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Vanston Middle School

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Posted June 15, 2013

Vanston is a great middle school!! The administration and teachers are outstanding. My children are excelling through their highest potential. If there are any bad ratings of this school it is definitely not the school or staff it is the Environment. I believe if parents are raising their children in a godly home teaching them respect and good morals and expressing how important their education is our schools here in Mesquite would be top notch...rated a 10. Parents get yourself in a bible teaching church and raise your chldren the way God attended. Thank you Lord Jesus for this school and for protecting my children and giving them the wisdom to do what is right in any situation they face. Amen
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2011

The school year started out for my daughter poorly. The first couple of weeks there was bullying and the remainder of the year continued along that theme. Also her wallet was stolen. The Principle would never respond to concerns. It was as if he was a ghost. Then in order to get a response from the Assistant Principle regarding the persistant bullying, I had to be persistant and then it appeared as if there was an irritation because a parent was actually involved with their child's well being. I had to resort to calling the School Board but I was just re-routed to the Principal and received the Principal's Asst. I never received a response from the Principal. They were so irritated until the campus officer yelled at my daughter and and said that she was lying although another student had witnessed the bullying. The witness was told that she was lying too. I was given all kinds of reasons why they couldn't do anything about the bullying but not given a resolution how the bullying could be resolved. I had to move my daughter to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2011

My son went through Vanston and enjoyed it. He made good freinds there that he has in North Mesquite High school, He participated in extracurricular activities, and even rode the bus to and from school and still came home happy almost everyday. Pretty good experience for middle school in my opinion. Several of the teachers here are outstanding and took great interest in helping him succeed. I even found it interesting how much effort they used promoting college in 8th grade, trying to help him find his major interest and career path.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2004

While there are a handful of excellent teachers, the overall staff is too busy worrying about 'the TEST', and dealing with students who cause problems to do anything resembling teaching. My child in NJHS, and all AP classes and is Bored, and becoming disheartened. The counselors are a joke . At a time when children should be pointed towards college goals, this school does all it can to discourage them. Communication to the parents is non-existent, the web page may as well be blank, parents are not utilized as partners, and overall this school seems determined to fulfill the expectation of failure as the standard. Kids will gladly sink to the lowest standard set for them, and this one is rock bottom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2003

Vanston has been a great school for our son. He was a member of the National Junior Honor Society and with the exception of parent involvement, we think it's a near-perfect middle school here in Mesquite.


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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.

335 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

339 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

339 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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 85% in 2011.

315 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

312 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

312 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

314 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

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 Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Black or African American77%
Asian80%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education58%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Black or African American65%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education38%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female98%
Male91%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education74%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education65%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education61%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education30%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education87%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

16 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.

16 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

 
 
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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 Students77%
Female77%
Male76%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education28%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education43%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female73%
Male57%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education13%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
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 Students80%
Female83%
Male76%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education43%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education35%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female57%
Male64%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education15%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students49%
Female48%
Male51%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education15%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted45%
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 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

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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
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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
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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
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
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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
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
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

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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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Migrantn/a
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Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

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Malen/a
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Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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Malen/a
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English III Writing

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Geometry

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Physics

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Malen/a
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U.S. History

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Malen/a
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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
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Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

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Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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Bilingualn/a

World History

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Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Hispanicn/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 63% 52%
Black 21% 13%
White 13% 29%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 15%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 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

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
  • EMILLIO DURAN
Fax number
  • (972) 882-5848

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
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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3230 Karla Drive
Mesquite, TX 75150
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Phone: (972) 882-5801

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