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Central High School

Public | 9-12 | 453 students

 
 

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Posted February 24, 2011

I am currently attending this school and all that matters is sports and ffa if you aren't in any of those activities, they don't really care. Academics is suppose to be #1 and it's not. I hate this school it's all drama and heartache. I'm so very glad I'm a senior now.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2009

Central has become a large part of my success. I am very active on the state level in FFA and 4-H and Central really does support me as a student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2006

I attended this campus as a student and am glad my children are attending. The teachers are great with the students and seem to really care about wether the kids do good in school or not. The teacher's work really well with the parents and encourage parental envolvement.
—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 89% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

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 91% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
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 "Recognized".
  • 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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
86%
Algebra II

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
93%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
74%
English I Writing

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
53%
English II Reading

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
61%
English III Writing

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
46%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
91%
World History

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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 Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education67%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students79%
Female84%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education50%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students61%
Female70%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education10%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students43%
Female52%
Male32%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special education20%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students43%
Female48%
Male38%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted42%
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 Students18%
Female24%
Male14%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Special educationn/a
Not special education18%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted18%

Geometry

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
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 Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education33%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students65%
Female61%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education29%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 29%
Hispanic 15% 52%
Black 5% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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Pollok, TX 75969
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