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Pine Tree High School

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Posted June 30, 2013

In the Longview area this is pretty much the "safe" school and while there are some level of worldly kids thats pretty much to be expected in East Texas. However they tend to overemphasize social status so if you want your kid to be popular this is the best place. If you can't afford a lot of gimmicks and your child does well academically don't expect it to matter. Placement for college is spurious and there is a lot of grade inflation and extracurricular group projects to help people who aren't motivated but in the right clique get by but its not going to get people ready to go as college freshmen. Its really just a matter if you want your kids to be relatively safer and suffer a bit academically so long as you know there is a good group and a bad group. If your kid is in the bad group by high school the tell tale signs will start with encouragement to place them elsewhere and then discipline problems that never existed before will be invented. If you live in the right neighborhood this could be the best experience of your child's life before the real world catches up with them.


Posted October 3, 2009

They've got a decent academic program for the area, and a really great Arts program headed by Mary Graham.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2008

Pine Tree ISD is by far a spectacular school, that is, if you are looking at the staff, sports programs, and grades. But say you were to send your child there, after reviewing all the schools around town, and deciding Pine Tree would provide the best education of the four main school districts in Longview, Texas? Yes, they would be well-educated, but they would also have a knowledge of things most children shouldn't by at least the seventh grade, if not sooner. While in the Student Handbook it clearly states No PDA (Public Displays of Affection), such as holding hands, or hugging in the hallway. The students at Pine Tree have come to expect nothing short of 'third base' all throughout the hallways. They cuss like sailors. But it gives your child an experience to know all the ethnicities and prepare for college, with a variety of religious and familial backgrounds.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2008

this is a very neat school and academicaly in good shape for any student that wants to succeed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2006

I taught in Pine Tree for 7 yrs. and had a great experience. My kids graduated from PT, and one went on to play sports in college. The other graduated from Baylor and has a good job now.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 22, 2006

I moved to Pine Tree from one of the best school districts in the nation. Then, I was appalled with Pine Tree's teaching quality. An unfair appraisal. PT does the best it can. It's in a town that can't attract great faculty. Pine Tree is not a wonderful school district by any reasonable standard. Check TAKS standards, graduation rates, foreign language teaching, etc. and you will come to the same conclusion. That said, in East Texas, Pine Tree is actually one of the best systems. (Spring Hill is a better district). Big fish, little pond. Some consider the school to be 'blue ribbon' mainly because they're from the area and perhaps are weighing the school on it's location (in nicer areas of the town) rather than by academic rigor. Make extra effort to talk/work with your kids.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 2, 2006

Pine Tree has a Great theatre department and the academics with PT are perfect! I went to PT for 12 years and my kids have also gone there. One graduated and one has another year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

I went to Pine Tree from 2nd to 12th grade, and made a lot of memories. Not sure if they prepared me enough for college though. The school was always very safe, so that was not a problem. Good sports teams.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

305 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

302 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

284 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

289 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

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 Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female99%
Male95%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education61%
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 "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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%
Algebra II

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%
English I Writing

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

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%
English II Reading

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

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
81%
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.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
81%
World History

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

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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 Students71%
Female76%
Male65%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education20%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students84%
Female81%
Male86%
Black or African American81%
Asian100%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education48%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students63%
Female69%
Male56%
Black or African American44%
Asian83%
Hispanic54%
Multiracial44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education20%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students53%
Female60%
Male47%
Black or African American29%
Asian86%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education6%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
Black or African American70%
Asian60%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education44%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students55%
Female57%
Male52%
Black or African American33%
Asian60%
Hispanic39%
Multiracial55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education0%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted51%
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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
Black or African American74%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education38%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
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 Students69%
Female67%
Male72%
Black or African American49%
Asian100%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education22%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students66%
Female59%
Male73%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education42%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted63%
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 51% 29%
Hispanic 25% 52%
Black 20% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 3%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Phone: (903) 295-5031

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