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William High Byrd Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 737 students

 

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Posted September 3, 2013

This school made me feel unwanted to the duncanville tx community. The nurse is very rude, dnt speak nor smile. They acts as if they hope to turn you around well how about I left and ask them to shred my kids paper work.something needs to be done about the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2012

I am one of the few parents that stays in Cedar Hill and is forced to go to this Duncanville school. We were in Cedar Hill ISD but the schools that we were near were terrible. Having heard great things about Duncanville ISD being the best school district out of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Desoto, and Lancaster. We weren't worried. Ha! We should have. We bought a huge house and spent a lot of money to be near another terrible school. At this school, Administrators and teachers never call back. The technology is behind. Duncanville "touts" that they are saving money. But some of the teachers are not using books nor online accessible websites. As a parent, if you're not going to use a book...I should be able to access what the teacher is teaching online. How can you teach Pre AP Math without a book. How about Duncanville post their Scope and Sequence or Curriculum online so we as parents can check on whether these teachers are doing their job. Or how about you post what the policy for teachers and administrators like you do for parents and students. We enrolled our children in an online school afternoon program. They've done better at teaching than this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2011

This school is about the WORST school that you can find!! The kids there are cruel and, selfish. The teachers are not the best either. If you can STAY AWAY from this school!!


Posted January 20, 2008

My daughter is a Special Education student at this school. She is struggling in her core subjects, however in Band she excels. If it weren't for the Band program, she probably would fall by the way side, and eventually drop out of school. Band has helped her self-esteem, and her over all attitude towards school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

Band is excellent, just as it is at a lower level and in high school. My son is in the middle school level in his 2nd year. He also loves band, and excels. I think that band has been and will be an asset to my kids' growth, in teamwork, responsibilty, and realizing that hard work pays off. It is difficult to combine band with the athletic teams, but an effort is made to do so, between the coaches and directors. Being involved in band or choir helps the kids to keep out of trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

7th grade teachers need to assign homework. We never know when the child has homework or even if he does we don't know about because the answer is always the same.'The teachers don't give homework.' Parents are in the dark about school activities when it comes to non-uniform days or social events. Web site contains little to no useful information in this regard. And I don't see where No Pass No Play is enforced. No Pass No Play means just that in my book. As parents we stay very involved, however some of the things we hear about chills me to the bone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2006

Not a bad school at all, but I haven't been completely impressed with the faculty and staff. The band faculty is good and very dedicated but in my experience in sports (girls volleyball) there seemed to be quite a bit of favoritism. Not saying my daughter is a 'superb' volleyball player, but she certainly doesn't deserve to only play 4 minutes out of each game. She can't improve without the experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

Average academic programs. Not very many extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2004

My child was a member of GATE and of course these students perform at a higher level. All of his teachers were very professional and his counselor was outstanding in helping us select his schedule. The Principals were great in removing all of the problem students when they became aware of them. I still believe that parent participation cuts down on complaints about Teachers not teaching or Principals to mean and not caring. You must remember they are there to teach not babysit our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2004

Byrd is very overcrowded but this will improve with a 3rd middle school scheduled for 2005. My youngest child will be an 8th grade student. He had an acceptable learning experience overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2004

My child's school year was not a good experience. He had a couple of young teachers that were not good leaders or authority figures. The 'unwise' Teachers were very negative, sarcastic, and condescending to my child. It appears that they were not aware of the power they possess as leaders during a child's most formative 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.

344 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

346 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

341 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

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 85% in 2011.

360 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

359 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

361 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

360 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education57%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented97%

Math

All Students78%
Female76%
Male79%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education38%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented97%

Writing

All Students96%
Female99%
Male95%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education95%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education71%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education65%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students71%
Female67%
Male74%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education24%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education64%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

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

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%
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.

62 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

 
 
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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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English I Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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English I Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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 Students77%
Female83%
Male70%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education12%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female75%
Male65%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education19%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female78%
Male62%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education19%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted66%
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 Students86%
Female93%
Male79%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education33%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female73%
Male69%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education20%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students58%
Female59%
Male57%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education24%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students47%
Female48%
Male46%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special education24%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted45%
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%
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

Algebra II

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Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Biology I

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Chemistry

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English I Reading

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English I Writing

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English II Reading

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English II Writing

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English III Reading

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Geometry

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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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 51% 52%
Black 38% 13%
White 9% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 6%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • MICHAEL MCDONALD
Fax number
  • (972) 708-3434

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1040 West Wheatland Road
Duncanville, TX 75116
Phone: (972) 708-3400

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