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Positive Solutions Charter School

Charter | 9-12 | 151 students

 

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2011:
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Posted August 16, 2013

My granddaughter Victoria will be attending your school this fall and I am a bit concern because I not really sure if this school will help her to prepare for College. I saw the test result and your Math scores and science score are not very good. I am a advocate for Public Schools but lets see what she will bring to her education.


Posted July 31, 2011

Great school, very much like a community college experience, going at your own pace allows you to get ahead, and with half days i was able to attend work and early college classes, absolutely loved this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2010

Well all the bad things that have been said about Positive Solutions are true but also unimportant. The classes are out of booklets that allow students to go at their own pace. They gain credits as they complete those packets, not on regular semester schedules. If they dont pass a section they have to repeat it. The teachers are nice and available but since a class is all on different levels, they function more like personal tutors. They treat kids like adults so they dont bother those that don't ask for help and they don't dress up like Barney or beg you to do your work. Most of the students are there because of the HALF DAY school, and have more mature concerns like work or family. (or probation or pregnancy, you know who you are.LOL.) Anyway, they all seem focused on getting that diploma and not much else. Students in the morning classes are almost professional about getting that piece of paper. You won't get pep rallys or hanging out at lunch, you will get a near community college experience. There's no parking, except the huge lot across the street at the restaurant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2011

I was enrolled in this school and love it. The teachers are constantly asking you if you need help with anything, and they are very happy to do so. I also love the way all the teachers and coordinators encourage the students to be the best. I have learned so much at this school, and do not ever regret coming here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2010

when i enrolled into this school it seemed very easy and it was annoying but then the courses got harder and challenging which i believe is good for students who want to be challenge and become smarter. Positive Solution is a great charter school that i graduated from. it is almost a teach yourself system but the teacher will offer you help. Some of the students see This school as an easy educational system. Students need to understand the teachers teach they don't give free grades. This school gives students an opportunities for students who want to graduate early. Positive Solutions will not tolerate with those students who do not want to learn. A school is a school, not a building to just go and sit and argue.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2010

positive solutions does not care whether or not students learn. all they care about is attendance. the students are practically teaching themselves reading and answering questions out of a booklet. the teachers are there for nothing. there is no parking at this school and lots of fights. this is not a school it's a circus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

My own opinion I attended that school for 2 years graduated recently and now attending SAC. I loved it there I believe they treat you the way you want to be treated. If you act like a child then they treat you like one. I can honestly say I am so glad i decided to go there i learned exactly what I needed to and not wasted my time on unecessary things they teach you in public schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2009

in refrense to the comment that was posted in september 05, i have to disgree with it. My children whom i have in rolled are treated as adults and are responsibe for there own action. I also find the coordinators to be hard working, tolerent and respect full to the students. If you act responsiable and respectable you are then treated like an adult.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2005

This school was a great disappointment for me. I felt the school coordinators tried to undermind the students. When I enrolled into the school, I was told students would be treated as adults, which I like because I despise schools who try to treat me and fellow students as 2 year olds.
—Submitted by a former 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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

34 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

32 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students90%
Female93%
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 Students84%
Female77%
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 Students94%
Female92%
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

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
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
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 Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "AEA: Academically Unacceptable".
  • 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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
n/a
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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

 
 
64%
World Geography

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
45%
World History

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

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 Students38%
Female39%
Male36%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted38%
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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students48%
Female47%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students42%
Female33%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students15%
Female13%
Male17%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
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 English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted15%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students9%
Female10%
Male8%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education10%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted9%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students38%
Female33%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students33%
Female25%
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 English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted33%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students67%
Female40%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
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 Students32%
Female22%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted32%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students24%
Female13%
Male33%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education25%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted24%
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 96% 50%
Black 3% 13%
White 1% 31%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mr Steven Langseth
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  • (210) 299-1052

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