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Jim Ned High School

Public | 9-12 | 319 students

 
 

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Posted October 14, 2008

Jim Ned is a great school both academically and athletically. In 2008 they were the State Champions in UIL Academics and Girls Basketball, and State Runner-up in Boys Basketball. The teachers are enjoyable and all care about the students. It's a great school to go to, the atmosphere is perfect for learning. I couldn't have asked for a better school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2006

Jim Ned is a great school district just on the outskirts of Abilene.It is a very safe school system that does not allow dangerous or disruptive students to remain in the normal school setting. A young man or lady can accomplish anything they set their mind to with the education and guidance of the educators in the school district. 'Top Notch'. Probably about 90 % of all students are in involved in some extracurricular activity from state award winning UIL,Band, and Athletics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2004

My sons attended Jim Ned when young, but a family member needing help led to having to move. Especially after my children had to attend Abernathy schools for 3 years, I am grateful they are back to Jim Ned. We had lack of communication with the HS counselor last year, leading to my oldest playing off and not graduating, but that was mostly his own fault. The superintendent is one of the most dedicated I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. The HS principal is a fair and just man. The teachers are very competent and most are very dedicated to each individual student. This is one of the very best schools I have been associated with in any way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2004

My son was fortunate to get to attend Jim Ned High School. Our family had been part of another school district for 39 years, but our son was very unhappy there. He came as a freshman in high school and within a week, he felt like he belonged. He graduated a few years ago, but still has lots of friends and great memories of Jim Ned High as all of our family does now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2004

I just moved here a year ago and I already have found more friends then I had at my old school. My teachers are great. We have awesome coaches and a great sports program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2004

I have lived in Jim Ned all my life it is a really safe and good place to live. At our school we have had many good teams in sports and I hope to continue. We also have very very nice teachers I intend to stay here my whole life this place it great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2003

I have had two children go through the Jim Ned School system. One of them is now a student at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He attended Midwestern State University on the scholarships that he received. He was able to go into medical school a year early without having graduated from Midwestern. I would rank the teachers at Jim Ned as exceptional. They make it possible for students to gain a great deal of success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2003

We are fortunate that our children attended Jim Ned Schools until the end of this year (2003). Our oldest was a senior last year, and we also had a junior and a freshman in the high school. The high school is fairly new, although the commons area is not big enough to accomodate all the students for lunch, so lunch periods start early and run late. Last year, the high school counselor retired, and a wonderful teacher/counselor stepped up to fill that position. She has helped all of us understand the college admission process and done a very good job of letting our other children know what they must do to get into the schools they wish to attend. The system is fortunate to have some dedicated teachers. Jim Ned's enrollment is increasing even as other schools in the area lose students.


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.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students93%
Female90%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
70%
Algebra II

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

21 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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
67%
English I Writing

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%
English II Reading

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
76%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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 Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education50%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students81%
Female87%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education33%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students61%
Female74%
Male49%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education13%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students83%
Female88%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education29%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students65%
Female69%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education0%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%

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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

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

U.S. History

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

World Geography

All Students89%
Female88%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education43%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students68%
Female64%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education44%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not 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
White 87% 29%
Hispanic 9% 52%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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