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Elgin Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 895 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2012

I understand the concerns that are being stated in the review section for Elgin Middle School, BUT if the concerns are so highly disturbed, how come it's not being addressed to the proper qualified school officials, instead of behind a PC? However, I understand the concerns, and I took it upon myself to address the issues. Moral of the story is, not too many people are outspoken, but when it comes to our children we should take it upon ourselves to make sure their getting the adequate education, and not behind. One person says that parents are not involved? Not true. I must say that theyr'e are not enough parents that are involved, however, maybe the child is succeeding because he/she needs the proper education. Anyone can pass 8th grade on a 5th grades education. Right? So, speak up! We love our children, and want college to be fun to learn and become successful! May God bless you all....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2011

I enjoyed sending my son to Elgin Middle School. The teachers and administration are delightful. There were always enough books, computers and other supplies for the students. Parents need to GET INVOLVED! Most the parents do not get involved, maybe it's because in the part of town zoned for this school they don't speak English? Anyway, I think Elgin Middle School is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

I think Elgin Middle School is a great school. The problem is the parents in the area. They expect the school to raise their children. There is so little parent involvement that many of the children do not reach their potential. The teachers can only do so much. Once the child is home there is no way a teacher can control whether homework is being completed or if a student is studying or not. These parents need to quit making excuses for their shortcomings! My child learned a great deal at Elgin Middle School and did very well on the TAKS tests. He is now at Elgin High School doing very well in all of his Pre-Ap classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2010

This school has many teachers and other staff who care and are doing their best. It is small enough to get to know students and families. It has some truly great teachers and has made some significant improvements in recent years. That said, it has all the problems associated with poverty, non-stable populations, and the unreasonable crushing pressure of federal NCLB requirements. High turnover at the leadership level doesn't help. If your child goes to this school and you wish it was better, join the PTSA, meet with teachers, visit classrooms, go to school board meetings, volunteer, mentor some kids, etc. Schools get plenty of criticism, what they need more of is support.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 11, 2009

I just moved to elgin and have a 6th grader in elgin middle school the one thing that bothers me and him is that there are no textbooks for the students to take home to review or study
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

I sincerely hope that things can turn around at Elgin Middle School. I have lived in this community for many years but elected to educate my child privately, sending him to EMS 7th-8th grade. While I don't believe that was a mistake necessarily, I can see how it would for a child who does not have a strong educational background. We saw things get better but there is an incredibly long way to go. Discipline is a huge problem, textbooks are not plentiful enough for kids to bring home a copy to study, no lockers. The new(est) principal was a great VP-let's hope he turns things around! Some great teachers, but I cannot recommend at this time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

Whoever said this school was a good school is in dreamland. Teachers do not control the kids, the content of the course work is so behind other schools, that its SCARY. My kid made all A's and B's while attending, but when I started looking at what he was studying, it seemed as if his eighth grade math was at a third grade level!! Since all the money goes to athletics, you would think the coaching quality would be better then it is! Wrong. And Never any homework, Why? Cause they don't allow kids to take home the books!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2007

I must admit that when I moved here I was very excited about the school. It seemed to be a wonderful small school. I was immediately disappointed. I feel that this school is far behind other schools and there seems to be no structure. Kids are running wild and basically doing as they please. My daughter's grades have gone down and I'm afraid that once we move her to a more adequate school she will be so far behind. There is no textbooks for the kids to take home and no homework at all. I do have to say that so far there are some teachers who seem to be trying very hard and want to assist in anyway possible. But at the rate this school is going I feel that the school will not be able to retain these good teachers. I cannot recommend this school at this time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2006

I have thre children tow whom have passed through the middle school and one who will attend next year for her final year. When I came to Elgin in 93 it was because of their schools and the small hometown charm. I have seen teachers and administration frustrated at the deterioration of this school and the entire school system. Currently I can not recommend these schools but am working with many parents to go forward and take back our schools so my children and children to come will flourish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

This school is far behind other middle schools in neighboring districts. My oldest child went to this school for three years. I moved this child and my middle child into another school district a few months back. At this point my children are playing catch up. I feel this school needs a great deal of work. They are failing the children of this district in every way. The children do very little course work, have no reward system, this school offers very few extracurricular activities, and the children are pretty much running wild. Oh, and should I mention the fact that this district has a brand new multi-million dollar sports facility at the high school and no text books for the eighth grade students to take home. I personally think this districts priorities are backwards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

This school has some major problems that the faculty seems not to want to admit it goes on there. These kids are so out of control. There is no homework for my 6th grader. If she is absent for a day there is no make up work. My neighbors moved their kids to a different school district and realised how far behind Elgin really is. There is no motivation to accomplish anything. We have been in this district for a year and a half. My daughter will not be going to this school next year. I just hope that she wont be to far behind. There is no communication between the school and parents. This district needs a major overhaul.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

I have just moved here, and so far I have no complaints. It seems to be a nice school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2004

This an excellent school! The teachers, and students are just to die for. I suggest you add this school to your list.
—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 84% in 2011.

258 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

259 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
58%
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 86% in 2011.

277 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

277 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

278 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

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 85% in 2011.

304 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

302 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

304 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 95% in 2011.

303 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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

All Students74%
Female83%
Male66%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education50%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English78%
Migrant82%
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented97%

Math

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education36%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English75%
Migrant82%
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented97%
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

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education33%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English85%
Migrant14%
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented96%

Math

All Students67%
Female71%
Male63%
Black or African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education11%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English71%
Migrant14%
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented96%

Writing

All Students86%
Female91%
Male80%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education11%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English89%
Migrant43%
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education54%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English91%
Migrant86%
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education50%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English79%
Migrant71%
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented94%

Science

All Students57%
Female48%
Male66%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education24%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English63%
Migrant25%
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education68%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English93%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
57%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 63% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
40%
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

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

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

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Female60%
Male54%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education25%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)16%
Proficient in English63%
Migrant25%
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented85%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female63%
Male56%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education38%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English65%
Migrant25%
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted54%
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

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Female71%
Male59%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education27%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English67%
Migrant77%
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
Black or African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education22%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English58%
Migrant62%
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students59%
Female70%
Male49%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education17%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English63%
Migrant62%
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented90%
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

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education36%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English83%
Migrant92%
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female65%
Male59%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education25%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English64%
Migrant83%
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female73%
Male72%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education38%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English77%
Migrant75%
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students55%
Female58%
Male53%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education24%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English60%
Migrant58%
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented85%
Non-Gifted51%
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

Algebra I

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Female100%
Male96%
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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted97%
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Algebra II

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Biology I

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Chemistry

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English I Reading

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English III Reading

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Geometry

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Physics

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World Geography

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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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 49% 50%
White 34% 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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1351 N Ave C
Elgin, TX 78621
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