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Garland Mcmeans Jr High School

Public | 6-8 | 1085 students

 

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Posted August 4, 2014

I like the teachers and students. As a black student I don't feel singled out. But the principal is cold and impersonal and only interacts when she has no other options.


Posted February 4, 2014

I really like this school, but sometimes, the principal seems kind of cold. I like all the counselors, and the teachers are nice. Sadly, people out of my ethnicity seem to almost think I'm weird. Overall I love the electives and I have many friends. I really love how the teachers make everything so clear for me. I've never really been bullied, but I guess it exists in all schools doesn't it? I honestly love how they push us academically so that we can remain in the top. Pushing us is a good thing. Take it from a student. What's life without a challenge?


Posted June 24, 2012

The principal is as cold as ice to guest teachers, but the students are top notch, especially the 6th graders. The AP's are all over the school and approachable. Many of the teachers are very professional and caring, but many are anything but professional. I know that some are not even fully certified, with and abundance of teachers out there looking too. If you are going to substitute at this school, and are new at substituting, avoid the eight graders unless you insist on a challenge.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 24, 2012

My daughter went to McMeans for 2 years and all in all she really enjoyed it! The Assistant Principals are wonderful and were always there if we had a concern. The school work was hard but not impossible and the kids were all very nice. I will say I agree with all the comments about the Principal though (I have nothing nice to say about that woman so I'll keep my mouth quiet)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2011

I have been bullied,the teachers are severely strict,and I have been a very good student.They lack to actually have sense in themselves.Its like if they are a rulebook.


Posted January 23, 2011

I went to McMeans all three years and loved it! I was an office aide, so I talked to the assistant principals and other officials pretty often and I must say I was disappointed how little the principal herself was involved in anything. She sorta just sits there and looks official. The assistant principals were wonderful though! Teachers are great too, except for the band dept. which I was told to leave because I missed too much school. I really don't see where there was bullying, and I wasn't exactly popular.


Posted March 1, 2010

pretty good teachers. some nice kids. a lot of bulling. popularity is a big thing. too much useless work. big and nice school. kind of stirct. if your a new kid,hang out with 'pretty' people.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 8, 2009

I used to be a student a McMeans and to tell you the truth...I loved that school! I'm an 8th grader now but had to move, so I no longer go there, but McMeans is a great school with the best teachers. I just have a complaint againt the principal, Dr. Rice. She isn't that involved with the school and she's not very nice. But the assistant principals are wonderful and fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2009

I agree with many parents. The principal and administration seem to be too harsh on mild discipline issues. Samll infractions like forgetting a homework paper result in detention. A low grade for the first infraction is OK perhaps detention there after. It seems they care only about rules - not people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

teachers don't call you back!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

This is the first year my son has attended McMeans and he is an 8th grader. He has had a bit of trouble fitting in and staying on task with his studies. He has found a leader and example with Mr. Paz whom he adores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

McMeans is the worst school that my son has ever attended. The bullying that he has had to endure has been so bad that we had to involved the Katy ISD police twice already. The administration has been ineffective at stopping the bullying; thus, we had to pull him out and put my son in private school. We moved from out of state and everyone told us how fabulous the Katy school district is. Not only am I highly disappointed, but I am thoroughly disgusted not only with the children's behavior, but in how the administration has handled the school violence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

this school is amazing. i learn everything i need to while having fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2008

THIS school is great, the teachers are fun,humorous,and fair I love it here! I want everyone to take my advice to go to this school.... I was nervous at first but the teachers comforted me through the first days, but when it gets later on in the year, they are still fun and all but let you be treated like an adult.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2008

As a student at McMeans for 3 years, I feel that the school puts enirely way too much pressure on it's students. Because I was very involved here, I don't have many postive things to say other than when it is talking about extra cirricular activities. Like any other school there are both good and bad teachers. The thing that makes the school have a major downfall are the people who run it, the principals. They are ridiculous. They are so hard on their students. They expect everyone to suceed with expectations that are impossibe to reach. Because the head principal once worked at 'A school', it feels like a military school when you walk through the front doors. It is extremely unreasonable when it comes displinary measures. It is unfortunate because without these people in charge or the strict rules, there is some definite potential for a good middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2008

The school is very nice. The teachers are ok. They expect way to much of the children here academically. The amount of homework is absurd. The punishments seem quite harsh and unfair, but mostly unreasonable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

McMeans Junior High is a wonderful and stable school to send your child to for a good education. The teachers are wonderful and helpful and its fine arts department and athletic program rank high in state. However, the assistant principals and some of the staff members are extremely strict. They expect too highly out of middle-school students. It seems like there is a new rule made every day. Of course, with every rule, there must also be a consequence. Usually, the consequences result in punishment for the entire grade level because one person may be messing around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2007

my child loves this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2007

The male assistant principle is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2007

This is my second year at this school. Over all the school has done a good job attempting to achieve successfully. However, just recently this person in my grade recieved ISS (in school suspension) for something he did not do. Over all I'm pretty satisfied with this school.
—Submitted by a student


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

About these ratings

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.

364 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

366 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

391 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

394 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

389 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

384 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

386 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

384 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

385 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

All Students95%
Female97%
Male92%
Black or African American95%
Asian95%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education58%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian99%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education73%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education92%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education91%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education88%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students98%
Female96%
Male99%
Black or African American96%
Asian99%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education86%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
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.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%
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.

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%
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.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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.

149 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

 
 
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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

 
 
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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 Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asian97%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education70%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African American81%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education95%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
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 Students92%
Female91%
Male94%
Black or African American94%
Asian95%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education71%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American91%
Asian92%
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education82%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black or African American94%
Asian95%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education71%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
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%
Female94%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asian97%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education58%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education92%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African American96%
Asian99%
Hispanic97%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education83%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female86%
Male94%
Black or African American88%
Asian99%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education67%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
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

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Algebra II

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Biology I

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Chemistry

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English I Reading

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English I Writing

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English II Reading

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English II Writing

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English III Reading

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English III Writing

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Geometry

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Whiten/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
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Physics

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U.S. History

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World Geography

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World History

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Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 48% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 24% 4%
Hispanic 20% 52%
Black 6% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 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) 8%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
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • SUSAN RICE
Fax number
  • (281) 644-1660

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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21001 Westheimer Parkway
Katy, TX 77450
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