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West Columbia Charter School

Charter | PK-12 | 123 students

Our school,is best known for our low teacher to student ratio, small class sizes

 
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5 stars

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Posted January 10, 2014

This school has come a long way over the past few years. Under the confident direction of the new principal you will see this school become a prominent school in the area. The small class sizes ensure that you child gets the attention they deserve, compounded by the dedicated teaching faculty. Public schools better take notice......this ones headed to the top!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2011

This school is five star. I have two daughters that attend and will not be returning to the public schools where my kids are just a number and where morals and values are a thing of the past. At this school, my children get personal attention and their needs are important, educational and otherwise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2011

I really enjoy that there are fewer kids per class and that the age limit for the children to play sports is lower then public schools. Having a state championship football team also shows that they teach the kids teamwork. The staff is very friendly most are willing to go above and beyond to help, encourage, and praise the kids.......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2011

LOVE the environment of the school the staff and students are very nice and friendly. I feel this is better than the traditional public schools. My children feel very safe here. They can relax and be at peace at school. They even open up and made new friends. My daughter has made HIGHER GRADES in MATH here which is a course she was having problems with. When it's time to get ready for school I don't even have to wake them up anymore they're so excited to go. Now they even want to eat lunch everyday at school. This was something I had to tell them to do each day eat your lunch today please.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2011

This is a wonderful school! I love the low student to teacher ratio! My children not only benefited from the excellent instruction that West Columbia Charter School offered, they were also able to participate in the athletics programs! Our Football Team won the State Championship in our Division this year, which is a testimony to the talent, discipline, and leadership abilities of both our athletes and our coaches.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

I feel this school has helped my children broden thier skills in various ways. Socially it has been compelling that they all communicate amonst eachother and this has brought out the athlete in my daughter and I rate it top notch for the way the school works to gether as a team not only on an athletic basis but as a whole
—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.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
33%
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.

9 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

9 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

9 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

6 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

5 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

5 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

6 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

6 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

8 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

8 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 94% in 2011.

8 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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 85% in 2011.

13 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

13 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2011.

13 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
10%
Social Studies

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

9 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

8 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

13 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

12 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a

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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

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

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

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

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

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
73%
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

7 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

7 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

7 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
13%
Social Studies

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
0%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
50%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%
English I Reading

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

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
42%
English I Writing

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

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
17%
English II Reading

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

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
25%
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
17%
World Geography

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

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
67%
World History

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

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

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 Students18%
Femalen/a
Male29%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Special educationn/a
Not special education20%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant18%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted18%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students18%
Femalen/a
Male29%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Special educationn/a
Not special education20%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant18%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted18%
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 Students67%
Female60%
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 education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students50%
Female40%
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 education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students50%
Female40%
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 education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted50%
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 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
Bilingualn/a

Math

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
Bilingualn/a

Science

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
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 Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female83%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students71%
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 disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
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 disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students43%
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 disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant43%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted43%
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 Students62%
Femalen/a
Male44%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students62%
Femalen/a
Male44%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students69%
Femalen/a
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Social Studies

All Students46%
Femalen/a
Male44%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted46%
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 Students70%
Female60%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

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
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students70%
Female100%
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students0%
Female0%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education0%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English0%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant0%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted0%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students44%
Female60%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students30%
Female40%
Male20%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant30%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted30%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students60%
Female83%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students30%
Female33%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education30%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant30%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted30%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

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

English III Writing

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

Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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

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 Students44%
Femalen/a
Male20%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students33%
Female20%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant33%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted33%
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 Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "AEA: Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "AEA: 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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 29%
Hispanic 18% 52%
Black 11% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 50% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 30% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 15% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 5% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Brazosport College
Texas
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 11%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 3:30 am
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MICHAEL BLACKSHIRE
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (210) 658-7820

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Business management
  • Industrial / graphic design

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
61
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
65

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Brazosport College
Texas
College preparation / awareness offered
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Community college courses
College presentations or information sessions
College prep programs/courses during the year
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 50%
4 year college - 30%
Military - 15%
Workforce - 5%
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719 West Brazos Avenue
West Columbia, TX 77486
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Phone: (210) 658-6848

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