As your children go through high school, choosing the right school is equally important as deciding on a perfect home. High school is when students are given the tools to figure out the paths they want to pursue as adults. There are more subjects and extra-curricular activities that students can choose from. Taking on their interests and passions help to shape the critical decisions they need to make as they plan their future.
We are making this task easier for you by comparing two excellent high schools: Mansfield Frontier Stem Academy and Mansfield High School. We compiled relevant data for you to be able to make an informed decision. Both schools are under the jurisdiction of the MANSFIELD ISD.
Mansfield Frontier Stem Academy’s regular student population is 163 with a student-teacher ratio of 12.8 students/teacher ratio. The student population at Mansfield High School is 2,527 students and a student-teacher ratio of 16.9 students/teacher ratio.
Mansfield Frontier Stem Academy performed excellent to earn a State accountability rating of A (90-100) based on two domains: student achievement and school progress. Scores are scaled from 0 to 100 to align with letter grades. The school scored 97 in student achievement, 91 in school progress and closing performance gaps not applicable. It scored 97 overall in post-secondary readiness, a broad term that refers to student preparedness to undertake multiple pathways after graduation, or specifically, their preparedness for college education.
On the other hand, Mansfield High School also performed excellent to earn a State accountability rating of A. The school posted 92 in student achievement, 84 in school progress, 84 in closing performance gaps and 90 overall in post-secondary readiness.
A distinction designation acknowledges districts and campuses for outstanding achievement based on the outcomes of several performance indicators. Distinction designations are awarded for achievement in several areas and are based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics.
Mansfield Frontier Stem Academy's five out of seven distinctions are in Reading/English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and post-secondary. Mansfield High School did not earn any distinction.
Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, Whites or Caucasians comprise the biggest group at Mansfield Frontier Stem Academy. They make up for 34.36% of student population, followed by African Americans (24.54%), Hispanics (22.09%), Asians (13.50%) and Two or More Races (5.52%). There is no Native Americans student in the school.
The student population at Mansfield High School is also predominantly by Whites or Caucasians at 46.34%, followed by Hispanics (21.80%), African Americans (19.63%), Asians (7.24%), Two or More Races (4.55%) and Native Americans (0.28%).
In terms of Limited English Proficiency (LEP), a term used in the United States that refers to a person who is not fluent in the English Language, mainly because it is not their native language, Mansfield Frontier Stem Academy has 1 English Language Learners or ELLS or about 0.61% of student population. Mansfield High School has significantly more ELLs at 64 or about 2.53% of student population.
Mansfield Frontier Stem Academy’s bilingual students comprise 0.61%, gifted and talented students, 28.22%, while 1.23% are in the special education program. Mansfield High School bilingual students comprise 2.45%, gifted and talented students, 10.84%, and 8.27% are in the special education program.
Mansfield Frontier Stem Academy's 12 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of 6.6 years with individual teaching experience averaging nearly 10.7 years. Mansfield High School's 149 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of 8.1 years with individual teaching experience averaging close to 13 years.
Of its teaching staff, Mansfield Frontier Stem Academy has one teacher only serving the school for over 30 years, has one teacher only serving the school for 20-30 years, three teachers have worked for 11-20 years, two teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while three teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including three beginning teachers. Mansfield High School has two teachers serving the school for over 30 years, has 27 teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 60 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 29 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 24 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including eight beginning teachers.
In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. Mansfield Frontier Stem Academy employs seven female teachers and five male teachers. Of its teaching staff, one special education teacher is being assisted by ten teachers aides or paraprofessionals. The school also employs three staff members in the school administration department and three more working as school support staff.
On the other hand, Mansfield High School employs 80 female teachers and 68 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, 13 special education teachers are being assisted by 19 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. The school also employs five staff members in the school administration department and ten more working as school support staff.
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