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Lee High School

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Posted October 19, 2013

My daughter is in NESA and has found Lee to be a really great school. Most of the teachers are excellent and really want their students to succeed. The principal stays in contact with the parents via weekly emails. We are happy with our daughter's experience at Lee.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2013

My daughter is a NESA student. We have been very happy with the positive way the kids treat each other. Completely reminds me of Glee. I love the supportive environment. The teachers have been very communicative and supportive as needed. The Principal seems to run an outstanding school and is also very communicative with the student body and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

My daughter had an awesome time (class of '13) graduated summa cum laude, great faculty, great counselors - ther NESA program rocks for arts oriented students. Awesome diversity
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

My oldest son recently graduated from the STEM RAM academy at Lee and my younger son is there now. I couldn't be more pleased with their education; the teachers are excellent and caring, the administration is responsive, and class sizes are small. My son will be entering college as a second-semester sophomore thanks to his performance on AP exams. The Lee students that I have met, either through my sons or through being a parent volunteer, have been uniformly respectful and kind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

Lee High School was the highlight of my daughters educational career so far. The faculty helped her to achieve her personal best. She was accepted to all colleges she applied to and will be attending her first choice. The music department is outstanding, especially orchestra.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2008

My kids have found all they need there and more without the overwhelming peer & social pressures like the other 26-5A schools. My eldest has her choice of top universities after graduation and her brother is right behind her. More parent and district (ecspecially at the athletic level - not our fault we are the athletic directors rival) support and this school would thrive. Dont need obsene amounts of parents money for success, just involvement & awareness. This schools more than makes the grade and has all the academic opportunities of any school in this district. The teachers are very involved and caring. Lee's PALs group is the best anywhere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2006

They have an amazing amount of extra curricular activities and electives. Honors classes are exceptional.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2005

All this school needs to be a better place for students to learn and grow is more parental involvement.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 3, 2005

The level of involvement by the teachers, especially in the History department, is outstanding.
—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.

567 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

548 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

582 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

559 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

555 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

567 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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 95% in 2013.

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

470 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

469 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

469 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

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

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%

Science

All Students94%
Female92%
Male96%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)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.

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 "Academically Acceptable".

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.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%
Algebra II

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

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
36%
Biology I

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

640 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

486 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

693 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%
English I Writing

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

745 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
52%
English II Reading

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

545 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%
English II Writing

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

552 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
40%
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.

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

523 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
98%
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.

8 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

660 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%
World History

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

529 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
63%
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 Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education69%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education76%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black or African American72%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education76%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students69%
Female75%
Male63%
Black or African American49%
Asian71%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education41%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students45%
Female53%
Male35%
Black or African American33%
Asian56%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education12%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)1%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted37%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students77%
Female80%
Male73%
Black or African American58%
Asian71%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education35%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students52%
Female57%
Male47%
Black or African American33%
Asian71%
Hispanic49%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education16%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted41%
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 Students50%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
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 education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted50%

Geometry

All Students90%
Female92%
Male87%
Black or African American84%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education69%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted88%
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 Students75%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%

World Geography

All Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Black or African American63%
Asian83%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education44%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
Black or African American70%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education61%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted72%
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 80% 52%
White 13% 29%
Black 4% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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) 7%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • RICHARD CANALES
Fax number
  • (210) 442-0325

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