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Lufkin High School

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Posted June 10, 2013

If parents put their kids into the advanced classes, there will be a good amount of challenges. However, if the kids end up with the regular classes, many problems will emerge. The school bullying, drugs, fighting, stealing, racism, and gang problems all mixed in such a big campus, which contains over two thousand students. The administration are all related, and it is a typical "family business." Therefore, when problems come up, the solution usually is not sufficient. The school also has a very high turn over rate of teachers. The teachers come and go as often as the toilet flushes. Other than that, it is a pretty good school for ya'll.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 27, 2008

Lufkin High School is a pretty good school although there seems to be a rise in gangs and gang fights. My 11th grader is excelling in Varsity Choir as well as Chamber Choir. His grades are great. I have one child also in Middle school and I have major problems with that school. It seems to me that some of the teachers are displaying reverse discrimination, drugs are too easily accessible, and supervision of the children is minimal. They can come and go from the school without the parents or teachers being aware of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

We are 4 years into this district. My child is an 11th grader. I consider him an average student. He brings home no homework for last 2 years and makes average grades, mostly A's & B's. He never studies for tests. I am hesitate to recommend this area for the best possible education available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2006

I have two children at Lufkin High School. I have no complaints about the overall education. The English department is excellent. History/social studies fair. Biology is my personal pet peeve, but you cannot win them all. New leadership last year. The teachers like him. The kids are slow to trust. He had a tough act to follow. He needs to work on it. extracirricular is great. This school has a nitch for everyome. My children are getting a good education directly related to the AP classes they take. I see lots of parents in lots of areas - band, football, soccer, drill team, cheer, UIL, Debate...It's big, but find your niche. excellent melting pot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

Lufkin High School is a wonderful school. I love my job and have for the past few years. I have never had to deal with any 'political' issues in the regular ed. classrooms. Every teacher supports sports involvement and each students' involvement in school activities. There is team effort and unity amongst the staff. The fine arts department is one of the best in East Texas and students that attend here will be ready for college level competition. There is no PTA in the H.S. setting.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 4, 2005

Programs are excellent... choir and the arts could use a little more funding, actually a whole lot more. Parental involvment is hard to see but noticable.. Mr. Knight the prinipal is leaving but he rocked so hard... The other principals need to be checked out.. the ones that have been there for a while... Mr. Mahan does a great job.. although Mr. Bennett is new no student rumors have risen up. The teachers are the best- all of them love teaching and its easy to see... although students make it hard they persevere... thats noteable..
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2004

I have two daughters at this school and am very impressed with the selection of classes offered for students, the students satisfaction with (even bragging) about the opportunities presented, the excellent teachers they've had, the willingness of the school to help with any problem they encounter. My kids would move out before they left this school, as much as they love it, at 16 and seventeen. They've learned French, Spanish, done great in debate and student council, and I'm just happy to have a school they love and Drivers Ed over with. And Boston, of course. I've never seen kids as actively involved in any school as mine are at Lufkin High, and it keeps them out of trouble. The Drivers Ed teacher has been bragged on by five parents I know as excellent, with students deathly afraid of driving, and my daughters.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2003

I am pleased with the education that my child receives from this school. The teachers are up to snuff. The school is diverse in all areas, and the environment is welcoming. I couldn't have picked a better place for my child to attend school.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

523 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

529 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

512 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

501 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

499 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

500 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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.

479 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

475 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

477 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
Black or African American89%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education80%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%
Algebra II

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

542 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

587 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%
English I Writing

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

629 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%
English II Reading

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

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

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.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
98%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
54%
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
34%
World Geography

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

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%
World History

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

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
34%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education72%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingual96%

Algebra II

All Students97%
Female100%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingual100%

Biology I

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education76%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingual100%

Chemistry

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingual80%

English I Reading

All Students67%
Female75%
Male60%
Black or African American55%
Asian90%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education26%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingual94%

English I Writing

All Students48%
Female54%
Male42%
Black or African American30%
Asian82%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education9%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingual91%

English II Reading

All Students73%
Female78%
Male67%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education22%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)21%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual89%

English II Writing

All Students41%
Female47%
Male34%
Black or African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracial14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education4%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talented85%
Non-Gifted31%
Bilingual67%

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 Students77%
Female75%
Male78%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education58%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual91%

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 Students66%
Female66%
Male67%
Black or African American51%
Asian100%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education27%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingual90%

World History

All Students54%
Female47%
Male63%
Black or African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education16%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingual65%
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 36% 31%
Hispanic 32% 50%
Black 28% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Mark Smith
Fax number
  • (936) 632-8132

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Lufkin, TX 75901
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