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La Joya Palmview High School

Public | 9-12 | 2177 students

 

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Posted May 23, 2014

I graduated there in 2010, it's a great school as much as I want to say it isn't. If you want to succeed and go into a good university, there are people their that can guide you. It all comes down to this quote in this school " Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours."


Posted January 23, 2013

i attended palmview hs 2009-2011 the majority of the teachers are great but the staff on the other hand was rude and pushy towards students. they blew horns in our ears rounded us up like cattle and never bothered to ever say thank you when students held doors open, in my personal experience the attendance clerks were, well how can i say, not good at their job for two years i was constantly confused with another student with a similar name. i was drug tested, sent to court, and harassed when i was really a model student who participated in various extra curricular activities always maintained above c average and never got in trouble. i only rate this school a three because teachers are excellent and security guards even when doing their job were very respectful to all, but staff was mainly terrible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2010

I went to this school and is the best school i ever been to. If you want to learn they teach you. I really had a great experience in palmview.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2009

i think it's a great school,has great teachers and staff. the atheletic is wonderful and coaches do a great job with students and get along great with parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2009

Its an awesome school o reccomend people go it's fun and you get to make very nice friendsand meet new people
—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.

589 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

577 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

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.

504 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

494 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

490 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

488 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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.

470 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

474 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

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 Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%

Science

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
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 "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.

566 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
74%
Algebra II

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

675 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

696 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
47%
English I Writing

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

750 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
28%
English II Reading

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

488 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

492 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

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.

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

453 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
21%
U.S. History

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

6 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.

670 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%
World History

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

480 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

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 Students57%
Female60%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education17%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English62%
Migrant60%
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students70%
Female73%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education38%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)34%
Proficient in English75%
Migrant65%
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students70%
Femalen/a
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students39%
Female45%
Male33%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special education6%
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English44%
Migrant34%
Not migrant39%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted32%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students23%
Female29%
Male18%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Special education3%
Not special education24%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English26%
Migrant13%
Not migrant24%
Gifted/talented76%
Not Gifted17%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students63%
Female65%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education7%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English67%
Migrant48%
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented92%
Not Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students29%
Female30%
Male28%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special education7%
Not special education30%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English31%
Migrant13%
Not migrant31%
Gifted/talented64%
Not Gifted22%
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 Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education38%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English84%
Migrant81%
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented99%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students74%
Female72%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education29%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English76%
Migrant66%
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted69%

U.S. History

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted50%

World Geography

All Students58%
Female56%
Male59%
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 disadvantaged81%
Special education22%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English64%
Migrant60%
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talented99%
Not Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students56%
Female54%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education7%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English61%
Migrant46%
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talented87%
Not Gifted50%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 98% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
White 1% 29%
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%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 12%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • YVONNE FLORES-AYALA
Fax number
  • (956) 584-4848

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3901 North La Homa Road
Mission, TX 78574
Phone: (956) 519-5779

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