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Westwood J High School

Public | 7-8 | 240 students

 
 

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2 stars

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Posted February 3, 2014

Not the worst school ever but definitely not the best. Staff and teachers are not very nice or polite and there is a lot of bullying going on with no action taken to stop it. Teachers are not encouraging or helpful 90% of the time. I am looking for another school for my children to attend even if it means moving out of the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

Okay...the theory of out principal paying more attention to the teachers then the students is a bundle of crap. My principal, Mrs. Williams, defiantly pays attention to us, and out behavior. The campus may be a bunch of cement and bricks buts it's still an okay building. So what if we aren't as great as Palestine...Palestine isn't that great either.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2007

the buildings aren't in the best of conditions, but the Principle(Mr. Sheppard) is wonderful, and we now have a choir(as of the 2007-2008 school year) It would be better though if we had more support from everyone! :]
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

The school buildings are in terrible condition as are most of the other campusus in Westwood ISD. It is truly amazing that they haven't been condemned. They do not offer choir in any grade k-12 at this school district. The teachers seem to be motivated to teach the children which is more than can be said for many of the teachers on the elementary school campus. It is truly unfortunate for the children enrolled in Westwood ISD. Their educational experience could be greatly improved with a little motivation and funding. True Shame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

Both my sons are currently enrolled at the Westwood Junior High school campus. I have noticed very little support from the school principal. In my opinion, she is there for the teachers and not the students. Also the counselor has not met one time with either of my sons to discuss there experiences or plans. I have brought this to the attention of the Superintendent with no success in resolving the problems. I am removing my sons from this school and placing them in Jacksonville school district.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 86% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

129 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 95% in 2011.

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male88%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female81%
Male86%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education83%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students87%
Female79%
Male97%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 63% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
69%
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

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Female81%
Male68%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education9%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented86%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education0%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female82%
Male59%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education9%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted69%
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

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female79%
Male87%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students36%
Female28%
Male47%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant36%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted34%
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

Algebra I

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/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Whiten/a
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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
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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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
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Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

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Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

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Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

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Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

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Malen/a
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Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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English III Writing

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Malen/a
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Geometry

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Physics

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U.S. History

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World Geography

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World History

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Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 29%
Hispanic 22% 52%
Black 20% 13%
Two or more races 3% 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) 3%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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P O Box 260
Palestine, TX 75802
Phone: (903) 723-0423

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