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Bruce Junior High School

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Posted July 2, 2008

It's certainly not the best school ever. But I have to say, I really love all my teachers, and the GT program is very great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2008

I absooulty love this school. The teachers are so helpfull & i would defently recongniz this school. Our HS got Exemplary in 2006, & recongnized in 05, & our JH got the gold star award!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2007

I attended this schoolas a youth and I have to say it was the worst experience of my life. The administration was unattentive and did not care. Some of the teachers were wonderful, but others seemed to just go through the motions. I hope it has changed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2005

My daughter has a few learning disabilities. She is treated like a juvenile deliquent. Today I was upset because the teacher forgot to send them to lunch and the v-principle refused to make any arrangements. SO my child came home hungry from school. What would have been so wrong to let my child have a meal? I loved Gilmer school district up until the Jr. High. Now I want out of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2004

If your child has learning disabilities, expect your child to place in d-hall at least once a week. It's the whole class, not just my child. I do not have problems with other classes just the one. They expect too much from the children. Even having a meeting did not help. My child is getting d-hall over silly things. No one will work with you. SO if your child has disabilities this is not a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2004

School is ranked as acceptable, which to a student means a grade of c and failing. Superintendent does not return concerned parent calls, correspondence neither does principal copied on the correspondence. Summer school retest students on parts of test they miss until they pass. A test my child told me about was multiple choice in math where this occured! when you ask for assistance with the student they lose your file and request. Fortunately i can remove my child from this embarrassment of a school system, but what about the parents that cannot afford to do so? Instead of building more buildings perhaps they should spend it on hiring quality personnel. Great job superintendent and principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2004

If you have a problem with a teacher, do not expect any help from anyone. Especially the Vice Principal. She is about the most unfriendlist person I've met.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 86% in 2011.

174 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

174 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

176 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

153 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

152 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

146 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

148 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

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

All Students83%
Female87%
Male81%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students80%
Female74%
Male84%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education83%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education60%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students84%
Female81%
Male86%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/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%
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 77% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

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2012

 
 
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Algebra II

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

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2012

 
 
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Biology I

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

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2012

 
 
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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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English I Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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English I Writing

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

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n/a

2012

 
 
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English II Reading

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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English II Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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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 Students84%
Female88%
Male79%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education57%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education20%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female86%
Male71%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education29%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students88%
Female90%
Male84%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education50%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education60%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female72%
Male65%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education0%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education60%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
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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Algebra II

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Biology I

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Chemistry

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English I Reading

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English I Writing

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English II Reading

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English II Writing

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English III Reading

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Geometry

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Physics

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World Geography

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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 "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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 31%
Black 18% 13%
Hispanic 11% 50%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Ms Dawn Harris
Fax number
  • (903) 843-6108

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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111 Bruce St
Gilmer, TX 75644
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