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C A Mcmillen High School

Public | 9-10 | 1169 students

 

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Posted August 17, 2014

The amount of racism here is absolutely unbearable. Most teachers here are some what decent. The librarian is very rude. The administration is okay, one principal says one thing while another says something else. Campus and the school it self is all new but as the years go by, maybe some things will fix it self. BEWARE OF THE SCHOOL SMELL. 2014-2015 fine arts will be bad.


Posted May 16, 2014

As a student who went here for a full year, I could not stand it. The amount of racism in the School was very unpleasant to begin with, Fights over racism is absolutely ridiculous. Actual physical fights over them. The Teachers are the second one. There are few who genuinely care. Many do not communicate with parents much, they will just send a child down to In School Suspension. Many were not always there for Tutorials either which all PISD High Schools have. The teachers were NOT Good in my opinion and if you ask many people they do not care either. Like all high schools there are some problems with Drugs of course, but that is not a big bother if you are not around people who are involved with them. Many people think this school is great because its in a nice area and has a nice campus, which is the only good thing I will say about this school. But Inside the school, It is awful. I had a horrible year and I do not suggest anyone go there if they have other options. As a student this is my opinion, I later transferred for my sophomore year. Improvement Needed- Administrators need to pick a better staff and teacher team. And Racism needs to be Dealt with and care for the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2013

The teachers here don't care and don't know what they are talking about. As proof, I offer the example of how an AP teacher couldn't bother to give an example of Hegel's synthesis model.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2013

New school. Great neighborhood. We don't have any complaints yet. Murphy has been ranked as a Top 10 suburb by D Magazine and this school is its flagship high school. Great teachers and staff.
—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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

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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.

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n/a

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

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Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

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Social Studies

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

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n/a

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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Math

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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

English Language Arts

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Math

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Science

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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

This school did not receive a rating in 2010-2011.

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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%
Algebra II

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

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

573 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

531 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
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English I Reading

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

597 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%
English I Writing

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

609 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.

546 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.

545 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

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English III Writing

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

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2012

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

540 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
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U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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World Geography

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

588 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%
World History

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

543 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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 Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students95%
Female93%
Male96%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education73%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African American98%
Asian99%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education86%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African American81%
Asian97%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education39%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students75%
Female80%
Male70%
Black or African American70%
Asian94%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education30%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented99%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American92%
Asian97%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education46%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students72%
Female78%
Male65%
Black or African American68%
Asian89%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education8%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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English III Writing

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Geometry

All Students97%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education71%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

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Malen/a
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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
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U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Not special educationn/a
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Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
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World Geography

All Students91%
Female90%
Male93%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education65%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students86%
Female85%
Male86%
Black or African American78%
Asian95%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education38%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
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 40% 29%
Hispanic 28% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 15% 4%
Black 14% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 5%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • BRIAN LYONS
Fax number
  • (469) 752-8601

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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750 North Murphy Road
Murphy, TX 75094
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Phone: (469) 752-8600

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