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Robinson High School

Public | 9-12 | 734 students

 

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Posted July 30, 2012

Absolutely pathetic. The prep for the real world is missed - too many students now teaching, doesn't anyone actually get out of the city limits? There is zero prep for college. There is zero prep for the real world. The real world to people who live here is clouded with false ideas. The administration needs to get out of the 70's and stop worrying about dress codes, hair length and trying to win an athletic event and focus on preparing their young people for success. How about get a majority of the students off to college instead of trying to win a football or basketball game? In the end, you have ill prepared teachers - teachers who themselves have not had continuing education since they left college; and an administration who has no clue how to run a top performing educational institution. For you parents out there who think its so great - really? Your children are in the lower rankings of their peers.....oh but wait, most of you grew up there and now raising your children there. Now that's growth!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 28, 2009

Robinson ISD is a low performing school. As a graduate of Robinson, in the top of my class, I was ill prepared for college and compared to my peers, was lacking the education needed to succeed. The school has a very low rate of students who attend college. The teachers are 'nice' but do not prepare students to advance beyond high school. This is a small town school which is unable to look beyond its border and prepare its students for the world outside of Waco. The school focuses more on its conservative views, discipline, dress code and conformity of the 'very old administration'. If you have a choice to send your child to another school, even a private school, Robinson is NOT the school for you. Again, as a graduate in the top of their class, I was in the bottom of my college class. Thanks Robinson for nothing!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 22, 2007

As a Junior at Robinson High School, i feel that some of the staff go out of their way to discipline their studends. I, myself don't have any problems with some of the rules, however some of the 'policies' are rediculous. But overall Robinson High School has a very clean, encouraging atmosphere for students, and a great athletic program (sometimes the athletics is taken to extremes as well), and a good school for your child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2006

The ultra low percentage of graduating students who are accepted to university should provide insight in terms of how well students attending this school are prepared for advanced education.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 27, 2005

Robinson High School is overall a good school. Its crown jewel is the school band, which is awesome! The student body is rather homogeneous and most students are children of alumni. The sports program dominates in importance, although the other programs offer decent alternatives. Any student who wants to participate in extracurricular activities is offered the opportunity at this school. The level of parental involvement is average. Academic programs could be more challenging, in my view.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 4, 2004

By the end of the 2003-04 schoolyear 6 of my children will have graduated from the Robinson School District. The last of my children to graduate is a young man that is multihandicapped, but you would not always know that. He has served as football manager for a number of years, as well as basketball manager, and he finds time to run track. He has been an inspiration to his school and to his family. But if it would not have been for his fine teachers and the great classmates he could have been a discouraged young man. Instead he has been an inspiration to his classmates as well. Somewhere along the way, early in his educational career he was taught that 'Rockets never quit.' This has been his philosophy all through school, and he will carry that theme throughout his life. We thank everyone involved for this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2004

I am currently a senior at Robinson High School. I feel school leadership is more concerned with disciplining students than encouraging them to learn. I have great teachers, but as a whole, Robinson teachers are inadequate. This year, I think too much money is being spent on sports, especially since we have a new football coach. For example, the annual Biology AP field trip that costs $600 was taken out of the budget. Don't students go to school to learn?
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2003

I think that this school is a wonderful school and it will get our children ready for the outside world. The teachers are great and the principal is a wonderful and caring person.
—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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

166 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

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 Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students93%
Female91%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students96%
Female99%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%
Algebra II

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
71%
Biology I

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

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%
English I Writing

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

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%
English II Reading

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
74%
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.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%
World History

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

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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 Students89%
Female96%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education71%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
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 Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students96%
Female93%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students77%
Female88%
Male67%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education50%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students59%
Female77%
Male42%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education0%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education82%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students59%
Female65%
Male56%
Black or African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education25%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted56%
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 Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted98%
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%
Female84%
Male75%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education44%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students78%
Female73%
Male81%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education69%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
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 70% 29%
Hispanic 23% 52%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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700 West Tate Street
Robinson, TX 76706
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