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Stafford High School

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Posted August 6, 2014

The highschool in Stafford is horrible. The kids are running everything and the children who graduate are not academically ready for college if you want your child to learn I highly recommend you choose a different highschool in which your child can learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

I have been going to stafford for two years now and it has came a long way the new facilities are great they provide collage courses that are a good way to not only prepare for collage but decide what you want to do with your future. The teachers are amazing and so willing to teach the school has brought in new coaches and teachers that have greatly improved the school. The only flaw is sometimes students who are not willing to learn cause problems, but are always taken care of.


Posted June 4, 2013

STAFFORD IS WAY TOO ROWDY ALL THE GREAT TEACHERS/COACHES HAVE LEFT OR ARE LEAVING. THERE IS WAY WAY TOO MUCH FAVORITISM !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2013

I currently in 11th grade and attend Stafford High School. The new school building is looking great and I look forward for a good future down the road towards my senior year. The teachers are great and do their jobs but there is one issue. Stafford accepts kids out of district and those kids are usually trouble makers from other school districts. Stafford should not accept theses kids because they DO cause problems in the class and the learning environment is slowly going down hill. They should only accept kids who are out of district who have a clean record.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2012

I am excited about the direction SMSD is going, the new facilities and programs that are being installed are going to make SMSD a shining light in all of Fort Bend Co. In fact, people will be lined up to enroll their children. The new Super is great - Lance- and teacher quality is improving. I have three children in the SMSD system. The only negitave is the Jr High - lots of student to student agression and an administrator who looks the other way. Hopefully that will change soon. In all, SMSD is making great strides in improving the system and on their past preformance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

My kids did really well in the lower grades at Stafford MSD. However, High School is a different story. There seems to be little Teacher control. The bad kids basically run the school. My daughter has been caught up in group punishment more times that I can count. she is a good kid and causes no problems in class...but always gets punished along with the entire class. Group punishment does not work at Stafford MSD. I have also heard from several kids that have graduated from Stafford MSD that were NOT prepared for college....especially science. We need to stop teaching the TAKS test and start teaching from the text books. I would not recomend Stafford MSD for upper grade education. Go somewhere else for your kids education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2007

Stafford MSD is on a downward slop toward failure. The leadership of the district is constantly changing. For example, from the year 2003 to 2007, Stafford High School has had four different principals and about four different vice principals. As far as superintendents go, there have been three who have not improved a thing at the middle and high school level. What s the one upside to this school? For an old building, the facilities are well kept. That makes up for everything.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 25, 2005

The student body is getting worse, very high turnover rate for teachers. Also, the principal is trying an old system that obviously don't work. Overall, the school get much worse from my first year to the last one.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 12, 2005

Stafford was a great school for my son. I really thought the academics was great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2004

Grades k-8 are excellent. High School is a different story. There is no teacher control. The bad kids control the School. It's not a place to send someone that wants to learn and get an education. Drugs and Gangs are very common. Stafford High School needs better leadership and not be afraid to use discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2004

Positives: 9th grade teachers extremely qualified and focused towards student development and communication / accountability processes with parents. Low student to teacher ratio. Classrooms clean and orderly. Higher than average pay for teachers. Small student population and high teacher quality could be huge draws and make this school very attractive with on track financial, curriculum management and broader community support. Negatives: no comprehensive parent organization driving key issues of accountability or improvement. Broad / current internet communication presence at all levels seriously lacking. Campus facilities and technology very dated. Encountered feedback that existing parent population can stimulate lowered classroom academic performance expectations in exchange for passing grades. District is required to send funds to other schools as a part of the current robbin' hood school finance process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2003

They need to find a way to keep the good teachers! It's ridicules to have to many unexperienced teachers, at least in the subject they are currently forced into teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

239 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

236 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

218 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

220 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

223 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

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.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

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%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African American96%
Asian96%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Black or African American87%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American97%
Asian96%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black or African American97%
Asian96%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education82%
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 "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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%
Algebra II

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

19 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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
87%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%
English I Writing

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

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
52%
English II Reading

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

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%
English II Writing

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

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
80%
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.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%
World History

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

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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 Students70%
Female66%
Male72%
Black or African American72%
Asian86%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education17%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Black or African American76%
Asian92%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education33%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students67%
Female67%
Male68%
Black or African American75%
Asian89%
Hispanic51%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students53%
Female57%
Male51%
Black or African American52%
Asian88%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education13%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students38%
Female42%
Male36%
Black or African American37%
Asian88%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special education13%
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted34%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students74%
Female81%
Male66%
Black or African American77%
Asian95%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education27%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students43%
Female52%
Male33%
Black or African American45%
Asian62%
Hispanic36%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education9%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted39%
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 Students83%
Female84%
Male81%
Black or African American89%
Asian96%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education40%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
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 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

World Geography

All Students68%
Female56%
Male78%
Black or African American63%
Asian100%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education50%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students69%
Female72%
Male65%
Black or African American75%
Asian80%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education38%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)14%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
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
Black 45% 13%
Hispanic 41% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 9% 4%
White 4% 29%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 2%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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1625 Staffordshire Road
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