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Houston Can Academy Charter School

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Posted November 4, 2008

The staff is very supportive and tries hard to ensure that every cild can learn. Many of the issues that Houston Can facesi s the lack of control from the studnets' home situation. Many parents view the school as a 'fix all' place and that is possible. The Parent/Home/School community MUST band together to ensure quality learning and safe/structured learning environments. I have seen students come to Houston Can with no sense of hope and the staff works overtime to build them up so that the learning can take place. They have never been on the new for the lack of student management or violence or misuse of funds. It is a great place for a struggling student who is on the edge of dropping out of high school.


Posted February 25, 2008

i love my school an the teachers are very understanding and they give you one on one attention at my old school i was a c an d student and know i make all a's and b's i feel that i improved alot because it's a great school
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2008

First off, This is school is a CHARTER SCHOOL, whic means it does not take the place of a regular High School. I am a parent and I was a student of this instution at one point in time. They are there to help Needy students to graduate, not regular kids who just want to go, but teenage parents and high school drop-outs. That is the purpose for Houston Can. It does not and can not take the place a regular high school, and it is not trying to compete with it either. It is there to help and encourage those who thought that they could not achieve a high school diploma.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2007

We are new to this school but so far so good. My son seems to really like going there and his progress report is okay. I will stay on top of his progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2005

This school has poor leadership. Attendance and academic performance is a clear reflection of this. Staff turnover rate is extremely high. Yet, this school continues to employ the same administrative staff.
—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.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
13%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
28%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students75%
Female84%
Male64%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students53%
Female50%
Male57%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female95%
Male86%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education80%
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 "AEA: Academically Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "AEA: Academically Unacceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "AEA: Academically Unacceptable".

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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
23%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
45%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
12%
English I Writing

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
5%
English II Reading

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
26%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
7%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
10%
World History

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
8%
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 Students44%
Female43%
Male44%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students41%
Female39%
Male43%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education17%
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted41%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education100%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students13%
Female13%
Male13%
Black or African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education15%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English14%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted13%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students8%
Female11%
Male4%
Black or African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Special education0%
Not special education9%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English8%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted8%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students29%
Female32%
Male26%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education29%
Not special education30%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted29%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students5%
Female7%
Male3%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education6%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English6%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant5%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted5%
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 Students50%
Female58%
Male39%
Black or African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education38%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

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

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 Students30%
Female27%
Male33%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education32%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted30%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students16%
Female11%
Male24%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education18%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted16%
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
Black 62% 13%
Hispanic 36% 51%
Two or more races 1% 2%
White 1% 31%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 16%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Trenn Russell
Fax number
  • (713) 651-1493

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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