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Brackenridge High School

Public | 9-12 | 1940 students

 

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Posted July 12, 2011

I am very disappointed with the Principal and staff of this once great school. They managed to drag the 2006 Inspiration Award winning school so low that it is now on probation for the next two years. The principal and staff treat the students like prisoners on concentrate on looks versus truly doing their duty of teaching and mentoring the students. The Texas Education Agency sent word of the school's probation and has given parents and students the option to transfer to a better school. I hope the staff takes a long hard look at their lack luster performance and choosing to try to return Brackenridge to its once great status. We owe it to our students, state, and country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

I love this school! It sends more kids to college than any other school in the area, and garners over $9 million dollars a year in financial aid for the students! They are also exemplary in Social Studies and Special Ed Departments!


Posted January 11, 2010

I believe this school should not be considered at all. There is too much drama and the principal is not very involed at all. I am a student and have to stay here but if it were my choice I would leave.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2009

i think this school is a great school. and more parents should concider the school and the distance it is very close but yet acedemically incredable


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.

479 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

482 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

393 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

374 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

375 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

375 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

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.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students92%
Female95%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%

Math

All Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special education26%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%

Science

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
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.

494 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%
Algebra II

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

509 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
38%
Biology I

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

547 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

434 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
18%
English I Reading

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

578 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%
English I Writing

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

654 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
37%
English II Reading

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

502 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%
English II Writing

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

516 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
44%
English III Reading

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
91%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
22%
U.S. History

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

586 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%
World History

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

469 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
33%
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 Students56%
Female59%
Male54%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education31%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talented82%
Not Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students78%
Female76%
Male79%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education61%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented89%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students81%
Female82%
Male79%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education66%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students73%
Female70%
Male76%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education47%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students53%
Female59%
Male48%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education12%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talented89%
Not Gifted49%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students30%
Female35%
Male25%
Black or African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special education7%
Not special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant30%
Gifted/talented69%
Not Gifted25%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students66%
Female73%
Male59%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education18%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented88%
Not Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students30%
Female35%
Male26%
Black or African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education4%
Not special education32%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant30%
Gifted/talented70%
Not Gifted24%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students86%
Female90%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education60%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted84%

English III Writing

All Students47%
Female57%
Male33%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted41%

Geometry

All Students46%
Female46%
Male47%
Black or African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted46%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students67%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%

U.S. History

All Students58%
Female50%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted58%

World Geography

All Students66%
Female62%
Male70%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education26%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented91%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students61%
Female54%
Male67%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education45%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talented86%
Not Gifted57%
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 93% 52%
Black 4% 13%
White 2% 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) 11%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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

School Leader's name
  • MOISES ORTIZ
Fax number
  • (210) 534-9770

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Baseball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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400 Eagleland Drive
San Antonio, TX 78210
Phone: (210) 533-8144

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