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Birdville High School

Public | 9-12 | 2006 students

 
 

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Posted May 24, 2014

We specifically moved out of the Keller (Fissol Ridge) School District because of gang issues and guns on campus. Birdville High School was the school of choice due to what we heard from parents in the area. My biggest interest was their Chinese language offerings but after 9th grade I put my son into Spanish - the Chinese teacher was well meaning but totally incapable of teaching Chinese to western students. However, the counselors at BHS are outstanding. Due tto their involvement we were able to navigate through some awful, inflexible district policies. ROTC is also an outstanding unit although the federal government has underfunded the program they still keep up high standards and high expectations. The other neat feature of the school is the Bechtal Learning Center with vocational training venues available to BISD students and are bussed to the center. The coaching staff seem to be at the head of the list here in North Texas and that certainly makes the Birdville students proud to be at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

I loved my 4 years at BHS. I moved from another school district in the Metroplex, and the difference was remarkable. The students, teachers, fine arts directors, and coaches were committed to success and community-building. I found that the general attitude among students was one of friendliness and camaraderie. I did not experience many exclusive cliques during my time there. Though my friends and I were academically competitive (especially among the "Top 12" students), I did not experience the cut-throat atmosphere reported by friends in Carroll and Grapevine-Colleyville ISDs, or the over-crowded and sterile/regimented environment experienced by friends in Keller schools. All of my teachers knew me well and cared about my present and future. For a new school, we had lots of school spirit and pride in our programs. Birdville prepared me well for a top-tier college and Southern Ivy graduate school. And if I move back to Texas, I would choose Birdville for my [future] kids. I hope students and parents enjoy BHS as much as my family and I did!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2012

Growing up in the mid-cities for the last 30 years you come to know what you want for yourself and your family if you plan to stay and not move away after college. I knew that I always wanted to raise my kids in this area where you have great neighbors, community and great public schools! All three of our older kids are still in the BHS and SMS schools. They all came from attending W.A.Porter Elementary and absolutely love that school and felt they did a great job in preparing our kids for middle and high school! Our high schooler is very involved in the Cheer/Football program and middle schoolers now in 6th grade in band! We love the teachers and staff! Can't speak enough about all three schools and highly recommends others to move to NRH!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2012

The administration at Birdville High is one of the best in the state. The principal and vice principals really care about their students. They not only know the students by name, they KNOW them. They support the students on and off the campus. The care and concern for the students' well being is filtered down to faculty. I am so pleased that my children have attended BHS and feel that they will be prepared for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2011

This school has great academics and it strives on making sure that their students excel in their classes.


Posted November 11, 2010

BHS Rocks! Our daughter just graduated and our son just moved in. Teachers and staff care about all students. Great opportunities for students in athletics and fine arts programs. We purchased our home in the attendance home just so our kids could attend BHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2009

Birdville is a good school. The teachers are great, and they really care. Some students are nice, but there are cliques. If anybody says there isn't, they are crazy. The girls are a little snobby, and the boys only worry about sports. It is always clean. I would rate it a 4 out of 5.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2008

wonderful teachers that do anything they can 2 help you learn and pass
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2006

Birdville High School is a top notch school. The teachers are amazing and work with the students to achieve the best possible results. The fine arts department is amazing, especially the band. the band has been to the all state contest 3 consecutive times in a row and twice making the all state finals. Any parent who is interested in their kids being in a well organized, highly successful program should definitely look into this school and its band. parents can easily get involved in the school and can even look up their kids grades from any computer with a special password given to them by the school. overall Birdville is a great school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2006

Birdville is top notch as far as I'm concerned. I have a child who currently attends and is doing extremely well socially and academically. All of his teachers are supportive. And the programs he is involved in give him the self confidence and growth he needs to be successful. Kudos for Birdville! I can't wait to see what the new principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2006

Our kids aren't safe at BHS! Fighting & bullying has increased dramatically in the last 2 years. Fights continue inside the school for sometimes more than 30 mins. before any teacher or administrator is even aware of it! Obviously too many children, not enough teachers and zero concern for the safety of our children that are entrusted to them daily!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2006

Birdville High is going through a change in leadership. The exiting principal was charasmatic and I am uninformed on her reason for leaving. BHS has a strong emphasis on athletics and band. Academic programs seem to take a back seat. I would summarize by saying that BHS is a good, but not great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2005

Wonderful School, it's a really great one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2005

This is the newest high school campus for the Birdville School District. It appears nice and well groomed but I sense the expanding neighborhood to the west will strain the resources immensely within the next few years. Currently I am satisfied with my child's academic performance although I do wish the student teacher ratio in the math department was lower.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

I would recommend BHS to any parent thinking of enrolling their child. Level of instruction, parent involvement, wide range of extra curricular activities are ALL exemplary. I can't say enough about Birdville and the staff there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2005

Excellent facilities! Parental involvement good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2004

I attend Birdville High School as a sophmore and believe it to be a very nice campus. Wonderful staff and students. I don't feel as if we're lacking in academics, although every teacher in the state of Texas if forced to teach to the TAKS test and nothing more. So to be frank, I think they're limiting our education due to the inforcement of teaching to a particular curriculum. And because teachers are forced to teach us such a large amount of material within a 6 weeks period, when our benchmark testing is presented by the state, you're not able to 'learn' the significant material. TAKS was inforced to teach us more, when in reality, we're learning less.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2004

I have a student in the school and I work in the school. I love the kids; there are really no cliques! I find the AP and PRE-AP classes are right where they need to be. The Senior English class is reading the same books my Freshman at Baylor is reading. I think more tradition and more school spirit needs to be built among th estudents and the teachers; but it is a new school. -Rachel
—Submitted by a parent


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.

505 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

503 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

477 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

469 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

472 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

472 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

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 Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black or African American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American97%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
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.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%
Algebra II

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
73%
Biology I

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

497 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
73%
English I Reading

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

515 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%
English I Writing

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

553 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%
English II Reading

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

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

434 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
n/a
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.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
72%
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.

503 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%
World History

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

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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 Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education65%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American97%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education68%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black or African American81%
Asian72%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education35%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students65%
Female69%
Male62%
Black or African American56%
Asian78%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial81%
American Indian or Alaska Native40%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education23%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students89%
Female85%
Male93%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education69%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students65%
Female69%
Male62%
Black or African American43%
Asian88%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education23%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted62%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students93%
Female91%
Male96%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education90%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted92%
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 Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students87%
Female80%
Male93%
Black or African American75%
Asian94%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education59%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted85%
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 57% 29%
Hispanic 27% 52%
Black 9% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 7%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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9100 Mid Cities Boulevard
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
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Phone: (817) 547-8000

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