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Watkins Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1278 students

 

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Posted September 14, 2014

I am actually a student at this school and this is my third year attending. I never had a problem with it. I haven't heard of many fights that happened, only 5, 2 I witnessed. The teachers are good and the parents are very supportive. There is a lot of spirit and an amazing faculty. Most of the students there are good, but there are going to be some bad seeds like there are in every school. I honestly believe that it is the people you put yourself around that matters.


Posted October 10, 2011

I'm a parent whose daughter attended Watkins for half a year. We pulled her out as soon as the opportunity presented itself. We lived in the neighborhood for over 7 years and never heard anything positive about this school. Teachers had/have little to no control over the students. Discipline was almost unheard of and our daughter came home with stories of daily fights. I wouldn't recommend this school to a parolee much less any of your children. Don't send your children here, instead, find an alternative like a charter or private school. You'll see the difference immediately.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

We have 3 girls, 2 went to Watkins 3 yrs, 1 thru 6th grd before we had to move to Virginia. I always knew the teachers and parents at the schools they attended (Wilson, Watkins, & Cy Springs) were excellent. After moving here, we have learned they are far beyond that. I never heard a teacher tell me they couldn't remember my kid or accuse them of being lazy as an excuse for their own lack of interest in Texas. In fact, they knew all 3 & were always there for them. I became ill & handicapped before they entered school & everyone from the principals to the volunteers were first to help out. They always kept us in the loop as a team, helping to raise them with love & high expectations. Schools are only as good as the people who work in them. Watkins et al are best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

This school is pretty good, but there are fights almost every day. I sit down for class, and I hear, 'Did you see the fight?' I am tired of it. I only enjoy a few of my classes, one being an elective. Teachers are very kind, (well, some of them) and so is the principal. You should know that I am not interested at all in fights. Teachers always try to stop them. Some succeed, others get hurt in the process (or so I've heard). Overall, it can be dangerous unless you are the type who doesn't make people angry or make them want to fight you (like me). Unfortunately, some people never realize this. It's a good school if you have good friends, and that's that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2009

This school has got better but It has been recalled many fights have been put in the school. My son had went to Watkins and he always would come home with a story of a fight going on, they he changed schools and the stories of fights don't pop up more. Other than fights and, and other misbehavior the school isn't so bad.


Posted June 6, 2009

hayyo:) 7th grader at watkins, well till the end of the summer.when i came into watkins, well all the teachers were great. there are those stupid igrnorent teachers that scream at copy machines. but im sure every schools have one of those. its never a usal day, its always somthing new. and the theater art department is the shizzz. man ms. rebsch is strict but awsome. sure this school isnt the best. but what school is? if Confidence is what you want in your child, then watkins is the best school. Friends that are made at watkins are friends that you will have forever. with no doubt i can say, like anyother school watkins has theyre up and downs. but like the lectures that teaches us, and the lessons in life that we experience it hopefully is always there to show the young... kiddos comming in next. Go Watkins Bulldogs
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2009

Hi parents! I'm also a student at Watkins Middle School. I'm a 6th grader and I think Watkins is a great school. Although fights do break out from time to time,no school is perfect. The teachers are awesome,and they make students(like me) enjoy learning the subject. Personally,for me, I love how we get to have a class period for electives. It takes our minds off school work and stress,It gives us more time to think clearly and be relaxed for the next class! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2009

Hello parents! :] I am currently a 7th grader at Watkins Middle School. The teachers are super duper cool! They make learning so much fun. We got a new principal last year. He was an AP at Kahla. He has changed the school. There arent many tardies anymore. But all kids that go to this cool say hey at the hallways and they dont try to start trouble.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2008

Watkins is a diverse school but I have seen strong involvement of the administration in the time my 7th grader has been there. A new principal came in last year and has really made an impression on the school. We travel to other middle schools in the district and although others may be newer we get lots of support from the students at Watkins. I think the students will be well prepared for the diverse community that we live in, and not overly sheltered like those in some other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

parents i am a high school student who has graduated from watkins. i loved this school so much the have helped me be orginized and taught me alot of life lessons. they have prepared me for the rest of my life. they taught me what desapiln and respect realy is. if u compare this school to others then yeah there is positive and negative sides of this school. but you can find that at any school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2008

I am a current Student at Watkins I think the School is great but the Students have behavior problems but the teachers are great Mr Martinez and the AP's are friendly I recommend this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2008

Watkins is a great school. Principal Martinez, the counselors and teachers love children and value education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

My child went to Watkins for three years and then we moved and my other child is attending another school in the same district. I didn't realize how bad Watkins was until we experienced what a good middle school was really like. It wasn't about the teachers or the administration - it is about the overall environment where a child can feel safe and learn more without other kids around who are being out of control distractions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2007

Parents I am a past student and I belive your child has a great opportunity to grow and learn in a productive environment. This middle school has prepared me not only for high school but college as well, students who are above average with learning capability have a chance to take 'K' level classes and also AVID which prepare students for college and how to write essays to admissions boards, take cliff notes, and to keep organized. Coaches at Watkins treat players with respect and 'crack the whip' when it comes to their grades. Teachers at this school are focused on the children and their learning experience and help at all ends of the table. The principles and AP's are friendly and help parents stay informed
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 27, 2006

Watkins has some very good teachers and some who don't do too much. That is to be expected anywhere. The thing that makes Watkins a poor school is the administration. They are disconnected and do not prepare the kids for high school. They set deadlines and rules, but it is rare that they actually stick to what they say, which allows the kids to have no real boundaries. There are a lot of good teachers, so the school can be good. However, if you have a child who can be a challenge, I would not recommend sending him/her to this school because the behavior and skills will probably get worse.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2006

It's a decent school. The administration is very supportive with parents and the faculty is experienced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2005

The Principal is very good. The school is focused on student improvement and is student-oriented. It is a lower socio-economic area and is Title I. Therefore, it is given greater funds. The facility is kept in decent condition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2005

Will not recommend this school to any wise parent. The school lacks culture and structure in general.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2005

I was not happy with the school at all. It seems to me that the staff is very unorganized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2005

This school is not one I would choose for my children. Leadership seems oblivious at best, negligent at worst.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

416 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

413 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

403 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

398 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

396 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

430 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

432 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

426 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

423 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students78%
Female82%
Male76%
Black or African American85%
Asian88%
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education36%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Black or African American64%
Asian92%
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education36%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Black or African American83%
Asian97%
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education33%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students75%
Female76%
Male75%
Black or African American71%
Asian94%
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education25%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)34%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African American98%
Asian97%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education79%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
Black or African American88%
Asian97%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education75%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Black or African American67%
Asian89%
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education31%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students72%
Female64%
Male78%
Black or African American62%
Asian88%
Hispanic63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education38%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education83%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%
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

 
 
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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 Students70%
Female76%
Male65%
Black or African American69%
Asian85%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education27%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female77%
Male78%
Black or African American71%
Asian97%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education44%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented95%
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

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
Black or African American70%
Asian90%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education33%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Black or African American62%
Asian94%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education6%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female75%
Male53%
Black or African American65%
Asian82%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education13%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted60%
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 Students81%
Female83%
Male80%
Black or African American86%
Asian93%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education46%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)21%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female53%
Male53%
Black or African American59%
Asian67%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education50%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
Black or African American73%
Asian94%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education46%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students57%
Female54%
Male59%
Black or African American52%
Asian78%
Hispanic51%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education36%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted55%
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 Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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Biology I

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Chemistry

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English I Reading

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English II Writing

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Geometry

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Physics

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U.S. History

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World Geography

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World History

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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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 59% 52%
Black 14% 13%
White 14% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Two or more races 3% 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) 9%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 11%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • JOSE MARTINEZ
Fax number
  • (281) 463-1565

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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4800 Cairnvillage Street
Houston, TX 77084
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Phone: (281) 463-5850

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