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Venus High School

Public | 9-12 | 506 students

 

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Posted June 11, 2013

The most unprofessional staff I have ever had to deal with. What a nasty little school and school district. From the school board all the way down to first grade. Do not expect your children to get an education. You MUST stay on top of it. From the principal to the teacher they do not want to see parents (they are professionals) who know what they are doing and frankly will tell you it is none of your business. Avoid at all cost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2013

It's real easy for a teacher to get on here and blame the incompance of teachers on the lack of parental support. The truth, however, is this is one of the worst schools I have ever regretfully had my children attend and I am ecstatic about pulling them out and sending them to a much better district. There is no structure, incompetent and untrained as well as unskilled teaching staff, contribution to bad behavior from students do to lack of moral, professional behavior from staff, poor communication skills, limited teaching materials, and the list goes on. I have met few teachers in this district who honestly care about the education of their students. Instead of making improvement though, they would prefer to come to this sight and point blame at parents like a child playing the blame game. If you live in this district you would probably get farther with your child's education of you homeschooled them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2010

This rating is absolutely meaningless. You might have a few disgruntled parents, but those usually are parents who aren't involved in their children's lives anyhow. They expect the school to be a 'miracle worker' while they contribute nothing to the success of their kids. In fact, some probably couldn't tell you the names of their children's teachers or what grade their children are in. When we have open house at the high school and I have 10 parents show up (and I teach 130 students), that tells you something about parent involvement. So parents, quit complaining unless you can truthfully say you are involved in your kids' lives. You can't blame the teachers for the things you've never taught your children such as respect, follow-through, honoring commitment, and basic manners.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 2, 2008

The worst school I've seen. Drug activity, poor teachers, poor leadership. I see no desire for the school wanting to improve. They seem satisfied to be a total failure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2004

The reason we moved here was because of the school. Less violence, drugs, gang activity, etc.... no metal detecters, smaller class size, more individual attention. We do not regret our desion. Had 3 children attend. High school only.
—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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

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 Students93%
Female97%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students93%
Female92%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education67%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%
Algebra II

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

31 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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
89%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
62%
English I Writing

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
52%
English II Reading

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
39%
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
16%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
97%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%
World History

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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 Students66%
Female66%
Male66%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education14%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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 Students78%
Female74%
Male82%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students78%
Female83%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant49%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students27%
Female28%
Male25%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special education0%
Not special education28%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant27%
Gifted/talented67%
Not Gifted23%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education20%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students38%
Female49%
Male27%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special education20%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant37%
Gifted/talented69%
Not Gifted33%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students61%
Female70%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talented75%
Not Gifted60%

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 Students81%
Female77%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education33%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted78%
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 Students72%
Female68%
Male76%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education33%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students62%
Female53%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education50%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)20%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented81%
Not Gifted59%
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 47% 29%
Hispanic 45% 52%
Black 3% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 5%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MONTE PRITCHETT
Fax number
  • (972) 366-8919

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production
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Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
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Venus, TX 76084
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Phone: (972) 366-8815

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