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Por Vida Academy Charter High School

Charter | 9-12 | 194 students

 

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Posted January 17, 2013

i give this school all five stars my daughter attend this school an her last year she will be graduating an this school has help her out alot she came from harlandale independent school district an that school was horroable that teacher would state she wouldnt accomplish nothing an even encourage her to get her ged but when she went to por vida they help her an brought her self esstem up an she is now grad. this year ... the teachers are excellent an so is the principals they are very understanding an i would reccomend this school to others ... good job por vida keep up the work ....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2009

Well i'm going to por vida and i love and enjoy going to school there ! the teacher are every good and help me very much! well this is my senior year and it a very good school to go to !
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2007

I am a student at Por Vida Academy and I personally enjoy being a student here. I is a great learning experience. The teachers are awesome with us and have no problem taking one on one time to help us with anything we need. Our classes are small so we get more individual help rather than in a big school where you have the big classes with no real help. We welcome new students all the time! Come on in and learn with us!
—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.

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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
9%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

32 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

33 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
29%
Social Studies

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
57%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students55%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
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 "AEA: Academically Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "AEA: 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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
27%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
4%
Biology I

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
43%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

8 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
13%
English I Reading

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
22%
English I Writing

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
9%
English II Reading

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

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

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
n/a
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

 
 
19%
World Geography

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
15%
World History

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

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 Students7%
Female6%
Male7%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Special education0%
Not special education8%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English7%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant7%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted7%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students25%
Female23%
Male26%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special education17%
Not special education26%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant25%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted25%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students13%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education14%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English14%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant13%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted13%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students16%
Female21%
Male11%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
Not special education17%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant16%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted16%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students5%
Female10%
Male0%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Special educationn/a
Not special education5%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English5%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant5%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted5%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students19%
Female25%
Male11%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education20%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant19%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted19%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students5%
Female8%
Male0%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education5%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English5%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant5%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted5%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students33%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant33%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted33%

English III Writing

All Students0%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education0%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English0%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant0%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted0%

Geometry

All Students13%
Female25%
Male0%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education15%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English7%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant13%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted13%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students12%
Female6%
Male15%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Special education17%
Not special education11%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant12%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted12%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education0%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English0%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant0%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted0%
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 92% 52%
White 5% 29%
Black 3% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • JOSEPH RENDON
Fax number
  • (210) 534-0795

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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