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La Vernia High School

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Posted January 18, 2010

Small town atmosphere where your child does not get lost in the system. Great learning experiences for all kids with special needs or advanced and everywhere in between.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

253 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

202 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

203 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

203 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

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 Students97%
Female99%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students92%
Female91%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education94%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
81%
Algebra II

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%
English I Reading

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

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%
English I Writing

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

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
64%
English II Reading

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

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
92%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
85%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%
World History

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

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

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 Students62%
Female65%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education13%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education41%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education40%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students73%
Female79%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education17%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students56%
Female62%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education3%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students76%
Female84%
Male69%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education19%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students58%
Female72%
Male43%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education5%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students40%
Female52%
Male30%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Special education17%
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted36%

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 Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education58%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
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%
Female74%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education26%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students71%
Female72%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education35%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
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 72% 29%
Hispanic 24% 52%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 13%
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) 1%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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225 Old Seguin Road
La Vernia, TX 78121
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Phone: (830) 779-6630

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