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Mineral Wells High School

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Posted November 24, 2009

I'am a senior at mineral wells high school , i think i know better than anyone else that this is a good school. if into drungs then it just shows that you have a bad head on your sholders. we have lots of good teachers ready to teach any student that is willing . iam aslo in soccer, we have a good amount of students come out to watch us play so dont sell our team short. if you are looking for an unforgetable and high sprited school year for you child, MWHS is for you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2008

The teachers and the principals are very friendly and helpful. They want the students to be successful as much as the parents. I do feel if the requirement for students is to take a foreign language in order to graduate, give more choice other than just Spanish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

I love how everyone is trying to spread the propaganda that Mineral Wells is an amazing place to put a serious student in need of college prep. I am a sophomore here and let me tell you that you shouldn't believe everything you hear. The school is overflowing with dugs and alcohol, and if you think I am kidding just find our seniors, band kids and even the freshman down the street on Friday nights after an unsuccessful football game. Also the number and availability of classes that the students have asked for such as a French and sign language class is unreachable due to budget cuts caused by the unneeded four story monstrosity we call a stadium. Also, if you are an athlete, the only way to get any attention is to join football. Overall if you are really that desperate for an education MWHS is the place for you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2008

Great school with a caring staff. I feel blessed that my daughter goes to MWHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2008

Drugs are everywhere and teachers dont listen to the student
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2007

Mineral Wells High School is helping me become the person I want to be by the time I graduate. Mineral Wells HS has offered me with leadership expeirences and a chance to excell extremely high in my academics. Most of the teachers are fantastic, they teach us more in depth, and makes the subject fun and easy. And the school had offered so many extra-cirricular activities and club, you must be real lucky to be in a school where everyone is really friendly, everyday as I walk through the doors, every teacher is smiling and just waiting to teach us more to get ready for college. Mineral Wells High School is one of the greatest schools in Texas.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2007

Mineral Wells High School, has a lot to offer, and the staff and teachers are there to help you when you need help, but there are some teachers that I would not like to have agian, but most of them are always happy, and excited, plus the teachers will help if you need guidence wich to me is the most inportant thing in my life wright now because im planning on going to college, im a junior, over all this school, is one of the best in the state of texas
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2007

Poor availability of AP classes and extracurricular activities. Drugs are everywhere. Not a place for a serious student to prepare for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2006

Great school it has some of the best facilities in the state. The teachers are the real reason why the Mineral Wells High School is so great. They love their students and help them with all their problems. Its a great learning environment and a wonderful school to attend or be a part of.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2005

Fantastic school with tons of activities for kids, teachers who go the extra mile, and an administration that is continuously seeking ways to improve the school's offerings. My son is excelling in his classes and I feel he is getting a wonderful education. It has a beautiful and well-maintained building, and I feel it is exceptionally safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2004

This is my personal opinion about Mineral Wells High School. Over all It is great. My son is what you might call a 'problem child'. He stayed in trouble most of the time thru school. However Mineral Wells High staff/teachers were able to get through to my son the importance of education. He went in as a repeating freshman this year and with their help and the schedule that he has been given, he is going to graduate next year! If this school can help my son I'm sure it can help anybody's children.
—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 89% in 2011.

236 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

234 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

217 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

218 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

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

All Students89%
Female95%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education74%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

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.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
80%
Algebra II

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
55%
Biology I

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

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
61%
English I Writing

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

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
45%
English II Reading

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

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
100%
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.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%
World History

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
20%
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 Students64%
Female67%
Male61%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education32%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students97%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education44%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students52%
Female60%
Male45%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education4%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students34%
Female42%
Male27%
Black or African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special education0%
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted29%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students74%
Female70%
Male78%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education0%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students48%
Female50%
Male47%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education0%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

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
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students80%
Female80%
Male81%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education29%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
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 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

World Geography

All Students65%
Female63%
Male68%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education22%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students59%
Female50%
Male68%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education0%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted56%
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
White 62% 31%
Hispanic 32% 50%
Black 4% 13%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mr Doug Rice
Fax number
  • (940) 325-7623

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3801 Ram Blvd
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
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