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Shepton High School

Public | 9-10 | 1486 students

 

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Posted December 27, 2011

I think Shepton HS is really good in almost everything. It has great teachers.... I am Persian and my English was not very good, but after being in ESL program for only 1 semester, now I'm moving to Regular Education and probably next year I can be in honors. This school helps you get better , but IF you WANT and IF you ASK them to do that for you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2009

Teachers and Administrators work well together so that all students have the opportunity to excel and achieve their dreams.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2009

Some of the teachers at Shepton are phenomenal, others not so much. Since every teacher teaches every subject differently (including different assignments at times) it really depends on the luck of the draw as to how much you enjoy your classes and how much outside help you get (although most teachers offer plenty of tutorials). The work load is also extremely heavy, and competition is fierce (GPA= life for many students). The extracurriculars are great, but the arts (especially theatre and debate) don't get as much attention as they should. Truly, though, if you just get involved, EVERYONE at Shepton can find their place. While it took me a while to adjust to Shepton, I wouldn't want to trade my experience for anything.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2005

Shepton High School has very well organized academic programs, and available tutorials for students who need more one on one help with their learning experience. The level of parent involvement is very high in comparison to many other schools. Availability of sports and extracurricular activities is great, but the in the area of arts for those who are more creative, could be improved upon. Those who teach the art classes are great for the job, but there should be more options for different forms of art instead of only sculpture, and the regular art classes. Some adolescence may excel better in the two-dimensional art, like drawing and painting, rather than the sculpture and three-dimensional art projects that come in the regular art classes.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 19, 2005

shepton high school provides the need for a child to succede. The public school has offerings of many extra corricular and electives. Shepton has a strong athletic department and basic music department. their theatre program is not the strongest and if you are looking for a career outside of the basics then this might not be the right choice. the students here do not have a high set standard for grade points. PISD is not always much of an envolvment. They do hold all of the school related events and dances. the students here sometimes like anyschool can be quite judgmental and fitting in can be tough. Their cheer program has won national champions now 2 years in a row. their amazing stallionettes (drill team) is also very well put together. anyone looking for a business career should be well off in shepton.
—Submitted by a student


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

758 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

740 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

748 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

739 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

742 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

741 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American90%
Asian99%
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education72%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African American70%
Asian98%
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education43%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American93%
Asian99%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education67%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Black or African American61%
Asian97%
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education56%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African American68%
Asian95%
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education57%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education80%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%
Algebra II

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

500 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%
Biology I

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

716 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

682 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
49%
English I Reading

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

711 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%
English I Writing

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

725 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%
English II Reading

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

766 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

768 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

621 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%
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.

719 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%
World History

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

747 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students84%
Female85%
Male84%
Black or African American72%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education69%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
Multiracial100%
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)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education74%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American94%
Asian99%
Hispanic94%
Multiracial97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education83%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Black or African American77%
Asian94%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education63%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students77%
Female83%
Male71%
Black or African American54%
Asian91%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education35%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African American84%
Asian98%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education62%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students78%
Female85%
Male71%
Black or African American54%
Asian95%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education14%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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

English III Writing

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

Geometry

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education85%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

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

U.S. History

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

World Geography

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American81%
Asian99%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education54%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education56%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 50% 29%
Hispanic 17% 52%
Black 15% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 14% 4%
Two or more races 3% 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) 4%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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

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

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • WILIAM MCLAUGHLIN
Fax number
  • (469) 752-7601

Resources

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

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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5505 West Plano Parkway
Plano, TX 75093
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Phone: (469) 752-7600

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