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Red Oak High School

Public | 9-12 | 1850 students

Red Oak High School is known for college and career pathways. AP/Dual Credit
 
 

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $132,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,050.

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3 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 8 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted September 24, 2013

Big enough to offer unique programs, and small enough to feel like an individual. My daughter attends ROHS and I love the fact that she has so many clubs, sports and programs to choose from. Urging your kids to get involved will mean a better year for them and you. Any time I've had an issue, the office staff seems eager to talk it through. Just sayin'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2013

The school falls short when it comes to handling disruptive students. My son has classes where problematic students are preventing the planned lessons from taking place. Something needs to be done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

Red Oak High School should be proud of a great school year! Their nationally recognized robotics team recently returned from competition with outstanding awards! Also, the ROHS Advanced Placement program was recognized and awarded an honor roll status! This school has given back so much this year. The TOMS' walk, the cystic fybrosis and West ISD fundraisers were a great success! Way to go ROHS students and teachers!


Posted April 26, 2013

Has a dumbed down curriculum (research CSCOPE); teachers that are treated badly and harassed by incompetent tyrannical vice-principal; students know they don't have to work and learn because the district lets them recover credits by takin a short computer course after they fail regular courses. Teachers are beaten down and have given up, so they just go along. District is led by a superintendent who is totally focused on the money--thus they will allow anything to happen as long as kids show up every day so they collect their funding which is based on daily attendance. Weeks and weeks of instruction time are sacrificed by incessant testing and assessments, some of which are put together by central office personnel with no knowledge of subject matter--teachers are excluded from participating in any determination of instructional policy--total top-down political administration. Principal bows down to system and does not support teachers. I do not recommend.


Posted January 23, 2013

Love this school and everything about it! Keep your problem kids in other schools, please :D
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2013

I am a mother of a Young Lady at ROHS and I love the school. She has attended Red Oak schools since ROJHS. Yes there are kids who pick and prod other kids but that is not the schools fault. That would be the parents not doing what they need to with their kids. My daughter has been picked on for her acne and I talk to her daily to see whatis going on now. My daughter doesn't bully people because she is. I as a parent have taught her not to be a bully. I don't put the blame on the School for bullies I put it on the parents. My daughter loves the schools and beged me to stay in Red Oak when we were looking at moving. A school is not just the Principals, teachers, and staff. It is the students and the whole community. I am glad my daughter is at Red Oak and so is she. All my support to the teachers who have to put up with disruptive kids. I am a big part of the program my daughter is in and will always like the teachers for what they have taught her. Red Oak is a great place to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2012

Count me as a parent who isn't pleased with this school at all. Poor teacher quality, weak academics, out of control students and incompetent leaders who consistently fail to address these problems are the main reasons this school has continued to rapidly decline. Also, bullying is definitely a major problem at ROHS. It has happened to my son and his friends and nothing is being done to address it. The fact that several other parents have mentioned bullying of students in their posts just shows you how widespread the problem is. I posted my comment here and later the same day, I was attacked in another post for exposing the bullying problems at this school. That is what you have to deal with at Red Oak High when you speak up. If it was your kid being picked on, you wouldn't be making excuses for the bullies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2012

I have a son who is a senior at ROHS this year, and he has received an excellent education and will be prepared for college next year. He is currently enrolled in two dual credit classes and two advanced placement classes. The reason this site has received as many negative reviews is the fact that generally, people who are disgruntled are the ones who speak. Those who are content do not think to comment on sites such as this one. I truly believe that there are many more satisfied parents of students in Red Oak ISD than there are those who are dissatisfied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2012

Despite the rosy picture some would like to paint, I wouldn't recommend this school at all. My child who has never been in trouble, is soft-spoken, and has a learning disability was frequently bullied this past year. I reported this to the administration, but it continued. Knowing what my son went through, it sickens me to read some of the responses that called bullying 'ridiculous' and saying 'it happens everywhere.' That seems to be the prevailing mentality: sweep it under the rug, deny that a problem exists, and then do nothing. I'm sure if their child was being bullied, they would be as fed up as I am. I have always been an active parent in my son's education and he is a good student. He was never harassed and bullied until he attended Red Oak High. There is no way that I would send him back there. Great or even good schools have competent administrators who work to ensure that every student has a safe environment in which to learn and succeed. ROHS does NOT meet that standard. I also find it a little suspicious that six reviews were posted within a two-day period in May 2012 when it took over two years for the prior six comments to be posted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2012

I had three girls in school when we moved to RO 6 years ago and the school district has been awesome. My daughters have excelled socially and academically, the teachers are wonderful and care a lot about the students. My opinion RO school district is a wonderful school district and I tell parents all the time how much I have enjoyed it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2012

Parents, teachers and administration are extremely involved at ROHS!! The counselors and teachers go beyond expectations in regard to college preparation. My son has been in the district since kindergarten and will graduate in 2013 and we could not have been more blessed. He's in Advanced classes, NHS and sports and has never experienced any negativity from classmates. My son has a very low immune system and every year has experienced difficulties, all of his teachers go above and beyond to support him with his make up work, etc. This school year was extremely difficult and a few would even call at home to check on him, they were with him every step of the way to make sure he got caught up and did not put any extra stress on him during his recovery!! As far as bullying complaints, my understanding is that our ROISD police has provided an anonymous number for all to use in case of any incidents that administration does not witness. This takes the community and PARENTS to get involved and use the "tools" provided by the district to have a successful high school experience. ROISD SHATTERED DREAMS movie just released covers DWI, bullying, etc. They're trying to protect all students!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2012

I have been very pleased with ROHS! Not only do the students excel academically, they have tons of fantastic programs available to them no matter what their interests might be. The fine arts program is top notch - they have superb band, choir & theatre programs. I have had several teachers over the years call to discuss my child's progress in their class. The counselors are willing to help the students with their after HS planning. The principal is great & takes time to be at all types of after school activities to lend a hand, see the talent of our students & cheer for our Hawks - not just the sporting events, but the fine arts as well as academic ones - he sees the importance of having all around great students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2012

Small town school feel with a big time focus on education and development. Faculty has been engaged with my students that attended there from day one. The programs and facilities are leading edge in the education field. Common sense rules are in place and enforced to keep the nonsense out. I love the sports, the fine arts and the push for world class academic achievement. This is the school system for any family wanting to keep it simple but have all the amenities of a larger district. Great school - Superb college prep education - Terrific community...it's all here at Red Oak.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2012

I think Red Oak High School has a an outstanding teaching staff! My son's and daughter's teachers have been great. We have been well pleased with their education. If parents have concerns, they should set an appointment with the counselors or teachers before they cast judgement without getting involved. The counselors are outstanding too! They have been so helpful with college prep. and scholarship information!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2011

This school is horrible. A total disappointment. The children are out of control and some teachers have lost complete control of their classes. Another problem not being addressed is bullying, which is rampant at ROHS. We moved here two years ago and from a great school out of state and Red Oak is just no comparison academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2010

I concur with some of the earlier reviews posted by Red Oak High parents. My son is a senior. He is academically gifted and well-behaved. The has progressively gotten worse each year. A good school is more than just having a "Recognized" rating based on the TAKS test. What good is having that rating if the learning environment continues to deteriorate, discipline problems multiply, and the kids who want a good education aren't nurtured? Had I known what I know now about Red Oak High School before moving here four years ago, I would have chosen to live elsewhere or opted for a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2010

I'm not sure why all of the parents are giving such bad reviews of the school, it is a great school and I have experienced none of these problems. The academics are excellent, I'm involved in the Advanced Placement classes and if those aren't enough for your student the school offers college courses. In advanced classes we are expected to take the information the teacher provides and learn from it, just like in college. We do have the rude students, what school won't have snotty teenagers? Your child must surround themselves with bad people. The school offers so many new classes and clubs to add to the wonderful experience of High School and prepare you for your future. The school does focus a lot on TAKS, which without it many students wouldn t pass, but they also teach outside of the TAKS curriculum. Overall I am very pleased with my school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2010

Based on my experiences last year as a new student, I would say that ROHS is average. Its not the best, not the worst, and there is plenty of room for improvement. I' hoping this school year will be better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2010

You must not have seen the 2010 TEA ratings for Red Oak ISD......Red Oak ISD has been rated by the TEA a RECOGNIZED district.....that includes Red Oak High School. As a former student of the district, its the best south of Dallas, and maybe even beyond that!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2010

I agree, this school is aweful. A few years back I commented about what a wonderful school the High School was/is. I have been to current events here and the students seem completely in control of the school I don't know when this happened. The administration is new since my last post and from what I have observed there is minimal to no teaching goin on here. I now agree, take you children elsewhere. The teachers have no support.
—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.

484 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

483 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

444 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

440 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

448 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

442 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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.

435 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

440 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Black or African American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education81%
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 "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.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%
Algebra II

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%
English I Writing

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

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%
English II Reading

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

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
40%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
21%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
99%
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.

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%
World History

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

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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%
Female80%
Male79%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education33%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education42%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students69%
Female73%
Male66%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education18%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students52%
Female60%
Male45%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education10%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education43%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students57%
Female62%
Male51%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education13%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted53%
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 Students82%
Female79%
Male84%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education55%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
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 Students80%
Female78%
Male83%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education31%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students67%
Female62%
Male71%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education21%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted65%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 45% 29%
Hispanic 30% 52%
Black 21% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Red Oak Junior High
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 40% (2011)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 35% (2011)
Percentage of students going to the military 5% (2011)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 12% (2011)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 8% (2011)
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Tutor(s)
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Best School for Music Education by NAAM (2014)
  • Best School for Music Education by NAAM (2013)
  • AP Honor Roll by College Board (2012)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • National Gold Council of Excellence - STUCO (2014)
  • Largest red Cross Blood Drive (2013)
  • Green Ribbon School (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
  • Computer programming
  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • HVAC certification
  • IT support
Clubs
  • Robotics club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Drum line
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Step team
  • Student newspaper
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Special olympics
  • Step team

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:25 am
School end time
  • 4:05 pm
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Doug Funk
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (972) 617-4797

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Dual Credit
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Agriculture
  • Auto mechanics
  • Business management
  • Computer programming
  • Construction / building
  • Cosmetology
  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • HVAC certification
  • IT support
  • Industrial / graphic design
  • TSTC Red Oak Campus
  • Welding certification

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Drum line
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Friends of Rachel
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • JROTC
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Special olympics
  • Step team
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2011
2 year college - 40%
4 year college - 35%
Military - 5%
Vocational - 12%
Workforce - 8%
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P O Box 9000
Red Oak, TX 75154
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Phone: (972) 617-3535

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