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Silva Health Magnet High School

Public | 9-12 | 596 students

 

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14 reviews of this school


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Posted September 14, 2013

This is a great school. It is small and you truly get to know all of to know all of your teachers and classmates. It specializes in upper level classes (Pre-AP, AP, and Dual Credit) classes. I am really glad I am attending this school!


Posted May 17, 2013

This school provides a great experience and teaches the students how to challenge themselves. If I had not gone to Silva, I would be like all the friends I left behind: slackers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2013

This high school is the best place for any young adult who truly wants to make a difference and prepare for college. There is no other experience like Silva and it is hard to believe that such quality education can be offered in a public school. I know that Silva is at the top places academically in the nation and there is evident proof of this. I am a former student, and I have to admit that the reason why I am achieving at college (I made Dean's List my first semester in college) is because Silva prepared me so well. You get to see, create, and experience things no other school offers. Plus the vast majority of student in this school truly care about achieving so you will find people who are just like you. Like I often tell people, at Silva, you are not judged by your looks or how you dress. No, at Silva you are mostly valued by what you have to bring to the table, by how you perform, by your ideas. In this sense, Silva is VERY competitive, but trust me, it prepares you for the "real" world. Plus, you get to meet people of different background since so many people from around the city attend. I highly recommend this school.


Posted August 16, 2011

I do have to say I had my son in private school in middle school, when he told me he wanted to go to Sylva I was hesitant but now that he is about to be a junior I love the school as to how it challenges him,plus he is able to play sports at higher level than private schools. He is getting the best of both worlds here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2011

Misinformation in one review - this is not an IB school. Coronado is the only IB school in the EPISD.


Posted May 10, 2010

Very good school. Very competitive. You don't have to be interested in Health Science to go to the school it will prepare you better for college. But a warning is if you want to be happy don't come here even if your a quiet kid your going to get lots of drama.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2010

I love it! I am currently attending Silva. It's the best high school experience any teen can have. Everyone is so nice and kind. They actually care for you here. I couldn't ask for anything better!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2009

This school is like a big family it is so welcoming. It has very high standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

have very high standards and its an exemplary school
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2009

My child just love this school. she tells me every one is so friendly. Great academic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2009

Of all the area magnet schools Silva excels in ways no others can compare. Not only in academics and the fine arts, the students and staff make the school the unique place it is one that has allowed me as a student to prosper instead of being hindered as could have been the case elsewhere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2009

I love it, its a unique high school experience . Everyone is so friendly, there's no stupid high school drama, everyone knows each other its like a little community, I just love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2007

semi-closed campus. Great IB program. Excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2007

I am a former student of Silva Magnet and I believe that the school is a wonderful school. It just needs a better administration. There are several wonderful and great teachers, and unfortunately, due to the downsizing, many of these teachers were lost. As parents, please take into consideration of what the students say, because they are the ones who are dealing with everything everyday. But I still stand and say that Silva is a great school. Its because of it that I'm am excelling pretty well at Texas A&M University.
—Submitted by a former 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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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99%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

191 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

165 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

165 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

164 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Social Studies

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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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

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Math

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Science

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Social Studies

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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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%
Algebra II

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%
Biology I

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

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
78%
English I Reading

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%
English I Writing

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

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%
English II Reading

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

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English III Writing

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
85%
U.S. History

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

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2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%
World History

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

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

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Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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Male100%
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Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
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Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
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Biology I

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Male100%
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White100%
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Non-Gifted100%
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Chemistry

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Male100%
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
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Not economically disadvantaged100%
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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
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Asian100%
Hispanic99%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students97%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

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Male100%
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Asian100%
Hispanic100%
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
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Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
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Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students95%
Female96%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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English III Writing

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Geometry

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

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U.S. History

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World Geography

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students97%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
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Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted96%
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 86% 50%
White 7% 31%
Asian 3% 3%
Black 3% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Japanese

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR SAM VILLAREAL
Fax number
  • (915) 533-3695

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Japanese

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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