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Holmes High School

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Posted October 27, 2013

Business careers is an outstanding school academic and social wise. Business careers offers outstanding programs that you get to choose from, they push you to the highest caliber so you can succeed. The teachers are amazing especially. Overall, i would and i do recommend this school to my friends, because this schools is outstanding.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2012

Business Careers is the best place in the world. I'm a freshmen and i love it! Can't wait 'till my feild trip. ;D
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 29, 2011

When I think of Holmes slightly ghetto comes to mind for example science I sit in the first row and can't even hear the teacher talk because everyone is talking very loudly and noticeably louder than the teacher. It's like he's scared to tell them to be quiet or something. How do you expect me to learn in an environment like that. I barely recieved homework, talk about challenging, all they do is recite old versions of Taks test to you over and over and hope you pass it. What ever happened to just learning were just taught how to take a state test everything isn't covered in a state test just my opinion. Overall needs improvement.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2009

I went to Business Careers, it was a pretty cool school. The teachers were great and we didn't get disciplined much. Not a very tough curriculum, but a fun school. A lot of great people. Fun activities always going on in 'The Circle' in front of the school. Beautiful school for its age, over all a pretty decent school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2009

My daughter goes to Business Careers and is involved in athletics. This is a great all-around school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2009

Holmes is a great school, especially Business Careers the teachers are great and so are its students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2008

This is an amazing school to go to. The teachers are great and so are the students
—Submitted by a student


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.

706 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

698 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

571 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

563 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

560 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

562 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

528 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

528 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

527 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

531 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

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 Students97%
Female99%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%

Math

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%

Science

All Students96%
Female95%
Male98%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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.

575 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%
Algebra II

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

704 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

537 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

757 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%
English I Writing

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

794 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%
English II Reading

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

622 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

627 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
57%
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
40%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

606 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

715 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%
World History

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

611 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 Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education42%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged99%
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-Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education58%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students80%
Female85%
Male74%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education52%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students65%
Female69%
Male60%
Black or African American55%
Asian40%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education17%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students41%
Female44%
Male38%
Black or African American32%
Asian35%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education3%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted37%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Black or African American76%
Asian44%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education35%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students41%
Female47%
Male36%
Black or African American41%
Asian56%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special education9%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talented76%
Non-Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
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 education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted100%

English III Writing

All Students43%
Female44%
Male41%
Black or African American35%
Asian50%
Hispanic39%
Multiracial57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education9%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Gifted/talented74%
Non-Gifted37%

Geometry

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education64%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted83%
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 Students80%
Female77%
Male83%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education33%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students65%
Female67%
Male64%
Black or African American69%
Asian80%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education27%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented87%
Non-Gifted63%
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 83% 50%
Black 7% 13%
White 7% 31%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
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 Ada Bohlken
Fax number
  • (210) 706-7030

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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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