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Chavez High School

Public | 9-12 | 2988 students

 

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Posted January 6, 2014

Chavez A drop out factory but back in 2006-2007 They made a change its a good school It offers a lot of school activities and programs for students There's no more gangs and fights It's a calm and everyone respects each other equally It's just a cool learning and getting early dismissal and able to leave during Lunch duty . It has a college environment preparing students to the future GIVE IT A TRY WE ARE CHAVEZ !
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 17, 2013

Parent. We moved here 3 years ago from an other town, I realy had doughts at first but let me tell you that the teachers are awsome, the r.o.t.c staff there is extra awsome, with out there helo my son could have gotten lost in the crowd, and peer pressure, beingbfrom a small town then comming into houston your child could go eaither way if not guied correctly. I couldn't tell you enough how amazing the r.o.t.c staff was to me and my son, gosh they stuck by my son like they knew us all our lives, now thats what I call love, thank you so much sgt. And major for all you have done for my son, myself and all the others yall have helped!! Keep up the good work and god bless ya'll.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

My child is currently attending Chavez, and so far i have been very pleased. The teachers are good and the principal is great. He is very supportive of the students and he is involved. I have seen him attend many functions, football games ,band , and at theater presentations.Chavez has many wonderful programs for the students,To name a few the band who won The Opus Holland Award of $25,000.00,the theater program and FFA . I .was impressed to hear that more than 900 students attended class during the 2009 Christmas break. Chavez has many wonderful programs and teachers who care and who are leading our children.I hope and pray that they will help our children succed in high school and prepare them for college and the future. Go Lobos!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

My daughter teaches art there, and loves it. It's a friendly school that serves a largely Hispanic neighborhood and treats everyone with respect.


Posted April 26, 2009

this school is going has great potential to be one of the best high schools in the city the magnet program is very good and there engineering and biomedical classes are good to!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

I would like to voice that Chavez is under staff. I have been a parent that is very much involved with my daughters education. That school has many issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2007

I am a student and I can say that Chavez isn't the school that I thought it was going to be. The dress code in my opinion is stupid and you get into trouble as quick as wearing capris to school. Although some of these things may be for safety purposes others are just down right dumb.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2006

This school has been in existence for 5 or 6 years and has already had 4 principals. It has the potential to be a great school, but there is no consistency from year to year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2005

I am a student at chavez high and I would have to say that I do enjoy the learing experence that I have so far recived at chavez high. this school is one of the places I can call home. I like the academic programs given to us and the different programs provided for us. as for the parent involvment I think that there can be more help on that. availability of the extracurricular activities in no limited to basic activities the fun we have learning different skills is wonderful to have.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2005

I know that most teachers at Chavez work their butts off. The technology is amaging. Kids have access to everything. I would love more parents to be involved. The libary is one of the best selections I have seen. The staff is helpful. Of course, it is far from perfect.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 27, 2004

The regular program needs improvement but the magnet program is fairly good. My sons SAT scores and his grades compare to bellaire and debakeys average. If the entire school was like the magent program then chavez would be in the top schools in the city.
—Submitted by a parent


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

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

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

791 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

768 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

573 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

577 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

571 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

559 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

515 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

513 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

512 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

511 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

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

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Black or African American96%
Asian85%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male86%
Black or African American73%
Asian93%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education27%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%

Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African American92%
Asian93%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education32%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

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

663 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
72%
Algebra II

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

814 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

705 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

837 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%
English I Writing

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

892 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
36%
English II Reading

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

739 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

744 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

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

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

726 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
96%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
57%
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.

871 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%
World History

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

709 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students62%
Female63%
Male61%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education23%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students95%
Female92%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Black or African American78%
Asian71%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education40%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)51%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students73%
Female76%
Male71%
Black or African American77%
Asian86%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander100%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education20%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students50%
Female56%
Male44%
Black or African American52%
Asian39%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education8%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talented90%
Not Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students30%
Female34%
Male25%
Black or African American30%
Asian35%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Special education4%
Not special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)2%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant30%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted23%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students63%
Female65%
Male62%
Black or African American64%
Asian72%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander88%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education14%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students36%
Female38%
Male35%
Black or African American27%
Asian64%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander50%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Special education0%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant36%
Gifted/talented81%
Not Gifted29%
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 Students28%
Female33%
Male23%
Black or African American29%
Asian20%
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Special education0%
Not special education29%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant28%
Gifted/talented64%
Not Gifted21%

Geometry

All Students81%
Female81%
Male82%
Black or African American76%
Asian95%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander100%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education41%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted79%
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 Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
Black or African American59%
Asian53%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education20%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students54%
Female49%
Male58%
Black or African American53%
Asian73%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander88%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education27%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talented85%
Not Gifted49%
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
Hispanic 82% 52%
Black 12% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
White 2% 29%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 10%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 11%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • RENE SANCHEZ
Fax number
  • (713) 641-7408

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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