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Andy Dekaney High School

Public | 9-12 | 2704 students

 

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Posted July 29, 2014

Doesn't even Deserve a star. This school is horrible. The teachers do NOT teach whatsoever. The faculty is worried about being friends with the students then doing their job. More than half of the students have NO respect. The girls dress like they are going to a club and NOTHING is said or done. It's a school not a club. I feel bad for the students who actually want to learn and graduate!


Posted April 23, 2013

As a current student in Andy Dekaney high school I cant begin to explain how many people judge by the first impression, or should I say first semester. I agree the school needs changes including teachers in order for the school to be run better. Although academically this school isn't the best. Some teachers do care , but its up to the students to make that decisions as well. This school also offers great sports opportunities and extra-curricular activities. I just personally think this school needs to change how things are being run.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2013

I am a student a dekaney and this school is horrible. Every class I attend is out of control with rowdy and disrespectful students that ALWAYS interrupt other students and espically the teacher. I had asked to get switched out of my Spanish class and the counsler was very unhelpful. Overall I dislike this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2012

My advice to anyone of any kind of substance putting there kid or kids in Dekaney think twice. I made the mistake of re-enrolling my kids back in the school because I heard of all the changes that has happened. They became stricter yes, but they need to know whats going on with kids before they judge the parents. This playing sides with the kids is not working.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

This is a beautiful school and changes have been made in 4 years. However, the staff needs to be more supportive to the parents. They are sufficient in returning phones call to the parent timely on issues. I still have an open issue, but hey who am I, just a parent. They need to realize being friends with the students is not a priority. The students need more time for lunch and getting to and from classes. Eating lunch in 10 minutes can cause upper digestive issues. To overcrowded. I hope the district lines change so they can evenly spread the dynamics of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2010

This school, like any other school, is only as good as it's school community, which is made up of teachers, administration students AND parents. As an involved parent, I have seen my students excel both in the classroom and in their multiple extracurricular activities. Calling ALL parents!!!! It's time for us to collectively involve ourselves in the lives of the children God blessed us with. As you are involved, you hold your child as well as the teachers and administration accountable for the best possible experience for your child. It's easy to write a negative review and ridicule the school but it's a lot harder to do it when you are a part of the solution instead of the problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2010

The administration is clueless as to how to run a school with this demographic. Walk down the halls during class and you would see what I mean. This school, like any other school struggling to get their kids passing the TAKS, focuses instruction almost exclusively to the test. The middle and elementary schools that feed into Dekaney ill-prepare these students for high school (and beyond) and Dekaney simply maintains this trend.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 5, 2009

a very nice school, nice teacher, and nice students. sstudents learn so much. Also teachers help students out.


Posted August 30, 2009

A lot of the teachers are truly great it's an amazingly beautiful school. The extra curricular like fine arts are beyond excellent like the band, color guard, and the dekaney diamonds. Dekaney is on it's way to excellece both academically and in every other way possible
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2009

First of all, the school is way overcrowded not have have seniors there. Second, the faculty is not all that great. My son came home with a letter from one of the teachers and a couple of her words were misspelled. How are you a teacher and you have misspelled words....go figure that one out! The architecture is great but the school itself is not great - very unorganized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

I am currently a freshman at Dekaney High School and im loving it for the most part. ever since we've been on the news the teachers have really cracked down and i must say the changes are good but its kinda wierd how they go from trying to be your best friend and holding your hand to cracking the whip and treating us like were prisoners get it together faculty
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2009

i am currently attending this school and it is not a great school to transfer to....i feel very out of place as if i'm not wanted here and as a student i deserve more......,but the sports are great i would love playing ball anywhere
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2008

I go to Dekaney High School. Some of the teachers aren't really that good. Some of the teachers really do care about the students. The extracurricular activities are amazing and the school's architecture is outstanding. Of course Dekaney has the problems other schools have like fights, and disrespectful students and stuff like that but over all it's a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2008

the school is well equiped but some of the teachers dont realy care about the students they will be nice or take control when the A.P. shows up but other wise teachers act like they didnt see some thing or if something is about to happen they stop it and say 'dont fight in my class do it in the hall or in the parking lot where your friends can see' also they also take up phones and make you up 15 dallers that makes no sence at all someone could be making a distraction or someone can just be very unfurtunet and the student that did the distuption doesnt even get a slap on the wrist there looking for an easy way to make money not drugs or wepons i say that because i wittnessed a phone be turned on by the administrator the student reacted but it didnt matter.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 3, 2008

great school very involed faculty and students very connected enviorment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2007

This is an amazing school and the teachers and students are amazing.
—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.

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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 89% in 2011.

709 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

698 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

721 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

708 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

712 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

713 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

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 95% in 2013.

511 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

514 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

513 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

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 Students93%
Female97%
Male89%
Black or African American92%
Asian95%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Black or African American71%
Asian90%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female99%
Male96%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education63%
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 Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

744 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%
Algebra II

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
70%
Biology I

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

764 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

740 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
36%
English I Writing

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

741 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
28%
English II Reading

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

610 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
86%
English II Writing

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

614 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
77%
English III Reading

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

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
95%
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.

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

743 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%
World History

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

614 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
30%
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%
Female55%
Male47%
Black or African American47%
Asian50%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education16%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%
Gifted/talented74%
Not Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American98%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students78%
Female82%
Male75%
Black or African American77%
Asian86%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education37%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented99%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students82%
Female84%
Male81%
Black or African American82%
Asian88%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native83%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education42%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students33%
Female38%
Male29%
Black or African American33%
Asian27%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special education4%
Not special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant33%
Gifted/talented67%
Not Gifted33%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students19%
Female26%
Male13%
Black or African American18%
Asian27%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Special education1%
Not special education22%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant19%
Gifted/talented44%
Not Gifted19%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students52%
Female59%
Male46%
Black or African American50%
Asian76%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education7%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%
Gifted/talented86%
Not Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students22%
Female29%
Male15%
Black or African American19%
Asian71%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Special education2%
Not special education23%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant22%
Gifted/talented45%
Not Gifted18%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students60%
Female61%
Male57%
Black or African American57%
Asian93%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talented91%
Not Gifted45%

English III Writing

All Students70%
Female74%
Male64%
Black or African American65%
Asian90%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented78%
Not Gifted51%

Geometry

All Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
Black or African American73%
Asian94%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education31%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted73%
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 Students50%
Femalen/a
Male60%
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 education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted50%

World Geography

All Students59%
Female63%
Male56%
Black or African American54%
Asian77%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education13%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talented91%
Not Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students50%
Female51%
Male50%
Black or African American47%
Asian65%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native57%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education20%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%
Gifted/talented90%
Not Gifted45%
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
Black 59% 13%
Hispanic 35% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
White 2% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 5%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

Teacher resources

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School social worker/counselors(s)
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Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DELIC LOYDE
Fax number
  • (281) 891-7261

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

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Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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