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J M Hanks High School

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Posted April 13, 2009

athletics are awesome always competetive
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Posted May 16, 2007

I had one son graduate from Hanks and one currently attending. I can honestly say that there still are a few good teachers that try to take the time to give the individual attention needed for students that need a little extra help. On the other hand the classrooms are overcrowded with not enough teachers to give that one on one attention. The english department has excellent teachers that care...very impressive. The availability of music, sports, and other extracurricular activities is great. The level of parent involvement has never been great. The school suffers in parent involvement. More parents need to get involved for the sake of their children and the school. Communication between principal, and teachers to the parent has always been poor ever since our boys have attended with the exception of a handful of excellent teachers.
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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.

510 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

489 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

497 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

480 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

479 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

493 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

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 Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%

Science

All Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
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 "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.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
62%
Algebra II

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

144 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.

494 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

434 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

530 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%
English I Writing

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

575 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%
English II Reading

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

451 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

452 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.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
60%
U.S. History

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

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

523 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%
World History

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

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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 Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education44%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education61%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education58%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingual80%

English I Reading

All Students66%
Female71%
Male62%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education25%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students46%
Female56%
Male38%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education8%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%
Gifted/talented90%
Not Gifted42%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students81%
Female81%
Male80%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education43%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education21%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talented90%
Not Gifted55%
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 Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education80%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingual80%

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 Students56%
Femalen/a
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted50%

World Geography

All Students77%
Female70%
Male83%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education48%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students68%
Female60%
Male76%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education31%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented88%
Not Gifted65%
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 88% 52%
White 7% 29%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 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) 6%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)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • GLORIA SPENCER
Fax number
  • (915) 598-4621

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
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra
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