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Hargrave High School

Public | 9-12 | 954 students

 
 

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Posted January 7, 2009

This school owns I don't know why it just does an example as most big schools have genres and are at each others throats us band people and jocks can get easily along as they are the most population of students who play WoW or Xbox live it's just incredible!Also about the school's teacher's theres about some of them who just completly reject's the students need for help and writes them up automatically for 'throwing a fit' and will not slow down their lessons so students who are struggling can actually get some help and catch up but luckily those teachers are few in numbers that us students go for the more fair and outgoing teachers!other teachers are neat and help us anyway they can and we also have laughs throughout the whole school day.we have these new students who came from kingwood and Barbers hill and they changed automatically!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2008

This is a very good small school. The teacher are engaging and really work hard. The size of the school gives a good community feel, unlike some of the larger local schools like Kingwood. The student get out of this school, exactly what they put in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

Ok any way there this is a fun shcool and every day any student cant help but to laugh but it also can be seruios as i am this is a tough shcool it has all these fun extracreicular activiteies and those in them want to pass so they can play so it is important to get thos grades up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2007

My Son has gone to only Huffman Schools and is now a Jr. This is his worst year and I really have to push him to go. The Teachers are fast paced and do not want to slow down for a student that has a question or a problem understanding. I am very involved in my son's grades and continue to have problems with homework and class work problems. Teachers take forever to reply to phone calls or emails. Same goes for the Vice Pres. Mr Murray. As far as I am concerned this school gets a low rating from me until the school can get more teachers/tutoring and transportation after school if the student needs after school tutoring. We have the highest school taxes in the area and our kids suffer. Not fair!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2006

Hargrave was a very pleasant surprise for my wife and I - it was not the 'country school' we anticipated. The school has a great disciplinary code, a small town feel, great parental involvement, and teachers who can relate to their students needs. Our son blossomed here, being involved in marching band, orchestral band, and jazz band (you will not find a better set of band directors anywhere, as well as drama (great new drama teacher as well). This school just this year moved from AAA to AAAA status; hopefully, as the school grows, it will retain the small town feel and effectiveness. The school has now outgrown its football stadium and will need very soon to build a new one. Go Falcons!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2006

I have attended this school and as it is beautiful on the outside, the inside is a mess. Although many of the teachers may try to reach the students on their level that is not what is needed. Availability of extracurricular activities was fine, as long as you could get students interested in them. I'm not a parent, just a concerned older sibling.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 19, 2006

The new school is beautiful. I'm excited to see all the ROTC equipment.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 29, 2005

The academic quality is the best it can be for the size and budget for the school. I had a great experience and was invovled in many extracurriculars and learned a lot. Parent involvement is high.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 14, 2005

Hargrave High School, though wonderfully proud of its academic programs, actually falters on many levels. To begin, the math program is incredibly poor. The department fails to prepare students for college and fails to provide students with the necessary skills to perform on standardized testing (SAT, ACT, Calculus AP tests). However, on a good note, the english department at HHS has no match in any surrounding 3A school. The AP and Pre-AP english teachers should be commended for their excellent work and their preparation of students. All other departments fall into the mediocre category with individiual teaching standing out above the rest. The extracirricular programs, most crucially, the arts, are underfunded and underappreciated. Like most Texas schools, the center is on the average football team. All in all, HHS is scarily average.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 3, 2005

I teach in a neighboring district but chose to move here for the schools. There is a 'small school' atmosphere where every student can receive the attention they need.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 13, 2005

This is a small school but the size is what makes it feel safe. Everyone pretty much knows everybody else and the teachers are friendly. The male vice principal is a nice guy as well. There are a multitude of extracurricular activities too.
—Submitted by a student


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

About these ratings

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

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

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

224 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

206 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

203 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

204 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

203 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

192 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%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education77%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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

Algebra I

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%
Algebra II

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%
English I Writing

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

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
54%
English II Reading

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

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
35%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
28%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
98%
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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%
World History

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

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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 Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education56%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education50%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education38%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students66%
Female73%
Male59%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education0%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students41%
Female47%
Male35%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special education7%
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant41%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted37%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education56%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students58%
Female71%
Male48%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education33%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted56%
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 Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education22%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
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 Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education56%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students66%
Female56%
Male73%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education38%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted64%
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
White 81% 29%
Hispanic 15% 52%
Black 2% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
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) 1%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Huffman, TX 77336
Phone: (281) 324-1845

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