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Carpenter Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 770 students

 

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Posted June 7, 2013

Do NOT ever, and I mean EVER, send your child here. The kids are totally rude, the staff doesn't care less and they have all these rules that even they don't follow. The band program is terrible, Mr.Fabian the assistant band directer is completely rude to the kids, he discourages them and already 5 five people quit. The teachers don't do a good job at teaching, they give them a packet and say study and declare the test is next Tuesday. The food is terrible, the cheese tastes like plastic. The V.P is terrible too. If you love your child, don't send them here.


Posted February 23, 2013

This school sucks. It has rude students who don't even pass the exams. It is very bad.


Posted November 6, 2011

This school is great, my name's Karen Garcia and im a Senior now, i went to Carpenter Middle School in 7th and 8th grade! Great school, when i went there, i didnt even know how to say hi in english and thanks to my ESL teachers, im speaking english right now!! Thanks a lot to my ESL teacher!


Posted January 30, 2011

This is an amazing school. That should be all I have to say, but many would like me to embellish a bit. The PACE program is astounding, no kidding. I've been in it since sixth grade, and never once have I found it boring or even so-so. It's challenging, no lie. The teacher is amazing :) no kiddding, she cares so much about her students, and she's an inspiration to me for her love of history and her students. If you have a kid who's in GT, go here. There's a ton of kids in PACE at Carpenter, and my 8th grade class is pretty much like a family :) love 'em. I'm on the basketball team, and although the coaching could use some work, there's npt much fighting inside the team, and we're all pretty good friends :) no problems there. There IS a bit of a problem with bullying, but believe me, that's at no fault of the teachers. Honestly, I think it's just the students who fuel it, the teachers try their hardest. There's a lot of extra curriculars, (Jazz Band, PALS, [Peer Assistance, Leadership, and Support] Whiz Quiz, Theatre, Speech Competitions, EVERYTHING.) hahaha, but seriously, this school offers everything, you WILL find something you like. :)


Posted January 12, 2011

Outstanding staff and administration. Truly a family of caring and supportive parents, teachers and support staff. Both of my boys attended Carpenter, and had an amazing academic and social experience. Superb band program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

I am in 7th grade now, and hoping to be an eighth grader. I am sorry to say that Carpenter is not one of the best schools. There are too many "cliques" or "groups" that just get into trouble all the time, really, and many of them swear-- when i say swear, i mean SWEAR. I get very tired of it and I want it to stop. As I being prey in the bullying situation, I really think that we need better control over the student body. Many things are very wrong with this school, but we can make it better. Other than that, Carpenter does have an awesome Fine Arts Program. The teachers are great, the Principals are even better, and I love the coaches. The sports program is very vast, and many students take interest in this. I wish I could stop the fighting! Sincerely, A concerned student.


Posted November 3, 2010

I AM A 7TH GRADER 2010 AND THIS WILL BE THE BEST SCHOOL TO GO TO AWSOME


Posted October 14, 2009

I am a student in 7th grade. The teachers are good. But the fighting goes on almost every day. The teachers and staff do not do much about it
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2009

Great teachers -- great band program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2009

Very good school a lot of diversity
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2009

As a parent you want the best for your child and going from elementary to middle school is a big step! We were so impressed with Carpenter, the teacher really care and let you know whats going on and our daughter did great and is looking forward to being a 7th grader. I am very pleased and would recommend the school to anyone looking for a good middle school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2009

Carpenter is the best school I've ever been to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2009

I went to finished Carpenter with the class of 2008. Carpenter is a very good school. everyone is so friendly. Overall, except for a some people, which i cannot name and isnt the school or discricts fault, Carpenter is a good school and Plano is a good district to put your child in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 8, 2008

Our principal is awesome and she is totally moving our school in a new and positive direction. Great diversity in the student body.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 24, 2008

This school is great at recognizing the children for their accomplishments. Their Fine Arts program is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

Academic programs are average due to the lack of leadership from the faculty. Kids would get more out of it if they learner respect and were held accountable. There is music, choir and band.
—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 84% in 2011.

261 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

262 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

255 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

254 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

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 85% in 2011.

261 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

252 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

260 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

260 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

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

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
Black or African American74%
Asian94%
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education44%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female82%
Male83%
Black or African American62%
Asian94%
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education58%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
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 Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
Black or African American75%
Asian92%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education71%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students84%
Female83%
Male84%
Black or African American71%
Asian93%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education62%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education81%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not 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 Students97%
Female99%
Male96%
Black or African American98%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education91%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education67%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students83%
Female82%
Male83%
Black or African American58%
Asian90%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education36%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education95%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%
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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%
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.

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 Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
Black or African American60%
Asian76%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education39%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female71%
Male77%
Black or African American55%
Asian87%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education42%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Black or African American64%
Asian83%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education37%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female68%
Male69%
Black or African American53%
Asian91%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education26%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
Black or African American60%
Asian100%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education25%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted66%
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 Students86%
Female90%
Male81%
Black or African American80%
Asian95%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education60%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female67%
Male62%
Black or African American54%
Asian67%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education44%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female69%
Male79%
Black or African American52%
Asian90%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education50%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students55%
Female54%
Male57%
Black or African American40%
Asian80%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education43%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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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 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 34% 52%
White 34% 29%
Black 21% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 7% 4%
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) 6%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)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • COURTNEY WASHINGTON
Fax number
  • (469) 752-5001

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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3905 Rainier Road
Plano, TX 75023
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Phone: (469) 752-5000

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