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Brazoswood High School

Public | 9-12 | 2423 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted August 3, 2013

That school amazing!!! They barley ever meet their budget! It's quite sad... One year we were so poor that we went without paper....
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2013

This school has a lot to offer due to its size (variety of classes and extracurricular activities) but what you don't realize is that unless you are one of the very top students (or one of the very bottom) you do not receive the attention that each student deserves. I found this out when attending a parent/teacher meeting for my son (towards the end of the school year) and two of his teachers in the classes he was struggling with said they didn't think they would recognize his voice and that he just "fell through the cracks" because he wasn't a trouble maker. The second thing that upset me was when the school ran out of money and couldn't even buy paper. These problems fall into basic operations and the fact that B'Wood can't do these things right gives me no confidence in the entire system. I will say there are some very good and caring teachers at the school but, in classes that could have over 40 students, it's impossible to maintain control.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2012

This is coming from a High School Senior. I honestly have to say that this high school is pretty good. I took all advanced and AP classes so the teachers I had were amazing. The 9nth grade teaching staff were very helpful. As the years progressed, the teachers remained at the top of their levels. Brazoswood may not look as good as those schools up in Houston but this school is by far very excellent in every way. I have not been upset with a teacher. Band is an amazing program as well. If you take challenging classes here, you will not be dissapointed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2012

Look, For the most part, This school is pretty good. The only bad thing about this school is there are a good number of students who don't try and drop out. The teaching staff is like any other highschool in houston. YOu have the amazing teachers, the average teachers, and a few bad ones. The only difference between Brazoswood and the top high schools in Houston is the student body. Like said before, a good number of students here don't try and are in remedial classes. Schools with more of a white/asian student body like those in houston look better because less of them drop out and they are very competitive. But the teaching staff is the same, there's nothing bad about the teachers here. I went through school in the brazosport district and learned a lot of things that make me competive against other kids around the nation. I have a friend who goes to school in the top 83 in the nation high school in the nation "Benjamin Cardazo High" and the it's the students that make the school great since so many of them try to be perfect. The teachers there however are nothing special.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2012

My sons transferred last year to this school. The communication is horrible. I have tried many times to get a hold of the Principal with no reply. They lack communication and organization in this school and the teachers don't care if they student passes or fail, they won't even try to reach you to talk about your kids grades even if you contact them first. I find this school to be one of the worst high schools in Texas, and the staff to be one of the laziest. I would recommend sending your child to private school or move to Houston for better choices. I would not even give this school a half star it's that bad!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2011

The band program is just about the only good thing at Brazoswood. There are a handful of truly great teachers, but that's about it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2010

Go Brazoswood! Is an excellent school, with great teachers and staff, the facilities are top quality and the extracurricular activities and sports are excellent for students to develop.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2009

The administration is seriously lacking. My daughter moved to this district and struggled so hard she had to return to Dallas to finish school. The process for students moving into the district is severely broken. She went from an honor roll cheerleader to someone seriously falling in the cracks. Thankfully my daughter graduated and is now majoring in Criminal Justice. Had she stayed at Brazoswood she most likely would have become a high school dropout. The area is nice and by all appearances the high school seems fine, but for a new student moving into the district there is little to no guidance on the four year plan to graduation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2009

Brazoswood is not a very good school. The teachers dont seem to care about the students much and many of the others students are rude. At times I dont feel safe and dont feel like I can express myself. I am a straight a student but with all the other student not trying at all we are about to be an unacceptable school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

Brazoswwod is one of the weakest schools I have seen. Administartion talks a very good game but fails to deliver. From my experience they don not genuinely care about the students. Discipline is NOT consistent and I am not able to tell how it is handed out. Academically the school is sub-par. It is not a good learning environment. The administration is poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2009

Brazoswood is a pretty good school, although some teachers have a lack of knowledge,all they care about is coaching whatever sport they coach. One time a teacher of mine spent 99% of the class time talking about her sport..Over all most teachers are very friendly and also are the students. All the students are not racist and very nice to get along with. Brazoswood is pretty much the best highschool in Brazoria County.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2007

What a great school! Parental support and faculty support prove to be a great asset.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

The school got a new principal last year and the turnaround has been unbelievable. His leadership skills are excellent and school spirit is back! Hey Go BUCS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2005

As a former student, I would like to comment. They do not care about the students at all. I have some learning disorders and was in some of special education classes and I felt like I was just passed along the way. My classes consisted mostly of us watching movies. I Felt like I was put in a class where I couldnt fail and they could pass me along when they wanted. The purpose of me being in those classes is so that I can learn. Not just be Passed. I am now a college student and can truly say that I was majorly affected by the lack of teaching.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 17, 2004

Coming from Our Lady Queen of Peace we weren't sure what to expect. The 9th grade center seems to be very good overall. Our daughter loves her PAP Biology teacher, Ms. Compton. She also loves her Choir class, Dance class, PAP Speech, and World Geography. However, we were shocked to realize that lateral moves within PAP is not allowed. You are only allowed to move down not across so if you have a problem with an instructor then you may be stuck. Brazosport allows lateral moves. The teachers that our daughter has will email you as needed, but only two have ever called me personally.
—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.

660 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

668 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

560 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

558 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

559 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

560 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

497 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

500 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

502 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

501 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

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 Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Black or African American84%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education79%
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.

486 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
80%
Algebra II

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

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

677 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

588 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
63%
English I Reading

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

705 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.

779 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
57%
English II Reading

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

616 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

619 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

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.

592 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
98%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
45%
World Geography

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

689 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%
World History

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

616 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
52%
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 Students62%
Female62%
Male61%
Black or African American40%
Asian60%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education25%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Black or African American72%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education48%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Black or African American72%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education43%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students68%
Female72%
Male64%
Black or African American50%
Asian78%
Hispanic52%
Multiracial62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education18%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students48%
Female53%
Male43%
Black or African American23%
Asian78%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education7%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Gifted/talented92%
Not Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
Black or African American49%
Asian86%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education14%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students62%
Female69%
Male55%
Black or African American37%
Asian79%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education5%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students42%
Female46%
Male37%
Black or African American40%
Asian71%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special education13%
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant42%
Gifted/talented74%
Not Gifted39%

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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Black or African American59%
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Native60%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education32%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students100%
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 education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students80%
Female76%
Male83%
Black or African American56%
Asian89%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education31%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students69%
Female66%
Male72%
Black or African American50%
Asian100%
Hispanic54%
Multiracial43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education16%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not 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 50% 29%
Hispanic 38% 52%
Black 7% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 1%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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