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Sharyland High School

Public | 9-12 | 3025 students

 

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Posted September 27, 2013

Like most schools today this school is ok if your kid fits in the box. If not you better home school or look for other options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

I love sharyland high school it is awesome school and has an awesome staff. It is a better than at the i was at. I love coming to this school and hoping to make more friends as the years go by :)


Posted March 25, 2012

Strict school policies, and always felt safe on campus. The counselors are always so helpful, it could be dealing with college or a loss of a loved one. Administrators have improved so much. Teachers are always pushing students to strive to be the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2011

Bad administration staff not well trained, they do not know how to be leaders! How can you have a good school when they don't have the traning or education to be leaders them selfs. Some of the teachers and consulers are good, but good luck who you end up with!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2011

Bad leadership. With very ignorant and untrained administration and staff, that care more about their jobs than the students. Some excellent teachers but other very bad ones. So it is a toss up who your son ends up with. Counselors are generally good, but too afraid of despotic administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2011

The School overall Is good but it has it's good and bad sides. In the good side there is the strict dress code policies that gives students a good contemporary look and gives a good impression of this school another distinguished achievement the school has proved to show is severe enforcement of school policies and norms, helping to keep all the students in line and maintaining the school as a safe environment. Another thing i must address is that it has an outstanding academic achievement and a great sports department as well. But regarding installations the school lacks of a good hygiene in the restrooms and commendable accommodations with toilets and lavatories. Another issue encountered in the school is the lunch, this is something my son and I found completely outrageous. The food lacks of wide variety of nutritious servings and at times the rest of food in the menu is not fully cocked. This issue i hope can be fixed because lunch is a very import part of the child's day and with a bad lunch the child will eventually have a bad day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2010

An excellent school with traditional, conservative values. Excellence is the standard. School wins at everything from academics, arts to sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2009

Sharyland is a great school! I always felt secure and welcome. I grew up in the Rio Grande Valley and was so blessed to be able to attend a high school like Sharyland. The teachers and staff are all great people, willing to help. I was very involved in athletics, organizations, and graduated in the top of my class. Sharyland offers not only a great education but a variety of things to be involved in outside of school. It is a school full of pride. Students are able to learn in a safe environment. The dress code is more strict, but this was always a positive thing to me. I would rather be in a school that has some rules than in one where kids can fight and do whatever they please in the halls. Sharyland is definately the top or one of the top schools in the Rio Grande Valley.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2007

The quality of academics is high in contrast to the TAKS scores. Sharyland has a very good math department. It is a very safe, secure and, pleasant learning environment for students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2005

This school its allright, its very strict on the dress code, and is well taken care of, also has a good amount of police guarding the school all the times to ensure students and staff safeness
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 30, 2005

It is a great public school with a large diversity of students and teachrs. It is one of the best schools in the Valley thanks to its strict attendance, conduct, and dress policies.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2005

Our academic programs are extraordinary for they require enough discipline and we have fun learning.Sharyland's extracurricular activities keep up the students grades and help them stay out of trouble.It's alot of fun because Sharyland has a good reputation with sports,music,art,and other activities.I love the fact that parents know everything that happens in our school, it makes us feel more secure.
—Submitted by a 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.

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.

781 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

789 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

686 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

679 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

673 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

675 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

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.

686 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

684 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

683 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

681 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian96%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%

Science

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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.

482 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%
Algebra II

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

124 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.

588 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
100%
English I Reading

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

631 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
67%
English I Writing

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

707 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
54%
English II Reading

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

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

523 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

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.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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.

549 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%
World History

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

521 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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 Students78%
Female80%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education40%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English78%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
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
White100%
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 Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education55%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English90%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education40%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English87%
Migrant83%
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students52%
Female57%
Male48%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education11%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English58%
Migrant33%
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students35%
Female37%
Male33%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian40%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special education6%
Not special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English42%
Migrant38%
Non-migrant35%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted34%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education48%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English85%
Migrant67%
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students53%
Female59%
Male48%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian78%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education8%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English59%
Migrant25%
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted48%
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 Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education47%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English90%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/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%

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 Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Black or African American60%
Asian88%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education39%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English82%
Migrant71%
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students74%
Female73%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian90%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education41%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted70%
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 89% 50%
White 7% 31%
Asian 3% 3%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Cynthia Sandoval-Wilson
Fax number
  • (956) 580-5311

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1106 N Shary Rd
Mission, TX 78572
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