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Posted July 5, 2009

very poor academic curriculum. i wouldn't send my children here. i attended nixon HS as a junior/senior and i was just never satisfied...
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2006

If you love sports and love great couches that push you to do the best you can do. Then you should be coming to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2004

This is one of the best schools here in laredo because it has a great football team 2 in a row bidistrict champs, an amazing band 18 consecutive sweepstakes plus a 1.2 milion dollar band hall, and great faculty. It has very good security, and the building is graet. My children attend this high school one a freshman and the other a senior, so far I haven't had any complaints about the school.
—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.

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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.

586 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

571 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

411 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

408 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

408 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

405 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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.

402 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%

Math

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%

Science

All Students85%
Female82%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special education26%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
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.

555 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
56%
Algebra II

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
26%
Biology I

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

578 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

677 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
37%
English I Writing

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

731 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
28%
English II Reading

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

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
98%
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.

642 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
53%
World History

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

402 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

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 Students48%
Female52%
Male45%
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 disadvantaged60%
Special education5%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students62%
Female65%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education29%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students51%
Female51%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education21%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students38%
Female42%
Male34%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Special education10%
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted33%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students21%
Female25%
Male18%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged4%
Special education6%
Not special education22%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
Gifted/talented74%
Non-Gifted17%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students53%
Female54%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special education25%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students30%
Female30%
Male30%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Special education13%
Not special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)2%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted24%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students64%
Female63%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted62%

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 Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education59%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-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
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 Students45%
Female42%
Male48%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special education14%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted41%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students40%
Female38%
Male42%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education15%
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)21%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talented84%
Non-Gifted35%
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 99% 50%
White 1% 31%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Black 0% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Dr Gerardo Cruz
Fax number
  • (956) 795-3844

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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