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Poteet High School

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Posted March 31, 2013

I transferred to Poteet only three weeks ago from neighboring high school, North Mesquite, and I absolutely love it! At North Mesquite, I came in as an all A student in honors classes to barely making B's, except in JROTC. It wasn't that I did not understand the material or the teacher(s) had a bad teaching technique, but because the teacher couldn't teach over the rude and obnoxious kids! The teacher(s) however, eventually gave up and kept saying "don't understand something? come to tutoring." knowing that 98% of their students rode the bus that arrived at the school at 8:00 leaving 25 minutes for tutoring compared to the 1 hour 45 minutes we have in class. However, at Poteet it blew my mind how peaceful and accepting the environment was. When I needed help the teachers were there to actually help me other than just saying "just come to tutoring". My grades went from barely making B's to high A's AND getting into honor classes again. As a athlete as well, the coaches are phenomenal! The teammates in all sports work as a team, motivate, and cheer one another on. Poteet high school is just such and outstanding school and I am happy to be a student here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 23, 2007

i go here it is absolutely amazing! Teachers are wonderful, and the student body is peaceful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2005

Grades are great. Some students need help and arn't asking for it
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2005

Quality of academic programs are poor. This school has gang problems and lack of descipline. Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities are there but staffing is poor, coaches don't care. Level of parent involvement is average. I won't put my child in this school again. One of my girls was in Ap algebra and they had kids that could not do simmple math in the same class.
—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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
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%
Female98%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female96%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education46%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%
Algebra II

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

5 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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
40%
English I Writing

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
31%
English II Reading

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
35%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%
World History

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
21%
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 Students61%
Female65%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education25%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented85%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
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 education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students57%
Female52%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education57%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English58%
Migrant50%
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education29%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students40%
Female45%
Male36%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education25%
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English43%
Migrant43%
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talented73%
Non-Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students30%
Female41%
Male22%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Special education10%
Not special education32%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English32%
Migrant33%
Non-migrant30%
Gifted/talented75%
Non-Gifted27%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students58%
Female62%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education0%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students41%
Female48%
Male36%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education0%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted36%
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 Students49%
Female48%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education22%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English51%
Migrant80%
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted47%
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 Students51%
Female49%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education33%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English51%
Migrant71%
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students48%
Female44%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education33%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted43%
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 84% 50%
White 15% 31%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mr Van Johnson
Fax number
  • (830) 742-8497

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Poteet, TX 78065
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