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Del Valle High School

Public | 9-12 | 1843 students

 

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Posted June 1, 2012

Del Valle High School is a great school. The closed campus idea is great for academic learning. The building is in great shape for a campus that has been around for over 20 years. The teachers actually care and work with students, the types of classes offered are varied and do prepare students for college. I interviewed several school principles before choosing to put my daughter in this school and I am glad I did. If you are moving to this area I HIGHLY recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2010

This is a great school academically and in everything else as well. I really ebjoy attending Del Valle High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2009

The school is awesome. Mr. Lopez is a fabulous principal. The scores are moving way up and I want to say will be the highest in the city. The new magnet program is really growing. Go Big Bad Blue!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2007

I will finish stating here what didn't fit on the other comment. I love DV, and have much pride for it, I still visit the school, teacher's, friends, and often wear school representative attire. I understand that the school doesn't have the best test scores in the state, but in My opinion, I think it is the safest school and most disciplined school on the eastside and lower valley. I have friends that graduated alongside me and are attending Harvard, Williams, Brown, UT just to name a few. The school will prepare your child for college, but the best success/results come FROM PARTICIPATING IN AP COURSES. Colleges now take priority favoring AP students when it comes time to the admission process. Plus they would like to see how the student manages time whether it be a job or extra-curricular activities. Good Luck.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 28, 2006

Del Valle High is one of the best high schools in the lower valley. The campus is in great condition after being in use for 20 yrs and counting. Almost every year, the district upgrades the school. This school year (06-07) the district is upgrading all the restrooms through out the school, planting trees around the entire campus, building a new field house, a new 3 story science wing, a new theatre and fine arts wing. The education is great. About three years ago, Del Valle was listed as an Exemplary School. The sports are also great. The football team goes to the playoffs every season and in 2005 our boys soccer team won a Texas State Championship. Overall, this is a great school Still an excellent school though! -GO CONQUISTADORES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2005

Its a great school- could use some remodeling.
—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.

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.

465 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

466 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

454 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

447 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

449 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

448 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

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

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

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 Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%

Math

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%

Science

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%
Algebra II

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

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%
Biology I

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

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

514 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%
English I Writing

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

569 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%
English II Reading

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

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
57%
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.

494 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%
World History

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

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

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 Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education77%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education91%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)98%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students94%
Female91%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education84%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education76%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students67%
Female70%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education38%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students47%
Female50%
Male44%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education17%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented81%
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education41%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students52%
Female56%
Male47%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education5%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented88%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged99%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
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 Students77%
Female69%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education58%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students72%
Female71%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education41%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted70%
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) 12%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)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • CARMEN CROSSE
Fax number
  • (915) 858-1427

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
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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