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Posted January 14, 2013

The rating in June is from a disgruntled parent that no longer has any kids in the system. 62 seniors earned over 2 million in scholarships in 2012 as compared to very few in surrounding schools. QISD offers a free associate's degree to those kids who travel that track through a partnership with Paris Junior College. Students may also obtain a Vet Tech or Pharmacy Tech license in addition to Cosmetology and Auto Tech. 16 career options are available. The administration is providing options for students...many more options than surrounding school districts. Students are excelling in fine arts and athletics like never before. If a parent will work with teachers and administrators when an issue arises, usually a comprimise can be found.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 24, 2012

Horrible School system, the entire district.. The administration care about taking care of there own much more than the edcation of the of the students they are paid to educate. Cronyism at its max while district maintains its "academically uneceptable" rating from the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2010

Seems more sports oriented than full academic. Sports are good for healthy bodies, but more focus on academics and creative or other electives needed. Discipline in electives is lacking as well. Several plays were previously canceled because of poor student attendance to meetings after having signed up.


Posted June 26, 2005

Good School with Great teachers!
—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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

170 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

172 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

173 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

172 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

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 Students93%
Female97%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students93%
Female98%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education92%
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 Unacceptable".

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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%
Algebra II

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

19 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.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%
English I Writing

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

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
44%
English II Reading

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%
English II Writing

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
57%
English III Reading

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
67%
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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%
World History

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

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 Students79%
Female85%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education40%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
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 Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education38%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education60%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students70%
Female81%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education23%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students38%
Female43%
Male32%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Special education6%
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted36%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students69%
Female75%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education33%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students39%
Female49%
Male29%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Special education0%
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted36%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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%

English III Writing

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted80%

Geometry

All Students85%
Female88%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education67%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
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 Students73%
Female71%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education18%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students53%
Female49%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education19%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted50%
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 85% 31%
Hispanic 13% 50%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 13%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • MR KELL CLOPTON
Fax number
  • (903) 356-1699

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Quinlan, TX 75474
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