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Stratford High School

Public | 9-12 | 2010 students

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Posted July 26, 2008

The new principal, Chris Juntti, has made an enormous positive difference at Stratford, and I believe has the confidence of the staff which his predecessor definitely did not. There are some elective areas which are in need of improving (foreign languages, journalism come to mind) but overall if you have strong, well-prepared students they are going to do well in the AP program there. I can't comment on the bottom half of the school, whether those students get the attention they need. It seems to me the school is in transition from being an elite, mostly white, high performing school to being a more typical, diverse school with a broader spectrum of academic performance. School spirit and involvement are outstanding. Athletics and drama are fantastic and available to all. Stratford's size (about 2,100 kids) puts it at the very bottom of the 5A classification, which actually gives kids a great chance to participate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

We have had three children graduate from Stratford. The strong school spirit coupled with an outstanding faculty delivers a great four years of education and fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

Straford while more diveres then it's rivial Memorial, It is still about old money. Some teachers feel they are above it all and bully students who are not of the white or uper class and express sub more liberal ideas as they are mostly white conservitie and shall we say stuck up. The school is full of students who's parents can afford to send them to specialized camps and tuters more then the off the chart teaching abilities. I think good teachers of the past are leaving or gone and the bad ons of the past stay because they will never find better empoyment else where and who knows why we keep bad teachers?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2007

Stratford remains an outstanding school for those with honors students. The instruction in the core academic programs (language arts, social studies, math and science) is top notch. The average student who cannot make it into the honors / AP sections find themselves in class with an increasingly unmotivated group of kids. If my children were not in the honors program I would definitely not have them at Stratford. There are two different worlds there and the school definitely caters to the upper echelon of kids, which constitutes nearly half of the population. Electives are spotty. Athletics and drama are particularly outstanding. There is no excuse for this spottiness in a school of Stratford's echelon. Parental involvement is over the top too often. I am amazed at how many 'student' projects are actually done by moms. Ridiculous, really.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2007

Academically, I feel my child was well educated and challenged. There is a lot of support from the counselors, especially with college preparation. The drama department and orchestra pull off some of the best musicals and plays, yes just as good as the professionals. The drill team is an excellent activity to be involved in. Strict discipline and hard work are only the beginning of a long list of the character building attributes the team undergoes. Parental involvement is very high at Stratford.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2006

i am currently a senior at this school and i believe that it is amazing. there is a lot of diversity and there is a great teaching staff. there are a lot of opportunities for extracurricular activities. and the music and thearter programs are some of the best in the state. one problem that i see is a lack of discipline in some students but that isnt necessarily the fault of the school. overall i have enjoyed my years at stratford and looking back i'm glad that i was able to attend such a great school
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2006

Great academic quality, especially in the AP classes Extracurricular is great. Musicals are Broadway quality. Parents are extremely involved...lots of support
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

Stratford is a great school if you want your child to learn to be a self indulged brat. The quality of education is no higher than alot of schools. Parent involvement is excessive. Do not have your child attend here because the quality of education does not outweigh the negative message that students receive. That message is that money is what it is all about. The extracurricular activities are not about learning group involvement or participating in a particular activity to grow as an individual. They are about winning and being over the top. This creates too much stress for the students. Ask any parent that has a child here and if they are honest they will tell you the same
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2006

Stratford used to be an incredible school but has lost several very fine teachers and this year has been hit very hard with kids from the Katrina flood, bringing in many very very low level students, which has brought significantly more trouble, increased security, increased rules, and brought down the quality overall of the education. It is a shame to see the negative impact that these kids have made on the school in such a short period of time. We are looking to move next year because of the changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2005

Excellent parent involvement. High teacher turnover, but the quality of long time teacher is excellent. The extracurricular programs are the best in the city - orchestra and athletics are especially good.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 10, 2005

Stratford is an above average school with average academic progams, above average extra curricular activities and good parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2005

I am a former student of stratford and stratford has great teachers and staff. Stratford also has a good athletic program. In all stratford is a good school but needs more strict rules.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 20, 2005

Excellent school with a long tradition of excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2005

Stratford is an above average school. Teachers are OK. It's extracurricular activities are slightly above average and the parent involvement is there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2005

I went to high school here. It was a great school that allows the student to make the most of their education if they so choose. It prepared me to achieve National Merit Finalist status and a full scholarship to UT Austin...
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 31, 2005

Both of my children attended Stratford. The education received by my college-age child was excellent preparation for college. The preparation of SBISD shows in excellent work in the home schoolwork. Great teachers and programs; poor safety, discipline & leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

Alcohol and drug abuse is prevalent in Stratford, but so it is in many other schools in the same standing as Stratford. At least 98% of the students end up entering some sort of higher institution (according to the class of 2003). I don't know if drugs is sold everywhere on campus since I never ran into any (thought I did run into people who were stoned), but alchohol abuse is evident in high school partly because they are easily supplied with it through the parent's liquor cabinets. Most of the evident alchohol abuse is punished lightly (matters how many connections you have) especially among higher middle class. Most 'scoundrels' (lower middle) are sent off to 'special' schools so not to tarnish the school's image. I did well though.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 11, 2005

Stratford is overall a great school if you make it great. There's a variety of students from different parts of the globe, their are many classes to choose from, and your child can get far if motivated. Stratford offers AP courses and has been noted for having many students move onto notable schools: from a couple in Rice or Yale to thirty in UT, Texas A&M, and UH. The class size is currently very large due to school location changes. My kids have done pretty well in the AP classes and kept me tied up with their extracurriculars. Drugs and alchohol did worry me, but though my children told me of such inidents they never really went into such things. The academic programs (theatre, debate, HOSA, newspaper, etc.) are excellent and the faculty is well experienced and very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2004

I am a Stratford graduate and both of my children attend or have attended the school. I feel that the school has declined somewhat over the years but still provides opportunities for the very motivated. Drugs have always been present on campus and there seems to be very little that is done about it. I would still recommend this high school over the others in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2004

My children have done well academically in this school - my eldest was very well-prepared for college. The GT program provided a challenge that proved worthwhile. My younger gets good grades but is bored, napping through classes but maintaining an A/B average. The kids say that 90-95 percent of the kids have tried or regularly use mind-altering chemicals (alchohol and drugs). Drugs are sold in the parking lots, in the bathrooms and hallways. When meetings were requested with the grade-level principal, no response was received. My child should be able to attend a school safe from drugs. Many of the parents seem oblivious to their children's drug usage (as I was when mine used) and to the issue -failing to express their displeasure to the administration. Are we concerned about property values more than our children?
—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.

491 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

492 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

471 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

467 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

464 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

461 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

474 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

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 Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American91%
Asian96%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
Black or African American78%
Asian98%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American89%
Asian98%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Special education94%
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 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.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%
Algebra II

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

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
87%
Biology I

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

577 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
91%
English I Reading

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

596 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%
English I Writing

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

635 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%
English II Reading

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

442 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

440 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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.

435 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%
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.

591 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%
World History

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

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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 Students75%
Female79%
Male72%
Black or African American61%
Asian86%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education50%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black or African American78%
Asian97%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education73%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented99%
Not Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students78%
Female82%
Male75%
Black or African American63%
Asian67%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education23%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students61%
Female68%
Male56%
Black or African American32%
Asian58%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education13%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Black or African American77%
Asian86%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education67%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
Black or African American28%
Asian70%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education40%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted61%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education83%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students90%
Female85%
Male98%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted90%

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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black or African American68%
Asian92%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education43%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students83%
Female82%
Male85%
Black or African American58%
Asian91%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education73%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted81%
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
White 50% 29%
Hispanic 29% 52%
Black 11% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 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) 4%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Spring Forest Middle School
Memorial Middle School
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 14% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 77% (2012)
Percentage of students going to the military 1% (2012)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 1% (2012)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 7% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Texas at Austin
Texas A & M University
University of Houston
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Newsweek Magazine Rankings - #168 Nationally (2010)
  • ACT College Readiness Award (2010)
  • US News & World Report #45 in Texas (2011)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • State Farm Good Neighbor Award (2010)
  • State Farm Good Neighbor Award (2009)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Engineering
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Dance club: Steppers
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Marching band
  • Step team
  • Student newspaper
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish, French, german

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Step team

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • Forensics club
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • CHRISTOPHER JUNTTI
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (281) 251-3420

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Science
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Business management
  • Culinary
  • Engineering

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Water polo
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Dance club: Steppers
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Foreign language club: Spanish, French, german
  • Forensics club
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Game club
  • Marching band
  • Math club
  • Model UN
  • National Honor Society
  • Ping pong
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Step team
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer time after school
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Texas at Austin
Texas A & M University
University of Houston
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 14%
4 year college - 77%
Military - 1%
Vocational - 1%
Workforce - 7%
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14555 Fern Street
Houston, TX 77079
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Phone: (713) 251-3400

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