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Fossil Ridge High School

Public | 9-12 | 2233 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted August 10, 2004

This is the best high school in the Keller ISD school district. The kids are the best and so is the enviroment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 27, 2004

Classes are too large with over 30 kids in most. School Spirit suffers and students are allowed to either go home or sit in the lunchroom during pep rallys, because they all cannot fit in the gym. Great staff trying hard to make things work with a lot of problem kids. New principal this year trying to crack down on the problem kids and the good kids suffer from the tougher policies. Takes weeks to get changed out of badly managed and over filled classrooms. Very hard for teachers to maintain a conducive learning environment and maintain discipline with so many students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2003

I think that discipline needs to be enforced more often that it is. There are some excellent teachers at FRHS, but sad to say there are not enough of these. My child was enrolled in a weighted class which turned out to be a regular class much to my surprise. My understanding is weighted classes at FRHS are really just regular classes. As a parent I was very upset and my child was disappointed as well. Maybe with new leadership coming in things will be different.


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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.

582 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

578 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

512 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

507 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

506 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

501 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

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 95% in 2013.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

467 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

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

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African American93%
Asian99%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%

Math

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%

Science

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black or African American98%
Asian99%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American97%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)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.

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.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%
Algebra II

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

149 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.

528 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

516 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

524 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%
English I Writing

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

563 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%
English II Reading

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

542 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

543 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
69%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
56%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

532 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%
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.

523 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%
World History

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

532 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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 Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial93%
American Indian or Alaska Native88%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education81%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
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
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
Black or African American88%
Asian91%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Native89%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education73%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
Black or African American92%
Asian93%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education100%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
Black or African American68%
Asian82%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Native78%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education39%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students60%
Female68%
Male53%
Black or African American55%
Asian71%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Native55%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education11%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Black or African American95%
Asian92%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial85%
American Indian or Alaska Native71%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education57%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students65%
Female73%
Male58%
Black or African American58%
Asian81%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial62%
American Indian or Alaska Native29%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education14%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted63%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American96%
Asian98%
Hispanic96%
Multiracial94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education90%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
Black or African American68%
Asian94%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial76%
American Indian or Alaska Native89%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education38%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)32%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students80%
Female76%
Male82%
Black or African American75%
Asian86%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial93%
American Indian or Alaska Native60%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education60%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted78%
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 39% 29%
Hispanic 30% 52%
Black 13% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 12% 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) 6%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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