Shepherd High School

  • Shepherd High School serves 589 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 29% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Shepherd High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.

School Overview

  • Shepherd High School's student population of 589 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students589 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Shepherd High School
Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Shepherd High 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Shepherd High School is 0.53, 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#4764 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
28%
52%
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Black
8%
13%
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White
64%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
Diversity Score0.530.64
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Graduation Rate90-94%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Shepherd High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameShepherd Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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Im a Junior at Shepherd High, in my opinion it is a great school. It has a wonderful Fine Arts Department, with great directors. The Honors program has great teachers that actually care about what they are teaching, and help the students progress greatly.
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