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North Shore Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 4723 students

 

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Posted October 24, 2013

literally the most awful and i mean most awful school, I am currently a junior attending. I just moved here from another city and i just started 3 weeks into the school here. My expectations were high but came out disappointed at the end. The teachers are terrible, they dont care about the students, they're not helpful whatsever. The staff and teachers are so rude in my opinion. The teachers just dont care and they move too quickly. I dont know. This school is just terrible. The teachers need a reality check. Cant wait to move back to my old school next year!


Posted April 22, 2010

i freaking love this school is the best in every aspect there is
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2010

I am a former student of North Shore Senior High. I graduated in the top 3 percent of my class, class of 2007. I rarely did any work, honestly, if you just behave correctly teachers will pass you. I had some friends who seriously couldn't read and they still graduated. They spend way too much on their athletic programs, hence, I had to use a 20 year old calculus book they was nearly torn to pieces. Though, the orderly structure of the school is good. They do not care about education all that much. I am currently a senior at Texas A&M University @ College Station, and would like to express that if you have a choice, do not send your child to North Shore High School, unless just being satisfactory is what you want.


Posted October 19, 2008

I have attended every open house and have randomly visited the 9th grade campus 'just because' to see how things operate on a normal day to day routine. I am very impressed with the orderly conduct of the students and the attentiveness of the staff. I am proud of the student body. They appear to be excited to learn and excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2008

Very good school with excellent leadership, Mr. Moore at the 9th grade campus and Mr. Wallace at the 10-12 campus. Both schools seem to be very orderly and clean every time I visit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

I have always dedicated myself to going to north shore. i am a Junior at this school and as many feel ,our school has amazing programs. i am current;t in North Shore's Choir and i think it was the best choice i made at the school. North shore is a very diverse school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2008

North Shore Senior High School is amazingly academically competitive. Also, it's huge! At first, this was thought to be a bad thing (short lunches and etc,) but it proved to be benefitial towards the lives of the children involved. The mass number of kids caused less fights and more participation in extra-curriculars such as tennis, theatre, choir, band, golf... many classes are offered at the Senior High--- which is great due to the high percentage of lower-class teens that go to the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2008

This school is very eduacated and is growing every year. Also, my child is very happy there and there a lot of oppurtunities for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2007

I'm a junior here at North Shore Senior High. I like the environment of the school except that I wish there was more academic competitiveness among students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2007

I am a student at NSHS. I am in my 3rd Year there. I am in ROTC. The instructors there are great. They don't force you to be in the military. They do teach you discipline and respect. They are great. The teachers are great and Most of the principles are nice. I Love the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2006

I am a senior here at NSSH. I am in Air Force JROTC and have experienced many adventures and met a lot of students from around the state that share the same interest as me. The program has provided me with discipline and emphasized on character. The instructors DO NOT force you to join the military. They do promote Air Force, but for me, I am going to the Marines in July. The school is great, the district is great, and most of the teachers are really cool. Last but definitely not least, CLASS OF '07 RULES!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2005

I am new to NSHS. My daughter is beginning her 2nd week at NSHS after being in a private school for 12 years. I was very apprehensive about sending her to a public school. Everyday I am feeling more and more comfortable about NSHS. The first week her english teacher called to introduce herself to me and to give an update about my daughter. I was very happy to know that there are caring and loving teacher in the public school district after hearing otherwise. I will continue to give feedback as the school year continues.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

1141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

1125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

1026 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

1003 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

1001 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

1013 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

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 95% in 2013.

1000 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

990 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

990 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

998 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

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 Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male92%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%

Science

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African American97%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
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.

869 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%
Algebra II

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

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

1143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

278 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.

1285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%
English I Writing

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

1363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%
English II Reading

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

1084 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

1083 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

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.

1113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

761 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

1217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%
World History

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

1082 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

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

Algebra I

All Students76%
Female78%
Male73%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education30%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English78%
Migrant88%
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented67%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
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
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education58%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English91%
Migrant89%
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African American97%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students63%
Female67%
Male60%
Black or African American67%
Asian100%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education25%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English70%
Migrant42%
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students44%
Female48%
Male40%
Black or African American43%
Asian100%
Hispanic44%
Multiracial36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Special education7%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English49%
Migrant33%
Not migrant44%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted41%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
Black or African American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education44%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)32%
Proficient in English82%
Migrant45%
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students37%
Female43%
Male31%
Black or African American32%
Asian73%
Hispanic38%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special education8%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)3%
Proficient in English41%
Migrant18%
Not migrant37%
Gifted/talented82%
Not Gifted34%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students87%
Female86%
Male87%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education62%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English89%
Migrant92%
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students76%
Female76%
Male77%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education50%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English79%
Migrant58%
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%

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

World Geography

All Students73%
Female71%
Male74%
Black or African American68%
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education26%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)32%
Proficient in English78%
Migrant50%
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students71%
Female68%
Male75%
Black or African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education53%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English75%
Migrant67%
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 66% 52%
Black 26% 13%
White 5% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 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) 11%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • JOE COLEMAN
Fax number
  • (832) 386-4101

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