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Eastwood High School

Public | 9-12 | 2275 students

 

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Posted January 15, 2009

Eastwood is the best school in town. I graduated from eastwood and the only thing I wish is that I could spend another four years there. I will always support Eastwood
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2007

One fo the finest schools in El Paso. Administrators and Faculty really care about the students and their progress. One of the best athletic programs around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2005

Best school in El Paso with fine teachers, administrators and extracurricular activities. Best dance teams in Texas and the best swimming team in Texas as well. Students need more discipline, however.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2004

Eastwood High School is El Paso's finest school. They are the pride of the Eastside. Eastwood is a school rich with tradition and school spirit. The continuation of traditions set in 1961 when the school opened are still celebrated today. This is possible due to the hard work and dedication of the faculty and staff. Higher Education is the focus of the teachers at Eastwood. With various advanced placement programs and a gifted and talented curriculum, the students leave the school fully prepared for college. Athletics are also supported at Eastwood. Everyone has the oppurtunity to get involved and excel in extra-curricular activites. At Eastwood finding a student who is not somehow involved is like finding a needle in a haystack. The parent involvement in the lives of teens at Eastwood is unparallel. Very simply Eastwood is the place to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2003

Mr. Mata, Principal, and his Staff are to be congratulated regarding their continued focus on Eastwood's academic endeavors. While Eastwood holds a strong focus on accelerated learning, honors, and college preparation they also support their students in all student activities. The students are supported as they participate in academic, athletic and other programs which stress leadership, resonsibility, citizenship, and community involvement. Eastwood is assisting in the development of El Paso's future Leaders. Eastwood is truly El Paso's Finest and their success is evident.
—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.

548 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

546 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

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.

534 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

525 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

523 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

528 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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.

491 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

496 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

497 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

494 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

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 Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%

Science

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education86%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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.

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%
Algebra II

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

606 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

504 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

617 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%
English I Writing

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

675 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%
English II Reading

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

521 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

520 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

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.

520 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%
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.

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
69%
World Geography

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

606 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%
World History

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

504 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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 Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education37%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual36%

Algebra II

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education61%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingual64%

Chemistry

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education57%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingual60%

English I Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Male76%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education36%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingual50%

English I Writing

All Students59%
Female65%
Male53%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education12%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)12%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingual15%

English II Reading

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education38%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingual27%

English II Writing

All Students59%
Female64%
Male54%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education27%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingual9%

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 Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education60%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingual90%

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 Students100%
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 education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students83%
Female80%
Male87%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education42%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingual55%

World History

All Students70%
Female65%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education36%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual30%
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 88% 52%
White 9% 29%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 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) 5%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • ARMENIA SMITH
Fax number
  • (915) 594-8014

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

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2430 McRae Boulevard
El Paso, TX 79925
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Phone: (915) 434-4001

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