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Monterey High School

Public | 9-12 | 2073 students

 

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Posted November 12, 2012

We love the faculty and staff at Monterey! I have not had any issues at all with anyone and all are willing to assist when I need it. My daughter (sophmore) loves her school and would be crushed if we took her somewhere else. My son will be a freshman next year and is looking forward to his high school years at MHS. I highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a great, quality education and a family atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

We just moved over here from New Mexico two months ago. As far as now, my daughter who is a Junior is very happy with all of the overall teaching and band/track/cc activities. We have met some of her teachers and are very pleased. Our daughter has been an honor student since she began attending kindergarten and we feel that Monterey High is a great place. She loves this school, so we back her up 100%.
—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.

517 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

504 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

502 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

490 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

485 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

483 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

395 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students78%
Female77%
Male78%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education76%
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 Unacceptable".
  • 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.

507 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%
Algebra II

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

575 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

460 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

606 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%
English I Writing

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

634 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%
English II Reading

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

495 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

494 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.

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.

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
96%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
71%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
76%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

609 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%
World History

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

495 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
45%
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 Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education37%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education54%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education34%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students67%
Female73%
Male62%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Native50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education27%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students42%
Female49%
Male36%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Native50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education7%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant42%
Gifted/talented92%
Not Gifted41%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students76%
Female81%
Male71%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education39%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students45%
Female50%
Male40%
Black or African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education10%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted42%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education45%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
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 Students60%
Female55%
Male66%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Native60%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education28%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students63%
Female57%
Male69%
Black or African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education25%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted62%
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 57% 52%
White 31% 29%
Black 9% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Rock band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • LES PURKEYPILE
Fax number
  • (806) 766-0509

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Rock band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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3211 47th Street
Lubbock, TX 79413
Phone: (806) 766-0700

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