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Splendora High School

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Posted August 20, 2011

As a valedictorian of this high school a few years ago, I'll agree with the 1 star rating of the previous review. Although some students here rate the school well and describe it as "excellent," the fact that most of the reviews have major spelling errors reflects the poor education of the school. I agree that many of the students there were very racist, rude, and snobby. Wouldn't have described it that way myself (except for racist), but the description resonates with what I experienced there. I never realized how racist the place was until I left for college 1500 miles away and came back to find swastikas on the pavement in my neighborhood - indeed, students in Splendora will have no idea that racism still exists in the 21st century, unless they face overt racism themselves. I never realized how mean the students were until I did a high school study abroad program and discovered how nice people in study abroad programs are. Most of my graduating class cheated their way through, and I still beat their grades. Most teachers were apathetic about cheating (it happened in front of them every day) and lacking in any sense of academic rigour or depth. School Motto: "Ignorance is bliss."
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2009

this school is ridiculous. teachers are about as dumb as the lessons they teach. At this school its all about whose more popular and well known...and if you're not well liked you pretty much get harrassed about it. Splendora does not teach their students how to be prepared in the real world. Splendora is incredibly racist and the kids here are rude and snobby.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2009

Splendora High School maintains its small town principles, but continues to advance systematically in all aspects of education. They offer a vast amount of extracurricular activities and spend the money compulsory for the activities to thrive. They are beginning to set the bar for in the area for how small, rural schools should run.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2006

every school in texas gives an excellent acedimic oppertunity for their students, but it is also important to feed a young persons soul and help them find who they are wanting to become after high school, (after all isn't that the real purpose no one stays there forever) it is very hard to find a school with such a selection of extracurricular activities, besides just sports and splendora offers the perfect balance of other activities along with acedemics and sports. activites that have a hand in many differant feilds hosa, Theare, FBLA, band, ROTC, christian fellowship(you know that's become less common in other schools). Each group is what i would call an 'intement size' meaning that they are large enough to show a continuing sucess, and small enough that everyone knows and relates to everyone, and theres no limit to the number of activities they can be apart of.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2005

I am a 2002 graduate and I really enjoyed Splendora High School. The classes were smaller than others and teachers were really attentive. I think I did better in this school than I would of in a larger school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 28, 2004

I just graduated this last year and I loved this school. The staff members are extremely friendly and make school enjoyable. The health science classes are excellent and help alot in preparing students for a carrer in the health field. Mrs. Mahlstadt who teaches the classes is very devoted to what she does, and is alot of fun.My only problem is that I wished I could have stayed longer!
—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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

250 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

229 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

227 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education61%
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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%
Algebra II

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
74%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%
English I Writing

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%
English II Reading

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
21%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
14%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
95%
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.

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%
World History

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

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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 Students69%
Female78%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education50%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students96%
Female91%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education42%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students78%
Female79%
Male76%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education25%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students63%
Female72%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education18%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students39%
Female53%
Male24%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special education7%
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted35%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education50%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students45%
Female42%
Male48%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special education0%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted42%
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 Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education25%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
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 Students89%
Femalen/a
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted89%

World Geography

All Students70%
Female71%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education55%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students70%
Female65%
Male74%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education25%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
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 70% 29%
Hispanic 27% 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) 1%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • BRANDON PERRY
Fax number
  • (281) 689-8675

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23747 Fm 2090 Road
Splendora, TX 77372
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