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Port Isabel High School

Public | 9-12 | 664 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $141,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $580.

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Posted August 6, 2013

I attend Port Isabel HIgh School as a student.Its a very small school in very small tourist-community town. I do feel that few parts of our administration are lacking, but this school is no way as bad as some people say it is. There is a number of Teachers(older and newer) at this school that do reach out to kids as well as develop good relationships with students which I feel is crucial in this day of age/education. There is decent amount of kids at this school that don't obviously don't care(most likely from external influences). It's very easy to avoid all the minor nonsense that goes on here. But a majority of the kids that attend this campus are good,well behaved kids. This school is home to The award-winning The Silver Tarpon Marching Band which has gone to state 7 consecutive times in a row and Football team that made it to one game away from state in 03-04, and also got very close in the 2012-13 year. Very successful Academics, marching & athletic programs at this school. Just as others have said It IS what YOU make of it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2010

This ia an awesome school. From the New Principal to the substitutes they all are the greatest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

I was a student at Port Isabel High School. I'm not a junior at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). You may read comments from parents and students disparaging the school, but, in my personal opinion, it is what you make of it. Students can obviously get a good education or else I wouldn't be at MIT. As long as a parent is involved in their child's life then the school environment won't affect the kid too much. Speaking more about the school itself, the administration is lacking and plays favorites. There are a a select group of amazing teachers that I attribute to my successes. Other teachers are awful, but once again, it's what you make of it. Of course, there is a high pregnancy rate (blame abstinence only) and drugs run rampant; however, it seems like that's the case in many high schools across the country.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2009

Port Isabel has some amazing teachers. It's the administration that's lacking. Little is done to promote parent invovement, they would rather label children as losers than push them to succeed. The school needs better leadership and an administration that cares about every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

I love port isabel high school it really is a great school. Here our teachers are amazing they teach very good. We dont have no gangs around here so its a very safe school. All im saying is i love this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2008

I attend Port Isabel High School, and as a student, i feel alright in the school. It certanly is not great at everything but it is a worthwhile school. Some of the kids don't do as great as we should due to the fact of stress, parents, and relationships. However, that has to do with the individual and nothing with the teachers or staff. We choose how our futures go and that is all i have to say about the subject. PS: I like it, its an ok school =)
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2008

Port Isabel High School most deffenitly isn't a place where I would want to send my child. It consists of less than 1,000 students. The graduating class is usually less than 90 students. Parents are considered lucky to see their child graduate. The teenage pregnancy rate in Port Isabel is the highest pregnancy rate in the state of Texas. 36 girls were pregnant the first semester of the 07-08 school year. Marijuna usage is not unusual to see on campus either. However, the school did manage to obtain a few teachers that graduated from high class colleges. This town is not a good place to grow up, (I know from personal expierence) and this is deffenitly not a good school to send your child to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2004

Port Isabel High School is a school that has extemem pride. Our football team is excellent with our 'SeaWall of Defense', which has led us to one game away from state. Along with an excellent football team is our Award Winning Silver Tarpon Band who is going to another state competiton in the year 2003-2004 followed the next year by a trip to Walt Disney World. It is a small school but I love it!
—Submitted by a student


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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

175 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

148 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

148 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

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 Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education90%
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 Acceptable".
  • 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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%
Algebra II

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%
English I Writing

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
50%
English II Reading

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%
World History

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

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 Students69%
Female73%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education17%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students97%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education17%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students80%
Female84%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education60%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students62%
Female70%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education14%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students40%
Female47%
Male33%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special education0%
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted35%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students77%
Female82%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education40%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students53%
Female68%
Male37%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special education0%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted50%
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 Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education60%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
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 Students74%
Female71%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education14%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education60%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
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 88% 52%
White 10% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
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) 11%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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Fax number
  • (956) 943-0048

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101 Port Road
Port Isabel, TX 78578
Phone: (956) 943-0030

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