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Posted August 23, 2008

Odessa High School has an extremely dedicated faculty taking special interest in student achievement and excellence. My daughter graduated in 2003 with concurrent and AP hours; she received her degree from Texas A&M in 2007. She felt prepared for rigor of college courses in the area of chemistry and nutrition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

I graduated from OHS in 2001. I would highly recommend the AP program which did an excellent job of providing both an education and preparation from college. I would not recommend OHS for anyone else, for the 'regular' classes were horrible. It is a large school which provides lots of opportunities but can leave you feeling lost in the crowd as well. The band was good, and I would recommend trying out some of the career placement courses. I found out I wanted to be an architect through these by actually visiting a local firm everyday for my class period. I would say it is about equal with Permian, the other high school in town, with the AP courses being slightly better.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 27, 2007

I am now in college and I must say Odessa High prepared me well. I took all AP classes. I must say, AP was harder than my college classes. But I am more prepared. My beginning classes were maninly reviews. Not to mention I passed my english and economics AP tests so I already has 9 hours of classes done. I loved everything about Odessa High. Teachers were amazing and very willingly to help, I talked alot to the administrative staff and counselors who never turned me away. plus, they had a good athletics program, but didn't feel like it was the highlight of the whole school. I would love to go back again!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 30, 2005

I graduated Odessa High School in 2005 and have since gone on to college outside of Texas. I went through the AP program at OHS, and feel that AP classes prepared me well for college. I have also heard from my friends that their college work is easier than the work they did in the AP program at OHS. The AP program is definitely worth the extra effort in terms of passing rates on AP tests and preparing for almost any college in the country.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 3, 2005

Two of my children attended and graduated from Odessa High School, one in 1995, one in 2000. Although OHS is a large school, about 2,400 students, both of my children were able to exceed the standards and become leaders in their field of interest. As a parent it was important to me that my children be challanged academically but also be able to increase their social skills in the many areas that only a large school can provide. Both of these goals were met at OHS. The administrative staff and teaching staff were high quality. The discipline was strict without being abusive. As a parent I was involved to the extent that I wanted and needed to be. I rate OHS in the High to Excellent category.
—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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
15%
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.

909 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

883 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

877 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

869 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

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.

572 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

576 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

572 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

573 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

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

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%

Math

All Students80%
Female81%
Male80%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special education30%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%

Science

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".

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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
0%
Algebra II

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

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

514 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
49%
English I Reading

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

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

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

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

867 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

870 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
0%
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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

593 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
59%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
55%
World Geography

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

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

843 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

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 Students13%
Female8%
Male20%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White11%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Special education20%
Not special education12%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English15%
Migrant0%
Non-migrant15%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted13%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students74%
Female71%
Male76%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education42%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English76%
Migrant61%
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black or African American63%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students18%
Female20%
Male15%
Black or African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Special education3%
Not special education21%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English21%
Migrant10%
Non-migrant18%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted18%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students7%
Female10%
Male6%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White10%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Special education3%
Not special education8%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English9%
Migrant17%
Non-migrant7%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted7%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
Black or African American55%
Asian100%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education21%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English70%
Migrant48%
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students36%
Female39%
Male33%
Black or African American35%
Asian100%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special education2%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English39%
Migrant22%
Non-migrant37%
Gifted/talented87%
Non-Gifted29%
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 Students21%
Female22%
Male19%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Special educationn/a
Not special education21%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English21%
Migrant14%
Non-migrant21%
Gifted/talented60%
Non-Gifted19%

Geometry

All Students61%
Female60%
Male62%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education27%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English63%
Migrant63%
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
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/talented100%
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 Students11%
Female13%
Male8%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Special education8%
Not special education11%
Limited English proficient (LEP)3%
Proficient in English13%
Migrant0%
Non-migrant11%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted11%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students49%
Female42%
Male57%
Black or African American53%
Asian100%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special education18%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English52%
Migrant27%
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-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 80% 52%
White 15% 29%
Black 2% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 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 7%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Odessa, TX 79760
Phone: (432) 456-0029

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