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Harmony Science Academy - Houston

Charter | 6-12 | 556 students

 

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Posted January 20, 2014

My son had a bitter experience when he was In the Kindergarden!!! He used to get hit by the other student in front of his teacher who had no experience at all. In addition, the school was so small,boring, and lack activity that should instill inquisitiveness inside the student, so i moved my baby from the school that supposed to be better than HISD. Do not register your babies in it .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

I am an educator and I find it my responsibility to warn prospective parents about this school. This school is not free. It is funded by Fethullah Gulen. Please do a search about Harmony and Fethullah Gulen. How can I be so sure? Because I was one their best students. I went to their tutoring schools (all independent on the surface) in Turkey. I did very well in the national university entrance exams and they tried to convince me to join the army and become their informant. Because my family was secular, they thought my ties to them could not be traced. Why do you think the teachers are so dedicated for so little money? They are soldiers of Gulen who is taking over Turkey as of today.


Posted June 10, 2013

I DON'T AGREE WITH THE LAST REVIEW SUBMITTED IN APRIL 2013, "TEACHER QUALITY IS GETTING BETTER" F-A-L-S-E, THEY NEED TO HIRE TEACHERS WHO CAN ENUNCIATE PROPERLY, HOW CAN A STUDENT UNDERSTAND A DIFFICULT SUBJECT WHEN THE TEACHER CANNOT ARTICULATE PROPERLY??? ALSO MY SON HAD A KID IN HIS CLASS THAT WAS BULLYING HIM THROUGH OUT THE SCHOOL YEAR, TIME AFTER TIME THE DEAN OF DISCIPLINE WOULD SPEAK TO HIM AND MY SON WOULD FILL OUT AN "INCIDENT REPORT", AS THEY CALL IT. MUCH TO MY SURPRISE WHEN AWARDS DAY CAME, I WAS BAFFLED TO SEE THEY HAD GIVEN THIS KID A CERTIFICATE FOR GOOD CITIZENSHIP, WHY?, DOES BULLYING A STUDENT CONSTITUE AS GOOD CITIZENSHIP? I WILL BE SO HAPPY WHEN THEY DO PASS A LAW FOR BULLYING BUT NOT ONLY SHOULD THE PARENTS BE FINED BUT THE SCHOOL OFFICIALS AS WELL!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2013

I see a progress every year, Teacher quality is getting better. Much better than ISDs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2012

This school is supposed to be a *science* academy, but the majority of their science teachers are inexperienced and cannot speak English properly. The select few who can apparently take maternity leave just before AP exams, leaving her students with a random substitute. Teachers who cannot get their maternity leave in the middle of the year at other schools, come to teach at HSA Houston.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2012

I'm actually a former student of Harmony Science in San Antonio. Long story short-- it's terrible!!! The teachers are sexist, they helped a boy in my class with a smile on there face, and when I asked them a question, they looked at me with a blank stare and as if I was nothing and just nodded. Well thanks! Idk if Houston's the same way, but I'd rather stay on the safe side!


Posted September 22, 2012

im a student at hsa garland, expect to work hard, and get used to people speaking other languages such as turkish and arabic around you, because this school is where they come to gather,some of the turkish teachers are sexiest such as mr.gunduz the engineering teacher and mr semim-and prepare 2 pull out your wallets everything cost money


Posted July 21, 2011

the school, is TO SMALL, FALLING APART, THE TEACHERS FROM TURKY , U CAN BARLEY UNDERSTAND, THEY A SUPER STICT,they gave me detenion for not tuking in my shirt!!!, THEY ASK FO MONEY ALL THE TIME, trust me if u want to have a good gpa, and PASS do not go to this school! WASTE OF TIME, MONEY, AND YOUR LIFE!


Posted October 8, 2010

My children attend Harmony Nature Science in Dallas, TX. This school is awesome! Exactly what I was looking for. I am so excited my kids got in here couldn't be more pleased. Oh and the school itself is absolutely gorgeous. Marble floors when entering sleek leather sofas and all of the technology you could imagine. This is a brand new location but I am excited about with the future holds. Finally a great school with discipline and education. Very well educated teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2010

I am currently employed at HSA in El Paso, Texas. For the past three years I've had great pleasure of working with the best Teachers & Administrators. HSA has a strong focus on education & dicipline and is highly recommeded by me for any parent to visit and tour our school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 7, 2010

This school is quite good, they're really serious when it comes to education. Except the fact that the school is way to small for 6 grades. They need to separate the middle and high schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2009

i like the school except the part that the school has a lot of detenition
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2008

Well, so far two of my chldren enroll in Houston location . They are in 1st and second grade. And so far with my opion they are great school with displine as well organization than public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

This school seems focused on competitions and winning prizes and bringing laurels to HSA at the detriment of the students' studies . I am disappointed and disenchanted. I might withdraw my daughter soon. They seem confused about the grading system. Just focused on TAKS and other tests and be seen as an examplary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

I absolutely love this school. They teach you how to learn things one grade above you and teach you advanced subjects that you wouldn't learn in other schools. Great school, great teachers, great learning - Marc Rinosa 7th Grade Harmony Science Academy 7A
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2007

A great school: small classes, dedicated teachers, a diverse school population, friendly and accessible staff where every one seems to know each other. A school focussed on excellence and getting the best out of students. Xenophobic people who dislike people with accent, please keep away! I trust this school with my girl and believe that she would get a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2007

Harmony does not center it's goals on a well-rounded student, but focuses mainly on TAKS scores and 'Gifted and Talented' students. Music and art are the only subjects offered for extracurricular classes and they are mandatory and minimal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2007

My daughter studied in this school for four years. They have a safety environment and good teachers. Excellent School, I highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2007

it has god leardship an great teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

Good school, Small envoirment
—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 84% in 2011.

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
72%
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.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

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.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

2011

 
 
n/a

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

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

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

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%
Algebra II

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%
English I Writing

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%
English II Reading

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

152 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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
97%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%
World History

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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

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Math

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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

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Math

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Writing

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Whiten/a
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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
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 Students94%
Female100%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Black or African American63%
Asian88%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female79%
Male85%
Black or African American70%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female68%
Male93%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
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 Students92%
Female90%
Male96%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students93%
Female90%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asian94%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Black or African American93%
Asian95%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students83%
Female84%
Male83%
Black or African American93%
Asian85%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students60%
Female62%
Male57%
Black or African American63%
Asian80%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black or African American90%
Asian85%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students66%
Female70%
Male63%
Black or African American54%
Asian80%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
Black or African American71%
Asian91%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted75%

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Black or African American89%
Asian89%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
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 Students93%
Female89%
Male97%
Black or African American92%
Asian94%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students85%
Female81%
Male89%
Black or African American85%
Asian70%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
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%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian97%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian97%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 33% 50%
Black 24% 13%
Asian 21% 3%
White 19% 31%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • YALCIN AKYILDIZ
Fax number
  • (713) 729-6600

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5435 S Braeswood Blvd.
Houston, TX 77096
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Phone: (713) 729-4400

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