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Port Neches-Groves High School

Public | 9-12 | 1395 students

 
 

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Posted April 17, 2011

As a current student of this school and PN-G band member, I couldn't be happier with it. This school's staff goes to great lengths to ensure that each student is accomadated to the best of their abilities with their resources. The school focuses on a continuing "tradition of excellence" and maintains incredibly high standards for its students. Community support is unmatched by any other school anywhere. Although some believe that funding is unevenly distributed, when compared with other districts, PN-GISD actually funds its programs more evenly than other districts (one neighboring district, Nederland, actually spends twice as much on athletics as PN-G, and actually sees less success in general). Academics is unmatched in the area, and the PN-G academic team has taken the last eleven consecutive academic district championships. The current principal has taken great strides to promote discipline in the school, and the school's TAKS ratings have shown an upward trend for the last five years. Extra-curricular participation is greatly encouraged, and PN-G programs boast more participation and generally more success than most schools could hope for. PN-G also has an excellent faculty.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2010

I am a former student of this school. Unfortunately, this school does not deserve any of the higher rankings it receives. This school focuses on two or three main groups (football, cheerleaders, other athletes) and largely ignores everyone else. It funnels funding to these rather unimportant areas, leaving other, more critical ones(school upkeep, textbooks, actual academic things) to suffer. The teaching staff, however, is excellent. It has one of the best English departments in the state, and it's computer systems are taken care of by student and teacher team that can't be beaten.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2007

If you are not from the area it is very hard for your child to fit in, even if they begin at Kindergarten. Very closed minded, clickish community who are not very receptive to others who are originally not from the general area. My student is doing ok, but my husband and I look forward to the day that he will be transfered somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

Wonderful school! Great neighborhood with excellent teachers that often came from attending this school. Very tradition oriented with values.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2005

Port Neches-Groves High School has one of the best High School marching bands in the whole Southeast Texas. The honor, pride, and tradition involved in seeing the band exit the field while performing the 'Marching I' is something that cannot be explained, You just have to experience it for yourself.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2005

Great quality high school. Most parents are actively involved. Most graduates go to four year universities, such as A&M and UT. The music program is very good. The football and volleyball programs are exceptional. The soccer and baseball programs are growing. There is an abundance of extracurricular activities, although the art program is not very strong.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 10, 2004

Very Political! If you want your kids to be recognized for their achievements you (the parent) must be very active in the PTA, Drill team, booster clubs etc. Your child will not be recognized for their own achievements!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

PN-G is the best school in this area, probably one of the best schools in Texas. They normally have an award winning extracurricular program. Including their band, football team, indianettes, cheerleaders, and so on. The teaching staff is excellent as well as the principals. I couldn't have graduated from a better school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 30, 2004

This is one of the best school districts ever! The teachers are great along with the schools students. I am currently a freshman there and I plan on graduating at PNG, and plus PNG has the best English teachers that will teach you everything you will need to know about college! Ask any area college and they will tell you PNG.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2004

This school is probably the best school in the Golden Triangle! High achieving! Extra-curricular activities are of the highest ranking.


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.

342 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

336 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

342 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

334 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

331 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

334 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

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 Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian95%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education91%
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 "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.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%
Algebra II

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%
English I Writing

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

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%
English II Reading

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

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
28%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
19%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%
World History

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

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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 Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black or African American100%
Asian92%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education59%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students90%
Female94%
Male87%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education76%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black or African American100%
Asian89%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education80%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students69%
Female80%
Male59%
Black or African American71%
Asian75%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education37%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students58%
Female69%
Male48%
Black or African American29%
Asian63%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education40%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students81%
Female87%
Male76%
Black or African American89%
Asian80%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education60%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students60%
Female69%
Male51%
Black or African American67%
Asian65%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education60%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students43%
Female48%
Male39%
Black or African American11%
Asian53%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special education19%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted42%

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 Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
Black or African American100%
Asian95%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education83%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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-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 Students82%
Female83%
Male80%
Black or African American86%
Asian93%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education69%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students69%
Female64%
Male74%
Black or African American67%
Asian70%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education36%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
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 76% 29%
Hispanic 14% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 1%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Port Neches, TX 77651
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