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El Dorado High School

Public | 9-12 | 2820 students

 

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Posted February 2, 2014

The principle is horrible along with the counselors and the rest of administration! I've been dealing with their lack of professionalism for 6 years! They only care about the football team. We raised money for the girls BB shoes but they never received them & no explanation was given. Rumor has it that the principle chose a vendor who ended up stealing the money! My kids have been singled out in class by teachers & coaches because we are outspoken about the wrong doings at that school! Do not send your kids here if you have a choice!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2013

This school is one of the worst in el paso . The kids in this school are really problematic and ghetto. My sister went to this school and she got bullied at school and the principal and the school police did nothing.


Posted April 6, 2013

This school is getting progressively worse. Instead of firing the terrible teachers and unhelpful councilors, they get rid of the few that actually care. They say the IB program prepares students for college, but I can easily say it does not. Most of the students that completed the program and went to great schools struggle academically.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2012

i went to el dorado 2006-2010. It is a great school. Teachers are so nice, they teach well, and they help out any student when help is need of assistance. Academics here are always exceeding expectations. Many scholars have come out of this school. Teachers, as well as Counselors and Staff are great and always pointing students in the right direction. Also, The school is a very fun and loving atmosphere. Students are very friendly and well behaved. i would definatly recommend this school to anyone out there thinking about becoming an aztec!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2011

EDHS is a great school, there is a wide variety of programs and classes available for the students to choose from. My daughter quickly adapted to this campus of over 3000 kids. There is always something to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2010

My child is a senior at El Dorado High School. I would have to say that the overall environment and school culture is in need of help. There are teachers that do an amazing job and some that do not appear to be very skilled in the professional. Overall, I think this comes down to a lack of leadership. The administration at this school needs to get with the program. I don't believe the administration is there for the good of all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2010

El Dorado High School is a decent school. The teachers at this school are either amazing or less than mediocre. The counselors at the school are also much like the teachers, either amazing or downright AWFUL! Administration and faculty are not really supportive of each other and this sometimes affects the students. The school is not very supportive of extracurricular activities unless it is football. The I.B. program at El Dorado perhaps provides the most advanced classes and better teachers. However, I feel that it does not prepare the students for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2010

the techers dont teach good
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2010

I am a current student at EDHS, and I believe that this school is simply the best. The I.B program is amazing, especially if you want to get a head start in life. El dorado is the only high school in el paso to have the I.B program. This school is young and is doing extremely well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2009

El dorado is the most awesome school, the counselors and principals are always there for assistance and the teachers will do what ever they can to help you in the classes. our school really has school spirit Go Aztecs!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2009

El Dorado is the best and I feel that it is better than the school around me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2008

We like the school so far. The IB program is very good. We like the teachers and the person in charge of the program Ms. Show is always available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2008

I love el dorado high school. There is so many things to do and learn while here. Im no longer attending this school at this time but i am looking foward to going back and graduationg. Being a spear head is the best thing there is.Go el dorado!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2007

My daughter was in the first graduating class for El Dorado in 2007. She competed in speech and debate, went to state competition in Business Professionals of America, learned piano, was editor in chief of the school newspaper, and was editor in chief of the yearbook. She earned a four year Presidential Excellence Scholarship to attend college. I truly believe that the teachers and administrators are highly professional, dedicated to the pursuit of learning, and set high standards. I am blessed that my daughter had so many opportunities and that she graduated from El Dorado with high honors. Jim Barnes
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

734 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

736 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

729 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

727 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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.

792 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

789 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

790 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

788 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

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

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%

Science

All Students94%
Female91%
Male96%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education75%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
n/a
Algebra II

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

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

843 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

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

843 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

839 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

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.

663 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

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

836 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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 Students13%
Female19%
Male7%
Black or African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Special education0%
Not special education16%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted13%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students28%
Female22%
Male32%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special education29%
Not special education28%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted28%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black or African American68%
Asian86%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education40%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students17%
Female13%
Male19%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Special education13%
Not special education18%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted17%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students13%
Female14%
Male12%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Special education5%
Not special education14%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English14%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted13%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Black or African American75%
Asian75%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education32%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students44%
Female52%
Male37%
Black or African American44%
Asian14%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Special education10%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talented86%
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 Students79%
Female78%
Male80%
Black or African American57%
Asian86%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education41%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
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-Gifted98%

U.S. History

All Students93%
Female100%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted93%

World Geography

All Students22%
Female26%
Male18%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Special education8%
Not special education25%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted22%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students64%
Female58%
Male70%
Black or African American63%
Asian29%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education35%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted62%
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 4% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 7%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • NORA PAUGH
Fax number
  • (915) 860-8700

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • 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
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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12401 Edgemere Boulevard
El Paso, TX 79938
Phone: (915) 937-3200

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