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Nacogdoches High School

Public | 9-12 | 1639 students

 
 

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Posted January 20, 2014

Great school with considerably more course offerings than other county schools. Great principal and teachers who care about the success of my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2006

As a senior at Nacogdoches High School my opinion on the school is not a nice one. Some of the academic programs are sufficient, but only because some of the teachers actually care about where their students are heading after high school. Others just seem to follow the handbook and 'do their jobs'. Extracurricular activities are really what make the school fun. Sports have gotten better every year, but the best extracurricular activity is band because they work hard and keep up their reputation. Also there's tons of parental involvement. It's pretty much a requirement in that activity. Throughout the school though, there's not much to see of parents except when they're checking their kids out of school for doctors appointments. The administration thinks that enforcing a strict dress code is going to make our grades and level of activity better, but in the end it's going to raise riot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2006

NHS suffers from trying to be too much to too many people; you simply cannot cater to individual parents and custom-make different standards for each student. NHS actually discourages teachers from assigning homework, and then holds them responsible for students who are 'left behind.' Our students need limits and need to be held accountable for both behavorial problems and their apathy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2005

Quality of academic programs is low. This school has a difficult because of a very low budget. The Advanced Placement classes are good..with a a good group of teachers that teach them. Music program is the best in all of East Texas. Parent involvement is overall poor. However, parents living in the north side of town are very involved.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 11, 2005

The quality of the academic programs is lacking. I know of several children how graduate in the top 25% of there class yet when they get to college - University of Texas, TExas A&M, SFA, Angelina Jr COllege who return and say that they were not prepared becuse the teachers at the High SChool did not hold the Academic Standards high enough to cause them to learn how to study.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2004

I am a student at Nacogdoches High School and it is a wonderful school! I am involved in many extracurricular activities such as: Campus Crime Stoppers; National Junior Honor Society; Class Officer Board, and Key Club. Nacogdoches High School has many extracurricular activities for students. I also love my teachers. They want to help you make good grades, but they don't want to help too much because this could keep a child from learning. The teachers, in my opinion are excellent at their jobs. I currently have all A's and always have since entering the Nacogdoches School System. I have learned so much in this school and have done great. I have been commended on all my state required tests and i am also in the top 1% in my class ranking. This school also has great police officers who protect the school. Nacogdoches High is a wonderful place to learn.
—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.

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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.

448 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

435 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

410 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

399 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

403 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

401 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

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%
Female93%
Male91%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%

Math

All Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%

Science

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
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 Acceptable".
  • 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.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%
Algebra II

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

494 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
71%
English I Writing

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

529 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
54%
English II Reading

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

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
26%
English II Writing

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

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
15%
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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
60%
U.S. History

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

477 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%
World Geography

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

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
71%
World History

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

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 Students60%
Female63%
Male57%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education33%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
Black or African American75%
Asian60%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education46%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students54%
Female59%
Male51%
Black or African American38%
Asian17%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education0%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students39%
Female43%
Male34%
Black or African American26%
Asian13%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education0%
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted35%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students80%
Female79%
Male81%
Black or African American72%
Asian90%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education38%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students57%
Female60%
Male55%
Black or African American33%
Asian90%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education0%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted51%
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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education67%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Students66%
Female62%
Male70%
Black or African American51%
Asian57%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education50%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%

World Geography

All Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
Black or African American67%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education25%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students58%
Female83%
Male33%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted55%
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
Hispanic 40% 52%
White 29% 29%
Black 26% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 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) 10%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 9%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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