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Sam Rayburn High School

Public | 9-12 | 2876 students

 

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Posted March 29, 2010

I think the dress code is worthless. Especially when kids are allowed to get away with wearing their clothes way to big. I would rather see the student dress, fitted properly and neat. I also have a problem with no school books. How are the students suppose to be able to learn anything without books.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2007

Faculty level of effort is high, but diminished by weak support from administrators in dealing with classroom disruption. The few students who consider classtime thier socializing time and opportunity to foil teaching processes, are not effectively dealt with by 'support' staff. Little to no effort is given to corrective or preventive strategies to improve classroom behavior. As a result, some few students, not motivated to learn, feel empowered to make class time their play time, often stopping instruction while the teacher deals with off-task behavior. More support to the faculty in consistentlly maintaining a learning environment in the classroom is sorely needed. Responsibiliy for instituting this much-needed change falls squarely on the shoulders of the principal.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 6, 2006

A large comprehensive high school with many academic and extracurricular opportunities for all students. SRHS offers a variety of Advanced Placement courses. The current principal is very attentive and dedicated to the needs of the students and faculty. Parents take part in multiple booster organizations but there could be more parent support in areas other than football and dance.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 6, 2006

I personaly attended this school and do believe there are improvements to be made. Overall though this is one of the most well rounded schools in harris county. I have attended many schools for personal reasons.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2005

I have been a TEXAN parent for 6 years now. I have found the staff and faculty very friendly and helpful. There is a new principal, Mr. Troy McCarley, who is very nice and very well intentioned. Troy has made some changes that have been very effective in reducing fights and he is absolutley behind the zero tolerance policies at lot of schools and districts have adopted in the last several years. Some of his methods I disagree with, (ie: dismissing the cafeteria one table at a time) though it has been extremely effective. I just think you have treat the students in a bit more adult manner, this isn't elementary. Mr. McCarely definately believes in consequesnces for actions, good and bad. Most of the issues I have with public education have to do with the state education agencies and the policies of the district. Within those boundaries, Rayburn wins.
—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 89% in 2011.

707 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

699 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

624 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

618 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

613 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

603 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

578 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

580 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

581 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

582 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students92%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education32%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%

Science

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
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.

678 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%
Algebra II

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

116 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.

798 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

882 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%
English I Writing

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

969 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
40%
English II Reading

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

647 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

646 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

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.

621 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%
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.

838 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%
World History

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

615 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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 Students75%
Female80%
Male70%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education41%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education29%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English84%
Migrant80%
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)95%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students57%
Female60%
Male54%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education11%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English63%
Migrant17%
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students36%
Female40%
Male32%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special education0%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English41%
Migrant17%
Not migrant36%
Gifted/talented75%
Not Gifted34%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students70%
Female75%
Male65%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education35%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented92%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students35%
Female42%
Male29%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Special education8%
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)3%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant35%
Gifted/talented84%
Not Gifted31%
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 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

Geometry

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education46%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
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 Students71%
Female70%
Male73%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education30%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students70%
Female66%
Male74%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education21%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted68%
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 90% 52%
White 7% 29%
Black 3% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 10%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • ROBERT STOCK
Fax number
  • (713) 920-8267

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
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Pasadena, TX 77502
Phone: (713) 477-3601

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