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Lake Worth High School

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Posted July 18, 2014

This school is ok it's not the best school but there are some teachers that honestly do care for there students and the atheltics program is the hardest working part of the school coach Belloc works his butt off for us. But the academics is pretty good but we are wayyy behind other schools. The race diversity.. It's manly black and Mexican very few whites. But overall I don't think I would leave once a bullfrog always a bullfrog


Posted June 9, 2011

This school needs to have more interest in after school activies. Lake Worth is a growing area and needs to keep the young kids busy with academic activies.


Posted June 2, 2011

I had attended Lake Worth High School in 2001. I attended my entire 12th grade year, after moving to TX from WI. I experienced somewhat of a culture shock, having to adapt and learn about the Texas History and as a mandatory graduation required class. I learned a lot about the history of Texas and was indeed grateful for the opportunity. Granted, the alumni was small, although the teaching staff was remarkable.


Posted December 11, 2008

I am a Parent with a son who attends Lake Worth High School. I want to mention a few things about the new Principal John Lindsay. Out of all the administrators I have ever worked with to educate my son who has Autism, Mr. Lindsay is the most educated, knowledgeable, compassionate and understanding administrator I have ever met. His knowledge and understanding of both the academic and emotional needs of special needs children's including Autism and other learning disabilities as well as the needs of regular education students is just amazing. I truly believe with his leadership in his new role at Lake Worth High School that this school 'WILL' become an exceptional school in the near future. Submitted by: Parent & Special Needs Advocate
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2008

I agree with the student rating and comments. This school is less than adequet in its acedemics, athletic program, and teacher/ leadership areas. While there ar ea few teachers and parents that are truly there for the students, wanting to see them at their best, a few is not enough. There are more students there that are trying to make it better for themselves but with lack of concern from their superiors. It is disheartening to kno wthat the students feel this way about their Alta Matar. When you here them make comments like 'I hate the mentality that it is ok to be stupid or a looser because I go to Lake Worth'. There should be more listening and action being taken. Submitted by a proud Aunt and friend of many.


Posted July 5, 2006

I believe this school is just trying to get by and believes that there students are not wanting to go to a nice college but they are wrong.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2006

I think the quality of the academic programs are great at LWHS. The classes are challenging for my son with the option to move up to AP classes for further challenge. The sports program is excellent. The level of parent involvement seems adequite.
—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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

188 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

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 Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female90%
Male99%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education65%
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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%
Algebra II

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
75%
Biology I

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

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
61%
English I Writing

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

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
49%
English II Reading

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

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
45%
English III Writing

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
37%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
89%
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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%
World History

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

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

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 Students54%
Female56%
Male53%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education38%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students91%
Female88%
Male95%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students80%
Female76%
Male84%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education55%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students64%
Female62%
Male66%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students50%
Female57%
Male43%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education15%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talented81%
Not Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students27%
Female33%
Male22%
Black or African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special education0%
Not special education29%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant27%
Gifted/talented88%
Not Gifted23%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students67%
Female66%
Male69%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented92%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students34%
Female40%
Male27%
Black or African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special educationn/a
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant34%
Gifted/talented92%
Not Gifted30%
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 Students27%
Female35%
Male21%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Special educationn/a
Not special education27%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant27%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted24%

Geometry

All Students69%
Female73%
Male63%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted66%
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 Students61%
Female58%
Male64%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education46%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students44%
Female42%
Male46%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%
Gifted/talented73%
Not Gifted42%
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
Hispanic 55% 52%
White 28% 29%
Black 12% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 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) 3%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • MIKE ELLIS
Fax number
  • (817) 237-0697

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4210 Boat Club Road
Lake Worth, TX 76135
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