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Scarborough High School

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Posted April 29, 2010

My son is a senior at Scarborough and I never see him bring home any homework. I ask about research papers (none assigned), vocabulary words (none assigned), classroom assignments (Some book about Mormons). Somethng is wrong about a kid getting all A's when we have never seen him bring home any work. He says he doesn't have homework. Is this possible? His uncle goes to Jersey Village, and those seniors work hard for their grades. What greg shows us he is doing at Jersey Village, I wish our son had gone there. Luckily our son got into college, but we think he is going to be surprised to find kids from other high schools in Texas had a better education than he had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

My daughter currently is a senior at Scarbrough and has never seen this supposed violance. Just because its not Cyfair or Katy. I often see those schools featured on the news for violance or guns found on campus. My daughter is in the magnet program and really enjoys the small campus. Scarbrough has wonderfull teachers and has really changed since Mr. Summers took over the campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2009

Scarborough High School is a wonderful school. Many people in my neighborhood believe that Waltrip High School is the school for their children, but I think they should seriously reconsider. All students are well known by adults on the campus, and the academic program is as good as any other school. This is the best kept secret in HISD. The new administrators who came to this school in the fall of 2007 with Mr. Summers have helped make a huge difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

Scarborough High school has amazingly changed from a bad school to an excellent school where many new things are happening. Scarborough is going somewhere know not that old path to nothing. People should actually take notice of Mr. summers he has brought many new changes. Thanks to Mr.Summers Scarborough High School has changed
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2008

Amazing changes! Alan Summers took over the school in 07-08 and the change has been like night and day. Great attitudes from the leadership, new teachers and students! They have thier issues like any HISD school, but are well on the way to becoming the school they should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

I used to teach at Scarborough and I left because of the violence in and outside of the classroom. There are some wonderful hardworking students there, and I feel bad that they have to try to succeed in a school where you never know what will happen from day to day. There was no such thing as a '0 Tolerance' policy as they promised. Far from it.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 9, 2005

Not as good as it used to be.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 9, 2004

The band program program suffers no administrator support and no budgetary support as result. The opportunity for Fine Arts Scholarships to college is non-existent without the budget to showcase the talents of these children at the various contests throughout the year. The net effect is the theft of opportunity for the Fine Arts Student to secure a future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

I am a past active parent with Scarborough High School. I have had a total of 3 girls graduate from this School. I think that the Principal and teachers had excellent talents that they exhibited in many ways. The students, parents and teachers have to work together to make a school the greatest that it can be. Everyone involved has to cooperate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2003

Needs more improvement on the band and how many people join... More support from the principal.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

178 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

171 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

156 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

157 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%

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 Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students88%
Female92%
Male85%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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 "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

Algebra I

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

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%
Algebra II

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
19%
Biology I

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
27%
English I Reading

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
57%
English I Writing

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
32%
English II Reading

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
90%
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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%
World History

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

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 Students47%
Female48%
Male46%
Black or African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education35%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students71%
Female67%
Male74%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education57%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students77%
Female83%
Male73%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education76%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students76%
Female84%
Male68%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education50%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students43%
Female44%
Male42%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education28%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted43%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students39%
Female38%
Male39%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special education22%
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talented63%
Non-Gifted39%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students72%
Female81%
Male62%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education50%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students35%
Female39%
Male30%
Black or African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Special education10%
Not special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted33%
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 Students74%
Female68%
Male78%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education40%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
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 Students63%
Female60%
Male65%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education39%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)21%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students47%
Female44%
Male49%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special education45%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted45%
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 64% 50%
Black 28% 13%
White 6% 31%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Jason C Catchings
Fax number
  • (713) 613-2205

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
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
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
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