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Uvalde High School

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Posted September 18, 2013

This school is horrible i went to call them, about some school information regarding a yearbook. When i was on the phone they prompted with a menu and i followed the menu word for word, but when i waited the call was dropped or someone hung up. I find this very disrespectful because what if i was in a serious accident and needed my son home right away i would be screwed because of the fact that no one in the office is willing to pick up there phone.


Posted February 1, 2012

used to go to this school. it sucks. i hated this school with no passion. the rules are pointless. and they inforced the rules that didnt help kids education, and didnt help much in improving the school.


Posted April 28, 2009

This school has many serious problems particularly in the area of academic excellence and discipline. It is way behind other much smaller schools in the area. The lack of good leadership is apparent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2007

I know that Uvalde High School Is way very far behind on a whole lot of things! They need so badly to clean up that school! There are so many Talented and Willing Studentswho want to Learn! But They can't do that in Uvalde High School Due to All the bad that happens in that school! All the 'Bullies' the 'Drugs' The Gangs etc. The begining of the school year 2007-2008 I am moving my children to the Houston Area! I have read very good things about the schools over there! Good luck to all the parents here in Uvalde!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

Uvalde High School is far behind alot of the surrounding area schools as far as education goes. It seems as if the teachers have little if any administrative help.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 13, 2006

My child is a 2006 Honor graduate of UHS. True education is minimal at best. This school has a serious problem with discipline. There are a handful of decent teachers that give a wholehearted attempt at quality education, but they do not have proper administrative support.
—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.

304 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

300 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

255 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

254 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

252 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students94%
Female97%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students84%
Female88%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education75%
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 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.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
49%
Algebra II

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

176 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.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
52%
English I Writing

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

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
37%
English II Reading

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

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
36%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
27%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
86%
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.

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%
World History

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

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

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 Students39%
Female37%
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Special education13%
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English40%
Migrant45%
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students93%
Female90%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students71%
Female72%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education20%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrant60%
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students73%
Female74%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrant63%
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students46%
Female51%
Male41%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education0%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English47%
Migrant37%
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students27%
Female34%
Male20%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special education0%
Not special education29%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English28%
Migrant21%
Non-migrant28%
Gifted/talented74%
Non-Gifted23%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students62%
Female67%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education9%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrant63%
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students26%
Female28%
Male24%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special education0%
Not special education27%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrant5%
Non-migrant27%
Gifted/talented75%
Non-Gifted22%
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 Students69%
Female73%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education50%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrant72%
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted67%
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 Students67%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted60%

World Geography

All Students53%
Female51%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education9%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English54%
Migrant52%
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students45%
Female34%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education21%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrant28%
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talented82%
Non-Gifted42%
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 88% 52%
White 10% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
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 7%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • VICTOR BARON
Fax number
  • (830) 591-2960

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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