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Madison High School

Public | 9-12 | 2004 students

 

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Posted June 5, 2013

I am not impressed with Madison nor their professionals. The kids seem to be out of control and there are HPD officers around the school, upon dismissal, to maintain peace. It's sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2009

im a former student at madison high and i must admit that everything there is below standards and that we have some teachers that sincerly care less about the students but there is a teacher that has been the best teacher i had and his name is Ossie Stubblefield and he is the most amazing teacher.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2006

As a graduate of 2004, I believe the school administration is very bad. I agree, before the school can change to better, it needs new administration.In addition, there needs to be more parent involvment.Overall, i rate this school as very poor.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 29, 2006

I am currently a student at Madison High after being transferred i can clearly see how the school is very poorly coordinated. Students graduate unprepared because they go through their classes unprepared as far as lesson plans,text books and reading books. U get little help as far as college planning.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2006

As a former graduate of Madison, I must say that I was ill prepared for the rigors of a college curriculum. I graduated in the top ten of my class and thought that I would do exceptionally well in college, I was mistaken. Although I am doing very well now and made it through college and now getting a graduate degree from a prestigious university, I wish the curriculum would have been more rigorous. It is my hopes that even though the school is majority minority that better teachers/administrators are employed to give the students a better chance to excel after high school. However, I am very greatful for my experiences at Madison because it made me into the person I am today.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 28, 2006

Very good academic program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2005

There does seem to be a variety of programs and extracurricular activities, however, on the negative side, the kids just received school books. I also attended parent involvement day and there was only a handful of parents that attended. I am getting my kid out as soon as I can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2005

At Madison there are teachers qualified to be teaching in their respected fields. They know what they are doing.The administrative department can sometimes be hard on students but they try to get everything done to perfection. This school is by far one of the best schools.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 23, 2004

When I attended Madison it was a great school. We had teachers and admin. staff who cared about us, but now they are all gone. Mr. Ervin along with the teachers helped us with our work and our TASS studies. They was always there to encourage us. Madison taught me book sense as well as street sense. Thank You, Former Student Class of 2002
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2003

Do you know this is the best school I have ever been to the teachers explains their lesson plains very well they talk so you can understand them. Just like my algbra 1a teacher tought us some math skills Ihave never seen in my life and he explained in like it was a piece of cake and that teacher is know other than Mr.Noel THE BEST MATH TEACHER YOU CAN HAVE IN YOUR LIFE THANK YOU, Xavier Starghil
—Submitted by a former student


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.

509 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

500 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

484 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

504 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

512 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

485 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students89%
Female91%
Male86%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%

Math

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%

Science

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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

Algebra I

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

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
64%
Algebra II

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

489 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

516 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%
English I Writing

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

523 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
31%
English II Reading

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

402 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

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.

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
85%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
61%
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.

505 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%
World History

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

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

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 Students52%
Female59%
Male47%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special education21%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students95%
Female100%
Male89%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students70%
Female72%
Male69%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education32%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students48%
Female47%
Male49%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special education36%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talented75%
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students47%
Female53%
Male43%
Black or African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special education12%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students27%
Female32%
Male22%
Black or African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Special education0%
Not special education28%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted23%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students60%
Female64%
Male57%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education6%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students24%
Female24%
Male24%
Black or African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Special education0%
Not special education25%
Limited English proficient (LEP)12%
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Gifted/talented67%
Non-Gifted22%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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

English III Writing

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

Geometry

All Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education18%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

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

U.S. History

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

World Geography

All Students54%
Female51%
Male57%
Black or African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Special education20%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students31%
Female23%
Male39%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Special education6%
Not special education32%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Gifted/talented53%
Non-Gifted30%
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 54% 52%
Black 44% 13%
White 1% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 10%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • SONJA WILLIAMS
Fax number
  • (713) 434-5242

Resources

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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Boys sports
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

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Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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