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Prairiland High School

Public | 9-12 | 330 students

 

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Posted September 6, 2014

Worst school I have ever gone to and I've moved 15+ times in various states. Don't ever move to this town and put your child in this school system. Why? Let's start with the kids...first off the most anti-social rude kids you'll ever meet. If they haven't known you since elementary...FORGET ABOUT IT. You will never make friends. If your not in sports, you'll never make friends. If your not pregnant... You'll never make friends. I had nice things for the most part and jealously was a big issue, don't wear nice things or you won't have friends. Next their education is low, they even have a guys that wrote his own math book in his handwriting. It should be a 6th grade book...I don't think the school has tested it out. Also the teachers are so rude, rudest meanest teachers. I've seen teachers call kids whores, sluts, cuss at them I've seen it all. They dip in class, they let students dip in class.Also they single you out especially if your new or have nice things.It's ridiculous and I pray for you all at this school. I also hope that someone will be strong enough to change it because I have never been to a worse school with the worst teachers rudest kids and worst education in my life.


Posted March 10, 2008

Prairiland is what small, rural America is all about. Compare this school with the 'big city' schools and you will find there is no comparison. The kids are courteous, the teachers caring, and the parents still believe in raising their children to have respect for others. Are there problems? Sure, but far fewer than in most school districts in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

Prairiland H.S and its staff onlt care about sports and what your last name is. ive gone here my whole life and i would never put my child through the things that happen at prairiland. out of control rumors and favoritism is all that goes on at prairiland even the teachers participate in the spreading of these rumors if youre not in sports you are looked down upon at this school they arent concerned in getting you a good education they want you to play sports and get them get newspaper reviews
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2008

I graduated from Prairiland, and it was an amazing school. I went to Prairland ISD schools my whole life, and I am so glad I did. They are always trying to improve and make it better for the students. The teachers are very supportive and understanding. Some teachers are hard, but they just try to prepare you for the future. Overall, I think that it is an excellent school.


Posted July 14, 2007

I'm not a parent, but a student at Prairiland High. Prairiland is a wonderful school. The students are very welcoming and the teachers care a lot about your education. Every school has problems no matter where you go and it isn't bad at Prairiland at all. Prairiland is a great school and they care a lot about our education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2004

My daughter attends this school and she's in her second year now, and I have nothing but good news to say about the school. She's been a member of the Jr. Honor Society since 8th grade and she does well maintaining her position. I like the recogniton the students receive for the tasks at hand. Thumbs up totally for Prairiland High!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2004

This school is more concerned about control and less so about education. The children are not allowed hallway passes to use the restrooms and they are not given any time to use the facilities during the day except at lunch. If they are allowed to leave the class for an emergency trip to the restroom, they will be punished for it. They have a definite problem with bullying at this school and it is doubtful if the teachers even recognize the problem when it happens right in front of them. This school has a very oppressive atmosphere due to their dedication to controling students vs. educating them to be viable, contributing members of society. The children are maltreated; discipline is degrading and dehumanizing and not aimed at instilling self worth. The class sizes are small but few teachers practice respect for the children, though expect it in return.
—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.

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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

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 Students92%
Female97%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students94%
Female97%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
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 "Recognized".
  • 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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%
Algebra II

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%
English I Writing

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%
English II Reading

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
88%
World History

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
30%
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 Students79%
Female90%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education46%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education54%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students79%
Female83%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students59%
Female76%
Male47%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education0%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students43%
Female57%
Male34%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education0%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant43%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted39%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students82%
Female88%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education22%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students58%
Female71%
Male45%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education0%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted55%
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 Students93%
Female91%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education43%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Not 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
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 Students62%
Female70%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education0%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented83%
Not Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students56%
Female48%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education0%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talented83%
Not Gifted53%
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 91% 29%
Hispanic 5% 52%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 0%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 10%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • JASON HOSTETLER
Fax number
  • (903) 652-6400

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