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Garza Independence High School in Austin, TX
(11-12 • Public • Alternative School)

City-data.com school rating (using weighted test average as compared to other schools in Texas) from 0 (worst) to 100 (best) is 67
Address
 1600 CHICON
Austin, TX 78702
Telephone
(512) 414-8600
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City-data.com school rating
67
Students
192
Classroom Teachers (FTE)
27.8
Free lunch eligible students
47
Reduced-price lunch
eligible students
9
School district
AUSTIN ISD
Charter school
No
Title I status
Not a Title I school
Magnet School Indicator
No
Shared Time Indicator
Missing
Adult education offered
No

Ratings

This school rating compared to other nearby schools ratings:
KEALING M S (0.4 miles):

97
BLACKSHEAR EL (0.7 miles):

79
LEE EL (1.2 miles):

72
Garza Independence High School:

67
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS EL CHARTER SCHOOL (1.2 miles):

37
MAPLEWOOD EL (1.2 miles):

26
CAMPBELL EL (0.6 miles):

22
OAK SPRINGS EL (1.0 miles):

16
AUSTIN CAN ACADEMY (0.8 miles):

5
Garza Independence High School rating compared to average state, county and city schools ratings:
Texas:

54
Travis County:

57
Austin:

57
Garza Independence High School:

67

Students & Teachers


Total enrollment:
Enrollment in 2016: 192
Enrollment in 2015: 190
Enrollment in 2014: 211
Enrollment in 2013: 242
Enrollment in 2012: 289
Enrollment in 2011: 254
Enrollment in 2010: 261
Enrollment in 2009: 290
Enrollment in 2008: 311
Enrollment in 2007: 309
Enrollment in 2006: 304
Enrollment in 2005: 305
Enrollment in 2004: 345
Enrollment in 2003: 374
Enrollment in 2002: 375
Enrollment in 2001: 358
Enrollment in 2000: 329
Enrollment in 1999: 298

Garza Independence High School - Historical enrollment


Enrollment by grade, gender and race:
(Note: Details may not add to totals. School year: 2015-2016)

GradeG11G12Total
All students75117192
Female students366399
Male students395493
Hispanic students265884
Black students7512
White students364985
Two or More Races students6511

Enrollment by grade:
11th grade enrollment: 75
12th grade enrollment: 117

Garza Independence High School - Historical enrollment by grade


Enrollment by gender:
(State average from 9,864 schools)

Female enrollment: 99 (51.6%)
Garza Independence High School:

51.6%
Texas:

49.0%
Male enrollment: 93 (48.4%)
Here:

48.4%
Texas:

50.1%

Garza Independence High School - Historical enrollment by gender


Enrollment by race/ethnicity:
(State average from 9,864 schools)

Hispanic enrollment: 84 (43.8%)
Here:

43.8%
Texas:

46.9%
Black enrollment: 12 (6.3%)
Here:

6.3%
State:

11.6%
White enrollment: 85 (44.3%)
School:

44.3%
State:

32.3%
Two or More Races enrollment: 11 (5.7%)
School:

5.7%
State:

2.1%

Garza Independence High School - Historical enrollment by race/ethnicity


Lunch Program Eligibility:
(State average from 8,545 schools)

Free/reduced-price lunch eligible students: 56 (29.2%)
Garza Independence High School:

29.2%
Texas:

61.6%
Free lunch eligible students: 47 (24.5%)
Garza Independence High School:

24.5%
State:

55.4%
Reduced-price lunch eligible students: 9 (4.7%)
School:

4.7%
State:

6.2%

Garza Independence High School - Lunch Program Eligibility


Teachers and support:
(State average from 9,601 schools)

Classroom Teachers (FTE): 27.8

Number of FTE teachers in their first year of teaching: 1
Number of FTE teachers in their second year of teaching: 1
Number of FTE school counselors: 3
Number of FTE teachers who were absent more than 10 school days during the school years: 5
Number of FTE nurses: 0.4

Student/Teacher Ratio
School:

6.9
State:

15.6

Garza Independence High School - Teachers (FTE) and pupil/teacher ratio


School Expenditures:
Salary Expenditures for Total Personnel Funded with State and Local Funds: $2,616,917
  • Full-time Equivalency Count of Teachers: 26.5 (Salary Expenditures: $1,556,263)
  • Full-time Equivalency Count of Instructional Aides: 2 (Salary Expenditures: $55,292)
  • Full-time Equivalency Count of Support Services Staff: 17 (Salary Expenditures: $780,185)
  • Full-time Equivalency Count of School Administration Staff: 2 (Salary Expenditures: $225,178)
Salary Expenditures for Non-Personnel Funded with State and Local Funds: $419,696
Salary Expenditures for Total Personnel Funded with Federal, State, and Local Funds,: $2,650,663
  • Salary Expenditures for Teachers: $1,556,263
  • Full-time Equivalency Count of Instructional Aides: 2 (Salary Expenditures: $55,292)
  • Full-time Equivalency Count of Support Services Staff: 17.9 (Salary Expenditures: $813,930)
  • Full-time Equivalency Count of School Administration Staff: 2 (Salary Expenditures: $225,178)
Salary Expenditures for Non-Personnel Funded with Federal, State, and Local Funds: $445,875

Limited English Proficiency:
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Students Enrolled in LEP Programs: 10 (male: 5, female: 5)
  • Hispanic: 10 (male: 5, female: 5)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 4 (male: 2, female: 2)

Students with disabilities:
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Students with Disabilities (IDEA): Students with intellectual disabilities; hearing impairment, including deafness; speech or language impairment; visual impairment, including blindness; serious emotional disturbance; orthopedic impairment; autism; traumatic brain injury; developmental delay; other health impairment; specific learning disability; deaf-blindness; or multiple disabilities and who, by reason thereof, receive special education and related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) according to an Individualized Education Program, Individual Family Service Plan, or service plan. The "Students with Disabilities (IDEA)" column in the survey items always refers to students with disabilities who receive special education and related services under IDEA.

Students with Disabilities (Section 504 only): Students with a disability, who receive related aids and services solely under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and not under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The "Section 504 only" column in the survey items always refers to students with disabilities who receive related aids and services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and not under IDEA.
Students with disabilities served under IDEA: 12 (male: 8, female: 4)
  • Hispanic: 4 (all male)
  • White: 8 (male: 4, female: 4)

    Students with disabilities served under Section 504

  • Hispanic16
  • Black2
  • White19
  • Multirace2
Students with disabilities served under Section 504: 39 (male: 20, female: 19)
  • Hispanic: 16 (male: 8, female: 8)
  • Black: 2 (all male)
  • White: 19 (male: 8, female: 11)
  • Two or More Races: 2 (all male)

Retention:
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(State average from 1,007 schools)

A student is retained if he or she is not promoted to the next grade prior to the beginning of the following school year. Students are not considered retained if they can proceed to the next grade because they successfully completed a summer school program or for a similar reason. At the high school level, a student who has not accumulated enough credits to be classified as being in the next grade is considered retained

    Total number of students retained in 11th grade

  • Hispanic7
  • Black2
  • White10
  • LEP2
  • 5042
Total number of students retained in 11th grade: 19 (male: 9, female: 10)
  • Hispanic: 7 (male: 2, female: 5)
  • Black: 2 (all male)
  • White: 10 (male: 5, female: 5)
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP): 2 (all male)
  • Section 504: 2 (all female)

Percent of 11th grade students retained
School:

25.3%
Texas:

14.9%

    Total number of students retained in 12th grade

  • Hispanic28
  • Black2
  • White13
  • Multirace4
  • LEP4
  • IDEA7
  • 5047
Total number of students retained in 12th grade: 47 (male: 23, female: 24)
  • Hispanic: 28 (male: 11, female: 17)
  • Black: 2 (all male)
  • White: 13 (male: 8, female: 5)
  • Two or More Races: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP): 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 7 (male: 5, female: 2)
  • Section 504: 7 (male: 2, female: 5)

Percent of 12th grade students retained
Garza Independence High School:

40.2%
Texas:

14.2%


Gifted and Talented:
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(State average from 7,254 schools)

This school has students enrolled in one or more gifted/talented programs
Gifted/talented programs are programs during regular school hours that provide special educational opportunities including accelerated promotion through grades and classes and an enriched curriculum for students who are endowed with a high degree of mental ability or who demonstrate unusual physical coordination, creativity, interest, or talent.
Gifted and Talented Student Enrollment: 13 (male: 9, female: 4)
  • Hispanic: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • White: 7 (male: 5, female: 2)
  • Two or More Races: 2 (all male)

Gifted and Talented Student Enrollment per 1,000 students
School:

67.7
Texas:

79.4

Accountability


SAT/ACT:
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(State average from 1,567 schools)

The ACT Test (ACT) is a nationally recognized assessment used to indicate college readiness.
The SAT Reasoning Test (SAT) is a curriculum-based, college readiness test that assesses the academic skills and knowledge students acquire in high school and the ability to apply that knowledge.

Garza Independence High School - ACT/SAT scores

    Average ACT composite score

  • All21.5
  • Hispanic21.8
  • White22.0
Percent of graduates taking the ACT:

10.6%
State:

41.3%
ACT composite scores above criteria:

27.3%
Texas:

21.8%
Number of graduates: <125
Number of graduates taking the ACT: <25

Average ACT composite score:

21.5
Texas:

18.9
Average ACT English score:

22.6
Texas:

17.8
Average ACT mathematics score:

20.4
Texas:

19.1
Average ACT reading score:

22.4
Texas:

19.3
Average ACT science score:

20.1
State:

19.2

    Average SAT combined score

  • All1,071
  • Hispanic961
  • White1,152
  • Multirace1,090
Percent of graduates taking the SAT:

24.0%
Texas:

45.4%
SAT combined scores above criteria:

44.0%
State:

19.5%
Number of graduates: <125
Number of graduates taking the SAT: <50

Average SAT critical reading and mathematics combined score:

1,071
State:

875
Average SAT mathematics score:

516
State:

443
Average SAT critical reading score:

555
State:

432
Average SAT writing score:

512
Texas:

415

SAT or ACT Test Participation: 29 (male: 13, female: 16)
  • Hispanic: 7 (male: 2, female: 5)
  • White: 22 (male: 11, female: 11)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 2 (all male)

Advanced Placement:
(State average from 1,179 schools)

Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) - Accountability system mandated by federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

Garza Independence High School - AP exams with scores at or above criteria

    Exams with scores at or above criteria (%)

  • All87.5
  • White100.0
  • Multirace50.0
Number of students in Grades 11 and 12: <250
Number of students taking at least one AP exam: <25
Percent of students taking at least one AP exam:

2.8%
Texas:

24.6%
Number of examinees scoring at or above 3 on at least one AP exam: <25
Examinees scoring at or above criteria on at least one AP exam:

85.7%
Texas:

39.6%

Number of AP exams:
8
Number of AP exams with scores at or above 3: 7
Percent of AP exams with scores at or above 3:

87.5%
Texas:

33.1%

Number of different AP courses provided by school: 8
Is enrollment via self-selection by students permittedfor all AP courses offered by the school?: Yes

    Students Enrolled in at least one AP Course

  • Hispanic2
  • Black2
  • White16
  • Multirace2
  • IDEA2
Students Enrolled in at least one AP Course: 22 (male: 12, female: 10)
  • Hispanic: 2 (all female)
  • Black: 2 (all male)
  • White: 16 (male: 8, female: 8)
  • Two or More Races: 2 (all male)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 2 (all male)

Student Enrollment in Advanced Placement (AP) Mathematics: 4 (all female)
  • Hispanic: 2
  • White: 2

Student Enrollment in Advanced Placement (AP) Science: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • White: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)

    Students Enrollment in Other Advanced Placement (AP) Subjects

  • Hispanic2
  • Black2
  • White16
  • Multirace2
  • IDEA2
Students Enrollment in Other Advanced Placement (AP) Subjects: 22 (male: 12, female: 10)
  • Hispanic: 2 (all female)
  • Black: 2 (all male)
  • White: 16 (male: 8, female: 8)
  • Two or More Races: 2 (all male)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 2 (all male)

Students who took one or more AP exams: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • White: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)

Percent students who received a qualifying score on one or more AP exams
School:

0.0%
Texas:

45.1%

    Students who took no AP exams

  • Hispanic2
  • Black2
  • White16
  • Multirace2
  • IDEA2
Students who took no AP exams: 22 (male: 12, female: 10)
  • Hispanic: 2 (all female)
  • Black: 2 (all male)
  • White: 16 (male: 8, female: 8)
  • Two or More Races: 2 (all male)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 2 (all male)

Health & Safety


Referrals and Arrests:
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(State average from 1,516 schools)

Referral to law enforcement is an action by which a student is reported to any law enforcement agency or official, including a school police unit, for an incident that occurs on school grounds, during school-related events, or while taking school transportation, regardless of whether official action is taken. Citations, tickets, court referrals, and school-related arrests are considered referrals to law enforcement.

School-related arrest refers to an arrest of a student for any activity conducted on school grounds, during off-campus school activities (including while taking school transportation), or due to a referral by any school official. All school-related arrests are considered referrals to law enforcement.
Students without disabilities who were referred to a law enforcement agency or official: 4 (all female)
  • Hispanic: 2
  • White: 2

Students without disabilities who were referred to a law enforcement agency or official per 1,000 students
Here:

20.8
Texas:

17.4


Chronic Student Absenteeismt:
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(State average from 7,777 schools)

A chronically absent student is a student who is absent 15 or more school days during the school year. A student is absent if he or she is not physically on school grounds and is not participating in instruction or instruction - related activities at an approved off-grounds location for at least half the school day. Each day that a student is absent for 50 percent or more of the school day should be counted. Any day that a student is absent for less than 50 percent of the school day should not be counted. The number of absences is based on the total number of school days absent. Chronically absent students include students who are absent for any reason(e.g., illness, suspension, the need to care for a family member), regardless of whether absences are excused or unexcused.

    Chronic Student Absenteeism

  • Hispanic46
  • Black7
  • White46
  • Multirace4
  • LEP7
  • IDEA10
  • 50422
Chronic Student Absenteeism: 103 (male: 41, female: 62)
  • Hispanic: 46 (male: 14, female: 32)
  • Black: 7 (male: 5, female: 2)
  • White: 46 (male: 20, female: 26)
  • Two or More Races: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP): 7 (male: 2, female: 5)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 10 (male: 5, female: 5)
  • Section 504: 22 (male: 8, female: 14)
Chronic Student Absenteeism per 1,000 students
School:

536.5
Texas:

147.9

Suspensions:
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(State average from 3,231 schools)

Out-of-school suspension
  • For students with disabilities served under IDEA : Out-of-school suspension is an instance in which a child is temporarily removed from his/her regular school for at least half a day for disciplinary purposes to another setting (e.g., home, behavior center).Out-of-school suspensions include both removals in which no individualized family service plan(IFSP) or individualized education plan(IEP) services are provided because the removal is 10 days or less as well as removals in which the child continues to receive services according to his/her IFSP or IEP.
  • For students without disabilities and students with disabilities served solely under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act : Out-of-school suspension is an instance in which a child is temporarily removed from his / her regular school for at least half a day(but less than the remainder of the school year) for disciplinary purposes to another setting(e.g., home, behavior center).Out-of-school suspensions include removals in which no educational services are provided, and removals in which educational services are provided(e.g., school-provided at home instruction or tutoring).
School days missed due to out-of-school suspension: 6 (all female)
  • White: 6

Instances of out-of-school suspension (Students without disabilities): 2

Instances of out-of-school suspension per 1,000 students (Students without disabilities)
School:

10.4
Texas:

102.7

Students without disabilities receiving only one out-of-school suspension: 2 (all female)
  • White: 2


Expulsions:
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(State average from 1,623 schools)

Expulsion with educational services refers to an action taken by the local educational agency of removing a child from his/her regular school for disciplinary purposes, and providing educational services to the child (e.g., school-provided at home instruction or tutoring; transfer to an alternative school) for the remainder of the school year (or longer) in accordance with local educational agency policy. Expulsion with educational services also includes removals resulting from violations of the Gun Free Schools Act that are modified to less than 365 days.
Students without Disabilities who received an expulsion with educational services: 2 (all female)
  • White: 2

Students without Disabilities who received an expulsion with educational services per 1,000 students
Here:

10.4
State:

32.9


Transfers:
(State average from 1,202 schools)

Transfer to an alternative school for disciplinary reasons is a subset of expulsion with educational services. An alternative school is a public elementary or secondary school that addresses the needs of students that typically cannot be met in a regular school program. The school provides nontraditional education; serves as an adjunct to a regular school; and falls outside of the categories of regular education, special education, or vocational education.
Students without disabilities transferred to an alternative school for disciplinary reasons: 2 (all female)
  • White: 2

Students without disabilities transferred to an alternative school for disciplinary reasons per 1,000 students
School:

10.4
State:

49.7

Classes & Courses


Algebra I:
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(State average from 303 schools)

Algebra I is a (college-preparatory) course that includes the study of properties and operations of the real number system; evaluating rational algebraic expressions; solving and graphing first degree equations and inequalities; translating word problems into equations; operations with and factoring of polynomials; and solving simple quadratic equations. Algebra I is a foundation course leading to higher-level mathematics courses, including Geometry and Algebra II.
Number of Algebra I classes: 9
Number of Algebra I classes taught by certified teachers: 9


    11-12th grade student enrollment in Algebra I

  • Hispanic7
  • White2
  • Multirace2
  • LEP2
11-12th grade student enrollment in Algebra I: 11 (male: 6, female: 5)
  • Hispanic: 7 (male: 2, female: 5)
  • White: 2 (all male)
  • Two or More Races: 2 (all male)
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP): 2 (all female)
Percent of 11-12th grade students who passed
School:

0.0%
State:

73.9%


Algebra II:
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Algebra II (college-preparatory) course topics typically include field properties and theorems; set theory; operations with rational and irrational expressions; factoring of rational expressions; in - depth study of linear equations and inequalities; quadratic equations; solving systems of linear and quadratic equations; graphing of constant, linear, and quadratic equations; properties of higher degree equations; and operations with rational and irrational exponents.
Number of Algebra II classes: 28
Number of Algebra II classes taught by certified teachers: 28

    Student Enrollment in Algebra II

  • Hispanic10
  • Black2
  • White25
  • Multirace4
  • IDEA4
Student Enrollment in Algebra II: 41 (male: 26, female: 15)
  • Hispanic: 10 (male: 5, female: 5)
  • Black: 2 (all male)
  • White: 25 (male: 17, female: 8)
  • Two or More Races: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 4 (male: 2, female: 2)

Calculus:
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Calculus (college-preparatory) course topics include the study of derivatives, differentiation, integration, the definite and indefinite integral, and applications of calculus.Typically, students have previously attained knowledge of precalculus topics (some combination of trigonometry, elementary functions, analytic geometry, and math analysis).
Number of Calculus classes: 1
Number of Calculus classes taught by certified teachers: 1

Student Enrollment in Calculus: 2 (all female)
  • White: 2

Geometry:
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Geometry is a (college-preparatory) course that typically includes topics such as properties of plane and solid figures; deductive methods of reasoning and use of logic; geometry as an axiomatic system including the study of postulates, theorems, and formal proofs; concepts of congruence, similarity, parallelism, perpendicularity, and proportion; and rules of angle measurement in triangles.Geometry is considered a prerequisite for Algebra II.
Number of Geometry classes: 16
Number of Geometry classes taught by certified teachers: 16

    Student Enrollment in Geometry

  • Hispanic10
  • Black2
  • White10
  • Multirace2
  • LEP2
Student Enrollment in Geometry: 24 (male: 9, female: 15)
  • Hispanic: 10 (male: 2, female: 8)
  • Black: 2 (all male)
  • White: 10 (male: 5, female: 5)
  • Two or More Races: 2 (all female)
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP): 2 (all male)

Advanced Mathematics:
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Advanced mathematics (college-preparatory) courses cover the following topics: trigonometry, trigonometry/algebra, trigonometry / analytic geometry, trigonometry / math analysis, analytic geometry, math analysis, math analysis / analytic geometry, probability and statistics, and precalculus
Number of Advanced Mathematics classes: 26
Number of Advanced Mathematics classes taught by certified teachers: 26

    Student Enrollment in Advanced Mathematics

  • Hispanic10
  • Black2
  • White13
  • LEP2
  • IDEA4
Student Enrollment in Advanced Mathematics: 25 (male: 9, female: 16)
  • Hispanic: 10 (male: 2, female: 8)
  • Black: 2 (all male)
  • White: 13 (male: 5, female: 8)
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP): 2 (all female)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 4 (male: 2, female: 2)

Biology:
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Biology (college-preparatory) courses are designed to provide information regarding the fundamental concepts of life and life processes.These courses include(but are not restricted to) such topics as cell structure and function, general plant and animal physiology, genetics, and taxonomy.
Number of Biology classes: 12
Number of Biology classes taught by certified teachers: 8

    Student Enrollment in Biology

  • Hispanic7
  • White13
  • LEP2
  • IDEA2
Student Enrollment in Biology: 20 (male: 10, female: 10)
  • Hispanic: 7 (male: 2, female: 5)
  • White: 13 (male: 8, female: 5)
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP): 2 (all male)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 2 (all male)

Chemistry:
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Chemistry (college-preparatory) courses involve studying the composition, properties, and reactions of substances. These courses typically explore such concepts as the behaviors of solids, liquids, and gases; acid / base and oxidation / reduction reactions; and atomic structure.Chemical formulas and equations and nuclear reactions are also studied.
Number of Chemistry classes: 17
Number of Chemistry classes taught by certified teachers: 3

    Student Enrollment in Chemistry

  • Hispanic13
  • Black4
  • White28
  • Multirace2
  • LEP4
  • IDEA2
Student Enrollment in Chemistry: 47 (male: 29, female: 18)
  • Hispanic: 13 (male: 8, female: 5)
  • Black: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • White: 28 (male: 17, female: 11)
  • Two or More Races: 2 (all male)
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP): 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 2 (all male)

Physics:
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Physics (college-preparatory) courses involve the study of the forces and laws of nature affecting matter, such as equilibrium, motion, momentum, and the relationships between matter and energy.The study of physics includes examination of sound, light, and magnetic and electric phenomena.
Number of Physics classes: 30
Number of Physics classes taught by certified teachers: 30

    Student Enrollment in Physics

  • Hispanic25
  • Black2
  • White22
  • Multirace4
  • IDEA4
Student Enrollment in Physics: 53 (male: 26, female: 27)
  • Hispanic: 25 (male: 8, female: 17)
  • Black: 2 (all male)
  • White: 22 (male: 14, female: 8)
  • Two or More Races: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 4 (male: 2, female: 2)

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