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Temple High School

Public | 9-12 | 2100 students

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 3, 2014

This school is NOT a good school for children taking classes other than Pre-ap, ap, and Ib, the "regular" classes are not very easy to concentrate because the Teachers don't teach, they give us (students) packets and say "figure it out." Now how many kids do you really think are going to acctually do the work rather than just copy someone else for the grade? About 10-15% of us (students) will acutally do the work but out of that 10-15% maybe 5% will understand it and be able to do it again. Then after te teachers not teaching us (students) they expect we know how to do it perfectly. Here's a situation for you, I was sitting in class and I look up to see another student selling "weed" in class, the teacher was aware of this and did nothing about it, but yet when someone turns around to ask for a piece of paper he writes them up faster than I've ever seen. Now tell me, do you really want your child going here? If I was a parent, which is surprising to many people in this community that a teenaged girl isn't pregnant or already has a child, I wild find a different school. Maybe Belton High School, or Belton New Tech. I've heard of those to be very pristine schools.


Posted January 24, 2014

Great school with many opportunities. Great Pre AP, AP, and IB teachers. Many different classes to choose from; Latin, German, Sports medicine, floral design, etc. Very well run school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

This is a great school of choice for students seeking preparation for college. The AP/IB programs at the school are top notch, not to mention the only school in central Texas to offer it!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 22, 2013

Temple High - I think the high school is doing amazing!! Temple has outstanding programs IB/AP, band, and theatre are some of the best in the state. Your always going to have some issues with a large school same as in any town. Temple High and TISD has done a complete turn around and are doing GREAT things. Most complaints that I have seen on these ratings things are usually from teachers who don't like change and frankly 10-20 years ago Temple was in a bad place. Change isn't always accepted but was obviously needed (not to mention that the STATE places most of the guidelines teachers complain about the district has to follow them and make them happen like it or not) and looks like it weeded out some of the ones that were possibly holding some of the positive improvements back. All I know is Temple is a great school, with great leadership (who relates to the kids and teachers), full of extremely talented kids academically, artistically, musically and athletically you name it Temple has it and can help them succeed. Temple needed NEW, part of what was holding it back was OLD Temple . I choose for my son to go to Temple because of the positive things happening that will benefit
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

My school is all of Temple Schools. All of my family has had great experiences


Posted August 14, 2013

As a student, my real rating is 3.5. At T-high, I find myself disappointed with mainstream classes. I have problems with no specific teachers or students, but plenty mainstream kids lack discipline, which is not because of the school, but I've noticed some staff don't try to help them. There's a lot of trouble, and a lot kids that either don't get punished when they ought to, or get punished when they weren't in the wrong. I wish money and skill was put out more evenly between classes, food, equipment and what not, and the staff treated each other, students, and the school itself better. The standard of education is alright at the moment, but scores and graduation seem to be decreasing from what I've seen. I'm not unhappy with the school, I enjoy my classes, but I hope that the problems it has will be fixed.


Posted July 22, 2013

I have taught here for 20 years but I cant wait to leave. The administration and principal are very out of touch with the needs of the teachers and students. They have made it miserable to teach here. Teachers are leaving in droves and the education of the students is suffering.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 15, 2013

Great things are going on in our school proud that my kids are apart of it! Wildcat Nation
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

I graduated from Temple High School and have been teaching here very happily for almost 15 years. My children attend Temple schools. Temple is a great community and school district that offers a lot of wonderful things for all of its citizens and students! I love Temple High School, the students, and faculty!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 15, 2013

I'm glad my kids go to Temple High. The great thing about Temple is is diversity. My kids have gone to school with kids of totally different backgrounds than our's and they are richer for it. Temple offers a huge variety of classes, programs and ways for kids to get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

I've taught at Temple High for 24 years. I would not have stayed here if I didn't love it! At Temple, we offer so many programs for students to get involved in. We have academic programs such as IB, AP & dual credit for those who need challenging. We have A+ & Grand Central station for the kids who need some extra help in their classes. We also have outstanding Fine Arts programs and sports teams. I'm so proud of our students and continue to be excited to be part of a great teaching staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 15, 2013

While the high school itself is older the district has done a great job in renovations. Temple high school does provide a superior education!!


Posted May 15, 2013

Temple High School is not the place to educate your child. The district is administration heavy and ignorant of the needs of students in the classroom. Teachers are not treated well and the administration is always trying to figure out ways to take away benefits. If you are looking for a job as an assistant superintendent you are coming to the right place. If you want a good education for your child, go somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

The best high school I atended!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Of my 6 children my 4th will graduate soon. Temple High School has provided positive growth opportunities for all of them in their variety of learning styles and outside activities. I like that it is large enough to have a large variety of classes and opportunities, but we are still part of a small community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2009

It's hard to describe why THS has earned such a bad reputation as a 'Ghetto School.' Aside from the diverse hallways, Temple high has some of the more outstanding academics that I have seen in my high school career with an outstanding IB/AP pool of teachers. The problem with this school lies not in the school itself but in the school board's restrictions. Not an excellent school because the mainstream classes are not the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2008

this school is a really bad school. If i had a choice right now and transportation i would move to Belton High School. My parents are also unimpressed by the system of this high school. It would be a way better school if we had a better system and if the students were a little bit more diciplined.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2008

This school is really good . I am learing alot from this school. Thanks to all the teachers who are teaching me!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2008

The head principals are new and do not have a clue what they are doing. Both come from teacing IB classes and only care about the privileged in the community. Only the 9th grade principals seem to be in touch with the majority of the student body. Still, the principals do not enforce disciplinary actions the same and allow students to take the advantage of the situation. Moreover they do nothing to discourage repeat offenses. This leads to low teacher moral and a high teacher turn-over rate. Most teachers have alternative certification and are not well qualified for the classroom setting. However, they are helpful in leading a large number of extra-curricular activities.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 16, 2007

This is my son's first year in public school -- up to this point he was homeschooled. I had my reservations about letting him attend Temple HS, but he desperately wanted to be on the swim team. Because of the swim team, I'm glad I let my son attend THS. The academic programs are not the quality I would have hoped for, but he has been learning something. There are some very bad teachers at the high school, but the administration will work with you, if they have to.
—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.

533 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

504 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

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.

505 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

487 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

486 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

482 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

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 Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male91%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black or African American99%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education79%
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 Unacceptable".

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.

431 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
73%
Algebra II

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

519 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

574 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
62%
English I Writing

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

606 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
48%
English II Reading

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

447 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
33%
English II Writing

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

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
17%
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
34%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
21%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
97%
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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

548 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%
World History

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

441 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%
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 Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education57%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
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 Students77%
Female77%
Male76%
Black or African American72%
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education50%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Black or African American67%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students47%
Female56%
Male38%
Black or African American37%
Asian50%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education23%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)3%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students29%
Female34%
Male23%
Black or African American15%
Asian67%
Hispanic26%
Multiracial35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education0%
Not special education29%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Gifted/talented78%
Non-Gifted21%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students72%
Female78%
Male65%
Black or African American63%
Asian70%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education29%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students37%
Female42%
Male30%
Black or African American25%
Asian78%
Hispanic29%
Multiracial17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Special education14%
Not special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Gifted/talented87%
Non-Gifted32%
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 Students75%
Female80%
Male69%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education50%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted71%
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 Students73%
Female80%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted70%

World Geography

All Students66%
Female61%
Male72%
Black or African American53%
Asian83%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education47%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students61%
Female58%
Male64%
Black or African American52%
Asian89%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education33%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted57%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 35% 50%
White 35% 31%
Black 25% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Travis Science Academy
Lamar Middle School
Bonham Middle School
Read more about resources at this school
Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
  • Computer programming
  • Electrical
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Marching band
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Swimming pool
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr Robert James
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (254) 899-2926

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Project-based
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
  • Business management
  • Computer programming
  • Construction / building
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary
  • Electrical
  • Industrial / graphic design
  • Welding certification

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Water polo
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Amnesty international
  • Art club
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • JROTC
  • Marching band
  • Mu Alpha Theta
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Special olympics
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
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415 N 31st St
Temple, TX 76504
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Phone: (254) 215-7000

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