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Ricardo Estrada Junior High School

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Posted December 15, 2013

This school is not a good one. I think. Because there are boys that act like gangsters. The girls are getting in fights ALOT. I have heard of 7 fights in one semester. The staff is friendly but they don't enforce the rules. They tell the students but when the students don't obey it they don't say anything. The academics are ok.


Posted March 9, 2011

The school's facilities are top notch given that it is only a year old. The staff and teachers also seem to care a great deal about the students. The school library provides students with a nice place to study.


Posted January 30, 2011

REJHS just opened August 2010 and I have an 8th grader currently attending. I have to say I've had no complaints. More homework would be good. THe band program is wonderful.
—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 85% in 2011.

434 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

431 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

435 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

436 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

312 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

306 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education40%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English95%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female82%
Male83%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education43%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English85%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education20%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education73%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education27%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students63%
Female55%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education8%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
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 84% in 2013.

450 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

443 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%
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.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
53%
English I Writing

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

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
32%
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.

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
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.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%
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 Students81%
Female82%
Male79%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education22%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education36%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female65%
Male68%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education7%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students61%
Female56%
Male66%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education13%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted59%
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 Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education13%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English77%
Migrant60%
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
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 Students83%
Female82%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education63%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English83%
Migrant80%
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

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

English I Reading

All Students62%
Female64%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education23%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students42%
Female50%
Male35%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special education0%
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)3%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

English II 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
Bilingualn/a

English II 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
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 Students100%
Femalen/a
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 Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted100%
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 Students81%
Female76%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education48%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English84%
Migrant60%
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

World 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
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
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".
  • This school did not receive a rating in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a rating in 2008-2009.

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 96% 50%
White 3% 31%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Robert Mendoza
Fax number
  • (915) 926-4009

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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