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Memorial High School

Public | 9-12 | 2227 students

 

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Posted January 7, 2011

Memorial has been a wonderful school for my 3 children. All have excelled in all their classes due to wonderful, caring teachers. Teachers contact parents to tell about the good things their child is doing. The AP courses really help prepare the students for college. My kids have succeeded in college because of Memorial HS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Great environment for students, and also has the best AP program in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

I love this school because the staff really cares about the students. I also believe most students are challenged and prepared for college.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

Great kids, staff and administration!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2005

There is a strong AP/Honors program for juniors and seniors but the general classes often lack motivation from teachers and there is little student discussion/interatcion with the course material. Parental involvement is usually the parent's responsibility as rarely do any of the teachers contact parents before their child is in serious trouble.
—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.

578 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

561 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

433 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

429 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

426 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

427 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

419 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

419 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

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 Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%

Math

All Students87%
Female87%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%

Science

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)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.

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 "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.

560 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%
Algebra II

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
52%
Biology I

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

607 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

488 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
37%
English I Reading

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

684 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%
English I Writing

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

732 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
54%
English II Reading

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

494 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

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.

478 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
62%
U.S. History

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

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

650 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%
World History

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

497 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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 Students78%
Female79%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education45%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English82%
Migrant58%
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education56%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English90%
Migrant50%
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students86%
Female86%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education50%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English89%
Migrant67%
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students57%
Female63%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education3%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English68%
Migrant18%
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talented99%
Not Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students39%
Female46%
Male33%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian75%
Hispanic37%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Special education11%
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English48%
Migrant18%
Not migrant40%
Gifted/talented88%
Not Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education35%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English81%
Migrant31%
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students52%
Female59%
Male45%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education0%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English55%
Migrant11%
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talented86%
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 Students88%
Female87%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education50%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English91%
Migrant60%
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
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 Students60%
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 education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students73%
Female70%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education36%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English79%
Migrant56%
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students76%
Female73%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education30%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English79%
Migrant50%
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted69%
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 93% 52%
White 5% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 14%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • ROSA LARSON
Fax number
  • (956) 632-5226

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