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Jefferson High School

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Posted September 24, 2006

The principal, Mr. Villarreal is in charge of not only Jefferson High School, but Silva Health Magnet as well. I have worked with him the past 5 years and have found him to be the best person I have ever worked with in the past 34 years that I have worked. He is considerate and fair. He cares about his students, teachers, staff, and the administrators that work with him. He wants the best for the students at Jefferson/Silva Magnet and works around the clock to see that everything posible is done to maintain one of the best schools in El Paso.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted April 24, 2006

I work as a staff developer on high school campuses. Mr. Vilareal ranks as one of the best administrators I've had the pleasure of working with. He truly has a passion for providing a quality education to his students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 20, 2005

Mr. Villarreal is a very caring and great leader. He really cares about his students and the community. Mr. Villarreal talks with the students during lunch and between classes, he even knows the students by their name. He is the kind of leader that would be a benefit to any school or district. He is a very kind individual.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2004

Mr. Villarreal does not care about students only himself. His leadership is lacking and does not support the teachers. The test scores clearly show that Jefferson requires new leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

305 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

303 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

224 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

225 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

225 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)32%

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%

Science

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female93%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
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 Unacceptable".

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.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%
Algebra II

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
43%
English I Writing

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

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
24%
English II Reading

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

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
48%
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.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
49%
World History

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

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

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 Students72%
Female82%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education16%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students93%
Female92%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented87%
Not Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education58%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education23%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English69%
Migrant50%
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented86%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students35%
Female38%
Male31%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special education8%
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English47%
Migrant50%
Not migrant34%
Gifted/talented89%
Not Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students22%
Female24%
Male20%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special education0%
Not special education24%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English29%
Migrant0%
Not migrant22%
Gifted/talented70%
Not Gifted19%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students58%
Female64%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education14%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English66%
Migrant30%
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students27%
Female32%
Male22%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special education0%
Not special education29%
Limited English proficient (LEP)2%
Proficient in English35%
Migrant10%
Not migrant28%
Gifted/talented57%
Not Gifted24%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education69%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English87%
Migrant90%
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted85%
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 Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education23%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English64%
Migrant25%
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talented89%
Not Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students45%
Female41%
Male49%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education14%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English54%
Migrant20%
Not migrant46%
Gifted/talented67%
Not Gifted43%
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 99% 52%
White 1% 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) 29%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%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
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • FEDERICO ROJAS
Fax number
  • (915) 532-2033

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
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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