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Barbers Hill High School

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19 reviews of this school


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Posted March 7, 2014

We moved here the beginning of my son's 6th grade year. Everyone welcomed him. The principal called us on Saturday to find out how our son's first week of school was! I was very impressed! My son has made tons of friends and is active in sports. Love the schools and teachers!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2014

We are thinking about moving to Monte Belvieu this summer & putting our teenage daughter in this school. Could someone please give us some school info & when new student registration is for 2014-2015 school yr? Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2014

I am very disappointed with Barbers Hill. The faculty is so full of themselves I think they forgot why they are there...for the kids! The teachers are bullies, no other way to put it! They think they are something special. The students are NOT accepting of new kids. It feels like hazing!! Not acceptable. We were told with a smug tone that they find ALL students who transfer in are behind. Well my child isn't at ALL being challenged academically. Walked in with straight A's. There is an unhealthy emphasis on sports. The school is hugely funded by the energy businesses but they are so busy emphasizing how they are so great they don't welcome the employee's families and children. My daughter begs me not to go to school every morning. I thought I was moving to a small Christian town...shame in you Barbers Hill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2013

I a a student at the middle school and I love it! Some of the things that they get on to you about are ridiculous, but it is a great school!


Posted September 16, 2009

Barbers Hill ISD is one of the best school districts in the state of Texas! They are constantly improving the way they teach our children and assuring that they have the tools needed to be successfully. I am extremely proud to say my children go to Barbers Hill... Go Eagles!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2009

I was a student at BH since elementary and loved it. Its very small town but everyone knew everyone. When I have kids I def. want them to go there.


Posted December 7, 2008

I hate this school. I took my children out because there was to much drama and nonsense and not enough learning. They think to much of themselves,and they think everything is handed to them in life. I dissaprove very much of this school and I wouldn't recommend it to ANYONE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

I graduated from 'The Hill' and loved every minute of it. Its hard to break down the school into whats good and what's bad, but one thing is for sure. People that grow up in Barbers Hill are the most well-rounded people I have ever met. I am now the Vice President of a large company in Dallas but as soon as i have children they will go to Barbers Hill. The sports program not only makes for a better athlete but also a better person.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2008

I went to this school from K-12 and I thought it was okay. The expectations were not as high up there as I thought they should be academically now that I have children of my own that go to a nearby district -- Clear Creek ISD. I knew of failing boys that would get their grades changed just so they could play football. God forbid one of their star players could not perform...Everyone's a fan! If you want a good football, basketball & cheerleading program, then Barbers Hill is the place to be. If you want a good academic school I suggest look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2008

Barbers Hill is a wonderful district! Students are given the tools to be successful in academics and sports by a knowledgable and experienced staff or teachers, admin. and coaches.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

It is the best school in the world!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2008

This is the best school in the area. It has amazing text scores, and many extra activities for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2008

This is the greatest school I have ever seen. I plan on moving back down to Texas just so my children can grow up in such extraordinary community. The teachers here are very easy to talk to and provide spectacular help for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2005

Great School! Parents support the district and the kids extremely well. Great facilities and ample space. Well balanced between academics and sports. Admin and staff are easy to find and talk to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2005

Bhhs is a good solid foundation education for college preperation. It has a experienced staff and growing community. It is still wanting for a larger extra ciricula program but it is a growing district that used to be primarily a rual community. Parent involvement is good at lower levels, there is no pta or pto which shows a lower commitment level in parent involvementin the upper levels. The district board and staff is very conservative in its forward thinking and that limits the progressive planning of future programs. All in all it is a good to very good standard education avenue for the young children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

We moved to this district when our son was a sophomore. I only wish we had been here when he started his education. Excellent teachers, excellent leaders, excellent experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2003

My oldest daughter recieved an excellent education at BHHS. The teachers were of the highest caliber. The advanced classes available prepared her to be accepted a very prestigious private university.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I was a student of BHHS and I enjoyed everyday. My grades were always fine but at BHHS my grades became higher and better. I'd have my kids in BHHS but we live up north now. *sigh*


Posted July 17, 2003

Proud to be both an alum and parent of alumni of this district!!
—Submitted by a former 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.

323 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

329 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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.

308 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

308 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

306 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

306 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

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 Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students100%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
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 "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.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%
Algebra II

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

69 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.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
71%
English I Reading

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

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%
English I Writing

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

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%
English II Reading

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

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

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.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
70%
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
59%
World Geography

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

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%
World History

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

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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 Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education27%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted90%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education70%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education71%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students85%
Female91%
Male81%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education56%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students75%
Female84%
Male67%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education15%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education56%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education11%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students19%
Female27%
Male10%
Black or African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracial29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Special education0%
Not special education20%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
Gifted/talented56%
Non-Gifted18%

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 Students93%
Female92%
Male95%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education67%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted93%
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 Students90%
Female86%
Male93%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education45%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students87%
Female82%
Male92%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education58%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
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 74% 29%
Hispanic 19% 52%
Black 4% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 0%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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