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Vernon Schrade Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1233 students

 

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Posted May 7, 2012

I stil go to schrade on my 7th year.It decent I mean aside from all the fights.The teachers being mean.Parents think when a child comes hom and says mom/dad my teachers hate better believe it.Some teachers even watch innapropiate stuff on thier computer.But Schrade is still the best .Best scores Best teams and no UNIFORMS so its preety good BETTER THAN COYLE!


Posted March 20, 2011

i really like this school but lately there have been a lot of bad things going on but there all cleared up now.i love the teachers and all of the courses. XD


Posted April 5, 2010

I am a parent of an 8th grader, and I love this school. The other reviews that complain about the clothing issues failed to mention that these rules are in the student/parent handbook that everyone received at the beginning of school. Even if you feel that your child's shoestrings or pants are not a big concern, the rules are still the rules, and I am very happy that my son is at a school where rules are expected to be followed. The teachers are great, and I appreciate all of their effort to teach our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2010

I taught at this school for 11 years. It has excellent teachers, leadership, and cares about the future of all the students. For a public school it is wonderful. Discipline is part of life and so is character, integrity, and decor. This is why teachers care about the whole child.


Posted January 9, 2009

this school is pretty good im still going here
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2008

To be honest this school wasnt all that great i went here from 07 to 08 ( my 8th grade year)and the quality has gone down the school is heavily over populated and they worry to much about very simple things such as if you shoes strings are not black or white and whether or not you have a small rip in your jeans the food is average and the lunches are horrible we cant sit where we want we cant talk above a whisper. And some students dont evan have time to eat becuase the lines are soooooooo long .I thought we came to school to learn, not to worry about weather or not we have a tear in a pair of jeans . And the school is too woried about there pride they want the school to look so nice they dont really focus on the learning as much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2008

My child has been going to Schrade for 3 years now. As a parent, I am not very happy with how the teachers & principles focus so much on whether their is a little tear in the jeans or such. I feel the schools have lost focus on the real reason that our children are in school which is called education. Even if you have a model student it doesn't matter that they work hard and make better grades than most but it seems to matter to the school to walk around and be the clothing police. As a parent I should not have to take off work to come bring another pair of pants because it had a small (not open) tear or my child will have to sit in RACK for the rest of the day because of it. This world is being less and less of a free country. It truly is sad and very disappointing. I would not recommend this school due to the what they call leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2008

If your child is a model student then maybe this is the school for you. However, if you have a child with learning differences, or ANY differences, be prepared to be treated as a second class citizen. The leadership in this school is inconsistent at best. If you have a problem, they will tell you what you want to hear to placate you, all the while your child will still endure the same problems over and over. Very poor supervision and very biased discipline. After many years in this school with multiple children, I can honestly say we have only encountered a small handful of caring, qualified teachers. They should be teaching elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2007

i tink schrade is the best school ever i give it a 10


Posted September 8, 2007

Standardize dress for students is an excellent idea. This wll alleviate another distraction and source of discourse for the kids and the the entire school (teachers, parents and students) can focus on the TRUE purpose of our education system. The 'individualism' and expression of 'originality' can be expressed after school and on weekends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

I personally think Schrade is a wonderful school. But why put them in uniforms. They won't be able to express there inner self. The food quality is low. The extra curricular activities at Schrade are some of the best in the district. I enjoy this school and look foward for attending my last year here. 2007-2008!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2007

Schrade is a school that works very hard to help students achieve academic goals. I feel that sometimes parents overlook the fact that their children are accountable for their own work and grades, especially in middle school! I have found the teachers to be very helpful in assisting me in showing/teaching my child responsibility. The teachers post what they will be doing each week on the school website. All Garland schools are crowded, that is what happens when you get free choice of school. Parents want to send their kids to the better schools. I think we as parents need to support the teachers more and vote FOR a dress code....this way that would solve the problems of dress code issues. Overall, Schrade is one of the better Garland schools. You have to look at the student pop. this school services to really understand how hard their job is!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2007

The quality of the teachers at schrade is high. But there is only so much you can do with the number of students here. There are way too many students for a school with this staff. It puts the teachers and principals in a stressful situation every day. The extra-curricular programs are top notch, and competitive, including choir and band. Parent involvement here seems low.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2007

Schrade is a great school, overcrowding is a serious issue, but we are only overcrowded because so many parents send their kids to us, rather than their 'home school.' The teachers are dedicated, and strive to help your kids learn. The PTA is very active, but parental support drops of seriously after 6th grade. Schrade is a great school, it has the same problems other schools have, but that is more of a societal issue than school issue.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 3, 2007

The school is too crowded. The district has a school of choice program, but it is not leveling the district.We have over 1300 students while some schools in the district have as few as 600. Makes for uncomfortable situations.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 8, 2007

Schrade is an average school.They have average teachers and a good academic program, but their lunches are very low standard.Sometimes my child doesn't get a seat at lunch.If he does he has about a minute or so to eat it.Their athletic program is excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2006

So far our experience with the school has been fair. A syllabus and consistent homework assignments for all subjects would be helpful. In order to teach we must discipline and reward kids in order to reach the common goal-Accountability! Three Stars
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

This is a good school but very overcrowded. Strong parent and teacher involvement. Good athletic program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

The school is over-crowded to the point that students may not get a seat at lunch or may not even have time to eat their lunch at all. The tutorials are great, but they cancel them without notice, fairly regularly, which is not convenient if you take off work to drive your child to tutorials that aren't happening at their scheduled date & time. They have some admirable, dedicated teachers. They seem to invest too much energy worrying about the color of students' shoe strings. The whole vibe at the school seems adversarial. It left a bad taste in my mouth.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 84% in 2011.

388 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

387 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
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 86% in 2011.

391 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

389 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

386 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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 85% in 2011.

426 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

420 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

420 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 95% in 2011.

427 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

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

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education76%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
Black or African American80%
Asian94%
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education57%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education57%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education58%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students97%
Female99%
Male94%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education71%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education78%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education69%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students81%
Female78%
Male84%
Black or African American69%
Asian91%
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education50%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American97%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education78%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 63% in 2013.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%
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

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black or African American74%
Asian86%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education33%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female72%
Male77%
Black or African American71%
Asian82%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education40%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented85%
Non-Gifted74%
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

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Female86%
Male75%
Black or African American69%
Asian88%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Native83%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education21%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female75%
Male74%
Black or African American61%
Asian88%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Native67%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education54%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female76%
Male59%
Black or African American53%
Asian88%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial63%
American Indian or Alaska Native67%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education21%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted67%
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

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Black or African American86%
Asian94%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education50%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female78%
Male83%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education32%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female73%
Male78%
Black or African American64%
Asian100%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education15%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female71%
Male81%
Black or African American67%
Asian94%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education20%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted76%
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

Algebra I

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Algebra II

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Biology I

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Chemistry

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English I Reading

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English I Writing

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English II Reading

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English II Writing

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English III Reading

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English III Writing

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Geometry

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Physics

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U.S. History

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World Geography

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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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World History

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Whiten/a
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Special educationn/a
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Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 39% 29%
Hispanic 37% 52%
Black 17% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 8%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • JIM THOMAS
Fax number
  • (972) 463-8793

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
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6201 Danridge Road
Rowlett, TX 75089
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Phone: (972) 463-8790

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