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Pleasanton High School

Public | 9-12 | 966 students

 

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Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $154,600. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $700.

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Posted July 9, 2012

The fact that our High School could not even meet minimal standards set forth by the state is just scary. How can we expect children to learn with so many distractions; bad behavior, daily fights? The top 10% of the High School transfered to a school that values discipline. My children no longer attend in this district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2008

I graduated from PHS in 2004, my experience there is incredible.... to succeed in life, one can only challenge themselves. There are teachers that don't care for the students that don't care. Teachers are willing to teach if the students are willing to learn. I was involved in every organization and tried to excell to the best of my ability. My parents and friends' parents were constantly involved...it's not the school that has problems...it might be the students. The athletic program is what drives the city's pride and the extracurricular activities are there for the students that want to be involved. I graduated from college in 3 1/2 years and employed with an incredible future ahead. It's not up to the school how well the student excells, it's the child's choice. I am proud to say I graduated from PHS and can say that it helped make me who I am.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 24, 2006

I have 4-children in this school district,we come from a big city and this school does not provide what these children need to prepare them for the real world. This school cares more about football,basketball & the cheerleaders. They do not focus on the students studies and they push the child to focus more on TACKS testing. These teachers and staff are all too lazy to study and help the students with their work. The staff is old school and the whole school systmen in general needs a fresh clean start with new teachers,facultiy,ideas,etc. These children 'my Children' need a challenge, a new clean start. These students are often discouraged and let down by many of the school faculty members. And they know who they are. Like they say, 'if the shoe fits, than by GOD wear it'. I hope to see better parent envolment in coming years and a new principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2004

Three of my children graduated from PHS. I feel that they were not adequately prepared for the challenges they faced once they reached college. Academic requirements at PHS are not geared toward major university standards. There are a handful of teachers that truly work with the students in regards to college goals. The worst memory of PHS was what one of my children experienced due the horrors of special education. This past experience follows him and me to this day. The Special Ed. Department worked fully with my child, but regular teachers and the school principal proved to be lacking in understanding my child s needs (ADD). It was an experience that no child deserves to have in their memories of high school. I feel that principals and the regular staff at PHS need to be educated in the needs of special ed. students and to keep their comments about students to themselves; especially to others students and community members. Unfortunately, our experience with PHS in this regards was traumatic and unnecessary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2004

Pleasanton High School and PISD overall are almost entirely driven by TAKS results, daily attendance, and dropout rate numbers. The teachers here are very capable but cannot teach in many cases because of the paperwork, time needed to prepare to pass TAKS, and time required for discipline. This has made our school 'exemplary', yet parents and employers notice that our local graduates educations are lacking. Teacher morale is very poor and parent apathy is extreme. When parents are asked to participate in a steering committee or action team they learn very quickly that the committees are 'stacked' and that the meeting times are not convenient for the normal 8-5 working parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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

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

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

258 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

261 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

202 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

204 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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 95% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students90%
Female95%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students83%
Female88%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

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

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%
Algebra II

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
54%
English I Writing

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

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
38%
English II Reading

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
54%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
35%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
68%
World History

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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

Algebra I

All Students59%
Female61%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education24%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students93%
Female95%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education50%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students81%
Female87%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education80%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students47%
Female53%
Male41%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education0%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students29%
Female39%
Male20%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Special education0%
Not special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted26%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students59%
Female66%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education30%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students32%
Female45%
Male17%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Special education10%
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted28%
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 Students69%
Female73%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education44%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
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 Students56%
Female50%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education11%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students61%
Female61%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education25%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted59%
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
Hispanic 67% 52%
White 31% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
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: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • MATT MANN
Fax number
  • (830) 569-1259

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831 Stadium Drive
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