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Shepherd High School

Public | 9-12 | 508 students

 
 

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Posted March 31, 2005

Small, Good sports program, and the teachers are nice and try to get the students involved
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

160 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

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 Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students86%
Female92%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education80%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%
Algebra II

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
48%
English I Writing

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

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
33%
English II Reading

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
53%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
27%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
100%
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

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%
World History

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
35%
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 Students59%
Female68%
Male49%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students92%
Female100%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students70%
Female67%
Male74%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education17%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students60%
Female70%
Male50%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students39%
Female42%
Male35%
Black or African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special education0%
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant39%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted34%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students31%
Female38%
Male23%
Black or African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Special education0%
Not special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant31%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted26%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students62%
Female68%
Male55%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education0%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students43%
Female46%
Male39%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Special education0%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant43%
Gifted/talented83%
Not Gifted41%
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 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

Geometry

All Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
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 Students50%
Female46%
Male55%
Black or African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education17%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students56%
Female57%
Male56%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education30%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted54%
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 69% 29%
Hispanic 21% 52%
Black 8% 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

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 4%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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1401 South Byrd Avenue
Shepherd, TX 77371
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Phone: (936) 628-3371

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