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Classical Center At Brandenburg Mi

Public | 6-8 | 1154 students

 

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Posted April 10, 2009

Brandenburg is THE BEST. I'm in the Honors Band,and we've been to Seattle,Austin,and this year both Honors and Symphonic got a Sweepstakes(!st division,All 1's.) Most of the teachers are great. We have Gymnastics,Dance,Latin,Spanish,and Piano as electives, so that gives us alot of choices. If I never ended up going to Brandenburg, I don't know what my life would have been like :) GO BRAVES!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2009

Brandenburg is a wonderful school! I am on the gymnastics team there and I also do dance! The teachers are phenomenal! They have high expectations of the students, which is why I am A honor roll!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2009

Wonderful school! My son is in Honors Band and has been to Seattle and will be going to Austin in the Spring - the BMS Band is one of the best in the country and should be considered by students and parents interested in music!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

This school is really great. The teachers are really nice but I think they need to make the hallwasys alot bigger


Posted August 28, 2008

I love Brandenberg, however, they need way more communication with parents!! especially new parents to the school!! They need a newletter to let us all know what is going on. Upcoming dates, clubs, try-outs, etc. my son is now in the 7th grade this year and I still dont know anything!!!!! I knew everything in grammer school the entire office staff knows my family I have a great relation ship with the staff and communication is great(Toler Elementary) I'm still trying to figure out how things work at Brandenberg?? The teachers are geat at Brandenberg and I truly think they have a great principal. I have had great communication with the teachers via email and telephone and gradebook is great!!!! but i would love a weekly or even monthly news letter with information on what is going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

i love brandenburg it's the best school ever and the teachers are sooo awesome
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 8, 2008

The teachers and administrators at Brandenburg Middle School have provided my son an enriched and rewarding experience over the past two years. The administrative team is helpful and responsive. The teachers are extremely competent and thorough in their instruction. As a parent who works in this school district, I would recommend this school to other parents without any reservations. Excellence is the standard at the Classical center at Brandenburg Middle School. It is exhibitted in their practices and expected of all students whether they are in the 'magnet' program or not. The experiences my child was given at the Classical Center have prepared him welll for his high school career and helped him to enter the school of his choice. The arts program is tremendous!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

This year is our first year in Brandenburg Middle School. We are very proud to send our smart kid to this excellent sccool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

I attended Brandenburg Middle School from 6th to 8th grade. I 'graduated' from there almost three years ago and I can honestly say that my time there was the most fun I have ever had in school. I always liked my teachers and they liked me too. I always tried to reach out and make the unaccepted kids feel accepted in some way even though I myself, was not one of the 'popular' kids while I attended there. I thought the curriculum was amazing and the teachers who taught it were extremely talented as well. I remember the best part was in 8th grade I signed up to be a library aide and ahd so much fun doing that. I would encourage all students to at least try it once.


Posted January 7, 2008

Its okay. But the curriculam is not very fun. I'd like to see us go on more fild trips. And do more activeites. I love my teacher's their great i the the most infulinchil people would be Blain Johnson he is the really wonderful person who will help you and make you laugh, Trent Berkey i have turmendus respect for this man he is very smart, Amber Logan she is so sweet and funny she helps you out when you need it. I'm am takeing latin and i find it extremaly challanging and love my teacher lisa druebert. I also think that we should expand the gmynasitcs gym it is a little cramped.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2007

thats school is the best
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2007

i am an 8th grader at brandenburg middle school and i really like this school because of all the subject choices they have!some of the teachers are nice but not all the time!i think our school can use some updates with alot of things because all the money that we give there should be more done!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2007

My son is a special needs child who has been attending Brandenburg since 7th grade. This year, as an 8th grader, he has gone from requiring Special Ed classes for Reading, English, and Math, to now having all regular classes. He does go down to their Learning Lab for assistance, as do many of his peers, but they felt he would do better socially and academically in those regular classes. I wasn't sure at first, but I can now see that they truly know what they are doing. Great job, Brandenburg. Thank you, Mrs. King.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

Sent my son to this school as I felt he needed the additional challenge that their honors program offered. I have been somewhat disappointed in the efforts of some teachers to assist him. He has a diagnosis of ADHD and it appears that some of his teachers are unwilling to provide simple reminders to help him to achieve his greatest potential. Out of concern, I requested a meeting where all 7 of his teachers were invited. Three showed up and the counselor left the meeting early. If this is the type of support I received, I assume he receives little, if nothing. He is struggling despite our best efforts. By no means is all blame placed on the teachers, but oddly enough, the teachers that are helping him, he is making fantastic grades, the ones that are not, he is doing poorly. Interesting scenario it would seem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

I am familiar with a variety of Middle Schools in the district. I consider Brandenburg to be one of the best. I am so happy that my daughter, who was apprehensive at the beginning of her 6th grade year, decided to stay at Brandenburg. She is in the 8th, in several honors classes, and involved in many extracurricular activities. As a caring parent, take it from me, you will NOT be disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2006

Great Teachers and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

My daughter is in 8th grade and transferred here from Frankford Middle School in Plano this school year. She had been getting A's, B's and C's at Frankford and I was worried about her grades falling with the transition. I couldn't have been more wrong. She got straight A's the first 2 six week periods and got all A's and 1 B this last six week period. She enjoys the curriculum and the teachers and staff, as do I. The dance and choir programs are awesome and she whizzes through homework in her other classes. Thanks to her good standing at Bradenburg she has been accepted into the College and Career Magnet program at Lakeview. We are so proud and excited! Brandenburg is a wonderful school with great opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2005

My daughter really enjoys going to this school. It has a lot of great classes. This year she joined student council. Everything seems to be well organized. I'm always encouraged to go to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

At first I had reservations about my daughter attending this school but she has been attending this school for three years now and is about to enter high school. I have been extremely pleased with the quality of the teachers and the coaches at Brandenburg Middle School. They have always made me aware of any and all concerns that have had for my daughter academically and have provided guidance to me on the best choices for my daughter. The cheerleading program is wonderful with Tonya Haddox being the director and I am proud as a parent to watch my child perform at the games under Mrs. Haddox direction. She has been always fair and strictly by the book but teaching compassion for others along the way. My daughters cheerleading skills have improved under her direction. Coach Banks and Sears are also equally wonderful. The sports programs are awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2005

I work at this school and it is great. The school is involved and supportive of the whole child. There are so many 'safety nets' in place that it is hard for a child to fail here. The teachers are great and the principals provide great leadership. Even if I did not work here, I would send my children to Brandenburg.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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 84% in 2011.

374 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

375 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

376 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

375 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

372 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

325 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

325 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

321 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

319 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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%
Female97%
Male90%
Black or African American93%
Asian92%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education67%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black or African American84%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education30%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
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 Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education73%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black or African American79%
Asian80%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education55%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education50%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education78%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education67%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education75%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female98%
Male99%
Black or African American98%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
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.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%
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.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%
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.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education73%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male88%
Black or African American87%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education78%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
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 Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
Black or African American68%
Asian88%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education41%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black or African American63%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education47%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female84%
Male70%
Black or African American58%
Asian96%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education24%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted77%
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 Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education33%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education40%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education50%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education33%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
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%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

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 I Writing

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English II Reading

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English II Writing

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English III Reading

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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
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Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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Geometry

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Malen/a
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Whiten/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
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Gifted/talentedn/a
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Bilingualn/a

Physics

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Malen/a
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Whiten/a
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U.S. History

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World Geography

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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
Bilingualn/a

World History

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Multiracialn/a
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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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
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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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 39% 52%
White 31% 29%
Black 22% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 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) 4%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • ELISE MOSTY
Fax number
  • (972) 926-2633

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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626 Nickens Road
Garland, TX 75043
Phone: (972) 926-2630

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