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Thomas J Rusk Academy Of Fine Arts

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Posted April 2, 2014

I love that every morning the school has a jump start in the auditorium. The kids sing songs, say pledge of allegiance, etc. before the start of the day. I recently went to an after school program and all grade levels were includes (which I loved). The kids performed dances, jump rope, and the students had an opportunity to win prizes if their ticket number was called. I dislike that some of the teachers get together and discuss the other children problems/needs in front of the class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2009

Great school in a beautiful old building.
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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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%
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 85% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%
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 82% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students68%
Female74%
Male63%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education60%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female63%
Male60%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education40%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Female65%
Male63%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female62%
Male55%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female86%
Male74%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Female73%
Male70%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education20%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students64%
Female61%
Male67%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented86%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
39%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
44%
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

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Female60%
Male63%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted60%
Bilingual56%

Math

All Students42%
Female44%
Male40%
Black or African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant42%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted40%
Bilingual33%
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

English Language Arts

All Students36%
Female39%
Male34%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant36%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted36%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students38%
Female33%
Male43%
Black or African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students48%
Female59%
Male39%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted48%
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

English Language Arts

All Students42%
Female38%
Male44%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)21%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant42%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted41%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students38%
Female34%
Male41%
Black or African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students35%
Female30%
Male38%
Black or African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant35%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted35%
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

  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 50% 52%
Black 33% 13%
White 15% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 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) 34%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • ROXANNE LATHAN
Fax number
  • (936) 569-5759

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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