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United High School

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Posted August 26, 2012

Organized with a capital O! My son just registered for the 9th grade and this his first year at a public school and the staff were very welcoming and friendly during the process. The UHS school administrators are to be commended on how organized they run this school. My son comes from a small charter school and they are not organized and the staff members are not friendly. I am confident that my son will have a great education and valued experience at UHS school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

Overall, I really believe this is a great school, especially since it is a very large size school and still they're well organized. Our pricipal and asst. principals appear to have great leadership skills. Real teamwork is obvious, dedicated caring teachers are always hard at work, there a large variety of exracurricular activities available. There are many opportunites for parent to be well informed and involved. Safety and discipline is a real priority here. I have three children and have chosen to live in Laredo for the School. I'm a proud parent of two United High School graduates and a sophmore student still attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2009

Teachers are very dedicated to 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.

963 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

962 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

896 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

896 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

892 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

887 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

898 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

892 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

893 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

895 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%

Math

All Students87%
Female89%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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.

497 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%
Algebra II

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

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

699 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

516 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

699 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%
English I Writing

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

745 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
61%
English II Reading

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

612 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

672 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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.

512 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
99%
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.

729 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%
World History

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

612 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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 Students73%
Female80%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education65%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual60%

Algebra II

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged99%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted98%
Bilingual100%

Biology I

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education58%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingual95%

Chemistry

All Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education60%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingual93%

English I Reading

All Students63%
Female70%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education23%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingual50%

English I Writing

All Students48%
Female55%
Male42%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education0%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted41%
Bilingual58%

English II Reading

All Students72%
Female75%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education36%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual80%

English II Writing

All Students45%
Female49%
Male41%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education4%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented85%
Non-Gifted38%
Bilingual42%

English III Reading

All Students55%
Female65%
Male45%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education33%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented66%
Non-Gifted52%

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 Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education58%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingual92%

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 Students85%
Female83%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education60%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingual92%

World History

All Students65%
Female59%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education24%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual38%
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 98% 50%
White 2% 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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School Leader's name
  • Mr Alberto Aleman Jr
Fax number
  • (956) 473-1980

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2811 United Ave
Laredo, TX 78045
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