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Mabank High School

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Posted December 13, 2009

We have raised 2 nephews in the Mabank School system and we are now supporting a nephew and a neice in the system. My husband went to Mabank and we have nothing but praises for the school district. We have several other neices and nephews that have gone through the system and we are proud of the adults that they have turned out to be.


Posted November 16, 2009

Almost all of my children have attended MISD. I have one son that is Dyslexic. He very early on was labled as lazy and a behavior problem. -I have struggled with the school system. I have had a lot of luck with most of the teachers but the administration at the Highschool has been the worst. They try so hard to control every aspect of their day, a child such as mine does not follow along well with their program. They are fostering sheep. No individuality is allowed. They are constantly trying to get him to quit and get his GED. They seem to be very number oriented. Kids have to meet a certain mold. Football, band, scholar etc.. If they don't; they want them out. Maybe that's how they keep the excellent rating. They weed out the individals. I wish home school was an option for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2007

I was an exchange student 2004/2005 still in the old High School and I loved it! The teachers were great and the classes always interesting! *great school*


Posted August 27, 2007

My child attended MBHS grades 9-12. This year students will enjoy a completely new campus managed by a fairly new administration. The principal was 'Principal of the Year' for the Region (2007). Test scores have risen, the quality of teachers has improved, students are disciplined, and the environment is healthy. But, like all Texas schools, they teach to the test (TAKS). There is a wide variety of extracurricular activities, something for every student. Participation level above the Sophomore level tends to be very clickish. What you can expect for your child is a well rounded and stable school experience coupled with a small Texas town (getting bigger) environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

Students of this schools are obedient and they learn to have good nature.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2006

The only classes I learned anything whatsoever from were my AP classes. Yet those classes were for the most part, excellent. The school seemed to be too focused on its extracuricular assets (football, band. . .). I graduated in 2003, and since, the administration has seen a complete turn over. So who knows, maybe things have changed for the better. Although, I have heard that since, students are not allowed to bring same sex dates to the prom, which I'm pretty sure is illegal. And by my moral standards, very wrong. I've always held mixed feelings for my hometown.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 8, 2005

I graduated from Mabank High school just a few years ago. Since then I have been to college and worked for other educational programs and ISDs. I was very prepared for college and was actually able to CLEP certain classes because I had been taught the material already in high school. I love the small town atmosphere and the individual attention each student gets from teachers and administration. When my kids get in school I would love for them to go to Mabank and have the same opportunities that a big city school offers, in a safer environment.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 19, 2004

Of all the schools my son has attended this is one of the worst. The new principle is not family oriented. You can't get anywhere in the chain of command because they all back each other whether they know the correct answer. Small town politics and your child will be lost in this school for sure. Mine has been and now I know why so many people home-school their kids in this town. Don't believe that a small town school is better this one for sure doesn't have my child's best interest. My other two children are not in school yet and will never be in the public system no matter where I live.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2004

Mavank High is one of the best schools my children have attended. My middle child graduated in 2001 and I had two younger children attending. We had to transfer to another state due to my position. Regretfully the new school is no where as advanced as MHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2003

There is something special about Mabank that I believe any child can blossom just like a flower properly cared for.


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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

225 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

241 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

234 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

233 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

236 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

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

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

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students93%
Female89%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students97%
Female95%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged99%
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 "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.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%
Algebra II

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%
English I Writing

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

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%
English II Reading

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

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
7%
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
6%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
100%
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.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%
World History

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

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

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 Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education73%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted81%
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
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education81%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education60%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students77%
Female82%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education50%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students50%
Female59%
Male42%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education18%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted43%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education57%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students51%
Female55%
Male45%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education14%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted46%
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 Students85%
Female89%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education50%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted83%
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 Students76%
Female72%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Native60%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education44%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students73%
Female70%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education70%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted70%
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 81% 29%
Hispanic 14% 52%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • BRAD KOSKELIN
Fax number
  • (903) 880-1603

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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310 East Market Street
Mabank, TX 75147
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Phone: (903) 880-1605

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