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Memorial Parkway J High School

Public | 6-8 | 894 students

 

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Posted January 1, 2014

Our children attend this school and regularly out preform our nieces and nephews that attend a very expensive private school in The Woodlands. The caliber of the education they are receiving excellent. We are confident that they will be more them prepared to follow their dreams and feel they are being well prepared for the future . My daughter wants to follow in my footsteps and become a doctor. I am very involved and know that the bar at this campus are set high so that each child will be prepared to be all that they can or want to be. They are there to assist you and support you. We give this school very high marks all around
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

Absolutely love everything about this school. Lots o parent involvement and great feeder elementarys...Nottingham and Pattison. Love the fact that is seems the popular kids tend to be the ones in AP classes or high achieves which makes it a competitive setting. Kids are surrounded in a high achieving atmosphere which is hard to find in schools this day. We love it an like that any teachers appear to hold advanced degrees.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

Our child went to a private school in Houston that is very highly regarded. We were in for a rude awakening when we moved here and actually discovered that she was actually BEHIND many of the kids in the AP classes here. Wow. The kids that go to this school apparently began working in Algebra and Geometry concepts early in elementary school so we actually had to get a tutor to help her catch up. She is doing great and is now flourishing. We attended a school play and were floored by the professionalism of the production and sets. The Arts and music have a string presence at this school and the children appear well prepared for higher learning. This junior High feeds into Taylor High Achool which my daughter says is nicknamed "Taylor University" if that tells you anything. We are very happy to have found this school and the strong values they enforce from behavior to dress on up. A+ and best of all, we just saved ourselves about 20 grand a year. Only thing is that their do tend to be a lot I well off kids here so we have to keep her grounded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

Wonderful school. great teachers. nice community feel. involved parents. nothing but good things to say... I have a son in 7th grade and another who will be coming to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2013

Even though my son is enjoying his junior high school years at this school, the administration is just pathetic. Starting with the Principal, who does not give any credit to the word of a student, or the parents in problematic situations. They do not listen and when they said they try to solve a situation, BEWARE... far from helping solve my case, they (Principals) just humiliated my son!! I need to admit that there are great teachers and the band and choir programs are simple awesome! The counselor is terrific, but other than that, everything is just words without meaning. I am so disappointing of the Principals at Memorial Parkway Junior High :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2013

Good teachers, fabulous counselors, too bad they have the principals they have. The Principal cares a whole lot about putting a nice face to everyone. He does chats and friendly speeches, and makes you believe he really cares about students and parents. However, in the end, when you need him, when a student needs his support, neither the students nor the parents can count on him. It is a shame to have a Principal who preaches one thing and does completely the opposite.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2013

I'm a former student of MPJH (2011-2012), and going here was a terrible experience. The vice principal(s) is/are oblivious to bullying, and blame(s) victims. Fights occur very often, and not much is done about them. Drugs float around school. Like other reviews mentioned, the dress code is over-enforced, despite the fact that they should be focused on the violence and bullying. I never really felt safe going here. However, the mentoring program is exceptional.


Posted March 2, 2010

This school is horrible considering the adminstrators. There ae some great teachers on the campus that are willing to go the extra mile. When I have been on campus, there have been too many intruptions from the principal yelling over the intercom about problems. I guess that is his was of taking care of business. I have spoken to several teachers and they also seem so upset all the time because of the climate on the campus. Think Katy is missing something here, new principal needs to be hired and this one traded in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2009

We moved to the Katy area in Jan. 09'. Our son was assigned to Memorial Parkway Jr High. So far, our experience has been great. The staff has been very accommodating and supporting of our son's difficulty transitioning to a new place. The teachers are excellent and offer additional tutoring before and after school. For the most part, the students are friendly and well mannered. My son has made a lot of new friends and loves his new school. Security protocols are 'strictly' enforced to provide a safe environment. There are full-time and part-time (i think) security guards on the premises. Furthermore, security cameras have been installed throughout the campus. You can feel reasonable assured your child is safe at MPJH! I hope this helps!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2009

Great school, even better staff!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

a great school & excellent spirit!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2008

The people who say all the teachers care about is clothes are totally wrong. Of course they care about clothes, but sometimes you will see kids walking around with things on that teachers would usually yell at them for, yet they don't. Also, some of the older teachers really do care, but most don't. They get them in class, and push them out after the 40/45 minute period. If you were in the school, witnessing what is happening in every group of friends, every clique, every relationship, you would see why this school lacks what it does. At school, fights occur constantly (if not fist fights, very heavy verbal fights), things get destroyed or stolen, and hate and jealousy is thrown everywhere. I am so glad I will get out of this school after 9 weeks.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2008

Memorial Parkway Junior High is small in student population and the teacher ratio is perfect. The school was remodeled inside in summer of 2007 and it is really beautiful inside. The school has really great leadership and teachers. They only need to offer more electives to the six graders. They really ned a wider base in this area. The other junior highs offer more of a selection in their electives. I think it is a wonderful school environment, almost a small town feel compared to the other junior highs in the district. Really nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

For the parents who think the fine arts programs are 'fare' here are some words from a former student. I was in Mr. Leger's choir program and all I have to say is this man is the reason I went to school. He is a man who will stand by your child threw thick and thin and have there back the entire time. This is a man who really honestly cares deeply about his students. MPJH would be nothing without his program and if I still lived in Katy I would see to it that my daughter was taught by him because being in Mr. Leger's class is an experience that makes children into strong confident individuals. For those of you who rated the fine arts program 'fare' you must be mistaken. This program is the one redeeming factor of MPJH and that is no exaggeration.


Posted January 28, 2008

i think they can do better
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

My child currently attends MPJH. I constantly have to email the teachers to communicate and many emails go unanswered.I believe that MPJH does not represent the entire district, and improvements should be considered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2007

I don't like this school at all. the principal is wonderful but the overall teacher ability is terrible. the discipline is way over rated and is too strict. the dress code is over enforced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2007

I think that the teachers and principals are too concerned about the student's clothes. Instead of concentrating on how short their skirt is, they should concentrate on how much they are learning. They should also make sure that the teachers aren't being unfair with the children and that they don't give them detentions for stupid reasons! The principals should also 'checkup', if you will, on all the math teachers and how much they're willing to put into helping the students! The only teachers that are taking extra pains with our students are the coaches and i thank them very much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2007

I can agree with some of the comments. I moved to this school area 2 years ago from Spring Branch in the hopes for better schools. Expensive neighborhoods doesn't equivalate to better schools therefore before education for our children. Teachers in MPJH are not very concern about the student progress, at least they don't even bother to let the parent about stduent's progress or lack of in class until is too late.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2006

My daughter is new in the katy district this year and new at memorial parkway. The katy school district itself is wonderful. I have two other children in other katy schools, but memorial parkway is a complete disappointment. My daughter's grades have been continually slipping since she entered this school. She has now completed 3 six week semesters, with failing grades in four classes, and I have not heard one word from any of her teachers. I thought I was moving her to a better school district, but the teachers at her old school (westbriar middle, HISD) were much more helpful and went out of their way to work with parents who are trying to help their children. I may have to move from green trails in order to be zoned for a different middle school. Maybe they need yet another new principle.
—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 84% in 2011.

269 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

270 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

294 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

296 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

334 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

329 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

330 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

330 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

All Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
Black or African American93%
Asian95%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Native83%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education100%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Black or African American80%
Asian95%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Native83%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education68%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education93%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male91%
Black or African American75%
Asian93%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education79%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education82%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 Students99%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African American89%
Asian95%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education95%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African American84%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education87%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students90%
Female87%
Male94%
Black or African American83%
Asian95%
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education83%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education89%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
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

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

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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 77% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
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 Students84%
Female89%
Male79%
Black or African American70%
Asian88%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education50%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Black or African American71%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education55%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male89%
Black or African American85%
Asian90%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education65%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female74%
Male69%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education43%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female82%
Male74%
Black or African American58%
Asian86%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education39%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
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%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African American88%
Asian91%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education65%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African American77%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education56%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
Black or African American65%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education62%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female77%
Male92%
Black or African American82%
Asian86%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education62%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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Biology I

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Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

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Not special educationn/a
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Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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English I Reading

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Whiten/a
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Special educationn/a
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Migrantn/a
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Gifted/talentedn/a
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Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

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Whiten/a
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Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

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Malen/a
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Not special educationn/a
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Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

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Malen/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Whiten/a
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Migrantn/a
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English III Reading

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Malen/a
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Asiann/a
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Not special educationn/a
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Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
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English III Writing

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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

Geometry

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

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

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Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
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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

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Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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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

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

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
White 56% 29%
Hispanic 24% 52%
Black 9% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 4%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • JOE GRAHAM
Fax number
  • (281) 644-1665

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

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Music
  • Band
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21203 Highland Knolls Drive
Katy, TX 77450
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