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Yates High School

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Posted July 20, 2011

I am a student at Yates. The teachers are great its the kids that dont pay attention so the teacher isnt going to stop for the misbehaving child ,and prevent others from learning. The misbehaving student is givin 3 warnings before getting put out. The only problem with Yates is the staff (not including the teachers) and One of counselors are rude and they curse like there in the streets but,the kids do to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2010

Admin staff offers no privacy when in conference with them assit principle has a very ugly attitude. Always talk down on the students. Principle allows staff to curse out the students. Horrible school. You only hav a hand full of staff that cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2010

My daughter is a junior there i really hate that i transferred her there. You have no privacy when in conference with the principle and the admin staff. He allows his staff to curse out students there. There main focus is on the basketball team. Theydont have to attend class and can walk the halls allday and it's excused. The princple office is always loaded with at least 5 other people in the and expect for you to meet with him and he dont intrduce no one to you once you enter the room. They are very unprofessional at that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

My son is a freshman at this school, 2009-2010. He says out of the 8 classes he is attending, he is only learning from 2 instructors. He feels he is not learning anything. He says all they do is sit and are told to be quiet. I'm so frustrated because this is often the case in our public schools in HISD - particularly the schools in the lower incomed area which we reside. I would give anything for my child to know his true potential and find him a school that is actually teaching the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

The school needs more parent involvment. No teacher should raise your child for you, Teachers are there to educate, not babysit.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 23, 2008

As a proud alumni of Jack Yates Senior High, I would definatly send my child to this school. And now that i'm in college I realized Yates helped to teach me many things about life and its responsibilities. School's are supposed to be used as tools for learning. Learning just doesn't mean academics but life lessons as well as working with others. And this is exactly what takes place at Yates. If it wasn't for Yates and the staff I wouldn't be in college on a full scholarship(out of state)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2007

As an alumnus and an active volunteer and participant in the third ward community, the only thing that plagues this school is the same the same thing that plagues most majority african american schools, parents who want babysitters for their children fron 7am-6pm, teachers who are unappreciated and suffocated in their creativity and talents by city, state and federal regulations, administration tied to the government as puppets instead of their dreams of educating leaders, students who are bombarded with statistics, lies, conspiracies, communities and classrooms which take away their dreams, hopes, and good nature replacing it with a thug/street/criminal/survivor mindset. I don't blame the students or the teachers. I blame the parents and administration for not stepping up and defending our children and educators, for not honoring their daily efforts and for not being accountable for their own flaws and downfalls To my fellow lions, keep roaring, keep fighting, keep dreaming


Posted March 30, 2007

As a teacher and parent, there is no way I would send my child to Yates. It has very intelligent teachers who are being suffocated by an indifferent administration. The Special Education Department is the worst. I have no confidence in this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 21, 2006

I love Jack Yates High School and their students are great. I love the schools because it's clean and safe to me. And I'm glad my child go their.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2006

There is zero parental involvement in this school and that is why this school suffers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 30, 2006

I would never allow my child to as much as visit this school. I know these things because my sister attends this school. I cannot override my mother's decision and withdrawl her on my own, or I would have done so long ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2005

This is the worst school. My children never learn anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

Very horrible school, bad kids with no clue what to do in life, teachers don't do every neccessary step. Gang and drug and weapon Haven.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

286 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

222 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

223 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students89%
Female96%
Male83%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education79%
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 Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

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

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
66%
Algebra II

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%
English I Writing

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

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
34%
English II Reading

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

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

189 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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
88%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
21%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
40%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%
World History

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

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
19%
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 Students78%
Female87%
Male71%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education63%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students96%
Female100%
Male91%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students78%
Female84%
Male73%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education67%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students82%
Female83%
Male82%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education63%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students46%
Female52%
Male42%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special education23%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students30%
Female34%
Male27%
Black or African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Special education5%
Not special education32%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Gifted/talented65%
Non-Gifted27%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students64%
Female63%
Male66%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education30%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students22%
Female22%
Male22%
Black or African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Special education10%
Not special education22%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Gifted/talented79%
Non-Gifted17%
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 Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education20%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted63%
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 Students57%
Female54%
Male59%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education41%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students51%
Female47%
Male54%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education14%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented77%
Non-Gifted49%
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
Black 92% 13%
Hispanic 7% 50%
White 1% 31%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Marla J Mcneal-Sheppard
Fax number
  • (713) 746-8206

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
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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