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Richard Milburn Alter High School (Killeen

Charter | 9-12 | 140 students

 

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Posted May 6, 2010

I went to Richard Milburn for 2 yrs and i loved it there. I also loved the teachers! It does depend on the student to make their dreams come true. I am now Attending ATI Career Training Center in waco texas getting my medical assistant license i graduate June 25th! and I will be moving on up to get my RN and Ultrasound Tech Alyssa Weiss
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 23, 2008

i went there for a year and its a great school i couldnt have asked for a better school experience! Shaina Bayless
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2008

I feel that no matter what school you go to you can not blame the environment, teachers or the area in which that school it is. It is really up to the student to make their dreams come true. I am sorry to say but if your child is in High School stop blaming the school! I went to Richard Milburn and I want to say I now have a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice graduating top of my class as Suma Cum Laude. I have also applied to law school and I am waiting on a response. With this said, I would recommend Richard Milburn to anyone! Jessica A.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2008

I graduated from this school in 2005 as the valedictorian and two years early. All because of the support and drive from the instructors. The staff is amazing, all you have to do is ask and you will get the help you need.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2008

I go to richard milburn at the moment and I do belive that the staff needs to be a little more attentive and do more to help the students but other than that it is a fine institution to help you recover your grades or a place to atleast get an high school education but i would not recomend it to just any student because it does not provide the best education that most kids needs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2005

My daughter thrived at Milburn! I found teachers to be most responsive when I contacted them. They went out of their way to provide my daughter with extra time and help when needed. Of course, I talked to her every day to find out what was going on at school, areas where she was doing well and areas where she needed extra help. I am one parent who does not expect teachers to do all the work - I believe my constant involvement with my child's studies as well as with her teachers was crucial in helping her to succeed. I would gladly recommend Milburn as a great alternative educational resource. Mrs. Freeman
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2005

I was disappointed with the level of teacher involvement and assistance at Milburn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2004

I am a former student. This school taught me many things such as never give up no matter what. I did not graduate from Richard Milburn but the principal pushed me until I did graduate and for that I owe thanks to the dedication of the teachers at this school. (espicially Mr. Jenkins who pushed me the most)
—Submitted by a former 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 89% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
13%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

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

All Students63%
Femalen/a
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students28%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students71%
Femalen/a
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
Femalen/a
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
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 "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "AEA: Academically Acceptable".

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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
38%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
11%
English I Writing

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
0%
English II Reading

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
47%
English II Writing

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
10%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
29%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
37%
World History

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

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 Students33%
Female43%
Male25%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education20%
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted33%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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

Biology I

All Students52%
Female56%
Male47%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education38%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students30%
Female45%
Male11%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted30%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students44%
Female53%
Male33%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special education0%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students12%
Female19%
Male6%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Special education0%
Not special education17%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted12%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students35%
Female38%
Male33%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Special education0%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted35%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students19%
Female25%
Male13%
Black or African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White11%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Special education0%
Not special education26%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted19%
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 Students36%
Female27%
Male50%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted36%
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 Students39%
Female44%
Male33%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education0%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted39%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students24%
Female40%
Male0%
Black or African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Special education0%
Not special education30%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted24%
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
Black 36% 13%
Hispanic 35% 52%
White 22% 29%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 25%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Fax number
  • (254) 634-4044

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1001 East Veterans Memorial Boulevard
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Killeen, TX 76541
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Phone: (254) 634-4444

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