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Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School

Public | 9-12 | 945 students

 

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Posted June 14, 2011

This is a great school to go to, the teachers are great. I attended this school when I was in high school, along with my younger sister and brother.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2010

I graduated from here in 07 and I would not let my child go to DHJ. Whenever you try to sign in,you are told to go all over the place, and, it's just a HUGE hassle. They are HIGHLY unorganized and it took my mother 3 wks to enroll me. Now, any time I need a document I have to go ALL OVER THE BUILDING IN SEARCH OF IT MYSELF. The staff has no idea where to send me and half the time they literally tell me, " I don't think you can get a transcript here." I persist and eventually they find it for me. The budget is terrible, the principle would not allow the band & other programs to have a single fundraiser. There is no racial diversity,there is little room to EXceed (most AP and after school programs got canceled due to no one joining). Programs that did exist such as, choir, band & orchestra were low funded & had minimal help. The athletics department is also terrible. Many students do not want to earn a Letterman, they are just given 1 if they stay long enough. There were many fights, my car got broken into & there was no real security. Although I HAD TO PAY for a parking pass, there was no one monitoring during school hours.


Posted April 10, 2009

This school is a great school! The test scores are low due to low English proficiency and the school offers a great program to help with the challenge of LEP. This school does offer challenging levels of instruction, but only to the benefit of the students. The students are very respectful, hard workers and dedicated to their community and are very capable of meeting our high expectations. I am happy to teach here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 30, 2008

I love this school ,students actually do there work on time . It makes me happy that my child goes there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

School has new emphasis on offering challenging levels of instruction, rigorous teaching, and setting high standards. But, there is a long history of neglect in each of these areas to be overcome.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 27, 2004

I think that DHJ has the most strict dress code I have ever seen. Why can't you wear rubber flip flops? On the other hand the teachers are great especially Mrs. Taylor. I also agree that students from other areas should be able to attend and play sports or in a band.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2004

Diamond Hill Jarvis is a great school, they should let any one who wishes to attend the school go, even if they do not live in the district. The students are very respectful, responsible, and nice!
—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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

243 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

217 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

217 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

216 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students87%
Female82%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students93%
Female91%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education88%
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 "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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%
Algebra II

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
83%
Biology I

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

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
39%
English I Writing

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

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
20%
English II Reading

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

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
93%
English II Writing

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

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
77%
English III Reading

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
59%
English III Writing

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
37%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%
World History

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

201 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 Students69%
Female75%
Male64%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education24%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education61%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students78%
Female75%
Male81%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education40%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students33%
Female34%
Male32%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special education3%
Not special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted30%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students24%
Female24%
Male23%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Special education0%
Not special education27%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
Gifted/talented75%
Non-Gifted21%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students67%
Female72%
Male62%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education14%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students31%
Female38%
Male24%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special education0%
Not special education34%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Gifted/talented81%
Non-Gifted27%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
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 disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%

English III Writing

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%

Geometry

All Students80%
Female79%
Male80%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education47%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
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 Students60%
Female57%
Male64%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education15%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students59%
Female55%
Male63%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education20%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
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 92% 52%
Black 4% 13%
White 3% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
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 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Special education coordinator
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Architecture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Rock band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • YASSMIN LEE
Fax number
  • (817) 815-0050

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Rock band
Performing arts
  • Dance
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1411 Maydell Street
Fort Worth, TX 76106
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Phone: (817) 815-0000

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