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Spring Woods High School

Public | 9-12 | 2094 students

 

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Posted April 18, 2012

My daughter transfered here from Memorial High School. She loves it here!! The students here are very friendly, and they have wonderful electives. The principles are very involved in every situation unlike Memorial. Memorial has very snobby people which make her feel left out and uncomfortable. Spring Woods is a much better place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2011

This school is adequate at best, but each year, it's getting worse. The main focus has come down to only graduating, rather than getting involved in many extracurriculars (ex. an Academic Decathlon or Model UN team does not exist at this school). Each year, the organizations seem as if they're all (except the Debate team) going down the drain. As a student, there are some WONDERFUL teachers at this school with amazing capabilities, but the contagious student mentality that is defined to do his/her minimal effort prevents it severely. The faculty hardly encourages the student to exceed expectations, which I've seen to be prevalent in a lot of other students I'm friends with at OTHER schools. The AP program is decent and prepares students adequately; however, there are a lot of AP classes I missed out on due to a lack of interest/resources. The academic (regular) classes are a joke where many students don't care at ALL. The administration is friendly; however, they don't work to fit the needs of the students who actually care. Overall, it's an okay school, but if you're looking for something that ll REALLY prepare your student for college and provide a challenge...this isn't it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2009

My son goes to this school. He enjoys his teacher and I think that it has great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2005

SWHS is a great school. The teachers are friendly, intelligent and, for the most part, willing to help the students learn.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 17, 2004

I believe that sports, band, plays, and other extracuriculars are a great way to keep children and teens from getting into trouble and a place for creative energy. I wish SWHS had more money and opporunities for these things. It is not a 'rich' school and there is definately room for improvement but I can appreciate it for what it is and for the opportunities it has given my child. Also, it is not a huge 5A school like in Katy and CY-Fair. That my be a good idea for some but I don't see the point of sending my children to 'Orange County' or anything like that.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

524 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

508 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

465 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

450 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

445 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

444 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

442 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

440 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
Black or African American90%
Asian94%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%

Math

All Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Black or African American71%
Asian94%
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%

Science

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)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.

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 "Recognized".

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.

431 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
73%
Algebra II

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

503 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

585 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%
English I Writing

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

644 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
40%
English II Reading

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

494 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

497 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
54%
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
45%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

308 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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

553 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%
World History

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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 Students60%
Female61%
Male59%
Black or African American67%
Asian80%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education45%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education53%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students95%
Female94%
Male98%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students56%
Female60%
Male52%
Black or African American60%
Asian71%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education14%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented87%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students37%
Female42%
Male32%
Black or African American35%
Asian60%
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native20%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Special education4%
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted35%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students75%
Female76%
Male73%
Black or African American82%
Asian67%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Native56%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education40%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students38%
Female40%
Male36%
Black or African American36%
Asian67%
Hispanic34%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Native38%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education4%
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talented79%
Non-Gifted36%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African American82%
Asian89%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native71%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education47%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students73%
Female71%
Male76%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native60%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education38%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%

U.S. History

All Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native83%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education43%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted77%

World Geography

All Students70%
Female65%
Male75%
Black or African American68%
Asian92%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native40%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education36%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students87%
Female82%
Male94%
Black or African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
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 78% 52%
White 11% 29%
Black 6% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 16%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • JENNIFER PARKER
Fax number
  • (713) 251-3130

Resources

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

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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