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Elgin High School

Public | 9-12 | 1198 students

 

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Posted December 10, 2013

I hate it here. There are too many mexicans and all they do is pick on me. I've been here for a year and cant wait to leave
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2011

I was proud to have my children attend the schools in Elgin. You can't complain about the schools if you as a parent, or you child/children are not INVOLVED! Get INVOLVED in after school activities, take advantage of what the schools here have to offer and you'll be shocked at how wonderful they are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2011

I m hoping to go to Anderson next year but again, budget cuts are not benefiting anybody. (Oh, and back to what you were saying about low on supplies? My school is constantly charging students for things that we don t want. Raffle tickets, putting your birthday on a TV in the hallway or in the announcemnets (my old school did this for free, I guess I took it for granted) and Friday events, like dance competitions, hot dog eating contests, and dodge ball tournaments. The events started at a dollar, and now its two, at what point is the school going to stop sucking the student body s wallets? I m sick of this school.) The astroturf statement is true.. we have a WONDERFUL football field, gym, and tennis court, and despite the money-sucking of the student body, we still have only a classroom copy of books in most of my classes. There was one day when we had 5 or 6 fights in the same day, it was a joke to blame the weather. Funny. But because of that, we aren t allowed to use the restroom except during the passing period. Which frankly, being a girl, isn t possible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2008

I personally enjoyed my son going to this school. He graduated 2 years ago and is still in college. He was in this school district starting in 3rd grade up to graduation day. One thing parents have to do is BE INVOLVED. Teachers don't have the time to spend with problem kids or struggling kids if they think the parent isn't going to work with them. When a parent is involved, the teachers are more involved. My son almost fell through the cracks until I realized what 'I' needed to do and it was amazing how everyone else kicked in to make sure he got the education he needed. Every school has problems, fights, good and bad teachers, good and bad administrations. Elgin is no different.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

If you want your child to get an education, I would avoid this school. In fact, I would avoid the entire district. The administration in Elgin is more concerned with sports than they are with education. It has been this way for the last 4 to 5 years, and I don t suspect it will improve until the current set of teachers and administrators are gone. The idea of installing Astroturf seems to be more important than education. This district has very few books, and extremely limited supplies. The high school and middle schools are both plagued with fights. In fact, a fight or two a day is common! While there are a few good teachers, many are not worth the money that they are paid. Most have little interest in the kids. The teachers act as though they are there only to collect a paycheck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

Art, music and sports are very well represented by extremely talented teachers. Unfortunately, the inconsistency of the administration from year to year affects the integrity of the whole school. Many great teachers have left due to the extremely high turn-over rate of principals. Teachers, students and staff need a stable consistent environment for high esteem and confidence. A difficult task for this district.
—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.

302 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

292 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

250 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

256 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

256 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

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

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%

Math

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
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 "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.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%
Algebra II

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
57%
English I Writing

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

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
45%
English II Reading

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

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
44%
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
40%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
91%
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.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
68%
World History

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

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

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 Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education23%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English70%
Migrant33%
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrant80%
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education21%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English73%
Migrant47%
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students67%
Female68%
Male65%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education43%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English68%
Migrant50%
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students51%
Female61%
Male42%
Black or African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracial40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education11%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English55%
Migrant29%
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students37%
Female48%
Male27%
Black or African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracial33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education0%
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English39%
Migrant12%
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talented44%
Non-Gifted37%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students60%
Female62%
Male59%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education9%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English63%
Migrant42%
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students32%
Female32%
Male31%
Black or African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracial0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special education0%
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English33%
Migrant33%
Non-migrant32%
Gifted/talented75%
Non-Gifted27%
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 Students77%
Female77%
Male76%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education29%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English78%
Migrant88%
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented75%
Non-Gifted77%
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 Students59%
Female61%
Male58%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education16%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English63%
Migrant25%
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students59%
Female57%
Male61%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education12%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English61%
Migrant55%
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted56%
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 46% 50%
White 38% 31%
Black 14% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Fax number
  • (512) 281-9804

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14000 County Line Rd
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