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Hirschi High School

Public | 9-12 | 725 students

 

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Posted April 23, 2012

I loved this school! I had some of my best years at HHS. At this school your a name instead of an ID number. You make close relationships with your teachers and can get a lot of individual attention if you need it. Another great thing is that you have the opportunity to participate in as many extra curricular activities as you want. I was in IB classes, choir, played varsity sports, a PAL, etc. The IB experience helped me tremendously when I went to college too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2008

Hirschi is the ONLY high school in Wichita Falls I would let my children attend. I am an educator and have pretty high standards. My oldest graduated from Hirschi in 2007. He was a very bright child but didn't like paperwork. Hirschi teachers recognized his strengths and gave him opportunities to excel and grow. We were very pleased with curriculum and teachers. They are not just teaching to the test they are creating life long learners. We were very involved with band which is an excellent program. Our second child will start here this year. We wouldn't have her any where else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

Hirschi is the best kept secret in Wichita Falls. The atmosphere at Hirschi is family oriented, school spirited, and all around incredible. The building is in better shape than the other high schools in the district and the programs/extracurricular activities they offer fits just about any child's personality and personal strengths. I absolutely love Hirschi and would recommend it to any prospective student.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 4, 2007

this school was the best 4 years of my life...all the teachers were always there for me pushing me to excell and become whatever i wanted to be...I became a nurse because of the medical program in this school and all the teachers are the best...Thanks for everything!!!!!!


Posted August 28, 2007

I love the smallness of the classes...more individualized attention if and when needed...The halls are never overly overcrowded, the parking is wonderful and the staff is great!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2007

I had one son graduate from Hirschi. I also have a senior this year as well as a freshman just starting at Hirschi... I think Hirschi is a wonderful school and would not want my kids attending another school in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2006

My son is a senior at Hirschi High School. I have been very pleased with everything at Hirschi high. The IB program is wonderful. The teachers are awesome! I love the student-teacher ratio. My son's counselor is always there with good helpful information. I highly recommend Hirschi High School. B.Reed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

The highest quality of education is available for your child at HHS, if you and your student are up for the challange. The school has a dedicated staff and are available at any time for guidence.
—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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

188 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

140 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

139 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

139 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female99%
Male94%
Black or African American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%
Algebra II

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
27%
English I Reading

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

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%
English I Writing

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

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%
English II Reading

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

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
65%
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
49%
World Geography

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%
World History

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

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 Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education38%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students92%
Female97%
Male87%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education52%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students85%
Female83%
Male86%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education57%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students53%
Female62%
Male45%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education13%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students40%
Female47%
Male34%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracial57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education6%
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students62%
Female63%
Male62%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education32%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students41%
Female41%
Male40%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracial64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education4%
Not special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted39%
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 Students73%
Female69%
Male78%
Black or African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education36%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students100%
Female100%
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 disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted100%

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%
Female72%
Male68%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education31%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students49%
Female48%
Male49%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education24%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted47%
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 33% 29%
Black 30% 13%
Hispanic 29% 52%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 15%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • CHRISTY NASH
Fax number
  • (940) 235-1300

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