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A+ Academy

Charter | PK-12 | 995 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $63,400. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $860.

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2011:
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Posted June 30, 2014

So I've been attending A+ for 3 years already and on my first year which was freshman year I loved it the first day! The school is way better then public schools.No fights or much drama. The teachers really help alot and well its like one big happy family in a class.Since it's a small school we all know each other. Its perfect and my knowledge has well improved .But they could improve by bringing in more kids waiting on the list and bigger space


Posted September 15, 2013

The band teacher, ms gomez, is the worst! She is very up tight and gives students detentions for anything. She has no patience with kids and loves to say,"you are wasting my time." Parents think twice before enrolling your kids into band or be prepared to wake up early to send your kids off to detention for the dumbest little things. I was a former student at A+Academy. Yeah A+ was a good school before my graduation, but now it is slowly turning into another Spruse. The school was a better charter school for all high school students when Mr. Thompson was still the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2013

this is a great school they are big enough to be able to access the special programs that are sometimes needed. i love that they have grades pk-12 this leads to the teenagers acting in very approiate ways (unlike the public highschoolers).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

A+ Academy is a great school for all the children because of their PK-12 teachers that are very dedicated to all the children and they work with them step by step to help them achieve GREATNESS. Mr.B is one of the teachers that are here in A+ Academy and he is very awesome!!!!!!:D


Posted September 23, 2012

My children has been going to this school for the past six years and they still going there we havn't had any problems accept my son couldn't keep his mouth shut and he didn't won't to listen to the teachers so he got kicked out this school but it was my son fault this school has great teachers and they are there to teach the kids the past two years they have done alot of up-grades to the school and staff meaning there is alot of new staff and there still doing alot of up-grades to the school and system this year they have 100% better and safer system then before the only complaint I have is there isn't enough restrooms for the students with is making them late to class because they have to wait so long for the other students go so I think there should be restrooms at each end of the hallways
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2012

A great school... according to US News and World Reports in the top 10 percent of schools in the United States!!!! Need I say more??? The gym has been remodeled, new windows throughout the school. The school no longer being managed by TEA and has a new superindent that believes in the students who has experience. There is NO school in this area with higher scores and the teacher retention rate is so high, now, I have heard of only one teacher leaving this year and that is because of a move. I love this school and so do my kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2011

I love A+Academy, i'm a freshman and I really love starting high school at a+! they're fixing the school up and although when I was in 3rd grade, i hated it and thought it was a cheap school, I have now noticed what the teachers and staff do for us. The teachers are amazing and I love them because they will stay after school to help you and a lot of teachers will find ways to help you get your grades up! i've been going since 3rd grade and I love a+:) i'm glad to be able to go to a+ because it's not like other high schools where there are different groups of people... in a+, everyone sticks together as a family! i love A+Academy, the teachers, and my fellow students!:)


Posted January 6, 2011

my daughter has changed so much no longerin trouble all the time she loves going to this school and hse actually learning ..Which she wasnt doing anything at all in regular disd schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2010

ive been going to this school since i was in Pre-k, now i am in the 10th grade. ive been thru thick and thin with this school. yes, they have had a couple of problems before... but they do thier best to fix them... they resently installed new windows EVERYWHERE... and they have AMAZING teachers and i am now trying to get a sponser to help buy a new airconditioner in the gym... these teachers inspire me to do anything and they believe in me... they dont give up on any one... like our saying goes... "No Student Left Behind"


Posted August 9, 2009

I have been with A+ Academy for over 5 years. Yes, there are problems at the school yet many of the problems, as another teacher has already stated, is that the city has taken a long time to grant us the necessary permits for electricity. The school has worked hard for the last couple of years to address many of the concerns listed here. We do not have the funds that public schools do, yet we are making remarkable headway in improvements. This school has only been around for a little over 10 years and we were very close to making Recognized this year. What about the school districts like Dallas ISD that have been in existence for over a hundred years? If they still don't have everything perfect with all of the money given to their schools, how do you expect a newcomer to be perfect?
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 6, 2009

I also had two children that went to this school. The school is run-down; it has paint peeling off the walls in the gym, the lighting is very dim with bugs inside the light fixtures. The bathroom are extremely odorous with a certain fragrance of raw sewage. Teachers do not last very long at this school and I have recently found out that it is now being managed by the Texas Education Agency for the last year. I feel that this school is a waste of taxpayer's money. There are several schools in the area that are much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

I have taught at A+ for some time. The school get a lot of flack for things that are out of administration's hands. For example, the school has tried to get the city to approve providing the school with more power, etc. for years. The city/state just won't approve the permits or award the grants necassary. Unlike other public schools, we don't benifit from bond packages. There is no magic wand here. The important thing is the kids-dispite all of our challenges we are a Academically Acceptable-close to Recognized-campus.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 22, 2008

Come on everyone, it sounds to me like this school needs a janitor or two and (everyone) taking pride in the school. If you see something that needs to be done, address it with the school administration. In the gymn, open the windows. Fresh air is the best. AC in the Caf.&Classes. It takes faculty and staff, as well as parents and students, working toward a mutual goal of student success. The surrounding community also needs to be involved to a degree in the success of the facility. I am a teacher who saw an opening at the school. I am considering the possibilities and would assure my students that failure is not in our vocab. My students follow school and classroom rules while discovering that learning can be fun and beneficial. Students reach for the stars and if the moon is what they touch, that is good.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 17, 2008

This school lacks a general direction in teaching and lacks extra cirricular activities for elementary students. While the teachers they hire are good they rarely stay longer than one school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2008

This school may be lacking things that other schools have, but one things for sure is that the discipline is great and the school really cares about our childs safety and education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2008

I worked there for several years. The kids are wonderful and so is the principals and those below them. As for upper administration all they are in it for is the money. Supposedly they are a Title I School and the money is not being used much for the kids. From third grade down they get lots of curriculum materials but as for Fourth grade and up they get hardly nothing. I would not recommend this school to you students.


Posted January 1, 2008

This school needs better teachers, more extracurricular activities, and internet, its not as developed as other schools that i have attended.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2007

I have been at the school since 1998 and this is the greatest school I have ever attended or seen. the teachers care about the students, students have fun while learning, and the trouble is gone as soon as it starts. I am honored to go to A+ academy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2007

As an outside observer, I noticed a great amount of learning and fun. The students were well behaved and I felt the administration had a handle of what the classrooms were doing. I did see much need for some deep cleaning throughout the school as far as the tables, floors and atmosphere for entering the building. It does not take much time to shine things each week and model for the children to do the same. Thus, pride is shown through the cleanliness of the halls and offices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

The only complaint I have with the school is the AC,come on now this is Texas we have 3 degree temps sometime,the children need AC period! My child has attended this school for 7 yrs and she loves it the only thing is alot of teachers come and go and that upsets her,exspecially if a teacher goes that extra mile for the children and makes the learning fun and interesting.
—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.

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
91%
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 82% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
72%
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 84% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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 89% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
38%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
36%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
89%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
21%
Social Studies

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
11%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%
Algebra II

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
60%
English I Writing

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
45%
English II Reading

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%
English II Writing

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
38%
English III Reading

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
80%
World History

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

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 Students71%
Female73%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual40%

Math

All Students46%
Female44%
Male47%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingual5%
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 Students41%
Female44%
Male38%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted38%
Bilingual25%

Math

All Students40%
Female36%
Male44%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted37%
Bilingual30%

Writing

All Students40%
Female54%
Male28%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted37%
Bilingual10%
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 Students66%
Female67%
Male66%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual47%

Math

All Students60%
Female58%
Male62%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingual35%

Science

All Students51%
Female44%
Male59%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingual41%
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 Students54%
Female55%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female62%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education33%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
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 Students67%
Female80%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female70%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female79%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented60%
Non-Gifted65%
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 Students69%
Female68%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female54%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special education20%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students35%
Female36%
Male33%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Special education0%
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted35%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students20%
Female12%
Male29%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Special education0%
Not special education22%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted20%
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 Students68%
Female73%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented71%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students96%
Female100%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students79%
Female85%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students51%
Female63%
Male39%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education67%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented43%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students23%
Female26%
Male21%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special education40%
Not special education23%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
Gifted/talented0%
Non-Gifted26%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students31%
Female38%
Male24%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Special educationn/a
Not special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Gifted/talented43%
Non-Gifted30%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students89%
Female95%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%

English III Writing

All Students68%
Female78%
Male44%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%

Geometry

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
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 Students65%
Female63%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented43%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students57%
Female48%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted54%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students91%
Female90%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 90% 52%
Black 4% 13%
White 4% 29%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 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) 36%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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10327 Rylie Road
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