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Keller High School

Public | 9-12 | 2610 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 19, 2005

Terrible school, with poor teaching and supplies. Extra curiculars are more important than academics.The school is divided between the rich and the poor.Drugs and apathetic student influences are ample here. Backwater hicks seems to be the trend here.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 17, 2004

We moved to Keller just over one year ago from Illinois. We purchased a home just off Johnson Rd near Keller High. My son plays the trumpet. Needless to say, after comparing a much smaller Fossil Ridge band to the one he is in at KHS, I am extremely disappointed he is not part of the other school's band program. Their band has a great track record of winning competitions and seem to have really creative directors too! Keller High Band is good, don't get me wrong, but I doubt they will ever match the quality of the Fossil Ridge Band until many years after he graduates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2004

Keller High has a real jealousy issue with the newer Fossil Ridge High School. But we cannot understand why! Fossil is newer, and the surrounding area is quite a bit nicer than Keller proper too. Believe what others have posted here(and elsewhere!)...my family and I are astounded by this! We are considering transferring to Central so that my two sons are not around this type of thing...if you are not from Keller...Keller High is the first high school in Keller, it is old...there are two other high schools in Keller ISD, one is Fossil Ridge, and the newest one is Central High(a showplacecomparedtoKellerHigh) . Read other message boards, there is something inherently wrong with the KHS attitude towards its sister schools(especially Fossil Ridge)in the same district! I must agree with the postings that I have read about the 'hate' at Keller High...I hear about it each day from kids.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 12, 2004

Keller High School is the best college prep school in the area. Anyeone who would even consider attending any other school in the area is not interested in their children being prepared for life after high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2004

I moved here from Virginia and was appalled after enrolling my child into Keller High School to find out about the lack of interest the administrators take in the students. The quality of books and equipment used is secondary. I transfered my child to Fossil Ridge High School where I don't have any complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2004

KHS is the best school in Northeast Tarrant County. The teachers care about the students and their families. Each student is given an opportunity to be successful. The school does an outstanding job or preparing students for life after high school. If you want your kids to be challenged and ready for the next level, then Keller is the place for you. However, do not be surprised if the school has high expectations for your students. They have also have high expectations of themselves. It is the premier high school in KISD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2004

Keller High School students and parents are notorious in the Dallas Ft. Worth region for being hateful to the other high schools in their own district, especially their arch-rival Fossil Ridge. If you want your children to learn how to hate, enroll them in Keller High School. We were extremely disappointed in this when we moved to this area five years ago. The sad part is that the kids are encouraged to disseminate this hatred by their parents...and, no, you will probably not see or hear about this unfortunately until your child is enrolled into Keller.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2004

Keller High School is one of the simplest schools you could ever put your child in, if you do not want him/her to challenge themselves then do not put them in this school. My family moved here 5 years ago and my daughter was reading books in 6th, 7th, and even 8th grade that she had read back in South Carolina in grammar school... which was K-5th grade. Be careful about what you read and hear about Keller School District, they are also very unorganized and constantly late on reminders or important information. Be careful on the school you choose!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2004

Keller High School does not prepare students for college and life beyond high school. My daughter takes all AP classes and always has and she has only had two challenging teachers/classes at her time at Keller.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2004

Compared to other schools around the state, Keller High School is very superior! Compared to other schools in the general area, KHS is also superior. KHS has normal situations as all schools do, but it focuses on the welfare of the students and staff. If is safe, offers great opportunities to all students, provides a strong academic program, has an amazing Fine Arts Program, and supports competitive sports. Having experienced schools in Houston, the Panhandle, west Texas, throughout the metroplex, both small and large, I recommend KHS to everyone I know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2004

Keller is a great school district for kids who seek a hearty education. Keller High School is much like this. They offer many advanced classes and even college credit courses. Many children transfer to this school every year. There are the usual problems of peer pressure and things of that sort, but most of the kids seem to handle it well. It is a very good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

Keller High School has heavy parent involvement and students are given many opportunities to participate in advanced classes and start thinking about their future early in high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2004

Keller High School is continuously working to provide students with the best learning environment. The AP program is continuing to grow, and the students are being prepared for life after high school
—Submitted by a parent


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 89% in 2011.

653 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

660 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

690 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

685 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

686 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

678 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

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 95% in 2013.

606 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

612 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

609 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

606 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

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 Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian96%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education97%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • 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.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%
Algebra II

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

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

675 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

577 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

680 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%
English I Writing

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

689 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%
English II Reading

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

601 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

604 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
84%
English III Writing

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
80%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

634 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%
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.

672 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%
World History

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

602 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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 Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education50%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
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

Biology I

All Students99%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education79%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Black or African American89%
Asian96%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African American100%
Asian97%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education32%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African American85%
Asian97%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education32%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education75%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students79%
Female85%
Male73%
Black or African American84%
Asian81%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education30%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted76%
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 Students43%
Female59%
Male30%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian50%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted40%

Geometry

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education76%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted97%
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 Students94%
Female92%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education52%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students90%
Female87%
Male92%
Black or African American85%
Asian96%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education54%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented99%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 29%
Hispanic 11% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 0%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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601 Pate Orr Road North
Keller, TX 76248
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Phone: (817) 744-1400

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