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Posted September 26, 2013

My granddaughter( 12ys old, 8th grade) attends KIPP Spirit. She started in the fifth grade and is currently enrolled .Prior to KIPP, she was in private school and though she excelled, she wasn't having much fun learning. She entered KIPP and things are going very well for her. She is now an outgoing and engaging child with lots of friends and associates who has been exposed to a lot of things she would not have . I am her volunteer parent for field trips, outings and excursions. The school is actively trying to get parents involved but it is a hard task to do...they have little or no desire to become participants. I meet and interact with the teachers and staff routinely (yes, I work a full time plus job). Her education and success is important to me and with it comes obligations and sacrifices. In order for her to succeed, I must make the concessions that are necessary for her to do so. Overall, KIPP Spirit is on track to being one of the premier KIPP sites and my family and I will work continuously towards this goal. Get involved with the school, the staff and students...volunteer, go on field trips, assist teachers with assignments as needed and extracurricular activities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My daughter attends the elementary and I thought with the small tuition that you would get a better education. I don't know about all other grades but I feel that the pre school is just a day care. I didn't need anyone to just watch my child for a few hours but I wanted her to learn something. The only thing she has picked up from school are bad habits. The teachers yell at the children and they mix and mingle the older elementary kids with the pre school kids. The parents aren't supportive either and staff is not very professional. I don't like the way it is structured and its too much busy work and not enough education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

The principal at KIPP SPIRIT, is horrbile, she has no social skills and she constantly shows her lack of concern for the advancement for the children. She seems to demonstrate characterisitc of a person who is all about making her name for herself and moving up the ladder. Everything that comes out of her mouth is "As an KIPPSTER" we are expected to do this and that....not looking at the fact that she is in an community who is lost and who are looking for a way out. She is forgeting that someone had to help her to get to where she is right now. But she must remember that everyone she has stepped over she will have to cross again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2010

I honestly believe the new principal , Mrs. Daphne Carter. has choosen the wrong career. She needs to be running a juvenile detention center, because honestly she is not there for the better of the child. I have spoke to her several times about different concerns, and she did not demonstrate any concern for the child at all, she seems to only care about making herself look good in the eye of superior. I have witness instances where the staff dread to see her coming thru the door. It is one thing to want control and order, but it is another thing when it shows that you are not there for the kids.She talks down to the staff, parents, and students as if she above them, she needs to learn to be more sympathetic to the children and her staff needs. As far as the education received at KIPP, the teachers are doing a great job, but the leadership skills are not there. I believe Mrs. Carter was a bad decision on KIPPS behave, she creates an environment where it seems as though you have to walk on rose pedals, to be around her, Mrs. Carter needs to do a reality check, just because KIPP is housed in a low -income community does not mean she should treat them as though they are not worthy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2009

My son and daughter attend KIPP Spirit. Our experience has been great. My children have obtained valuable tools they will need to carry them throughout their lifetime.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2009

My daughter has attended this school since day one. Eventhough the first year was the best year in reference to Leadership, teaching and support, the children of this school still lack discipline on a consistent basis. Majority of the parents were very new to the 'KIPP Way' and so were the teachers & leadership therefore processes started to dwindled because of over worked teachers and leadership. KIPP Spirit has struggle w/gaining positive momentum. It has not been proven at KIPP Spirit as of yet but certain communities without 'STRONG' Community & Family involvement will struggle. Students & families of certain communities are tougher, they have the resilence, the perservance and they require consistent caring, true reassurance & a stable Leadership. At present Spirit's Leadership has transformed three or more times & at present the new Leadership has stated her commitment as an individual but KIPP SPirit still needs guidanceand support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

MY daughter is attending Kipp Spirit in the new building, and attended summer classes in the old one. I thought the summer session was great, being that she was in HISD. Since we have been in the new building it has been hell.... The structure that is being implemented is too much at times for the students. Because Kipp is in a lower income neighborhood, they feel as if the kids need to be treated like they are in a juvi.. dentention center. Three days out of the week they are there until 5 o'clock. During this time my child has been able to use the restroom only 1 time during the day. let's just say if you'r child did not start off with Kipp keep them away. I know it is a College Prep school, but College doesn't treat you like this, nor is the homework that Massive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

KIPP Spirit was a good school for the first two years my child was there. They have a big turnover with teachers. They need better leadership and they need people who really care about the students instead of people just going to work because its a job. Kipp Spirit in Sunnyside need stability, and a lot of it !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

My daughter has attended KIPP Spirit for the last three years. I belive KIPP Spirit to be a valuable part of her education
—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 84% in 2011.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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 Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male87%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female68%
Male94%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education40%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
87%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
100%
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 Students65%
Female66%
Male65%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education33%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female72%
Male64%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education50%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted69%
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 Students76%
Female76%
Male77%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education20%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female65%
Male72%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education40%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female76%
Male72%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education20%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted74%
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 Students89%
Female91%
Male85%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female70%
Male60%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female70%
Male64%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students46%
Female40%
Male55%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted46%
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

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 81% 13%
Hispanic 18% 51%
White 1% 31%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 45%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Charles King
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  • (713) 731-1644

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  • College preparatory

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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11000 Scott St
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