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Socorro High School

Public | 9-12 | 2512 students

 

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Posted September 24, 2007

real good schools thanks teachers


Posted May 9, 2005

When I attended Socorro (in the late 80s/ early 90s) it was a challenging and highly enjoyable experience. I found this still to be the case 10 years later when my youngest brother was a student there. They continue to create wonderful opportunities that prepare students for the road to higher education with great programs like COSMOS.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

618 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

614 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

650 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

639 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

635 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

639 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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

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

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

434 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

435 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

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 Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%

Math

All Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%

Science

All Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

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.

591 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%
Algebra II

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

690 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

615 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

785 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%
English I Writing

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

852 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
41%
English II Reading

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

630 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

631 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

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.

579 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
98%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
61%
U.S. History

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

7 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

740 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
72%
World History

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

612 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
20%
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 Students71%
Female79%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education22%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English73%
Migrant50%
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged99%
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

Biology I

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education36%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English80%
Migrant67%
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

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
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education14%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students54%
Female65%
Male43%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native33%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education13%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English60%
Migrant29%
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students42%
Female54%
Male32%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education6%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English48%
Migrant14%
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talented85%
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students74%
Female82%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education22%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students51%
Female58%
Male44%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education9%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted47%
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 Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education47%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
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 Students86%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted86%

World Geography

All Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native33%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education18%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English64%
Migrant50%
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students62%
Female59%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education28%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented94%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 97% 52%
White 2% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black 0% 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) 14%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MIGUEL SERRANO
Fax number
  • (915) 859-0206

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
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
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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El Paso, TX 79927
Phone: (915) 937-2000

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