Viola M Coleman High School

  • Viola M Coleman High School serves 166 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 11-19% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 75%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 71%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Viola M Coleman High 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

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School Overview

  • Viola M Coleman High School's student population of 166 students has grown by 22% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students166 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Viola M Coleman High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,879 schools in Texas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Viola M Coleman High School is 0.42, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank#7788 out of 7,879 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)11-19%
75%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
71%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
75%
52%
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Black
13%
13%
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White
9%
28%
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Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score0.420.41
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Graduation Rate55-59%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMidland Independent School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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I feel there are students who just learn differently than others, self-paced with minimal distractions. This type of school is "outside of the box" in my opinion. The concept of bullying is another area that is much more restricted in this type of school environment. School should not be a "social club" but a place to get an education.
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