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Girls & Boys Prep Academy High School

Charter | 9-12 | 136 students

 

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Posted August 18, 2014

A total disappointment. This school was filthy all the time. My kids field day was outside in the parking lot doing absolutely nothing. The awards program was ghetto and ridiculous. I never received any information from the school about programs, grades, or anything. It was absolutely the worst school year my kids have ever had. My 2nd grader had a different teacher in the middle of the school year. Summer school was about watching movies. I will never allow my kids to go to this school ever again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

Disappointing. Lack of organisation, and dicipline. Other students hoot & chant during lectures. Teachers unable to enforce rules, which leads to blatant disregard. IE students on detention walking out without consequence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2012

The school turnover has been a problem,Loved the school vision under original administration .Changes in curriculum administrators and school leadership have tremendously hurt the school. The school board members don't seem to have a clue, Excellent teachers and administrators are threatened by superintendent .


Posted March 10, 2011

Unprofessional.. This is a so called "Hood" / "Ghetto" school. Please refrain from sending your kids here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

i think the school is awesome they teach the students good educational skills
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2009

I have a child who attends . I think that the school has a great principal advocating for the them. She has a vision does not mind rolling up her sleeves to get the job done. Although, the teachers have knowledge of the subject matter some may benefit from a few training sessions on boundries and customer service.It is importnat that the younger teachers realize that compassion and professionalism is the key and not sarcasm and humiliation
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2008

A majority of the school staff is very unprofessional. Children are disrecptful, the extra curriculum actitivies are few. If kids are not into basketball or cheerleading they are left out. There is no library and the food is terrible. My son was blessed to have great teachers while there how ever my experience with other teachers and staff was horrible. I would not reccomend t his school to any one. The male assistant principal is by far the greatest and that is the best thing about the entire school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

My son graduated from this school in 1999 and I loved it, I took my daughter out after 6th grade because the discipline was more lax than what I was accustomed to for G/B Prep. I wish there was more space and lockers. I wish there was more sports but I am not sure how to make this happen. I appreciate the school being intiamate and somewhat secure. I plan to be more involved this year since my child has returned and is now in 10th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

I love this school. My son will be graduating # 2 in his senior class this year. This school reall y cares about their students and understand the meaning of the term 'It takes a Village to raise a child'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

This school overall is great. My son has learned so much in a fun way from these teachers. The principal is very active with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2007

As a Graduating senior of Girls and Boys Prep, I think it was a great Experience and a pleasure to have attend this Academy. I learned alot and also gained much success. The teachers are fun and helpful and the staff is a blast! Althought I onlyy spent one year at 'Da Prep', I learned many lessons there and hopefully i can carry on the messages into my ongoing future. I jus want to say that this is a very powerful, fun, exciting, and adventerous school. Every parent should want there child to earn a good education at such a great price.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2005

High school curriculum and available extracurricular activities severely limit acceptance into college other than those with open enrollment. Activities are advertised but don't materialize. Parent involvement minimal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2004

I first misjudged the school for my son's first year there, and I am now transfering him back to G.B. Prep
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2003

I have two children attending and I am very pleased with the school, its teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I have three children attending this school. I am really impressed with the family qualities shown by the staff. I like the small classroom environment and my children have excelled in their learning.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

26 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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 95% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students75%
Female92%
Male55%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students81%
Female92%
Malen/a
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students95%
Female92%
Malen/a
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female100%
Male80%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
77%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
24%
English II Reading

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
47%
World History

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

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 Students37%
Female42%
Male32%
Black or African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Special educationn/a
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted37%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students64%
Female80%
Male52%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education40%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students19%
Female19%
Male20%
Black or African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education20%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted19%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students35%
Female42%
Male29%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted35%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students17%
Female24%
Male11%
Black or African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education20%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted17%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students25%
Female22%
Male30%
Black or African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education22%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted25%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education0%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English0%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant0%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted0%
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 Students72%
Female72%
Male71%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted72%
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 Students45%
Female38%
Male52%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education20%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students3%
Female0%
Male8%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education4%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English4%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant3%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted3%
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 79% 13%
Hispanic 18% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
White N/A 29%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 5%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 15%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • ANTHONY MADRY
Fax number
  • (713) 270-1302

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Phone: (713) 270-5994

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