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Waxahachie Global High School

Public | 9-12 | 398 students

 
 

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Posted June 11, 2013

As a former student of Global High School and alumni from Class of 2011 for high school and junior college, I was more than prepared for University level academics and expectations. I flourished and thrived at Global because the teachers are phenomenal and care about their students. Global is on its way to becoming a national flagship school for Early College High School and success in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics curricula. I often go back to my school and visit with the students and teachers, because for a lot of the graduates, Global is more than just a school it is a family and a second home. For parents and future students, this is an world class education that opens so many opportunities for its students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2013

Waxahachie Global High school is an amazing high school to learn, grow, and discover. The teachers at Global genuinely care about each student, and regularly push them to be better individuals. Global offers the chance of achieving your Associates degree at the same time you receive your high school diploma, which is a great start to begin your future. Global is a school of choice, your choice to begin your future today.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2011

Waxahachie Global High School has fantastic educators, corriculum, and the chance to complete an Associates degree at the same time as a high school dipolma.


Posted October 11, 2009

Because we are hardworking. We do work together. We are a smaller community school and we can make a difference. We are the students of Waxahachie Global High.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2009

I love my school because it is small, and the teachers will always help you. It seems like everyone cares about you, and they always want to help you:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2009

It is intresting for my child and she is getting a great education for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

We have the most attentive, hard-working teachers I've ever known.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

The kids love the school, and I love what it does for the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

We love Global High for its Great teachers and all it offers are children.And no over crowding !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

The teachers and staff are so supportive and they truely foster our student's creative talents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

WGH is a school dedicated to meeting the needs of students looking for science, math, engineering, or technology. It's also an early college high school and allows students to attend college in high school at no cost. The small classes are awesome for student self esteem!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

I love Waxahachie Global High because they are truly a 'Global' school with students attending from all parts of Ellis county. They are stepping out of the norm & discovering new ways of learning that are inspiring growth in the students & in the community! Go Wolves!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Because our grandson attends there and he is doing great in this school academically. He loves the school and we support him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Global has an eclectic population of students, complimenting each other perfectly. Shaping their learning is the Global 'dream-team' staff. It's not just the terrific teachers, but the administartion, and support staff as well. Our kids are way ahead of the curve because of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

This has been a great learning experience for my son. He is learning academics and small group social skills. The opportunities it will make are endless!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Waxahachie Global High School brings out the best in every student. Each student can and does find where they belong, whether it be Math, Engineering, Science, Art, Computer or any other subject. Each students fits in somewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2008

I go to Waxahachie Global high and it's a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2007

I am a parent of a global student, I see him engaged in his assignments, excited about attending school. and actively learning new things. The whole concept behind this school is awesome, I am gald Waxahachie was selected for this innovative and unique opportunity to bring education back into the schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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 91% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

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

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
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

Algebra I

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%
Algebra II

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

35 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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%
English I Writing

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%
English II Reading

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
38%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%
World History

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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 Students90%
Female86%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

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
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students69%
Female76%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students91%
Female96%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students19%
Female22%
Male18%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Special educationn/a
Not special education21%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted19%

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students94%
Female92%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students95%
Female87%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 29%
Hispanic 22% 52%
Black 4% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 0%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 29%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Waxahachie, TX 75165
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