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Jackson Technology Center

Public | 6-8 | 1247 students

 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted June 8, 2014

At first there was reservation to put my son in Jackson. Earlier reviews we no so favorable. Our son started in the 6th grade MST program. The curriculum was challenging for him at first with the transition to middle school. With tutorials and support of teachers he was able to make a ton of improvement right away. What I liked is that my son was challenged. He seems to really enjoy the social part of Jackson. Communication with Teacher thru email was very effective and they responded promptly. We will finish 8th grade at Jackson and trust that he will be more than ready for high school. Mr. Duffy is a good leader and activities are well communicated. Class of 2019
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2014

This year was my last year at Jackson . I honestly can't feel more proud of myself and my piers for everything we went through to succeed . Jackson has been a very memorable middle school life for me and I can't believe how fast it went by . I won't forget those who encouraged me to keep my head . So ... here's to aJackson . CLASS OF 2018 goodluck to the new little kiddos (:


Posted June 6, 2014

Jackson technology is just AMAZING !!! I'm in the newcomer program , which is for the people who don't speak English . I came in November 2013 and I didn't know ANY English back then but now I speak very well just like students in regular classes , I like jackson , well actually I don't like it I LOVE it ! The teachers , principals , counselors , etc they are all so nice . Jackson helped me a lot . Im a 7th grader btw but im moving countries next year .. today was the last day of school , im going to miss Jackson =( I'll always be proud that I studied there .. jackson is the best ever ! =)


Posted April 28, 2014

My wife and I have been very pleased with Jackson. This is our son's first year at Jackson and he really likes it. The staff and the teachers all seem to be very caring. They offer a lot of different classes and some fun electives. My son has not had any bad experiences there. There is one teacher my son is not crazy about, but that is to be expected in middle school and high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2014

This is my son's first year at Jackson. Several people discouraged us from going here, but we did our own research, toured the school, and met with the principal ahead of time. We have been very pleased and our son loves the school. I am involved in the PTA and it's been wonderful getting to know some of the staff and teachers a little better. Most of the people on the PTA board have full-time jobs, so anyone can join and be involved in the school. My son's grades have gone up and down a little, but the teachers have been great about communicating with us. Each time I have been at the school, the students have been well-behaved and have not acted like hoodlums. I know they have children from all backgrounds here, but I have not seen inappropriate or out-of-control behavior and my son has not witnessed that either. I encourage people to check it out and give them a chance. We are very pleased with Jackson! Mr. Dunphy and Mr. Bruman stay active and involved and have a presence around the school. They do not stay holed up in their offices. They are present at after-school activities and seem to genuinely care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2014

Mr. Duffy is very unprofessional. Does Not know how to communicate with parents in an adult manner. How do you as a leader expect to gain respect when you do not know how to act like a leader
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2013

I have been going to Jackson since I was in the 6th grade now I'm in the 8th grade it is a fantastic school for kids interested in math and science and they do their best trying to incorporate technology into the mst math and science classes which is a very good and interactive way of learning and I really enjoy it.


Posted September 15, 2013

This is a great middle school to go to. I have been going here for 2 years and i wish i went here in the 6th grade. The teachers explain the work better, without getting mad. Also they have high school credit courses such as robotics,aljebra,pro communications. We also have a cooking extended day class with real stove tops and ovens. But over all you should cone to this amazing place. :)


Posted July 9, 2012

Amazing School I love it! It is my home <3 I really hope that new students will love this school as much as I did(:


Posted September 2, 2011

I have to disagree with some of the comments made about Jackson. This is my son's last year at Jackson and he likes this school. He is in the MST program and is doing well. He has been exempt from reading this year and has scored commended in all subjects on his TASKS scores which means the teachers are doing there jobs. It is not the teachers job to babysit or be friends with the students. There job is to teach and they do just that. If the student is having a problem and you inform the school, the school will take appropriate actions. My son was bullied in his 6th grade year, I told the school and the students were sent to the reform school. It is the students job to make the best of school. If your not getting along with some of the students there, either make new friends or try to make the best of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2011

The school is terrible, I don't really like it, the curriculum is great, though. You learn a lot, but the only thing wrong really here is the people, mostly students. Students are horribly mannered, and if you want your child to have a good time, you better work hard to get in honors' classes. Most teachers are great but some are really mean no apparent reason. Basically, if you behave, you'll do fine, but make sure your student has some self esteem because people there will break it down fast. Riots, fights, all kind of things happen all the time, and theres a group of "Wanna be gangsters" that think they're all that and try to terrorize the school. The majority of the race are Hispanics, and most of them being pretty nice, but there's some that misbehave of each race there. If you've got another choice, really, don't choose Jackson. I'm a student there, reluctantly going on my third year. On the bright side, the afterschool activities are decent and the fine arts program is excellent.


Posted July 20, 2011

My son attended this school for 2 years as a part of the math & science "magnet" program. I am sad to say I am unimpressed with the teachers attitudes toward the students. Some of the teachers even made a point of telling the students how much they disliked thier jobs. Very motivating I'm sure. We had repeated problems with theft which was disregarded until I complained. My son was basically told it was his fault that things were stolen. Possibly the most enlightening moment was when my husband cursed by a student when he chaperoned a field trip & the teacher said "she's from a bad home." Said that excused the behavior. We are transferring next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2011

Very disappointed with the quality of education. I sent my son there for the Math & Science program and found the quality to be lower than the middle school that is in our immediate neighborhood. He will not be returning next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2010

My daughter was invited to attend the MST honors program at Jackson for 6th grade this year. Jackson overall is probably one of the best schools in the district for not only for bright students, but kids with Autism/PDD-NOS. Her case manager, and teachers understand the finer points of children with ASD's, don't make them appear any different to other kids in the class, and as a result, my daughter has been able to socialize much better than previous schools, as well as succeed academically. The cirriculum is great, with both core subjects and electives that are both fun and challenging
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

i am a 6th grader at Jackson and I would say Jackson is an awesome middle school the teachers are awesome and when you go home you can't wait to go back to school because the teachers make you really eager to learn!!! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2010

I am currently an 8th grader in the MST program here at Jackson. This is a great school with some flaws, but hey, nothing is ever perfect. I love my teachers and I feel like they actually want us to succeed. MST is a bit challenging but it's all worth it in the end. You will have your occasional fights here and there but it's not any of the staffs fault it happens. Anyway, I'm glad to spend my 8th grade year at the best middle school in Garland.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2010

It's a great school, I'm actually learning a lot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2009

great school my son is getting better in every subject every day
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

i think this school is cool because the teachers actually tell you what they want you to do with your hw while the others schools really dont.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 3, 2009

I'm going into 7th Grade at this school, and I can't believe I'm about to go to it again. I actually laugh that this school calls themselves a 'magnet' school. The kids use strong language in every sentence. Constant fights, stink bombs, the teachers couldn't care less. I'm terrified of this school and would not recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

348 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

346 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

388 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

388 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

385 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

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 85% in 2011.

389 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

389 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

388 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

388 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

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 Students91%
Female92%
Male89%
Black or African American92%
Asian95%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education42%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
Black or African American88%
Asian98%
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education29%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
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%
Female86%
Male88%
Black or African American89%
Asian90%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education33%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented96%

Math

All Students78%
Female76%
Male81%
Black or African American68%
Asian86%
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Native60%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education10%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asian95%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education56%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asian99%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education68%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented97%

Math

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black or African American88%
Asian98%
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education47%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented94%

Science

All Students81%
Female80%
Male83%
Black or African American85%
Asian92%
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education55%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented93%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African American98%
Asian98%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education85%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%
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.

420 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%
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.

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%
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 Students80%
Female79%
Male82%
Black or African American80%
Asian86%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education47%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female80%
Male81%
Black or African American72%
Asian92%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education38%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
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 Students84%
Female79%
Male87%
Black or African American88%
Asian95%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education26%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female74%
Male78%
Black or African American81%
Asian95%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education40%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female84%
Male73%
Black or African American88%
Asian92%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education18%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
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 Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Black or African American97%
Asian94%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education36%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female67%
Male58%
Black or African American65%
Asian78%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education14%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black or African American85%
Asian96%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education47%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female70%
Male73%
Black or African American78%
Asian93%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education21%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
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%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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Bilingualn/a

Biology I

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Chemistry

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Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

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Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

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English II Reading

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Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

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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
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

English III 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
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Not special educationn/a
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Non-migrantn/a
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English III Writing

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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

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
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
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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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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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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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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 53% 52%
White 17% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 14% 4%
Black 13% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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) 15%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • DAVID DUNPHY
Fax number
  • (972) 494-8802

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Fencing
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1310 Bobbie Lane
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