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Johnston Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1677 students

 

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Posted Friday, August 22, 2014

My child is so excited about starting school but so nervous at the same time. The staff has done a great job by providing a camp for the new students. Taking students around the campus with a your, learning to use the lockers and meeting many of the teachers has made her more relaxed. I was also impressed with the parent information meeting with the magnet coordinator. There were things I did not know and he took time to go over certain aspects of the campus. I noticed many parents just as nervous as the kids but he took time to answer concerns afterward. The gradespeed part was good but the screen was hard to read and needed to be focused. I have been impressed with how strong the magnet areas are as well as the academics. From the start I was sold on this school with taking the magnet tour. The coordinator seems very excited about the school and it shows we walked around. Yes the school is older and needs some work in areas but the teachers make the difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2014

My child is a seventh grader and even though he likes the school due to the magnet program, I would like him to go somewhere else like Pershing, Pin Oak, Lanier or KIPP. The principal appears to be a good guy, but the house principals are not fair when it comes to students outside the GT program. Students complain that the magnet coordinator is rude and I have observed his being rude to students. I have had to get outside tutoring for my child in math as the school is not up to par in this area. Several times I have had to correct his math homework when the teacher was wrong! The pluses are magnet (guitar) and the orchestra. The minuses are the disorganized administration, poor math instruction. and general poor state of the buildings and grounds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2014

JMS is truly an amazing school... I am on my 1st year here and so far I have already participated in Theatre field trips, the all school musical, and winning a superior in the solo and ensemble competition. Also JMS is very unique... We have karate as a physical education option. Please come here, not only is it academically outstanding, our musical talents, and art talents really shine through. The GT program I am in has really made me think more intellectually about the world's problems and the lack of education kids get around the world


Posted December 7, 2013

This is my last year at JMS.I have been here for two years already and tell you it's amazing!I loved my teachers and the students are very nice and interesting.Don't let these people as parents fool you.They haven't had first experience here.I love all the teachers that taught me and you'll love them too!So..don't refrain yourself from applying.


Posted October 1, 2013

JMS has been a challenged for my daughter. This is my daughter s second year. Most of the students here are well rounded. There are some students that deviate from the norm through their conduct. When poor conduct starts to have an effect on the majority of the school or a threat to the school's reputation, I am proud to say that the principal, Mr. Sanders, does his best to come up with a solution to encourage students not to deviate the wrong way and to solve the issue at hand. Most of the teachers are supportive. I found in the past as long as I stayed heavily active in my child's academics, magnet program, and social life, JMS is good for my daughter. There has been moments where I felt that JMS didn t challenged my daughter; once I had spoken to a counselor about my child not being academically challenge, they took my concerns into consideration and moved her to a higher level class. My daughter is now being challenged and is working hard to keep her "A" average. My daughter has had issues with other students; once again, Mr. Sanders took care of it. I feel as long as I do my best getting involved with my child's education JMS does its best to make sure my child is at her best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

2013 is our 1st full year at JMS. My son enrolled in late spring and the administrators, counselors and teachers were extremely responsive and supportive of his transition to a new school. JMS has shown to be academically above level regarding district/state standards for students performance. The teachers seem to be very understanding and appropriate with junior high age students. I have no criticisms or complaints - this school is a great place for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

Johnston MS has an excellent fine arts program where two of my children attend. The principal, Mr. Sanders, came from Lanier MS a highly respected school with a vanguard program in a better neighborhood. We are very pleased with the school management, visibility and high expectations. Our sons come home in a good, positive mood which tells us a lot about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

Johnston Middle School is a good place to be for the magnet program. I am going to Ninth grade Now! Some of my teachers actually did have faith in me like Mr. Cartes, Mrs. Aust, Ms. Scott, Ms. Price, Mr. Rivera, Ms. Conner, Coach Hines, and definitely Ms. Latson....But then again, there are haters like Ms. Wilson, who is emotionally unstable. She had an attitude problem. The pluses were the ability to socialize....the minuses were having too many people to socialize with. My classes we at least. Point Blank- Do not stay in Ms. Wilson's class she is annoying. I had a front row seat and she spits alot! Mr. Cowan is strict and smells like an old cow! But honestly people judge the school based on its students and not based on performance. Its performance is well. It especially excels in magnet. It matters who you hang out with. I made bad decisions, but hey thats life. This is a really good school.


Posted August 5, 2013

i do not recommend this school it is downright horrible and students are messy and very disrespectful i recomend pin oak or pershing


Posted June 9, 2013

My 6th grader had a very mixed year at Johnston. Pluses included the amazing art program and the very responsive counselors and teachers. Minuses were that my son had 30 students in his GT classes and he was called some very nasty names by his classmates. That said, the counsellor addressed the name calling immediately and the school had 150 sixth graders just show up on the first day of school, leaving the administration to scramble to accommodate them. I think it's a good school on its way to being a great one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2013

We have only been at Johnston Middle School for one school year and I can not wait until the school year is over. It has been an EXTREME nightmare for us. If your child is not in the magnet program they are not treated fairly. My child came home complaining about how a teacher spoke to the students and I blew it off until she taped him and I heard for myself how disrespectful the teacher was. The way they talk to the parents it so unacceptable. I am not sure how many times I have left the school in tears. I am so glad we were accepted for another school so we can run like the wind to the new school. Goodbye Johnston Staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2013

My child has been here for a year already and her and I absolutely love the school. The entire staff is always friendly and ready to help. Parents are very much involved in helping the school and students do their best. I look forward to the next 2 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2012

This is a fantastic school in all areas - academics, fine arts, athletics! The children at this school get a well-rounded education, and are certainly prepared to attend any high school. I highly recommend Johnston to any and all!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2011

I do not recommend this school. Send your child to Pershing or Pin Oak. There are some good teachers at Johnston but others are not helpful and downright rude to the kids. The staff is not helpful in such situations. Meetings with teachers make you feel like you are on trial and your grandchild will face repercussions. The school is not helpful.


Posted August 16, 2011

i dont reccomend this place. terrible!!!!!!!! listen to me they hate everyone!!! horrible theyll eat your kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2011

i do not like this school my child is happier at pin oak middle school


Posted September 29, 2010

Great teacher staff that go out of their way to help kids succeed and have skills for life. Environment has always stayed well kept and catered to the well being of student and staff.


Posted September 29, 2010

Great school with great performing arts programs! Teachers are involved and guiding the children to acheive greatness and learn more then just how to take a test, and that's the way it should be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

Great teachers that really care about the students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

I am very pleased with this school. The teachers are excellent and communication is exceptional. The principle, Mr. Wheat is everywhere on campus,this man is really involved and stands behind a No Place for Hate campus. The safety there is wonderful. This school made my son's transition into 6th grade exciting and remarkably easy. The teachers are everywhere willing to help you. The teachers also respond back to your e-mail,even within the same hour. The Fine Arts Dept is awesome, so very organized,so much potential for our children. My son is learning sooo much,plus blossoming in Piano and Band. I highly reccomend this school. He just loves it and all of his teachers!
—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.

474 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

476 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2011.

515 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

514 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

508 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

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

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

410 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

409 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

406 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

405 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

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African American87%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education62%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American95%
Asian94%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education80%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented99%

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black or African American87%
Asian94%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education67%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented99%

Writing

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American98%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education85%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented99%
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 Students99%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education94%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education73%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African American90%
Asian91%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education86%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female99%
Male96%
Black or African American97%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education93%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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.

567 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

574 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

514 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

513 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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.

467 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

508 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

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 Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education56%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingual92%

Math

All Students78%
Female78%
Male79%
Black or African American72%
Asian87%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education35%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingual92%
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 Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black or African American87%
Asian83%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education53%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingual83%

Math

All Students58%
Female55%
Male61%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education25%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual71%

Writing

All Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Black or African American81%
Asian83%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education67%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual73%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black or African American94%
Asian95%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education73%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingual97%

Math

All Students85%
Female83%
Male88%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education53%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingual86%

Science

All Students76%
Female74%
Male80%
Black or African American75%
Asian94%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education33%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingual87%

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female66%
Male73%
Black or African American73%
Asian89%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education47%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingual77%
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 Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African American98%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted98%
Bilingual100%

Algebra II

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Biology I

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Chemistry

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Geometry

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Physics

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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 "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
Hispanic 49% 52%
Black 33% 13%
White 13% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 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) 8%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 13%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • WENDEN SANDERS
Fax number
  • (713) 726-3622

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
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10410 Manhattan Drive
Houston, TX 77096
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