The Texas Education Agency released statewide STAAR End of Course Test results last Friday, including Lake Highlands High School’s.

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According to the TEA’s Texas Assessment Research portal, LHHS’s STAAR EOC scores saw improvement in Algebra I and mixed results in both English I and English II from the spring of 2023 to the spring of 2024.

The percentage of LHHS students who met grade level standards in Algebra I and above grew from 14% in 2023 to 19% in 2024. Additionally, the percentage of students who mastered grade level Algebra I grew from 4% to 6%, while the percent of those who did not meet grade level learning standards declined from 45% to 43%. 

English testing results were varied. In English I, the percent of students who did not meet grade level expectations grew by 5%, from 34% to 39%. However, the percentage of students who met grade level learning standards and above remained at 50%, and the percentage of students who mastered grade level English I grew from 15% to 17%. 

LHHS English STAAR results by percentage meeting grade level

Did not meet Approaches and above Meets and above Masters
English I Spring 2023 34% 66% 50% 15%
English I Spring 2024 39% 61% 50% 17%
English II Spring 2023 28% 72% 57% 10%
English II Spring 2024 30% 70% 56% 11%

Source: Texas Education Agency Assessment Research Portal.

English II results were similar, with the percentage of students who did not meet grade level expectations growing from 28% to 30%. The percentage of students who met grade level  learning standards and above dropped from 57% to 56%, whereas statewide, the number of students who met grade level English II expectations grew by 4%. The percentage of LHHS students who mastered grade level English II grew from 10% to 11%. 

It is worth noting that roughly 36% and 32%, respectively, of LHHS English I and English II test takers in spring 2024 were classified as EB/EL, meaning emergent bilingual students and English learners. 

In History, results remained largely unchained. The percentage of those who met grade level expectations and above remained at 74%. The only change from 2023 was in the number of students who mastered grade level History, from 47% in 2023, to 42% in 2024. Statewide, the number of students who met grade level History expectations declined by 4%. 

In Biology, 53% of students met grade level expectations and above.