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Terrell High School

Public | 9-12 | 1026 students

 
 

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Posted April 25, 2013

Both of my kids have had success in THS. One is on an Academic scholarship to college and the other is currently at THS. It is all about wanting to be a part of "Tiger Pride" and that does not mean athletics or extracurriculars. It just means being involved in the education process. There are great programs for ALL students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

I have noticed a lot of comments were from students and from what I've learned from both my kids that attended this school..they did more sleeping than learning. The teachers do not seem to care from my experiences with this school and no they were not in any athletic programs. From what I have seen the ones that succeed are the ones that are into all the athletics and advanced classes otherwise as previously stated you are overlooked. It doesn't matter if you were born here or not it is whether you are into any extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2009

I am currently a Senior in Terrell High School. While I wouldn't call it a bad school, the students can sometimes be distracting to the learning process.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2009

Has a good Pre AP/AP program
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2009

Have better programs for students and opportunties.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2009

I am a student at Terrell High and I love it. Everyone keeps saying that unless you have money then you can't make it Terrell. The truth is, alot of the kids at Terrell don't have money. This school has problems just like any school. The greatest thing about Terrell High is the diversity. There are alot of teachers who care about the students and some that may not. Overall when I graduate, I'm truly going to miss Terrell High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 14, 2008

I enjoyed every day i spent at Terrell High School....most of the faculty was nice and i had a wonderful four years at Terrell High and if I could go back I would deffinatly go another four years! CLASS OF '08'!


Posted May 31, 2006

I am a current student at Terrell High School, and I would have to say that the previous reviews are all, in themselves, very accurate and can give you a rather unique insight to our school. THS can be a great school, if you have money or a name and if you, in some way, participate in athletic or band activities. If not, then you are very likely to be overlooked, especially if you do not qualify or wish to participate in advanced learning classes. There are a few teachers at THS whom I feel actually care for the quality of education that the children receive, and many, I believe, that care more about themselves. There are many disciplinary problems at our school, and often it seems that they care more about dress code then our education. There is a very negative stigma associated with receiving an education in Terrell High School, the students there know this, and we often refer to our experience as receiving that good ol Terrell edge-a-mu-cation . It is not impossible to become a well rounded individual here, just very unlikely.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2006

Good school with good programs
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 13, 2005

I am a Terrell High Mom, a pre-ap mom, a band mom, a volleyball mom, basketball mom, track mom, and hopefully a softball mom. and my daughter is smart, athletic, and beautiful and I've never heard any complaints, seen any notes, dtentions, referrals, or bad grades on report cards sent home. I've meet with her teachers and they e-mail me as often as needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2005

Daughters went for 1 year. Bus system failed to pick up my kids numerous times. Never had any problems beyond that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2005

I am a former student and attended the Terrell Schools from kindagarten up and I loved them. I am a white male and the diversity of the school district was one of the best experiences of my life. The people of Terrell and my fellow friends are all some of the nicest people in the county if not the metro area. I learned to write in cursive by second grade. Their AIMS program is unmatched by any school in the country. I would urge anyone that's moving to the area to attend this school and to live in the Terrell area, it is unmatched in quality and friendship. I'll have memories for a lifetime.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 18, 2004

I agree with only one of the reveiws, the one that states wealth in a plus. Also if your a home grown child you will do well, transplants don't have a chance in this school was stated well. If your not wealthy or born and bread in this area move on. Help your children by not allowing them to attend Terrell Schools at any age!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

Three of my children have graduated from Terrell High School. Two now have a college education and are very successful. The other one is attending college now and majoring in business. Our children had excellent teachers throughout their experience at Terrell. The foundation in biology at Terrell gave my daughter an advantage over many other students in her Biology Major in College. I never saw more dedicated teachers at every grade level. They all three were active in many elective areas such as band, athletics and service clubs. The goals and standards of the District are high. It is what you put into an education that determines what you receive. No school is perfect. The population is diverse, so test results can be decieving. Compare each subgroup, and we beat all of the Districts around us. To answer a previous comment, we are not related to anyone on the schoolboard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2004

This school seems to be better than when I attended, however it has far to go to reach superior status. There is still a negative stigma attached to being a graduate of Terrell High School that I have run into even as an adult.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 30, 2004

This school performs below the state average (which is low in itself) in nearly every way. A rating of 'Acceptable' is not very acceptable considering there are plenty of schools in Texas that are 'Exemplary'. The standards are quite low.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2004

This is a great school! I enjoyed the time I was there. I would recomend this school to anyone that is involved in extracurricular activities. I went back to see my old school about a week ago and the place has changed for the best. The campus was good then, but it is great now.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2003

Wealth goes far in this school. If you hae money, or a name (such as mayor's child) you have it made. If not, move to another town.
—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.

272 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

269 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

223 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

220 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

226 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

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 Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students87%
Female93%
Male82%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students95%
Female99%
Male92%
Black or African American98%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female99%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education68%
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 Unacceptable".
  • 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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%
Algebra II

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
65%
English I Writing

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

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
48%
English II Reading

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

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
n/a
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

 
 
30%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
100%
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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
67%
World History

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

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

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%
Female61%
Male62%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education36%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students94%
Female91%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students77%
Female74%
Male80%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education44%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students73%
Female71%
Male75%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education50%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students49%
Female49%
Male49%
Black or African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education29%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students38%
Female42%
Male35%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracial43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special education10%
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted34%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students65%
Female70%
Male61%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education8%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students39%
Female45%
Male35%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Special education0%
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted35%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students78%
Female74%
Male81%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education29%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted76%
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 Students56%
Female53%
Male59%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education25%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students59%
Female56%
Male61%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education10%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented86%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 37% 52%
White 34% 29%
Black 25% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
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) 5%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Terrell, TX 75160
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