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Harlandale High School

Public | 9-12 | 1991 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2011

Harlandale is a mediocre school. It has way to much violence, provocative words, and gang violence. This school has got to be one of the top ten schools to be rated as worst in san antonio.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 30, 2010

I rate this school A+++++++. Why? The teachers that I have known since I graduated have given me so much friendship and guidance that, if it wasn't for their encouragement to succeed in life, I would not have found the courage to keep looking forward into the future decisions....


Posted January 29, 2010

Good School. There's definetly a great amount of funds used on football. And they're not even too succesful in it. Use funds on the Arts!! So everyone has a chance, not just 'jocks'
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2009

Harlandale is a great school. Great teachers and staff. But something concerns me.... When it comes to fine arts, like theater arts, the school needs to fund more. Those kids work hard. They need some funds... Kids tell me form other kids that how cool it is to be in fine arts band, chior, drama etc. Dont over do funding on football. Let fine arts have a bit of funding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2009

The administration and leadership at this high school is excellent. Mediocrity is not accepted. Teachers do work hard to upgrade standards, and this is not easy to do because this school has over 90% of its students that are economically challenged. Parents do support the schools for the most part and there are excellent AP, Careers Prep academies, and many extra curricular groups that strive for excellence. Instead of only criticizing, get involved, volunteer, fund raise for needed equipment and provide input and positive criticism, that is OK too
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

Harlandale has a long tradition of academic success. It continues to outscore all districts on the southside of town. I am privileged to be from such a great district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

The classes are about as watered down as you can get for the traditional student. By this I mean, a student is best taught in an Honors/GT/AP class. The traditional student is not challenged. High grades are earned by being quiet and attending class. Expectations are rarely set and if set not followed through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2004

Harlandale is a great school. It's the best in the south side. Oh not just the south side, but of all San Antonio. Harlandale is the best academcly, and in athletics. Its a shame that Harlandale has to move down to 4A, just because they miss the cut by some 25 students. Now the south side is left with no 5A schools. This is a problem and is must be fixed. Thank you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 17, 2003

HHS was a Blue Ribbon School in 1999-2000 and 'A State Exemplary School 2000-2001.' Based on my experience with the school I'm baffled on how they obtained those honors. A large portion of class time is devoted to teaching to the standardized tests required by the state. Classes are approximately 90 minutes long and many teachers have not adapted their teaching style to the increased time. For example, the teacher teaches for the first 50 minutes and the remainder of the time is given for homework. So, few students have homework. Counselors meet mainly with the top 10% of Juniors and Seniors. A survey of graduates finds that most HHS graduates are required to take non-credit classes during the first year of college just to be prepared for college courses.


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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.

518 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

522 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

445 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

430 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

434 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

443 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

412 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

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 Students95%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%

Science

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Algebra I

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

523 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%
Algebra II

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

569 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

653 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%
English I Writing

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

714 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
32%
English II Reading

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

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

435 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

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.

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
97%
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.

624 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%
World History

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

434 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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 Students63%
Female66%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education14%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English63%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students74%
Female74%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education24%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English76%
Migrant63%
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education30%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English82%
Migrant100%
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students47%
Female53%
Male41%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education2%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English49%
Migrant67%
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students28%
Female31%
Male25%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special education0%
Not special education30%
Limited English proficient (LEP)12%
Proficient in English30%
Migrant38%
Non-migrant28%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted25%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students68%
Female70%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education14%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)32%
Proficient in English70%
Migrant60%
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students36%
Female43%
Male30%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Special education0%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English38%
Migrant20%
Non-migrant36%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted30%
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 Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education42%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English81%
Migrant57%
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
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 Students68%
Female63%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education11%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)51%
Proficient in English69%
Migrant71%
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education32%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English67%
Migrant67%
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted62%
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 98% 52%
White 1% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black 0% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
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 4%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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114 East Gerald Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78214
Phone: (210) 989-1000

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