Discovery Middle School

6400 Westpark Dr Ste 200
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Discovery Middle School serves 319 students in grades 6-8.
Discovery Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 19% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Discovery Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

Discovery Middle School's student population of 319 students has grown by 25% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 35% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school / Charter School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students319 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

Discovery Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,999 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Discovery Middle School is 0.25, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#7593 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
86%
52%
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Black
10%
13%
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White
3%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.250.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouthwest School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Discovery Middle School is Empowerment High School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Draw Academy Upper Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Benavidez Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Houston Empowerment High School Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 356 students
    0.0 miles
    6400 Westpark Dr Ste 200
    Houston, TX 77057
    (713) 954-9528
    0 9-12 356
  • Houston Liberty High School Alternative School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 12 | 391 students
    0.0 miles
    6400 Sw Fwy Ste A
    Houston, TX 77074
    (713) 458-5555
    0 12 391
  • Houston Benavidez Elementary School Math: 32% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 981 students
    0.3 miles
    6262 Gulfton St
    Houston, TX 77081
    (713) 778-3350
    0.3 PK-5 981
  • Bryan Brazos School For Inquiry And Creativity Pinemont Alternative School
    Charter School
    Grades: PK-K | 103 students
    0.4 miles
    1102 Pinemont Ste P
    Bryan, TX 77802
    (713) 952-4300
    0.4 PK-K 103
  • Houston Draw Academy Upper Elementary School Charter School
    Math: 31% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 4-8 | 233 students
    0.6 miles
    3903 Stoney Brook Dr
    Houston, TX 77063
    (713) 706-3729
    0.6 4-8 233

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