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South Middle School

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Posted September 6, 2012

This is one of the worst schools I have ever been to! The six grade principle is rude, towards people. It feels like she doesn't even want to be there. I have a daughter in 7th grade and the teacher only speaks Spanish, my daughter has no clue what he is saying half the time. We are in United States of America, the teachers should be speaking English Not Spanish. This is why we are failing the Star Testing, How can you teach a child if the child has no clue what you are saying? You want to blame the children for not learning I would like to blame the school for hiring the wrong teachers. As for organization this school is far from it. The lunch lines are outrages and for the school budget its sad when teachers are asking parents for printing paper because the school can not afford it! Where are my taxes going too? This school needs a redo from head to toe or it needs to be shut down!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2009

this school is the best my child is getting well with the teachers and he is learnig more that he knew
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2009

South M.S. is a very fine campus. Test scores are always high. It has been a TEA Recognized campus many times. The Fine Arts Department is the best in Edinburg. The Athletic Department and other U.I.L. Academic teams do well every year. The teachers and administrators are of the highest quality. A GREAT school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 13, 2009

I attend this school and its pretty good, good crowd good teachers nice campus. also i really dont think the rthinticity is asian. by the way im a 7th grader
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2008

I'm a student at this middle school. I ove it. It is educational, and fun. All of our days are orginized and awesome. Shout out all my teachers they are the bestever.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2008

South is a really great school! I attend school here, and they do push! South does great on our TAKS test too!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2008

Ok i attend the school South Middle School. It is a great school. Really it is. Sometimes the kids really do mibehave alot. The academics are good. The kids may act the way they act but they atill have really good grades. They have great athletics this year! They kids are really into the after school activities. So that means keeping up with their grades which they do. It is just a great school!! The pricables are always going through the halls makeing sure everyone is on task.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2007

The academic program at SMS is excellent! the teachers do their best to have every student excel in every area. The school stresses individual responsibility for school work, extracurricular activities, and for self. the school is a very cohesive environment and the principal and his staff are always patrolling the hallways and the whole campus(along with the greatest security team on campus)and checking the safety of the campus. As a parent, that gives me reassurance and peace of mind. All areas of extracurricular activities are available-U.I.L.,orchestra,band,choir,drama,art,sports,chess, and a wave of other clubs and activities. Parent involvement is increasing due tomore students being involved in afterschool programs and extracurricular activities.overall,it is one of the bestschools for academics and extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2007

The teachers and administraters try very hard to do the best job possible. The students are nearly all Hispanic, which in and of itself is fine, but some of the students will practice racism against non-hispanic students. Bullying and other types of agression can be a big problem here. Administration will work very hard to properly solve problems of this type no matter what your race. Teachers took kids to a movie I considered inappropriate for the age (Mean Girls). Many parents and workers from the school were surprised at this. After one year we transferred our child to the BETA campus (Business, Education, and Technology, Academy). He's been there for 3 years, and has had none of the problems he experienced at South Middle School. Good Luck
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2005

I just graduated from South and I will always remember how good the teachers were
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 12, 2004

When I attended this school, it was a great learning environment, students were eager to learn, and there were hardly any behaviorial problems. Today, that is another story. The kids are not motivated in this school anymore. The teachers are trying their hardest, but I blame the principals. There is a great loss of discipline in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2003

Great Teachers, Great Principals. The students are extremely vulgar though. Good school, but not for fragile kids. 98% Hispanic, 1% White, 1% Black. No racism in this school.


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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 84% in 2011.

489 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

487 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2011.

464 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

464 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

445 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

465 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

468 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

450 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

445 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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 Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education93%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English92%
Migrant64%
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education62%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English87%
Migrant64%
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented97%
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education90%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English94%
Migrant63%
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education71%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English86%
Migrant56%
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented99%

Writing

All Students93%
Female97%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English96%
Migrant80%
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented99%
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%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education79%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English96%
Migrant70%
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented99%

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education86%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English86%
Migrant50%
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented99%

Science

All Students75%
Female71%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education67%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English77%
Migrant56%
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented99%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education80%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English95%
Migrant78%
Not migrant95%
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 71% in 2013.

503 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

491 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%
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 77% in 2013.

457 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

457 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

420 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

420 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%
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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%
English I Writing

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

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
87%
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

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

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 Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education55%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female77%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education33%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted65%
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%
Female81%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education56%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English83%
Migrant43%
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female75%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education67%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English76%
Migrant29%
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female76%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian83%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education50%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English73%
Migrant0%
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted62%
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 Students78%
Female75%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education100%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English84%
Migrant75%
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education100%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English85%
Migrant88%
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female79%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education70%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)34%
Proficient in English84%
Migrant67%
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented99%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female64%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education70%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English73%
Migrant44%
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted63%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

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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 95% 52%
White 3% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Black 0% 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) 10%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • SYLVIA LEDESMA
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P O Box 990
Edinburg, TX 78540
Phone: (956) 289-2415

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