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Dr Leo Cigarroa High School

Public | 9-12 | 1387 students

 

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Posted June 27, 2011

With all due respect to staff and students, this school needs more improvement in order to call it prestigious. It not good nor bad... Teachers should offer a more challenging curriculum in order to prepare students for college. Let's face it college is no walk in the park


Posted July 23, 2009

Dr. Leo G. Cigarroa High School is a wonderful school filled with great knowledge and pride. The faculty and staff do a great job at maintaining a wondering learning facility. This school not only has a great academic system, but a over achieving band and outstanding althletic program. Most definately 'The Pride of South Laredo!'
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

This an excellent school, i dont say this just because im a studen here, its because teachers, principle, and the staff treats us all very well, and we couldnt ask for more.. oh, and its also very nice going from the school to V.M.T Magnet. so, GO TOROS!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2008

Dr. Leo G. Cigarroa is one of the most schools known around the City of Laredo. It has an outstanding band program and an excellent atheltics department. There is a lot of great things at this school and it happens to accept people for who they are.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2005

Ciggaroa high school is one of the most well dressed schools in the district of LISD. As for the acadmics much is to be required, but the teachers are extrodinary entertaining, and they make you learn without relizing it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2005

The quality of academic programs in this school is raised all the way to the top due to the leadership that each student with holds. Now, in all those extracurricular activities students are submitted with trials that depend on their future. I would personally would say that being a parent of a student who attends to that wonderful school, I would appreciate it if you would take your time to enjoy it as well as I do.
—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.

419 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

409 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

308 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

308 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

300 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

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 Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%

Science

All Students82%
Female81%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education29%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
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)71%
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.

412 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%
Algebra II

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

21 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.

447 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

546 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
30%
English I Writing

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

553 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
27%
English II Reading

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

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

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.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
20%
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.

483 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
48%
World History

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

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 Students49%
Female49%
Male49%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education35%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English57%
Migrant40%
Not migrant49%
Gifted/talented87%
Not Gifted46%
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 Students46%
Female44%
Male48%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education23%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English56%
Migrant30%
Not migrant46%
Gifted/talented75%
Not Gifted43%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students54%
Female60%
Male47%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education12%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English64%
Migrant71%
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted49%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students27%
Female30%
Male24%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Special education12%
Not special education28%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English40%
Migrant42%
Not migrant27%
Gifted/talented78%
Not Gifted23%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students14%
Female18%
Male11%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Special education8%
Not special education15%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English21%
Migrant18%
Not migrant14%
Gifted/talented65%
Not Gifted11%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students52%
Female56%
Male48%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education13%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)16%
Proficient in English65%
Migrant25%
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students23%
Female24%
Male23%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education24%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English30%
Migrant29%
Not migrant23%
Gifted/talented83%
Not 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
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 Students69%
Female69%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education31%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English76%
Migrant33%
Not migrant70%
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 Students40%
Female35%
Male45%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special education11%
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English52%
Migrant31%
Not migrant40%
Gifted/talented79%
Not Gifted37%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students35%
Female28%
Male42%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education13%
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English42%
Migrant0%
Not migrant36%
Gifted/talented72%
Not Gifted31%
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% 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) 26%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • LAURA FLORES
Fax number
  • (956) 273-7095

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Laredo, TX 78046
Phone: (956) 273-6800

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