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Sharpstown High School

Public | 9-12 | 1358 students

 

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Posted May 31, 2013

This is the worst school I have seen. I have 4 children and only 1 goes to this school because they wanted to be close to home. I met the principle 1 time this year and witnessed him being a bully to a student by shouting in his face. It was embarrassing for everyone to watch. The teachers give out lots of packets of work and no real hands on. They are more concerned with funding the school and making it look good in the community than developing the minds of students who will be successful and go to College. My child has struggled for the most part of this year in all subjects. She will not attend this school 2013/2014 and will attend a Bellaire High School. Do your kid a favor and dont send him or her here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2012

Excellent and dedicated teachers who go the extra mile for their students. Principal is always available to those in the community and truly cares for the students. Great school, challenging programs and award winning departments ( fine arts, athletics, etc). Proud to be an Apollo Alumni


Posted May 14, 2012

i love this school it, the staff is awesome, my child is not a number they know who and what he is doing in class great commuication the principle is there for your child and you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2007

The leadership of the school does not try to communicate with the students. There is no equality or respect. The curriculum is too focused on TASK rather than ensuring students gain something out of the course. Many of the teachers give busy work. Its like worksheets and no hands on activities that help students learn through mechanical ways or helps reinforce the material. The only decent teachers are the teachers from Teach for America. They are energetic, motivated and do care about the students and about teaching. They inspired me not [to] dread the class. I think the food quality is pretty unhealthy and too greasy. There is no variety for lunch. Horrible school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 25, 2007

I would not recommend this school by option. HISD and AISD are completely outperformed by fort bend, katy, sugarland and first colony areas. there is constant gang activity, and the distribution of drugs is rampant on the school grounds. the school is known for high drop-out rates, and poor administrative capabilities. Not to mention technologically they don't have the funding
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

I have seven children, four of whom have attended SSHS (three have graduated and one is a junior). My eldest son entered SSHS in 1996 so I have been a part of the campus as an active parent since then. The teachers genuinely care about their students and most will take time out of their own personal lives to help them whenever they need it! I have always genuinely appreciated the hard work our teachers put forward for us and our children. Leadership has changed three times since 1996 with a new principal to be selected soon. Many have strong qualities and brought what was needed for our school at that time. Most recently has been Ms. Lozano as our Interim Principal. She helped the students, parents, and community to better handle this transition! Fine arts, sports, academics, etc. are all vital to SSHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2004

While a select few of the teachers are actually able to teach the incredibly disruptive students, perhaps the office staff is the more incompetant. I recieved hostillity and no help at all from the registrar. The principal is new, but has begun many new trends that current and former students found heartbreaking. For example, in the women's dressing room, the cast of each year's play wrote their names on a brick. This was a tradition carried for over ten years. Mr. Kendler painted over it. The whole school is such a hassle! Stay away from this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2004

Sharpstown Hg.is a school of courteous staff.I have two daughters,grades 9& 11 respectively,and even though sharpstown Hg is said not to be a good school,I am satisfied with the school and the help given to my daughters,but I would like the authorities to give my daughter help with her taks resit. This school is of diverse ethnicity and the school is doing a great job of keeping it together and peaceful. I would also like HISD and Harris county to be more lenient with foreign students as far as the exit level exams are concerned. Sharpstown is also a very disciplined school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2004

Sharpstown High School is a very, high demand school with lots of teachers that don't just want to teach students, but want to help students with their future. Many teachers come to school just to make sure they get their money, but most teachers at Sharpstown care about their students and they always make sure that the students understand what it will take for them to be successful in life. Now, let's talk about the principal: the principal is always on task 24/7. He makes sure that students not only come to school, but come to school to read, learn, and achieve. Every day, he will make sure that the students have their novels to read in class, their I.D. bages for identifications, and that they have all the materials needed for that particular class. He goes around school talking to students, having conversations about their futures and what they need to do, and meeting parents. He's a very nice principal with a huge sense of humor, he makes people laugh, he enjoys talking to people, he is very, very friendly to all, and he always strives to make the school a better place for all. In all, Sharpstown High School is a very helping center for our kids to learn all they can learn, and to be successful in life in the future.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

291 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

287 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

247 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

242 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

244 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Female82%
Male79%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%

Math

All Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%

Science

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%

Social Studies

All Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".

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.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%
Algebra II

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
42%
English I Writing

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

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
28%
English II Reading

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

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%
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.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%
World History

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

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

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 Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education55%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students90%
Female85%
Male94%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education65%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education50%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students43%
Female46%
Male40%
Black or African American41%
Asian63%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special education24%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant43%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students29%
Female34%
Male24%
Black or African American33%
Asian33%
Hispanic24%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Special education12%
Not special education30%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant29%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted26%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students49%
Female48%
Male50%
Black or African American62%
Asian50%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Special education39%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant49%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted49%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students22%
Female20%
Male23%
Black or African American19%
Asian33%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Special education0%
Not special education23%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant22%
Gifted/talented60%
Not Gifted21%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education68%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students65%
Female61%
Male69%
Black or African American62%
Asian83%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education57%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students54%
Female48%
Male61%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education35%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted54%
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 67% 52%
Black 28% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
White 2% 29%
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) 27%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 14%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • ROBERT GASPARELLO
Fax number
  • (713) 773-6103

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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