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Posted June 18, 2013

I like the fact that classes are small and students have great access to counselors and teachers. All classes are confined to a single building, so security and bullying prevention make this Academy a very good selection for parents and students. All teachers and support staff really strive to help students graduate and be ready for college.Zero tolerance policies are in place to keep the good students focused on their goals. My daughter graduated recently and was able to secure a very good scholarship for college thanks to the efforts of the counselors and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2009

I like the fact that this school does not take any students misbehaving. They do something wrong they will be suspended. If the student does not respect the rules, they don't belong in it. The fact that students have to leave their electronic device in the office is very good. I support their rules.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
16%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students71%
Female63%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students27%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students67%
Female81%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female100%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
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 "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "AEA: 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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
59%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
65%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
21%
English I Writing

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
12%
English II Reading

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
38%
World History

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

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 Students32%
Female33%
Male31%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted32%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students29%
Female24%
Male35%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education14%
Not special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted29%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students31%
Female39%
Male18%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education32%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students17%
Female18%
Male15%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special education0%
Not special education19%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted17%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students3%
Female5%
Male0%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic3%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged1%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Special education0%
Not special education3%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English3%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant3%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted3%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students42%
Female43%
Male41%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students16%
Female14%
Male18%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education16%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted16%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students37%
Female43%
Male33%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted33%

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 Students50%
Female46%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted50%
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 Students28%
Female30%
Male25%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education32%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted28%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students20%
Female17%
Male24%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education20%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted20%
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) 10%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 11%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • AIDA PONCE
Fax number
  • (956) 722-0767

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