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Odem High School

Public | 9-12 | 287 students

 

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Posted May 26, 2010

I graduated from OHS in the late 90's, so my review is based on my experience. I loved going to a smaller school. You know everyone, kids stay out of trouble for the most part & you can pretty much participate in whatever sport or club you want to. The downside is that there weren't opportunities to take college credit courses or really challenge yourself academically. I would hope that changes have been made since then to help students transition more successfully to college and life as an adult.


Posted August 3, 2009

NHS is about not only academics, but leadership and community service.


Posted April 10, 2008

I have been attending school in Odem all my life and it s ridiculous! This school is all about favorites and who knows who. For instance, I am ranked 8th in my class and i never got into the National Honor Society yet another student who is ranked 49th and failed all their TAKS tests 2 years in a row got inducted! I thought NHS had to do with academics, hmmm.....?
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2003

I went to Odem when I was young it helped me become a teacher that I am now. I now work in Odem and my kids go to the schools. This is one of the best schools in South Texas.
—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.

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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students78%
Female79%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
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 "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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%
Algebra II

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
26%
English I Reading

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%
English I Writing

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
54%
English II Reading

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

64 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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

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

 
 
30%
World Geography

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%
World History

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%
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 Students46%
Female52%
Male38%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Special education0%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education0%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students67%
Female67%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students54%
Female49%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education0%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students41%
Female45%
Male38%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Special education11%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talented82%
Non-Gifted36%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education44%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students55%
Female68%
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education0%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented86%
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 Students47%
Female50%
Male45%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special education33%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted47%
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 Students58%
Female54%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education0%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students52%
Female54%
Male48%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education0%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted46%
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 83% 52%
White 16% 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 7%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 3:40 am
School Leader's name
  • ANN EWING
Gender
  • Coed
Fax number
  • (361) 368-3921

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Graphics
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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1 Owl Sq
Odem, TX 78370
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Phone: (361) 368-8121

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