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Natalia High School

Public | 9-12 | 281 students

 
 

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Posted November 24, 2009

The turnover rate of Natalia schools teachers/faculty are very high, some teachers don't seem to give too much of an effort in helping students. The school seems more focus is on attendance rather than the quality of the education - clearly from reading the reviews of past and present students, you can tell the education given(english/grammer/spelling at least being the example here) was not the best. I was a substitute for over a year in NHS, and it was obvious to me and the students that even I cared more than the teachers working there each day. The elementary & middle schools are slightly worse off than the highschool. I am grateful my children are no longer students here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

I am a current teacher at Natalia and love every minute of it. Although there are challenges here, many teachers are expecting more from their students and providing the support for the students success. I am proud to be a Mustang and I know that our test scores will increase every year. Keep the faith, Natalia!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 6, 2008

There is lots of room for improvment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2008

After teaching in Natalia for ten years, I can say that I do not feel that it will ever change. The teacher turnover rate is astronomical, and there is no continuity to the students education. The principal that started in the 2002-2007 is running a dictatorship where teacher and student morale student morale is extremely low. The superintendent is a weak leader for letting this downward spiral continue. I would not put my children in this school. I always promised myself that if I was working in a district which I would not let my children attend, first: I would try to make it better, and if that didn't work, I would go somewhere else where my time and talents were appreciated.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2007

There are some really good teachers here, there are also some that don't care, but not many.I think this school has the potential to become number one, just give it time. Nearly 100% of last year's seniors were accepted into collage, that should say something.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2007

I am a junior at Natalia and i think the reason why the scores were so low was because the students here don't put any effort into anything. They make themselves believe that they can't get any where in life. I'm not just blaming this on the students. We have a few teachers who don't care about the students education or just aren't meant for teaching. They teach as if we already know what we're supposed to do, and expect so much of us. In my oppinion, i think Natalia has a some of the best teachers, who not only teach great, but also care about your students future. I'm hoping that this school makes a few changes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2006

I am a senior at Natalia and I have to say the reason the test scores are so low is because the students do not try. Im a member of the class that brought the English scores up from 41% to 82% and that is because we cared about the school's image. We got tired of people looking down on us because we go to NHS. I would hate to be a student at Natalia after the Senior class of '07 leaves because it's all going to head down hill.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2006

Well I was a softmore here last year in 2005 and I think the school was fine. Us students never tried to pass the test we just put anything just to get over with it. We always had too much pressure on us about test that we just wanted to get the test over with.I rated it with 2005 school year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 4, 2006

First of all i'm senior in natalia high school and the nerve of ya'll saying we are not the best school. Yeah we may not be rich or have high tax scores but did you ever stop to think that the reason why we're not highly educated is because the students don't try because all the negativity being talked about our school? So here we are thinking
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 23, 2006

Natalia is not the best school but they have came a long way to where they are know. They are tring to get the school up there were it needs to be and the tax scores were a lot beter this year in english for the 10th graders who are now in the 12th grade were 41% but they brought it up to 82%. Now thats a big jump for a school like this.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2005

This school has great technology but the teaching and administrative staff is terrible & I don't recommend anyone to send their child here.
—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.

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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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students73%
Female74%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
67%
Algebra II

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
44%
Biology I

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
47%
English I Reading

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
52%
English I Writing

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
50%
English II Reading

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
24%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
64%
World History

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

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 Students44%
Female44%
Male45%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%
Gifted/talented60%
Not Gifted43%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students84%
Female78%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education50%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students93%
Female88%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students46%
Female48%
Male45%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education0%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students28%
Female32%
Male25%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Special education20%
Not special education29%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant28%
Gifted/talented33%
Not Gifted28%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students58%
Female60%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students65%
Female72%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented86%
Not Gifted62%

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 Students77%
Female67%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted76%
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 Students60%
Female40%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education0%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students48%
Female30%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted43%
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 79% 52%
White 19% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
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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