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Ferris High School

Public | 9-12 | 675 students

 
 

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Posted August 13, 2013

I've been in ferris for a year found it a better than any of my other schools I've been to all the others have kids that are shure to fail Especially in the Willmer in the DISD district schools and the educating level is higher than any of them too I find ferris to be a perfect school for anyone willing for a chance to learn and looking for new opportunities


Posted February 12, 2010

Ferris High School is a great facility with an excellent staff. Students have an opportunity to participate in many different clubs and organizations. Many graduates are very successful at major universities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

I think Ferris ISD is an Alright School District small town with a great education system.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2008

I can't stress how bad the quality of education is at Ferris High School and how much of that is reflected in the principals lack of focus on education. Google the statistics on how many sals and vals made it through college because they recieved such a poor education at Ferris High, it's not just my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2008

I am a High School Student at Ferris High School and the surrounding is great. Unfortunately, the Ag Program is not very good unless you show Longhorns but if you don't show them, more than likely you are not going to get any help.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2008

I love that my son and daughter are part of Ferris ISD. (High School & Jr. High) Small town, great ag department, wonderful opportunity for my children. Teachers and staff care!
—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.

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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.

181 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

183 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

139 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education82%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%
Algebra II

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

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
19%
English I Reading

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%
English I Writing

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
57%
English II Reading

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

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
63%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
44%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
100%
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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%
World History

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

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

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 Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education45%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students93%
Female90%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students81%
Female79%
Male84%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education50%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students71%
Female74%
Male67%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education18%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students68%
Female78%
Male57%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education11%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students42%
Female51%
Male33%
Black or African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special education0%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted39%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students74%
Female73%
Male74%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education27%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students51%
Female56%
Male46%
Black or African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education0%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented73%
Non-Gifted49%
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 Students86%
Female84%
Male89%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education56%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students77%
Female75%
Male81%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education47%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students45%
Female33%
Male57%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special education15%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented73%
Non-Gifted41%
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 59% 50%
White 31% 31%
Black 7% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1002 E 8th St
Ferris, TX 75125
Phone: (972) 544-3737

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