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Stratford High School

Public | 9-12 | 2010 students

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Posted May 25, 2014

Stratford High School is an excellent school, as long as you're in the AP/GT track. In the Gifted and Talented and AP programs I've been exposed to great teachers who have inspired me to major in Secondary Education. The student culture, while not as toxic as, say, Memorial High, is very biased in favoring classically pretty rich white kids, who tend to fill the upper level classes, and against basically everyone else, who either find themselves pushed out by their peers or not challenged by their teachers to achieve. Most of the great teachers end up teaching AP and GT classes, leaving the awful teachers that just need to retire to teach the academic level classes. The fine arts program at Stratford is by far the best in the district. All three theatre directors are well liked and respected, as are most of the directors in the other arts programs. All four fine arts consistently excel in contests, earning the highest possible rankings at UIL and winning city and state wide honors with the annual all-school musical (featuring a live student orchestra) and other performances/concerts. Each program has been life-changing for many, and most consider their art to be their family.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2014

I moved my family here from Oregon in 2007. We lived in a suburb with excellent schools. They were all considerably smaller than the ones my kids have attended here in Texas. We lived in The Woodlands for two years. The schools have great kids, but they were very overcrowded and the pretentious nature of the high school did not suit my West Coast kids very well. We moved into the west part of Memorial and I am so glad my son had his last two years at Stratford. The demographics are quite mixed and I think that is the reason the school is a bit more ego-constrained than The Woodlands High. And, by taking AP classes, my son was totally prepared for the academics of college. School activities are terrific. There are students here who come from problematic demographics and, sadly, are probably destined for underachievement. But, from what I've seen, students who want a great education will get it at Stratford if they put forth the required effort. Excellent academics and extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

I am an Stratford alumnus (2010) and the child of a former SBISD educator, so I hear a lot of the inside goings of this failing district, primarily only focusing on this new STARR exam to get out of the hole. I have since Texas for college & visited briefly over the holidays, & it hit me that this school, as well as the area & SBISD, is extremely overrated. There is a mild separatism in student expectations, unchallenging academic classes primarily with minority students and pointlessly overworked, undertaught AP classes filled with the primarily white students who have grown up in the area. Some teachers were fine & really inspired me to purse my current field but others were basically bullies & felt threatened by any unconventional views. It's socially stressful for those who did not grow up in the surrounding suburbs with, dare I say it? Money. The only good part was I motivated MYSELF to take options (AP, DC) that accelerated my college career, and glad those options were available, but I felt little push from the administration itself to, ESPECIALLY as a minority student. SBISD is going down the drain, but the McMansions are starting from half a million.


Posted June 4, 2013

Stratford is a good school that over the past few years has lost a bit of its luster, making it slightly above average rather than excellent overall. Unfortunately, many of the faculty -- and some parents and alumni -- stubbornly remain living in a reality that is a few years' past. There are some excellent teachers at Stratford, but they are, sadly, fewer and further between. Socially, it can be difficult to assimilate successfully if you are not adept at and comfortable with "social climbing." That said, the contained size of the school and AP classes still manage to equip a good amount of students for even the most rigorous college work, and I would compare Stratford favorably with all but a handful of Houston schools. Aside, we have had two students -- one past and one present -- through the school, and both have had items stolen from their backpacks. While faculty consistently maintain the attitude that thefts and problems are rare, it seems unusual to have thefts happen to two children in the same family. The school is a mixed bag that puts already disciplined children on a high trajectory.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2013

Hello, I normally do not write reviews but I feel this one is important. My family moved to Houston from Indianapolis, IN in August of 2012. My daughter was use to attending a medium size school with a great academic program. We moved to Houston because of job opportunities and the cost of living was very reasonable. I was worried about finding a great high school for my daughter since she was on the honor roll at her previous school and I did not want her education to suffer. I saw an article in Newsweek listing Stratford High School as one of the America s Best High Schools in 2011 and kept that school in mind. So far the school has been a joy. My daughter has great teachers and I am amazed at how much attention is given to each child. The Principal is a great man and has children attending the school as well. He is very active in school events. When my daughter went on a trip to Disney, the Principal attended along with teachers to supervise. There is a lot of after and before school tutoring offered to ensure your child meet educational goals. I simply love the school and the parents and students have been extremely welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2013

My son had a teacher bully him at Spring Forest Middle School. They have some teachers that just do not care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2013

I am a former student of SHS and I have to say this school was awesome. I loved going here, and the teachers cared about their students, and their needs. I went on to the military , and now in college. I actually still miss my times at Stratford, I felt at home there. So if you plan on sending your kids to SHS i would say they would have a good experience, and learning for the real world.


Posted November 12, 2012

Our daughter was a transfer student from Memorial High School - she LOVED Stratford! She is now a freshman and was accepted to her first choice college, WITH the dual college credit program offered, she entered college as a sophomore, saving us an ENTIRE YEAR of college expenses ($50K for out of state). Principals and teachers were VERY responsive and on top of things. There is diversity, no doubt, but not unlike the real world we live in every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2012

Stratford is a mediocre, overcrowded high school located in Spring Branch ISD. While saying the right things in public, the principal and administration are really much too busy dealing with the low performing students, discipline, and transfer students to care much about the students, they say they care about. Teacher quality is marginal at best - students have a 50/50 shot at getting a good, sometimes great teacher, and a horrible teacher who needs to retire. Essentially, parents work very hard to keep the school running - working very hard on Booster Activities and Student Programming, while the classes are overcrowded (35-40 kids in some classes), students don't have enough textbooks (PreCal this year), and Mr. Juntti still accepts gobs of transfer students. Stratford has been an extreme disappointment to us - and the administration shows again and again that they just don't care for students, but prefer to gloss over anything as they are just too busy repairing AC systems and redesigning Spartan logos. It has been a really a huge academic disappointment as well - some teachers should retire - and instead pretend to "teach" classes without ever teaching anything to the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2012

Mr. Juntti and the rest of the teachers and counselors have worked very hard the past few years improving the atmosphere surrounding the academic and social activities at Stratford. Our first child graduated in 2005 and we now have a child who will graduate in 2014. The students get as much out of the school as they and their parents are willing to put into it. If you study hard and participate in school activites you will be happy and will succeed. Would recommend Stratford to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2012

I am a sophomore at Stratford. I came from a private school and was really worried about making friends and going to a much bigger school. I can honestly say I love this school!! The teachers are pretty fair to everyone. The classes are tough, but you can get help. Mostly, I love all the clubs and organizations.. Something for everybody!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2012

My daughter is graduating from Stratford this year, and as a parent, I cannot imagine what Stratford could have done to make my daughter's high school experience any better. The teachers are excellent, and the leadership from Mr. Juntti and his assistant principals has been first rate. The school is focused on students and student success, and I highly recommend Stratford.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2012

I am reading the reviews and I can only say: There are experiences and experiences... In my case, I have a Sophomore and a Senior this year. My senior use to go to a very prestigious private school and on his Junior year, he went to Stratford for family reasons. His very first opinion after a month was: Is as hard as the other school.. I can say (because I have talking with the teachers) that not all of them are fully committed with helping the kids to learn and to perform, but I have to say that the majority of the teachers are doing their best effort. Every time I asked for help I got a quick answer and recommendations. Every time, I fell they knew my kids and what the problem was. If they were wrong was not easy to handle but we solve it. Nothing is perfect but I am 100% convinced that in this High School they try really hard to put our students first and then everything else. For me, that is the most important thing. My youngest is going to 8th grade and then to Stratford. He was invited to go to a private school by the school due to his grades and we decided to stay in Stratford. is Diverse, good, no tolerance for bullying and with a very high standard academically speaking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2012

We transferred into Stratford from HISD, and could not be more pleased. Our child has excelled in both the classroom as well as athletically, not to mention socially. Mr. Junti does an excellent job of communicating his expectations to both the students and parents, and it seems that the teaching staff respects his leadership. Our youngest will be entering this fall, and we are both very excited to watch him grow with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2012

Stratford High School has educated all three of my kids. All three look back with fond memories of their years spent at SHS. Stratford works hard to get students involved and this helps to build confidence and pride. The theater department is outstanding, as well as the choir and the athletic programs. Mr. Fore is one of the counselors, and he is OUTSTANDING! He worked tirelessly for all the students. You can't find a better role model. Mr. Junti, your principal, works hard to make this school special. He values parents and student opinions. I hope SHS continues down this path for many years to come. Our community benefits from this amazing school. I feel blessed to have had my most precious possessions educated at Stratford.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2012

Fights, classrooms out of control, students doing what they want, when they want in on level classes. Maybe AP classes better. I feel sorry for the teachers that are their to teach and the students that are their to learn. Not an ideal atmosphere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2012

We moved to Spring Branch ISD because of what we were told about the schools. My son is a 10th grader at Stratford and has had the worst experience. He had a teacher consistantly bully him and I could not get anyone to even investigate it! I could not even get him moved to another class because of some unwritten school policy about changing classes mid season. I believe the school has totally lost focus on what there role is and that is teaching, modeling, and molding our future adults. We are looking at private for next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2011

As a parent, I am very disappointed with what stratford high school has become. Years ago, this school was respected for having students walk through its doors and recieve a quality education from the schools caring and concerned teachers, but now, it has degraded and become a mediocre school in the spring branch isd. My son went to spring woods high school (not a very good academic school) for his freshman year, but during his sophmore year, i transferred him to stratford hoping he could go to a better academic school. i immediately realized the terrible mistake i had made. the teachers were lazy and did not help my son with ANYTHING and soon, my son had dropped down from the ap classes to the academic classes, just like the other 45% at this absurd school. and what makes it worse was that he was bullied the entire time he was there! The only sense of leadership at this school is taken just to put on a college application, nothing else. Please, do not send your child here. Stratford is only acedemically accepted, making it equal to spring woods and northbrook. WIth much anger and disappointment in my heart, i withdrew my son in a mere 4 months and returned him to a better school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2011

My oldest daughter is a Stratford graduat. My youngest is now a student at Stratford. The greatest change I have seen is the disconnect between teachers and students. Previously, I was a huge fan of the high school, but today, I am questioning many of their practices. AP and PAP students are being killed by massive amounts of homework while academic students have very little. Teachers hold their students to a higher level of accountability than they offer themselves in regard to meeting deadlines. Students are given review questions for tests that do not prepare them for the actual tests. The PAP Geometry classes had 1/3 of their students drop to academic geometry in just the first 8 weeks. These were students who were recommended by their middle schools, yet students were not set up for success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2011

I believe that stratford high school is a good school but not a school that deserves the highest of praise and recognition. The faculty and school, itself, are very nice but other than that, stratford high school gets to much respect and hype than it really deserves. The school is still only "academically acceptable" by state and district standards and although they say they are a different school and tout their "spartan america" pride, they really are not that different from the other schools in the district, such as spring woods and northbrook. If you are planning to send your son/daughter/family member to the school because you believe he/she would be thoroughly educated, remember, stratford high school is more talk than reality. Just because you hear that the school was one of the top schools in the U.S. , it does not mean your child will be successful. It is the equivalent of schools such as northbrook and spring woods, just an abnormal amount of praise and recognition. Overall, the schools was very disappoiniting for me.
—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 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.

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n/a

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n/a
English III Writing

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

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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
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-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
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-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
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-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
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-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
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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Migrantn/a
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English III Writing

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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
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-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
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-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: CRDC, 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

Don't understand these terms?
  • 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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