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Wharton High School

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Posted March 2, 2012

You can find the lowest ranked school on greatschools.org, look in the comments, and you will find someone who feels the need to be a cheerleader for the downtrodden. Fans of a failing team can yell "We're #1" all they want, but the facts speak for themselves. Just look at the ranking and the truth will be revealed. As of today Wharton High School is a dismal 3, last time I checked it was a dismal 4. The Junior High is no longer listed but it was a 2 back when the high school was a 4. You can blame who you want for the problems, but when someone comes to you asking "What can we do for Wharton?" First think, what can I do for my child! Your child doesn t have to be a scapegoat while you and your best intentions try to make the school a better place. No need to reinvent the wheel when other schools are ALREADY doing things right. Serve your children first by putting them in a well performing school, then try to help your local school, and if it gets up to par you can consider moving your child back. No need to make your child suffer for the cause, you do have other options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

mmm I think this school forgot about the no child left behind statement. If you dont learn the same as the other children it can be a real problem to get SOMEONE TO LISTEN TO YOU----Even if you have it writting so the can read it and have a folder that is passed form Jr high to High school--and have a Neuropsychological assessment and hey it has been a real problem if they need special help in learning or they spend every night doing what they should of gotten done in school Just to stay on the A B honor roll Not all children learn the same. and then if you are one of those kids Other kids just blow you off and you have no friends passing out party invite in class and telling you YOUR NOT INVITED>>>O I could go on...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

this school is full of great kids who just need someone to give a care about them , 1st lets stop complaining and do our part like talk to our kids be apart of homework time , talk with teachers ask how we can help , casue lets face it if parents did our part dress code would not be an issue at all . but as parents some of us may say i see nothing wrong with this shirt , but really it not what with the shirt it is wrong with the shirt it is not dress code . and if your job had dress code it would be no different. so they send students to sac for dress code this I blame the parents ,doesn't anyone kiss there kids goodbye anymore and see what they are wearing. there is so much more that can be said ..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2009

I think this school forgot about the no child left behind statement. If you dont learn fast enough, the child is put out. They have so many children in their school within a school program, that it is sad that know one has bothered to test these children. Are they really a problem or if they need help in learning. Not all children learn the same. Teachers are there for a paycheck, not to teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

well i beleive the school is a great school I also beleive after years there is still alot of favortiziem in the the school sports but over all it is a wonderful school.. all lot of people dont relize how good there school is untill you have gone to other states and seen the conditions that students have to learn in ... I am proud to say my children go to wharton High school i am not really for unifrom in public schools ... and as far as academics i think that the teachers are there to teach not to raise our kids and if we can not teach our kids how to behave then how are they going to teach them skills of success ... what i think needs to improve is how we work together on the same goals is the goal dress code or is it education ?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2007

Football is the be-all-and-end-all activity there, and the faculty and student body are more focused on sports rather then academics. All in all, this isn t a good school for a college-bound student.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 23, 2006

A school in transition, in a town in transition. Discipline is poor, despite a school uniform policy. Apathy is a serious problem among students, who display an extreme 'just enough to get by' attitude toward everything.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 10, 2006

As a parent and an employee of this school district the needs of improvemet are highly calling for help. The main focus is dress code and what teacher can write the most discipline referrals,instead of the focus being the children. But to ask the Superintendent this districts main focus are the children and their needs. In actuality that is not the main focus.Drugs are on a rampage and brushed under the rug because ' know one want to deal with it ' things are better left alone unless it happens to be standing smack in the middle of your face. Let's face it this school district is embarrassing and is in need of desperate help.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted September 5, 2005

This school needs a lot of work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2005

As a student at wharton high school i have experienced the school first hand. The School puts more focus on behavior modification and disipline than they do on education. They believe that it is more important for a student to sit in a small room and not talk for the entire day (SAC) because of an untucked shirt, than for the student to be in class where they can learn and listen to the teacher. THe school thinks that if you are 30 seconds late to a class more than one time a semester then you should spend antoher day in SAC wasted, not learning anything. But it isnt even as if the high disipline works, the students are rebellious and disrespectful, and the rate of students that fail because they were never allowed in class is outrages.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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 95% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female99%
Male90%
Black or African American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students82%
Female84%
Male78%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%
Algebra II

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
37%
Biology I

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
26%
English I Reading

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%
English I Writing

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
43%
English II Reading

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
69%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%
World History

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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 Students64%
Female67%
Male61%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students73%
Female84%
Male62%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students54%
Female62%
Male48%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education0%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students35%
Female42%
Male29%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Special education0%
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students79%
Female87%
Male70%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students49%
Female56%
Male43%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted44%
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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
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 Students70%
Female62%
Male76%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students66%
Female72%
Male61%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
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
Hispanic 48% 50%
Black 26% 13%
White 24% 31%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mr Steve May
Fax number
  • (979) 532-6807

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