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Westchester Academy For Internatio

Charter | 6-12 | 936 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

My daughter seems very happy with the overall experience of her 6th and now 7th grade years. She thrives in classsrooms in which she is required to think beyond the regular curriculum. She is most happy with her Science and Math curriculum because the teachers set very high standards. My wish is to see a stronger emphasis on writing, since it is critical at every level of higher education. It is necessary for teachers to prepare the students early by systematically teaching all types of writing (expository, narrative, creative, non-fictional, etc...so that they are not overwhelmed as they approach high school years. They are taught basic editing skills, however, I would like students to be taught how to make a weak writing piece stronger by the use of (e.g. supportive facts, descriptive words, quotes, presenting ideas in an order that builds the piece, etc...)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2012

What to say about my loving school, WAIS? The students are very diverse (I have black, white, Asian, Hispanic friends), the teachers are way cool (Except some one the middle school ones), and they classes are challenging but fun. I have learned so much my 4 years there. But, sometimes everyone there wishes they could move to a regular school. It does feel different, because we have no sports or band/orchestra, but we don't because that would mean leaving the amazing and crazy people we interact with everyday. There are some crazy rules, like homework hall, but all you have to do is do your homework, and everything will be alright for you. We also have the IB program, which is super difficult, but is great practice for college. Over all, WAIS is great school and I hope you take in my review before you consider not attending.


Posted June 1, 2012

Hi everyone, I visited the school for contract work with computers and I met the staff, and all I have to say is that it is by far a top notch school with excellent teachers. As soon as I arrived I had to work quickly but as I visited each classroom I had a conversation with every teacher wishing that I had this education in the past. The classrooms are not cluttered, and it looks like the student gets the proper attention they need. The science classroom with robotics have excellent Mac computers with media classes as well, which is great because its diverse and children can learn and build things I never had the opportunity to do. If I had children I would put them in this school, I don't need a fancy school with a fountain in the middle, but I do want my children to have teachers that will be a part of their lives to remember that they enabled themselves into learning and not forced into learning. I like the atmosphere in this school and I know you will to, please consider having your children the best education possible in this tough economy because if you don't do anything about it then your risking your child's future.


Posted October 9, 2010

The teachers really care!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 15, 2010

The teachers and leaders really care- they challenge all students to take advanced courses even if a kid is not GT. Students are happy here- and my kids like going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

The multiculturalism that is the dominant theme of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2010

From a kid like me and everyone else who attends WAIS thinks that this is a school is: 1. Homework Hall which is a punishment to kids if they forget to do the homework or get a questions on the homework it's automatically a homework hall, 3. Saturday detentions which follows with the homework hall, if you miss a homework hall then you have a saturday detention even if you went to the doctors. 4. The principles treat you with no respect and the councilors do not believe you at all if you need to say something important along with the principles. 5.WAIS has been taking out the electives that kids go to school for and love, kids want to express themselves without getting in trouble by their teachers. I hope you consider thinking about my comments there is much more but i can't write all so this is it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

I find that the students can be themselves and not waste time trying to impress others. Relaxed atmosphere, yet demanding courses. Very serious about academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2007

When it comes down to it, you can make a child go to school, but you can't force them to learn. Many people complain about Westchester, but Westchester is the kind of school that requires their students to actually make an effort to do well. Unfortunately, many students prefer to coast on through without making the good grades. I will be a Junior and will be taking a mix of IB and AP classes (Advanced Placement & International Baccaluareate.) This is a good school because the teachers actually make an effort, and it's an interesting school because we have programs that few other schools do, and many students actually go forward with those programs. Students who complain should keep in mind they chose to go to Westchester.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2007

I am a parent at wais this is one of the best schools in sbisd I am very happy with the teachers and the principals .they really care about all the children if it was not for this school I would move out of district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

My child attends this school. In elementary school she had been in resource classes. Here with smaller classes and more hands on learning she has blossomed and excelled beyond my wildest expectations. This is not a school for everyone. It is a small school so you cannot just blend in and not be noticed. Your every success, failure, and faux pas are noticed and commented upon. Our first year was much better than our second, but the second was still years ahead of the poor-performing elementary school attended by my kid. The focus here is more academic and the teachers seem to really care and want to make a difference for all the kids. That is the best thing about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2006

We have moved here from Europe, and this is our first meeting with US School system. It's difficult to compare, but here's my opinion: Middel school: good teachers but too little homework, I think. Learning would have been easier with more homework. High chool: good teachers, enough homework. Few sports activities available - focus on the academic part of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2005

This is an awesome school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2005

Good school with a lot of future. Teacher vs student good relationship. Improving everyday. Now just selected to offer the international baccalaureate program. That is wonderful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2005

This school has an academic focus. All the middle school classes are Pre-advanced placement and beginning in Fall 2005 will also be Pre- International Bacculaureate. (The high school classes are now part of the International Bacculaureate program.) The middle school does not have on level or below level classes or even a content mastery program. Students need to attend their own home school for those programs. The extra-curricular activities tend to be more academic. There is competitive fencing and lacrosse, a dance team and then various club sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

This is an awesome school. I love coming to this school. My high school and middle school years have been the best. There is no better way to get an education like this school.So fast and a very wonderful way to learn. There is so many oppertunities here in which you can chose from. You would feel as family all together having a great time with your friends and your teachers as well.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2004

I am not a parent, I am a student. I have been attending Westchester since I was in the 6th grde now being in 10th I realize how good it is to be at this school with such a small environment. This year we are a bit crowded only becuase we are combining this school with Stratford because of the brick problem. This school is great, good education and a good atmosphere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2004

Grades are inflated. Parents/students are slow to complain because transcripts to colleges look great. WAIS doesn't have a charter that meets Texas/SBISD legal requirements for a district charter campus (would exempt teachers from State-mandated certification requirements, among other things, if it were valid). Top SBISD administration is aware and admits that; yet despite a valid, signed charter, SBISD continues to advertise itself as a 'charter school.' TAAS/TAKS/AP scores speak for themselves, especially at the upper grade levels. No decent chemistry/physics labs/No_Bunsen_burners. Students readily describe chemicals on shelves in honors chemistry classes as 'for show-never used.' WAIS declines request for release of end-of-course passing/mastery rates for 2000-2001 State-mandated exams in U. S. History/English. Mean/avg SATs for 2002-2003 & 2003-2004 WAIS seniors are unavailable. WAIS has never had a National Merit Finalist/Semi-finalist/Commended scholar. Motivated students here take critical math/science classes at Stratford and coast on the rest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2004

I am a parent and I feel that if school has benefited my oldes son and I am sending my youngest. If my children were not in charter schools program than I would move out of the district. I can communicate on a regular basis with anyone in the school (ie. teacher, nurse, counselors, office staff). I only have two issues and that is transportation for after school required activities such as play prep and practice and allowing certain sports and not others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Im not a parent nor a teacher, but a student, and I wanted to say that this school is the best in the whole SpringBranch district, and that SpringBrach is the best Community!!!


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

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 84% in 2011.

135 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

135 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2011.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

127 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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 89% in 2011.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

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 91% in 2011.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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 71% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

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

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%
Algebra II

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
80%
English I Reading

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%
English I Writing

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

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%
English II Reading

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
93%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
83%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%
World History

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Female84%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students85%
Female86%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingual100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented91%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingual89%

Math

All Students95%
Female90%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted94%
Bilingual100%

Writing

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Black or African American83%
Asian89%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingual78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students92%
Female95%
Male90%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Math

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
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female65%
Male84%
Black or African American100%
Asian88%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education83%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students72%
Female77%
Male68%
Black or African American80%
Asian73%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education40%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students81%
Female90%
Male73%
Black or African American60%
Asian92%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education67%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented89%
Not Gifted78%
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 Students96%
Female93%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students94%
Female92%
Male97%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students89%
Female84%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education83%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 65% 52%
White 22% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Black 4% 13%
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) 7%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • JENNIFER COLLIER
Fax number
  • (713) 251-1815

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Lacrosse
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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901 Yorkchester Drive
Houston, TX 77079
Phone: (713) 251-1800

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