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Kimbrough Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 856 students

 

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Posted August 1, 2013

As a student that just graduated from the school this year, Kimbrough is w/out a doubt the best middle school in Mesquite. Students don't feel like it is, but it just is, we're 2nd overall for sports (except the 7th graders that were there this year, they were horrible at sports, they don't live up to the schools legacy at all, but for 20 years we were always at the top), behind McDonald, but that's b/c they have MANY athletes that are 15 years old. We're pretty much tied academically with Terry, and everyone gets along like family. Sorry about this one, but I swear that 95% of the 7th graders are VERY unsanitary. Anyways, they had a strict no music policy this year b/c the songs that like only 1/20 people listened to were "inappropriate", but most teachers let us since it doesn't even bother anyone, in fact, everyone works harder and faster when listening to music. Speaking of the teachers! They are THE FUNNIEST teachers I have EVER met! They were like us on the inside but were still responsible adults. We have one of the best choirs in Mesquite and the best band too. There is no other school that can compete, get your kid in this school! And make sure they live up to our legacy.


Posted November 30, 2009

This school is amazing! Thank goodness there is a strict dress code. All students and parents know the rules and dress codes before they enter that school. My son had to follow the dress code and he knew what was and wasn't expected of him. I feel the parents should respect the administration. You will NOT find better teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2009

this school is a great school for both academics and athletics the teachers and coaches help one person to help the whole school
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2009

The administration at this school needs to focus more on education and less on arbitrary dress code infractions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

This a great middle school and hands down the best in Mesquite. Teachers, coaches, and administrators are awesome. I would not want my child anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2007

Kimbrough has some of the best teachers in the profession. However, after coming from a wonderful elementary that encourages parent involvement and actually values parents, I've felt as though the administration would rather not have parents around. Often you feel as though you are interrupting them if you need to discuss something or get your child for early release. Not such a warm welcome in the front office. This is also my second child to come through the school and not much has changed in the 4 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2007

My children attend this school. I can't say enough about how hard the teachers work and how caring they are toward their students. The administration is wonderful! They are very easy to work with and very open and willing to work with parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

The special education program at this school is beyond compare. Ms Blair and Ms Finch are the most caring and helpful teachers I have ever encountered. The Administration does leave something to be desired. They care only about each other and not the self esteem of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

I've had 3 kids go through this school, all straight A and/or honor students. The teachers for the most part are excellent with two glaring exceptions. Unfortunately, the administration is only there for the teachers and not for the students. Their main objective is to back up teachers whether or not the teachers are treating students right. These administrators act like drill sergeants instead of treating students with respect. Unless a student has been in trouble they should not be treated like they are trouble-makers. They treat all students like they are bad kids instead of giving them the benefit of the doubt. I hope I can get out of this district before my last child has to deal with them. Poteet has been wonderful for my 2 children that have gone through there. They are respectful and fair in the way they treat the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2007

Both my children went to Kimbrough and until this year I have been very pleased. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The problem is not with any of their teachers, but with the administration including the Principal and 8th grade Assistant Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2005

While I think that most of the teachers at this school were good, I do not think the school went (when my children attended there) far enough to prevent bullying. It seemed that they turned a blind eye to it even while knowing that middle school is typically the educational stage in which most bullying occurs. There were some very caring teachers and some who seemed to just want to socialize with those students deemed 'popular'. It appears, however, that this is the case in just about every school. I must say that I was relieved when my children moved up to Poteet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

This school is wonderful. It really fits our needs
—Submitted by a staff


Posted July 26, 2004

My son has ADHD and the people at this school have been excellent in trying to help me get him the help that he needs to make it to the next level. Thanks to this excellent staff of teachers, counselors, etc. we have received the help needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2004

I have sent two children to Kimbrough and am about to send a third. I can't imagine sending my child to any other middle school in the district. The administration, staff and teachers all have a genuine concern for the students. The teachers work very hard to prepare the students for high school. The coaching staff is very open and willing to talk to the parents about any concerns and do an outstanding job of teaching the athletes, not just about the athletics, but the responsibilities that go along with being a student/athlete.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2003

Kimbrough Middle School is an excellent school. My son attended a few years ago and now my daughter is in her last year. The teachers are wonderful and care very much about the teachers. This school makes the transition for kids coming from elementary to middle school very easy. The honor classes are wonderful! I have nothing but good things to say about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I have now had 2 of my 3 children attend Kimbrough. This is a really good school I think. The only thing that I have had a problem with is that my son has ADHD and there are a few teachers that don't really understands what it is or how it works. They really aren't willing to learn about it either. They rather just put the kid in ISS instead of trying to help them control them selfs. The coaching staff has been absolutly wonderful. They are really , really good in the way they prepare the children for the High School sports. The office staff is wonderful as well. Oh, back to the teachers, I was only refering to a few of them. Most of them are very, very wounderful.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

379 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

374 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

375 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

355 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

354 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

350 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

350 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African American93%
Asian95%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education71%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
Black or African American80%
Asian95%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education59%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black or African American99%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education96%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African American99%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education92%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American89%
Asian93%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education74%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students83%
Female78%
Male89%
Black or African American62%
Asian93%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education71%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education94%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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.

402 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

55 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.

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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.

45 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.

45 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

 
 
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2012

 
 
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English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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English III Writing

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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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 Students86%
Female86%
Male85%
Black or African American75%
Asian86%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education42%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Black or African American65%
Asian92%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education48%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female88%
Male81%
Black or African American76%
Asian82%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education41%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
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 Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
Black or African American82%
Asian92%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education50%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Black or African American84%
Asian96%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education60%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Black or African American76%
Asian89%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education20%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students64%
Female62%
Male66%
Black or African American54%
Asian84%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial64%
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education35%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted59%
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
Asian100%
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

Algebra II

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Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Asiann/a
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Biology I

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Malen/a
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Chemistry

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Malen/a
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English I Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
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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
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
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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Malen/a
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English II Writing

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Malen/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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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 39% 52%
White 28% 29%
Black 26% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 5%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%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
  • 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
  • ALANE MALONE
Fax number
  • (972) 882-5952

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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3900 North Galloway Avenue
Mesquite, TX 75150
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Phone: (972) 882-5900

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