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Mcdonald Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 1048 students

 

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Posted today

This my first year in MISD and first year @ TH McDonald. The school is extremely overcrowded but the Teachers here are really nice and care about the kids. My daughter is doing good @ this school. Could have more parent envolvement. My daughter came from a private school so the course work is going to be alot easier but she is excelling and she has straigh A's
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2008

My daughter went to McDonald Middle School and had an awesome experience. I am so thankful for the excellent staff and administration. My daughter did great academically as well as had an awesome middle school experience. Go Mustangs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2008

McDonald Middle School is the champagne school in Mesquite and it has always been that way. It has been the school for strong Athletics since it was opened and that is why there is some overcrowding because everyone wants to attend . It is a very diverse school. As a parent, I was very happy with McDonald. The office staff was always nice and friendly to me but the comment in a previous review said the office staff was rude. In any job, when you are dealing with the public, you will have to adjust to the way people talk to you. I am sure the staff had a reason to treat that person the way they did. I have been at the school when parents were cussing in the office in front of school children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2008

My kids loved McDonald. Even though it is overcrowded, the admin. and staff do a great job of putting the kids first, which believe me need it, in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

McDonlad is very crowded, the office staff is extremly rude and some teachers need to relaize that our children having feelings. They are unfair in their discipline toward some students. MISD needs to look at the school and work on improvements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

The school is extremely crowded and there seems to be little interest in the overall education of the children. I would say that the school is boring, and though I am a parent, I think learning should be fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

Mcdonald is a good school. I have had 3 kids threw there and 2 more are about to finish there 8th grade year.I like the school i believe the principle there mrs marshall is unfair to certain students and she is not very good with communicating with the parents.
—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 86% in 2011.

446 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

448 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

450 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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 85% in 2011.

470 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

469 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

478 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 95% in 2011.

473 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education57%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education47%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students93%
Female96%
Male89%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education68%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education62%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education48%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students74%
Female67%
Male80%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education26%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)34%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female91%
Male95%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education56%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

483 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

482 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

463 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

483 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

500 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 63% in 2013.

500 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%
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

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%
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.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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English I Reading

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Female79%
Male74%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education31%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female74%
Male74%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education34%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female71%
Male52%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education9%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted58%
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

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
Black or African American72%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education29%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)51%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
Black or African American72%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education45%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Black or African American57%
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education13%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students47%
Female45%
Male50%
Black or African American40%
Asian86%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education10%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
Gifted/talented91%
Not Gifted43%
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

Algebra I

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted93%
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 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

Chemistry

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

English I Reading

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
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

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
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

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Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

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Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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Migrantn/a
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Gifted/talentedn/a
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Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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Malen/a
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Hispanicn/a
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Whiten/a
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Migrantn/a
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English III Writing

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Geometry

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Physics

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Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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Migrantn/a
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Gifted/talentedn/a
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U.S. History

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Malen/a
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World Geography

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Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Bilingualn/a

World History

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Hispanicn/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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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
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

  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 59% 52%
Black 23% 13%
White 14% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 16%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • DEBRA BASSINGER
Fax number
  • (972) 882-5700

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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2930 North Town East Boulevard
Mesquite, TX 75150
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Phone: (972) 882-5700

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