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Milby High School

Public | 9-12 | 2092 students

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Posted January 26, 2011

Milby is a great school! It would be nice if there was more parent involvement with student activities. The students do come together and support each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2010

THE MAGNET COORDINATOR WERE VERY NICE. YOU GOT TO TRUST SHE IS VERY NICE PERSON.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2009

i am a student at milby and i can say in my 9th grade year it was a bad school but they got new A.P.'s so discipline is excellent no more gangs,drugs,fights,etc..very good school
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2008

This a school with a lot of experience, some grate teachers.some of them have 15 -25 years teaching, and they love to teach! I love my school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2008

I attended Milby High it was a great school staff & teachers are very accesible, to me this High school experience to me created very great memorable moments!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2007

I graduated from Milby High school as well as my siblings, my mother, and her siblings. I have found my high school experience to be very memorable. Most teachers I can say I learned something from. The only thing that I felt could've changed was parental involvement and a more diverse education.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 89% in 2011.

502 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

503 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

461 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

449 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

452 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

446 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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 95% in 2013.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

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 Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%

Math

All Students79%
Female80%
Male79%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%

Science

All Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
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.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
80%
Algebra II

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

187 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.

475 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

480 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
41%
English I Writing

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

479 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
28%
English II Reading

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

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

479 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

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.

488 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
96%
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.

475 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%
World History

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

461 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

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 Students61%
Female67%
Male56%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special education29%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English65%
Migrant50%
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented59%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students73%
Female76%
Male71%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education67%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English80%
Migrant60%
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students62%
Female64%
Male59%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education26%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students49%
Female53%
Male45%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special education0%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English59%
Migrant43%
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talented82%
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students28%
Female31%
Male25%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Special education0%
Not special education29%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English34%
Migrant0%
Non-migrant29%
Gifted/talented61%
Non-Gifted22%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students58%
Female61%
Male56%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education33%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students28%
Female34%
Male22%
Black or African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Special education4%
Not special education29%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
Gifted/talented73%
Non-Gifted23%
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 Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education33%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted68%
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 Students59%
Female58%
Male60%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education29%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English68%
Migrant43%
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students53%
Female48%
Male59%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special education38%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted50%
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 93% 52%
Black 5% 13%
White 1% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 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) 18%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Deady Middle School
Hartman Middle School
Edison Middle School
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:10 am
School end time
  • 4:00 am
School Leader's name
  • ROY DE LA GARZA
Gender
  • Coed
Fax number
  • (713) 928-7474

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Continuation
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Science

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • 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
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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