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Brewer High School

Public | 9-12 | 1687 students

 

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11 reviews of this school


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Posted May 2, 2013

I went there, it was so great, I learned everything NEEDED teachers care so much and are very involved, I am very pleased.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2012

This school is great! No problems whatsoever, everyone is friendly, there's cliques here and there but what school doesn't have that? Great athletics, and scholar programs! Makes sure ever student is treated equally, and they all have a chance of success!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2012

Worst school that I have ever had the displeasure of going to for three years. THREE YEARS of constant bullying my other students AND other teachers! Disorganized, uncaring, and just plain terrible atmosphere! If it weren't for switching schools, I would not have been able to graduate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2011

The Teachers and principals really care! They provide the kids with the materials that they need to make it in the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Great kids, great teachers!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2007

I graduated from Brewer in 2003 after 4 years of being involved in extra-curricular activities and strong academics. I am now a senior at Texas Tech and felt more than prepared for college. I went back to substitute teach in this district-where I, my mother and her father attended. I was somewhat appalled at the lack of motivation among the students. The school was in shambles (dirty, broken furniture/lockers, but there will be a new school in the Fall. I had extreme discipline issues with all grades that I subbed. I know the administration has changed and they have really cracked down on academics, but I feel that a more positive environment would motivate these students to prepare for college and careers. I had a great experience there and I wish that the current students could know that spirited strong community that made my four years of high school great.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 19, 2007

I came to the district about 8 years ago. I have seen administration change, school board trustees change, awesome pricipals asked to leave... The school WAS awesome. More kids had school spirit, and took pride in their school. Now, they have take so many fun things away from the kids, and focus just on academics {what is they say about jack being a dull boy?!}...students have too much time on their hands & it takes away school spirit. This is a school that can be great!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 27, 2006

See the CDC and Texas Schools website to view actual numbers about this school before you put your students here!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 19, 2005

I graduated from Brewer High School in 2003 and I am currently a student at the University of Texas at Austin. While there are a few flaws in some areas of the school, the teaching staff is not one of them. I feel that I was well prepared in high school to further continue my education postgraduation. There are many opportunities to get involved in extracurricular activities whether they be academic, social, or athletic groups. I have heard that there has been a recent change in administration, so I cannot speak for or against them. What I can say is that whatever you put into Brewer High School is what you will get out of it. Much like any other school, if you show up and work hard, the school will do everything in its power to help students succeed.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 21, 2004

I think that this school has a good education but it needs to have the teachers get more involved with the students. Also there is too much violence at this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 26, 2004

I am so unsatisfied with this school, I wanted to enroll my child in the special ED program, but all the program offered was poor babysitting. exemplary should be applied to all the education programs not just regular ed. Ensure you visit the school and interview the staff prior to enrollment.
—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.

465 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

473 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

374 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

378 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

374 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

372 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

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 Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education83%
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 Unacceptable".
  • 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.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
79%
Algebra II

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
43%
Biology I

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

479 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
38%
English I Reading

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

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%
English I Writing

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

535 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%
English II Reading

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

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%
English II Writing

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

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

7 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

496 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%
World History

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

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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 Students67%
Female73%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education29%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education39%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education60%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students66%
Female70%
Male62%
Black or African American75%
Asian50%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education20%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students48%
Female54%
Male42%
Black or African American32%
Asian50%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education10%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black or African American67%
Asian75%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education38%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students44%
Female47%
Male42%
Black or African American20%
Asian50%
Hispanic35%
Multiracial62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education7%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted44%
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 Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education33%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted100%

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 Students75%
Female73%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education29%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students65%
Female57%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education40%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
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
White 55% 31%
Hispanic 31% 50%
Black 8% 13%
Asian 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Pam Turner
Fax number
  • (817) 367-1242

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1025 W Loop 820 N
Fort Worth, TX 76108
Phone: (817) 367-1200

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