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Navarro High School

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Posted July 10, 2013

Navarro High School is currently rated #5 in San Antonio and surrounding area, just behind Alamo Heights and a few of the Specialty schools in the area. Ranked in the top 10% of all Texas HS and maintaining National Recognition, Navarro's reputation is impeccable. Having moved into the district from out of state, 5 yrs ago, with a good school district in mind as a priority, we have been pleased year after year. With exceptional teachers and support staff and an administration that has preformed at award winning levels, the children of Navarro are a priority. Navarro strives to prepare students as well rounded, college bound students. The number of students attending college on scholarship and almost 0 drop out rate is impressive. While sports are a focal point, the Band and Arts programs are becoming just as important as the number of participating students are steadily increasing. Experience with all of the above has been exceptional. With children attending the Int. and the HS, parental involvement is encouraged and well received by administrators and teachers. With children who had previously only attended private schools, Navarro sets the bar high for public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2013

The last 2 reviews are surprising. This has not been my experience or those of my friends I have spoken with. Both my children have attended Navarro schools since 1st grade. My youngest is about to graduate. I had 2 children on different ends of the academic and social spectrums. My oldest was at the top of the class and involved with everything Navarro. My oldest was well prepared and has had no problems academically at a prestigious university. My youngest has learning and socialization problems. That child will be well prepared to attempt community college or trade school. I can't thank the teachers at Navarro enough for the time my children were there. The school is not perfect but, the resources and caring staff are available. Are there bad teachers and administrators? Yes, but they are becoming fewer and fewer as I've seen through the years. In the years my children have been attending this small school district, we have seen Navarro continue to strive to be the best small school for education in the area. You can go to bigger schools in the area for more choices but Navarro offers the small community feel with plenty of opportunities for parent and student involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2012

I have to say that I agree with the reviewers who are less that satisfied with Navarro. I am a certified teacher who knows how a good school district is run. I moved both of my kids out of Navarro (my oldest was there for 7 years) and they are MUCH happier. They are receiving a far superior education at their new public school. I was repeatedly disappointed in the treatment of students towards other students. I was also disappointed that too many teachers in the district did not want to teach, refused to answer student questions during class, and refused to send home graded papers/test so you could understand what your child needed to work on. This is a cookie cutter school district. Your child must fall into their realm of education or your child will get left behind or will mark time when they could be learning MUCH more. I had one of each! It was very frustration. My last complaint is their sports programs. If you have a girl who is into sports....good luck! Their programs are ALL about the boys!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

The teachers at this school not only ignore thier students; They assume that the reason we dont understand thier lessons is because we're not listening good enough, Which is not the case. They do not go at the students pace, they go as quickly as they can so they can finish. if you are failing, they blame it on you. If your parents call and ask why you arent doing good acidemically, they'll say its the your fault because you didnt come in early in the morning to get extra help, when in reality, if you DO come in, the teacher is either late or says she/he is too tired and to come back tomorrow. Bullying among students is terrible at this school. If you report it to the faculty, they dont care. I have reported having been bullied 9 times and they still havent helped me. i hate this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2008

Not a friendly school. The principal and teachers do not want parents around. Students are bullied by teachers. The sports department always comes first. We are more disappointed every year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2005

This is honestly one of the best public schools out there, the balance between academics & sports is incredible. The school is not focused 100% on sports -- it has a great balance between both brain & brawn if you will. The teachers here are well, they should be professors really. The leadership in this school is tremendous. Their advanced placement courses are expansive & very detailed as well as their athletic program. The teachers seem to be genuinely interested in their students & their well being. The faculty is very well prepared & trained. I can't say enough good things about this school. It is in a very quaint location & the students there are for the most part very well mannered. There is a total lack of malicious behavior from students which is very rare in this day & time. Due yourself a favor & enroll your child.
—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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Social Studies

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

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

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
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 "Recognized".
  • 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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
91%
Algebra II

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%
English I Writing

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

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%
English II Reading

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%
English II Writing

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
87%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%
World History

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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 Students75%
Female73%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education30%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

Biology I

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education75%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students78%
Female83%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students75%
Female76%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education22%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students57%
Female60%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education0%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students82%
Female79%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students64%
Female70%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students92%
Female98%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
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 Students81%
Female75%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education30%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students75%
Female67%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
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
White 55% 29%
Hispanic 41% 52%
Black 1% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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