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Needville High School

Public | 9-12 | 835 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $165,200. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,110.

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Posted August 10, 2013

The students at Needvile are very well behaved and respectful - most parents are very supportive. The faculty are another story. While most are professional, there seems to be quite a bit of favortism and nepotism there. The school needs to focus more on other things besides winning the UIL District Cup every year. I have never seen a school more obsessed with UIL than this one.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 26, 2010

i was at this school for only a few weeks and then i had to move b/c of some family issues. well the main point is that i love that school. in the little time that i was there i really liked the school. it is a great school and they do focus on alot of academics. The highschool might seem frightening at first when you dont know anyone like i did, but the faculty and students will help you out. i was lost and didnt know much when i came in but then i just had to ask!!! i came to lamarCHS and trust me i would rather go back to NHS!!! the AP classes at lamar are jokes and the academic onez are worse...NHS pushed me ... and actually gave me work !!! at lamar i never get any homework or class work ..
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2009

I have lived in Needville my entire life. It once was a great school, but now I am just ashamed to tell anyone I live in this school district. The school is great for the above average and average student, but if you have a learning disabled child, this school is the biggest joke ever. The elementary and intermediate schools are great with children with ADHD and learning disabilities, but the Jr High and High School are a joke, and not even a good one at that. It is all who you are in the community, how rich you are, and whether they think you live the lifestyle they agree with. The school does not fairly and justly discipline every child the same. My son and daughter are a great example of this. I have now put my freshman daughter in a charter school and will never allow her to go back to NISD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

Don't expect much if your student has plans beyond a Jr. College. That is about as much as they encourage. Most AP classes are a joke and do not prepare students for passing the test. Athletics seems to be the most important program in the district. There is no choir or drill team and very little funding for the arts in general. I am highly dissappointed in the lack of help the counslors give students planning to go anywhere beyond the local junior college. There is very little aid in finding scholarship money and no encouragement at all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2004

I have been a teacher at Needville High School for 8 years and feel this is a fantastic school. We have great students here at Needville and a great teaching staff. It is easy to complain about the teaching when you can remain nameless(at least last nameless). Parents, if you are looking for a good school, feel free to visit Needville, Texas. I think you will like what you see.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 6, 2004

When I was a student at NHS the school lost some of the best faculty it had. There's no doubt in my mind that the current faculty, or most of the current faculty, is exceptional in what they do, but some cannot measure up to those that were lost when I attended. This school's attempts to promote a positive image onto the students fail miserably. I have witnessed in my years of attendance and since what seems like the fall of the campus. The school has been noted for its academics, but most of its noteworthy academic accomplishments have been from prior classes that have already graduated or is losing interest. I admit the blame should not only rest with the school, but with the state's policies toward academic institutes. The school no longer prides itself on academics, but image. I've also noticed that some teachers shouldn't be employed.
—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.

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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

218 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

202 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

200 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

202 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education92%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%
Algebra II

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%
English I Writing

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

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
67%
English II Reading

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

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
47%
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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%
World History

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

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
48%
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 Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education36%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students96%
Female94%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education58%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students85%
Female88%
Male83%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education56%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students69%
Female78%
Male61%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education32%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students54%
Female63%
Male47%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education12%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented77%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education22%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students56%
Female63%
Male51%
Black or African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education6%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented70%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students51%
Female59%
Male42%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted49%

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 Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education67%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
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 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

World Geography

All Students81%
Female77%
Male84%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education44%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students68%
Female63%
Male72%
Black or African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education26%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented70%
Non-Gifted68%
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 53% 29%
Hispanic 41% 52%
Black 3% 13%
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) 4%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • RICHARD JANACEK
Fax number
  • (979) 793-5590

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Needville, TX 77461
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