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El Paso Academy

Charter | 9-12 | 236 students

 

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Posted November 10, 2009

I went to this school and its the best school. If you are capable of being hardworking and a good student this school assures you you will have a great future. It has teachers from other countries and students and teachers have a great relationship. This school changed my life completely all you need is have that need to ba a better person and for sure you will be succesfull! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2006

This school does not have enough books for the students, therefore students can't take a textbook home to study from.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2005

This school does not take care of there kids and is always having fighting between the teachers
—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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

31 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

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

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students84%
Female76%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female82%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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 "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "AEA: 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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
40%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
60%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
24%
English I Reading

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
63%
English I Writing

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
50%
English II Reading

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

7 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

8 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
n/a
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

 
 
54%
World Geography

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
38%
World History

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

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 Students22%
Female26%
Male17%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Special educationn/a
Not special education24%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted22%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students30%
Female30%
Male29%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Special education0%
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted30%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students52%
Female47%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students20%
Female36%
Male7%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education23%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted20%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Special educationn/a
Not special education0%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English0%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant0%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted0%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students43%
Female20%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted43%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students13%
Female0%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education17%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English14%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted13%
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 Students48%
Female53%
Male38%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted48%
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 Students24%
Female22%
Male27%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Special education0%
Not special education27%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted24%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students19%
Female19%
Male19%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Special education0%
Not special education22%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted19%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 94% 52%
White 3% 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) 7%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 21%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • OFELIA JIMINEZ
Fax number
  • (915) 590-0052

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