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Ed White Memorial High School

Charter | 9-12 | 86 students

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Posted January 19, 2009

Great school and dedicated teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

We are new in the Bay Area Charter schools. 2 in high school and one in middle school. We felt very welcomed coming in and I pray that this school works out for our teens. I do feel like there are some teachers/administrators there that really care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

2006-2007 Our first year of High School.My daughter has attended the Bay Area Charter schools since 3rd grade.She did very well this year and actually has respect for the teachers.The Science course was difficult and the teacher is excellent.She kept me informed of my child's progress and difficulties.The High School's classes are small and if a student is trying to do their best, I feel the instructors go out of their way to help the students.We appreciate the fact that our students are helped to not only graduate but are encouraged to go on to further their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2006

Very nice school, low total student population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

My daughter is starting her second year at Ed White. Since she transfered from Clear Creek her barley passing B-D grades have all went to A-B's, she wanted to take a summer class to help her graduate early, not forcebly talked into in order to get the grade. The most important reason she is happy and she is actually learning information that she shares with me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2004

Dr. Roz is a very fair, caring principal and I commend her for the changes she has made in her short time at Ed White. Her job is certainly not an easy one. Most likely my son would have dropped out had he continued his enrollment at Clear Creek, where the student is ' just a number'. Ed White kept me informed on an almost daily basis, making it easier to steer him in the right direction. He graduated on time and I am very proud of him, and thank the principal and staff for all their help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2004

I am the principal of Ed White Memorial High School, and feel I must respond to the extremely negative comments submitted in March. We are a dropout prevention/dropout recovery school and seek to have academically and socially successful students. Our students have reached high school and are faced with the barriers of exit exams to acheive a diploma. Our teachers are tireless in their efforts to help students learn what they missed and to acquire the needed credits to graduate. When I must say 'No' or deliver an unpopular answer to a request, someone is likely to get angery. I think the poor review came from an unhappy individual. My students are not as characterized by that person. They are typical students who sometimes make poor choices.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted May 27, 2004

I have a son who has attended this school for 2 years. He suffers from severe dyslexia and depression. He was sinking in the sea of Clear Creek High School with thousands of students. Ed White has given him an environment to succeed. While there are probably no Yale scholars at Ed White, it is a great, safe and encouraging environment for kids like mine that need a second chance environment. Dr. Roz is a tough but fair administrator and in the year she has led the school she has improved the school significantly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2004

This shouldn't be a school. Its a haven for delinquents. The students are allowed to smoke whatever they choose on campus. The teachers curse at the kids. There are kids running rampant all day in and out. the administrators are constantly losing pertinent student data such as credits.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

13 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

11 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

11 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

10 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

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n/a

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
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

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Math

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Science

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Social Studies

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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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%
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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
62%
English I Writing

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
38%
English II Reading

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

13 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.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%
World History

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

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 Students75%
Female63%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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Biology I

All Students73%
Female71%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students41%
Female42%
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special education20%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant41%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted41%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students26%
Female38%
Male0%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Special education0%
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant26%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted26%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students77%
Female67%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students23%
Female33%
Male14%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White22%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Special educationn/a
Not special education30%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant23%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted23%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
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Whiten/a
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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

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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
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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 Students78%
Female80%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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Whiten/a
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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

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Malen/a
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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 Students69%
Female55%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students58%
Female57%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted58%
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
White 58% 29%
Hispanic 30% 52%
Black 12% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 0%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Clear Creek ISD
Dickenson ISD
Other area ISDs
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of North Texas
University of Houston
San Jacinto College
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 11%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

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Arts & music

Clubs
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Kendra Persohn
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Fax number
  • (281) 316-0018

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Virtual school
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
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Students typically come from these schools
Clear Creek ISD
Dickenson ISD
Other area ISDs

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of North Texas
University of Houston
San Jacinto College
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