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New Waverly High School

Public | 9-12 | 277 students

 
 

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Posted May 22, 2007

This school is good to a certain extent. Some things great, some not so great. We need more electives such as journalism and writing and more counseling for students. Students should have more of an input of what goes on but all in all its a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2006

This whole school system is terrific! The teachers and parents are interactive to ensure a high level of education. The only thing missing is certain electives such as Choir.All in all, I highly recommend this school system!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

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

All Students96%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students88%
Female100%
Male79%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students90%
Female96%
Male85%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female96%
Male88%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged79%
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 Acceptable".
  • 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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%
Algebra II

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%
English I Writing

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
56%
English II Reading

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
21%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
19%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%
World History

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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 Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education60%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students76%
Female84%
Male69%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students65%
Female75%
Male56%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students83%
Female95%
Male70%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students49%
Female58%
Male40%
Black or African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted47%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted94%
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 Students71%
Female67%
Male75%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education20%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students67%
Female68%
Male65%
Black or African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education20%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 29%
Black 16% 13%
Hispanic 13% 52%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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New Waverly, TX 77358
Phone: (936) 344-6451

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