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Universal Academy - Flower Mound

Charter | PK-12 | 1175 students

Our school is best known for Accelerated Academics/ PBL

 
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3 stars

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Based on 6 ratings
2013:
Based on 9 ratings
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2011:
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Posted May 20, 2004

Being a charter school, teachers are able to teach the students on a much fast and advanced pace. Unfortunately, it is run without a good planning and over sight. The person who runs the school makes up rules and policies as she see fit. They are definitely anti parent s participation in the school affairs by making it difficulty for parents to voice their concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2004

I would not recommend this school. Very unprofessional administration(director). Pleasant Principals were let go by this same person. Teachers are not certified. We pulled our son out and put him in another school(private).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2004

Universal Academy is a wonderful school. It offers many things but for elementary. The high school is not well prepared and doesn't have anything at all compared to other high schools. The students are not exactly at pre-a-p statis right now. I know my son has difficulties at school and we put him in more special classes but now he's either the only kid in his class or the class is completely packed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2004

I gave the principal leadership a 2 because we have no principle. But it's not a 1 because Mrs. Blackmon fills the space of authority. I rated my teachers highly because I like my teachers and I learn alot. I rated the extracurricular activities a 2 because they do have after school acitivtes but only a very very small selection of them. Parental involvement was a 1 because I never see parents except on the only feild trip we have had. Saftey and disipline got a 2, disipline isn't what upsets me. Saftey at school has gotten steadily better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2004

This school has a revolving door that is turning at mach speed. I have never seen so much turnover at a school. This school does not have computers, so hands on technology is not taught. There are no science labs or equipment. How can you learn Chemistry or Biology without any labs??? This school has 2 drinking fountains for the entire elementary school, and students are not allowed to have a water bottle at their desk. Students are bounced back and forth between Spanish and French as if they were interchangable. Teachers routinely teach subjects in which they are not certified. Most of their secondary teachers who are certified have elementary certification. Many teachers are not certified at all. They claim to be a gifted and talented school, yet this is not reflected in anyway on the students' transcripts. Do your homework before sending your child to this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 23, 2004

Coming from Asian country we always use to worry about the school system, teaching methods, student & teacher getting in sync. But after one year all of the doubts have gone away. My daughter goes to KG. I am so glad that we selected UA at Flower Mound. Every evening I ask her what she learned in school and her answers amazes me. We like the school discipline and informative sessions between teacher and parents. Thanks a lot Universal Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2004

I can't say enough about the quality of education my child has received. I have another child who will be attending UA next year and I am thrilled that he will be offered the same opportunity to excel as my daughter has. We live in Denton - a good 20 minute drive each way - when we live in walking distance to our DISD school. This is a sacrafice we gladly give in to for the quality of education they are receiving. I admit there is some disorganization within the administrative side of the school - which is why I choose to volunteer and try and help iron out the kinks wherever I can. The teachers are available via cell phone from 7:30 to 4:30 to answer any questions I may have - unheard of in a normal school district. Thank you UA for what you do for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2004

I am so thankful that my daughter has the chance to attend Universal Academy. At first, I was a little worried bc it was pretty challenging, but she has caught up and is doing a wonderful job in her Kindergarten class! Both of her teachers are very kind and work hard to help the children understand what they are being taught. She is getting a private school education and is so smart! I am so thankful that Universal is giving her the chance to learn so much in kindergaten. Children have a high capability to learn even more advanced curriculum when given the chance, and I know that my child is being challenged in many ways, growing, and learning a lot. Thank you Universal!!


Posted March 13, 2004

I just cannot say enough nice things about Universal Academy! I am amazed at the staff and parent involvment. It is so great to have your child in a classroom where all the parents care about education just as much as you do! The curriculum is outstanding. I love the philosphy that the kids are sponges and if you expose them to things that they will learn them. Yes, you will need to spend some extra time with your children and on their education but isn't that what helping our kids become successful is all about?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2004

My grandson is a kindergarten student at UA. I am amazed at the education he is receiving and all he has accomplished in 6 short months. He is far ahead of his public school peers in reading, spelling, phonics, math, science etc. It has amazed me. The staff at the school are not only friendly, but also very supportive of each child and seem genuinely happy to be there. I have another grandson who is starting kindergarten next year and we can only hope he gets to go to UA. What a fabulous school and such a blessing that our 2 grandsons can attend this fine school. We hope it stays around for the next 13 years. Thank you UA Staff!!!!!!!


Posted March 12, 2004

This is our first year at UA but the school has made a big difference in our girls life. It was once a struggle to get to school and it is now what they want to do everyday. The small classes are wonderful, the teachers are wonderful and the way they teach the kids makes every child excel. The PreK program is outstanding! Our family is very glad we discovered this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2004

This is our first year at UAFM. We have children in various grade levels. It was our below standard experiences in public school that brought us here. The moral, academic, disciplinary climate at UA exceeds our expectation. Our children have excelled academically in an environment that has given them that opportunity via a challenging curriculum and caring, exceptional teaching staff (in all grade levels). I believe with the anticipated funding that UAFM will receive from private investors/grants, this school will be held in highest esteem as a model for its quality education and for facilitating an environment that produces exceedingly well-behaved, well educated, children (from a multitude of ethnic and religious backgrounds) that exhibit exemplary character. The admnistration goes up and beyond the call of duty to show their care and concern for our children. We couldn't imagine ever returning to anything less. Mrs. & Mrs. Rauch
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2004

I am the parent of three students at UA, two of whom are in their third year at this school. If you are interested in a disciplined, yet loving environment that emphasizes academic and personal excellence, this is the school for you. Terms that are rhetoric elsewhere have real meaning here. Students truly are taught and challenged at their own level. There is real diversity in the ethnicity of the student population. Not canned, or spun diversity. Everyone gets along, enjoying the differences and the sameness of others, and honestly respecting each other. I am so thankful to have UA we enjoy the best of all worlds in this charter school. Between my three children, we have experienced a total of 9 years in expensive private school programs, and 4 years in the public schools. UA certainly outshines these other alternatives!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2004

My daughter went to a private Pre-K and learned numerous aspects of life, but since my daughter has been enrolled in Universal Academy, she has excelled beyond belief. I whole-heartedly recommend UA for any age.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2004

Our daughter transferred to UAFM a few weeks into the school year from public school. In the few short weeks she was in the public school she brought home homework one time - she was to identify the letter B and tell me the sound it made. She was not being challenged at all. She is a bright kid who gets bored easily when her mind is not kept busy. LISD was not keeping her busy. For the first time in years we were having problems with her behavior at home and had no clue what to do. Thankfully we got a call from UA saying that a space had opened up. we snatched her up as quickly as possible and moved her to UA the next day. She was nervous and scared but after talking with Ms. Blackmon for a few minutes she was excited and jumped into the classroom activities with both feet. She came home that night with homework and a spelling list. She loves it at UA. We love it at UA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2004

We are extremely happy with Universal. We send all three of our children to the school. We feel that they are way ahead of their peers that attend flower mound public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2004

As a parent of eight children I have a greater experience with a variety of school types than most. Each child certainly has unique and individual needs that some schools are better equiped to manage. I will summarize my experience with UA by saying that I am most impressed with: 1)the professionalism and intelligence of the administration, 2)the warmth and love that the teachers show the children, 3)the high code of conduct and moral values that is promoted, and 4)the academic values portrayed by the school uniforms. With such a miniscule source of funds compared to the public school system UA has excelled in providing, in my experience, a very high level of well rounded education. My child loves going to UA and has developed such a love of learning as a result of his experiences there. That's probably the most valuable compliment that a school could get.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 9, 2004

We transferred our daughter to UA last year with 12 weeks left in the school year. We wondered if we were making a wise choice. After three weeks at UA, we knew me made the right choice. Our daughter has grown tremendously since changing schools. We currently have a child in Kindergarten and in Pre-K also. Our child that is in Pre-K is doing more than our daughter ever did in Kindergarten. The teachers are devoted, educated and love their students. Every school has areas to grow in. I see UA problem-solving and trying to make a difference. We chose Universal Academy. It was the best decision we ever made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2004

Our son is in 4th and our daughters are in the Pre-K program. We couldn't be happier. Our son was in the inaugural class that attended the Irving campus. He's an advanced student and UAFM allows him to move ahead at his own pace. When we moved into our new neighborhood with the 'exemplary school' we considered moving him. Then we looked at their curriculum - they were 2 years behind where he was at UAFM! Our daughters are learning things in Pre-K that their brother wasn't introduced to until late kindergarten at the neighborhood elementary school. But the girls are learning these things because they want to - they certainly aren't forced. What's the point in having your kids repeat info. but not understand it? That's never the case at UAFM. Thanks to Diane Harris, Janice Blackmon and Leslie Young!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2004

This school has been through more than its fair share of ups and downs and yet it still never ceases to amaze me how much the teachers and administration care about the education of the students. The teachers go way above the call of duty. The kids take pride in their work and their school. You can find fault in anything and some folks are quick to point out the bad instead of focusing on the good, and working together to achieve the goal-the best education possible for our kids. I committed 4 years ago to take advantage of this opportunity for my kids to learn from the best, and I don't intend to change my mind because a few sourpusses say the glass is half empty. I say it's half full! Soar Eagles Soar!
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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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 85% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

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 84% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

24 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

24 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

13 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

14 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

13 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.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

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 91% in 2011.

8 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

8 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

8 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

8 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.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
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Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
91%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Social Studies

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
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.

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2012

 
 
75%
Algebra II

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

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2012

 
 
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Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
83%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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English I Reading

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
86%
English I Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
71%
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

 
 
100%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
92%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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World Geography

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
83%
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

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Male100%
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Asian100%
Hispanic100%
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Not economically disadvantaged100%
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Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Math

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Female95%
Male96%
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Asian99%
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Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English96%
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Not migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted95%
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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Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Math

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Female93%
Male100%
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Asian98%
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

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Female90%
Male100%
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Whiten/a
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Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted95%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female100%
Male90%
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Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
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White100%
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Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Science

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Female89%
Male90%
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Asian88%
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White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted83%
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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Female100%
Male80%
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Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Math

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Female80%
Male80%
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Asian100%
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Whiten/a
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Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
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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Male100%
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Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
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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

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
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Math

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Female89%
Male100%
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Asian100%
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Special educationn/a
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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Science

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Migrantn/a
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Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

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Migrantn/a
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Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
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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Biology I

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Chemistry

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Geometry

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Physics

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World History

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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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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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Pacific Islander 88% 4%
Black 7% 13%
Hispanic 2% 52%
White 2% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 12%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 8% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 92% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation UT Austin
UT Arlington
Brigham Young
Read more about resources at this school
Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 19%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Japanese
Spanish
Tagalog
Urdu
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • State Distinctions 6 Stars (2014)
  • State Distinctions 3 Stars (2013)
  • Exemplary (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Urdu
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Diane Moshier
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (972) 393-5657

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Individually guided instruction
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Urdu
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cricket
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


6 out of 10students were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year.


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
1175
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
1998

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
UT Austin
UT Arlington
Brigham Young
College preparation / awareness offered
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Community college courses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 8%
4 year college - 92%
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1001 E Sandy Lake Rd
Irving, TX 75062
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Phone: (972) 393-5834

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