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Brandeis High School

Public | 9-12 | 2434 students

 

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Posted September 9, 2013

The best high school by far! This school gets many new teachers every year but they are all great teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2012

This is the ABSOLUTE best high school in the area. My daughter is actually a transfer student from O'Connor High School. And why? Because, Brandeis High School has an amazing AFJROTC program, great academic standards and support, and Dr. Berger is one of Northside's most involved principals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2012

I have just graduated from this school and I absolutely LOVED it there. In every grade many of my teachers loved to teach and treated all of the students as equals. The school had great school spirit that brought everyone together and I personally wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2011

I love this school. It's new, it's clean. The faculty are wonderful and very well disciplined. We happened to fall into this school due to re-zoning but we love it, our daughter loves it, and we look forward to our son going there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2011

Brandeis High School is a wonderful school. All of the teachers and administrators are excellent. The students know they can suceed because they have teachers that go above and beyond. The AP teachers are top notch. They host before and after school study sessions. The library is open to the students after regular school hours. The track/cross country program is excellent! The principals and counselors are parent friendly. The campus is only 4 years old so it is beautiful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2011

Brandeis is such a great school. The majority of the teachers excel at teaching and present us with challenges everyday. The orchestra and band programs are magnificent. The athletics are also great. The student body is good as well, but is not perfect, as is expected from teens. All in all, Brandeis is a unique school. (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2010

To the July 9, 2009 posting: if your lack of correct spelling and grammar is any indication, then the teachers MUST be horrible! Learn to spell and write before you judge your teachers!


Posted March 13, 2010

THIS IS AN AMAZING SCHOOL!!!!! i am student council vice president, Business professionals of america Treasurer, and Area 2 Region 2 Regional President of our area of san antonio. you are probably thinking, nerd, but im not a nerd at all haha. This is the school to go to! theres no violence, teachers are fantastic and cool!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2009

it is an awesome school to go too plus our varsity is the best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Brandeis has great teachers and students, plus a wonderful Spirit of Brandeis Band. It also has an exemplary rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2009

I'm going to brandeis & i think some teachers arnt fitted for teaching. Dont get me wrong i respect them, and know all teachers have their own recipe for teaching their own way but some of the teachers i had last year were unexceptable.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2009

My son goes to Brandeis this year and I found the school so impressive. All facilities and teachers are the best in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2008

i loooooove brandeis! im a freshman and i think this is the best high school ever. its high tec and wireless and just completely fun, nothing compares.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2008

im a student at brandeis high school(shophomore level) brandeis is a great school,teachers are great everything is great about the school.coming from clark i say that brandeis is the best school out of all the norhside schools.schools big and nice plus this is its first year open.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2008

I have been impressed with the school thus far. My son is a freshman and has had a good experience academically and overall.
—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.

640 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

631 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

600 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

582 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

584 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

585 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

599 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

596 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

599 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

598 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
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%
Female99%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Special education97%
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 "Exemplary".

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.

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%
Algebra II

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
74%
Biology I

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

638 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

517 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
63%
English I Reading

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

661 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%
English I Writing

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

686 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%
English II Reading

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

566 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

568 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

580 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

8 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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.

637 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%
World History

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

554 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
65%
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 Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education55%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American92%
Asian97%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education77%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education92%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
Black or African American74%
Asian66%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education41%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students65%
Female69%
Male62%
Black or African American62%
Asian57%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education26%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black or African American85%
Asian82%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education73%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students74%
Female81%
Male68%
Black or African American64%
Asian64%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education23%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted71%
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 Students26%
Female30%
Male23%
Black or African American57%
Asian11%
Hispanic21%
Multiracial45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Special education0%
Not special education27%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Gifted/talented61%
Non-Gifted22%

Geometry

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African American94%
Asian95%
Hispanic96%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education81%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted100%

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 Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black or African American79%
Asian97%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education57%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students88%
Female85%
Male90%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education60%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted86%
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
Hispanic 54% 50%
White 29% 31%
Asian 6% 3%
Black 6% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Geri Berger
Fax number
  • (210) 561-2000

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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13011 Kyle Seale Pkwy
San Antonio, TX 78249
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