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Midland High School

Public | 9-12 | 2085 students

 
 

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Posted September 6, 2013

I think two stars is nice. Basically, I learned close to nothing there. In my Pre-AP English II class, we did nothing. We had our teacher talk about our summer reading assignment usually. We did basic, mindless book work. I was not taught to write a proper essay until I moved away. My Spanish 2 teacher did nothing but make her students feel inadequate. I thought that it was normal, until I moved to another school and had a Spanish teacher who was really passionate about teaching. The school was very behind academically. They told me that debate was a speech credit, and now that I'm at another Texas high school, I find out I have to take speech as a senior. The kids were not the nicest, and I always felt like an outsider because I didn't really fit into any "stereotype". There's nothing to do in Midland so drugs are a problem. I think they should spend more money on the school and less on football.


Posted July 12, 2010

poor district for sped students does not believe they can do all possible. The GOD district
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

it is awesome - great teachers, students, parents, community, administration - everything
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2008

Good School, Great teachers, plenty of activities for everyone and everyone is encouraged to be active there. My four children had a wonderful experience there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

Dont listen to Cathy Cox. Midland High and Midland Lee are huge rival schools and looking at that comment she is probably a current student. Midland High is a great school. Full of school spirit and tradition. The students and staff and courteous and well respected. It has high acesemics and low absense records. This school is great for anyone and everyone. Go Bulldogs!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2004

This school does not have enough of winning spirit to really amount to anything. If winning is important to you, look at Midland Lee. Don't let your kid get stuck in at a school that lacks school spirit for 4 years. Midland High is situated in the 'old money' district and was, back in the 80s, a school filled with old money snobs. I have no good memories from attending this school and would not recommend it to anyone, paticularly if you want your child to have the experience of winning.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

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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 89% in 2011.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

31 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
14%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

667 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

650 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

655 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

643 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

564 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

565 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

563 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

562 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
n/a
Algebra II

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

588 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

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

642 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

638 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
35%
English III Writing

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
23%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

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

619 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students24%
Female15%
Male28%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Special educationn/a
Not special education24%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted24%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students22%
Female29%
Male17%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Special educationn/a
Not special education20%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted22%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
Black or African American68%
Asian67%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education50%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students10%
Female8%
Male11%
Black or African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Special educationn/a
Not special education10%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant10%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted10%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students3%
Female4%
Male3%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic3%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White5%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged4%
Special educationn/a
Not special education3%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English4%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant3%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted3%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Black or African American60%
Asian71%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education50%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students45%
Female50%
Male40%
Black or African American19%
Asian43%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Special education9%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted37%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students100%
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
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted100%

English III Writing

All Students10%
Female12%
Male8%
Black or African American3%
Asian60%
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White12%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Special education0%
Not special education10%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant10%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted10%

Geometry

All Students75%
Female74%
Male75%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education89%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Students27%
Femalen/a
Male13%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special educationn/a
Not special education25%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted27%

World Geography

All Students15%
Female17%
Male11%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Special educationn/a
Not special education15%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted15%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students72%
Female65%
Male78%
Black or African American61%
Asian71%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education55%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 54% 52%
White 35% 29%
Black 8% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 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) 3%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Midland, TX 79701
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