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Kingwood Park High School

Public | 9-12 | 1746 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2014

Great school. The classes are easy yet challenging, the teachers (most of them) work with you, all the coaches keep their players in line and transform them into this great being. Definitley attend and join the panther family. I'm sad I have to leave here and I have on =e more year but definitley go.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2012

Just transferred here and this is my impression; Do not.go here. Way too hard and difficult. Everyone that goes here has a very unflattiering appearance too. So if your a student looking for love, turn the other way.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2012

Would Recommend This School To Anyone. I have friends who go to 'Kingwood High School' and hate it, It's too big, not very strict, and class sizes are huge. Having gone to both schools, I definitely prefer Kpark. The arts programs are good, The athletics programs are good (For a 4A school) and the teachers care. Every day when you walk into your classes, You get a handshake, and a good morning. Having been an all AP/Honors Course Kid, and a Varsity athlete, I really learned to time manage and get work done. Definitely helped me in my first years of College. Anywho I would recommend this school to anyone, Safe - Fun - Challenging Curriculum - Close Knit.. Go Panthers! ~ Class of 2011
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2010

I have been going to this school for three years and I have to tell you that I love it! Our teachers are awesome, our principals rock, and our curriculum is very challenging. I am so happy to have transferred to KPark and I have enjoyed every minute I spent in there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2009

I transferred to Kingwood Park from California last year and I have to say that it is a great school. The teachers are friendly and not strict. They greet you at the door and seem to care whether or not you are doing good. The counselors counsel on all sorts of matters whether you are looking for a job or need help with college applications. I would recommend this school to anyone who was thinking about moving to the kingwood area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2009

This school is not one of the best schools out there. In fact, it isn't even the best school in Kingwood. It is overly strict, the teachers are mediocre, curriculum is way to advanced and challenging, and the sports program is glorified way too much not only by the students, but the teachers and principals also. Kingwood Park needs to get it's act together and start acting like a 4 grade school, not a 9th grade campus, or a college for that matter. The teachers believe teaching harder material and or letting the kids teach themselves will prepare us for college when in fact that is not how it works. Teachers are paid to teach and that's what they should do. Also, the arts are very challenging yet do not get the appreciation they deserve, but football and swimming is all the rage and can not be talked about enough.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2009

Kingwood Park is one of the most strictest schools in humble isd. They are ridiculously old fashioned and overly strict. :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2008

I like this school too . The system is good and Mr. Cooper is nice. But the lesson is so hard and hard to get the good grade T_T
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

Great school! Nice Teachers! Just Excellent!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2007

An absolutely superbly run school where all staff and administrators believe that learning cannot take place without relationships being established between teacher/student. Strong leadership by prinicipal/asst.principals and counselors. Atmosphere at this school is parent/student friendly. Principal is very visible and has an open door policy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

Wonderful school! How refreshing to see it run so well too. The principal is super, and really cares about all the kids at the school. He fosters a great learning environment, as well as total parent input. The ' coffee with Cooper' is offered every month so parents and the principal can haVe a relaxed chat. It is amazing what can be done with team work fron the parents, teachers, and staff! Kudos to Kingwood Park High School and all the wonderful things it offers students not just academics, but also extra-curricular activites as well. Besides, it is an awesome facility!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2007

What a great school! We moved back to Texas to put our children in this school system. The teachers are the most dedicated and loving. They really get to know every child. The principal and staff try very hard to get to know every parent by name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2007

It is a great school with small classes and a good foundation.
—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.

405 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

405 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

384 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

374 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

375 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

374 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Black or African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students99%
Female98%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education92%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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

Algebra I

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

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%
Algebra II

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
53%
Biology I

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

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%
English I Writing

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

490 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%
English II Reading

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

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

402 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
44%
World Geography

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

441 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%
World History

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

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
51%
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 Students83%
Female88%
Male77%
Black or African American64%
Asian88%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education68%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education58%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students82%
Female84%
Male79%
Black or African American57%
Asian92%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education29%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students64%
Female72%
Male56%
Black or African American37%
Asian77%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education14%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black or African American79%
Asian92%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education35%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students62%
Female67%
Male57%
Black or African American61%
Asian67%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education15%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Students15%
Female17%
Male13%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Special educationn/a
Not special education16%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted16%

Geometry

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education62%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education50%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students82%
Female82%
Male83%
Black or African American75%
Asian92%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education53%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
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
White 67% 29%
Hispanic 22% 52%
Black 6% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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) 1%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • LISA DRABING
Fax number
  • (281) 641-6617

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
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4015 Woodland Hills Drive
Houston, TX 77339
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Phone: (281) 641-6600

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