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Universal Academy

Charter | PK-12 | 704 students

 

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2013:
Based on 7 ratings
2012:
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2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted October 15, 2009

My child is a kindergartner at the Coppell campus. I have 2 older children in MS East and know what elementary schools are suppose to be like. This school falls short in every way except academics. I am impressed they give the kids homework daily in kindergarten w/ nightly reading journals-first grade level reading/math. However this is not a warm school. My father attempted to pick up my child and was verbally berated for not using the crosswalk. I have been screamed/whistled at to get out of the school at a parent night when I hadn't gotten to talk to my son's teacher yet...you'd think there was a fire in the school. I as a parent was talked to like a child...no love - more drill sargeant type attitude, which comes across rude to me. I have asked to volunteer multiple times at this school and have yet to be called.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

Initially so much promise was held for Universal Academy of Coppell, however dealing with the adminsitration has been tremendously frustrating and unorganized. How extremely disappointing that a school which held so much potential has fallen short in execution. Bless Ms. Brown for her efforts to make things 'work' in the front office. Communication and organization between the Parents and Administration has been lacking. In the end the children are disadvantaged. Parents beware...
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 18, 2009

Universal Academy, Irving. This 'school' is a business. Though UA recieves Federal and State monies, there is still the need to charge the students for activities that are free at public schools; failure to pay for these activies results in non-participation. Fines for uniform violations are also considered a form of revenue generation. The number of certified teachers is alarmingly low and the 'cohorts' generally lack administrative certification. Curriculium is inconsistent as is any tpye of unified approach to implementation of scope and sequence. Teachers, especially in the elementary, do not appear to use diversification and rely heavily on yelling and threatening for classroom management. Communication, between UA and parents is poor; communication between staff and teachers is poor.


Posted July 17, 2009

Universal Academy-Coppell is a great school to attend and work at. The staff are very close and always willing to give helping hands to each other. The test scores from this past school year allowed this school to achieve an Exemplary Rating from the state. The teachers work hard and do the best that they can with little parental involvement in school activities. I would like to see the parents become involved in their child's academic success, but I do not want the parents to be overbearing and unreasonable. I would recommend this school for its academics, but we still need to work on the athletic program.


Posted July 6, 2009

Unprofessional staff, administration and policies...computers are not available for students and for some teachers, no hands-on activities in math and science. The only curriculum is test taking skills. I do not recommend this school for anyone to enroll their child or work at.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 18, 2009

My son has been going to UA- coppell since 1st grade. The school is awesome and teachers are doing the best. Talking of communication problem, the parents fail to understand that their is something called volunteer or participating in your kids school. Parents who complaint need to ask themselves how much or how many times they have participated in their kids school. Teachers sure could use some extra help. Teachers have more than 20 kids and parents to deal with that is lot of work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

Coppell campus is excellent. My daughter is in 5th grade but she is studying 6th grade and above curriculam.Every day she is doing some new challanging work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2009

I would not recommend this school to anyone. My son attends this school and the communication is horrible, the respect to parents is lacking and the CEO and the individual over the PK program are so unprofessional. After reviewing their rank, which is only a 5, my child will not return to UA next year. UA had a Tuesday meeting once a month and that is so unorganized I have yet to learn something. I recommend parents to review the test scores at this school of the past three year before putting your child here. The teachers are great, they work with what they have. Kudos to the teachers for putting up with the directors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2008

I have two children that attend UA-Irving; the only complaint I have is that parents have not taught their children how to behave and respect adults. Teachers are underpaid for what they have to deal with on a daily basis. Then you have parents that want to question what the teacher is doing in the class to their child; the question should be what is their child doing to the teachers. Universal has high expectations of the teachers and the students. Some of the students that attend UA would not last one day in an ISD school, they would get kicked out for disrupting the class. Parents are not allowed in the classroom because they are unprofessional which in return causes the unruly misbehaved student to act out. My children are excelling and exceeding expectations.


Posted April 22, 2008

My child has attended this school since age 3. The experience was great...in the beginning. Now in 3rd grade I've grown less impressed with the school. Academic program is good but communication with teachers has diminished. Administrative side is horrible. I noticed field trip permission slips noted: Funds for field trips are non-refundable. So when trips are cancelled, what happens to the money? The children earn jean day privileges through good behavior but also have to pay $1. The uniform policy now fines the children for missing uniform items ie., ties, belts, wrong shoes. I bought 3 ties and my daughter lost all of them. She's been fined $2 for a missing tie & belt. We will not return for 2008-09, I've located a public school with an excellent curriculum and results to support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2006

Universal Academy is a top-notched school! Our daughter has attended this school since pre-K and she continues to excel. This school nurtures an environment of exellence. In addition to having great teachers this school strives in self discipline. What I find the problem to be with most parents is that they allow the children to run them at home and when they come to school they aren't allowed to run-over these teachers at this school. This school demands discipline! Discipline is simply being willing and obedient to do what you are told to do! We love this school (Which includes the staff here and the curriculum.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2006

This school is going down. The high school courses are taught highly below standards. The kids rode the buses on extreme high temperature days far from school with no air conditioning. Pre-K and K-5 must be perfect kids before attending a field trip. I have been told that the Irving Campus will be remodeled, yet half of the building has no air conditioning. I have been told that since it is chartered, there are no funds. However, according to the school's federal tax return, this school receives more funding than most charter schools in the DFW area. The school has a board but the CEO and administrator (sisters) control everything. They are very unprofessional. This school appears to operate as a business, however it may soon fail.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

Universal Academy is an outstanding educational experience for children as well as the families. The academics are accelerated, and include homework as well as supplemental activities that require parental involvement in their child's education. It's exciting to see the music program improving and expanding, and the children's artwork becoming more and more refined as they grow. The main extracurricular activity which I'm most pleased with is their chess club. The children work very hard and compete in chess tournaments. Because of the strong academics, parental involvement is a necessity, which is a strong point of the school. The parents are very tight-knit and know each other. This will be my fourth year at Universal Academy, and I am still excited and thriled that our children have the opportunity to have such an outstanding education. I can highly recomment Universal Academy as a great educational institution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2006

I have three children in this school, lately I have been re-evaluating to see if my children are at the right place. A year ago, we could call the teachers after hours and find out what is wrong. Now, I barely have contact with teachers (with the exception of my 4th grader).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

Our son has completed the first semester of the first grade at Universal Academy. We are very pleased with the school and its academic program. We attend each parent meeting, because it gives us a chance to speak with his teacher and get some feed back about how he is progressing. Our son really loves the school and his teacher. This is our son's first year at Universal Academy and we plan to keep him there for the next school year. We tell everyone we know about the school. We also love the uniforms, and our son enjoy wearing his tie every day. I encourage any parents looking for a school to check out Universal Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2005

The school seems to be very strong in its academics. The students come to learn and the teachers are there to help in any to reach their goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

The teachers do not communicate effectively and professionally with the students and parents. The teachers do not follow through with what they say. Maybe a change will come and the school will get turn back around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

great staff and great policies like uniforms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

The school is great. I love the teachers and their policies. They are very involved with the students and getting them to excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2005

Universal academy has exceptional educational programs. The school could greatly benefit from more parent involvement, and also from enriching their extra-curricular activities.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
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 82% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

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 84% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

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 86% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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 85% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

31 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
85%
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 79% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
46%
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 72% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
27%
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 71% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
84%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

20 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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%
English I Writing

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
75%
English II Reading

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
65%
English II Writing

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
82%
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
78%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%
World History

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students71%
Female61%
Male80%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual55%

Math

All Students62%
Female46%
Male78%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingual50%
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 Students75%
Female73%
Male78%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual54%

Math

All Students48%
Female46%
Male52%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingual46%

Writing

All Students61%
Female71%
Male43%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingual54%
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 Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual50%

Math

All Students43%
Female37%
Male50%
Black or African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Gifted/talented75%
Non-Gifted38%
Bilingual13%

Science

All Students44%
Female23%
Male71%
Black or African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talented63%
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingual63%
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 Students49%
Female46%
Male52%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female43%
Male50%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted40%
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 Students76%
Female83%
Male64%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female50%
Male64%
Black or African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female78%
Male82%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted77%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female89%
Male79%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female89%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted94%
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 Students77%
Female80%
Male71%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students96%
Female100%
Male88%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students73%
Female79%
Male63%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students48%
Female36%
Male71%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students65%
Female67%
Male64%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted33%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
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 Students95%
Female93%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students90%
Female78%
Male100%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
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 Students92%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students92%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students92%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 69% 52%
Black 27% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
White N/A 29%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 50%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 14%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • SHERATON DUFFEY
Fax number
  • (972) 255-6122

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2616 North MacArthur Boulevard
Irving, TX 75062
Phone: (972) 255-1800

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