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Brennan High School

Public | 9-12 | 2240 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 29, 2014

My daughter and I love the school. She started at Brennan as a freshman when they first opened their doors and now she will be graduating this year 2014!!! She is interested in med school when she moves on to college and at Brennan they have helped her tremendously understanding the medical field and even experience rotations in the hospital atmosphere. The staff at Brennan are very helpful and firm about following rules. This is a great High school to attend
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2014

Both of my children had wonderful public school experiences across several states because we are a military family. We were blessed to come to Brennan when it opened its doors in 2010, graduated one in their first graduating class in 2012, and now graduating a first four-year-Bear in 2014 Brennan High School has been an incredibly positive experience for my children. My son came in looking for academic rigor to prepare him for engineering and he found, not only the classes he needed, but also teachers who cared about him and encouraged him personally along his way. They ask about him still and want to know what he is up to in the wide world. My daughter came to Brennan shy and a bit unnerved about high school in a new town. In these 4 years she has grown and matured and found her career path and passion. Her teachers and administrators have taken personal interest in her and her choices and are encouraging her to take on great things when she leaves. As a brand new school in 2010, Brennan has outstanding facilities and I think the entire school body is doing a good job of taking care of things. Our family's experience at Brennan has been top notch! Highly, highly recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2013

My child was new to Brennan this year. The students and teachers have been very friendly and wonderful. she loves going to school here and is exceeding in her classes. The only reason I didn't vote a 5 is because of the attendance office. I have been in on 3 different occasions this year and have received the same treatment. I believe the ladies in there could use an attitude adjustment, communication skills, and etiquette couldn't help either. Thanks so much for being a wonderful school for my child to come to
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

if I could give it less stars I WOULD! The administration at this school is beyond ridiculous. Youve got people in principal and vice principal that are horrible when it comes to communication. You try to talk to them and they just talk at you. The attendance system is ridiculous and you have to stay on top of your "parent portal" because they eill mark your child absent and then your child has to argue with the teacher to have it removed. If they get three they send you a "warning" notice making you have to scrable to get the absences that are false corrected or youll end up in court. They had to fire the attendance clerk last year because she was not entering the notes and several kids ended up in court for absences that were fraudulent! Talk about a WASTE OF TAX PAYER MONEY..... the teachers use swear words and try and be "cool" with the kids. I personally cant wait to move just to get away from this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

Great school, in a great school district. My son went there before we got another military assignment, and he loved it. The staff and teachers were fabulous, really care about the kids and went the extra mile. They really push AP classes and set the kids up to be college ready.If we didn't have to leave I would have been proud to have had 2 Brennan grads.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2012

The kids love the school, because of the teachers!! the teachers are amazing.... the attendance staff have power trip issues!! SERIOUS power trip issues!! The sweet woman that sits at the back desk is the on ya wanna deal with if you go in. shes nice, the hispanic one.... watch out!! watch yiur back with her!! getting enrolled is a pain!! on paper it seems like angiod process but be prepared to spend the day there cause NO INE truly knows what they're doin!! Even a teacher told me she had a heck of a time getting her child enrolled and she works there! The students there are ok, there have been several fights since my kids have started. Kids in the hallways push and shove their way through the crowds and my daughter was shoved on the stairway. Vice principal T ..... Wow!! Talk about a power tripper!! He should NOT be working with kids!! With his mentality he should be working at a continuation school or in a prison. No communication skills AT ALL! He is rude and Harsh! He told my son to be at the school at a particular time frame (8-8:15)to get his parking pass, he was there.... low and behold VP T and his staff DID NOT SHOW UP TIL 8:20!!! The blonde in the first office..RUDE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2012

Wonderful school and faculty, GREAT band!!! I'm happy to say my son gets to spend his high school years at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2011

As a parent of a student I would like to express my overall positive experience with the administration less the vice principal. This vice principal has much to be desired in the way of communication and is abrasive to say the least. One would think the school district would hire people with communication skills.
—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.

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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 89% in 2011.

467 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

473 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

389 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

383 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

385 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

387 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African American98%
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
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".
  • This school did not receive a rating in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a rating in 2008-2009.

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.

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%
Algebra II

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

594 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

479 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

608 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%
English I Writing

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

648 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%
English II Reading

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

489 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

488 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

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.

497 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
100%
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.

596 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%
World History

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

485 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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 Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracial96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education61%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
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 Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Black or African American97%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education69%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education39%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
Black or African American88%
Asian83%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education30%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students65%
Female71%
Male60%
Black or African American70%
Asian83%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education9%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education46%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students63%
Female69%
Male58%
Black or African American59%
Asian100%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education8%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students51%
Female62%
Male42%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracial59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education15%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted49%

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 Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education33%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education68%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students82%
Female76%
Male87%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education50%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted81%
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 58% 52%
White 21% 29%
Black 12% 13%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

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

Teacher experience

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

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Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • GERARDO MARQUEZ
Fax number
  • (210) 645-3311

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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