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Alpha Charter School

Charter | PK-12 | 116 students

 

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Posted October 10, 2013

Its the worst school everr. They feel you jail food and it feels like your in prison.. I do not recommend anyone to go there. The teachers and principal are not good. The school is just flat out ridiculous. So if you want your kids to feel like they are in jal this is the perfect school for them. Oh and it does not help you really catch up.


Posted October 13, 2011

This school needs to be shut down.... My child used to attend Alpha Charter. They have roaches and rats. The school lunches are a JOKE!!!! My child would come home complaining that he was still hungry after eating lunch. I think they still have a few good teachers, but I don't think they will be there much longer. The administration is a joke also. I think they are not concerned with children's education, but with making money. They do not have textbooks, no school sports or academic organizations. Technology is basically non-existent. The classrooms look like war zones. They have holes in the walls, and mold and mildew stains on the ceiling. I WOULDN'T ADVISE ANYONE TO LET THEIR CHILDREN ATTEND THIS SCHOOL....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2011

This school cannot be serious! This is the worst "school" in all of the US. Lunch is held in the hallway and the so-called administration is a team of idiots who believe they have invented the best procedures and educational strategies ever. They pretend to put student success first, but you can see right through it that they only care about $$$ and trying to keep that dingy-smelling rat's nest open. They don't have any activities for the children to participate in unless you count detention and the ghettoized P.E. classes. Student's don't even get recess. Outsiders are free to walk right into the building and roam and visit classrooms whenever they feel. I would not advise anyone to go to this school unless you are coming to shut it down and board the building up....This school IS NOT the place to receive a serious education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2011

My son was having such a problem in public schools since the class rooms were so huge. When he began at Alpha I noticed his grades and his attitude toward school improve greatly! The teachers are excellent and Ms. Valerie has the entire school in line and that in itself is worth commending her for. My son has been taught not only the curriculum but also respect of not only himself, but other people. He will be attending again next year. And every year after that!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2011

Let me just say WOW! I found this while looking for old classmates and was rather shocked that this school is still in business, or should I say, back in business as I know they closed years ago. I was student back in the 90's when they were known as Alpha Academy. I see that Brother York (as we were told to call him) is still in charge. I'm sorry to hear of the lose of his wife. I just hope that the teachers they hire are better than the ones they had while I was there. I wasn't surprised by the comment from the mother who found out that her child knew more than the teachers, I did. The statement about "a tuition-free private school education" is a bit surprising as we always had to pay. BUT, hopefully it's gotten better since they closed and reopened in the years since I've been there. Maybe Brother York and his daughter, Sister York have learned more. At least it doesn't look like y'all are calling them Brother and Sister anymore. Good Luck to those going there now!


Posted April 11, 2010

My son went to this school for 2 years. I found out after I removed him that he was writting any answer to make problems in his math book...26*2 =4, and making 100. The teacher wasn't even checking the answers just giving a 100%. He is still trying to catch up on what he missed. They also collected money for trips, book clubs etc, and never gave our books etc nor our money back..just dissappeared. Very bad school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

I used to teach in that school and have since moved to Arizona; however, I woud come back in a heartbeat because the faculty,administration and support staff lover the students and will do what ever it take s for them to be successful citizens Support Alpha Charter because the helping the students is their reason for being there. Heaven know there is no monyey in teaching!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 10, 2009

My nephew attends this school and has problems (due to the death of his mother) and they really work with him!!!!! He loves his school and teachers. That in itself says a lot for the staff. Especially, Ms. Valerie, I truly believe they care about the kids and his grades are great!


Posted January 1, 2009

The teachers are nice and try to help students much as possible. The school started a MMA(mix martial arts) club (both genders can join) and a flag football team. The school is trying to raise money to play tackle football next year. Sorry I am raving now. Anyways I love this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2008

My daughter has learned so much at alpha. I reccommend this school to any parent who feels that their child is not receiving quality education from public school. My daughter plans to graduate a year early and Alpha has a wonderful curriculum that challenges my daughter to reach her goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2008

My stepson (who is 14), has never made straight A's. Last year @ Alpha Charter he made straight A's all year! YES!!! Alpha Charter Rocks! The only complaint I have is that more parents need to get involved w/ the school. Lets show our school and children that we support them and that we are there for them to lend a helping hand!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

My student graduated from Alpha in 2007. I was very impressed with the overall school. The program they have is great for students who need extra help and want to earn their diploma. There have been alot of improvements on the building and staff and they are really there to work with students. Although their test scores are not great they helped my child learn what she needed to pass TAKS and go to college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2006

There aren't many extravurricular activities, no gymnastic or exercise program to speak of other than going outside and playing football in a small area. The teachers are generally a bit lacking in discipline of the class but are average in teaching. The administration of the computer program is good. The building is leaky and water damaged among other things, but it's good enough for it not to be a big problem.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2006

I was a student at this school last year and found it to be really amazing. I thought all the staff (from the Janitor to the Principal) to be very helpful and supporting.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2006

My son graduated from this school in May 2005. He had special needs and learned from everyone (from the Janitor to the Superintendent as well as parents and students). The students were very supportive of each other at this school- much better than other schools we experienced. I looked at several different school before I took my son to Alpha. It is well worth your time to look into sending your child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2006

I am not sure how great it is but the programs seem to be okay
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2003

My son moved to Alpha after 5 years at Garland ISD. He is disabled and learning impaired. He is making straight A's and happy now.
—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.

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 89% in 2011.

5 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

5 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

10 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

10 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
100%
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 82% in 2011.

7 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

8 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

8 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
60%
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 84% in 2011.

8 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

8 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2011.

9 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

9 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

8 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

11 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

12 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 89% in 2011.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

15 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
24%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

18 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
5%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
20%
Social Studies

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

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 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

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 79% in 2013.

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
14%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%
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 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
33%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
25%
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 71% in 2013.

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
40%
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.

8 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

8 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

8 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
88%
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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
22%
Social Studies

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
29%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
38%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
70%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
44%
English I Writing

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
11%
English II Reading

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

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.

8 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
80%
World History

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

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

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 Students20%
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Proficient in English20%
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Non-migrant20%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted20%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students0%
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Special educationn/a
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Proficient in English0%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant0%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted0%
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

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Math

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Writing

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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

English Language Arts

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Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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Non-Giftedn/a
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Math

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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

English Language Arts

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Malen/a
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Whiten/a
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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English0%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant0%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted0%
Bilingualn/a

Math

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Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Asiann/a
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Whiten/a
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Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted50%
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 Students50%
Female40%
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
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

Math

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Female40%
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Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students50%
Female60%
Malen/a
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted50%
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 Students64%
Female50%
Male80%
Black or African American60%
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 economically disadvantagedn/a
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Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Math

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Female50%
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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 education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

Science

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Female0%
Male20%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education9%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted9%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students9%
Female0%
Male20%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education9%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted9%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

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Femalen/a
Male20%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted23%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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Biology I

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Femalen/a
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

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Femalen/a
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students31%
Femalen/a
Male33%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special education0%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students11%
Female14%
Male8%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Special education0%
Not special education14%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted11%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students36%
Female17%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted36%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

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Female17%
Male13%
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Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Special educationn/a
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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted14%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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English III Writing

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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special education25%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted25%

Geometry

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Femalen/a
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

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U.S. History

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Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students38%
Femalen/a
Male36%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Special educationn/a
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students22%
Femalen/a
Male17%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Special educationn/a
Not special education17%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted22%
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

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Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
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Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

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Malen/a
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Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

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Social Studies

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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 "AEA: Academically Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "AEA: Academically Unacceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "AEA: 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%
Black 27% 13%
White 17% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 35%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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701 West State Street
Garland, TX 75040
Phone: (972) 272-2173

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