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Posted August 27, 2010

Ask the administrators, not the teachers, if their children attend these schools. I highly doubt they do.
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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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

15 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
19%
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 85% in 2011.

14 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

14 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

14 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
64%
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 82% in 2011.

14 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

13 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

14 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students40%
Femalen/a
Male36%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students53%
Femalen/a
Male55%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

All Students14%
Female22%
Male0%
Black or African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education14%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English15%
Not migrant14%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students29%
Female33%
Male20%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education29%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English31%
Not migrant29%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female89%
Male60%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Female75%
Male50%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female75%
Male60%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female63%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
44%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
20%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
30%
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

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Female63%
Male69%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female63%
Male54%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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

English Language Arts

All Students54%
Female56%
Malen/a
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students31%
Female44%
Malen/a
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
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 education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant31%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students46%
Female56%
Malen/a
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted46%
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

English Language Arts

All Students56%
Female57%
Male56%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students31%
Female29%
Male33%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant31%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students38%
Female43%
Male33%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted38%
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

  • 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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 51% 13%
Hispanic 32% 52%
Two or more races 9% 2%
White 8% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 6%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 21%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • EMMA ALEXANDER
Fax number
  • (210) 967-6280

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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6663 Walzem Road
San Antonio, TX 78239
Phone: (210) 967-6933

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