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Bussey Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 909 students

 

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Posted October 12, 2011

I like the School as 4 stars and also like it because the strategies of the school and the school overview


Posted August 23, 2011

I am a former student.i went to bussey it used to be a great school.with the new princables and everything its HORRIABLE!.the fact that the students there feel like DOGGS.if horriable.who would make their students that they appartently love and care about feel like that.its not a impressing school anymore like it used to.they DONT have dances anymore.they WONT have 8th grade formal.which EVERY year we couldnt wait for when we were in 6 & 7 grade.if you want a place for your daughter/son to no enjoy and feel like there at JAIL.then go ahead and let them atend.all i have to say is BUSSEY HAS CHANGED.AND NOTT IN A GOOD WAY!. -Kylie. (former school that attended.before all the changing happened) p.s for the people that didnt like mr.farley.you wouldnt.like the new princable.way worst.


Posted June 3, 2011

This was my daughters first year at Bussey, I'm not impressed with the school at all. They consider themselves to be a bully free school. I disagree. My child was bullied several times and I pressed charges, 3 months later and two meetings still have heard nothing back from them. I wanted to switch my daughters school but she really wants to stay. I will be on top of the teachers next year for sure. A few of the teachers cannot control their classrooms, so when you have a well behaved child who can't focus on their lesson, I say send those misbehaved children to an alternative school if they can't sit there and keep their mouths shut. I think we need more parental involvement these days. It's getting a little out of hand...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

I Agree with the comment below...Here is my ISSUE.. tell me why is it when your child dresses for free day because he earned it and he looses his free clothes bracelet he is to wear they have no problem calling the parent and telling them your child will be in IBS until I bring his uniform to school for him to change into which that I understand no argument there BUT where my major yet disturbing issue is my older son gave him a haircut which was not dress code (he had lines and circles design). So tell me WHY an office personnel took a SHARPIE yes black permanent marker and colored in the spaces and sent him back to class????? Why not call the parent put the child in IBS? what if my son was allergic to the marker ? So when my boyfriend went to the school to talk to them about it not sure if it were the principal or the asst. principal his response was " what do you want me to do" eels he has to ask, wow really you mean he is suppose to help run the school yet he can not figure out what he needs to do with that office personnel. Someone please tell me where in the student handbook does it state it is ok use a sharpie on a childs head.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2010

THE TEACHERS AND ARE GREAT...BUT THE POLICE AND PRINCIPAL DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH PROBLEMS WITH THE KIDS..MY CHILD WILL NOT GO THERE ANYMORE...I THINK THEY DONT WANT CHILDREN TO GET ALONG.YOUR CHILD WILL GET BULLYED AND THEY DO NOYHING ABOUT IT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

this is one of the best school i have went to
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2010

All 5 of my children have gone to Bussey and I have been very pleased with all the faculty. It's a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

Students are out of control here. Have to force students to do work. School needs lot of improvement with students behavior and discipline. Grades are low.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Its not all that...Busseys grades are low..And lack of self discipline...Its horrible
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2008

I am the parent of a 7th grader, this school is excellent! It has a great Principal - Mr. Farley - to begin with, and the excellence he stands for and displays flows through the staff. The academics are great, plenty of honors programs to challenge my daughter, if she misbehaves they contact me so the problem can be stopped in its tracks. My daughter enjoys particpating in basketball and band, as well, both of these programs are a must at Bussey and run by very enthusiatic instructors ans coaches. The school is always clean and tidy, the meals they serve are outstanding and the office staff is courteous friendly and eager to help in any way they can. The teachers are wonderful, very eager and interactive via e-mails etc. with the parents. We have had a wonderful experience at Bussey thus far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2007

This is our first year at Bussey and I will have to admit, having a 6th grader in Middle School with all those bigger kids was a very scary thought. My son has excelled this year and LOVES the school. The teachers are willing to be in contact with the parents and to keep you informed. The office staff and principal are very concerned with the kids safety and success. I am thrilled that I did the research and picked the right school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2007

I LOVE BUSSEY. My son has been there 3 years and my daughter starts next year, then I have 2 more to go through MS, they will also go to Bussey. I am looking forward to the next 9 years that I'll be a Bussey parent. The teachers are great, the principal is the best, they really care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2006

well im not a parent myself im a student at bussey middel school... only one person said a bad thing about this school... now i love bussey... the have great teachers,great princpils,and great coachs... so if any of more parents think bussey is a bad school your wrong! because the school is loved by all students...
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2005

This school is horrible. No parent envolment, poor academic programs, but there are a lot of extracurricular activities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

My daughter has been at Bussey for 3 years and we have been very pleased with the leadership from the principal, teachers and staff. They have been very compassionate, very eager to assist both the student and the parents. We have had no bad experiences, only good. Our daughter has serious medical issues and was always dealt with very respectfully and with great care and concern. The students have been great, too! My personal opinion is that Bussey gets a bad rap sometimes because it is so old and not in the greatest neighborhood. It could used some remodeling but even without it is a great school and I look forward to my next child attending there in another year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2005

This school has good pricipal leadership and the teachers teach children like their own kids. The school's diciplinary are up-to-date and the safety is satisfactory. However, my only regret is that the school lacks extra activites. Overall,it is a school that students will be proud of after many years of graduation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2004

The teachers and staff at Bussey are so good to the kids. My son has had some really wonderful teachers over the past 2 years. The principal is a caring guy and has the best interest of the students in mind. I can't say that for all the other schools my children have attended. This staff is so helpful! They are really good about letting me know how my son is doing at any time I ask, and seem happy to give me any information I ask.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2004

I think Bussey is a great school. It takes the parents staying involved as well as the teachers caring. I think as parents we need to stay involved with the school, as much as possible, and that shows our kids that we are concerned about them and their studies. I have only had good things to happen at this school with my kids and I can say that I really appreciate the teachers as well as the coaches for all of their help and support. I have had 4 kids graduate from Bussey and this year will be my youngest son last year. I can say that I will miss Bussey Middle School. Mrs. Harris
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2004

The schools today are more interested in getting good state scores then teaching kids the basics. Have you realy checked to see how many kids can tell time from a regular clock or how many can make change? Stop and think about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This school is the greatest. The teachers at Bussey are the most caring and most willing to talk to parents that I have ever seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 84% in 2011.

276 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

280 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

270 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

270 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

264 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

229 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

229 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

226 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students83%
Female89%
Male77%
Black or African American96%
Asian78%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education67%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students69%
Female73%
Male66%
Black or African American64%
Asian78%
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education38%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black or African American89%
Asian94%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education63%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students72%
Female70%
Male73%
Black or African American60%
Asian94%
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education56%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students93%
Female96%
Male89%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education83%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education81%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male83%
Black or African American74%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education69%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female70%
Male76%
Black or African American74%
Asian100%
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education44%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education75%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%
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.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
35%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%
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 Students65%
Female67%
Male62%
Black or African American53%
Asian73%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education33%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female68%
Male63%
Black or African American41%
Asian80%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education33%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
Black or African American81%
Asian74%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education60%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
Black or African American55%
Asian94%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education50%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female74%
Male55%
Black or African American67%
Asian68%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education33%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
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 Students79%
Female86%
Male74%
Black or African American79%
Asian71%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education63%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female74%
Male75%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education50%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female63%
Male68%
Black or African American65%
Asian67%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education44%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students48%
Female42%
Male52%
Black or African American44%
Asian67%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education44%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)12%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talented70%
Non-Gifted47%
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

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
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Not special educationn/a
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Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
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Bilingualn/a

Biology I

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Whiten/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

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Malen/a
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Asiann/a
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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
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Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

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Malen/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Special educationn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

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Malen/a
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Asiann/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/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

English II Reading

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Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Not special educationn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
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Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

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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
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Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
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
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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 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
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
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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 Studentsn/a
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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
Bilingualn/a

World 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
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
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 68% 52%
Black 17% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 7% 4%
White 6% 29%
Two or more races 1% 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) 22%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

Teacher resources

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

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MARY GARCIA
Fax number
  • (972) 494-8971

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
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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1204 Travis Street
Garland, TX 75040
Phone: (972) 494-8391

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