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Posted October 10, 2009

As with any school, SHMS has it's minor aggravations, but overall it is a great school. There are teachers who have been there from the day the school opened working alongside new teachers to provide continuity and creativity to the education process. I transferred my child to attend SHMS and have been pleased with the education received. My complaints include the fact that there is not a lot of parent involvement in the school even though there is a PTA and opportunities are available and the lack of professional dress among some staff. Both things are correctable and I am sure that in time, they will be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

I think Sam Houston is a great school because the students are encouraged to make good grades and try to keep the parents envolved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2009

Some people say Sam Houston Middle School is not that good when it comes to grades, but their wrong. I am a student at Sam Houston and I do very good, i am and honor student and the teachers always help you if you need it. On some sights it says that the students don't get high test scores, but thats their decision to pass of fail. So they might not say its a good school, and i was unsure at first, but when i'd been there for a year I knew i loved that school. Now i dont want to leave!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2005

I have heard from a couple of students that they enjoy Houston Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

Academic programs are great, I like how the students are encouraged to make good grades with teacher and parent support in the school.They offer morning and afternoon tutoring to help the kids out. They have fun activities such as dances and pep rallies. Overall a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

Sam Houston can be a great school with the right people and administaters that have those kids in line. The only thing Sam Houston needs is more money. Sam needs more technology!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2004

Principal Wall is an outstanding leader. My son has gone there for 2 years now and I feel good about the environment he is in daily. I agreed at first with the school uniforms but now my husband and I are totally against them. I visit other schools in Irving and throughout the school district I do not see enforcement. I do hope the uniform requirement goes away. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2003

My son recently finished his three years at Sam Houston and I must say I was very impressed by the attention he received from the teachers there. We have had some family difficulties and my son was able to turn to his teachers for help, understanding and guidance. They took him in and help us both emotionally and financially. Without their help my son would not have been able to finish out his last year at that school. On top of all of it he also made the National Junior Honor Society and won an award for best football player. I love the school and hope to send my other three children there.


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

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

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 84% in 2011.

318 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

316 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2011.

331 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

327 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

328 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

291 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

291 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

289 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

289 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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

All Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
Black or African American74%
Asian94%
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education50%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented98%

Math

All Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
Black or African American81%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education71%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Female85%
Male84%
Black or African American85%
Asian94%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education47%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education45%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students97%
Female99%
Male95%
Black or African American97%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education93%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American94%
Asian93%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
Black or African American81%
Asian93%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education64%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students74%
Female70%
Male78%
Black or African American74%
Asian79%
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education57%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented95%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education88%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%
English I Writing

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%
English II Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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 Students61%
Female63%
Male58%
Black or African American56%
Asian56%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native60%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education39%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female65%
Male59%
Black or African American54%
Asian83%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native75%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education35%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted60%
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 Students67%
Female72%
Male62%
Black or African American61%
Asian82%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Native50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education42%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students38%
Female40%
Male35%
Black or African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native67%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Special education23%
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted37%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female69%
Male54%
Black or African American56%
Asian85%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Native38%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education8%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted56%
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 Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Black or African American83%
Asian88%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native58%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education44%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female72%
Male63%
Black or African American57%
Asian86%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Native63%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education22%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female72%
Male71%
Black or African American64%
Asian77%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native67%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education63%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students53%
Female53%
Male52%
Black or African American50%
Asian86%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education38%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted46%
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 Students98%
Female99%
Male96%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted97%
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 Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
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)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

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

English I Reading

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian80%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

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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

English II Writing

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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

English III Reading

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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%
Asian100%
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-Giftedn/a
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 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

World 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
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
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

  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 53% 50%
Black 31% 13%
White 8% 31%
Asian 5% 3%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Dionn Dahl
Fax number
  • (972) 261-2399

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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3033 W Country Club Rd
Irving, TX 75038
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