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Spring High School

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Posted February 23, 2004

Spring H.S., as compared to other public high schools, is very average. High achieving students are produced, however, thanks to a faculty who recognizes and assists their efforts to rise above the general academic apathy and mediocrity of most students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2003

Spring High School is an excellent school with great leadership and a strong sense of community.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

998 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

983 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

826 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

817 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

806 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

799 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

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.

778 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

783 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

789 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

778 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African American92%
Asian93%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black or African American75%
Asian95%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black or African American90%
Asian97%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American95%
Asian97%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education74%
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 "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.

733 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%
Algebra II

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

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%
Biology I

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

946 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

802 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%
English I Writing

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

857 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
38%
English II Reading

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

715 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
96%
English II Writing

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

731 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
89%
English III Reading

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
63%
English III Writing

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

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
45%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

474 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
98%
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.

968 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%
World History

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

779 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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 Students62%
Female66%
Male59%
Black or African American56%
Asian88%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education27%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented91%
Not Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students96%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African American98%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented95%
Not Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black or African American79%
Asian94%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Native67%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education40%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students92%
Female91%
Male92%
Black or African American91%
Asian96%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Native83%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education80%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students54%
Female59%
Male50%
Black or African American48%
Asian81%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Native25%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education12%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talented91%
Not Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students25%
Female31%
Male20%
Black or African American18%
Asian54%
Hispanic26%
Multiracial17%
American Indian or Alaska Native22%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Special education2%
Not special education27%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant25%
Gifted/talented62%
Not Gifted23%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
Black or African American70%
Asian69%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Native86%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education27%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)21%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented92%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students37%
Female39%
Male35%
Black or African American28%
Asian50%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial11%
American Indian or Alaska Native43%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special education10%
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant37%
Gifted/talented63%
Not Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American98%
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented99%
Not Gifted100%

English III Writing

All Students85%
Female87%
Male82%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented88%
Not Gifted75%

Geometry

All Students86%
Female84%
Male89%
Black or African American82%
Asian93%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education53%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted84%
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 Students73%
Female72%
Male73%
Black or African American61%
Asian89%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Native60%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education29%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students65%
Female60%
Male71%
Black or African American56%
Asian77%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial69%
American Indian or Alaska Native50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education15%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented85%
Not Gifted59%
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 39% 52%
Black 29% 13%
White 26% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 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 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DONNA ULLRICH
Fax number
  • (281) 891-7000

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • College/career center
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
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19428 Interstate 45
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