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Naaman Forest High School

Public | 9-12 | 2194 students

 

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Posted October 23, 2008

I graduated Naaman in 2007. Overall I'm finding that it was an OK school. Sure the sports programs are strong but there isn't much else for students to become involved in. Also, I believe that many of the students lack the motivation to find out information for themselves. I remember becoming bored in required classes simply because some 'class clown' couldn't stay quiet long enough for the teacher to teach. Many of the teachers will become extremely involved with students if they see the effort however most students tend to sit in class doing nothing. I don't think that high school helped me much at all. I feel that I wasted a lot of valuable time learning 'required subjects' and I really had to start over once I got to college.


Posted October 3, 2008

It's a great school with good teacher's and good coaches.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2008

We've only been at Naaman this year, but if meet the teacher night was an indication of what we can expect-it will be an excellent school year. All of the teachers we encountered were so nice, friendly. and supportive.


Posted March 26, 2008

Unfortunately, this high school appears to be a place where students can get by without a lot of effort. The principal allows the students to take cell phones into class, and a lot of students spend their time in class texting each other. A teacher is emplowered to take a cell phone from a student if it's being used in class, but very few will unless if a student is talking on it in direct defiance of the teacher. Homework is virtaully non-existant. Most teachers give time in class to complete assignments. On the other hand, teachers do offer tutoring before and after school. This school requires no effort to get by. It's too bad that life won't be so easy for students after graduation. I don't think that the school prepares students for college or the real world. The administration needs a house cleaning. John, a disgruntled parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2007

Naaman is amazing! There are a ton of things tho get involved in at Naaman. I was on the Varsity drill team. But there is football, track, soccer, baseball, softball, tenis, cheer, dance, powerlifing, and even more clubs to join. I loved being at that school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 10, 2007

It's a great school. The staff overall is great also they really care for the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2006

Naaman is the best school ever. I enjoy being a student there. It has help me and given me many opportunities for my future. I just want to say that it's the best school ever! I would never transfer to another school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2006

Having transfered from NFHS to a Mississippi High School in the middle of my junior year, I would rate NFHS as a very positive learing environment that excells in student conduct and a strong athletic program. In any school there will be problems or issues that not everyone agrees on, but having been a student as NFHS and then transfering to Mississippi, I feel that NFHS is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 13, 2006

I would not reccomend this school to anybody. The students at this school are very unfriendly and lack discipline. If you are a parent, you will be completely unsatisfied with the school, I guaruntee it. Staff will refuse to respond to your emails.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2006

As a first year student and previous student at Lakeview I can tell you that is great school that you should send your kids to. The teachers are great and really care. Although the football isn't good the track, cross country girls basketball, and track teams are very good. It is a primarily white school and most everybody gets along.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2006

The faculty has no care at all of the enviornment it supplies its students with. With the school being younger in age, it sure is run down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

My son is graduating this year.This was definitely not the school for him. He is very smart but the teachers did not encourage him .There was no encouragement or direction from his coach so he gave up last year.Classes too big.Discipline bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

My daughter attends/excellent academics/sports could improve..Music department is pretty good/parent involvement seems to be a 'little' above average/overall...Great school to attend
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2005

Home school before you send your child here. The class rooms are overcrowded with students sitting on the floor. Discipline seems to be a real problem here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

The students here are very out going and we make friend easily with anyone. The teachers here are great, they are nice but they still are strict enough to get us to do our work. They really know the information they are teaching. It seems every year we get new teachers, but these new teachers teach better than teh ones they replaced. Over all this is a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2005

Overall the school is pretty good. Wide variety of classes, activities and opportunities. Diverse student population. Typical parental involvement for a high school. Booster clubs for each activity: drill team, choir, football, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2003

I graduated Naaman in 2000. I will soon be a graduate of Texas Tech and Naaman really helped prepare me for college. Naaman is a recognizable school especially in academics. While at Naaman, I was given the oppertunity to be involved in Beta Club, Thespians, Student Council, and Drill team. It is a great all around high school.
—Submitted by a former 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 89% in 2011.

563 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

556 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

588 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

584 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

583 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

585 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

487 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

488 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

489 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

486 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African American93%
Asian93%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
Black or African American75%
Asian88%
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education30%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Black or African American89%
Asian93%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American96%
Asian97%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%
Algebra II

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

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

640 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

562 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

690 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

720 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
56%
English II Reading

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

571 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

575 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

571 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
99%
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.

641 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%
World History

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

564 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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

Algebra I

All Students60%
Female64%
Male58%
Black or African American47%
Asian74%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education32%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students85%
Female85%
Male86%
Black or African American79%
Asian91%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education61%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students79%
Female80%
Male79%
Black or African American69%
Asian92%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education30%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students61%
Female67%
Male54%
Black or African American43%
Asian78%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education23%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students40%
Female44%
Male37%
Black or African American24%
Asian63%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special education2%
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted39%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students78%
Female80%
Male75%
Black or African American67%
Asian88%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education26%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students44%
Female50%
Male37%
Black or African American28%
Asian49%
Hispanic34%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education4%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted42%
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
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

English III Writing

All Students13%
Female16%
Male10%
Black or African American2%
Asian9%
Hispanic9%
Multiracial0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Special education0%
Not special education14%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
Gifted/talented17%
Non-Gifted13%

Geometry

All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black or African American69%
Asian85%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education48%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
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
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

World Geography

All Students80%
Female79%
Male81%
Black or African American65%
Asian87%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education39%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students74%
Female70%
Male77%
Black or African American58%
Asian82%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education46%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 35% 52%
White 27% 29%
Black 19% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 15% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 5%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

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

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • ERIKA CRUMP
Fax number
  • (972) 675-3100

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
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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4843 Naaman Forest Boulevard
Garland, TX 75040
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Phone: (972) 675-3091

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