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Posted April 27, 2014

My 2 sons started this school in Feb 2014. The school is great. The principal gave us a personal tour of the school on a FRIDAY after school! This school has a lot of new technology that is age appropriate that keeps the students engaged. I also like that clubs meet on Friday mornings which frees up after school time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2014

This school proves the grass isn't always greener even when tons of promises are made. A pretty new building doesn't make a school great. The people inside the doors make all the difference. Milam I hope and pray changes are made or the reputation will proceed your school. Please do your homework before you choose a school to put your children into.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2014

My children were forced to go to this school after gpisd closed their previous school. I would not recommend this school to anyone. There are over 1000 children in this school so your child will basically just be a number. My 1st grader is being exposed to things a 6 year old should not be thinking about by other classmates. My 5th grader has witness the principal yell at the children saying they are acting like idiots. My children were never exposed to this kind of behavior at their previous school. My A honor roll child's grades have dropped. I asked the teacher for tutoring and she claims my child is the one of the best in the class. In my opinion the teachers have their hands full with the inappropriate behavior of some of the kids and this is causing the children that do want to learn to fall behind. Needless to say my children will be at a different school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2010

This school is absolutely awful. This was the worst school that I have ever seen. No parent invovlement, no yearbooks, grafetti on the playground, violent student outbursts., poor teachers, and my daughter failed her taks test.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2006

Excellent school, great teachers. Children are disciplined not abused!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2004

This is my daughters second year at Milam. The first year was a bit of a mystery (you know, getting a feel for the community, teachers and parents). By mid year I got deeply involved as a parent volunteer, spent time speaking with the staff and all was well. Milam has great potential and the entire staff welcomes you with open arms. It is my goal this year to continue my involvement and include as many as possible dedicated, child/community concerned individuals as possible! Go Milman!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2004

There are so many good things to share about this school. First the staff is great and they all seam to enjoy their positions. Second the principal is very supportive to the PTA and her staff. Ms. Loper makes Milam feel like home.
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

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

All Students84%
Female80%
Male86%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female82%
Male87%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education40%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Female86%
Male85%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students81%
Female79%
Male83%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students92%
Female94%
Male89%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
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 Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education43%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education57%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students74%
Female71%
Male76%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education29%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented89%
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 79% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

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 72% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%
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 Students47%
Female56%
Male36%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students54%
Female53%
Male54%
Black or African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted51%
Bilingual61%
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 Students54%
Female59%
Male50%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special education43%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted52%
Bilingual40%

Math

All Students48%
Female44%
Male53%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education10%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant49%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted44%
Bilingual44%

Writing

All Students48%
Female52%
Male45%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education33%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant49%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted46%
Bilingual60%
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 Students62%
Female59%
Male63%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted59%
Bilingual33%

Math

All Students55%
Female58%
Male51%
Black or African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted51%
Bilingual57%

Science

All Students64%
Female60%
Male67%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted61%
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

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

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
Hispanic 79% 52%
Black 12% 13%
White 8% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 42%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 12%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • JERRY BURKETT
Fax number
  • (972) 264-9492

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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