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Veterans Memorial High School

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Posted April 15, 2014

my school is kind of boring there's a lot of drama and you don't fell savety in this school like at all and theres alot of fights this is year as a freshman i have lot of pobles with senior
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2013

This is a great school I have a senior and freshman in this school and im so happy with there teachers and staff member .This school has lots to offer, good programs for your child to succeed ,so its up to the child to want to succeed because the school offers it.And it is not true that there is fight every day ,they are fights once or twice a month but security & teachers take care of it fast (that's what my daughter told me when I asked her) ;I have nieces & a nephews that graduated from VMHS and have succeed with college degrees ; I have friends that what their kids in VMHS, so im a happy parent of 2 to have VMHS in my district area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2012

Fights go on left and right! The curriculum is horrible (doesn't follow what we are being tested on AND the curriculum is brand new?)! Classes offered are horrible not to mention the counselor's don't serve of much help. Management with pretty much anything (classes, schedule, fights,etc.) is horrible. I give it one star just simply because you can't give it a lower rating!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2011

veterans memorial has become a sad school. There are fights almost every week and when you see the security guards, they are high fiving the kids who were in those fights. its truely sad. Just because somestudents are misbehaving doesnt mean the whole student body should be punished. It is sad to see that many students are given special treatment just because they are in athletics or have gottin in so much trouble it's "cool". i am so glad im almost out of that sad school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

The rating my not reflect the truly dedicated staff of teachers and administrators who are faced with challenges many other schools do not encounter on a daily basis. Given the obstacles that are sometimes placed in their way, VMHS still strives to achieve superiority in the lessons taught to their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

There has been fights, mostly gang related. Students have called their parents during school hours in fear of getting involved. Students shouldn't fear going to school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2008

hey this is anaisa soriano and i am sending this to say you all have done a good job with the students and doing you all's job right
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2007

My child just enrolled as a freshman and seems to like the school very much. Staff is very friendly and helpful. I will post another review later as I learn more about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2006

Excellent level of education offered to students. Guidance and support is far above average for students attempting higher education. Great opportunities available for students who are motivated.
—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.

506 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

493 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

419 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

409 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

409 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

414 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

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 Students94%
Female98%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%

Science

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)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.

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.

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%
Algebra II

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

488 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

460 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

563 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
60%
English I Writing

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

585 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
52%
English II Reading

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

480 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

480 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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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.

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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.

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%
World Geography

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
74%
World History

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

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
39%
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 Students69%
Female73%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education18%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English73%
Migrant53%
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students75%
Female77%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education32%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English80%
Migrant33%
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education16%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English74%
Migrant61%
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students49%
Female52%
Male46%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education10%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English55%
Migrant23%
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students37%
Female44%
Male31%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education4%
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English42%
Migrant24%
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students69%
Female72%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education20%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English74%
Migrant72%
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students45%
Female51%
Male39%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education0%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English49%
Migrant39%
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students61%
Female71%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education18%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English64%
Migrant33%
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted54%

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 Students85%
Female88%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education44%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English88%
Migrant85%
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
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 Students71%
Female71%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education28%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English77%
Migrant50%
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%

World Geography

All Students14%
Female8%
Male21%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Special education0%
Not special education17%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English16%
Migrant25%
Non-migrant13%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted15%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students49%
Female46%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education10%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)21%
Proficient in English52%
Migrant30%
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted43%
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 98% 52%
White 2% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black 0% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 10%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • VACANCY MCISD
Fax number
  • (956) 323-3280

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1201 Bryce Drive
Mission, TX 78572
Phone: (956) 323-3000

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