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Moody High School

Public | 9-12 | 218 students

 

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Posted May 28, 2011

Graduated in 97 from Moody ISD. Alot of things have changed for the better and worst. The school like all small towns our community loves their athletics. I moved back in 2004 after graduing from college to help guide, lead and add fresh direction. Immediately I interjected myself into my students school task/activities. Met with smiles and can't wait but then after numerous efforts and planning the school dosen't want help and dosen't even think they need it. The TAKS test @ the Middle school level is basic knowledge test, to strugle with this identifies poor learning activities and teacher assistance. There is a triangle of communication between the school (principal, teacher), student and parent without it there is no hope. Its the community of Moody which allows this to occur so before I blame others I blame myself for not taking a proactive approach. In 2011 we will see even more changes so hold your breath
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

This is a typical High School with the exception that the teaching staff still act like they are in high school. They are cliquish, and are NOT kid friendly! There two english teachers that are not good for kids. They are "gotcha" teachers and cause low moral amongst the faculty/staff with their vicious gossip about kids and staff. They are also vindictive towards students they do not like. They should not be teachers. There are several really outstanding teachers such as Mr Brunell, and Mrs Haigood. The principal is a proactive guy who tries really hard . Athletics has a good program, and band is great!


Posted January 15, 2009

i went to this school a few years ago. There are some teachers there such as Mrs. Rothermel and Coach Christian who truely attempt to make the classes fun and at the same time prepare you for your college experience. All in all most of the classes were a waste of time for me. The only class I felt suffieciently prepared for college in was English, but Moody still does not require many readings that are needed. The history department once you leave 8th grade and enter high school is nothing but a big joke. It is definately not the worst school in this area to attend but there are schools that are better. The small class size was a large plus for the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2007

Hope to see changes out of the New Principal - the last Principal was making great strides. There are some [teachers] that are actual bright shining lights Faith Zaichek, Ruth Haigood and Bret Brunell - I have watched my kids flourish in their classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2007

It is more important to call and complain about a student's hair, dress or attitude (didn't we do this in the 70s?), and teachers and administrators either 'don't have time' or are not 'paid enough' to contact the parent when the child is not doing his homework or not performing to his capability- it's time to go. Homeschooling has changed our lives. This school board and school administration needs a big turnover. It surely does not represent the population of Moody.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2005

There is no active GATE program at Moody HighSchool! Gate parents beware.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2005

Some, not all teachers, mainly just one comes to mind. Gives you grades on whether or not they like you instead of your academic qualities. Our athletic program isn't the best, but is getting a whole lot better, thanks to our new coaching staff. Our school is improving because of our new Superintendent and Principal. Although many students could use improvment.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 2, 2005

The quality of the academics is very poor. Students rarely get informed of what to prepare for next day activities. The teachers are more intent on handing out pink slips then encouragement toward success. The frustration of my child was evident each day. I felt helpless to assist at home without guidance from the staff. I asked for assistance but did not receive it. If your child is not related to someone on the school board or a football player than their success will be in question. Many other students told me personally that they have been told on numerous occasions to just shut up and sit down. Very sad. I'm home schooling now.
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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%
Female94%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged93%
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 "Academically Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%
Algebra II

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

5 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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%
English I Writing

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
63%
English II Reading

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
80%
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
54%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

48 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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%
World History

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

52 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 Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
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
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students73%
Female58%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students80%
Female77%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students67%
Female72%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students47%
Female50%
Male43%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students59%
Female71%
Male46%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted57%
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 Students85%
Female83%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted85%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students75%
Female61%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students56%
Female48%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted53%
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 65% 29%
Hispanic 27% 52%
Black 5% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
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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  • JOE SATTERWHITE
Fax number
  • (254) 853-3822

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12084 South Lone Star Parkway
Moody, TX 76557
Phone: (254) 853-3622

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