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Kaufman High School

Public | 9-12 | 1005 students

 
 

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Posted July 9, 2011

I think for its size it is one of the best high schools in the area, the Principal is a strong leader and the kids and the education process first. I wish every one would get off of the dress code issue, there is a real reason for it. First and foremost is equal education with no distractions. It is just part of the education process for life, following rules, what about our great men and women in the military do they follow a dress code, I hear no one saying anything about them. So give the school a chance to do whats best for all students. Thanks for a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2011

We are new to the area and my daughter's gades have improved she likes most of the teachers that she has.I believe the dress code that the school has s a good thing.The school in my opinion is a much better than the school she attended in Pennsylvania.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I think Kaufman High School is a great learning school, has a great band and the kids going there are very hapy and learn great subjects.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2008

I do love Kaufman High School..however if you're looking for a school with a good football program i would look elese where. Everything else at the school is wonderful. We have dedicated teachers who really care about the kids. I do wish the school would worry more about education and less about school dress code.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

I agree with the good teachers comment, but, the comments by the administrator above are exactly why you should avoid this district as a whole. Instead of the administration encouraging parental involvment, they seek to dictate policies on parents. For example, this spring the school administration sought to change the dress code policy. They 'hosted' and evening meeting and requested that parents attend and give feedback. So many parents attended that they had to move the meeting to a large location. Wow!! parents involved and responding and participating-- a district's dream!! Wrong-- after receiving two hours of parental feedback opposing the new code, the administration made one change and had the school board rubber stamp it despite the opposition and concerns raised at the meeting. They say they want parental involvement, but quash it or ignore it when they receive it. They assume they know better for your child than you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

Very pleasant staff. friendly atmoshpere and willing to do anything for their students.


Posted June 27, 2005

Kaufman High School has an outstanding academic program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

For a smaller school, Kaufman H.S. has some great programs and dedicated teachers/staff coordinating them. Everyone, in all departments, have a desire to see the students learn and succeed in a safe environment. I see a lot of the problem as parents not getting involved until there is a problem and then, not being a part of the solution. Too many of them give excuses why their child behaves like they do and, instead of, offering to work with the school, blame the school for their child's behavior and depends on the school to 'fix' their problem. Certainly not all, but too many, parents refuse to let their child be responsible for their actions, creating a generation who will expect someone to bail them out and have a built-in victimization mentality, excusing themselves from being responsible members of society. This can change by parents working WITH the school.
—Submitted by an administrator


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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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

261 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

241 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

231 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

233 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

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 95% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

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

All Students95%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students87%
Female86%
Male87%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female99%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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

Algebra I

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

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%
Algebra II

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

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%
Biology I

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

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%
English I Writing

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

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%
English II Reading

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

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
47%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
44%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%
World History

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students72%
Female75%
Male69%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education57%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education50%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students60%
Female62%
Male58%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education13%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students45%
Female49%
Male41%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education0%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Native83%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education13%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students48%
Female53%
Male45%
Black or African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Native33%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education0%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students84%
Female89%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education20%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students75%
Female70%
Male80%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education58%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students68%
Female60%
Male73%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Native33%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education0%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted66%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 54% 31%
Hispanic 36% 50%
Black 6% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3205 S Houston St
Kaufman, TX 75142
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