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Edcouch-Elsa High School

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Posted October 6, 2009

Edcouch-Elsa High School is a great school. It is a small loving community that supports each other no matter what happens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Edcouch Elsa High School is full of poverty and mangled by politics. However, the kids go everyday trying to show them that nothing will stop them. We are able to have some kids get admitted into Ivy League school. They work hard, knowing that they are behind in the competition of life but are ready to step up to the challenge.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 1, 2005

As a studet in this school, I think it's one of the best schools ever. Who said money is everything, the people in this school are caring, no matter what shape or size.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 21, 2004

This school is really great. It has a great academic tradition, with some of the best teachers the state has to offer. The teachers build relationships with every student, and it's easy to ask them for assistance.This school also has a strong athletic program, that is recognized yearly for it's outstanding achievements. This school however, doesn't just have some of the best teachers, administrators, and staff, but the students are incredible! Two words come to my mind when I hear 'Edcouch-Elsa' Tradition, and Pride!
—Submitted by a student


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.

About these ratings

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.

353 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

351 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

325 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

315 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

309 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

301 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

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

All Students91%
Female97%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%

Math

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%

Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
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 Unacceptable".
  • 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.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
74%
Algebra II

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
48%
Biology I

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

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
72%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
40%
English I Reading

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

441 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
46%
English I Writing

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

457 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
31%
English II Reading

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

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

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.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
30%
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.

440 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%
World History

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

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

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 Students63%
Female69%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education37%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English68%
Migrant49%
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted60%
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
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students62%
Female64%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education33%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English72%
Migrant56%
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students63%
Female68%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education29%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English74%
Migrant61%
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students39%
Female43%
Male37%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special education3%
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English50%
Migrant34%
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talented78%
Non-Gifted36%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students25%
Female29%
Male22%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Special education0%
Not special education27%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English35%
Migrant21%
Non-migrant26%
Gifted/talented74%
Non-Gifted20%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students62%
Female71%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education14%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English74%
Migrant58%
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students25%
Female32%
Male19%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Special education0%
Not special education26%
Limited English proficient (LEP)2%
Proficient in English35%
Migrant13%
Non-migrant29%
Gifted/talented58%
Non-Gifted19%
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%
Female90%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education43%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English85%
Migrant71%
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted77%
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 Students53%
Female51%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education22%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English65%
Migrant44%
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students50%
Female49%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education14%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English63%
Migrant44%
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted43%
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 99% 52%
White 1% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
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) 19%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

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School Leader's name
  • RENE RAMOS
Fax number
  • (956) 262-6060

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Edcouch, TX 78543
Phone: (956) 262-6499

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