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Life School Red Oak

Charter | K-12 | 1774 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 6 ratings

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Posted May 25, 2007

Life School Red Oak at first sight would be a good school. But the over crowed class room and lack of season teachers are at its highest. I thought that this was the way to go after private school. But after two years and 27 to 30 kids in a class room later this will be my kids last year. I think that life school may be growing to fast and to many students that are bright are not being challenged. So I guess I will just have to stick with what I know best and thats paying for what I want smalller class room and more challenging work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2007

Life School is an excellent school. The principal definitely leads by example. The tally system works well and is an effective filter for those with discipline problems that would distract educational time from other students. Some teachers are young, but I would rather my child be with a teacher that is young and energetic and eager to teach my child, than a seasoned teacher that is just trying to make it to retirement. I can't say enough about this school. It may not be perfect, but it is definitely working to get there. Good job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

The majority of teachers are too young, the classrooms are too small and there are far too many children in each class. I haven't found classes this big anywhere but the Houston ISD. I do like the classroom management of the teachers, and I love that the majority of the teachers really love what they do. I wish that there were better programs for kids that need tutoring and there needs to be an improved physical education program. The administration seems unqualified at best. My kids deserve the best! We will look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2007

I am pleased with the overall quality of Life School Red Oak. I think that they should offer extracurricular activities for the younger children. I also think that the class size are to large.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2007

Life Charter is a learning institution that is in place to support or enhance what is being taught at home. We as parents should set educational standards at home. Life Charter s staff is not the friendliest nor do I receive a warm and fuzzy when I approach the principle during PTA, nevertheless Life Charter remains an exceptional place for higher education, socialization and diversification.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2007

6th grade was good, 7th grade was bad, 8th grade is so-so. Not real impressed at this point because my child received a tally for not turning in her progress reports that we received on a Thurday and had to have back in by Friday a.m. and did not know. I was not through reviewing them therefore I feel the tally is not fair, besides 8th graders should not receive such an elementary dicipline especially when she had no control over when I was ready to sign them. I also feel that this school has lowered their standard in the last 2 years. This will probably be our last year at this school because of the direction we feel the school is going.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2006

Life School is wonderful! We actually job transfered & moved to the Red Oak area in hopes of attending LSRO. After a short wait for enrollment, our children have shown tremendous growth both in knowlegge and character. The teacher/parent involvement is amazing and it is encouraging to know there is a school that cares more about the quality of students they have than the test scores they produce. Not to mention LSRO has incredible test scores to boot! A+ all the way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2006

I recommended Life School Red Oak to my daughter. I am pleased with the overall quality of this school. As a high school teacher, I tend to be very suspect in evaluating schools. Many leave much to be desired from an academic perspective. Life has our family's stamp of approval. I am astounded at comments my grand daughter has made regarding science. I've received a refresher course on the Solar System from a five year old to boot! The fact that the school makes no difference in children relative to race, creed or ethnicity is also appreciated. In my opinion, Life School Red Oak(though not perfect)is a warm and nurturing environment. It's a great start for any child. If this school keeps its current academic pace, it may well give Highland Park Unified School District a run for its money at a fraction of the cost. At this juncture, well done!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 24, 2006

I think Life School Red Oak is making great strides in education, discipline, and leadership characteristics among students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2006

This school has been a great asset to my child. The academic and extra-curricular programs are great. I love (unlike most public schools) they apply the importance of character building. My son has struggled a little in the classroom. He is the youngest in his class and is easily distracted with having 25 classmates. But, his teacher has spent much of her time working with him one on one. She has committed her time to tutoring him 2 days a week and she committed to that while he still had a B average. She saw him struggling and was concerned with him learning and wanted him to love to read. They took a field trip and 16 parents attended. The parent involvement is amazing. The staff is passionate about kids as well as educating parents to be all we need to be. Overall, this is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2006

My son has been at LSRO for three years beginning with kindergarten. The teachers and staff are wonderful, caring and talented. PTO has done a wonderful job. Parents are very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

Well, the first 2 years were great. This third year there is a decline in the dicipline system. The class sizes have grown to state maximum and are larger than most public schools. We will not be back next year as it is really no different & you spend about $350 per kid in uniforms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2006

Great school, in need of some updates, but the academic program is excellent. They are phenominal in instrumenting fun into the arts and music cirriculem. Great parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

I took my daughter out of public school because I had heard so many great things about this school, wrong! This is her second year and it's a little better but we still have some of the same issues we had last year and when you voice your concerns you get their standard response, 'WE'LL CHECK INTO THAT'. They never call you back to let you know if the issue was resolved. Some of their teachers are way too young in my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

My child has been a student since last year. Although it was only his Kindergarten year, I was thoroughly impressed at how much more advanced my child was compared to some of my freinds' children in public schools. He had a first year teacher who was absolutely awesome! Miss Denney did a great job with her class. The school's policy on mandatory parent involvement is a wonderful idea. This school is one big family. The only thing I don't agree with is that siblings aren't allowed to come with you to eat lunch with your child, nor are they to be brought to class parties or field trips. This makes it difficult for some parents to participate. Other than that, it's a wonderful school and my other two children will be attending also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2006

My daughter has gone to Life School Red Oak for two years. She is now in 2nd grade. I really like the Principal and Superintendent for this school. Their principles are well-grounded and moral.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2005

This school is wonderful. The parents are required to be involved and the kids are better for it. The school teaches the Life School principles and each month highlights a character trait. We don't worry any more about our kids safety or about what they are being exposed to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2005

Very demanding school. They do not hold the teachers to the high standards that the children and parents are held to. The kids learn that if you are in charge you are exempt from standards. I have had 2 different staff members point out this is voluntary school and if I didn't like something I should take my 2 children out, instead of expressing myself hoping they might try to improve. I am looking for a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2005

This is a great school! Loving and patient Teachers and my children are recieving a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2005

Life School Red Oak is and excellent school to send your child. I have 1 child in Kindergarten there and will be sending my other child in Two years. LSRO has a strong Parental involvement requirement. I like this because you know that the children are there because the familys want them there. LFRO does not tollerate any form of disrespect toward teachers or vulgarity to be used. They do have a corperal punishment system and a tally/detention system before mandatory dismissal. LFSO grooms our children for college. They tell the children every day that they are there to learn and get ready for college. I am so happy with the campus and the quality of education. Please give them a call and set up and appointment with Mr. Mena to see the school. You won't be sorry you did! It's worth you're time and it's a FREE PUBLIC/CHARTER school.
—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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

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 85% in 2011.

140 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

139 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

138 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

146 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
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 86% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 95% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

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

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Social Studies

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 79% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%
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 84% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 63% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%
English I Writing

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
71%
English II Reading

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%
English II Writing

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%
English III Reading

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
78%
World Geography

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%
World History

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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 Students85%
Female85%
Male84%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education50%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female71%
Male70%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education33%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
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 Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education60%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female76%
Male69%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education43%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented86%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education57%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
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 Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education100%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education56%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
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%
Male82%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female87%
Male86%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
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 Students91%
Female92%
Male89%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education33%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female92%
Male80%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracial91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education50%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female89%
Male71%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education33%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male87%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students72%
Female66%
Male80%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
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

Algebra I

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education40%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
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/talentedn/a
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education86%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students85%
Female87%
Male84%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education43%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students56%
Female67%
Male45%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education0%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talented89%
Not Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students93%
Female95%
Male90%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students73%
Female81%
Male65%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education14%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted87%

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 Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted88%
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 Students88%
Female87%
Male90%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education71%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students79%
Female71%
Male88%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted79%
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 38% 29%
Black 28% 13%
Hispanic 27% 52%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 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) 4%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 12%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Waxahachie, TX 75165
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