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Pershing Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1653 students

 

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Posted October 7, 2010

I have had 2 children go through Pershing Middle School and 1 child is still there. My two high school students are thriving at Bellaire High in both their rigorous academic classes and their social and sports associations. I owe that in large part to the great training, strong academic standards and excellent leadership at Pershing. Even though Pershing is ~1700 students, we never felt lost in the crowd. I actually had a teacher call me at home just to tell me that my child was excelling in class. What public school does that...Pershing! Go Pandas! I am a huge fan of Perhing Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2010

Last year I went to a private middle school. It was not the best education. I found public schools much better. When looking for schools I came across Pershing and Pin Oak to be the best schools possible. In the end I picked Pin Oak. I am a very happy student at Pin Oak. It is a much better school than any other school I have seen so far. It is very well organized. I recommend Pin Oak. GO CHARGERS! :)


Posted January 29, 2009

I am a student currently attending Pershing. I think this is a very good school and racially diverse. I am in 8th grade and already have 2 high school credits (algebra and spanish). I will be sad when I leave. I have made great friends and had exellent teachers that actually helped me when I was struggling. The foreign language teachers are really hard and strict but help so much. The fine arts department is amazing and has different levels that you audition for so you actually improve.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2008

This school is AWESOME! The teachers are very knowledgable and show their love and passion for teaching. I went to this school for all three years, and it has improved each time. Pershing Middle School has the most, and the newest technology in all of HISD! Only Pershing has it, and I'm am very proud to say that I went to Pershing Middle School!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2008

Pershing is a great school
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2008

Great school! Teachers could nont be any better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2008

I love Pershing. I have so many good friends there. The teachers are great and really help when you don't understand something. The administrators are great, but strict. The fine arts department is amazing. I love the block scheduling, it gives you more time to do your homework. I will be sad to leave Pershing at the end of this year.. I love it here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2007

My son went to this school a couple of years ago and had a terrible experience. I found the cluster of teachers for his classes to be extremely harsh and negative, not an encouraging word was ever spoken by none of them. The principal was of no help whatsoever when I complained to him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2007

I have attend this school for about 2 years now and i would have to say pershing middle school is the most pothetic middle school in hisd. My older sister also attend this school for her 6th-8th grade years and she also thought this school was very how I would say pothetic also. I'm in specail ed. math and had done that there and I would have to say if your thinking about sending your child to pershing for special ed. math, I definitly DO NOT recommend it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2007

The kids success is only as good as their cluster leader and my son had a horrible one.Everyone was aware of her terrible personality-bad attitude towards the kids and very rude.Took my complains to the principal but he backed her up no matter what she did.He is not a good leader and this school is not kid friendly. I pulled my child out and no one cared even though we are zoned to that school.This school does not care about their students. They have people in charge that have no business being in the positions they have.They can have the most beautiful building in Houston-they need to change teachers and the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2007

As a student going to this school, I would like to say they put pressure where needed and are sympathetic when needed. this school is a great school, if you hang out with the right crowd (its really not that hard to determine which crowd is 'safe') there are the occasional fights and breakouts but hey, its middle school, the discipline is tough, but hey, its middle school, if they don't straighten us up, who will? The fine art classes are wonderful, most of the teachers are nice and caring yet strict. the students at the school can be mean and tough, but, hey, its middle school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2006

This is a great diverse school with an excellen learning atmosphere for kids. Also well organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2006

Like any large public high school, it's a good idea for parents to establish a relationship with your student's cluster teachers, especially the leader. Most everything you need to know you can handle via email with the teachers. I am not entirely impressed by the principal's public speaking skills, but he seems to be a good administrator. Everyone is anxiously awaiting the new school opening in January '07 - it should really take this high school to the next level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2006

Academic program is average. Teachers are good but overwhelmed with class size, as much as 38 in classes. School has 1700 students. Administration is impersonal. Music, art, sports are tops in the city.New school being built which will add even more students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2005

My daughter went to Pershing MS the last 3 years. I liked the quality of academic programs, extracurricular activities and parent involvement. The PTO always performed above and beyond on fundraisers. Like any other school, they had their discipline problems. It is making sure your kids are hanging out with the right crowd. I wish there was more emphasis placed on character and encouragement as these teens struggle to find themselves during this phase of life. Especially the many that come from broken homes. It should be like the old times when parents or other leaders come to school on a career day to encourage teens that they can succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2005

I am really disappointed in Pershing. My child has been severely punished with detention and assignment to write 15 words, defined with a paragraph about her behavior for such minor things as not having a notebook on the corner of her desk or leaving her notebook in another classroom or a parent not arriving within 15 minutes of the bell to pick her up. I am currently looking for a kinder environment, where she can feel OK about herself and not be afraid of being punished for what is considered call normal behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2005

Wonderful school. Both of my children attended Pershing MS. The teachers really prepared my two children for high school. When both left, they were well prepared for AP classes in high school. There were many extra activities for students and the parent involvement was awsome. Pershing is a great little school nestled in West U.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

As an alumna of this school, I am disappointed in the decline in the quality of teachers as well as the decline in the quality of the academics. Many of the teachers are so focused on the children's outcome on the barrage of tests that the children have to endure, that they (the teachers and administration) are not focusing the totality of the students' knowledge base. With that complaint registered, Pershing is still one of the best schools in the district...for those students who are focused and ready to work. Pershing is definitely not for the meek and weak. There is a strong weeding out process in place for those who do not perform well academically. Conversely, Pershing offers wonderful extracurricular activities such as a great music program and speech and debate club.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2005

Super huge school but they manage the kids well. Security is good, while the academics are only mediocre. My 'gifted' children receive minimal homework and with Block Scheduling, only experience a subject 2 or 3 times per week. Teachers are caring and seem to love working here. Parent involvement is high. Extracurricular opportunities are abundant. My only disappointment is with the academics, but since that is a school's main job, it's an important flaw. I supplement at home with workbooks from teacher supply and projects on topics we deem important (world affairs, geography, history). The kids all love it at this school, and that's important as well. A new principal is at the helm starting in 2004-05.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 84% in 2011.

548 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

549 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

516 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

516 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

508 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

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 85% in 2011.

623 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

622 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

610 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

611 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education81%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education55%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English89%
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 Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American96%
Asian97%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education88%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asian97%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education78%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American99%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education93%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 Students97%
Female99%
Male96%
Black or African American97%
Asian98%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education93%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education50%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students87%
Female84%
Male90%
Black or African American82%
Asian95%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education60%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented99%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American97%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education80%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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.

556 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

537 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%
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.

567 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

569 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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 84% in 2013.

560 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

548 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

543 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

539 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%
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 Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black or African American77%
Asian86%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education53%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female77%
Male83%
Black or African American69%
Asian86%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education53%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Black or African American84%
Asian84%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education57%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female71%
Male57%
Black or African American62%
Asian79%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education67%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female81%
Male68%
Black or African American75%
Asian84%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education27%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
Black or African American90%
Asian78%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education71%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education63%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female77%
Male83%
Black or African American80%
Asian91%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education40%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female67%
Male72%
Black or African American69%
Asian85%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education30%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

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Algebra II

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Biology I

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Chemistry

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English I Reading

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Geometry

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Physics

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

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 38% 13%
Hispanic 37% 52%
White 17% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Two or more races 1% 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) 10%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

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 School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • KIM HECKMAN
Fax number
  • (713) 295-5252

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • 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
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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3838 Blue Bonnet Boulevard
Houston, TX 77025
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Phone: (713) 295-5240

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