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Northbrook High School

Public | 9-12 | 2119 students

 

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Posted April 12, 2014

This school is above average without a doubt. The teachers are awesome by being encouraging and knowledgable in their respective subjects. There are AP courses and plenty of extracurricular activities offered. The only thing missing when I attended were the academic and athletic freaks that you see a lot of in rich suburban schools; although the soccer team was always pretty good. And many of my former classmates are now college graduates and professionals. In short, If you're looking for a school that will help you leverage the idea of being an underdog, this is the place for you. If nothing else, you'll build character. -Northbrook Alumni C/O '03


Posted October 16, 2012

I heard many rumors about Northbrook before attending but as I started going realize that is was not how they described it. The staff is really good, Teachers are very helpful to students not only in what they need but also to succed towards a brighter future. I graduated from Northbrook High in May 2008 and thanks to the teachers and programs they have help me to go to college and help me keep focus on my studies.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2012

This school administration has no teachers and students development program. school administrators have poor leadership skills. They select teachers and students based on what they like. They don't even communicate to rest of the school about their selection criteria.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 7, 2011

Am currently a freshman and this school is amazing! The teachers really work with students and they try to get to know every single student as an individual not just as a class. The students are very nice to each other, and everyone is accepted regarding their race, orientation, gender, etc. There are lots of collage ready programs available and teachers always encourage students to participate in them. The only thing that the school lacks is parent participation. But other than that its great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2010

For what this school deals with in regards to it's student population, it does a good job. Northbrook has a a large Hispanic student body, but it's testing reflects that they are above average in regards to other schools with similar population demographics. Spring Branch ISD has done a admirable job for what changes it has gone through over the past 20 years. The only negative is the lack of parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2008

Northbrook didn't have the best reputation for several years. Honestly, I was concerned for my son's safety at the school. After visiting the school, my opinion started to change. The principle and the teachers are wonderful. They really work with the students to help them achieve. Overall I am impressed with the staff. The one thing I see lacking is the parent participation at school events. The staff is going the extra mile for our kids. We as parents have to step up also!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

Northbrook has really changed and i really like the fact that it has a more secure campus
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

Academically Northbrook currently has great programs. AP classes are available in large numbers. Many of these teachers have been working for years and even decades. From the highest colleges to the local ones, the staff and faculty are qualified to teach students from any school. Sports, fine arts, adn other extracurricular activities have taken center hold of the environment. Studens join many activities and hands full of them stay almost daily. Competitiveness and quality wins in different areas are up there with other schools in our area. The current problem is the lack of parent involvement one sees in Other high schools. Lack of english and legal abilities by parents in our area, have held back the real potential parents can make. Low levels of violence and crime are seen. Clean environment compared to other schools is felt and visible. Great school for anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2005

The school is going through changes. It was a school where no one wanted to go and work but now with the new principal is doing great things there.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

512 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

508 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

439 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

436 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

435 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

433 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

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.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

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 Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%

Math

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%

Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
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.

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
66%
Algebra II

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

110 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.

558 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

659 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%
English I Writing

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

732 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
26%
English II Reading

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

463 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

462 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

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.

424 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
96%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

596 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%
World History

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

451 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

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 Students56%
Female61%
Male51%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education45%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented75%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education39%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students96%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students45%
Female52%
Male39%
Black or African American55%
Asian33%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special education12%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted43%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students24%
Female29%
Male20%
Black or African American23%
Asian67%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native40%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Special education7%
Not special education26%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Gifted/talented79%
Non-Gifted22%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education32%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students30%
Female30%
Male29%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Special education8%
Not special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Gifted/talented76%
Non-Gifted28%
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 Students82%
Female78%
Male85%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education31%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students73%
Female64%
Male81%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%

U.S. History

All Students60%
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 education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted60%

World Geography

All Students62%
Female57%
Male67%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education35%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students53%
Female47%
Male60%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education36%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted52%
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 89% 52%
Black 5% 13%
White 4% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 20%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students College counselor(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • RANDOLPH ADAMI
Fax number
  • (713) 365-4412

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • College counselor(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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