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Tatum High School

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Posted March 5, 2008

School has lots of tax money, the facilities look great, teachers are energetic, extra-curricular activities are solid. The overall atmosphere seems to be 'loose' at best when it comes to teaching the important life skills- punctuality, respect, effort,etc. The behavior of the students as a whole is poor. The system is 'too soft' on kids. IMO
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2007

I am a grandparent of 3 of the studentbody. living so far from Tatum (800 miles) It was a real treat for me, when I did visit the school last fall. Every thing that I observed , impressed me verry much. The goodlooking campus was surpassed only by the uplifting sperit and pride shown by the students and the faculty. My grandchildren are in great company and good hands. Thanks to youall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

Ap tests and classes are increditably important at this school. Football has won distict just about every year and has went to state for the past 2-3 years. Art and music have many different programs. Parent involvement is not as good as it should be. A quite respectable school. Principle won the Best Principle in East Texas award.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2005

All 3 of my children attended and graduated from the Tatum school system. It has that small town school charm which I remember from when I attended school. Because of the small size, teachers were able to relate to and give each of my children the personal attention they needed. My daughter had a severe speech problem when she started kindergarten. We were told by a speech teacher from a nearby larger school district that she would never be able to be mainstreamed in school. Not only did she excel at Tatum, she was a member of the National Honor Society and is now attending college on a full scholarship.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2005

The academic programs are wide and varied. There are excellent choices for each student level. The availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities are great at Tatum High. The level of parent involvement for those parents who participate in their childrens life is terrific. I would like to see more parents make and take the time to proactively participate. Academically, the parent can monitor the student online through VSI; music, arts, sports and other extracurricular activities provide an mountain of opportunities for parent involvement. Our daughter has been in Tatum schools since kindergarten. We wouldn't have her anywhere else. We are extremely pleased with the academics, challenges and opportunities Tatum provides to the student.
—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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

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%
Female98%
Male92%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
76%
Algebra II

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

6 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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
59%
English I Writing

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
53%
English II Reading

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
67%
World Geography

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
54%
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 Students55%
Female73%
Male44%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education20%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
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
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students70%
Female67%
Male72%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students47%
Female56%
Male41%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special education20%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students24%
Female25%
Male23%
Black or African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Special education14%
Not special education24%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted23%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students54%
Female53%
Male54%
Black or African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students18%
Female28%
Male10%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Special education0%
Not special education20%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted17%
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 Students73%
Female71%
Male74%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Students52%
Female63%
Male43%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted53%

World Geography

All Students64%
Female66%
Male62%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education33%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

World 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
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
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 49% 29%
Black 29% 13%
Hispanic 20% 52%
Two or more races 2% 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) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 17%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • BOB GARCIA
Fax number
  • (903) 947-6206

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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P O Box 808
Tatum, TX 75691
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Phone: (903) 947-6486

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