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Del Rio High School

Public | 10-12 | 2030 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2013

The school is overcrowded for the number of students enrolled. I understand that a Federal Court Order confines Del Rio to one school district and only one high school. If the district cannot add a second, much-needed high school, then perhaps it should expand the existing campus. Now that it is 2013, about 40 years since the court issued a one-high school mandate to relieve racial discrimination, population in Del Rio has doubled and human relations have evolved. Either way, the current campus offers a chaotic atmosphere that would make academic excellence a dream more than a reality.


Posted April 6, 2010

Ok, first of all, i'd like you to know that i am actually a student at this school. I currently attend drhs, and if there's one thing i can honestly say, it's that there are no gang problems here. We have excellent teachers here. Do not believe anyone who writes bad reviews. When i read their reviews, they actually made me cry, because they are putting down our school falsely. I am 16 yrs. Old, a junior this year (09-10), and i think this has to be the best school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2009

Basically if your child has the willingness to learn and push themselves this school provides endless possibilities. I graduated as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) and there are soooo many other opportunities. Encourage your student to participate in extra curricular activities & Ap/Honors courses. Dual Credit courses are EASILY EASILY EASILY available. (Receive college & high school credit) They saved so much money and time in college. This school was great!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2009

Del Rio high school---a place to get away from no matter what the cost.Dont send your kids there.Too many gang problems and a bad learning atmosphere --- too much corruption from people who have no desire to learn---why are they there?
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2009

Very poor at keeping parents informed. They make announcements to the children and expect all information to be relayed to the parents. This is the first of July and I have been waiting for my kids report cards all summer. I finally called and was told that they only mail them if you bring in a self addressed stamped envelope. This is told to the kids but nothing is sent to the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

I'm a student here and I would say the teachers are excellent and that we have many clubs and plenty of activities for every kind of person.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2006

As a former student of Del Rio High School, I feel I received the necessary tools for higher education. The faculty and administration staff of SFDRCISD provided me with endless learning opportunities, as well as adopting a student culture rich in camaraderie. I've been involved in athletics all of my life and feel that the athletic program at SFDRCISD is at a level that can compete with all major cities in Texas. General Studies, as well as focal groups aimed at more specific subject matter, is very diverse that gives students options to expand their minds.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 16, 2005

AS a student myself I feel as if being with my alumni is like being with my family. I the band is always upto par, And the HOSA program never stops giving to the community,
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2005

Del Rio High School is different from any other. If you are the normal student who goes with the flow, you will get nothing out, hoever, if you challenge yourself and take Ap/Honor classes, and do well on the standarized test you can get into some of the best schools in the nation. Challlenge yourself, ask questions, be involved, get to know teachers, and never accept a no from someone who who does not have the authority to give a no!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 5, 2005

Regardless of the large student population DRHS has a level of comradery among students of multi racial and economic backgrounds. The honors classes are well taught and very interpersonal- especially AP classes where in-depth discussion is incouraged. I know little about the non-honors classes offered. Many of the basic courses, especially those taught by athletic coaches, are what one might expect- which is oftentimes mere 'busy-work'. Though there are many extra-carricular activities that range from theater to physics to UIL athletics, parent involvement seems to be at the lower end of the scale and therefore enthusiasm and goal-oriented projects within these 'clubs' are often lacking.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 29, 2005

Overcrowded with weak administration leadership. Gangs and poor adherence to dress code. Low TAKS scores, Yet, some occassional successes with graduates attending good colleges.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2005

I am a former student of DeL Rio High School. I also attend the Freshmen Campus And the old 8th grade campus. I would just like to say that I did not think the teachers them selfs were not so educated. I also had trouble in the 8th grade with a bully and yet the former teachers and principals did not do much to help me. I would have to fake being sick so I did not have to attend school. Then when I got to the freshmen campus it still contiued. The only good things about the freshmen campus was my art class and teacher. I was in JROTC and the other members and the instructors were great. I moved away from Del Rio in March of 2004 and I was so happy.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 91% in 2011.

622 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

606 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

610 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

611 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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 95% in 2013.

580 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

570 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

569 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

567 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

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

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%

Math

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%

Science

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)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.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
n/a
Algebra II

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

420 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

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

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

460 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
51%
English III Writing

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
32%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

483 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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.

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

632 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

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

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
23%
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 Students19%
Female5%
Male33%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Special education0%
Not special education22%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English21%
Migrant13%
Not migrant21%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted18%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students32%
Female29%
Male35%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Special education15%
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English34%
Migrant23%
Not migrant34%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted32%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English91%
Migrant90%
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented99%
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students25%
Female25%
Male25%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Special education12%
Not special education27%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English29%
Migrant28%
Not migrant24%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted25%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students22%
Female15%
Male27%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Special education13%
Not special education23%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English23%
Migrant18%
Not migrant23%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted22%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students63%
Female62%
Male65%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education32%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English69%
Migrant53%
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented89%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students32%
Female32%
Male32%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Special education11%
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English35%
Migrant23%
Not migrant33%
Gifted/talented78%
Not Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrant100%
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%

English III Writing

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrant92%
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented92%
Not Gifted76%

Geometry

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education57%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English87%
Migrant78%
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Students67%
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 education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%

World Geography

All Students83%
Female77%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education48%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English85%
Migrant71%
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students16%
Female15%
Male17%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Special education0%
Not special education17%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English17%
Migrant4%
Not migrant17%
Gifted/talented20%
Not Gifted16%
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 91% 52%
White 7% 29%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 8%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 38%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • CELIA ZUNIGA-BARRERA
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