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Armstrong Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 739 students

 

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Posted January 11, 2014

Armstrong Middle School is one of the best-kept secrets in Plano. Despite the socioeconomic challenges that many students have, Armstrong's population, in general, thrives under the guidance and instruction of some of the most dedicated faculty and staff I've ever encountered as an educational professional. Parents who volunteer -- however infrequently (I work full-time) or frequently -- will be rewarded by the family feeling of Armstrong's PTA, which actively solicits the participation of parents/guardians from all backgrounds. Both of my sons have attended and flourished in the academic and social setting provided by the school. I highly recommend that students seek involvement in Armstrong's outstanding fine arts program. Our athletic teams aren't currently known for winning records, but the athletic staff are nonetheless excellent and absolutely focused on the overall success of the kids. The current principal is a visible and enthusiastic leader. I highly recommend Armstrong as a school and encourage prospective parents to get involved through PTA, even if it is only for a few hours a year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2013

AVOID this school at all costs! We are only into the second 6 weeks and my child has been repeatedly bullied, had his life threatened, and was beat up by another student. The staff does absolutely nothing! They are more concerned with their reputation and funding to make an actual report.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

Teachers are really great and they should be proud of what they have given these kids . Unfortunately they could use a lot more support and they are not getting even half of what they need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2013

Fights everywhere, The school has 2 floors as well and a close friend of mine was in a fight where someone tried to push her down the stairs. Not a very friendly environment for a school... I had a horrible experience going there.


Posted March 13, 2011

The school is under new leadership! Principal has very high expectations for all students. Staff is really motivated to help all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

The staff at AMS is always willing to help all students be successful academically and socially.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 9, 2010

My son has done well in 6th grade. Honors Math is challenging for him (good!). Teachers are good; no complaints. Band program is good; it is a well oiled machine. Diverse population. PTA is dedicated to making the school strong. Staff is friendly and helpful. I have asked my son if he wants to transfer and he does not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

Armstrong, despite it's challenges is a fantastic school. Dedicated teachers, hardworking students and a great PTA make it a success story. Amazing band program. Fantastic Honors for advanced students, and a principal that is passionate about her students that are at risk and disadvantaged make a great school. I am proud to send my children there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2010

My daughter went to Armstrong; my failure to provide details on rif raff caught her a case in juve. I ended up paying for naive view of where and what girls are up to right now really fast. After it was all over, I did end up with an informed kid who took advantage of drama, choir, and some advanced classes. I guess the school showed up the frailities in what I was passing along but just in time for me to watch and pay attention to who and where and why. It is quite diverse; all kinds make parents so you see how this starts to affect the children at this stage. I moved here from Pflugerville for work. This is still Dallas (real fast) even though it's farther North. Needless to say, my 5th grader does not want to attend Armstrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2009

ok where to start my children attended this school,one in 8th grade the other in the 6th.They come home with comlpaints regularly.my children have also been to other schools and this is just the worst one yet they say.Alot of the children attending this school are lets just say 'taking thel ow rode'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2008

The academics are good at Armstrong. My sonis in Honors and his biggest complaint is that he has had the same Honors math teacher for all 3 years and they are like oil and water. The school has a diverse population. My son loves the band program and sports. I do unfortunately line close to the school and we have alot of problems with the kids afterschool. They tip trash cans, mark up our fences and even steal mail. I have expressed concerns to the school, but they seem limited in what they are willing to do. We also have problems with the parents who drive through the neighborhood. They do not do the speed limit, several of them like to blast their radios starting at 7am and our alley is used as their own personal road so they don't have to wait in the traffic line.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2008

I would not recomend this school. Lots of bullying and vulgar language. I'm seeing on transfering my child.


Posted June 1, 2006

Armstrong is an excellent school. It doesn't matter which component you examine. Because the results are the same...excellence. I am pleased with the academics, extracurricular activities, teachers, safety etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2006

My son attended most of 6th grade at this school. The teachers and couselors were great, quick to respond to questions and concerns. I had to request evaluation for Honor's classes though. Excellent Band program and teachers. Parent involvement minimal, common among N. Dallas suburban ISD's. Lots of angry kids acting out on each other. Name calling, bullying and vulgar language reported by my son almost daily. We pulled him out to homeschool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2005

Overall this is an average school. Many of the teachers I felt were un-happy in their jobs or just plain had been doing them too many years. This school is very diversivied with regards to ethnic background.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2005

Thus far, the academic program seems to be ok, but the fact that physical education was not available to 6th graders each semester seemed very odd to me in light of the childhood obesity epidemic we are currently hearing so much about in the media. It would seem that the importance of this class would be a higher/equal priority.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

AMS will work for many families; it just did not fit us. My child has a learning difference, and some other issues, which did not make being there a good experience. The administration tried I guess to work with us, but I found them somewhat inflexible in working with us. The teachers were knowledgeable though, and my child enjoyed the music program.
—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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

217 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

231 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

224 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

229 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

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

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

229 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

223 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

225 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

226 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

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 Students88%
Female93%
Male81%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education61%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African American70%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education95%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education82%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
Black or African American77%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education70%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students96%
Female99%
Male92%
Black or African American98%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education88%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African American98%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students79%
Female79%
Male78%
Black or African American63%
Asian100%
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education33%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education83%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

72 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 Students63%
Female67%
Male58%
Black or African American53%
Asian83%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education23%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
Black or African American58%
Asian80%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education29%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
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 Students78%
Female77%
Male80%
Black or African American77%
Asian70%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education56%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female61%
Male68%
Black or African American50%
Asian67%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education27%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female78%
Male67%
Black or African American74%
Asian70%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education56%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
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 Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Black or African American76%
Asian85%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education53%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education67%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female70%
Male71%
Black or African American65%
Asian77%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education47%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students63%
Female60%
Male66%
Black or African American55%
Asian77%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education33%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted58%
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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Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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Biology I

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Chemistry

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English I Reading

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English I Writing

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English II Reading

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English II Writing

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English III Reading

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English III Writing

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Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Not special educationn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
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Geometry

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Proficient in Englishn/a
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Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
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Physics

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Proficient in Englishn/a
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U.S. History

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Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
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Gifted/talentedn/a
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World Geography

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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
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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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
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Bilingualn/a

World History

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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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 48% 50%
White 24% 31%
Black 19% 13%
Asian 6% 3%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Steven Ewing
Fax number
  • (469) 752-4601

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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3805 Timberline Dr
Plano, TX 75074
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