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R D Mcadams J High School

Public | 7-8 | 1433 students

Championship Athletics, Band, Choir, Dance, and Cheerleaders
 
 

 
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3 stars

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Posted August 28, 2013

The school is fine but the volleyball coaches pick unfairly because most of the girls on the 7th grade team has played volleyball before and I get that they wanna win but come on now give other girls who haven't a chance


Posted August 22, 2013

My school is amazing because of the teachers and we have an amazing band director that my daughter loves.Both of my kids will be attending the same school,which I'm very excited about.Hope we will have an great school year.....Go Gators
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2013

This school is terrible, there is no discipline and teachers do not seem to care about the students. I emailed the teachers multiple times and never got a response. It is close to impossible to set up a parent teacher conference and parents do not get any feedback regarding students performance. My daughter also told me that There is a lot of bullying and fighting going on which disturbs all the good students. I took my daughter out if this school after one year and do not regret it. This school needs some serious reviewing by the education board, do not send your kids there if possible, they will get an awful education and be exposed to too much violence and complete disregard for rules which are not enforced by the completely uncaring staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2012

This school, in my opinion, is terrible.The teachers were very rude tot he students often bringing up their past test scores when angered. I left after about four or five months to be home-schooled. The environment provided for learning was not productive. Teatchers and students often screamed at each other, I was threatened a few times by gangs. The dress code is as close to a uniform as they can get without paying for students to have actual uniforms. They treat the kids at McAdams like juvenile delinquents. They do not allow the kids outside whatsoever and give them no outlet for their energy. The health class is what I was taught in fifth/ sixth grade. The social studies class was things I had learned in seventh grade. I did not learn anything from this school. I do hope the highschool is better than this school was as it was not a good experience. DO NOT send your children there if you can help it.


Posted July 10, 2010

THIS SCHOOL IS TERRIBLE... THE PRINCIPLE ONLY CARES ABOUT HOW THE SCHOOL LOOKS NOT ABOUT THE KIDS!!!!! NO ONE IN THE OFFICE EVER HAS ANSWERS TO ANYTHING..COUNSELORS NEVER KNOW ANYTHING... NO MATTER WHAT THE SITUATION ! I WOULD NEVER SEND MY CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL AGAIN!!!! AND HE IS A STRAIGHT A STUDENT WITHOUT DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS...SOME OF THE TEACHERS ARE NOT BAD BUT EVERYONE ELSE ...ITS A NIGHTMARE!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

This school is horrible and I cannot wait to get my son out of this school. There is no supervision with the number of fights, bullying, etc. I am moving my son out of this horrible public school and into a charter school until I can get him back into Dickinson High School where they appear to control the violence on their campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2009

this the best school ever you get to pick out of 13 eletives like bdance ,theater,spanish,every thing u can think of it the BEST SCHOOL EVER!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2009

Okay so i went to this school last year, and I loved it!!! if your worried about your child getting in fights well then tell them not to. Fights are going to happen everywhere. Come on people get real. This school was amazing, there is a new school tough, and new administration. They are awesome, and it is a great school. They have great teachers and I have all pre-ap classes and i am passing with flying colors. I highly sugest the school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2009

My child went to 7th and 8th grade here and it was terrible! It got worse one year to the next. I couldn't believe how many police officers visit that school everyday because of the number of fights and gang related activity. I do not recommend this school to anyone. They have recently moved to a brand new school but don't let that fool you, it's still the old crowd and admistration along with the police. Try another school district or private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2008

This school might not be the shiniest tool in the shed, but it's been an extraordinary mark of the city. The music department is very good (thanks to, Mr. H. and Mr. Baker) and academics all depend on teaching styles. But, I think the lack of PROPER discipline does effect how the student body runs. Since the discipline is based (or should be) on classroom disturbances or disrupting the peace. Maybe, they should loosen up a little on dress code, and walking around without a hallpass, and start paying attention more to serious issues like drugs, fights, and threats. I haven't really encountered a problem. But, no one can always put the blame on a teacher. Sure, they are people and we all make mistakes, but teenagers also tend to say things to get out of their priorities. Parents don't forget to make somewhat of an effort to show (cont...)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2007

this school was the best when i was there.all my teachers werent the best,but most of theme made me settle down (mrs.martin,miss.honnings). every body says the teaching poor,but they havent been to the santa fe shcools were there more than a year behind
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2007

It is the worst school i've been to. Poorly education,teachers bad at teaching, not even punishing the kids,kid's are very bad in class. The only good thing in this school is the band the kids are great and the directors(Mr.H and Mr.baker are the best!)but the band isn't appretieated by the school or the district.I'm glad I'm not coming to this school ever again!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2005

my son went here a couple of years ago and I didn't have too many problems there. The ARD meetings always seemed to go well and the teachers I encountered were pretty nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

The school has constant fighting (3-5 wkly), overcrowded classes, poor teacher quality and admin. that denies the problem. Also no lockers and lots of stolen items. I went to lunch once and police had to take 2 kids out in cuffs for the fist fight that broke out. We moved and found that the academics are very poor also. The sports and studies do not compare and No more fighting either, other schools have a no tolerance policy and do not look the other way. In sports the coaches didn't care if they fought as long as they could play in a game.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2005

There is no discipline. Rules are not followed by all. I am embarrassed to say my grandchildren attend MacAdams. The music department is wonderful but unappreciated. There are some wonderful teachers who are not supported by the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2004

Im Glad To Be Put In In This School I Have Now Wanted To Become A Teacher There When I Grow Up! Thank You Very Much McAdams! Mr.Hubert I Have to say your the greatest!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2004

Although safety is a big concern in all schools in this district as well as others, teacher burnout is what I worry about the most. When any human is tired they tend to overreact to a small incident and under react to something of importance. ISS and detention should be used for students who continue to disrupt the learning process of others. I believe more emphasize should be placed on providing a safe learning environment and then everything else falls into place. Despite the problems in this district, teachers, counselors and principals were very welcoming when we moved to this district 4 years ago and I commend them on the jobs they are trying to accomplish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2004

In my opion this is a terrible school,there are so many problems that a police officer is on duty there daily,a lot of the teachers seem burned out,the discipline there consist of lunch detention,ISS, or being suspended 1-3 days. The teachers my son had had too many children to worry about weather the children were understanding their work or not(7th grade).I will not send my child back to that schoool and being a single mother I'm unable to afford private schooling so I will be home schooling the next 2 years.
—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 86% in 2011.

574 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

573 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

575 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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 85% in 2011.

611 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

605 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

598 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

601 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

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black or African American79%
Asian88%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education31%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female80%
Male82%
Black or African American76%
Asian92%
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education43%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students93%
Female97%
Male89%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education41%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education79%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male89%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education75%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students82%
Female75%
Male88%
Black or African American70%
Asian100%
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education82%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education92%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

692 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

690 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

693 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

684 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

515 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

674 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

676 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Female77%
Male65%
Black or African American66%
Asian84%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial81%
American Indian or Alaska Native40%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education33%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
Black or African American56%
Asian88%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial69%
American Indian or Alaska Native60%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education33%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students59%
Female71%
Male48%
Black or African American50%
Asian76%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial69%
American Indian or Alaska Native20%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education17%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted55%
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 Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education31%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female65%
Male70%
Black or African American63%
Asian60%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education29%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
Black or African American64%
Asian100%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education21%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students52%
Female49%
Male56%
Black or African American45%
Asian77%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education15%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted48%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
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

Algebra II

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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
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

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Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

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Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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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
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

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Malen/a
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Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

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Not special educationn/a
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Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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Geometry

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Physics

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U.S. History

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World Geography

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 47% 52%
White 30% 29%
Black 17% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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) 3%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Dance club: All
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • ROBERT JEFFERY PACK
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (281) 229-7101

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Business
  • Foreign languages
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Special education
  • Visual arts
  • Vocational education
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Dance club: All
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Foreign language club: Spanish
  • J-Crew
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Special olympics
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
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10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
1437
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
1437
Students typically come from these schools
Dunbar Middle School
Barber Middle School

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Dickinson High School
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11415 Hughes Road
Dickinson, TX 77539
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Phone: (281) 229-7125

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