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Evolution Academy Charter School

Charter | 9-12 | 486 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted August 23, 2013

if your child is having difficulties struggling with their studies .this school is excellent for someone like your child. the teachers are highly qualified to teach your child at there on level. I highly recommend this school. you will be surprised to see your child receive high achievement. My child was impressive his senior year. he made it with the grace of his teachers and the principal and graduated . What a blessing for this parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2013

Hey this is a good school. The teachers make sure you get what their say and teaching, the friends l have made there are cool and the teacher have respect for you. At first l though l just want to go to school cause my parents and everyone wanted me to go, but man l started to like it more each day and now my done my Sr year. See you in May. Good luck
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2011

Seems that the teachers are here to do what needs to be done. If the students follow the rules and stay out of trouble all students can really excell. I wish all schools were more like Evolution. The right fundementals are there for the students to succeed and feel great about themselves as well. The structure for holding the students accountable for what they do and what they choose is the real prepiration for the "real" world. My child and I have only been to orientation so far. I am looking forward to seeing just how well he/she overcomes the obsticles that have shadowed the past years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

this school is full of the worst students and faculty i've ever seen...I feel bad for my daughter
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

im a student at evolution academy and this school has helped me catch up with othrers fast and get great grades
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2008

My son's go there and have progressed and grown with the help of the teachers and the other staff to the point that two boys who would not have graduated with their normal high school class will graduate ahead of the game -- due to the structure and excellence of the staff and the teacher involvement with the students and the individualized learning/progression that each is allow to make to allow them to feel as though they are in a way in charge of their future and their progress instead of stuck with the group and being labeled as part of a group that is not progressing to their individual potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

The school need structure-in some cases you cannot tell who the teachers are. Not professional at all nor appear to be professional.


Posted September 10, 2007

This school might seem low at first because of the location and the way it looks inside, but when it comes to learning and taking the tests, that is the most important thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2006

This school was a success. My daughter not only had low absentism once she started attending Evolution, but also enjoyed working independently and was successful in completing the classes as well as improving grades. I would comment that a student needs to be able to be responsible for themselves and able to work independently. It has prepared my child very well for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2006

Not much communication between school administration and parents. Not enough help and involvement. Really needs more interation with the guardians.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2006

This school is a great envirorment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2004

This is a wonderful school for students that need to catch up due to absentism from a public school or any other reason. The teachers are very helpful in all aspects and all areas of the students needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

The school is for students who like to work on the computer and who can follow the rules. A good attendance record also helps.


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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students78%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students35%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students55%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
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 "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "AEA: 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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
31%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
22%
English I Writing

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
3%
English II Reading

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
n/a
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
39%
World History

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

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 Students29%
Female34%
Male15%
Black or African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special educationn/a
Not special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted29%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students60%
Female57%
Male67%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students41%
Female35%
Male47%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted41%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students22%
Female27%
Male16%
Black or African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Special educationn/a
Not special education23%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted22%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students11%
Female13%
Male8%
Black or African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Special education0%
Not special education11%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted11%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students40%
Female43%
Male37%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special education0%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students14%
Female11%
Male18%
Black or African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Special education0%
Not special education16%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted14%
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 Students55%
Female59%
Male50%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special education33%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted55%
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 Students32%
Female35%
Male27%
Black or African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted32%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students10%
Female3%
Male17%
Black or African American5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Special education0%
Not special education11%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant10%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted10%
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
Black 46% 13%
Hispanic 36% 50%
White 14% 31%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Cynthia Jones Trigg
Fax number
  • (972) 907-3765

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