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Santa Maria High School

Public | 9-12 | 191 students

 

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Posted April 14, 2009

I think its a great school since theirs not that many students and everyone has a chance to get to know each other and the town is just so friendly i love this school and so do my elementary and high school kids they talk about how since its a smaller school theirs less students in class n the teacehr pays more attention to each one of them .. Thats all i have to say about this school its great!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2005

I think it is a very great school. I know this because I went there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 14, 2004

Great school... wonderful. Student get 100% undivided attention from there teachers, etc.
—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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

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 Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students89%
Female82%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students86%
Female82%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
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%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
60%
Algebra II

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
27%
English I Reading

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
45%
English I Writing

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
34%
English II Reading

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

43 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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
57%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
26%
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
68%
World Geography

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%
World History

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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 Students80%
Female83%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English94%
Migrant92%
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students91%
Female88%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students51%
Female48%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English63%
Migrant54%
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students37%
Female33%
Male42%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English41%
Migrant20%
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted37%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students35%
Female38%
Male32%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
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 education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English58%
Migrant27%
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted32%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students28%
Female31%
Male24%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education28%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English46%
Migrant0%
Non-migrant36%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted24%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students51%
Female65%
Male35%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English67%
Migrant42%
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students33%
Female43%
Male20%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English44%
Migrant33%
Non-migrant32%
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 Students51%
Female47%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English62%
Migrant33%
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted51%
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 Students47%
Female52%
Male43%
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 educationn/a
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English70%
Migrant38%
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students67%
Female60%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English69%
Migrant58%
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
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 100% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
White N/A 29%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 31%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 13%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • JAMES JAUREGUI
Fax number
  • (956) 565-1968

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