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Lit Cypr-Mrceville High School

Public | 9-12 | 1043 students

 
 

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Posted July 16, 2010

this school in my opinion is one of the worst in the world i would not put my child in it if it was the last school anywhere they are a joke they give the failed kids remediation classes with uncertified teachers its all about sports and if your tardy you have to walk all the way back to the damn office which takes more time out of the class the freshman academy is not something that is great they dont try to help the students if yoy ask for help they say go look in the book instead of helping this school is a joke and would not recommend it to anyone for any reason a group of students turned in a student who had a knife the principal said he would talk to him but he never did thats putting lives in danger he could have easily killed anyone
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2007

Politics, Politics, Politics is all I can say. School is difficult enough without all the drama that the faculty creates at LC-M. I wouldn't send another kid of mine to LC-M if it was the last school in TX.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2006

I have had two children graduate from this school already and still have one in the school at this time. I have seen this school go down hill and will be so glad when my last one graduates. This school cares more about football than anything else. This yr 2006-07 the kids have to go to the office if they are tardy so therefore they loose more time in the classroom, I guess the admin. does not trust the teachers. They also care more about the dress code than they care about mine and all the other students education. Please lets get back to the real thing I Is Called Education. They are also rewarding the teachers for sending students to sack, now that is a joke.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2005

This school is a great opportunity for parents to get involved. The have a very progressive special education program. Truely a child first geared school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 18, 2005

Principal is unprofessional in his dealings with both parents and students. There is a bias toward athletics, sometimes to the point of detriment to other programs. Inconsistency if the quality of teachers and their use - uncertified teachers teaching Honors &/or AP classes while certified, highly qualified teachers are teach regular or remedial classes. Preferential treatment given to those students who are perceived to bring good publicity to the school. If the student is a motivated self-starter they can get a quality education, however they have to be the one asking questions and pushing the issue. The entire staff - Administrative, Counselors & Teachers - are not agressive enough about opportunities available for the students. I would identify myself except that I still have family in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2003

The principal is a real politic. Athletics is the most important thing about the school, even though football never wins. Uncertified teachers teaching Honors or AP classes while certified teachers teach regular or lower grade classes. I am a current student at LC-M, Class of 2004, so I know what I am talking about.


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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

289 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

235 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

244 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

249 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

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 Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education78%
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 "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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%
Algebra II

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%
English I Writing

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

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%
English II Reading

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
39%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
20%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

239 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

 
 
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.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%
World History

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

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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 Students74%
Female74%
Male73%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education25%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students98%
Female95%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students88%
Female88%
Male89%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education59%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students68%
Female71%
Male66%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education24%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students53%
Female62%
Male46%
Black or African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education5%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education25%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students53%
Female60%
Male46%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education0%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted50%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education75%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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
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 Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education30%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students65%
Female62%
Male67%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education29%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
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 79% 29%
Hispanic 9% 52%
Black 7% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 1%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Orange, TX 77632
Phone: (409) 886-5821

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