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Irvin High School

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Posted February 13, 2010

Irvin is an amazing school that has wonderful students and staff. Despite all the bad rumors, Irvin is a great place to learn and to teach. I love it there and im glad im studying there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

Irvin has done so much to improve the academic success of students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 2, 2007

Irvin HS does a tremendous job with getting the students involved and keeping them involved. The principal has an excellent relationship with the students which helps in making the students feel wanted and appreciated at Irvin. Irvin has gone through some dramatic changes over the years and it is now truly a blue collar school, which makes getting parental involvement somewhat harder than other high schools in the community. Despite the lack of parental involvement the students come to realize the importance of being involved with their school and community and work very hard in instilling Rocket pride throughout the entire student body. Their are excellent teachers and administrators at Irvin and the AVID program provides many students with the learning tools needed for continuing their education at the next level.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 30, 2004

Irvin High School needs more money, better teachers and better safety.
—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.

478 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

473 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

333 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

333 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

332 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

331 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

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 Students85%
Female89%
Male83%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students80%
Female83%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special education34%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%

Science

All Students84%
Female82%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
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.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%
Algebra II

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

475 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
35%
English I Writing

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

534 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
17%
English II Reading

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

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
48%
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
26%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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.

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%
World History

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

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

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 Students70%
Female68%
Male72%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education40%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students68%
Female67%
Male70%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education40%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English71%
Migrant60%
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students63%
Female66%
Male60%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education35%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English67%
Migrant50%
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students43%
Female46%
Male39%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Special education10%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English49%
Migrant40%
Not migrant42%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted41%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students20%
Female18%
Male22%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Special education3%
Not special education22%
Limited English proficient (LEP)3%
Proficient in English22%
Migrant50%
Not migrant19%
Gifted/talented83%
Not Gifted18%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students54%
Female55%
Male52%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education0%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)12%
Proficient in English59%
Migrant40%
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students23%
Female28%
Male19%
Black or African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Special education4%
Not special education25%
Limited English proficient (LEP)2%
Proficient in English26%
Migrant40%
Not migrant23%
Gifted/talented62%
Not Gifted22%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education25%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English79%
Migrant88%
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted75%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students48%
Female39%
Male57%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education13%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English52%
Migrant50%
Not migrant48%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students41%
Female37%
Male45%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special education0%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English44%
Migrant50%
Not migrant41%
Gifted/talented71%
Not Gifted40%
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%
Black 3% 13%
White 3% 29%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 11%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • LARON SHARP
Fax number
  • (915) 757-6450

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