Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

El Paso Academy West

Charter | 9-12 | 200 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 

Living in El Paso

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $282,400. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $670.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

6 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted March 1, 2014

As a student of this school, let me be one of the first to say that if you are an artistically inclined child, rather than a 'just-get-through-my-classes' type, or if you want any extracurriculars... This is not the place to go. The only elective available from this small school is art. Furthermore, if you're all about the high school experience, you probably won't get it here; it feels more like a middle school, to be honest, with the challenge level to match. I understand that they are to offer AP classes in the future, but it isn't likely that a lot of the student body will be taking them. A lot of children seem to be quite content here, but I simply would rather go to a public school, because there are many more options for the student body than garden work parties or blood drives.


Posted April 12, 2011

I am a former student from West. Im so glad that I had the gone there! As someone had said kids who have a not so good past, well i go in that catagory. My home school was Coronado and both years i was there i got put in alternative. Not happy bout it which is why i decide to get out and go to West. At the time Ms.Duggar was the principle and she accepted me with open arms and im glad she did. Attending West really did change my ways. I didn't get into much trouble anymore. Teachers were great there at the time i was going(: This school has more one on one with the teachers and students which is why its a good school. They work hard to make sure thestudents learn what they need to know in order to pass the TAKS test.


Posted October 5, 2009

My son had a wonderful experience and learning oppurtunity at this school. El Paso school district is very overcrowded, and does not seem to care about the kids who are struggling or just not acknowledged because there is no time for them. Ms. Duger, the principal of this school, is non-judgemental and excepts all students as they are. The staff there are very positive and welcoming. There are alot of kids who attend who have had some trouble in the past, but the superintendent and the principal, along with staff and teachers make it clear to them that there is a 0 tolerance for bad behavior. Not all the students there have been in trouble, but a majority there have made mistakes, like most of us, or are young moms, etc, and are there strictly to learn. I recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2009

Thank God for this school! My son was failing in public school, he was lost. Since he began at this school he gets all A's and B's. He does not have to fit into a perfect little box here. The principal is easy to communicate with and there to lend a helping hand whenever needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2008

I love the experience my son has had in this school. He went from failing completely in public schools to A & B student. Most importantly my son is in a relaxed environment where his educational needs are being met without the pressure of crowded schools and uncaring public school personnel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

El Paso Academy West is a good school. But some of the teachers are spanish speakers so they just speak spanish to most of the students while the other non-spanish student speakers have to suffer and not really learn anything because the teachers are concentrated on teaching the spanish speakers how to read in english. Although some of the teachers do try to help you with things like if you have a question they wont get mad at you like they would in most public schools and the Principle and Assitant Principle are awesome
—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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
18%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
25%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students90%
Femalen/a
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students63%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students84%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
Femalen/a
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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 "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "AEA: 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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
60%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
12%
English I Reading

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
29%
English I Writing

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
0%
English II Reading

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

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
43%
U.S. History

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

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
54%
World Geography

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
60%
World History

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

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 Students8%
Female22%
Male0%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Special education0%
Not special education12%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant10%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted8%
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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students33%
Female44%
Male22%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students29%
Female13%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted29%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students18%
Female36%
Male6%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special education0%
Not special education23%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted18%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students5%
Female6%
Male5%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Special education0%
Not special education6%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English6%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant6%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted5%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students11%
Femalen/a
Male0%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education13%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted11%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students0%
Femalen/a
Male0%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education0%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English0%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant0%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted0%
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 Students44%
Female33%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted40%
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 Students20%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
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-Gifted20%

World Geography

All Students30%
Female30%
Male30%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special education0%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted30%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students17%
Female17%
Male17%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education18%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted17%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 93% 52%
White 6% 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) 9%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 23%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • BARBARA DUGGAR
Fax number
  • (915) 845-7522

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

1065 Doniphan Park Circle
El Paso, TX 79922
Website: Click here
Phone: (915) 845-7997

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT