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Somerset High School

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Posted June 1, 2011

I believe these people who are writing the bad reviews for Somerset High were probably part of the problem rather than the solution, I graduated from Somerset and my kids will too, they are both straight A students, play sports, FFA and love the school. School is what you make of it, not what it makes of you. I know this is just opinions but the whole truth needs to be told.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2010

My son graduated from SHS, but I don't thank the school for her accomplishment. The staff will turn the other cheek in a heart beat just to stay "cool" with the students. If you want a school that is willing to teach and discipline this is not the school for your kids. I live in Somerset and I regret keeping my daughter in the district (one day in the school is too long)!. They need new administration staff, board and superintended, but it will never happen since everyone is there because who they are related to not because of skills, education or experience. Student like it since they get away with everything! It should be closed down, but then where would they put all the bad kids!!! By the way one star was hard to give, but it was the only option. I tried for none.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

man!!! we just moved to the area due to our military jobs and one of the school we looked at was Somerset. My kids were sad the first day of school due to how bad the school was so I went with them the next day; we saw girls kissing each others in front of teacher and staff, lot of kids late for class causing disruptions. teacher were unable to teach at all. lot of disrespectful teenager kids. Very sad situation, My kids no longer are attending that school, They are below rating, something drastic have to happens in order to change the future of those students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2010

ithink schol is very good.. the education is the best the teachers dont play around they get right to buisness and it is very easy to learn n understand what there teaching
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2009

i think somerset high skool is awesome as a student here i learn alot and i play sports so im involved in alot at somerset high skool
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2007

Somerset high school was not a nice place. As a student I never saw any disciplinary action to those who needed it. Somerset has almost no extracurricular activities, it has a great band, and they have pre-Ap classes available for anyone who asks a councilor for them. The level of parent involvement is dwindling just above zero, and this shows that parents just don t care. I would never tell anyone to go to this school, unless they had no choice.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 4, 2004

Somerset high school does have great teachers but does not offer enough to the students. More educational as well as extra-curricular activities should be added. Students need to have more readily available oppertunities. Money from this school has been used improperly in the past and will hopefully return to furthering the students educational success.
—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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

264 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

232 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

230 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

231 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

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 95% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

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 Students91%
Female97%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special education24%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged96%
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 Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "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.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
66%
Algebra II

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
23%
Biology I

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

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
46%
English I Writing

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

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
35%
English II Reading

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

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

238 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.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
98%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
18%
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.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%
World History

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

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
18%
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 Students51%
Female61%
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education16%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English52%
Migrant30%
Not migrant52%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students77%
Female84%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education36%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English79%
Migrant89%
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students57%
Female63%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education0%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students41%
Female50%
Male31%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education4%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)16%
Proficient in English41%
Migrant27%
Not migrant41%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted39%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students23%
Female30%
Male17%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Special education0%
Not special education25%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English24%
Migrant7%
Not migrant24%
Gifted/talented91%
Not Gifted21%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students55%
Female61%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education10%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English57%
Migrant29%
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students33%
Female40%
Male27%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education0%
Not special education34%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English34%
Migrant14%
Not migrant33%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted27%
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 Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education11%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English74%
Migrant60%
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted72%
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 Students56%
Female55%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education32%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English57%
Migrant60%
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students50%
Female45%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education0%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English52%
Migrant43%
Not migrant51%
Gifted/talented100%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 84% 52%
White 13% 29%
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) 5%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • (866) 667-2608

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