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Valley Mills Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 350 students

 

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Posted June 23, 2014

I'm very unhappy with the past several years & the direction this school seems to be heading. Parents are no longer welcome to volunteer in the school. It's as if they're in the way. State guidelines want parent/ community involvement because it aids student learning. Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to be understood. In fact, the school has no form of PTA/ PTO etc. The last year people PAID & signed up, there was never a meeting. There used to be awards assemblies during the year to recognize personal growth & foster team spirit. This hasn't happened since Mrs Anderson left. (only the one end of school award time) The school ratings have fallen & I think these issues are at the root of the problem. I hope the school board will be aware of how this affects the students & their families.. There needs to be some changes made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2010

The best part of this school is the principal and staff. Mrs. Anderson, the principal, has done her best to improve the conditions for our children. She has helped raise the rating from recognized to exemplary. We love her and our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

After reading the older reviews it is even more apparant how much this school has improved under Mrs. Anderson's leadership. She's raised the level of respect and cooperation among the students and staff. This school has a principal to be proud of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2006

Valley Mills school district is small town school district. One would question the leadership in our district. Our kids are what matter and deserve the best education possible. What are we saying to them when we do not carefully choose the right people to be in charge of their education. As a parent, I would like to encourage other parents who care just as much about our children's education as I do, to do a little research about our school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

There have been some positive changes occuring in the elem. but the fact still remain that admin. and a few teachers seem to have a problem communicating with parents. If a complaint is brought forward it is a fact that the admin and those few teachers take it out on the children & their parents. It is a shame but it happens. The back stabbing is shameful and I've heard these comments by these individuals. All this does is hurt the children, the very ones the admin & teachers are to protect. I am sure other schools have this issue but it sure is a shame. I wish that our this individuals can be professional & deal that situations as adult's & not like a bunch a middle school students. But I can name 13 teachers on campus that are wonderful.bb
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2004

The teachers at Valley Mills work hard to teach the Valley Mills kids. However, I think they are hindered by economics constraints. The fact they the first grade class of six to seven years old only get a fifteen minute recess, no structured music class and no full time support for teachers with over 20 students is the shameful. With all the school taxes people pay in Bosque County, it seems that our school systems should be just as good or superior to the surrounding communities. I do not know enough about the system to state any legitimate corrective actions. However; I know that with a little ingenuity and common sense we can give the faculty and staff the resources to make their classrooms a place were teaching can be fun for both the teacher and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2004

The leadership at Valley Mills elementary school is extremely poor, as is most of the teaching, the teachers and principal use their power to punish the children of parents they do not like. The goal at this school is not what is best for the child, but what is best for the principal's agenda. The teacher's raved about what a wonderful student my child was all year, bright, intelligent, grades were reflective of that, then the last week of school,they sent a note stating they were going to hold my child back because they had not mastered the course work, even though they had passed all state testing. When the principal was approached the answer was that we can hold back any child we wish. On average they are holding back 10 or more kids out of most classes. Most of them for no good reason other than their own agenda
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%
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 85% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
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 82% in 2011.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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 84% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students78%
Female75%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female82%
Male60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Female91%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female100%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female87%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female90%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female84%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Female89%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education60%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
54%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
53%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
84%
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

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female69%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted76%
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

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Female63%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education20%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female69%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students39%
Female31%
Male47%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
Not special education41%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant39%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted37%
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

English Language Arts

All Students90%
Female96%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female96%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female85%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education0%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
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

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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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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Algebra II

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Chemistry

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English I Reading

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English III Reading

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Geometry

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Physics

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World Geography

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World History

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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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 29%
Hispanic 23% 52%
Black 4% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 10%N/A17%
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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P O Box 518
Valley Mills, TX 76689
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