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La Marque High School

Public | 9-12 | 636 students

 

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Posted April 26, 2010

I rate this school as below standards for a high shool. Having been a teacher there I have an inside view of the operation. I have an eleventh grade son there and I feel horrible as a parent that I must subject him to such low standards and inconsistencies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2009

lamarque high is a very great school, encourages positive attitudes, and has a great athletics program!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2008

School offers a lot of exsperience for the students and people involved in the community.


Posted June 20, 2008

I love LaMarque High my child has done wonderful there. The shcool is improving with their discipline. My child has been going there for three years now and will be a senior this upcoming shcool year.He is on LMHS amazing football AND basketball team and a member of student council and has a 3.4GPA i think all mothers should give LaMarque a chance
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2008

I feel that this school caould use a little more discioline. The students appear to take control of the school. There seems to be so much focus on apperance and not enough on education. My child has been a student at LaMarque high for a little over 2 months and there has been nothing but mess. I have recieved more calls about mess in regards to this school than I have all the years of my child's school years. I see students leaving the campus at will and there are too many students there with parents on staff, which causes a conflict when their child is involved in a situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2008

My son is freshman and we are one and done with LMHS! Great football factory horrible academic factory. Discipline is the parents responsiblilty we don't have a misunderstanding there but a well rounded education NO WAY!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

My child is a senior at LMHS and is doing wonderful. When my child experienced difficulty with the Taks test , she enrolled in the specific Taks courses and has passed all of her tests and maintained credit requirements at the same time (of her own free will as I had no knowledge of these courses). Not all schools offered these courses and I love LMHS for providing them. She has a 3.0 GPA. I don't depend on LMHS to discipline her. That's my responsibility as a parent. My child has a vision and I try hard to see that she is prepared for the manifestation of that vision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2007

I'm a former student of La Marque High [I switched schools], and I have to agree with the majority of the comments. The disciplinary is a joke. I will be honest, I got into a fair amount of trouble, and other schools would've had me suspended; La Marque only assigned ISS [In School Suspension] I think this is because there are so many students getting into trouble, and it is too much trouble for the staff to discipline them all. La Marque has two priorites, Football, and drug searches. They do not care about their students, only their precious Football reputation. Luckily, I was also enrolled in ROTC; Master Sergeant Anderson and Gunnery Sergeant Taylor kept me, and most of the cadets, in line. La Marque over all is a joke.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2007

This school used to be one of the greatest in the Galveston region, but now it has gone way down in academics as well as in integrity. I am disappointed, disgusted, and overall saddened by the downfall of this school. I would not send my child to this school nor would I encourage any other person, too, unless their programs start to pick up, and they get better leaders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

As a student of this school, I can honestly say it is a relief to finally be leaving. My high school education was a joke. Everyone there is a joke. The few good teachers that are there I was very lucky to have. And now as I graduate, they join me in leaving the school as well. My prediction... slowly but surely La Marque will go down.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2007

Negate these other reviews, I graduated from LaMarque in 2005 and our class had the highest test scores in the entire county. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at my University and will graduate in 2009. Many of my friends are also doing very well in college, and about 90% of all my class went to college. I'm currently a government intern and will serve my country when I graduate. I was in the Marine Corps JROTC at LaMarque which is a highly regarded program in the school; it's not just football at LMHS. If not for the ROTC program and the excellent teachers I wouldn't be the person I am today.End of story
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 14, 2006

I just pulled my kids out of LMHS, 9th and 11th grades, and am going to homeschool now. The program I chose will do a better job. Unacceptable in ratings, but we do have one heck of a football team--the school's priority? It's very sad. There are lots of things wrong with the entire school district. But the football is thriving. Problem!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2006

Mixed emotions re: this school. As a former graduate, I've seen the academic reputation of the school disintergrate for the good of the academic program, particularly football. Teachers range from apathetic to truly committed to the learning of the students; present leadership under principal, T. Weatherspoon, is deplorable; there is no consistency in dealing with disciplinary matters, and there seems to be a lack of conviction when dealing with sagging TAKS performances among students; students who are engaged in extracurricular activities besides athletics are not acknowledged for their accomplishments. That is a shame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

I think that it is a very good school, but that you should add more after school activities for the kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2005

My son graduated this year from La Marque Hi. While I was pleased with the adjustment he made after transferring here two years ago, it was hard for me to keep up with his progress since he had very little homework (or so he said) nor did he bring books home. I spoke with the teachers about this and they said some of them did not allow the students to bring books home. This is totally unacceptable to me. How can we encourage our kids to study if they don't have books at home. I am also concerned about the discipline or lack there of at La Marque Hi.
—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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

205 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

153 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

154 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students92%
Female95%
Male88%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students86%
Female82%
Male90%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
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 "Academically Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
64%
Algebra II

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
50%
English I Writing

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

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
40%
English II Reading

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
91%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
19%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
61%
World History

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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 Students41%
Female41%
Male41%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education33%
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted41%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students95%
Female100%
Male91%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students67%
Female70%
Male65%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education36%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students38%
Female43%
Male32%
Black or African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted36%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students30%
Female33%
Male28%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Special education9%
Not special education32%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted30%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students14%
Female13%
Male15%
Black or African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Special education0%
Not special education15%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted13%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students65%
Female71%
Male58%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education17%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students22%
Female21%
Male23%
Black or African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Special education0%
Not special education23%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Gifted/talented67%
Non-Gifted17%
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 Students70%
Female70%
Male71%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education20%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
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 Students42%
Female38%
Male46%
Black or African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special education25%
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted41%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students67%
Female72%
Male61%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education0%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented82%
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
Black 72% 13%
Hispanic 19% 52%
White 7% 29%
Two or more races 1% 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

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 3%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • MORRIS GURNELL
Fax number
  • (409) 908-5036

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La Marque, TX 77568
Phone: (409) 938-4261

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