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Taylor High School

Public | 9-12 | 2887 students

 

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Posted August 17, 2011

I am currently going to this school. It really frustrates me so I'm begging my parents to send me to a boarding school. This school is clean, big, has a lot of school spirit, and is better in academics than Elsik and Hastings. It's also becoming a bit ghetto. If your children will go here be prepared to spend lots of money. They will mess up your schedules and give you classes you didn't even pick. There is this one teacher who will just give you a ton of work and you won't learn a thing. He'll also intimidate you to place you in an advanced class you don't want to be in because of all the stress. This school has a few bad teachers and its very unorganized. It has a better environment then those other schools but it isn't as good as Kerr. I only liked my elective classes with my two great teachers. I cannot stay here for another two years after this year... The performing arts are great and the academics are good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2010

GREAT SCHOOL... its the cleanest school I've ever been in. Lots of friendly people and the staff is very helpful. Love the drumline; best line I've heard in houston so far
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

Taylor High School is one of the best I have two kids that attend there and they have exdeeded my expectations
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2005

My daughter graduated from Taylor high school. I have always been impressed with the admininstrative staff. The one problem I found was that some teachers were reluctant to have parent conferences to discuss student progress. It seemed that the attitude was that these children are almost adults and the parents should allow them to take care of their own grades. I totally disagree with this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2003

this school has so much school spirit and everyone is like one big happy family. great speech and debate team


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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

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

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

733 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

733 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

603 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

582 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

588 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

589 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

589 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

592 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

592 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

588 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

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

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Black or African American96%
Asian98%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black or African American85%
Asian98%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%

Science

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African American94%
Asian97%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American97%
Asian98%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
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.

592 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
80%
Algebra II

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

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

706 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

533 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.

764 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%
English I Writing

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

820 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
46%
English II Reading

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

636 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

639 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

580 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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.

732 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%
World History

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

618 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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 Students68%
Female73%
Male63%
Black or African American59%
Asian83%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education31%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African American98%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black or African American83%
Asian88%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education59%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Black or African American88%
Asian97%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education55%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students59%
Female63%
Male56%
Black or African American55%
Asian64%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education32%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students36%
Female41%
Male31%
Black or African American34%
Asian55%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special education6%
Not special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted34%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
Black or African American79%
Asian83%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education47%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)34%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students46%
Female48%
Male44%
Black or African American42%
Asian58%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education29%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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

English III Writing

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

Geometry

All Students85%
Female83%
Male87%
Black or African American83%
Asian96%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education60%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
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 Students71%
Female68%
Male74%
Black or African American66%
Asian74%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education33%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)32%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students78%
Female73%
Male82%
Black or African American73%
Asian90%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education35%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted76%
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 47% 52%
Black 36% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 11% 4%
White 3% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 11%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • MARY WILLIAMS
Fax number
  • (281) 561-7214

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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7555 Howell Sugar Land Road
Houston, TX 77083
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