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Hempstead High School

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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 89% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students81%
Female90%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students95%
Female93%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female93%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
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 "Academically Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
67%
Algebra II

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

15 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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
42%
English I Writing

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
33%
English II Reading

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
57%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
44%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
100%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
69%
World History

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
36%
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 Students51%
Female61%
Male41%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students79%
Female76%
Male82%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education60%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students48%
Female49%
Male47%
Black or African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Gifted/talented71%
Not Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students44%
Female57%
Male35%
Black or African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education15%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted39%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students30%
Female36%
Male26%
Black or African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Special education0%
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant30%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted24%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students62%
Female60%
Male65%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education29%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students31%
Female38%
Male25%
Black or African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Special education0%
Not special education34%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant31%
Gifted/talented86%
Not Gifted27%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students46%
Female57%
Male34%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%
Gifted/talented81%
Not Gifted37%

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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students65%
Female56%
Male71%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education60%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted61%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Students75%
Female58%
Male85%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education60%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted73%

World Geography

All Students54%
Female48%
Male58%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education0%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students83%
Female80%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
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
Hispanic 53% 52%
Black 24% 13%
White 21% 29%
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

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 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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P O Box 1007
Hempstead, TX 77445
Phone: (979) 826-3304

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