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Princeton High School

Public | 9-12 | 891 students

 
 

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2012:
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Posted December 16, 2013

The worst school I have ever seen. If you have a child that actually cares about success and is working hard toward DO NOT send your child here. The lack of discipline at Princeton Texas High is so poor that we pay thousands to transfer our son to another district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2013

As a first time visitor to this school at last nights Football game, I couldn't have been less impressed. First of all there is no signage as to where visitors should park. So you park walk up to the front, only to be told by Princetons's finest that you can't park there. So you re-park the car, go back to the front to pay for your ticket and are told by Princetons's finest that you can't get tickets there. Visitors must go to the back. You don't feel like a guest on this campus. A few simple signs would make this better and leave a much better impression with guest. Have you had that many problems at this school that you feel you must segregate the teams this way? What a shame.


Posted February 23, 2012

As a former student, I have mixed feelings about Princeton. I was 4th in my graduating class, but I wasn't often challenged. Science courses are severely lacking; I made good grades, but was completely unprepared for college. There are some really excellent teachers, but also very bad ones who don't seem to care (coaches posing as teachers, I'm looking at you). UIL program is excellent! Debate, Theatre, and Band win A LOT and develop wonderful life skills. The best part for me was probably the size of the school- I knew almost everybody. Because of this I developed really close friendships and never felt excluded. It is a very conservative school which sometimes hindered individuality and I do sometimes wish I would have had the opportunities of a larger school, but my overall experience was good.


Posted October 9, 2009

Princeton High School is a very good school. I don't know if the other parents confuse it for another so let me tell you this High School is the one in Texas, and has very good qualities. Teachers really care about their students, our UIL has been one of the most recognized in the state, and last year's test scores were above average. Like any other school there are some issues to be taken cared of but the faculty do seem to have everything under control. This a very traditional southern school, and I expect many great things out of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

My children attend this school and we have been very pleased with how things are turning out. The teachers really care about the students and the discipline does exist. My son has detention frequently whenever he forgets to turn in his work. I believe my children are getting a quality education - both due to the teachers and our efforts as parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2005

There is no leadership or disipline in this school. The Children run the school. The teachers are incompetent along with the adminstration personal, they are also completly bias to the students and parents. I would recommend anyone thinking of moving to Princeton School District to strongly reconsider this or think about home/private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

The dropout data given to the state was false. An audit found many errors. If correct information was given to the state, the school would not be exemplary.
—Submitted by a former 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.

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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.

225 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

219 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

211 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

211 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

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

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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 Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education68%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%
Algebra II

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

57 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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%
English I Writing

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

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%
English II Reading

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
78%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
57%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%
World History

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

213 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 Students68%
Female70%
Male65%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education38%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
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/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education75%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students78%
Female75%
Male80%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education31%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students75%
Female77%
Male74%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education24%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students55%
Female57%
Male54%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education18%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education67%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students52%
Female54%
Male51%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education17%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented87%
Non-Gifted48%
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 Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education67%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted87%
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 Students79%
Female74%
Male84%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education56%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students69%
Female65%
Male74%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education27%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted66%
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 60% 31%
Hispanic 30% 50%
Black 7% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1000 E Princeton Dr
Princeton, TX 75407
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Phone: (469) 952-5400 x4005

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