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Posted December 17, 2010

I would not recommend this school or any school in the Mexia ISD to ANYONE! I The staff and faculty are oblivious to the real problems in the schools and refuse to do anything to take care of them, they are rude and careless. This is the worst school system I have ever dealt with. This school district does not even deserve any stars at all!
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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 85% in 2011.

138 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

138 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%
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 82% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male75%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education27%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female47%
Male56%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education27%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female78%
Male77%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education45%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education40%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female74%
Male77%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education20%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education50%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
45%
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 77% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
59%
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 Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students44%
Female38%
Male50%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted41%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students53%
Female56%
Male51%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted50%
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 Students59%
Female67%
Male53%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students33%
Female35%
Male31%
Black or African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special educationn/a
Not special education34%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted30%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students44%
Female42%
Male46%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted42%
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 Unacceptable".
  • 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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 42% 52%
Black 36% 13%
White 19% 29%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 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) 14%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • SHARON ROSS
Fax number
  • (254) 562-4007

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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P O Box 2000
Mexia, TX 76667
Phone: (254) 562-4000

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