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|Alamo Heights J H|
7607 N New Braunfels Ave
San Antonio, TX 78209-2799
Grade Range: 6-8
Full-Time Teachers: 67
Students per Teacher: 16
|Gr 7 Reading Percent Pass||93.2||344(T)/2046||8(T)/171|
|Gr 7 Math Percent Pass||90.6||652(T)/2046||21(T)/171|
|Gr 7 All Tests Percent Pass||88.5||395(T)/2046||11/171|
|Gr 8 Reading Percent Pass||96.0||304(T)/2046||9/171|
|Gr 8 Math Percent Pass||94.2||410(T)/2046||11/171|
|Gr 8 Science Percent Pass||94.4||453(T)/2046||19(T)/171|
|Gr 8 Soc Studies Percent Pass||89.3||138(T)/2046||4/171|
|Gr 8 Writing Percent Pass||92.1||500(T)/2046||19/171|
|Gr 8 All Tests Percent Pass||84.7||140/2046||3/171|
8th Grade Decline, Aug 30, 2010
|Overall Alamo Heights Junior High School seems to be on a steady decline in rankings; however, the 8th grade students seem to be significantly worst on the testing than 7th grade. Is this due to a "puberty thing" or are the 8th grade teachers just having more difficulty reaching the students. Looking at the statistics from other school districts, it seems it could be the age/puberty issue, but perhaps not quite the consistent numbers AHJS sees in the discrepancy between 7th and 8th grade success.
Is anyone else in this school district concerned about the rankings of AHJS? Our high school seems to be able to recover from a bad year here and there, but our descent to mediocrity and below for the junior school needs to be prevented.
What can be done?