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Fowler Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 871 students

 

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Posted July 30, 2014

worst school ever. I had not ever, ever ever, hoped it would be this dissapointing. Just kidding Just Kidding
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2014

PARENTS: Worst school ever!! Stay away if you can. Principal is clueless and denies drugs and bullying going on. He won't take any complaints from parents, especially females. Coaches are verbally abusive to the students. Disgraceful! I don't know how they keep their jobs!! Frisco ISD should fire these people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2014

Fowler middle school has a great learning environment for kids. The material is challenging and helps kids succeed. The teachers are amazing! They work so hard and communicate very well with the parents. Fowler is awesome!


Posted March 3, 2014

Coming toward the end of three years at Fowler I couldn't have hoped or expected a better , educational experience or environment for my son. Our experience at FMS along with FISD has exceeded every expectation and raised the bar on what can be accomplished in public schools. I applaud the staff at FMS and wish to thank them for their exemplary service !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2014

The principals only care about money, status, and wealthy/influential parents' kids. If you're not rich, they will let the teachers and everyone else trample your child's dignity and self-esteem. Disgraceful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2014

One last thing, fowler is extremely diverse. About 35 percent asian 45 Caucasian 10 African American and 8 percent Hispanic and 2 other. So I'll you are uncomfortable with the mixing of cultures best avoid our school.


Posted January 6, 2014

Terrible. The teachers are nice, but the administrators are all rude and completely disconnected from the student body. Struggling or non-conforming students are treated in an abusive manner, and no one tries to show any compassion. The head principal is a bully who fosters a culture of bullying at this school. Don't send your child here if you can help it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2013

My 2 kids went to Fowler. Most of the teachers are nice and very good teachers. As more then one parent mentioned in her/his post, my children don't like the the coaches and the assistant principal either. They are clueless when it comes to talking with kids. Most kids are afraid to talk to them, even to ask simple questions, especially coaches. Example: my daughter missed a game and i wanted to know if she was gonna play the next one and/or she has stay after practice for make ups. My daughter did not want to talk to the coach, she was scared to be yelled at. Then i wrote an email, simple and short just to check about scheduling. I work and there is no bus after normal dismissal time, so I need to prepare myself. For my surprise, the coach went straight to my daughter complaining that I should not have written to them, that she (my daughter) would find that out in pracice. Really??? Whats wrong with that???? Why they are so aggressive and passive aggressive???? Not happy with that :( Anyways, that's the only negative thing about Fowler.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2012

My child has ADHD (inattentive) and a number of Teachers either don't have the desire, time, bandwidth or skills to teach in the way and manner suited for this learning difference, regardless of state requirement(s). This has made it difficult to succeed and maintain a healthy level of confidence. I hope for a turnaround.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2011

My son had a good experience at Fowler. The teaching staff provides good instruction and leadership. I feel my son is adequately prepared for the transition to high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2011

25% of teachers are great;25% don't care & seem to not like kids;the other 50% are pretty average.So, I guess it's just a roll of the dice whether your child gets a great education or left behind.Students not having their own textbooks is bad, especially w/how much we pay in property taxes for education.I was told textbooks aren't used as teaching is geared to TAKS curriculum.Students NEED textbooks, not hand outs & journals they paste them into.I have never heard of such a thing & we lived in 2 other states who also had state testing.Kids still had textbooks.How will they learn to use textbooks in high school/college if not using them now?Studying for tests is difficult if journal notes are missing.Also lacking is use of "Home Access."It is not being used to its potential.Teachers should be required to post homework/assignments due dates & vital notes or study guides.If Home Access was really being used like it should be, it would be a very valuable learning tool.Fowler should improve this & mandate teachers use Home Access more effectively.Overall, I like Fowler,but agree principals/front office are bad w/kids & seem to work on fear instead of being positive role models.Sad!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2011

great school , best ever seen, best teacher and staff, good programm, should have more textbook s for 6th graders, sport team, great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2011

Fowler does a lot to help students achieve, especially if they are below grade level in core subjects. The teachers are communicative with the parents and strive to motivate their students to do their best. However, I question the efficacy of some of their methods. I understand that students should be graded on their own merits in class and on tests, but my eighth grader hardly ever has homework (his second grade brother typically has more homework than he does) and at times the homework is trivial (e.g., coloring a picture). I d expect more work to come home for the students to build on what they ve learned in school and prepare for the workload of high school. The orchestra program in wonderful with a very motivated instructor and much opportunity for growth and participation in performance events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2010

I've been at Fowler MS 6th-8th and im proud to be a falcon! Most teachers there are very supportive, but there are so many students this year i think that students are not receiving as much individual attention. Overall fowler was a great experience.


Posted November 13, 2010

I agree the quality of education is great. Most of the teachers are nice and very good teachers. As one of the parents mentioned in her/his post, my children don't like the front office staff, the coaches and the principal either. They are clueless when it comes to talking with kids. The other day my daughter went to the front office to ask for her homework left there by some teachers (my daughter was sick at home for a few days) and the lady in charge gave her a hard time by saying "I don't have anything for you; your mom should have picked this up yesterday; blablabla...." It was pretty clear to my daughter that the lady was giving her a hard time because she doesn't like her mother, who happens to be myself. Taking out her anger on 12 year old kids tells me a lot about her character. That's just being a coward. If it was not for the quality of education, my children would not be at Fowler at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

Frisco ISD pays lots of attention to low-performance students. The administration does practice 'No Child Left Behind' diligently to boost its rating. But teachers do not have infinite time and energy. If they pay more attention to the low-performance students, they may leave top students behind. It is a very delicate act to focus on both ends of spectrum. Fowler is a very good middle school but I am little worried about HS in Frisco.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2008

This school is THE best school I have ever attended. The teachers are so caring, have patience, and, well, teach extremely well. Schoolwork is very challenging, I must say, but our teachers are preparing us with hard work for upcoming years in the high school. This school is the best, and there's nothing bad I'd like to say about it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2008

I love this school i love all the teachers for the 8th grade they are amazing....The bad program is very great really all i have to say is GO FALCON BAND
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2008

The best school in Frisco by far, not just saying that test scores for TAKS are incredible with over half of all the students commended on their test and a 95% average of passing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

We just moved from Dallas and it was the best thing for my son. I only wish they had more activites for 6th graders in language and sports.
—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.

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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 84% in 2011.

383 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

380 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2011.

352 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

351 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

341 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

306 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

305 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

304 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

304 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
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

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education88%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American91%
Asian99%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education86%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
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

All Students100%
Female100%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black or African American97%
Asian98%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education75%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
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 71% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%
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 77% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%
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.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%
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.

142 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

 
 
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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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.

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 Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African American89%
Asian95%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education73%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African American85%
Asian98%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education89%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American95%
Asian99%
Hispanic96%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education83%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education71%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted97%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asian99%
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education75%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education83%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education75%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
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White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education63%
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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
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

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Algebra II

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Biology I

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Chemistry

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English I Reading

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Geometry

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Male100%
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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Migrantn/a
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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 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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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
Asian or Pacific Islander 42% 4%
White 39% 29%
Black 8% 13%
Hispanic 8% 52%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • DONNIE WISEMAN
Fax number
  • (469) 633-5060

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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3801 McDermott Road
Plano, TX 75025
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Phone: (469) 633-5050

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