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Dumas High School

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Posted Friday, July 25, 2014

I was a student at this school it was 100% awful. The staff, and some students had me to my breaking point too were I wanted to end my life due to there remarks they told. The staff only cares about the sports students, to the other students it's like they're not even there. Many teachers improve the football, volleyball, and softball players grade just, so they can play when they have done noting no work what, so ever. Worse school in this plants
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 8, 2013

This school system needs to work on it's communication with parents. Staff talks down to you and is unwilling to work for the best interests of the child. I had 2 of my 4 children bullied terribly while attending these schools and I finally had to remove my son and homeschool him due to lack of action on the part of staff. He was even bullied by a students parent after school and I couldn't get the principal to return my calls! There are a few good teachers here, but very few. Luckily we have moved out of state to a wonderful school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2011

Dumas is the school of my dreams. It is the only school that i would really want to teach at. The town itself just received an award as one of the top small towns in the U.S.


Posted July 17, 2009

I do not agree with any of these comments i went to this school and it was the best their is all my teachers were very understanding and helpful to me and i was never in any sports and another thing i love the walls of my school that rocks
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2007

I agree, this isn't one of the best schools I've seen. What can I say that hasn't already been said before? The staff only cares about the sports teams, It's an absolute madhouse inside the walls of DHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2004

dumas schools is not that good. You got kids that want to fight other kids. The school only cares for their sports stuff and they need to have more stuff for the other kids to do, and also all they care about is the taks test and not about other stuff that needs to be learned in school. They only care about money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2004

I must agree with David. The athletes of the school draw too much attention. More attention needs to be drawn to band, choir, speech/debate, literary criticsm, etc. The school should not always revolve around sports there are more importants things we need to work on.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 9, 2004

The current administration does little to retain the good teachers. The atheletic's draw far too much attention from admisistrators as well as way to much of the budget. The honors programs here are mid level. Compared to a similar school in the DFW area, the honors classes at Dumas are comparable to the regular classes at a DFW school.
—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.

397 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

399 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

160 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

159 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

159 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%

Math

All Students84%
Female83%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students93%
Female91%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
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 "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.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%
Algebra II

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

76 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.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%
English I Writing

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

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
46%
English II Reading

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

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
69%
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
68%
World Geography

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

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%
World History

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

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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 Students71%
Female70%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian19%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education53%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
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
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian44%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education62%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students51%
Female53%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian0%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education6%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students36%
Female35%
Male37%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian0%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special education6%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted33%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students68%
Female72%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian13%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education60%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students42%
Female45%
Male39%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian6%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special education20%
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted38%
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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students81%
Female78%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian43%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education60%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
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 Students68%
Female60%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian19%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education27%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students62%
Female56%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian38%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted60%
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 70% 52%
White 21% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 12%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • BRETT BEESLEY
Fax number
  • (806) 934-1433

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