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Lanier High School

Public | 9-12 | 1742 students

 

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Posted November 8, 2013

MY DREAM was always to graduate from Harlandale High School but I moving to Lanier was a BLESSING. The students and teachers took me in. Lanier is not just a school.......it"s HOME! Lanier doesn't just take you in as another student, they take you in as FAMILY. Proud to be a VOK!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2010

Lanier doesn't get the credit it deserves. The teachers work unconditionally with students. 90% of the students work hard and strive to succeed. Their fan support is unlike anything I've seen, regardless of past successfurl or poor seasons, the community is there through thick or thin.


Posted February 17, 2010

I've attended Highlands and even Jefferson High, however, as a senior I believe I've met some of the nicest and warm hearted people at Lanier. I am grateful God has placed me here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2010

This school is so great I Love it. The Northside schools are good but Lanier is an awesome school. The teachers are friendly and unlike the Warren or Stevens and other schools the kids are respectful you just have to respect them and not treat them like there trash, like they do in some Northside schools. I Love Lanier and I wish I could go back.


Posted March 4, 2005

The quality of this school has evolved and revolutionize into a more academically profound school with great student who strive to be the best and teachers who try their hardest for their students to do well. The athletics as well try to do their best but they need more school spirit rather than only for their football team. Others may think Lanier is a typicall lame school in the westside but they don't comprehend that it is a school where it's a family and they all are one, and they look after each other. The students may not all have the luxuries but they have something that no other school has, una familia, 'Nada Mas Que Lo Mejor'. *A student from Lanier high Shcool* Ashley Lee Neri Class of 2006
—Submitted by a student


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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.

440 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

422 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

307 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

279 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

290 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

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

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%

Math

All Students74%
Female71%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%

Science

All Students90%
Female88%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)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.

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 "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

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
60%
Algebra II

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

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%
Biology I

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

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
30%
English I Reading

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

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
42%
English I Writing

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

462 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
21%
English II Reading

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

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
42%
English II Writing

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

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
27%
English III Reading

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

218 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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
86%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
46%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

480 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%
World History

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

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
18%
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 Students49%
Female49%
Male49%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Special education29%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English52%
Migrant67%
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students75%
Female78%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education60%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education46%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English71%
Migrant40%
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students57%
Female59%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education38%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students40%
Female45%
Male35%
Black or African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education8%
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted37%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students24%
Female29%
Male20%
Black or African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special education7%
Not special education26%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English27%
Migrant0%
Non-migrant24%
Gifted/talented76%
Non-Gifted22%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students51%
Female56%
Male46%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education24%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English55%
Migrant40%
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students20%
Female23%
Male18%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Special education4%
Not special education22%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
Gifted/talented68%
Non-Gifted18%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students51%
Female51%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education60%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted48%

English III Writing

All Students20%
Female17%
Male23%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education20%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted13%

Geometry

All Students52%
Female48%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education20%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted48%
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 Students81%
Female78%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted81%

World Geography

All Students56%
Female54%
Male59%
Black or African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education40%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English60%
Migrant67%
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students47%
Female42%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education32%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted43%
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 97% 52%
Black 1% 13%
White 1% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 4%
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) 16%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • EDWARD GARCIA
Fax number
  • (210) 224-9516

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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1514 West Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone: (210) 223-2926

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