home and for that i am thankful to Harmony School of Nature and Athletics.


Posted February 14, 2014

I've been a proud Harmony School of Nature parent since the school first opened. Actually one of my children (now in middle school) spent one year in public school and then transferred to Harmony in 2nd grade. We haven't looked back since. I've seen Harmony Nature overcome seemingly insurmountable odds and move forward with great strides. The administration is very focused and approachable. Not only does this school cater to my children's academic needs but it also instills a healthy respect for diversity. I can honestly say that this school is an awesome place for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2014

The behavior in the classrooms is impressive at Harmony. When I walk down the hallway, the students are well behaved and respectful. Even the kindergartens know how to act and pay attention. This is a refreshing change from our old school. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2013

I had two boys in Harmony since the day this location opened. During that time it's been a revolving door of teachers and policies on how to handle problem students. My youngest started kindergarden and loved it. My oldest started in the 5th grade and spent 3 years being ruthlessly bullied. The administration at this school does not enforce it's own rules and does not support the teachers. I've known teachers that have left this school because some kids are allowed go undisciplined. If your child is a victim of bullying they are punished along with the bully. I'm speaking from experience and not malice. I volunteered at the school every morning and tried very hard to help, but it was heart breaking to hear and even see my son be relentlessly bullied. Even after getting the bulling caught on tape, my son was punished for defending himself in a 3 on 1 situation during gym class. The reason given was he should have ignored it. The root of the problem with this Harmony school goes all of the way to the top of the Administration. The leadership is weak and unsupportive of teachers and the kids know it. Repeat offenders have figured out the loopholes and use to to there advantage.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

The staff is great. My child is now reading above grade level. This school has a plan of action to make sure all kids are headed in the right direction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2013

This school is horrible. It's been taken over by ghetto students, and the teachers are horrible. My child has been bullied here to the point that she skips school. Her math teacher only gives them packets, and even when she went into tutoring, her grades still didn't raise. The students are rude, and the teachers are only there for the paycheck. It has been a living nightmare at this school. DO NOT ENROLL YOUR CHILDREN IN THIS SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

Please think twice before enrolling your student in this school. This school has great marketing but that is it. The school claims to be big on Science and Robotics (you have to pay for and it is after school & the club was cancelled this year). The students are not challenged and the administration is horrible. Too many chiefs and no Indians. They honestly don t know what they are doing up there.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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

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The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

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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

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The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

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The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

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The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

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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 82% in 2011.

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The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

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The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

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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 84% in 2011.

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The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

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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.

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The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

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The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

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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.

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The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

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The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

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Social Studies

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

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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 89% in 2011.

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Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

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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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

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The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

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Social Studies

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

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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.

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The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

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

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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 79% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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80%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

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70%
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 72% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

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95%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

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55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%
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 71% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%
Algebra II

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
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Biology I

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
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English I Reading

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%
English I Writing

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%
English II Reading

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

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English III Writing

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

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n/a

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

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World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%
World History

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
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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 Students78%
Female75%
Male81%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students50%
Female57%
Male44%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talented83%
Not Gifted45%
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 Students77%
Female74%
Male80%
Black or African American67%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male74%
Black or African American67%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female81%
Male69%
Black or African American73%
Asian90%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted74%
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 Students89%
Female94%
Male85%
Black or African American88%
Asian80%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
Black or African American54%
Asian80%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female69%
Male74%
Black or African American71%
Asian60%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted69%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American94%
Asian83%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female72%
Male79%
Black or African American68%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted72%
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 Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
Black or African American98%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female75%
Male86%
Black or African American81%
Asian100%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female80%
Male81%
Black or African American88%
Asian80%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted80%
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 Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female84%
Male87%
Black or African American89%
Asian91%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female76%
Male84%
Black or African American86%
Asian82%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted79%
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 Students83%
Female80%
Male86%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students92%
Female86%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students96%
Female90%
Male100%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students73%
Female85%
Male54%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students83%
Female90%
Male78%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students60%
Female62%
Male59%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students81%
Female80%
Male83%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students56%
Female65%
Male42%
Black or African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted48%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students82%
Female80%
Male83%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted84%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students74%
Female85%
Male57%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted69%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

This school did not receive a rating in 2010-2011.

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
Black 40% 13%
Hispanic 39% 52%
White 17% 29%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 9%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 45%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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8120 West Camp Wisdom Road
Dallas, TX 75249
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Phone: (972) 296-1000

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