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South Plains Academy Charter High School

Charter | 9-12 | 225 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

South Plains Academy is an open enrollment charter school where we build relationships in a non traditional setting for student success. We are embarking on 21st century learning by going to an Engage to Learn teaching model where students are leaders of their own education and teachers facilitate processes and procedures that will students gain those 21st century skill that will aide them in their future endeavors.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 5, 2004

South Plains Academy is the best thing that has happened to me, i love it. The times are perfect and flexible, and it is WAY better then any public school i have been to. We also get a chance to graduate early, and we can work at our own pace, and we dont have to deal with the every day troubles as regular high school students do.
—Submitted by a 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.

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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

25 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

23 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

23 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students87%
Female93%
Male81%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students75%
Female81%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students71%
Female78%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female100%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
48%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
32%
English I Writing

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
14%
English II Reading

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
35%
World History

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

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 Students51%
Female58%
Male44%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special education22%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted51%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students59%
Female67%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Special education30%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students52%
Female59%
Male43%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special education0%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students40%
Female53%
Male28%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Special education17%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students23%
Female26%
Male18%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Special education17%
Not special education24%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant23%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted23%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students50%
Female47%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students31%
Female33%
Male27%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant31%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted31%
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 Students2%
Female0%
Male5%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education0%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English0%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant0%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted0%

Geometry

All Students66%
Female71%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education14%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted66%
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 Students33%
Female28%
Male41%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Special education11%
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant33%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted33%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students44%
Female36%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education0%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted44%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 79% 52%
Black 11% 13%
White 8% 29%
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

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 49%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MICHAEL CAROTHERS
Fax number
  • (806) 741-1089

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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