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Robert E Lee High School

Public | 9-12 | 2561 students

 
 

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17 reviews of this school


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Posted April 8, 2013

The district is dire need of a new high school! Two is not enough to prevent overcrowding, and neither one has been updated in a decade or more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2011

I have learned that Robert E. Lee has lost it's Accreditation this year (2011) and will be an un-accredited school for the next three years. I've tried to get the local news to report on this but they do not respond. They were the last accredited public High School in Tyler. If you cannot afford several grand a month to send your child to a private school then I would not consider moving within the TISD school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

DO NOT PUT YOUR CHILD IN THIS SCHOOL. We discovered after our child graduated, they were not prepared for college. School is unorderly, and lots of miscommunication. Majority of teachers should not be teaching. Needs new Principal, and Superintendant. Possibly new Board members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2010

Absolutely worst school my daughter has ever attended!!! NOBODY at the school gives a care about the students there. Teachers don't show up at meetings and staff does not return phone calls. Horrible Horrible!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

I have a freshman currently attending and 4 older kids that have graduated from REL over the past 7 years. I do wish the safety and security of the campus was better, but there have been no unusual 'attacks' here. It's just so spread out and too many outside doors for it to be effeceintly secured. There are better teachers than others, and I would strongly suggest the Pre AP and AP classes for any student who knows how to read. The on level classes are a joke. Communication between the parents and teachers is pretty good. I have always had my emails answered within 1 day and some will even call if neccessary. As far as the athletic teams, they are all very competitive. Lee offers many ways for students to be involved, but can be a bit clickish. Parking lot traffic needs a lot of help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

Great gifted, honors, and AP program. Has work/study program as well


Posted January 22, 2008

Robert E Lee is a great school with many extracurricular activities for anyone. The band program is one of the best in east texas. Consistently earning division 1 ratings. Lee also offers a challenging AP and IB program. The teachers are great. Though there are those who aren't so great. it takes a bit of self motivation to get through. as said in other reviews, it's easy for a student to fall through the cracks.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2007

My two daughters have had some good teachers but unfortunately more bad than good. There seems to be no teacher accountability. I can say that there are a lot of extracurricular activities. However, it is very difficult for parents to get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2007

The school facility is aged, but the teachers are good and the principals are good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2006

the only way a student will 'fall through the cracks' here is if they don't find some organization to be involved in (a.k.a. they want to fall through the cracks). The same goes for academic motivation - there are plenty of things to motivate students - eligibility, college preference, scholarships, etc. Once again, if you're child is taking three classes their senior year and failing them all it's your fault, not the school's. Robert E. Lee has one of, if not the best, science programs in the state and a number of other excellent teachers. The band and tennis team are a joy to participate in and from what I can tell the same goes for all the other extracurriculars as well. All in all this is an excellent, though woefully underfunded, school and I wouldn't choose to attend anywhere else. (Note: principle just left.)
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2006

Great school for the average middle of the road student. Have been completely unsatisfied with the 504 program and the lack of proficiency of the staff in these matters. My rating is based on experience with 504 only.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2005

The school has a lot of problems, from the teachers to the admin staff. They do not have a good level of organization that caused my child to be lost in the crowd
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2005

Great school. I enjoyed going there very much.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 8, 2005

Unfortunately, this school, as so many others, is lacking in ability to supervise and the teachers' motiviation to stay on top of things. If your student is a naturally good student and doesn't need much guidance or support, they will do well in REL. However, if they are not naturally gifted and motivated on their own, you will be the one who has to figure out how to stay on top of what and what is not going on with your child and his/her academics. In my opinion, teacher apathy directly effects the quality of the academic program at REL. I am unfamiliar with the level of parent involvement on the REL Campus. Every time I found a need to communicate and/or appear on campus, it was as an individual.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2005

Robert E. Lee is a fine school. It's pretty big and diverse. There are really awsome teachers and interesting classes and classes you basically just sit there and hang out with your friends, like any other schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2005

REL provides a wonderful art and music programs. The academic programs are strong as well. They have an honor student program that will challenge even the brightest of students. Students with learning or behavior problems will not recieve the time or counseling needed, however, and should be prepared to seek outside help.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2005

I have had three children attend this high school over the last 5 years...one currently in 10th grade. The school is huge and kids easily fall through the cracks if they have not established a strong peer group prior to attending their freshman year. Overall the teachers are a mixed bag...some good some just here for the check. Administration seems to be making solid decisions that are improving the campus (safety, etc.) but I haven't seen their impact on quality education or available materials for learning. There have been several threats of violence (bombing, gun rampage, etc)though none have thankfully taken place over the last 18 months. These threats have been frightening to parents AND students, also disruptive to the learning environment. There is strong PTA influence but a few select parents remain involved. If I were to grade this school on an academic scale, I would give it a 'C'.
—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.

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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.

757 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

723 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

635 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

622 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

630 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

628 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

564 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

565 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

569 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

565 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%

Math

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%

Science

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American94%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
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.

492 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%
Algebra II

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

686 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

559 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

747 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%
English I Writing

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

813 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%
English II Reading

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

632 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

638 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
43%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
35%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

551 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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.

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

744 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%
World History

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

632 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

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 Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
Black or African American65%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education19%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted72%
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
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black or African American78%
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education39%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented99%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Black or African American76%
Asian94%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education18%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students69%
Female79%
Male60%
Black or African American55%
Asian82%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education9%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students57%
Female68%
Male46%
Black or African American44%
Asian82%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education4%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students82%
Female84%
Male79%
Black or African American68%
Asian88%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education11%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students60%
Female63%
Male56%
Black or African American40%
Asian76%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education3%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted54%
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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black or African American77%
Asian95%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education39%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted85%
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 Students40%
Female40%
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 education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant40%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted40%

World Geography

All Students76%
Female77%
Male74%
Black or African American61%
Asian100%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education19%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students77%
Female72%
Male82%
Black or African American65%
Asian100%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education22%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)21%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted73%
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 40% 29%
Hispanic 29% 52%
Black 26% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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) 3%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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411 Ese Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone: (903) 262-2641

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