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Mission High School

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Posted June 12, 2013

Great school. excellent staff. School has different programs for all students no matter what career choice they select.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2011

Please contact me ...I am a former student and I would love to be part of your outstanding staff after completing my 26 years in the USAF as a Security Forces member. Please contact me as I would love to share my experiences that would serve as a positive example of what a Mission High School graduate could do with their education. Sincerely, Oscar Noe Guzman Class of 1985 - hua!


Posted January 23, 2009

Mission High School is a great school. Great students, teachers, and education. I graduated from there and my kids are going there as well and i hope their time at Mission High School is as great as mine was.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2008

i wish you all the best of luck and keep on doing a good job anaisa
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2005

As a teacher and former student, Mission High School is a very teacher friendly school. The teachers are well paid and well taken care of producing a very experienced, very efficient staff. There is a little confusion on the direction Mission High School is going to take, after the opening of the city's second high school. There is a very apparent socio-economic difference in the 2 high schools, with Mission High School getting students from historically the poorer areas of the city, but test scores are just as high if not higher indicating a strong willingness by the students to succeed. The only disappointment is the loss of pride in the school in both its academic and athletic programs by the students, teachers, and parents.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

638 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

609 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

460 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

445 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

449 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

439 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

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

All Students88%
Female95%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%

Science

All Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
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 "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

Algebra I

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

508 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%
Algebra II

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
56%
Biology I

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

533 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

630 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
47%
English I Writing

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

664 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
39%
English II Reading

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

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

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.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
96%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
46%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

444 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
64%
World History

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

431 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

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 Students61%
Female63%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education41%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English66%
Migrant70%
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talented89%
Not Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students97%
Female93%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education23%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)34%
Proficient in English67%
Migrant64%
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education31%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English71%
Migrant63%
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students35%
Female41%
Male31%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education6%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English43%
Migrant32%
Not migrant35%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted32%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students20%
Female23%
Male18%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Special education1%
Not special education23%
Limited English proficient (LEP)3%
Proficient in English25%
Migrant9%
Not migrant21%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted17%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students58%
Female57%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education3%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)12%
Proficient in English65%
Migrant36%
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students35%
Female31%
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Special education3%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)2%
Proficient in English40%
Migrant28%
Not migrant36%
Gifted/talented82%
Not Gifted31%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students79%
Female77%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education62%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English82%
Migrant69%
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students60%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Students50%
Female54%
Male48%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education18%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English57%
Migrant53%
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talented89%
Not Gifted48%

World Geography

All Students23%
Female23%
Male23%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Special education7%
Not special education28%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English28%
Migrant33%
Not migrant22%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted23%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students50%
Female42%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education21%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English54%
Migrant33%
Not migrant51%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted47%
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 99% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
White 0% 29%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 18%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • EDILBERTO FLORES
Fax number
  • (956) 323-5890

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1201 Bryce Drive
Mission, TX 78572
Phone: (956) 323-5700

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