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Ysleta High School

Public | 9-12 | 1409 students

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $86,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $590.

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Posted April 18, 2013

Community support is amazing, athletic program is very very bad, the campus morale is unique in that tradition is very important to the staff and kids. The integrity among the coaching staff has apparently been lax for a very long time but the teachers are great.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 26, 2008

yslea is an awesomw schol with many traditions and a lot of school pride!! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2005

Has a great dance program which inspires the kids to do great and wonderfull things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2004

As parents, with all the strength to achieve the level of excellence for our kids, we all have a role to play. Be involved, let's not expect the school to do things alone. Most often are teachers blamed for poor student performance, but not being praised for their dedication and endurance. Let me take this opportunity to thank all the teaching staff, most especially the foreign graduates, for all their perseverance in adapting to a new environment. We are so grateful and appreciative of all your day to day efforts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2004

I went to this school and it was excellent. I loved the teachers and the education. I would recommend this school to all parents.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2003

The school is full of teachers who are not interested in student success after high school. They teach students to pass the state exam but fail in giving students the critical thinking skills needed for success in the real world. There are a handfull of excellent educators, but I have to say that most of the educators are subpar when compared to other schools in El Paso and Texas. The vast amount of extra-curricular activities available is what makes me rate Ysleta as an average school rather than a poor school. Sports, fine arts, and the academic teams are good exposure to areas outside of the weak academics. Maybe with due time, under the guidance of the new principal, the school will reach its potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

I received a great education at this fine educational institute. The teachers were excellent and always stived to see us do our very best.
—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.

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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.

402 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

392 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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

298 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

301 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

301 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%

Math

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%

Science

All Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female96%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
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.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%
Algebra II

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

96 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.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%
English I Writing

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

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
34%
English II Reading

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

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

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.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%
World History

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

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

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 Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education67%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English80%
Migrant60%
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education65%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English91%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingual100%

Chemistry

All Students75%
Female74%
Male75%
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 disadvantaged82%
Special education21%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English75%
Migrant40%
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students52%
Female61%
Male45%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education40%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English61%
Migrant75%
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingual9%

English I Writing

All Students33%
Female40%
Male26%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special education8%
Not special education34%
Limited English proficient (LEP)3%
Proficient in English41%
Migrant25%
Non-migrant33%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted31%
Bilingual0%

English II Reading

All Students73%
Female74%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education29%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)34%
Proficient in English80%
Migrant50%
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students45%
Female52%
Male39%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education8%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English53%
Migrant33%
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted41%
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 Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education75%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English85%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
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 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

World Geography

All Students67%
Female61%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education48%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English68%
Migrant63%
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingual33%

World History

All Students53%
Female49%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education15%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English54%
Migrant40%
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted50%
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 98% 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) 18%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%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)
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Arts & music

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

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
  • SILVIA RENDON
Fax number
  • (915) 858-3299

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
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

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