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Eastern Hills Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 752 students

 

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3 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 22, 2014

Horrible school. My son was bullied and the staff just literally blew it off. It has really gone down hill over the past couple of years. When my older two went there four years ago it wasn't so bad. It's a shame really!! They claim they are a no tolerance school with bullying! I beg the differ.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2014

I am a 7th grade student at EHMS who absolutely loves this school. There is FREE seating at lunch, athletics is a blast, and my teachers have had such an impact on my academic success. Some parents said that teachers aren't doing their part, but honestly, students who don't care for school grades will fail and not like anything except for social interaction at school. 6th grade for me was great, as well as my first semester. PreAP classes empower my strengths to be a better person and overachieve (in a GOOD way). My 3D Art class with Mrs. Whitehead is fun. As long as you do your work before the deadline in your most neat form, you'll do great in that class. Choir with Mr. James is the BEST experience ever! I'm in the Concert girls and love the atmosphere that he puts around for us! I absolutely love singing and couldn't ask for a better experience than Eastern Hills! :-)


Posted June 30, 2012

I'm a student at Eastern Hills, and I just want to say it is fantastic! They don't make the athletic girls sit at one table, prior to what was said. My teachersare absolutely wonderful; they've all helped me improve so much in my 7th grade year. They are hardly any fights here and there are more at UG. Mrs.Blassingame, our principle is absolutely wonderful. She has really changed Eastern Hills for the better. I wasn't around when Eastern Hills had the old principal but I heard he was awful. Mrs.Blassinge is often seen chatting with students aboutschool our to teachers very kindly. I have been sent into her office to recieve an award and to dro off papers and she was all smiles the whole time. I have great test scores and all those who say the teachers are bad and your kids fail, or they hae their teachers. Maybe it's your kid! I don't mean to offend anyone but most of the time it is the students fault. But that happens at every school. The students are lazy and don't want to listen or work. So stop saying it's the techers. It's not i's your child not listening and not workind. The teachers are wonderful and I highly recomend each and everyone of them! Eastern Hill's is great!!!!!


Posted February 10, 2011

I love this frisking skool idk y people b hatin on it lol its the best skool EVER I attended here for my 6th and part of my 7th grade year but sadly I had to move to Chicago cuz of my dad:(


Posted January 31, 2011

I have been pleasantly surprised with EHMS. I was nervous about sending my daughter to middle school, but she has adjusted well and has a very positive attitude about school and learning. She enjoys her teachers. Her only criticism is that she thinks one of her teachers should be featured on What Not to Wear.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2011

my daughter goes her and ITS HORRIBLE she said they make all the athletics girl sit at one table during lunch, isn't lunch a time to socialize. ohh and dont even get me started on the teachers they barely know what there doing..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2010

There is a lack of professionalism that makes me feel like most of the staff are teachers because they are incapable of anything else, which only make the students suffer. I thought that emailing teachers would help in the speedy resolution for anything going on but half of the teachers do not respond including the vice principle. I am a parent who is active in her child's learning and the teachers make it seem as if that is a burden.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2010

this school is so awesome i dont get why people dont like it !!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2010

Most of the rules are just ridiculous! We have A and B lunch, I personally think lunch is a social time. since were sitting in class all day and have to do our work. They could atleast let us eat with our friends. Some of the teachers are rude, for no reason, teachers should have a personality and not be rude all the time and that just makes the students not want to learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2009

This school is really great. I went here for 8th grade and felt welcome. My teachers cared about my education and the electives are wonderful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2009

I think ehms is awesome and a great learning community for our kids especially with the new principal ms.blassingame
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

I went to this school for my sixth and seventh grade years and i am now in eighth grade and at a different school. this school is horrible. The teachers and admin. are very hard to try and work with, just for simple things such as a schedule change. the teachers i've had aren't surely not the best, and there is a very low tolerance level towards students. you cannot get anything done without getting your parents involved. There is assigned seating at lunch and we have very little freedom. I felt like i was Kindergarten for an extra two years. along with the double sided teachers that are extremely rude to students, but super nice to parents. Horrible school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2009

Mr J Baltrun is a very welcome adition to the math depaertment. my son likes math now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I am heart broken to hear that the principal of Eastern Hills is leaving to continue her education. I have several students go through EHMS while Ms Miller has been Principal. I have been fortunate to have had several productive conversations with Ms. Miller regarding my children's education. She always has a positive attitude and bends over backwards to ensure the educational success of all EHMS students. She will be very missed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

I am a teacher at Eastern Hills and I can say that the difficulty this school is experiencing is only the result of trying to be better. Not everyone is comfortable with change, but if your not trying to improve you stagnate. All the teachers here love the students and work with the parents, it's out of that love that they can sometimes get frustrated.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 18, 2008

For the record, I am a teacher at EHMS, but before I am anything...I am a parent and through a parent s eye, I see that this middle school is full of teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, and custodians that truly love kids. Within the school day we are everywhere. We have multiple duties that allow us to not only observe and monitor behavior, but to talk to kids...to listen to their day as it disappears as quickly as it began, without them realizing it's gone. The teachers I know work every single day with all their hearts to insure that the students are educated and well taken care. EHMS has amazing teachers that are professional and dedicated; however, like almost every aspect of life, there is often a pessimistic party that will always see the glass half empty. But even the disgruntled teacher at Eastern Hills Middle School still loves his/her students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 16, 2008

This school is by far the worst I have ever seen. The administration is so worried about saving their own behinds, they make constant changes and belittle and berate the staff. The students are the ones to suffer. Beware of this school! Send your kids elsewhere.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 1, 2008

This is a great school but there needs to be alot more teamwork working together to accomplish things instead of being separated... Some teachers form their own clicks and don't work together as a team...I think they also need to let the students sit how they want to in the cafeteria... This is their social time. Punish those that are acting up, not everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2008

This school has it all there for the taking. You get out of it what you put into it. I appreciate the socio-economic diversity of attendees. The students get to practice dealing with each other just like in real life. I especially like the music and choir programs and the history and I-TECH teachers are the best I've seen. I am please that my child attends this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2008

Eastern Hill Middle school is terrible!! They have assined seating at lunch when they say this is our social time we don't sit by our friends. We HATE it. And there are a bunch of fights. So are we safe???? No not really you might get in the middle of one. Eastern Hills Middle school over all is the worst I have ever been to out of my 14 years of exsistance.
—Submitted by a student


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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 84% in 2011.

211 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

212 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

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 86% in 2011.

247 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

247 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

238 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

248 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

248 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

246 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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

All Students76%
Female83%
Male69%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education43%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students79%
Female80%
Male77%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education29%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
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 Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black or African American91%
Asian83%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education63%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students79%
Female73%
Male83%
Black or African American72%
Asian83%
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education37%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education72%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented97%
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 Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education77%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education65%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students75%
Female72%
Male78%
Black or African American75%
Asian67%
Hispanic66%
American Indian or Alaska Native60%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education52%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented97%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education77%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 71% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%
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.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

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 Students67%
Female73%
Male61%
Black or African American69%
Asian90%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander40%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education16%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented85%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female74%
Male65%
Black or African American60%
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education17%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
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 Students72%
Female75%
Male68%
Black or African American71%
Asian88%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education45%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Black or African American60%
Asian88%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education48%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female72%
Male53%
Black or African American63%
Asian88%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education18%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted59%
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 Students82%
Female83%
Male82%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education40%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female61%
Male68%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education25%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female58%
Male66%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education11%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students60%
Female54%
Male66%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education30%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
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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Female95%
Male100%
Black or African American89%
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Hispanic100%
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

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 III Reading

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Malen/a
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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Geometry

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Malen/a
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Physics

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U.S. History

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World Geography

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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
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Bilingualn/a

World History

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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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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
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 "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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 37% 29%
Hispanic 29% 52%
Black 23% 13%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 6%N/A17%
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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • JAMIE BLASSINGAME
Fax number
  • (254) 680-6606

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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