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Wichita Falls High School

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Posted October 5, 2009

WFHS is a school with a rich history and proud traditions. Its students are the richest and the poorest in town, and they all work together to make their school great.


Posted February 27, 2008

This school is the worst school in Wichita Falls. The teachers don't do their job. The food is worse than jail food. It is always filthy in the hallways and classroooms. The teacher are only there for their pay.Except for Mr Hicks and Ms Hicks.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2006

Great school spirit. Your child can get from this school as much as they are willing to put into it. They offer many advanced courses. Athletics are great here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2005

Wichita Falls High School is a fantastic school. I have a son who will graduate this year and a daughter who will be an incoming freshman next year. My son has been challenged academically and excelled in this positive environment. The diversity at 'Old High' has prepared my son for the real world - there is no distinction among his peers, we have chlidren of all colors adn from every background and they are all friends welcome into each others home, from the Country Club to the Housing Authority. We like to say that 'It doesn't matter where you came from, once you walk through the doors, you are a Coyote.' The other huge positive is that a child can participate in as many activities as they desire and all are encouraged. What a great learning environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2004

We absolutely love WFHS! Our daughter and previously our son have really enjoyed school at WFHS. The teachers are excellent and the university magnet program is great. Our son was involved in Debate and the PALS organization both of which provided leadership training and self-esteem boosts. Our daughter is involved in the Big Red Band, the Jazz Band and the Orchestra and loves all of them. I would certainly recommend WFHS as a school that prepares students to deal with college and the real world.
—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.

438 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

427 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

297 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

297 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

294 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

293 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education76%
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.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%
Algebra II

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%
English I Writing

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

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
48%
English II Reading

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

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

310 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.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
98%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
21%
U.S. History

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

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
35%
World Geography

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

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%
World History

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

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
36%
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 Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education37%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education45%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students61%
Female66%
Male56%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education14%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students38%
Female44%
Male33%
Black or African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education6%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted37%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students75%
Female82%
Male65%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education24%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students49%
Female55%
Male42%
Black or African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education9%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)11%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted47%
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 Students36%
Female49%
Male22%
Black or African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special educationn/a
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Gifted/talented68%
Non-Gifted32%

Geometry

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education50%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

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

U.S. History

All Students83%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
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 Students68%
Female66%
Male71%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education19%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students62%
Female57%
Male69%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education20%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
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 47% 52%
White 35% 29%
Black 12% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 4%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 10%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • DEBBIE DIPPREY
Fax number
  • (940) 235-1302

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2149 Ave H
Wichita Falls, TX 76309
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