Nimitz High School

4/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
34
Grades
9-12
Students
2,409
Type
Public
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Academics
5/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


English
54%
State avg: 63%
English 2
61%
State avg: 66%
US History
96%
State avg: 94%
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5/10
College readiness
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Worth a deeper look:

This school is about the same as the state average in key measures of college and career readiness, but depending on the state, average can mean only a minority of students are ready for college and career.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
92%
State avg: 89%
AP course participation
19%
State avg: 19%
Percentage of students passing 1 or more AP exams grades 9-12
37%
State avg: 51%
1/10
Student progress

Very concerning:

Students at this school are making far less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Depending on the school's test scores, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Very low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling even farther behind their peers.

Very low progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills but that the school is not contributing to student learning as much as other schools in the state.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
Environment
Students
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Hispanic
76%
White
12%
Black
7%
Asian
3%
American Indian/Alaska Native
1%
Two or more races
1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
15 :1
State avg: 15 :1
Students per counselor
486 :1
State avg: 489 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
16%
State avg: 14%
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Neighborhood
100 West Oakdale Road
Irving, TX 75060
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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