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West Orange-Stark High School

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Posted December 29, 2010

I prepared a 3,000 word comment providing an honest opinion of the district and school only to find out that the maximum count is 1,200. So, in brief, here is what I wrote: *GreatSchools rating based on old scores which have improved. *Old Score due to Natural Disaster in Louisiana and Texas, leaving students in and out of the district, not being tracked, and then being considered drop outs. *Despite what community members say, violence isnt a problem, it just so happens that the district chooses to release occurences, wheras others do not. *Attendance is a problem. *Any student with drive and desire can be successful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 21, 2010

I used to teach at West Orange-Stark High school, my worst job ever. My co-works, superiors, even my students were all disrespectful. I would rather work as a prostitute than ever work for the school district again.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 9, 2008

I love this school its great and we as a student body have a lot to be thankful for.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2008

I am the guardian of a student that makes a-b an is never a discipline problem. He was uable to go to state which he earned the right to but was unable because of one test an I was not informed until less than 24hrs before the trip. The last two progress reports I recieved shoed incomplete which is telling myself nothing when he brings home b's in that class. This whole situation could have been solved if I was informed better. One grade score should not lower a grade that much an three weeks later he is showing a b in the class in question. This teacher should show compassion. Thanks for letting my student down an I will try to keep his attitude high with no help from the school. Thanks for nothing.


Posted February 18, 2007

I'm a student at WOS High School, and I like it here. Although every school has it's problems, and our school's is not outside the ordinary, don't believe everything that is said. We have good teachers and a great athletic program (although most athletes are hailed as some gods/goddesses sometimes). Every student can do well here, it's just the effort that needs to be put forth.
—Submitted by a student


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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

154 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

181 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

178 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

186 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

183 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

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

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students79%
Female88%
Male71%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education60%
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 Unacceptable".
  • 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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
46%
English I Writing

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

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
33%
English II Reading

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
94%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
33%
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
40%
World Geography

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

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
61%
World History

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

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

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 Students35%
Female41%
Male28%
Black or African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special education26%
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant35%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted34%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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/talentedn/a
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students75%
Female83%
Male68%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education39%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students41%
Female39%
Male44%
Black or African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education31%
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant41%
Gifted/talented71%
Not Gifted39%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students32%
Female41%
Male23%
Black or African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special education5%
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant32%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted30%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students30%
Female36%
Male24%
Black or African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special education5%
Not special education34%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant31%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted29%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students57%
Female56%
Male58%
Black or African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education21%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students25%
Female31%
Male18%
Black or African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Special education7%
Not special education26%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant25%
Gifted/talented57%
Not Gifted23%
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 Students17%
Female22%
Male14%
Black or African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Special education14%
Not special education18%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant17%
Gifted/talented55%
Not Gifted13%

Geometry

All Students67%
Female63%
Male71%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education20%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted65%
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 Students48%
Female53%
Male42%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education19%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students42%
Female39%
Male45%
Black or African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special education20%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant42%
Gifted/talented57%
Not Gifted41%
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
Black 67% 13%
White 22% 29%
Hispanic 8% 52%
Two or more races 2% 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

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 11%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • HUTCHERSON HILL
Fax number
  • (409) 882-5573

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