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Barbara Cardwell Career Preparator

Public | 6-12 | 430 students

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $109,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $730.

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Posted July 30, 2007

I am raising my granddaughter now. She has come from a background of jumping from one school to another and some home schooling;. I was concerned when I received custody of her. When I enrolled her in school she tested out at two grades below where she should have been. I placed her in a middle school here in Irving, and she did great. They then transferred her to Union Bower Alternative School for the program that helps her learn two grades at once so she can play catch up and be with students her own age and social level. She excelled here, and carried all A's the whole school year (and one B). She got involved in the after school programs, and brought home many of her projects. She volunteered for the schools carnivals and fund raisers.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

6 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

6 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

5 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

5 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

31 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
36%
Social Studies

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
86%
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 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 74% 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

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing 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

The state average for English Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 63% 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

Algebra I

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
42%
English I Reading

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
35%
English I Writing

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
26%
English II Reading

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
40%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
39%
World History

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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

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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

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Math

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Writing

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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

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Math

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Science

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Social Studies

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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

Algebra I

All Students30%
Female32%
Male29%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White11%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Special educationn/a
Not special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted30%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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Biology I

All Students55%
Female49%
Male62%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)32%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students65%
Female61%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students21%
Female32%
Male11%
Black or African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White11%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Special educationn/a
Not special education21%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted21%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students15%
Female26%
Male5%
Black or African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White11%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Special educationn/a
Not special education14%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted15%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students46%
Female41%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students26%
Female14%
Male46%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education24%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted24%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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Geometry

All Students54%
Female45%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

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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 Students46%
Female44%
Male48%
Black or African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students55%
Female55%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted53%
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 Students82%
Female90%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students58%
Female57%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students87%
Female86%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
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 "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "AEA: 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 79% 52%
White 10% 29%
Black 8% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 20%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Irving, TX 75061
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