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Sellers Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 780 students

 

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2011:
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16 reviews of this school


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Posted September 7, 2013

Well I really like my school now we don't have to wear belts ,we can carry our phones ,and on Friday we can wear any color jeans ( for a dollar ) . this is my second year at sellers ( I'm in 7th grade ) ,but the ONLY thing I don't like is that we have to pay a dollar for jeans on Friday ... That sucks right but maybe next or hopefully this year they change that


Posted July 21, 2013

i know this school inside and out as a student that went here this school is only worried about the rules dont get me wrong everything school should have boundaries and rules but this school is not the best they will accuse you of being in the game too much I was accused of being a game also I have got two or more tickets in one year just because I warmly shorts blue shorts and blue shirts but then I know what you thinking isn't that dress code? so Garland low test scores as well hope you make the right decision the movie you're kid to any school you want and make sure that your kid is pleased have a nice summer c;


Posted November 15, 2012

This school is by far the worst school in Garland. The Principal doesn't really focus on the school's Academic progress. All he does is worry about what color socks the kids are wearing. My kids didn't even know what a gang was until they went to this school The saddest part is they learned it from the School staff (especially principal) because they say that by wearing mismatch socks "it's considered gang related"! Really, when most of the 6th graders are failing this is the least he should be worried about. I pray that the school gets shut down or a new principal. The teahers are really not that bad, but they are worried on the "school rules" instead of teaching right! I am changing my kids ASAP, the only thing holding me back is the waiting list for all the good schools in GISD are pretty long.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2012

This is honestly a terrible school. But most are in Garland. If you have kids who will be going to school, try not to move into this area. It has low test scores, and a lot of violence goes on. There isn't enough rules, and kids get bullied to often.


Posted November 14, 2011

im very happy about this schol with my challenging work and very well working teachers to help kids out with anything im a 8th grader and thi is my first year at sellers and im so happy that i moved out from a worst school and i wold recommend this school five star even if its old:)


Posted April 18, 2011

I'm not impressed with this school at all. I don't agree with any of the postings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2011

As a teacher, Sellers is the best there is. There is great administrative support, technology in the classroom, and awesome staff to work with. I have taught there twice. I left and came back. I would return again if given the chance.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 24, 2010

I love this school my child got his first straight A's in this school. My son has been doing Great and I am going to put my daughter in this school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2010

i attended this school in it was so much fun!! fun place to go in learn at the same time. but the princible is to strict!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2008

My husband attended this school and now our (5)children are attending or have attended this school. The teachers and staff there are great people and do just about anything to assure that you and your children are comfortable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2008

The teachers are dedicated and will do their best to ensure that their students understand the subjects being taught. Tutorials are available for students who need a refresher or perhaps extra time to finish their work or correct the assignments turned in. There are many opportunities to learn and extra-curricular activities are available as well. The instruction is excellent and the staff well-rounded. This school is not Recognized for 2 years in a row for nothing!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 4, 2008

I've had 2 children attend Sellers and was most pleased with the education they received. I will admit that when I first learned that my oldest son did not make it into Austin Academy and would have to go to Sellers I was very upset and a little afraid. I had heard horror stories from other parents and was nervous about everything. But the teachers are always available and every time I've scheduled a parent/teacher conference or had a concern, I've always been contacted promptly. I also like that Sellers has been a Recognized school. Way to go! I think Sellers has come a long way over the years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

This school is in a very diverse neighborhood. It was a Recognized school last year. So that negates the first reviewer. They were also chosen as one of the ten most improved schools in the state. Great teachers and very willing to meet the needs of all children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2008

This Is A Very Good School It Has Changed Over The Years A Whole Lot. They Find Alot Of Ways To Help The Kids Understand How To Do There Work. I Have To Agree Though That It Is Around A Bad Neighborhood And That There Are Alot Of Fights! Allthough I Don't Agree On The Education Part! Have U Seen There TAKS Scores? There Amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2006

The tutoring is good, many available times to fit with parents schedule. Teachers are available via email and phone. The academics are good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2005

Oh no. This school has a horrible neighborhood around it, there is way too many fights, and the kids aren't educated well. Parents, stay away from this school. It's a nightmare for your child and the teachers don't give a care about their education. I would never reccommend this to anyone I know. Don't trust this school in taking care of your child and her/his education.
—Submitted by an administrator


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

About these ratings

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

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

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

249 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

245 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

261 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

257 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

250 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

250 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

251 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black or African American91%
Asian93%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education70%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students80%
Female77%
Male82%
Black or African American81%
Asian79%
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education44%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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 Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
Black or African American89%
Asian89%
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education63%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Black or African American78%
Asian83%
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education58%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African American98%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education92%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Black or African American86%
Asian95%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education69%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education58%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black or African American69%
Asian95%
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education38%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)32%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American98%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education94%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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 Students62%
Female59%
Male65%
Black or African American62%
Asian75%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education44%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
Black or African American64%
Asian90%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education44%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
Black or African American78%
Asian89%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education40%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female77%
Male72%
Black or African American70%
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education38%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)32%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female79%
Male54%
Black or African American66%
Asian78%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education30%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted66%
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 Students85%
Female92%
Male80%
Black or African American87%
Asian84%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education56%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female80%
Male79%
Black or African American71%
Asian70%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education53%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female84%
Male77%
Black or African American86%
Asian83%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education44%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female69%
Male64%
Black or African American59%
Asian72%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education40%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)21%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
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

Algebra I

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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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 66% 52%
Black 20% 13%
White 8% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
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) 19%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
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • VIKKI MAHAGAN
Fax number
  • (972) 494-8607

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
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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