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El Paso High School

Public | 9-12 | 1284 students

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $134,400. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $580.

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Posted February 3, 2014

Great school you can get along easy ,friendly students and staff,beautiful school full of history.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2012

El Paso High is one of the oldest schools in town, built in 1914. The original architecture still stands tall and proud on a hilltop, which is one of the reasons it is often referred to as "The Lady on the Hill". The Football Stadium is located at the bottom of the front steps to the school, a magnificent entrance with huge pillars and a lot of cornice not only on the exterior architecture, but throughout the interior as well. It's an inspiration and so are the teacher's I've met in the two years my son has been attending school here. El Paso High is also a "Magnet School" for a Dual-Language Program, "Connecting Worlds", where students take classes in both English and Spanish. Obviously, this program helps students become proficient in both languages. El Paso High also has a new Bi-Lingual Principal, Kristine Ferret. During this 1st year of her administration, I have seen her organize and attend numerous meetings to reach out to the school's parents. She is very easy to reach and she is not only visibly involved in the day to day administration, she's been right down on the field with the cheerleaders as they encourage the Tigers to win. I like what I see, so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2008

This school is fantastic. I get many awards and it is beatifully constructed. All the teachers are great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2006

Well, the teachers there treat the studets very well, there's only about one fight a week, and an average of 8 students in 'alternative', beautiful building!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 11, 2005

The majority of the teaachers at El Paso High are exempelary, however the administration does not seem to encourage parent involvement as much as they could.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2004

Well i like El Paso High School. This school I've seen since I was a little boy now I am a high school student there. I appreciate the school administrators and teachers. But most of all the jrotc instructors. They are a great help with keeping the school safe and enjoyable. The security personall as well. Thanks for keeping the school safe.
—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.

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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 89% in 2011.

311 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

310 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 91% in 2011.

262 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

254 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

256 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

247 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female89%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students86%
Female84%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%

Science

All Students85%
Female83%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female91%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
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 Acceptable".
  • 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.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%
Algebra II

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
64%
English I Writing

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

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
47%
English II Reading

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

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
71%
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.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%
World History

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

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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 Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education42%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented71%
Non-Gifted76%
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
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education30%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education25%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students60%
Female66%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education5%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students43%
Female51%
Male35%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education0%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted36%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students73%
Female75%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education17%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students44%
Female50%
Male37%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education0%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talented87%
Non-Gifted35%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students66%
Female70%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)21%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%

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 Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education50%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted83%
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 Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education22%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students68%
Female61%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education11%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 93% 52%
White 6% 29%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 18%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • KRISTINE FERRET
Fax number
  • (915) 532-2008

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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