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Deer Park High School

Public | 9-12 | 4034 students

 
 

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Posted March 13, 2014

Want your son or daughter to be a leader? This school turns out leaders period. I cannot tell you how many fellow classmates are business owners or that are in high level corporate jobs. Deer Park High School prepared us well. Forever indebted to this wonderful school!


Posted April 3, 2013

Deer Park High School is an excellent school for students who want to take AP classes. It offers a wide variety of AP courses with teacher of varying degrees of ability. However, Deer Park High School is not suggested for students who will not be taking Advanced Placement classes. The regular courses are overly-simplified and only focus on state testing, not college readiness. Many teachers do not even have degrees in the field they are teaching. The fine arts departments are excellent, especially the choir program. Athletics programs do well, but are over-emphasized and put above the actual academic environment, especially concerning football.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2011

HORRIBLE school. The administration and faculty are very unpleasant people. All the thieves and gangs were Also pretty bad. After the first semester of my freshman year, during the Christmas break, I begged my parents to transfer me to La Porte. La Porte is a better environment to be in. If you want a good education and have a good chance of getting to the college of your choice, you'll have a much better chance at La Porte than you ever will at Deer Park.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2008

I think that Deer Park High School is exactly where you would want your child to graduate. My husband and I both went to Deer Park High School and we made sure that our children would graduate here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2007

2002 graduate. After attending another local school, this school does a wonderful job at preparing students for the future. Doesn't spend a lot of time on learning only what will be on standardized tests, but students are very well prepared for college. Student who go on to college from Deer Park do much better than those of other area schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2006

Great school with a lot of diversity.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 22, 2006

My daughter attended the North Campus (9th) grade school for Deer Park High School. She truly loved all the teachers and the friends she made there. We did experience some thieving within the students in the dance program. These problems where addressed with the principal, put never truly resolved. Even with some of the miss-haps we had through this school year, my daughter excelled in all her classes. She was struggling in math when the school year began. But, the teacher was willing to give one on one help to her after school. And, she rose above her challenges and now carries an A average. Love the teachers and the students, will miss this school, and would still recommend this school to others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2006

2001 graduate. I felt adequately prepared when I entered college. It is a huge school, so getting lost in the shuffle is certainly a concern for entering students. But the faculty is strong and the administration is supportive. Lots of community involvement.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 24, 2005

This school has great athletic, academic, and extracurricular activities that will ensure that your child can find something to be involved in. Facilites are nice and teachers are willing to help as long as the students want to be helped.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 12, 2005

Very good school. Does not meet the high academic levels of several of the best school districts in the Greater Houston Area but overall does a very comendable job. Very healthy and wholesome school with most students being the type of kids you would want your child to be around. Minor disipline problems. Very safe school with good academic and extracurricular activities. Little to much emphasis on sports, expically football but this is Texas.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

964 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

959 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

945 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

922 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

921 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

933 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

867 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

865 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

866 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

863 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American95%
Asian94%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black or African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

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

751 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%
Algebra II

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

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

1039 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

731 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

1142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%
English I Writing

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

1244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%
English II Reading

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

911 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
62%
English II Writing

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

911 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
28%
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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

911 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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

 
 
71%
World Geography

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

1090 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%
World History

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

905 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students87%
Female87%
Male86%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Native83%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education64%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial95%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education81%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education88%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students76%
Female79%
Male74%
Black or African American46%
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaska Native50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education23%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students56%
Female63%
Male49%
Black or African American39%
Asian67%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Native14%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education10%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talented99%
Not Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students77%
Female79%
Male74%
Black or African American53%
Asian73%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education37%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students52%
Female56%
Male48%
Black or African American20%
Asian45%
Hispanic44%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education7%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted49%
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 Students40%
Female46%
Male33%
Black or African American20%
Asian25%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special education13%
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant40%
Gifted/talented92%
Not Gifted37%

Geometry

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black or African American57%
Asian83%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education50%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
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 Students84%
Female82%
Male87%
Black or African American65%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial95%
American Indian or Alaska Native83%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education43%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students60%
Female53%
Male67%
Black or African American19%
Asian80%
Hispanic52%
Multiracial64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education19%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 48% 52%
White 46% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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) 4%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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