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Seminole High School

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Posted July 11, 2013

I went to SHS my entire high school career. I loved the teachers, as well as the amazing opportunities I had to do all kinds of extracurricular stuff. Money creates good programs with great leaders and Seminole spares no expense for its students. I'm a parent now and I can't imagine sending my daughter to a failing school that's closing programs, I'm very excited my daughter will go to a school with the top notch technology and opportunities.


Posted February 2, 2012

My kids go to school in Seminole. When we first moved to Seminole, all the people we met would brag about how great the schools were. My guess is they have never been outside of Seminole. The schools are old, some of the teacher have terrible attutudes and it seems like they care too much about who you family is. We are not from Seminole so we don't get the home town "special treatment" as other do. We will be gladly moving soon!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

I currently attend Seminole High School and have done so throughout the duration of my high school career. Because of this, I can't effectively compare it to another school, but what I can say is that from what I have heard I believe Seminole has one of the highest quality school systems in the State of Texas. Most of the teachers are amazing. They care about students' well being and don't show up just to get a paycheck. I have personal relationships with several of my teachers and can see myself being friends with them for the rest of my life. As far as the student population as a whole goes, there is hardly any violence and for the most part everyone is friendly. From academics to sports, Seminole takes pride in continuing the tradition of successfulness that has been established. Seminole's school district is one that I would definitely consider.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2009

I went to Seminole High School and although there was alot of great teachers there is also alot of downs. They take swatting students way to far. for everything you do you get a swat. they dont understand mistakes and some of the teachers are just rude and they don't help you when you need it.
—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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

154 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education81%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%
Algebra II

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%
English I Writing

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

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
60%
English II Reading

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

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
96%
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
78%
World Geography

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

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%
World History

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
39%
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 Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education60%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education55%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students69%
Female76%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education31%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students50%
Female63%
Male35%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education0%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%
Gifted/talented88%
Not Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students71%
Female76%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education0%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students54%
Female63%
Male44%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education0%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted50%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Students40%
Female50%
Male31%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special educationn/a
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant40%
Gifted/talented80%
Not Gifted37%

Geometry

All Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted89%
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 Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education8%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students59%
Female52%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education11%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted56%
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
White 52% 29%
Hispanic 45% 52%
Black 1% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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) 3%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • ROBERT CHAPPELL
Fax number
  • (432) 758-8146

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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207 S W 6th St
Seminole, TX 79360
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Phone: (432) 758-5873

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