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Martin High School

Public | 9-12 | 1915 students

 

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Posted June 27, 2011

This school is not what it once was. Sure it was never great but it is in a total slump. The teachers cannot be blamed completely when you have students (and parents alike) that don't care. It sad really to see this historic school turn into a total quagmire.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2011

Martin High School is a great institution and possibly the best school in Laredo, Texas. Sure the TAKS scores are low, but consider this: a majority of freshmen have poor English and reading skills. The faculty and administration have work twice as hard as other schools to get these kids to understand the material. The dedication to the student's success by the faculty is so immense. By the time these kids, whom have had trouble with English graduate, they are grateful, and enthused about college. No the TAKS scores don't measure that but their teachers really are there for them. This school never gets the credit it deserves and never gets a pat on the back for what it does right. Now as for the pre-AP, GT kids: They aren't ignored for the sake of the overwhelming majority struggling with English and social-economic problems, they are challenged. There are so many extracurricular activities; it will keep overachievers very preoccupied. I'm an alumnus, very involved honor student, Manga Cum Laude college graduate, did my teaching internship there. There is no other school like it. I pray for the day when I will teach there, like my mother has. Once A Tiger, Always a Tiger


Posted December 14, 2010

As a former staff member, I can attest that this school is home to troubled kids. One need not look farther than the school's standardized testing record to see many students don't go on to complete a higher education. With that said, great students will succeed no matter the environment. Martin has produced countless great students. This school has excellent teachers and leadership. Unfortunately, much of it falls flat on the ears of the overwhelmingly majority: apathetic students and their equally apathetic (AND uneducated) parents. School pride? Check. Educational pride? TBA
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 5, 2009

this is an awesome school. it has everything the students may need. my whole family graduated as a tiger. and i plan to keep the tradition going
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2009

Yea i know this is kinda late but i just happened to come across it and i didnt really like what a parent had to say on nov.3,2007......i am a student from there and i am proud to say that i am a cheerleader there and there is no such thing as just cuz i have that role that teachers are gonna pass me...i have to work twice as hard to be able to pass! i study and work very hard to be able to keep up my average and stay at tht top 10 percent of my class as i am now! so i really dont appreciate people taking when they dont really know the truth of whats happening in the school...martin is an awesome place to be at and im proud to be a tiger! GO RED AND WHITE and as always.........ONCE A TIGER ALWAYS A TIGER!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2008

i believe that martin high school is an outstanding school
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2007

Not only is Martin High an excellent school, but have excellent teachers and administrators. I have seen teachers leave at 6 or later to provide extra help to our children if needed. When we need to speak to a teacher, we can call the school and leave message or e-mailed them. They are good in responding back. We may hear bad things of the school, but we don't get any complements on the good things that the school provides for the community. Example the cleaning of parts of Laredo they've. They have also prepare the blue bags for the recyle bags with use, ect. I am proud to say I'm an ex alumni and proud to have 5 daughters attendant that school on which 3 graduated and 1 that will graduate in May with honors and last one a freshman.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2007

Martin high faculty is not your best faculty, unless you are a football player or cheerleader you will pass otherwise the teachers put you down and are very negative! This school is all about favortism and not about the education. If you havent read martin is the lowest in the taks scores and its not only the students to blame the teachers take great part in it!Not to mention those ladies from attendance ALWAYS in a bad mood and by experience very rude to parents as well!Don't forget the discipline, there is none! Now my daughter attends alexander high school due to how bad martin has gotten! She is a successfull senior!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2007

As a proud parent of two students, one successfully graduated and one is a senior at Martin High, I am grateful that they have attended such a worthwhile institute. Martin is such a valuable part of our community, it provides great education, awesome teachers, excellent administrators and a wholesome feeling of family. My children have never had any problems that teachers and faculty couldn't solve. As for my kids safety, no problem has ever arise, safety is a vital issue at Martin High. Success comes from within and to get you there,takes pride and commitment, that is what Martin High represents. Parents must play major role to get your kids at any level of success, so let them enroll in sports, clubs and any activities they wish. Be supportive and attend your kids extracurricular activities. Go Tigers, Go Big Red!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2005

Martin High School posseses one of the greatest staff, faculty, and administration in South Texas. It offers challenging AP courses, an array of extra-curricular activities, and a broad range of scholastic programs. One great aspect of Martin High School is that every child is instilled with a sense of pride and importance. This institution has been the scholastic foundation for Laredo since the 1930's. Old Martin High will be renovated during the 2006-2007 academic school year. It will posses state of the art equipment in areas of science, history, and the fine arts. Any child would be enlighted to be surrounded by cultivating individuals who offer a different perspective on everday issues, and parents would be proud to know that their children are being challenged. Simply put, it's a great learning environment.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 25, 2004

This high school is excellent. Apart from being the oldest high school in Laredo, its school spirit is amazing. I have 2 daughters here and I don't have anything to complain about. It is a very safe campus and has a caring faculty who are always there for the students.
—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.

560 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

553 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

358 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

356 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

357 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

357 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

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 Students83%
Female89%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%

Math

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%

Science

All Students89%
Female91%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)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.

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 "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.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%
Algebra II

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

49 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.

557 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

714 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
21%
English I Writing

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

708 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
16%
English II Reading

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

412 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

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.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
96%
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.

599 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
36%
World History

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

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

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 Students57%
Female62%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education14%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English75%
Migrant40%
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students48%
Female47%
Male49%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education14%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English72%
Migrant83%
Not migrant48%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students57%
Female56%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education40%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students24%
Female26%
Male22%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White8%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Special education0%
Not special education24%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English47%
Migrant33%
Not migrant24%
Gifted/talented66%
Not Gifted21%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students16%
Female19%
Male12%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Special education6%
Not special education16%
Limited English proficient (LEP)2%
Proficient in English36%
Migrant22%
Not migrant15%
Gifted/talented69%
Not Gifted12%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students44%
Female45%
Male43%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special education13%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%
Gifted/talented87%
Not Gifted41%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students26%
Female28%
Male23%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Special education0%
Not special education26%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant25%
Gifted/talented58%
Not Gifted23%
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 Students77%
Female76%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education33%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted76%
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 Students41%
Female36%
Male46%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education13%
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English61%
Migrant33%
Not migrant41%
Gifted/talented84%
Not Gifted37%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students47%
Female40%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education38%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%
Gifted/talented76%
Not Gifted44%
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 100% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
White N/A 29%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 46%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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2002 San Bernardo Avenue
Laredo, TX 78040
Phone: (956) 273-7100

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