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Uplift Education-North Hills Prep

Charter | 6-8 | 460 students

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $66,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $850.

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 8 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 8 ratings

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Posted Sunday, August 17, 2014

We are very happy with the education our children are receiving at North Hills Prep. All institutions have growing pains, NHP included, however they go above and beyond to provide stimulating curriculum with one on one teacher-student involvement as necessary to ensure that the kids have every opportunity to succeed. If a parent just shoves their kid into a high performing school but doesn't make an effort to help educate their child on their own, doesn't require that their child follow the rules and tries to cheat the system to ensure that their child gets ahead, well, that parent got what they deserved. We are happy at North Hills and have been from our start there. This is a good school with a good program, it isn't a baby sitting service for lazy parents who think the school and the kid should figure out the kids' education on their own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

This school is an excellent school and I love the academics, curriculum, and the teachers that are present. However, I dislike the influencing policies of Uplift Education on North Hills Prep as they are trying to ruin the school's reputation from that of a #9 high school in the nation to that of a below average public school with their upcoming school day policy from 7 am to 4 pm and the use of CFA's on students as a pawn for a marketing strategy. North Hills is a great school, but must be independent from Uplift Education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

If you have kids in this school pull them out before high school. Kids have no options to advance this school is gone down the drain the day uplift came and took over. CEO of uplift may as well be a curse word for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Comparing to any other surrounding schools, I think NHP is best. Parents involvement is very high and I am not sure its the same case with other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2013

I agree this school has much homework. But i also learned that it depends on the kid. i have 2 children. one of them would wait until the last minute. the other one had more homework, but she learned to organize it and has time for other activities. the school isn't high quality, but the place is a safe environment and most teachers are caring. The dean can be strict, but is doing the best he can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2013

For Post 06/08/13- Congrats on acceptance from all colleges you applied but which college did you choose and did you get scholarship?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2013

I am an alumni who graduated with acceptance into every university I applied to (just the in-state schools, UT, Tech, A&M, Baylor, UD, UTD, UNT). To parents with students in the school or looking at the school, please keep in mind that your child is probably the least accurate source of information you can get about the school. I know, because all of my teachers were "the worst ever" as well as "unhelpful and stupid" when I needed a scapegoat. In truth, North Hills is an amazing school. Drugs, alcohol, violence, and even "style" are nearly a nonissue. "Cliques" are very difficult to form because class sizes are so small. I knew everyone in my grade and got along well with all of them. AP and IB credit will overprepare your children for college. Stepping in to college from North Hills meant less work for me, and I didn't even do IB. Even with the very lax (compared to IB, I mean. I took 4 classes my senior year and had 4 off periods.) AP program, I graduated with 32 hours of college credit, or two full semesters of college. Parents--that's somewhere between five and fifty thousand dollars saved. The teachers are very knowledgeable and care about your children. Proud Alumni.


Posted May 8, 2013

My son is not in the top 25% ranking in upper school, the reason he can't get a good grade is because he is not working hard enough, You can find thousand excuses for your kid's poor performance, but there is only one truth , that is his attitude problem. Both the parents and kids needs to identify the real problem and work it out together, to blame on the teachersor the environment is not really a good idea. No matter your kids are in Coppell ISD, CFB ISD or UPLIFT ISD, please direct your kids to a right direction. It is o.k to get detentions from the school, because it is a learning procedure, but please make sure your kids won't make the same mistakes twice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2013

My kid has been going to NHP for last 2 years in middle school. I would say it is not worth the trouble if you are trying for middle school. Teachers are not trained, anyone who can teach for a minimum wage is a teacher. They don't know how to deal with kids and the Dean is a person there only to give away detentions. It is not worth that money and effort. I am a teacher in CFB ISD and know how much training we receive to be in public schools. This school has the name due to tha hard working Asian population. thats it... I would say .. don't bother..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2013

Not worth the hassle. Too much rotation of teachers and admin. Unstable environment for excelling kids. It does not work for kids who need more challenge. I am moving mine to Coppell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2012

The school bill's itself as a great school and uses it's Newsweek ratings to secure state funding that it then distributes unfairly to the other uplift schools in the system. If you have a child there, enjoy the public school prices, but beware the human toll on your child as they spend every waking moment doing ridiculous college level homework from teachers with a poor command of the english language. The confuse RIGOR with RIGIDITY, and your student will find it unfair that the largest part of the student body is from India, and that the performance-driven parents will spring for outside tutoring or are engineers themselves, and their kids will test wonderfully even without any North Hills instruction. This gives the school great ratings even with sub-par teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2012

IT IS RIDICULOUS THAT SPANISH TEACHER DOES NOT TALK IN ENGLISH TO MAKE THE STUDENTS UNDERSTAND SPANISH, BECAUSE SPANISH IS NOT THE MOTHER LANGUAGE OF THE STUDENTS. STUDENTS SHOULD UNDERSTAND SPANISH BY ENGLISH AND EASIER LESSON PLANS.A HONOR ROLL STUDENTS DON'T GET A HONOR ROLL BECAUSE OF THIS. ONE 7TH GRADE SPANISH TEACHER TALK ENGLISH TO MAKE STUDENTS UNDERSTAND, WHILE THE OTHER TEACHER DOES NOT. THIS IS NOT FAIR TO THE STUDENTS. THE SCHOOL SPENDS A LOT OF MONEY FOR OTHER UNNECESSARY THINGS BUT THEY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY EACH STUDENT A SPANISH TEXTBOOK. NORTH HILLS IS NOT ORGANIZED, ESPECIALLY THE TEACHERS. THE STAFF RUSHES EVERYONE AT THE END, AND MAKES MANY MISTAKES. THE TEACHERS OF NORTH HILLS SHOULD NOT MAKE MISTAKES, BECAUSE THIS IS A GOOD SCHOOL. WE WISH AND HOPE EVERYTHING IN NHP SHOULD BE PERFECT THAN ANY OTHER SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2011

How on EARTH this school gets a positive rating is quite questionable. Some of the worst teachers -- well, the worst are gone now -- but this place was not what the information here indicates. Hopefully they have changed when they rid themselves of several terrible faculty members over the past three years or so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2011

We have been at North Hills for 5 years and this year we have a child in elementary, middle school and High School. We transferred from another school and I am always looking around and learning about other schools. I have to say that to date I have not found another school that compares. Academics and cultural diversity are celebrated. This new leadership tries to be flexible and attempts to show gratitude to parents. The kids themselves are lovely and accepting and curious of other races, cultures and of new kids. And, by the way, we have an incredible new building that houses science and the arts. My kids are happy to go to school and are even sad when summer vacation begins (they get over this pretty quickly) and happy when it resumes. They tell me that they wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. Nothing is perfect, but if ones children are demonstrably happy with their learning environment and doing exciting project work, I guess I should be happy too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2011

This school is very disorganized in the way they plan their lessons. In the beginning of the quarter, they relax, but at the end, they just pile work at you, and with all tension, it can fail you and cut you short from an honor roll.


Posted July 17, 2011

Our family has been a part of North Hills Prep for 10+ years and we continue to be extremely satisfied with the social and academic environment it provides. North Hills Prep is a small school that attracts students from very diverse backgrounds and cultures - an amazing opportunity for our students. Our oldest graduated this year and was accepted into several elite colleges as were his classmates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2011

North Hills Middle and High School offer so many great programs thinking outside the box. The offer the International Bachelorette program (IB) which includes the Middle Years program (MYP). These programs offer so much to the kids in reference to accomplishing goals in more than one way. Thinking beyond what normal schools teach. The Theatre program incorporates all the other classes the kids take. They use algebra when measuring and taping off stages and building props, they use whatever the English teacher is teaching on what plays to do, etc. This school is amazing.


Posted April 26, 2011

As parents we are disappointed with the direction in which this school is moving. Their primary program is very good, but the middle and upper school programs are becoming worse. Many talented students leave the school before they enter high school. The student population is more than 50% Asians (mostly Indian). The excellent ratings/rankings that this school receives are the result of hyper-involvement of Asian parents in their kids education, not because of anything the school does. Now, they are trying to dumb down the curriculum (discontinuing Accelerated Math program, encouraging teachers to give less homework, etc.). They treat excellent teachers shabbily but recognize mediocre teachers. They are overcrowded, understaffed, and their facilities are horrendous (science labs are just regular class rooms that lack basic safety features like wash sinks and shower facility; many teachers don t have dedicated classrooms; many upper school teachers teach AP and IB curriculum in the same class, etc.). They keep saying they are short of funds, but then they lavish money on unnecessary events like the upcoming college signing day where they have reserved the Moody Coliseum at SMU.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2011

We've been at the school 10 years now - have a senior and a middle schooler. What a difference strong and effective leadership makes!!! NHP had become a school we were ready to pull our kids out of last year due to very poor leadership, an atmosphere of distrust and broken lines of communication. It never was like this, but a change in senior and MS directors over 3 years ago was disastrous! We're glad we decided to stick it out for another year (didn't have much choice with 1 child graduating!) and have been happy with the change in leadership at the school. the kids are happy, teacher morale is high, the administration listens to parents and takes the time to communicate.... Wonderful involved parents are a blessing at NHP! We particularly like the diversity, the strong history and english programs, creative art program (with limited facilities they do an incredible job!) and some dedicated teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2011

I am a student at NHP and it is the worst school I have ever attended! It is very rididulous and racist.


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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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

138 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students97%
Female99%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asian99%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education67%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education86%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education83%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/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/talentedn/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/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/talentedn/a

Science

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%
Social Studies

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

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%
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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%
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

 
 
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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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English I Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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English I Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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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

 
 
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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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
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

 
 
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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 Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African American90%
Asian99%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education100%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian99%
Hispanic97%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education75%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted97%
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 Students97%
Female96%
Male99%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female93%
Male100%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted97%
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

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Female99%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian99%
Hispanic100%
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education83%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

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Science

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Male100%
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Asian99%
Hispanic100%
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
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Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

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Female99%
Male100%
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Asian100%
Hispanic100%
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted99%
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 Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education83%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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Biology I

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Chemistry

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English III Reading

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Geometry

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Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

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World History

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Non-migrantn/a
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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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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
Asian or Pacific Islander 51% 4%
Hispanic 21% 52%
White 19% 29%
Black 6% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 5%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 21%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (972) 501-0645

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