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Pershing Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1653 students

 

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Posted yesterday

BAD PEOPLE BAC WORDS USING BAD WORD MAKING FUN OG ALL PEOPLE ALOT OF APPROPRIATE THINGS AND THE OFFICE FOR THIS YEAR IS THE WORST THEY ARE SO MEAN AND ALSO DR GALLOWAY EVEN THE TEACHER ARE MEAN
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2014

PERSHING MIDDLE SCHOOL IS THE BEST BY FAR... they have great academic techniques the teachers are outstanding they have a superior ecosystem and as you can tell from my vocabulary thanks to Mrs.Angela Ford-Castille is very etiquette although i had one controversial problem with one teacher who is now retired THANK GOD over religious remarks and getting detention for it the school is not bad at all great magnet programs and great sports athletic teams i am glad to be going to seventh grade at this wonderful school i highly recommend you send your child to this school


Posted May 29, 2014

My child attended Pershing for 6th and 7th grade, 6th grade wasn't too bad due to the fact we were getting adjusted to middle school, but 7th grade has been horrible. We were without a Math teacher from October to January. Im not sure if the teachers are over worked, but it's definitely a hit or miss. You may get a teacher who cares, you may not. I could go on and on but the worst part of the entire year has been the countless fights on campus. The criteria of the students at this school has decreased and it was surprising to hear from my daughter about all of the fights and commotion going on at the school. I firmly believe the principal is disengaged and living in a bubble and has no clue to what takes place in the classrooms. The turn around time for communication between parents and teachers needs huge improvement. We will not be returning for 8th grade. Please do you research.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2014

My child love's Pershing! It is fantastic! My daughter tells me the complaining students are often the ones who would rather not be A.P. or try their best. Unfortunately, there are those who run society and those who follow. If you are a runner, Pershing has one of the best Magnet programs around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2013

This school is the worst school I have ever went to. There is only a few good teachers the rest will just sit there doing nothing screaming at us for no apperant reason. There is CONSTANT bullying. The lunches are HORRIBLE. We have the shortest amount of time to get to class! We still have to go upstairs, go to our lockers I mean some of the classes take a running pace to get to on time! The dress code, we can only wear it if it says pershing!? Really!? Thats just a way to get money. We can only wear it if its our color! Why!? We have grade level undershirts, I.D.'s and the hallways to tell us what grade we're in. The homework is crazy!!! Everyday giant packets for homework for nearly every class. This school is what makes me hate going to school. A girl cant hug her best friend because its PDA!!! A girl cant hug a boy even if its her brother because its PDA. No piercings allowed!? Why?! Come on pershing. Stop being so strict. We're teenagers not slaves.


Posted July 24, 2013

Pershing is a great school. The kids there are amazing,I admit some may be trouble makers or bullies but thats at every school.However,I do not like how if a person hits you first if you hit back you get in trouble too.I think that's unfair. I'm in the gt program and I will leave with 3 credits for high school already, I think that is amazing. I think any kid would be lucky to go to Pershing.I would actually cry when I couldn't go to school.That's how great the school is, I have made friends I will have forever.The fact that Pershing has so many kids also makes everything even more amazing.No school is like it. So, um yea I like Pershing but it is up to you so you should look into Pershing.As a bonus I mean pandas are pretty cute so that helps to.


Posted July 18, 2013

This Is like the best school ever!! I went here fo 6th grade and im not sure if 7th grade but i really like this school, really nice people, good teachers, the principale is really nice, I went to this school and i dont want to leave, im so sad, I lovee this school, I highly recommend kids to go here!! they will learn and have fun at the same time! GO PERSHING PANAS!!!!


Posted July 14, 2013

I think everyone should know that Pershing is awesome. They dont sell drugs! Don't think that. Dont believe what others say... Yes there were some accidents but that can happen to one OF THE BEST SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD. GO PERSHING PANDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted June 24, 2013

I absolutely love Pershing. Choosing Pershing was my greatest choice and the 3 years in Pershing was the best 3 years in my life. The people there are so kind, sweet, and funny and going to school is probably the only thing i want to do. When i came to Pershing, i didnt know a lot of English, but thanks to all the helpful teachers and the friendly students, i was able to make friends and become much better at English. The education at Pershing is great and as years passed by, the test scores had gone up thanks to the new principal. Choosing Pershing might be the only choice u will never regret.


Posted June 9, 2013

Pershing Middle school is by far the worst school I have ever been too. The teachers there don't really care too much about their student's feelings and are straight up rude. In my eighth grade year, a teacher made fun of a girl and called her dumb to another student while she was in the room and made her cry. This is the perfect example of what the majority of the teachers that work there are like: unjust and cruel. The administration tries to change the negative things about the school but it seems like when things fail, they give up. The so-so education that school has to offer is not worth putting your child through three years of misery.


Posted January 26, 2013

I just have one thing to say...THIS SCHOOL IS STRAIGHT UP FIVE STAR! You'll love this school so much you will never regret being there. The principle has great leadership and you'll never know she's a principle because she always walk around the school and help out with everything so you'll feel like she's just a teacher and you wont be afraid to talk to her. The teachers here are the most loving, advanced in teaching, and probally the funniest people alive! The students here are very friendly towards other and they absolutely love new students~ I have been in Pershing for 3 years and im graduating this year. My brother is very picky and he was forced to go to this school even though he likes Pin Oak, but now he love it so much he doesnt want to move school anymore~ I would totally RECOMMEND this school because it's fantastic~!


Posted January 26, 2013

Four Words Cross Country is awesome The Athletics program here is just plain awesome. Cross Country and Track are great. The coaches are friendly, and they help you become a better athlete. The teachers are great, and the class rooms and awesome. I am not gonna lie, it's not the perfect school, but it's as perfect as it will ever get. =]


Posted October 29, 2012

Our family has been very pleased with our granddaughters experience at Pershing. She has been challenged academically thru their "gifted and talented" program. She has enjoyed a multi-cultural exposure and made many new friends. The sports programs at Pershing have been really great for her. She does at least 3 sports year round and loves playing for her school. This is a GREAT neighborhood school!


Posted October 22, 2012

Pershing Middle School has been a blessing for our family and neighborhood. Our child will be moving on to High School in 2013 and she will have 3 High School Classes already completed! The Fine Arts program are a plus even though we are zoned and did not need apply. The Vanguard classes employ critical thinking and in my opinion are un matched to any private school in Houston. We are PROUD PANDAS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2012

Sad memories from Pershing, my two kids got bullied in this school and for two years I am not able to reach the principle of this school or find a solution with the principle assistance, every time my kids tried to defense them selves they got punished and if you ask the school to do something, they do not care. Teachers there are unhelpful, screening in their class rooms, and un-understandable to any situation. I spent two years of struggling and tears. I am glad I moved my children away of this disaster environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2012

This school has a great group of teachers. We have brought the rating of Pershing up to "Recognize". The school also has great diversity among the student body and excellent extra-curricular activities.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 25, 2011

I can't believe the people from the PTO at Pershing Middle School act so rude towards people that need of there assistance especially the lady in charge of the uniforms. Shes supposed to set up an example and be nice to her customers but instead screams at people in public. Pershing staff pay attention to whoever wants to help if they really want to help they should be nicer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2011

I went to Pershing MS for 6th and 7th grade, all i have to say is I had the best time of my life there and wish I could have gone back for 8th grade to continue going to good classes and seeing my favorite teachers and friends. Although a lot has happened at Pershing, i would still rather go there than anywhere else.


Posted November 2, 2010

I am a student at this school. I think the teachers are decent but so many of the students here don't know what good learning is! There's too many students here already and it's not a very good school


Posted October 7, 2010

Pershing has a new principal. She is starting her third year. She has made an amazing improvement in the school. Both the staff and the parents respect her very much. The environment is always positive and the kids are excelling both in grades and in outside activities. You could not pay for a better education.
—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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Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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Biology I

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Chemistry

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English I Reading

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English I Writing

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English II Reading

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Malen/a
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English II Writing

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Malen/a
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Asiann/a
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English III Reading

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English III Writing

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Malen/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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Geometry

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Malen/a
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Asiann/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Whiten/a
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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
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Bilingualn/a

Physics

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Malen/a
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Whiten/a
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U.S. History

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World Geography

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Asiann/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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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
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Bilingualn/a

World History

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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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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
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

  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


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: CRDC, 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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