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Nimitz High School

Public | 9-12 | 2428 students

 

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Posted January 6, 2005

I attended Nimitz High School myself and I have to say that the involvement of the student body is enormous. Most of the students that have attended Nimitz in the past would agree that the teachers and faculty do as much as they can to be involved in the student's lives. They want[ed] us to succeed in life and they know that they are a big part of that. The teacher that runs the community service club is fantastic, everything that she has is put into her career. She keeps students wanting to come back and volunteer their time some more. The other Irving ISD schools have teachers that may come close to this, but do not quite reach the criteria. She is just one example of all the fine teachers that are on campus at Chester W. Nimitz High School in Irving, Texas. God Bless Nimitz!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 3, 2004

They seem to be interested in the way kids dress at this school instead of teaching. I have talked to parents at the other Irving High Schools and they don't seem to focus on dress. Another thing the 10th grade Vice Principal doesn't have time to return phone calls or talk to the students that she is in charge of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2004

I am a graduate of Nimitz. For residents of IISD, Nimitz is the best school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2004

Nimitz needs a new leader. The administration is looking for the easy way out and not for what is in the best interest of it's students. Schedule changes take an act of Congress and it shouldn't be hard to tell when a student and teacher are not benefiting from a class by the grades earned or issued. All of my dealings with the administration have been horrendous. I graduated from Nimitz and my parents never had the problems I have encountered with my teen. I now understand why so many parents have moved their teens to Irving High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2004

I am a Viking Alumni and just want to let everyone that Nimitz is such an awesome school. The teaching and the atmosphere are a one of a kind experience. If I were given the chance to do high school all over again, I would do it with a quickness as long as it was back at Nimitz!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 17, 2003

I am a graduate of Nimitz, and I think that it is one of the best schools in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. I graduated in 1991. Most of the teachers I had were wonderful. The school spirit was tremendous. There wasn't really a problem with gangs and stuff like that. We were all just one big happy family!! My son just started kindergarden at J.O. Davis this year, but I am hoping that when he is ready for high school, that he will be able to go to Nimitz.


Posted August 26, 2003

I loved this school for many years that I continue to follow up with all the programs. I've been out of school for many years and continue to see former students achieving great goals that faculty and staff have help[ed] to inspire. Go Vikings class of 2004.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

678 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

674 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

485 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

487 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

483 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

482 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

424 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Black or African American79%
Asian90%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)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.

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.

533 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
61%
Algebra II

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

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
97%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
96%
English I Reading

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

768 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
49%
English I Writing

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

782 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
43%
English II Reading

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

444 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
100%
English II Writing

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

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
95%
English III Reading

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
95%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
53%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

761 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
76%
World History

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

488 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

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 Students40%
Female40%
Male41%
Black or African American38%
Asian17%
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special education18%
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant40%
Gifted/talented71%
Not Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students98%
Female99%
Male95%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education36%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students71%
Female73%
Male70%
Black or African American71%
Asian85%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education50%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students44%
Female50%
Male38%
Black or African American43%
Asian38%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Special education10%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%
Gifted/talented91%
Not Gifted43%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students33%
Female37%
Male30%
Black or African American35%
Asian50%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special education3%
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)12%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant33%
Gifted/talented73%
Not Gifted32%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
Black or African American56%
Asian100%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education30%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students46%
Female49%
Male43%
Black or African American33%
Asian75%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education10%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)12%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%
Gifted/talented74%
Not Gifted41%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Students90%
Female87%
Male95%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented91%
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students81%
Female80%
Male81%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education62%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
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 Students62%
Female60%
Male64%
Black or African American51%
Asian79%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education11%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)34%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students56%
Female51%
Male60%
Black or African American53%
Asian82%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education14%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talented88%
Not Gifted51%
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 75% 52%
White 14% 29%
Black 7% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 17%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 9%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • ROCCI MALONE
Fax number
  • (972) 273-8610

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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