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Spring Forest Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 804 students

 

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Posted Monday, August 18, 2014

This school is awesome, I went here in the late 70's and my daughter is starting 6th grade here this year. The people and teachers are very involved in learning, they never failed to amaze me!! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2014

I actually went to the elementary school as a child and hated it. So when my mother moved back to the area after I went off to college, the second she told me she would be enrolling my brother in Spring Forest I literally begged her for weeks to send him anywhere else. He is much less adjusted to fitting in than I was, and I'm a pretty huge outsider. It wasn't even a week before he started getting bullied. It was all verbal at first, so my mom just told him to ignore it, which is advice that I guess the teachers there also follow because even after informing several teachers AND the principal, nobody did a single thing about it. My mother finally did the right thing and pulled him out of the school about a little over a month in because a child took his trash from lunch and trid to shove it into my brothers mouth.


Posted April 10, 2013

We have had 3 great years at SFMS. The school is diverse, but has a common culture that shows in almost every student - they're proud of their school! Overall the teachers and staff are wonderful and not only care about educating the kids, but are also concerned with their emotional, social and behavioral growth. My son has had the opportunity to play an instrument in Band, participate in several Athletics programs and join both Student Council and National Junior Honor Society. He's made great friends and I feel, is really prepared for high school. All in all, we think SFMS is a fantastic school and are glad to have it as a part of our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2012

VERY DISAPPOINTED! MAJOR PROBLEM WITH BULLYING!!! My daugther is a 7th grader here and has attended since the 6th grade. She has not been HAPPY AT ALL and she wated to move!!! I advisded her that as well that not all schools are perfect and to give it another yr. Wrong choice. She comes home and tells me about fights that happen and school and about girls and boys making out in schools. I ask anout the teachers and she says that sometimes they dont see. So this is a concern and see that this school has no control. You would think because its in a good area it would be a great school. I will be withdrawing my daugther from this school. SHOCKED WHEN A READ ALL THE REVIEWS FROM 2012!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2012

I agree with the parent with three kids attending SFMS. It is my daughteres first year there and she is not happy with the enviroment. I to told her that there is no such thing as a perfect school. She comes home telling me about fights that occured during the day. I ask her what happened to the students that fight and she said nothing. If this is true it seems this school does not have a handle of its students. It seem very disorganized. There aren't any computers therefore the students are allowed to use cell phones to access the internet. I dont really agree with this. As far as the academic level, she says most of it is a repeat of her last year from her previous school. I told her to try and stick in there and see how the year progress. I hope we made the right choice sending our child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2012

NEW FAX #s School Wide: 713-251-4615 Records Only: 713-251-4603 Please update your directories. Thanks! Records Office Spring Forest Middle School
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 11, 2012

I have three children who attends Spring Forest Middle School (6th, 7th and 8th graders) and they love the teachers at this school. They are very helpful and involved in their students academics. However, my kids want to switch school because of the environment. Students would influence other students to use drugs, engage in sexual activities, start fights, and form cliques. As a parent I explained to my kids that, "there's no perfect school. You may find those same things at another school. It's about knowing who you are and self control in the midst of those destructive behaviors. Kids are going to who they are (because what they learn at home) but you can (by your own upbringing) can be an example by being different and respectful to everybody who are indifferent to you." This is the most of important lesson. So if i am going to move them to another school, It won't be because of the students (because I trust my kids) but it would be about their academic level (whether if they are learning or not) at this school. So far so good! I hope this was helpful. Have a nice one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2012

Unesserary rules , have to wear uniforms , its not the best school there's always drama . just glad its my last year


Posted February 17, 2012

Bullying problems for my special needs child in 8th grade at this school. Teachers and admin are ok, students - not so much. Anti-bullying initiatives ineffective. Hurtful and disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2011

I was a student there, until I moved to another school. But I LOVED this school. I had so much fun. The teachers are so helpful. They really care. They help alot, they are funny, and really cool. I dont see how the new school im going to is one of the best schools in houston. The teachers are awful and boring. In Spring Forest, ive had so much fun They have so many fun ways to teach kids. I really miss that school. I would givve anything to go back.


Posted June 15, 2010

I'm going there next year and went last year it's the best school!! You find so many friends of all differnt races and backrounds I reccomend you go to SFMS or your child does it's an awesome school!! :))


Posted November 23, 2009

i was in 6grade last year,but i moved now im in another one, but i really loved sfms it's the best school ever and all of the teachers are really nice and awsome. that was the best school ive ever gone to :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2009

My son is in 6th grade at SFMS. He likes school alot and has met alot of new friends. He is in all Pre AP/GT classes and is definitely being challenged academically. There are many extracurricular programs to choose from. We are very impressed with Dr. Bird (the principal) and all of the teachers he has this year. There is alot of parental involvement as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2008

The school has a topnotch language arts department and an excellent principal!


Posted January 3, 2008

My wife and I are extremely pleased with the teachers and the new administrative staff at Spring Forest Middle School. Our son has been very happy, and we are very satisfied!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

My son transferred from a private school to SFMS this year (6th grade) after we moved. He is in the G&T program; and I have been very impressed with all his teachers and the academic curriculum. He is learning things I remember studying in college. He is happy in his new environment and enjoys going to school which is the most important thing. One concern I have is that he has relayed to me that he hears a lot of cursing in the hallways from other students. Other than that, the administration seems to have a good handle on discipline matters. There is a dress code which I think helps. Also, it might just be my son, but I think there should be more extracurricular activities offered outside of sports and notification sent home of such activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2005

Spring Forest is an above averafe middle school but is nowhere near Memorial middle. The academic programs are OK but the LA program is not good. My child didn't learn anything new from 7th to 8th grade. The choir is excellent and sports are average. Parent involvement isaverage too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2005

great teachers fun for students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2005

I love spring forest. The whole school is very welcoming and the sports there are awesome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2005

This school is a middle of the road school. It's math teachers are pretty good but it's language arts teachers are horrendous. It's extracurricular activities are average and it's parent involvement is mediocre.
—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.

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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 84% in 2011.

261 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

262 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
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 86% in 2011.

263 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

263 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

260 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

279 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

277 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

280 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 95% in 2011.

280 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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 Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black or African American66%
Asian93%
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education44%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Black or African American56%
Asian86%
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education40%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Female77%
Male78%
Black or African American61%
Asian83%
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education50%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented93%

Math

All Students75%
Female70%
Male80%
Black or African American48%
Asian100%
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education55%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented93%

Writing

All Students92%
Female97%
Male88%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education83%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American93%
Asian95%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education83%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Black or African American83%
Asian95%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education60%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students84%
Female81%
Male86%
Black or African American70%
Asian100%
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education46%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education62%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 63% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%
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

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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

English Language Arts

All Students71%
Female73%
Male68%
Black or African American65%
Asian68%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education33%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Black or African American56%
Asian89%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education50%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
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

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Female74%
Male73%
Black or African American61%
Asian71%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education100%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female82%
Male68%
Black or African American58%
Asian76%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education70%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female67%
Male57%
Black or African American51%
Asian65%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education57%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted59%
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

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Female85%
Male80%
Black or African American77%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education50%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female64%
Male67%
Black or African American56%
Asian83%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education57%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female72%
Male80%
Black or African American63%
Asian100%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education50%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students60%
Female56%
Male64%
Black or African American35%
Asian100%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial80%
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education13%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English61%
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Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
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

Algebra I

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Algebra II

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Biology I

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Chemistry

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English I Reading

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Geometry

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Male100%
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Physics

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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

  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 35% 52%
White 35% 29%
Black 18% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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) 12%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • KAYE WILLIAMS
Fax number
  • (713) 251-4615

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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14240 Memorial Drive
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