This school is rated below average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform below average on state tests, ... More have about average college readiness measures, are making below average year-over-year academic improvement, take fewer advanced courses per student than the state average, and this school has below average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.
Academics
2/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Very concerning:

Test scores at this school fall far below the state average. This suggests that students at this school are likely not performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Test scores are important to look at because they indicate where students are performing compared to grade-level standards. Ask the school what... More it's doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and explore higher-performing schools in your area to find the best opportunities for your child to succeed.


Subject
% Proficient
Reading
53%
State avg: 73%
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Math
50%
State avg: 74%
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Writing
50%
State avg: 70%
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2/10
Student progress
This rating measures how much students at this school improved from one year to the next, compared to students with similar proficiency levels at other schools in the state.

Very concerning:

Students at this school are making far less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.

Very low progress with low test scores means students are starting at a low point and falling even farther behind their peers.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
3/10
Equity overview
Is this school offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful schools are working to close the achievement gap.

A worrisome sign:

Disadvantaged students at this school may be falling behind other students in the state, and this school may have significant achievement gaps.


Parent tip:

Look at the Race/ethnicity and Low-income sections below to see how different student groups are doing at this school. Are there big gaps?... More Start a conversation with a teacher or a fellow parent about how to interpret this information. What's the school doing to help all students succeed? How can you help?

Environment
Students
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Hispanic
84%
White
12%
Black
4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Two or more races
<1%
Asian
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
8 :1
State avg: 15 :1
Students per counselor
150 :1
State avg: 489 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
79%
State avg: 86%
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Neighborhood
P O Box 248
Amherst, TX 79312
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