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Lyford High School

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Posted October 27, 2008

I am a current student here a lhs. I may have to say that lyford is going down hill. They are too worried about what we're wearing, and whats going on in our personal lives.[Its none of there bussiness]. They need to stop worrying about football already, the boys get new uniforms every year, but as for the girls we wait every two years, and can still keep up with sport rankings. This school needs help.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2007

Lyford is more concerned about the kids wearing 'proper' uniforms (kids in k-8)/high sports programs then their are level of quality education. Nice football field with very poor testing scores. Too many class, too little time per class. Teachers don't have much control over their classes. More chat chit & horse play than teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2006

I attended Lyford High School and am aware that it is in need of improvement, but my life was blessed by the wonderful teachers that helped me through and believed in me---the teachers are really wonderful and do take the time to listen to both students/parents
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 24, 2006

Lyford High School is in need for improvement.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2004

My brother attended Lyford High School and has a grade point average of a 4.0. He moved to San Antonio only to discover that he was not at the 5th grade math level, but instead he was at a 4th grade level. He was behind in his teachings due to the poor education systm offered at Lyford High School. I do not recommend this highschool.
—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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

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

All Students94%
Female97%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students95%
Female91%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education90%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
86%
Algebra II

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
31%
Biology I

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
28%
English I Reading

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
65%
English I Writing

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
48%
English II Reading

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
34%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
77%
World History

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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 Students55%
Female56%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education33%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrant55%
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students74%
Female67%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education43%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrant54%
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students66%
Female66%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrant73%
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented75%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students48%
Female44%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special education14%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrant29%
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students29%
Female35%
Male24%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special education0%
Not special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrant22%
Non-migrant30%
Gifted/talented75%
Non-Gifted26%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students65%
Female61%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrant45%
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented75%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students33%
Female39%
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 disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
Not special education34%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrant14%
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talented63%
Non-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
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 Students79%
Female81%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrant82%
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted78%
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 Students51%
Female44%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education13%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrant25%
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students55%
Female42%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrant27%
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented50%
Non-Gifted55%
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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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 98% 52%
White 2% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
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) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • VERONICA SANCHES
Fax number
  • (956) 347-5034

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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P O Box 220
Lyford, TX 78569
Phone: (956) 347-3909

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